Saturday, February 26, 2011
New nanoparticle for vaccine delivery developed at MIT: "Vaccines work by exposing the body to an infectious agent in order to prime the immune system to respond quickly when it encounters the pathogen again. Some vaccines, such as the diphtheria vaccine, consist of a synthetic version of a protein or other molecule normally made by the pathogen, while others, such as the polio and smallpox vaccines, use a dead or disabled form of the virus."
Posted by steve at 5:17 PM
The Survivor – Griffin's military grade iPhone 4 case: "Put the words 'military grade' in front of just about anything, and people – especially guys – will want to buy it. Military grade Post-It Notes, military grade burritos, military grade tube socks, it's all good ... whatever the product, those two words imply that it has been designed to put up with more crap and abuse than its wimpy civilian-grade counterparts"
Posted by steve at 5:16 PM
EGO semi-submarine boat offers underwater exploring for dummies: "Most of the vehicles designed for intimate trips beneath the ocean waves, such as Uboatworx's line of personal submarines, are pretty complicated affairs, meaning you'll have to put in some study time to get a grip on the controls or rely on the services of a trained captain to get you around – which can kind of defeat the whole intimate aspect of the trip."
Posted by steve at 5:14 PM
EDAG’s best-of-both-worlds solution combines retractable hardtop and softtop elements: "While retractable hardtops have the edge on their softtop siblings by virtue of reduced road and wind noise, improved insulation and aerodynamics, they lack the typical cabriolet look. EDAG is set to show a completely new type of roof system at the Geneva Motor Show which combines the advantages of a soft top and a retractable hardtop"
Posted by steve at 5:13 PM
MINI Rocketman Concept to land at Geneva Motor Show: "With the number of MINI concept vehicles that have been rolled out in recent times, you'd be forgiven for thinking the company is overcompensating for the Mini's diminutive size."
Posted by steve at 5:12 PM