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The microbial fuel cell generates energy from insects!!!
posted February 18 2011 21:31.52 by Giorgos Lazaridis




It is a device that converts chemical energy to electrical energy by the catalytic reaction of microorganisms and bacteria, consuming for example flies and other insects. The device...

[Via: walyou]    [Link: microbialfuelcell]
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Tags: microbial fuel cell   biotechnology   innovations   animals   science   inventions   chemistry   



MAVs are real, expensive but real! Be scared.
posted February 18 2011 21:17.53 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Do you remember an older blog entry, with those scary tiny military MAVs? I thought that these were only plans for the far future. I was rather surprised when i saw this blog entry...

[Link: dailymail]
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Tags: low power   mav   warfare   research   mechanical   inventions   robot   science   








Home-made fuel from disposable plastic bags
posted February 18 2011 20:27.15 by Giorgos Lazaridis




This invention comes from Japan, and is able to convert plastic bags into crude oil. As a matter of fact, plastic bags ARE made of oil. The bags are heated in the machine, and it...

[Link: physorg]
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Tags: green   environment   recycling   inventions   commercial   chemistry   



This is the very first car ever
posted February 14 2011 6:19.59 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Meet the word's first automobile ever! 125 years ago, on January 29, 1886, Karl Benz filed a Patent No. 37435 at the Reich Patent Office in Berlin. So, yes,the first car was a...

[Link: gizmag]
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Tags: history   innovations   inventions   mechanical   commercial   auto/moto   



Glass melts if it gets super-cooled
posted February 12 2011 22:10.33 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Usually, nothing happens special when something is cooled. But glass, turned out to be an exception! When it is supercooled close to absolute zero, it melts! The key to describe...

[Link: io9]
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Tags: chemistry   physics   inventions   experiments   science   








This gadget will certainly make you laugh - Utterly ridiculous
posted February 7 2011 22:12.32 by Giorgos Lazaridis




This is one of the things that could happen only in Japan! It is a brand new invention, made for those unhappy and rarely laughing kids. This... thing, is hooked on the ears like...

[Link: newsweird]
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Tags: ridiculous   crazy designs   commercial   inventions   



Excellent home-made component tester-Poorly documented
posted February 5 2011 10:10.09 by Giorgos Lazaridis




This is the most professional-like DIY component tester i've ever seen. Unfortunately, the maker provides no info how he made it. I can only tell that it is based on the mighty...

[Link: jcomega.getalife-mod]
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Tags: electronic project   touch screen   microcontroller   pic   inventions   tools   



The most ambitious turbine back-pack project
posted February 5 2011 9:56.48 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Ten years of research, calculations and drawings, this is what Andreas needed to make this extremely ambitious engineering project, a turbine powered back-pack! The turbine works...

[Link: technologie-entwicklung]
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Tags: physics   inventions   mechanical   research   crazy designs   jet pack   








Is it just me, or this is the hand of the Terminator?
posted January 26 2011 20:52.05 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Germans are known for their obsession with mechanical perfection. Many people believe that this obsession was turned against them in WW2. But that is the way things are, they make...

[Link: ieee spectrum]
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