Dissolvable Electronics

Soluble electronics

In Lewis carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, Alice comes across the famous cat from Cheshire which discusses philosophy with Alice. After the talk the cat grins and disappears. The cat is gone but the grin stays. Electronic devices like Integrated circuits and CMOS have become an important part of life but what do we do once we are done with them? Throw them away? But this causes e-waste piles and it is estimated that these kinds of e-waste alone account up to 70% of toxic wastes currently found in landfills and a good percentage in the sea too. Electronic devices like pacemakers and… read more

Recycling Old Cell Phones

Recycling mobile phones

With insane revolution in both software and hardware, each and every day a new feature and a new model is pushed into the market.  In the early days people use to change bikes or their car when new models arrive but the latest trend is to stand outside the store even 12 hours before the product comes to the store. This is definitely something to be appreciated, but on the other hand when we buy a new high end phone we generally put the old phone to rest somewhere in a drawer along with messy accessories like its chargers or… read more

$9 Cardboard Bike

Cardboard Bicycle

In an effort to be more ecologically-friendly, over the last few years many people have started riding bicycles to work and using them for short distance travel.  This has forced bicycle designers to make the design more attractive and light weight. Many companies have already started replacing the heavy metals in bicycles with carbon fibre. But an Israeli researcher, Izhar Gafni, has designed a totally cool and innovate bicycle which is made from an even lighter material – cardboard. Typically like most other great innovations the first prototype of his cardboard bicycle design was a failure.  It looked unattractive and therefore… read more

HP’s False Step

HP's False Step

When Hewlett-Packard (HP) cancelled the HP Touchpad in early 2011, they effectively terminated a wonderfully innovative operating system called WebOS. Now, a year later, it seems that their decision might have been executed prematurely. The tablet market has since become saturated with an influx of new devices. On the leading edge of innovation and performance standards is the iPad, developed by Apple Inc. On the smaller end of the scale stands multiple Android variants by Samsung, Asus, and even Amazon. Unfortunately, what these devices don’t possess is a unique quality differentiating one from the next. This is where the HP… read more

Where Smartphones Came From

Smartphones 2012

In the smartphone world, Android and iOS have a clear and concise lead in the industry over competitors such as RIM (Blackberry) and Windows. This means that consumers’ decision on which device to purchase usually comes down to these two platform options. Over the years, smartphones have evolved to become integral parts of everyday life–a trend that first began with the iPhone. In 2007, Steve Jobs took to the stage and unveiled the first device of its kind: a touchscreen phone with enhanced performance capabilities, called the iPhone. Previously, the smartphone industry had been monopolized by Blackberry and similar companies…. read more

Solar Powered Boat

Solar powered boat

Boats have been driven by various fuel sources ever since they were first used for navigation. First came the hand rowed boat which required tedious human physical work to move from one place to another. Then came the electric boat that was commonly used along the coasts of England, which was then replaced by the fossil fuel powered boats which form the majority of the boats today. But due to the need and constant efforts to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels, many initiatives are taken every day and this gave impetus for Dan Baker of British Columbia to design… read more

Coffee Powered Car

The Coffee Powered Car

Coffee is everyone’s morning friend. Every morning is boosted by sipping a cup of coffee and using it as our fuel for the day. Researchers say three cups of coffee a day can even prevent cancer although they admit that coffees magic is still a mystery. As well, a Guinness World Record was made by a car that was “a vehicle run on gas from organic waste,” and this car interestingly runs with coffee as fuel. Coffee’s magic runs a car too! The Coffee Car team from England have entirely remodelled a Rover SD1 to run with the gas produced by… read more

Tablet Computing

Tablet computing

The modern era of tablet dominance officially began when Apple Inc. introduced the iPad back in 2010. That initial launch paved the way for multiple tablet variations to hit the market, effectively presenting a challenger to the overshadowing PC industry. This year worldwide tablet sales are expected to reach 119 million so there are several reasons why you may want to consider joining the bandwagon. Some consumers and old-school hardliners still have a personal aversion to touchscreen devices. However, the reality stands that multitasking and productivity is much more efficiently accomplished through the use of touchscreen gadgets. This is true… read more

Digital Homework

Homework online

College students are already using the technology of online homework with the use of iPads and laptops in normal and online classrooms.  What if every student stopped using paper and decided to go with a longer lasting digital device, would it be a greener planet? Theories suggest that with the replacement of iPads or like technology and paired with green energy resources they are definitely a better combination than the traditional paper and pencils. Although, the production of digital devices tends to out weigh in the green category, they do not out weigh when it comes to prolonged use. iPads… read more

Google’s Glasses

Google Glasses

Imagine a world where the internet is accessible everywhere you go. Not just on smartphones, tablets and computers, but right in front of you 24/7. That’s a vision presented by Google Inc.’s research team. Their plan to revolutionize global connectivity begins with a gadget they’ve titled Project Glass. In essence, this device is a pair of lightweight spectacles that connects wirelessly via bluetooth to your phone or tablet. Similar to the HUD(Heads Up Display) that Air Force pilots utilize in their helmet visors, these augmented reality glasses will display information straight from your phone to an area in front of… read more