Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The US$47 113dB Sonic Boom Skull alarm clock with bed shaker: "To many people, it seems almost inconceivable that you can sleep through the aural brutality of an alarm clock, yet a small percentage of us can indeed, mask out all but the loudest of sounds without batting an eyelid."
Posted by steve at 11:21 AM
Mercedes Benz E63 AMG – refined brutality: "More power. Less fuel. That's the bare bones of the latest V8 equipped Mercedes AMG performance model – the E 63 AMG. The car's 5.5 liter biturbo V8 gives it a peak output of 386 kW (525 hp) and torque of 700 Nm – add on the optional AMG Performance package and it jumps to 410 kW (557 hp) and 800 Nm."
Posted by steve at 11:19 AM
Music with the Mind: The Brain-Computer-Music-Interface: "Imagine a Wii that lets you play a musical instrument with your brain without touching strings or a keyboard."
Posted by steve at 11:18 AM
Modified virus used to significantly boost solar cell efficiency: "Last year, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced that they had successfully used carbon nanotubes for 'funneling' and concentrating electrons in photovoltaic cells – this meant that smaller solar cells created using the nanotubes could produce as much or more electricity than larger conventional cells"
Posted by steve at 11:17 AM
Researchers develop low-cost stroke rehabilitation glove: "When the use of a hand is lost due to a stroke, it's important to get that paralyzed hand moving again – this allows the brain and the body to 'relearn' how to use it."
Posted by steve at 11:16 AM