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Turn a Wine Bottle into a Lamp with this LED Cork

Turn a Wine Bottle into a Lamp with this LED Cork

Instead of putting candles, which have to be purchased again and again, into the mouth of an empty wine bottle for some mood lighting, this handy little LED light can be recharged again and again. It doesn’t flicker like a candle does, but it also doesn’t release anything harmful while being used, which can be an issue with candles. With a USB charging port hidden inside a cork top, the Rechargeable Bottle Light offers a look that fits the bottle, and 2.5 hours of light from an hour of charging. A simple twist turns the LED bulb on and off,… read more

This Vest Can Sense Your Mood While Reading

This Vest Can Sense Your Mood While Reading

Reading enthusiasts can be drawn into books and become engrossed with their characters. However, this curious design from a team of students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology¬†takes this idea and puts it into action. The project, called Sensory Fiction, is designed to take the reader through the emotional experiences of becoming completely engaged in a novel. Felix Heibeck, Alexis Hope and Julie Legault are the creators of the conceptual design. The slightly uncomfortable looking harness is a fully functioning prototype developed for a course project at the university called Science Fiction to Science Fabrication. The reader wears the vest… read more

Affordable Smart Plugs & LEDs Controlled by Smartphone

Affordable Smart Plugs & LEDs Controlled by Smartphone

If you want to begin turning your house or apartment into a smart home, but you don’t want to have to put down a lot of money on a whole house solution, there’s a new product that can help you get started, plug by plug and bulb by bulb. The Plugaway system uses affordable smart plugs (about $30 AUD) and smart LED bulbs (about $45 AUD) that can be plugged in wherever you like, between the appliance plug and the outlet, and can be controlled via smartphone. The Plugaway devices connect with your home WiFi network, and can be used… read more

Traffic Lights With Energy Saving Designs

Solar powered lights are on the rise, and traffic lights are increasingly switching to LED and solar designs. New strategies in operating traffic and pedestrian routes offer energy efficiency and dependability. Many transportation departments have already made the switch to LED (Light Emitting Diodes) traffic lighting. LED lights, compared to the previously used versions, are more energy efficient and economical. One group of researchers set out to solve the issue of wasted and unwanted light from streetlights. They designed a suggested solution that forces the light to shine only where it is intended. Many streetlights still get their glow from… read more