Robotic Mine-Sensing Shoes

Scientists are working on a robotic shoe that detects and avoids landmines. The shoe contains six legs that each have a metal detecting base. As the wearer...
April 28, 2006

Eye Jewelry Contact Lenses

Designer Eric Klarenbeek has created new contact lenses that are guaranteed to increase the wearer's ability to frighten small children and animals. Dubbed "Eye Jewellery" [sic], these...
April 28, 2006

WinePod Personal Winery

If brewing your own bathtub rum has given you more alcohol burns than delicious hooch, you should consider taking a more civilized approach. Enter the WinePod, a...
April 28, 2006

Appeal: Charge Batteries by Swinging a Rope

Appeal is a new battery charger concept that requires no energy source beyond the simple activity of swinging a rope. The concept charges batteries by tapping the...
April 28, 2006

Cell Phone Movie Tickets

MobilRelay, a small midwestern technology company, has developed a technology that can transform your cell phone into a movie ticket. Using an internet-enabled cell phone, customers simply...
April 27, 2006

Thought-Based Passwords

With the ever-increasing amount of technology that is trying to get inside your head comes the idea to retrieve passwords directly from your brain. The proposed system is...
April 27, 2006

Boomer: Tennis-Playing/Trash-Talking Robot

Boomer is a new tennis robot that vastly improves on the current tennis ball machines. Instead of just firing balls randomly at its opponent, Boomer has the...
April 27, 2006

Robotic Legs for the Elderly

A professor at the Waseda University in Tokyo has revealed his cure-all solution to the nation's growing elderly care problem: a pair of wobbly robotic legs. The...
April 26, 2006

Airport Robots Carry People to Flights

The New Kitakyushu Airport in Japan is experimenting with robots that carry baggage and people to and from their flights. These 'porter robots' are box-shaped machines that...
April 26, 2006

Hard Drive Speaker Modification

If your speaker system fails, why not make some new speakers out of a few spare hard drives? The linked tutorial shows you how to do just...
April 26, 2006

Shocking Arm Wrestling Kit

Do you strive to add more consequences to the embarrassment and shame that accompany your constant arm wrestling losses? If so, you might be interested in picking...
April 25, 2006

Vidstone 7" LCD Panel for Tombstones

Tombstones are about to enter the digital age, my friend. Vidstone is offering the Serenity Panel, a solar-powered 7" LCD panel that can be placed on a...
April 25, 2006

Brain Port Tongue Interface

CNN has an article about a new interface that transmits images directly to the brain through a device placed on the tongue. The interface, known as the...
April 25, 2006

Sazo GMS Tracking Device

Verify Location, a UK company that specializes in offering tracking services to the public, is now offering the Sazo GSM. About the size of a matchbox, the Sazo...
April 24, 2006

Audi's In-Car Espresso Machine

Audi has unveiled a car accessory that could make your daily arguments with moody teenage barristas a thing of the past. The WMF espresso machine is a...
April 24, 2006

Ledwrap Treats Crigler-Najjar Syndrome

Crigler-Najjar syndrome is a disorder that inhibits the breakdown of poisonous bilirubin in the body, which can lead to yellow skin and eventually be fatal. To treat...
April 24, 2006

World's Largest 3D Display

Electrical engineering students at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have created the world's largest 3D-display. The display consists of 8,000 suspended ping pong balls...
April 24, 2006