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BAE unveils Striker II smart helmet with built-in night vision camera, HD display

Striker II night vision camera helmet-1

Fighter pilots over the years have seen a host of changes in their helmets. But one thing that has been a problem of this technological shift is that the night vision goggles fitted to the helmets only add to the weight on a pilot’s head. To address the issue, BAE Systems has built the Striker II – a new smart helmet integrated with night vision camera, which allows fighter pilots to see in the dark, sans extra burden on the head. Unveiled at the Farnborough Airshow, the Striker II helmet comes with a visor, which doubles as a high-definition display, permitting pilots to see all useful data (about co-ordinates and targets on the ground) in their field of vision. Read More…

NanoFlowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine sportscar that runs on salt water finally gets road legal

NanoFlowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine

NanoFlowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine made its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and the technology that it boasted-off made everyone think that it was good on paper but not good enough to make it to the productions. As opposed to that belief, the car that runs on salt water powered electrolyte flow cell power system has received approval from TUV Sud in Munich for use on public roads. This streamlined and sexy looking four seater sportscar that is based on the principle of redox flowcell developed in 1976 by NASA and American Space Program. Read More…

MIT scientists come up with robotic fingers to assist our hands

MIT Supernumerary Robotic Fingers

How about a little robotic help for performing some of everyday tasks? Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have just done that by developing a wrist-mounted device that supplements the human hand and could help with basic everyday chores. Basically, the robotic extension is just two extra fingers which can be used for grasping and thus leaving the hand to perform other duties. The device is worn around one’s wrist and the robotic fingers are positioned on either side of the user’s hand; one adjacent to the little finger and the other to the thumb.

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Monsoon buster: Sardines boots fold into themselves for easy portability [W/video]

Sardines boots by Estel Alcaraz

Monsoons are here and I don’t like this part of the year much, owing to one simple reason that it creates so much mess. One thing that gets utterly messy in the rainy season is your pair of shoes or any other footwear that you are wearing. For this very reason in the wars of 17th century the wellington boots were invented. But they are very cumbersome to carry and are ages behind in terms of portability and looks. That is why Estel Alcaraz from Barcelona has come up with Sardines rain boots, a new avatar of wellington boots that weigh just 800 grams and can be folded to one fourth of their original size.

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goTenna lets you send text messages even without cell signal

goTenna- text without signal

Going on a hiking trip and fear that you will get lost and lose any chance of communication in the dense forest? Yes, it happens quite often as many adventure seekers get lost in the woods simply because they are unable to communicate with each other due to lack of cell phone signal and no internet. goTenna is an innovative device that can come to your rescue in such situation and help you to communicate with your friends and send text messages even without a Wi-Fi or cell signal.

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Functional Lego W16 Bugatti Veyron Engine is a monster just like the real one

Lego W16 Bugatti Veyron Engine

Air powered Lego W16 Bugatti Veyron Engine

Looks like DIYer [Lego Solde] has got quite a good hand at making miniature engines from Lego that are reminiscent to the real engines. Last time around it was the Lego Toyota 4A-GE engine and now [Lego Solde] has made a thumping Lego W16 Bugatti Veyron Engine that is a benchmark in itself. This 8 liter turbo charged W16 engine has two narrow V8s with 64 valves and four camshafts with two overhead camshafts that allows the engine to be compact. And all of it made from Lego bricks!
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£9,960,000 Dodo Bassinet Solid Gold cot embraces your baby in the lap of luxury

Suommo Dodo Bassinet Solid Gold Limited Edition crib

Do you think your baby is special? A gift from god that needs the best things in the world? Then you better have look at this golden crib that will make you think otherwise. Made from 24 carat gold, the Dodo Bassinet Solid Gold Limited Edition crib is the world’s most expensive cot to embrace your special child in the lap of luxury. This special cradle weighing 188kg has an eye-popping price tag of £9,960,000 that will make your heart go numb. The cot measures 96 cm x 114 cm x 66 cm in total and is delivered worldwide with international shipping insurance.
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Custom hand-made electric guitars modeled after classic cars

Dave Gartland custom made electric guitar

It goes without saying, guitarists around the world desire custom instruments that are designed primarily to suit their style. Although, there are many custom guitar makers out there, but one name that really rules is Dave Gartland of Ali Kat from Adelaide, Australia. While, Gartland makes a large variety of customized guitars, his guitars modeled after the classic cars are by-far the most stunning. Sculpted after the classics, these guitars are really glossy, colorful and very identical to the real cars. Read More…

Surreal wooden motorcycle crafted by Russian carpenter

Wooden IL-49 Soviet motorcycle

If you though the classic IL-49 Soviet motorcycle is an eye-catcher, then I wonder what you have to say about this life-sized version of the legendary Russian motorcycle made from wood? Crafted by Yuri Hvtisishvili, a carpenter from Russia, this motorcycle is completely handmade and is surreal to watch due to its attention to detail. The idea of making a wooden motorcycle completely out of wood struck Yuri’s mind as he wanted to make something new due to the stagnation of his carpentry business. Since he saw the pictures of a similar DIY creation on the internet, he set out on making his own wooden motorcycle in the shape of his favorite ride, the IL-49.
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