Looks like you have to be a rocket scientist to make the perfect Christmas sweater. This NASA engineer quit rocket science to devote his time entirely to the development of “hi-tech” sweaters. Check them out here:
Chances are, if you’ve seen the movie Gravity, you might be a little scared of the idea of a satellite built by high schoolers buzzing around Earth’s orbit. But, get over it because it happened. The students of teacher Adam Kemp at Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria Virginia launched the TJ3Sat on Tuesday, November 19th 2013.
The TJ3Sat is what’s called a Cubesat. A cube-shaped satellite measuring about 4 inches to a side and weighing about 2 pounds. It’s the first spacecraft in orbit launched by high school students.
Find out more about the TJ3Sat’s mission here: http://www.tjhsst.edu/students/activities/tj3sat/
The car pictured above is 4 times lighter than a Corvette. It’s called the Edison2, and it takes a rather unique approach to the challenge of creating a vehicle that can travel 100 miles on a single gallon of gasoline: it uses an all-gasoline engine. No fuel cells, just supremely lightweight materials. Find out more about the Edison2 here: http://www.edison2.com
A mobile orchestra hall? The words probably conjure up images of a tiny concert, or a subway performance, but this is the real deal. Holding up to 500 people and taking just 2 hours to inflate, the innovative Ark Nova concert hall brings musical relief to tsunami-stricken people of Japan. It also looks extremely cool.
Check out more photos here: http://www.visualnews.com/2013/10/03/mobile-inflatable-concert-hall-tsunami-ravaged-japan/
The safest way to explore new cycling routes is nearly here! It’s called The Hammerhead, and it’s well on its way toward reaching its crowd-funding goal of $145,000. Like most amazing innovations, The Hammerhead looks simple. The LEDs on either side indicate left and right turns and the ones on the center of the device, indicate the proximity of the turn. With the proliferation of GPS mapping apps, The Hammerhead fills an urgent need for taking the screen, and thereby, the difficulty out of exploring new GPS routes. At $100 each, any adventurous cyclist should strongly consider adding The Hammerhead to their ride.
With its fingerprint recognition technology, the new iPhone 5S marks the beginning of truly smart security for smart phones. It’s about time too. Static information like PINs or passwords are far easier to hack and therefore, place users at greater risk than a unique trait such as a fingerprint. With so much of our lives now being stored and managed on our mobile devices, it’s a good time to get a little more touchy feely in the name of security.
Why be part of the traffic problem when you could be part of a very exciting solution? At $279K Terrafugia’s Transition flying car is not even the most expensive vehicle in the garage, err, hanger. It’s already approved for surface travel by the National Traffic and Safety Administration and get’s a decent 35 MPG from its gasoline engine. Stay tuned for word from the FAA.
The long-rumored, and fan-dubbed “iWatch” has been one of Apple’s most speculated upon products. Here are some stunning renderings from designer Frederico Ciccarese. The field of wearable technology is a new and very exciting one. With products like Google Glass and Nike FuelBands already making waves, and Samsung’s smartwatch set to launch in early September, Apple will be entering a competitive market. Stay tuned…