Getting a bike stolen is always a dispiriting affair, but what can be most frustrating is to return to a locked bike to find that the saddle, back wheel or expensive derailleur has been pinched. Germany’s Sphyke C3N system offers a way to lock the individual components of a bike for extra security. READ MORE…
3D printing has so far been limited to plastics, but regular visitors to Springwise will have recently read about the DIWire, a machine that bends metal wire according to digital designs. Now aiming to make desktop 3D metal printing a reality, Vader Systems is developing a device which uses molten aluminum in place of plastic. READ MORE…
(via Huff Post)
1. Fewer manufactured goods
2. Printable Knickknacks
3. Cheaper Samples
4. Reduced Manufacturing Costs
5. Testable Ideas
6. Printable Necessities
7. At-home startups
8. Increased Efficiency
9. Old Parts for Machines
(via The Next Web)
16x16 pixels included OLED lights & pressure sensors that emits more light as pressure is applied. Still a prototype
(via Circa News)
Kite is a small but powerful patch that attaches to clothing and disperses non-toxic compounds that make humans invisible to mosquitoes. The sticker is designed to provide individuals with up to 48 hours of protection by blocking mosquitoes’ human-hunting sensors.
Hey disaster-preparedness geeks (or smart Boyscout types). This emergency phone runs on a single AA battery and has a standby of 15 years. It is water proof. It floats. 10 hours of talk. Impervious to heat and cold.
The world’s largest solar-powered boat, Tûranor PlanetSolar, broke its own world record for crossing the Atlantic Ocean using only the power of the sun. The clean energy vessel traveled almost 2,870 miles in 22 days, 12 hours and 32 minutes.
Contact lenses coated with a sticky conductor can display just one pixel, but it’s promising
(via MIT Technology Review)
The microphone in noise canceling headphones that picks up background noise and cancels it can be used to do the same thing with fiber optic cable, which uses lightwaves to transmit data.