The Defender: High-tech pepper spray snaps offenders photo and sends it to police

Defender pepper spray

Pepper spray can save you from an initial attack but what a victim really wants is to see the culprit behind the bars. Here is a smart personal protection system that takes safety and prevention to the next level with everywhere security. Named The Defender, it is a high-tech pepper spray that comes with a camera installed on it which captures & forward the offenders picture to law enforcement forces or any other designated department. Besides that, it can attract attention of people through its flash light and audible alarm, not to forget the highest concentration of pepper spray to stun the attacker.
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US Army developing palm-sized surveillance and reconnaissance drone

Cargo Pocket Intelligence palm sized drone US Army

Drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles are always the choice of army where sending in troops can be fatal. Over the years drones have become one of the most advanced surveillance tools in congenial environments like in Iraq where many unmanned mission were carried out. Taking the drone development to next level, the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) has undertaken the Cargo Pocket Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance program. To be precise, this is a program that aims at developing pocket-sized aerial surveillance drone that helps soldiers in challenging war situations.
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13 year old creates DIY Google glasses for himself

DIY google glass

Google glasses have generated a lot of interest in people all around the world. However, not everyone can afford these $1500 glasses and most of us have to settle just by dreaming about them. But not Clay Haight, a 13 year old boy who has created his own version of the Google glasses. At the age of 8, his fascination towards constructing electronic objects and DIY projects started after he was presented a book by his grandfather which explained about everyday appliances.
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Cyberith Virtualizer – Virtual Reality locomotion device for FPS games

Cyberith Virtualizer augmented reality for FPS gaming

Augmented reality in gaming is constantly getting closer to the real experience of being present in the situation. For example while playing first person shooting games like Battlefield or a horror game. Virtual reality in gaming and other applications has got a new pinnacle to break as an optimal Virtual Reality locomotion device has finally broken the shackles of being in prototype stage. Cyberith Virtualizer developed by Tuncay Cakmak is up on Kickstarter platform, and if gets funded then you’ll have it in your closet come early 2015.
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Augmented reality brings more fun to rock climbing

Augmented reality wall climbing

Two researchers of Aalto University in Finland have added much more fun to the rock climbing wall by combining it with the augmented reality. Perttu Hämäläinen and his colleague Raine Kajastila have developed a system which uses a projector, a depth-sensing camera and a computer software to track the movement of rock climbers on a training wall. Besides tracking, the system offers new challenges, provide feedback and real-time suggestions also to the climber.
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StitchCAM drone will let farmers increase profits and maximize resources

SNAP Vision Technologies StitchCAM drone

The evolution in aviation industry has not been too kind to farmers. But, if SNAP Vision Technologies’ new Kictstarter campaign meets funding, farmers could soon have an affordable drone to assess their crop health, administer better irrigation and increase their crop yield. In the present scenario, farmers’ collet information about their corps’ well-being by walking in the field, or flying manned flights over their fields (which is a very costly affair). SNAP Vision Technologies personal aerial survey drone dubbed StitchCAM can be a cost effective way to help landowners and farmers increase profits and maximize resources. Read More…

Theradome helmet stimulates hair growth by shooting lasers at wearer’s scalp

Theradome headgear

Theradome, a Pleasanton, California-based firm has developed a light weight plastic helmet that shoots lasers at the wearers scalp, thereby limiting hair loss and stimulate hair growth. The Theradome headgear is creation of Tamim Hamid, a former NASA research engineer who started it back in 2008. The lasers increase blood flow to the scalp by simulating mitochondria in the follicle cells, thus producing more protein which encourages hair growth.
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Full-scale replica of Transformers made from trash automotive parts

Danilo Baletic Transformers sculptures made from trash

DIYs that embark on life-like transformers are always exciting and if these fictional characters are made from scrap material then it is even better. 22-year old Danilo Baletic from Podgorica, Montenegro believes that car scrap can be used to make eye-catching sculptures and that is exactly what inspired him to make the towering Transformer like structures that are now displayed at various locations around the city. Danilo’s work includes metal sculptures of Autobots, Decepticons and Megatron that intimidate the onlookers who are amazed by the humongous structures spanning 14m (46 feet) made by this young artist.
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Drone 3: 1/3rd scale model of the Hoverbike helicopter

Hoverbike Drone

1/3rd Hoverbike Drone

UK-based company Malloy Aeronautics that created a stir back in 2011 with its Hoverbike helicopter concept is back to amaze us again. No, it’s not about the Hoverbike as is not completed yet, but has seen many changes since then and is still under development. However, the company is offering a one-third scale drone model of the beautiful human-sized quadcopter. Built as a proof of concept for the full-sized Hoverbike prototype, the Drone 3 also has become quite popular among the masses. Therefore a crowdfunding campaign is launched by Chris Malloy on Kickstarter where backers are being offered the 1/3rd scale Hoverbike drone. Hence, the raised funds will be used to develop the actual full-sized Hoverbike.

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Hyundai 2015 Genesis: “Yes you can have blind faith on self-driving cars”

Hyundai Motors "The Empty car Convoy"

Hyundai Motors “The Empty car Convoy”

Self-driving cars have always captured our imagination and automotive manufacturers around the globe are in a close battle to make one of the most reliable self-driving car. Hyundai seem to be inching closer to that goal and with their 2015 Genesis sedan showcased at the CES 2014 show for some cool technological advancements, the picture looks promising. But, even if an automotive manufacturer manages to make the most reliable self-driving car on this planet, how will the end-user be sure of that fact?
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