Sunday, January 27, 2008

Design Inc.

Want to know what the world of interior design is really like? Tune in to design inc., the show that takes you through the real elements of the interior design process — from the trials to the tribulations, to the triumphs.

Breaking the code

Frog recognized that the primary interface for the application, that which links the user with Lawson’s M3 application server, offered only limited interaction capabilities. The learning curve for frog was steep, with a huge number of codes and parameters to navigate, and an overwhelmingly comprehensive application scope.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Phone with fold-away screen launched

A Dutch company has squeezed a display the size of two business cards into a gadget no bigger than other mobile phones -- by making a screen that folds up when not in use.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Joint Venture

Robot Leg Inventors Inventions Best of the Rest 2007

Foot-ankle prostheses can be tiring to wear and produce an awkward, ungainly stride, but the PowerFoot One is the first with battery-powered springs that propel the wearer forward and create a more natural gait. Its built-in microprocessors and environmental sensors enable it to negotiate slopes, stairs and level ground with ease. Invented by Hugh Herr, a double amputee and MIT professor, the PowerFoot also recaptures the energy produced with each step.
Available Summer 2008

Venturi Eclectic charges via solar or wind power

Having transformed themselves from a low-volume sports car manufacturer to a twenty-first century "CarbonNeutral" car-maker, Venturi is showed a pair of very interesting concepts at the Paris Motor Show.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Aquaduct: Mobile Filtration Vehicle

The Aquaduct is pedal powered vehicle that transports, filters, and stores water for the developing world. A peristaltic pump attached to the pedal crank draws water from a large tank, through a carbon filter, to a smaller clean tank. The clean tank is removable and closed for contamination-free home storage and use. A clutch engages and disengages the drive belt from the pedal crank, enabling the rider to filter the water while traveling or while stationary.

Apple Introduces the world's thinnest notebook

Apple introduces the world's thinnest laptop, the MacBook Air.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Big Ideas, Better World

Popular Mechanic's third annual innovation celebration, honor eight inventors (with video from the lab) and 10 products with one IQ-packed party and three discussions for our future.