A group of scientists at the University of California San Diego recently published a paper detailing the contact lenses they’ve invented that can zoom by blinking twice.
In the paper, titled “A Biomimetic Soft Lens Controlled by Electrooculographic Signal,” the scientists went on to detail that unlike the previously developed soft robots, which were “either controlled manually or by prewritten programs,” their current work functions by harnessing the electric current that human eyes make.
A Japanese professor made a breakthrough when he managed to light an LED for several hours using only a small amount of urine during an experiment conducted on April 18.
The inventor of the portable fuel cell breakthrough, Keiichi Kaneto, a visiting professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology, created this in the hopes that it it could be used by those who are out in nature climbing mountains, or used in times of disaster, according to The Yomiuri Shimbun via The Japan News.
A 12-year-old boy in Nanning, China invented an automated clothes drying rack after he was scolded by his mother for failing to look after their laundry on a rainy day.
The inspiration came to the boy when he got in trouble for playing too much and not noticing that his clothes were left out in the rain.
While Heinz and Hunt’s are the two most popular brands of ketchup in the United States, this was not always the case when the condiment was first introduced to English colonists.
Leo Palace 21, an apartment management company based in Japan, has just invented a new way to make women who live alone safe in their apartment by projecting a loop of a man onto their window’s curtain.
The product “Man on the Curtain” is pretty much straightforward, as can be seen in the promotional video posted on Vimeo.
Even with a whopping 1,093 patents to his name, American inventor Thomas Edison falls short of being the most prolific patent-holder ever; that title currently belongs to Shunpei Yamazaki, who entered the Guinness Book Of World Records with a mind-boggling 11,353 patents on June 30th, 2016.
Yamazaki was born in 1942 during WWII, and by age 29, he already had 130 patents under his belt. Currently, he serves as the president of Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd., and he churns out dozens of patents each month with the help of his team. Many of Yamazaki’s patents are in items you use every day, such as your smart phones, computers, TVs, and other electronic devices.
Ordinary mirrors are only able to see outer beauty, but now there is one that claims to see within.
The new Naked 3D Fitness Tracker is a $499 mirror that is able to produce a full 3D rendering of a person’s body in a matter of 20 seconds. Using Intel RealSense Depth Sensors, the Naked mirror can also give users a “heat map” of their body.
Let’s face it: practicality isn’t really a priority when it comes to women’s fashion.
Anyone who has ever worn a romper will understand the need of having to ask someone to accompany them to the bathroom. High heels, which were once worn by men riding horses, were somehow passed onto women to make walking on cobblestone or grass basically impossible.