Author: Gaurav

OvRcharge wireless charger levitates your smartphone in mid-air

OvRcharge levitating wireless charger

Wireless chargers have been around for quite some time now, and there’s nothing special when a new one rises over the horizon. But things are different when a wireless charger levitates you phone in the air. Now, that’s a cool wireless charger to own, don’t you think so? But, there is a downside to the OvRcharge wireless charger too. That being, it charges your phone very slowly while in levitating mode. If you are ready to bear with that hassle, you’ll have a cool looking phone that levitates in mid-air. And mind you, the base can even levitate a light-weight tablet.
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Smart Tactile Paving – Traffic lights for smartphone addicts

Smart Tactile Paving

Using smartphones while walking on crowded city streets is not a good idea. All of us know it, but still risk using our phones while crossing streets. Games like Pokemon Go have increased the risk quotient even more in the recent months. To counter this risk-taking instinct of smartphone addicted people, an Australian firm has come-up with the idea of Smart Tactile Paving concept. The idea is to provide red lights in peripheral vision of people using smartphone for texting, gaming, social-networking or any other activity.
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Pollution detecting shirt changes pattern but it’s too expensive

Aerochromics pollution detection shirt_1

Air pollution is a major concern for communities across the world, and people are coming up with unique ways to detect it. In the past we have seen pigeons fitted with modern tech hardware, wearable air purifiers and smart lamp posts which all keep a check on pollution levels. On the same lines Nikolas Bentel, a designer from New York has a very niche take on how to detect air pollution. He has designed a range of shirts dubbed Aerochromics which are capable of detecting pollution, and showing it by changing pattern on the shirt itself.
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Pets can see Pokemons and there’s enough photographic evidence!

Pokemon Go and Pets

Pokemon Go has broken all records on the meter for game induced madness, and people are doing over the top things to prove it. Some have quit jobs to be professional Pokemon catchers while others are idiotic enough to play it on the expressway and stop the car midway to cause multiple crashes. Some are even buying specially tailored 3D printed cases to make it easy to catch a Pokemon. Any which way the game is assimilating huge popularity in U.S. and other regions of the world.
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Teenager develops world’s fastest consumer drone

Teal Drone

The world’s fastest drone is just around the corner, and no it’s not a DJI drone. 18-year-old George Matus, who has always been fascinated by flying things is one step closer to releasing his production version of an intelligent drone. He has launched Teal, a drone for beginners which is claimed to be smarter than any drone currently available in the market. And it is twice as fast as the DJI Phantom 4 drone. Teal has a top speed of 85 mph, and it can be deemed as the sportscar of drone world. Just like any other drone, it has standard functions like barrel-rolling, flipping, camera stabilization and recording in 4K quality.
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‘Purps’ the penguin gets 3D printed boot for her injured foot

Purps penguin gets 3D printed foot

Penguins are lovable and they just make a place in everyone’s heart for their cuteness. An endangered African penguin named Yellow Purple (a.k.a Purps) damaged her ankle flexor tendon after a fight with another penguin about five years ago, leaving the poor bird unable to walk properly. Although veterinarians at Mystic Aquarium created a boot for Purps using moldable plastic, but it was a bit cumbersome and uncomfortable for the 23-year-old birdie. So, the aquarium staff got in touch with Mystic Middle School and technical experts from 3D Systems partner ACT Group decided to give Purps a better solution.
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Real-life Iron Man lifts off the ground in his homemade rocket propellers

Iron Man Rocket Propellers

We have following really cool Iron Man-themed stuff all this while. Some have been Iron Man Costumes while others have been arc reactors or similar stuff. But, no one ever thought of actually taking off like Iron Man powered by rockets producing 50 pounds of thrust. This DIY attempt almost fulfills that dream. The reason I say almost, because it would have landed him in trouble for legal reasons. And these responsible DIY’ers didn’t want to tinker with the law and took a detour. Iron Man won’t take on the law, would he?
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Teen invents tongue-controlled mouse for the physically challenged

Tongue Interface Communication Device TiC

People with disability have a tough time completing even the most basic tasks, making life an everyday struggle. In today’s time where surfing the internet can be attributed as a very major task, a teen has brought ray of hope for the unfortunate physically challenged. 17-year old Emma Mogus from Oakville has created a mouthguard-like device which acts as a mouse for desktop/laptop input. She calls it a Tongue-Interface-Communication (TiC) device, and it has five buttons which correspond to five different mouse inputs. Interestingly, the mouthguard works like a regular mouse with a bit of computer programming.
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GM develops RoboGlove exoskeleton for its factory workers

General Motors Robo Glove

For workers who have to spend long hours in the factory working with tools that require strength in hand, now there is good news on the horizon. Automotive giants General Motors and medical technology experts Bioservo have joined hands to develop an exoskeleton power glove which will help workers in factories with the task at hand. Called as RoboGlove, this sensor loaded glove will provide superhuman like strength and dexterity to the workers. That will mean considerably less aching in hands after a day’s job.
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“FAST”- World’s largest radio telescope is finally complete!

FAST radio telescope_4

We’ve been following “FAST”, the world’s largest radio telescope currently being installed in China and now there is some good news. The final piece of this telescope located in southwest of China’s Guizhou Province has been installed, which means it is complete now after five years of hard work. This telescope having 500-meter wide aperture is the size of 30 football fields and has 4,450 individual panels. Interestingly, the humongous telescope is all set to start operations in September this year. It cost the builders almost $180 million in total so far and now the telescope is going into its next stage of trials.
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