Symbiosis Suit Feeds You Through a Helmet

Symbiosis is visible throughout biology. Red-billed Oxpeckers pluck ticks from hooved-mammals and hitch a free ride in exchange for a good cleaning. Clownfish, immune to an anemone’s sting, are protected from predators as they defend the anemone from hungry butterflyfish. We even depend on trillions of microorganisms living in our digestive system. There are abundant…

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Softening the City with Noise-Cancelling Technology

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B007G95FJE” locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41za%2BrcWr9L._SL110_.jpg” width=”76″]Noise-cancelling headphones are an ideal object for an international flight. Long hours of listening to young children pestering their parents, overhearing the pilot’s turbulence precautions, and trying to ignore the drone of jet engines is agitating at the best. Even if you don’t have noise-cancelling headphones, the disquiet on…

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The Air Umbrella Transforms an Old Design

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B002OLZJG8″ locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51aqUBZk7SL._SL110_.jpg” width=”87″]Futuristic design is not so much about creating original systems and tools but more to do with refining objects we already use. It’s easier to understand how practical a future design is if it is founded in our current landscape of industrial design. A pen that records notes to…

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Augmented, Virtual Reality: Quite the Combination

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00EP0SIOG” locale=”us” height=”94″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Qrq-OUN7L._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]Virtual reality is an immitation of the real world in a digital context. Augmented reality supplements a real-world experience with layers of digital interaction. In a combined experience, British researcher William Steptoe created a dual, virtual and augmented reality system to create what seems like a new reality altogether.…

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Smart glasses improve medical attention

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B007ORN0LS” locale=”us” height=”73″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31SRGAjR3-L._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]Smart glasses are no longer Google’s domain. As Glass roles-out to trial users, medical companies are building smart glasses for hospitals that will improve real-time patient care. Evena Medical recently unveiled their Eyes-On™ Glasses that allow nurses to immediately observe and interact with a patient’s vascular system. The glasses…

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