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Simple paper acts as touch-surface!
posted December 1 2010 7:35.23 by Giorgos Lazaridis

A research group from Keio University presented at SFC Open Research Forum 2010, a method to detect the deformations of a plain paper...

[Via: technabob]    [Link: Diginfonews]
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Mirosoft to patent new tactile feel touch film
posted December 1 2010 6:50.44 by Giorgos Lazaridis

This may change the cold feel of a touch screen as we know it today. Our well-known company Microsoft applied for patent on a recent patent application...

[Via: engadget]    [Link: USPTO]
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How can an airplane's black box be so tough after all?
posted November 30 2010 15:16.52 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Bill Hammack, the engineer guy is back again with another awesome video. In this one, he explains how the old (not so old) airplane "black boxes...

[Link: engineerguyvideo]
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Tags: science   new materials   research   mechanical   inventions   accelerometer   physics   

A Full-surface multitouch desktop
posted November 30 2010 7:38.49 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Malte Weiss, Simon Voelker and Jan Borchers from the Media Computing Group at RWTH Aachen University and Dr. Christine Sutter from the Department of Work and Cognitive Psychology, are developing the BendDesk, a multi-touch desk environment...

[Via: core77]    [Link: RWTH Aachen University]
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Implants helps blind adults to see
posted November 26 2010 17:28.31 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Wendy Zukerman from New Scientist TV wrote an article about new implants that can help blind people to see. A new microchip is being developed by the...

[Link: New Scientist]
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How the coffee machine pumps water with no moving parts
posted November 23 2010 15:37.13 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Bill Hammack, the engineer guy comes again with an amazing video, in which he explains how the coffee maker pumps the water from the tank to the filter, without having any moving parts...

[Link: engineerguy]
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Plastic bottles turned into pavement
posted November 22 2010 8:25.16 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Plastisoil is new material made from PET plastic bottles and soil. It is developed by Dr.Naji Khoury, an assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Temple University...

[Via: gizmag]    [Link: Temple University]
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Tags: environment   new materials   experiments   recycling   articles   commercial   research   inventions   science   

Super cheap LASER microscope
posted November 21 2010 8:57.46 by Giorgos Lazaridis

This hack is a must-do. The guy from Teravolt built a microscope with a simple 250mW laser and a syringe. What he did...

[Via: Make]    [Link: Teravolt.org]
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Bird excrement inspires tree planting method in desert
posted November 19 2010 14:08.51 by Giorgos Lazaridis

It might sound weird, but it is true. Pieter Hoff is the inventor of a watering box, named Groasis. The Groasis is something like a water tank with...

[Via: gizmag]
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