Category Archives: SCIENCE

underwater scooter lets you scoot around underwater

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you know BOB – the Breathing Observation Bubble? and then there is HydroBOB, an underwater scooter that allows you to roam the underwater without diving training or even if do not know how to swim. HydroBOB is the combination of the BOB with a scooter that scoots around under the water. all you have to do is pops your head into the bubble and ride like a scooter. your head don’t get wet, so those with glasses still can wear them while scooting around underwater. very nice. this is something i really want to try. wonder how well it works in open sea, with the underwater current and all that. but i got one question: what happens if you bumped into a shark well scooting underwater? hmmmm. Continue reading underwater scooter lets you scoot around underwater

TokyoFlash Kisai Denshoku Aluminum LED Watch

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the art of telling time: if telling time is an art to you. this a wrist watch for you. it’s not analog, neither is this digital display. it’s orange LED light bars display the time for you to figure out the time of the day – literally. the orange LED reminds us of the neon skyline of Shinjuku and at the same time, futuristic too. i have always been fascinated by TokyoFlash wrist watches ever since it’s introduction. i was amazed by the alternative ways of telling time, never mind if the methods of time-telling might be awkward (mostly). it’s definitely, an art on your wrist. seriously, do you really look at the watch to tell time or you simply look at your mobile phone for time? often, i find myself checking my iPhone for time, even if i had a wrist watch on me. wrist watch is a fashion statement and so is this Kisai Denshoku aluminum LED watch. get it? Continue reading TokyoFlash Kisai Denshoku Aluminum LED Watch

Googles Goggles… on iPhone. Finally.

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actually this happens yesterday (October 6th, 2010). i had a few apps updates on my iPhone 4 and Google Mobile App was one of them. finally, Google Googles is part of the Googles Mobile App for iPhone. i have tried the augmented reality on Nexus One for a couple of months and now, i am excited to find out how well Google Goggles works on the iPhone. if you have Google Mobile App already, and it has been updated, just activate the Google Goggles by tapping the camera button. you won’t miss it. as with the Google Googles on Android devices, this feature works well with landmarks, logos (brands), books, DVDs, barcode et cetera. when you first activates the Google Goggles, it brings you to a short ‘tutorial’ and in it, it highlights the fact that Goggles “probably won’t work with… animals, furniture, apparel” (as with the Android version). note: when using Googles Goggles on Nexus One, the camera’s bottom screen will indicate what are the available businesses or landmarks in the direction you are pointed in but that doesn’t happen on the iPhone version. it’s a shame cos’ it is a rather useful feature. hope to see it in future update(s).

*you can still view the short tutorial again by going to Settings > Google Goggles > Tutorial 🙂

check out some screenshots of my test search using Google Goggles on iPhone:

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micro scooter Samonite luggage

micro scooter Samonite luggage(photo source: microscooter.org.uk)
tired of walking from terminal to terminal (or gate to gate, in some cases) during your transit? the micro scooter Samonite luggage could be your savior. saves breaking your legs, flip down the running board and you can skate-scooter your way to your gate. how sweet is that? best of all, it’s a cabin-size luggage which means it is a carry-on case and also means you can scoot your way right to the boarding gate. according to the micro scooter UK, 3 years was invested into its development, cooperating with Samsonite in the process. for £249.99, you can really do your legs a favor. just hope the airport security personnel don’t stop you from scooting around, and of course, the floor carpet isn’t going to hinder your smooth scooting.

visit Micro Scooter website.

ultra-lightweight Lamborghini sesto elemento concept (photos)

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(image credit: CarScoop/Lamborghini)
the Italian super car maker unveiled it’s concept lightweight super car in the 2010 Paris motor show, weighting in at just 997.9kg (overall curb weight) – all thanks to the advance carbon-fiber technology. while other super car maker are pursuing the hybrid technology, Lamborghini chose the path of exploring efficiency through lighter weight and lower emissions. known as the sesto elemento Lamborghini, this Lamborghini will be powered by 570hp V-10 power plant and has a claimed acceleration from 0-62mph in just 2.5sec. this proves that you can be a heavy weight car maker without being actually being a heavy weight. Continue reading ultra-lightweight Lamborghini sesto elemento concept (photos)

Japanese green tech converts plastic to oil

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this isn’t exactly the newest news but it is definitely worth mentioning again, this time by yours truly 🙂 Blest Corporation in Japan came up with the technology to convert your every day plastic waste back into useable oil. this oil can further be refined into petrol, diesel and kerosene. well, some may think this may not be a solution to the world’s problem but it is definitely a good start and it is definitely going to make a difference – in term of world’s waste problem and resource awareness. the world needs to be educated. check out the video 🙂

read more @ OurWorld 2.0 | United Nations University.

Martin Jetpack takes personal flight to the next level

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Martin Jetpack | US$tba | martinjetpack.com

ok, this isn’t exactly the newest news but i’m still awe by the reality of human flight – that is with a human jetpack. with the Martin jetpack, you can make your james bond dream come true. capable of ceiling of 8000 feet (2438 meters) and a range of 31.5 miles (approximately 50 kilometers) at a top speed of 63 miles an hour (101 km/h), it will get you to work minus the traffic jam. this provides a new meaning to taking short-cuts. that is if you can find a place to land & park this thing, securely. make sure you get your crease-free shirt to go with it. now, where do i store my brief case… Continue reading Martin Jetpack takes personal flight to the next level