TAG: LED

This Robot Is A Solar Powered Police Officer

This Robot Is A Solar Powered Police Officer

Directing traffic is an occasional part of an officer’s duty, and those who guide vehicles and pedestrians on a regular basis know how frustrating and downright dangerous it can be. Located in Kinshasa, Congo, there is a new line of police officers that are demanding people to stop and take notice. In order to tend to busy traffic routes and decrease financial costs in the African region, an innovative group at the Kinshasa Higher Institute of Applied Techniques has developed a robot that can perform like a traffic officer. The robot can observe traffic flow and works as a stoplight,… read more

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

NASA’s Vegan Garden

Photography by NASA

U.S. astronauts living and working aboard the International Space Station will receive a newly developed Vegetable Production System. NASA is currently working on VEGGIE, which is an idea to for fast growing vegan farms to be used in space. VEGGIE is set to launch aboard SpaceX’s Dragon capsule on NASA’s third Commercial Resupply Services mission this year. Imagine that! A vegetable garden in space. “Our hope is that even though VEGGIE is not a highly complex plant growth apparatus, it will allow the crew to rapidly grow vegetables using a fairly simple nutrient and water delivery approach,” said Howard Levine,… read more

Tailoring Tradition

Christmas traditions

Holidays are built upon the traditions of the past, but that doesn’t mean there’s no room for altercation. The best traditions, and ultimately the ones that hold up through new generations, are those that can be tailored to fit society’s current needs. Unfortunately, today’s holiday season is marked strongly by consumption- or rather the over-consumption of products, gifts, travel miles, and electricity. The obsession with consumer goods is also at odds with the meaning of the holidays themselves. It is, after all, the season for giving. Though to many who celebrate the holidays, they have just become a habit or a break from work. Fair enough. But for those… read more