innovation

Generating Power from Pavement

Researchers at Novotech, Inc. of Acton, Massachusetts and two Massachusetts universities are developing a method to channel heat from asphalt and other paving materials into usable power. In addition to the power directly generated by the asphalt, this process would ...

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Dinosaurs Storm Japan

Dinosaurs Storm Japan

Japanese company Canon Inc. is introducing a new exhibition on Augmented Reality technology that allows virtual simulation of ancient dinosaurs. Though extinct for millions of years, the dinosaurs come to life in at Makuhari Messe, an international convention complex in ...

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World’s First Space Airport

World’s First Space Airport

New Mexico has recently launched a ground breaker for their revolutionary Spaceport America. This state of the art spaceport will be the world’s first commercial airport to launch private individuals into space. The spaceport promises a new age for commercial ...

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SOBEaR – a Responsible Robot

SOBEaR – a Responsible Robot

Independent developer Joe Saavedra recently announced the completion of SOBEaR, a “responsible robot bartender.” The new gadget can hold one’s cup of liquor as well as help people learn how to hold their liquor by offering a breath sensor that ...

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Water Purifying Bottle

Water Purifying Bottle

Michael Pritchard, a British businessman from Ipswich, has invented a bottle that can purify its contents. His invention, named “Life Saver”, is a bottle installed with a mechanism capable of purifying even the dirtiest water, eliminating foul tastes and smells ...

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Talking Mirror

Talking Mirror

‘Mirror, mirror, on the wall, please go open up the door.’ Think you have seen it all? How about a mirror with a talking avatar that pops-up to notify you each time something happens around the house? When a delivery ...

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Dust Mate – Cleaning Shoes

Dust Mate – Cleaning Shoes

The dust mate concept shoes were designed for the Electrolux Design Lab 2005 Award. These shoes clean on the move sucking dirt into special compartments as you walk around the home. Although this might sound like an appealing concept, people ...

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2006 in Technology

In 2006, we covered numerous innovative technologies ranging from true 3D displays to robotic flying insects. We covered success stories, such as the Israeli ramjet rocket built by students and embarrassing moments such as Honda’s ASIMO robot’s fall in a ...

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Optigami Collapsible Eyeglasses

Optigami Collapsible Eyeglasses

Optigami Collapsible Eyeglasses – a self-encasing system that, when folded, creates its own case, offering full protection for the lenses, and is easily carried and stored due to its ultra-slim profile. Using an integrated eyeglass and case system that is ...

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