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10 tech innovations to sniff out food spoilage


When you’re out of home, travelling to a different country or dinning out in some fancy restaurant in your locality; one thing you cannot trust is the safety of the food you’re served. How fresh or safe is that dish you are about to eat? You can never be sure! Spare a thought for some of these existing new gadgets and technologies that can now travel with you to help you know if the food you’re having is just safe? Read More…

Cannibuster tells how high someone is behind the wheel after smoking weed

Cannibuster marijuana detector

Until now there was no quick mean of detecting marijuana level in one’s blood stream, but an innovative device developed by two biomedical engineering Ohio graduate students is about to change that. Just like a breathalyzer that is used to detect the alcohol levels, this device takes instant saliva samples and identifies THC (active ingredient in marijuana) levels in motorists. Mariam Crow and Kathleen Stitzlein from the University of Akron have developed this device called Cannibuster which is going to be a good tool for law enforcement agencies.
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Teenager invents walking cane gadget that helps blind people stroll safely

SmartWalk walking cane

Teenagers are intuitive, and it is quite clear from the teenage inventions that we have seen in the past. Another invention is out there that proves how intelligent and concerned teenager are about problems most of ignore. Raghav Ganesh, a 13-year old student from San Jose has invented a device that helps blind people in moving safely in public places. Raghav has named this device as SmartWalk which started as a science fair project, but ended as a gadget that could be attached to any walking cane for better navigation.
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Paracyclist eyes speed record in hand-powered bicycle dubbed Handcycle

Handcycle hand powered bicycle by Plymouth University

Handcycle hand-powered bicycle developed by Plymouth University

Come September 2015 and the record for the fastest hand-powered bicycle could be broken as a team of Plymouth University experts headed by Adam Kyte, Lecturer in Mechanical and Marine Engineering Design is developing a hand-powered bicycle dubbed Handcycle to do so. For the enduring feat, experts have invited para-cyclist Liz McTernan to make this dream come possible, late this year.
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World’s first algae-based surfboard is another move towards sustainability

Algae surfboard

Surfers always have a connection with the waters they surf in, perhaps all the more reason for them to use an eco-friendly surfboard. The current breed of surfboards is made from polyurethane foam which is a petroleum-based product. Such kind of surfboards are a hazard for the environment as well as marine life in case the surfboard is submerged in the depth of water when the surfer hits a strong ocean current and loses control. Thus came into existence this algae-based surfboard co-presented by Stephen Mayfield (UC San Diego biotechnology professor).
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Steampunk PS4 gaming controller is fit for the Victorian era

Steampunk PS4 gaming controller

Doing non-stop gaming on your PlayStation 4 is fun, but of course with your controller that makes the whole session enduring. If you have done countless hours of gaming on your console and got bored of the same controller, then have a look at this steampunk PS4 controller modded by Dr. Leslie Aromo. The modded PS4 controller is inspired by The Order 1886, a single-player third-person shooter video game released for PlayStation 4 on Feburary20, 2015.
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This Iron Man laser glove can induce serious damage

Iron Man Laser Glove

When it comes to making impressive laser weapons and other DIY stuff, Patrick Priebe has no matching rivals who can provide some competition. In this edition of his laser weapons, the German DIY’er has come up with a damage inducing Iron Man Glove inspired by The Avengers: Age of Ultron movie that is absolutely cool. This dual laser firing glove is complete with light, sound and an ejecting shell to make all those simple Iron Man glove DIY’s seem lame.
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Shoe That Grows – Footwear which adapts to a growing child’s feet

Shoe That Grows

The world we live in is strange and cruel at times. We get irritated when we don’t get our favorite brand of limited edition shoes, while on the other end there are people that can’t afford to buy a pair of shoes owing to their misfortune. Kenton Lee, a 30-year old entrepreneur who worked with an orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya found out that more than 70% of kids don’t have shoes to wear, and even if they have a pair, the shoes become hard to fit after a few years of use due to growth. The telling blow was one instance where Kenton saw a small child cut her shoes from the front to accommodate for the growing fingers. This prompted the humanitarian to invent a pair of shoes that adjust to the foot size and expands or contracts if needed.
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BMW Apollo Streamliner – Futuristic bike that looks to be born on another planet

BMW Apollo Streamliner

BMW Apollo Streamliner Concept bike

Concept bikes and cars have always captured the imagination of auto makers and independent designers who envision the future on wheels. This craving leads to many interesting visualizations that bring out the best in automotive design, and sometimes leads to adaptation of the design by major automotive manufacturers. BMW Apollo Streamliner by Mehmet Doruk Erdem falls right in that category since it’s bold design invokes a mixed feeling of cruise biking on top of a futuristic machine.
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Floome breath analyzer takes care of your bad boozing days

Floome breathanalyzer

Smartphones these days can do anything you want, virtually everything with accessories and apps by your side. Vodafone Italy and 2045 Tech have partnered to make a breath analyzing accessory based on the Vortex technology used by law enforcement officials in their breath analyzers. Vodafone Floome is Europe’s first breath analyzer that measures alcohol level with an iOS, Windows or Android smartphone. It measures BAC (Body Alcohol Concentration) and then calculates the time it will take to dispose-off your BAC according to your weight, gender, height and age.
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