Pedals power paddles in Thames-travelling Jamima Paddleduck boat

Although pedal-powered boats do exist, most utilize either a propeller or flapping fins on their underside. Ben Kilner’s one-off Jamima Paddleduck takes a different approach, with two rear paddles mounted on a partial bike frame – and the setup has som… Continue reading Pedals power paddles in Thames-travelling Jamima Paddleduck boat

Jumpsuit uses motion sensors to tracks infants’ neurological development

One of the best ways of tracking an infant’s neurological development is to observe their movements as they play. A new “smart” jumpsuit is designed to do so automatically, providing consistently accurate data via machine learning technology.Continue R… Continue reading Jumpsuit uses motion sensors to tracks infants’ neurological development

Aftermarket NAUT module lets Vision 60 quadruped robot swim

Ghost Robotics’ Vision 60 quadruped robot is already quite a versatile beast, capable of walking, running and even carrying a gun. Now, thanks to a third-party attachment, it can also “swim” through the water.Continue ReadingCategory: Robotics, Technol… Continue reading Aftermarket NAUT module lets Vision 60 quadruped robot swim

Mistletoe glue could one day be used to seal wounds

In order to spread to other host trees, the parasitic mistletoe plant has very sticky seeds that cling to bird feathers, bark, and other materials. According to a recent study, the “glue” on those seeds could inspire new biomedical adhesives.Continue R… Continue reading Mistletoe glue could one day be used to seal wounds

Unpowered MIP gripper allows drones to passively perch and grasp

Aerial drones are much more useful if they can grasp and carry objects, plus they use much less power if they can perch on stationary objects instead of hovering. A new attachment allows drones to do both, without using any electricity.Continue Reading… Continue reading Unpowered MIP gripper allows drones to passively perch and grasp

Skarper tech turns bikes into ebikes by powering the brake rotor

There are now a number of kits for converting regular bikes into ebikes, most of which involve swapping in a motorized wheel or adding a device that rolls against the rear tire. The Skarper system is different, in that it drives the bike’s rear brake r… Continue reading Skarper tech turns bikes into ebikes by powering the brake rotor

Skarper tech turns bikes into ebikes by powering the brake rotor

There are now a number of kits for converting regular bikes into ebikes, most of which involve swapping in a motorized wheel or adding a device that rolls against the rear tire. The Skarper system is different, in that it drives the bike’s rear brake r… Continue reading Skarper tech turns bikes into ebikes by powering the brake rotor

Study suggests moth-inspired wallpaper could one day soundproof homes

Two years ago, scientists at the University of Bristol discovered that certain types of moths evade bats via sound-absorbing scales on their body. New research now suggests that wallpaper inspired by those scales could be used to block out unwanted noi… Continue reading Study suggests moth-inspired wallpaper could one day soundproof homes

Study suggests moth-inspired wallpaper could one day soundproof homes

Two years ago, scientists at the University of Bristol discovered that certain types of moths evade bats via sound-absorbing scales on their body. New research now suggests that wallpaper inspired by those scales could be used to block out unwanted noi… Continue reading Study suggests moth-inspired wallpaper could one day soundproof homes

surfinlock provides protection against surfboard theft

Surfers may seem like a pretty laid-back bunch, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any surfboard thieves amongst their ranks. The surfinlock was designed with that fact in mind, as it allows surfers to lock their boards up like bikes.Continue ReadingCa… Continue reading surfinlock provides protection against surfboard theft