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An affordable full-size cardboard Jet Fighter Cockpit from Dogfight Boss

cardboard Jet Fighter cockpit by Dogfight Boss

Most of us would love to own a personal home cockpit for playing flying simulators and games at home. However, the high-cost doesn’t allow us to do that. But now here is a golden opportunity for you to own a full scale cardboard Jet Fighter cockpit by Dogfight Boss. Founded by Lukas Homola, it offers low-cost and durable simulator suitable cockpit for all you gamers and flying enthusiasts out there. Made out of corrugated cardboard, the cockpit shape is based on three US fighters, mainly the F-22. High resolution textures are created by taking photos of the cockpits of vintage planes from a local museum.
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Researchers develop app that detects jaundice in newborns with a click

BiliCam app detects jaundice in newborns

Newborn babies are prone to jaundice. In order to let medics and parents detect jaundice in infants real early, researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle have developed a mobile app, which helps diagnose jaundice in babies by clicking a picture. Called the BiliCam, the app uses smartphone camera, flash and a business card-sized color calibration card to provide information about the infant’s bilirubin levels. Read More…

Google is developing a system of drones to deliver goods

Google Project Wing drone

Amazon and Domino’s Pizza Inc. have already invested in the development of delivery drones to provide goods to their online customers. Adding to the competition, Google is also building a fleet of drones that will deliver goods to the people much faster. Named Project Wing, the idea behind the delivery drones comes from the house of Google’s “X” lab. A team led by Nick Roy, a MIT aeronautics professor has been working on this project for two years. However, the company believes it would take years to develop a fleet of fully-functional flying drones that could achieve multiple deliveries per day.
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Disney planning to use drones for innovative aerial advertisements

Disney drone patent

Disney theme park would soon be swapping traditional display techniques of puppets and fireworks with drones carrying flying displays, projection screens and animated 3D puppets. According to a patent filed by Disney, it would be exploring possibilities of flying robots as new form of advertising to attract customers to its theme parks. Read More…

3-D printed bump keys can pick almost any lock

3D printable bump keys by Jos Weyers & Christian Holler

The duo of security consultants Jos Weyers and Christian Holler have developed an ingenious trick to 3-D print a bump key that can open high-security locks in seconds and that too without looking at the original key for the lock. The engineers can 3-D print a key from a slice of plastic or metal to open millions of locks. Just by inserting the key into the lock and few sharp bump with a hammer on its head will do the trick.
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The Calming Stone provides relief from panic attacks and anxiety

The Calming Stone by Ramon Telfer

Are you looking for a solution besides meditation to control your negative emotions and calm you nerves? Well, here is something interesting for you. Wellington-based designer Ramon Telfer have created an innovative hand-held device for those who experience panic attacks and anxiety. Named The Calming Stone, the smooth pebble-shaped device offers multiple techniques to provide relief during anxiety episodes or panic attacks to the user anywhere, anytime. Working with anxiety psychologists, Telfer developed the Calming Stone based on the techniques that he had learnt to manage his own panic attacks.
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Intel introduces the world’s smallest standalone 3G modem

Intel XMM6255 modem

Intel have introduced their new XMM6255 modem which according to their claims is the world’s smallest standalone 3G modem. At about 300 mm^2 in size, the modem aims to provide a wireless solution for infinite number of smart and connected devices of the future. Considering its small size, the XMM 6255 modem will be perfect for networked sensors and internet connected devices such as wearables, security devices and industrial equipment. Based on Intel’s unique new Intel Power Transceiver technology, XMM 6255 comes with SMARTI UE2p transceiver. It is company’s first design to combine transmit and receive functionality on a single chip with a fully integrated power amplifier and power management.
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Cornell University researchers are turning smartphones into health machines

smartphones into diagnostic tools

Smartphones are about to become smarter. With lab-on-chip technology on board, your smartphone will soon be serving as a diagnostic device for you. A multidisciplinary group of Cornell University researchers has been awarded a five-year, $3 million grant who are developing an m-Health device by the National Science Foundation. The device will look into healthcare issues and the development of new treatments for stress and nutritional deficiencies. All of this information will be provided to the user right in the palm of his hand. The smartphones integrated with lab-on-a-chip technology will act as a monitoring machine and will be able to test blood and saliva.
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Students invent nail polish that changes color on detecting date rape drugs

Students invent Nail polish to detect date rape drug

Date rape drugs are used to make sexual assaults easy. And there is very little women can do to safe guard themselves against it. To help empower women to protect themselves from the heinous crime, a team of college students have invented a nail polish which changes color to detect any commonly used date rape drug in their drink. It is certainly not a solution to the problem, but it surely is a precautionary way to help women safeguard themselves against this silently persuasive crime. Read More…

Pininfarina Sky Drone is the Ferrari of quadcopter arena

Pininfarina Sky Drone

Pininfarina, Italian car design firm and coachbuilder in Cambiano, Italy has taken upon itself to design world’s most advanced drone that will take everyone by surprise. Actually you can it the Ferrari of the UAV world with stylish looks, aerodynamic designing and performance that is among the best so far. Since the Pininfarina Sky Drone is designed keeping in mind the airflow mechanism at height from the ground, it considerably lowers the chances of this drone getting unstable due to convection of hot and cold air.

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