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Nanowires Convert Rat’s Heartbeat Into Usable Electricity [Electricity]

by on Jun.05, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, arc, Art, Ati, beats, biomedicine, Body, Bp, C6, cat, cc, city, clear, college, colleges, color, convert, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Education, electric, Electricity, energy, Et, Experiments, F1, Feeds, ff, Ge, Generators, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Heart, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, Medicine, mid, Mod, Nano, nanowires, NK, Of, om, One, order, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, plan, plant, Plants, Play, Port, Ports, power, Q, quant, rats, Rc, Red, Republished, Research, Review, RSS, Rv, Scale, Science, sea, search, sensor, Sensors, serve, Style, Tag, tar, Target, tech, Techno, Technology, TI, tie, TV, universities, Us, V, vers, view, Wires, X1

Nanowires inside a rat can convert the power of breathing and heartbeats into electricity, according to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Technology Review reports these nano-generators could conceivably lead to nano-scale implants and sensors powered by the body. More

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This Dress Belongs in The Fifth Element [Geek School Projects]

by on May.12, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A8, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Alien, Aliens, and, AR, arduino, Cell, Cells, clear, Culture, de, Death, Display, dragon, Ds, E, Ea, Element, Et, fashion, Ge, Geek, Geek school projects, Gizmo, gizmodo, Glow, Hard, Hardware, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, In, Ir, Isp, Itp, kin, Led, LEDs, life, Life dress, Men, mid, Mod, Model, Models, Nerd, Nerds, Nyu itp, Nyu itp spring 2010, Of, om, One, order, Os, Ovi, Padd, Play, Pr, Pro, Projects, Q, Rc, school, ski, Style, sub, Tag, TI, Ui, Uk, War, Wires, Wtf, X1

The Life Dress is a glowing dress made out of dragon skin, LEDs, wires, and Arduino hardware that models the life and death of cells. It is squishy. I imagine Milla Jovovich wearing it out with Bruce Willis, killing aliens

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This Is How Spiderman Will Get Around When He Retires [Concept]

by on May.12, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Air, and, ANT, AR, Art, Ati, Backpack, Backpacks, battery, bd, Bic, Bicycle, Bikes, bus, business, clear, Concept, Crazy, cycle, de, design, Display, Ds, E, Ea, energy, Engine, Et, Fb, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hack, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, Ion, Ir, Isp, Kolelina, mid, Mod, Nes, Net, network, Of, om, One, order, Os, oss, Pack, Padd, Personal Transportation, PI, Ping, Play, Port, power, Q, Rc, Red, rom, Rv, Shop, shopping, Spider, Spiderman, Sport, Steel, Style, Tag, Tat, tech, Techno, Technology, TI, transport, Transportation, Us, Vide, Video, Wes, Wires, work, X1

As if suggesting that we ride our bikes on air wasn’t crazy enough, now some whacky designers want us to dangle from small battery-powered backpacks and let their tiny engines zip us across a network of steel wires. Awesome! More

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Sony Wireless Chip Connections: No More Wires, No More Pins [Guts]

by on Apr.07, 2010, under 2, 5, 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, age, AR, C6, Ces, Chip, circuit board, clear, CPU, CPUs, dash, de, dev, Devices, Ds, E, Ea, Free, Ge, Gizmo, guts, Hd, Home Automation, Im, Ion, Les, Mod, Nec, One, order, Padd, PI, Q, Rc, Real, Red, Sony, Style, Tag, Tat, Techno, Technology, TI, TV, Ui, Us, why, wireless, Wireless chip connection, Wireless cpu, Wires, X1

Connecting devices can take hundreds of pins, which is a lot of real estate. That’s one reason why Sony’s new wireless chip technology is so exciting—a circuit board free of clutter could be here in just three years. More

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How to Make Beautiful Light-Transmitting Concrete [DIY]

by on Mar.30, 2010, under 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, age, and, AR, clear, Concrete, de, diy, Ds, E, Ea, F2, fiber, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, How To, Htc, Light, lights, Make, MER, Mit, mix, Mod, One, Os, oss, Pr, Pro, raf, Rc, Sim, Sound, sounds, Style, Tag, TI, Us, Wires, X1

