Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Silver-coated paper could be used for emergency water purification: "Silver is well-known for its antibacterial qualities, which has led to the use of silver nanoparticles in devices such as an experimental water filtration system developed by Stanford University."
Posted by steve at 11:33 AM
Shadow Ebike: the world’s first wireless electric bike: "Got a problem with the various gear and brake cables winding their way around your bike frame? If you're riding a standard pedal-powered bike, the answer is probably 'no.'"
Posted by steve at 11:32 AM
Bag + seat = Walkin Bag: "Holidaying to far-off destinations generally involves traveling to an airport at some unfortunate hour of an otherwise snooze-filled morning. After sorting out the check-in and passing through the increasingly invasive security checks, you're understandably tired and in desperate need of a sit-down. With the WalkinBag, finding an empty seat in an overcrowded departure lounge is one thing you don't need to worry about – this luggage includes its own seat."
Posted by steve at 11:29 AM
New system offers more accurate blood pressure measurements: "Traditionally, blood pressure is measured using the familiar inflatable cuff and stethoscope on the upper arm. While this method has sufficed for over a century, some people maintain that it is inaccurate – blood pressure in the arm is reportedly higher than at the heart, and not by a consistent, easily compensated-for amount."
Posted by steve at 11:27 AM
'Super skin' powered by stretchable solar cells: "Last September we covered a story about a pressure-sensitive artificial skin developed at Stanford University that is so sensitive it can 'feel' the weight of a butterfly. As part of a goal to create what she calls 'super skin,' Stanford researcher Zhenan Bao is now giving the artificial skin the ability to detect chemical and biological molecules"
Posted by steve at 11:09 AM