Author: Madan

Researchers create 3D-printed heart-valve that mimics and works like real one

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Using a multi-material 3D-printer, researchers at the Georgia Tech manufacturing Institute claims to have gained a breakthrough in creating exact, functional replica of human-heart valves. The 3D-printed valve accurately mimics physiological properties of the tissue. It behaves like the original valve and can prove to be a milestone in treatment of aortic stenosis – a condition in which the valves in the left side of the hear narrow, restricting blood flow and trigger a heart failure. Elderly people are more vulnerable to development of this condition. Read More…

Quadrofoil Q2S Limited Edition – A $30,000 personal e-watercraft that glides over water

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A two-seater electric water-craft called Quadrofoil Q2S Limited Edition has appeared with a heavy price tag of $30,000. Quadrofoil claims to have used highly advance naval technology and C-shape hydrofoils to let you glide over water surface at a maximum speed of 25 km/h. The craft is designed in accordance with the natural flow of water to provide optimum stability, control, and efficiency.  The concept of using hydrofoils isn’t new, but its implementation in Qaudrofoil is appreciable.
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Giroptic iQ will turn your iPhone and iPad into 360-degree VR cam for €250

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Another 360-degree-camera will arrive in consumer market in January 2017 that is offering to turn iPhone and iPad into VR device. Giroptic, a San Francisco-based company has unveiled a small 360-degree camera that provides VR-ready media that can be instantly shared on social media platforms. The camera is of the size of a ping-pong ball and connects to iOS devices through lighting port. The cam offers photos and video recording at a resolution of 4K, which is higher than other competitors in market. Read More…

Xiaomi to launch Mijia – $298 portable e-scooter for personal mobility

Xiaomi Mijia e-scooter 7On December 15, 2016, Xiaomi will launch its 12.5 Kg electric-scooter in consumer market for selling price of 1999 yuan ($290). The objective of this portable e-scooter is to offer short-distance indoor-outdoor mobility like the Segway One S1 or single-wheel mobility concepts.  However,  Mijia is slimmer, lighter, and minimal in design.  Mijia claims to offer 25 km/h speed with a range of 25 kms on single charge. The juice comes from included 280Wh LG 1850 lithium battery that runs 500 W motor. Read More…

Segway One S1– Self-balancing, single-wheel ride to be unveiled at CES 2017

Segway One S1Segway Inc. is well known as a leading provider of electric personal transportation. The company had begun with its quest to deliver new generation personal mobility devices in 2001 and now it has penetrated into various markets including law-enforcement. In November, Segaway in collaboration with Ninebot had announced the One S1- a single-wheel mobility device for pre-sale exclusively on Amazon for $749.
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3D Runner – Adidas offering limited edition 3D-printed sneakers for $333

adidas3d printed sneakersAdidas has announced its first-ever 3D-printed sneakers for commercial market for a price of $333.  Only limited editions will be produced. The reservations are open from Dec 13 and the sneakers can be picked up from the Adidas NYC store.  The company claims that these sneakers are the beginning of the revolution in customized shoe manufacturing.  Although, current version is little expensive, the future looks brighter for customized 3D-printed sneakers. The shoe we are talking about is being called 3D Runner, which is an engineered 3D web structure.  The high force areas are denser as compared to low force areas.  It helps in enhancing performance of the wearer, claims the company. Read More…

Occipital Bridge rolls out next-gen iPhone-run mixed-reality VR headset

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The developer of the Occipital Structure Sensor, an iPad and iPhone add-on that uses infrared to scan objects and gauge distances, has now come up with the Occipital Bridge- a VR accessory for iPhone users. Rather, it will make Augmented Reality accessible to iOS users.  The headset is being claimed more powerful than other available phone-VR headsets.  The Bridge features positional-tracking capabilities that is absent in other similar head-sets.  The Bridge is a hint at upcoming future where phone-run VR headsets would be going through a revolution. Read More…

Disabled Russian man invents self-propelled scuba-wheelchair

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Artist Sue Austine is known as the first man to create an underwater-wheelchair for disabled and had displayed what could be achieved with it. However, it was an expensive scuba-diving piece of hardware that was beyond common man’s reach. However, now, Igor Skikevich, a 51-years-old disabled Russian man, claims to have invented Submarine-Wheelchair – an affordable scuba-diving wheelchair.  He is seen giving a demonstration in a video.  Igor is seen doing all kind of underwater stunts and movements to show how flexible the ride is. The wheelchair features two propellers attached to rear of it. A strap is attached to the chair to keep the diver in place. Read More…

The 2018 Tesla Model 3 to feature 250 miles range with minimal interiors: Report

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The 2018 Tesla Model 3 electric car announced by the CEO Ellen Musk in March this year is being speculated to be the best EV available currently in consumer market.  Now, some reports are suggesting that Model 3 would feature upgraded lithion-ion battery pack that can extend its range upto over 250 miles in a single charge.  In March, however, the announced specs had claimed the range to be somewhere around 215 miles.  Also, the 17-inch portrait touch-screen is replaced by a new 15-inch landscape touch-screen, as per the reports. The car can accommodate five passengers and can attain a speed of 0-60 miles per hour in less than six seconds.  The charging time is likely to be the same as that for Tesla Model X and S – between 2-4 hours. Read More…

Jetovator and Devin Super Tramp recreate Star Wars speeder-bikes scene for real

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Jetovator,  a company that manufactures water-jet-skies, along with YouTube celeb Devin Super Tramp re-created the speeder-bike chase scene from the Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in real-life. The skies were heavily modified to give them appearance of the bikes featured in the movie.  The crew also tweaked some dirt-bike helmets for the pilots. Instead of jungle, the scene was shot over a water body. The team added special effects.   Everything worked perfectly. You should definitely watch the results in the following video: Read More…