Making light-transmitting concrete sounds like an impossible and ridiculous task, but it turns out that it’s actually a simple project with mesmerizingly beautiful results. You’ll just need to grab some craft clay, concrete mix, and fiber optic wires. More

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Underwear Made From Bananas Hits Australian Shops [Science]

by on Mar.10, 2010, under 1d, 7d, Ads, age, ANT, Ants, AR, Ati, Aussiebum, Aussiebum bananas, Australia, banana, Bananas, Bes, Brin, car, Carbon, Carbon nanotubes, clear, dash, data, de, Display, Ds, E, e1, Ea, electric, Electricity, Eu, fiber, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Ie, Ink, Ion, Isp, Korea, Make, Mod, Nano, Nanotubes, nanowires, Nas, NK, One, Os, oss, power, ps, Rc, Rf, Science, shirt, Shirts, Style, Tag, Tat, ted, TI, tub, Ui, Underwear, what, Wires

We often speak of material being used to conduct electricity , but what if underwear makers AussieBum—who’ve created underpants made from banana fiber—used carbon nanotubes as well? Think of the possibilities banana-derived electricity-conducting pants could bring you.

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Flatpacked AT-AT Model Doesn’t Come From IKEA Or The Dark Side [Star Wars]

by on Mar.05, 2010, under 3D, 7d, Ads, age, AR, at-at, At-at diy model, Atat, China, Chinese, clear, dash, de, Display, diy, droid, Ds, Ea, Eu, Flatpacked, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Ikea, Ion, Isp, mini, Mod, Model, One, Os, Pack, Pee, power, Pr, Prize, Pro, Rc, Rf, snow, star, Star Wars, storm, stormtroopers, Style, Tag, Tat, TI, Ui, Via, War, Wires, ZMP

Hide wires, powerboards, your prized mini-figs—heck, even the droids the stormtroopers are still looking for, all in this tidy flatpacked AT-AT model from China. The company sends you all the materials needed to construct the AT-AT, but can’t promise protection from the rebel snowspeeders lurking nearby. It costs 55 Yuan, which is only $8, but that doesn’t include postage obviously. [ GeekCook via WalYou ]

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Student’s iPod Explodes During Class [IPod]

by on Feb.26, 2010, under Ads, age, Ai, ANT, Ants, app, apple, Art, Ati, battery, bing, Blockquote, broken, BUST, clear, Comment, Danger, desk, Display, Ds, Ea, Eu, Exploding iPod, Explosions, fire, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Ion, iPod, Ipod Touch, iPods, Isp, kids, Lock, Mac, Men, Mod, Ms, News, One, Os, Ouch, Pr, Pro, Rc, Red, Rf, Schools, Science, Students, Style, TI, time, Touch, Ui, Up, Via, wait, Waiting, Wires

A Pentucket Regional High School science class got an unpleasant surprise yesterday when one student’s iPod exploded on her desk . But don’t worry! Nobody was hurt, and there’s a perfectly good explanation. While Apple has gotten in trouble in the past for spontaneous iPod Touch combustion , Newburyport Daily News Online commenter “jos” offered some valuable insight into this particularly incident: The iPod did not just explode.

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Bacteria Colonies May Be Linked By Nanowires [Science]

by on Feb.25, 2010, under A4, Ads, age, Ai, Air, Art, Ati, bacteria, battery, clear, dash, Display, Ds, Ea, Eu, flo, Food, Gadget, Ge, Gizmo, Gross, Hd, Home Automation, Ion, ISO, Isp, Love, Mic, Mod, Nano, Nanotechnology, Nanotubes, nanowires, Nature, Nec, News, One, Os, oss, Ovi, Oxygen, PopSci, Pr, Pro, ps, Rc, Real, Rf, Roof, Science, sea, Sharing, Study, Style, Technology, ted, Test, TI, time, Top, Tron, Ui, Via, Wires

A bacterium on its own can’t reach very far. And when stacked on the sea floor in a large colony, it may have access to either oxygen (top of the pile) or food (bottom of the pile). So for the entire colony to thrive, the bottom and top layers must be choreographed in chemical reactions occurring across great expanses, allowing electrons from food consumption in the basement to react to oxygen from the rooftop

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