Friday, April 29, 2011
How To Build The World's Best Paper Airplanes: "Show them you still have all the skills by helping the kids make these beauties. Learn how to make 12 great designs for the world's best paper planes and make them fly faster and longer."
Posted by steve at 11:38 AM
Nintendo confirms Wii 2 unveiling in June for 2012 launch: "Nintendo will show a playable model of the next-generation Wii gaming console at E3 Expo in June. The company confirmed the reveal date in a short statement earlier today and although there's still no official word on exactly what the successor to the Wii (said to be codenamed 'Project Cafe') holds in store, the rumors are gaining momentum."
Posted by steve at 10:11 AM
Sony announces two Android 3.0 tablets: "Sony has announced its intention to crash into the tablet PC market with two devices set for release later this year. Codenamed S1 and S2, both models will support WiFi and WAN (3G/4G) connections and run on the tablet-oriented Android 3.0 OS."
Posted by steve at 10:10 AM
Supple - the wheel chair becomes the sphere-chair: "Despite not becoming the personal transport revolution that it was designed to be, the Segway has provided a wealth of design fodder for numerous self-balancing concepts, prototypes and production single occupancy vehicles."
Posted by steve at 10:09 AM
New polymers self-heal scratches in UV light: "Nobody likes scratches in their car's finish. That's part of the reason why over the years, a number of research facilities have tried to develop self-healing paint. These efforts have resulted in products containing things such as microcapsules that burst open when scratched, elastic resins, and even a chemical derived from the exoskeletons of crustaceans"
Posted by steve at 10:08 AM
Laser igniters could spell the end for the humble spark plug: "Internal combustion engines are likely to remain in widespread use for some time yet, but it's possible that we may be bidding adieu to that most iconic of engine parts, the spark plug. Researchers from Japan's National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) are creating laser igniters that could one day replace spark plugs in automobile engines."
Posted by steve at 10:06 AM