Category Archives: Invention

Independent expert confirms that the “impossible” EM Drive actually works

Over the past year, there’s been a whole lot of excitement about the electromagnetic propulsion drive, or EM Drive – a scientifically impossible engine that’s defied pretty much everyone’s expectations by continuing to stand up to experimental scrutiny. The drive … Continue reading

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Gidget Retro Teardrop Camper

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New invention stops the spread of bacteria on bathroom door handles

The thought of touching a door handle in a public restroom is cringe-inducing. It takes just one person who doesn’t wash his or her hands to leave some germs hanging around to get passed on and spread diseases. To nip that possibility … Continue reading

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New ’super-steel’ alloy is as strong as titanium, but 10 times cheaper

This new type of steel alloy is flexible, ultra-strong, and inexpensive, and we already have all the tools we need to mass-produce it. Scientists in South Korea have invented a new steel alloy that boasts the same strength-to-weight ratio as … Continue reading

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Sweden Invents a Revolutionary Anti Bullet Wall

Saab’s Soft Armour system offers protection against ballistic penetration up to NATO 7.62 mm AP ammunition (STANAG level III). The system is a box concept filled with hard ceramic balls. The system is especially designed to enhance survivability and can … Continue reading

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The world’s first motorised suitcase

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The motorised suitcase can cover distances of up to 60 km, enough to take you to the nearest airport or train station. For the past 10 years He Liang, a farmer from China’s Hunan province, has been working on the … Continue reading

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Designing the fastest car on the planet

Apart from a brief break in the 1960s and 1970s, British engineering and drivers have played a dominant role in setting the land speed record in the fastest cars on the planet. Starting from Lydston Hornsted’s Benz No. 3, which … Continue reading

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The Iron Lung

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A negative pressure ventilator, often referred to colloquially as an iron lung, is a form of medical ventilator that enables a person to breathe when normal muscle control has been lost or the work of breathing exceeds the person’s ability. … Continue reading

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Nanostructures Offer Medical Images Without X Rays

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) have developed a recipe for creating a nearly perfect compound semiconductor that could lead to more efficient photovoltaics, safe and high-resolution biological imaging and the ability to transmit massive amounts of … Continue reading

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Revealed: How Mercedes’ packaging of their turbo engine has given them the edge

The secret of Mercedes’ current domination of F1’s new turbo era has been made public after Sky Sports F1’s Mark Hughes revealed intricate details of how the Silver Arrows are packaging the hitherto-dominant W05. Sky F1 analyst Hughes has learnt that, … Continue reading

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An Interactive Dynamic Shape Display

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While it’s debatable whether we’ll ever be able to teleport objects or people around the world at the speed of light, the inFORM system from Tangible Media Group at MIT might be the seeds of the next best thing. inFORM … Continue reading

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Futuristic Airless-Tires Are Almost Ready For Your Car

Bridgestone continues to taunt us with its wonderful airless tires that promise enhanced durability, minimal maintenance, and the ability to never go flat. Previously, the tiremaker was only demonstrating smaller versions of the wheel designed for golf carts and the … Continue reading

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‘Reverse microwave’ can chill wine bottles and fizzy drink cans in 45 seconds

The invention of the microwave revolutionised cooking but now a ‘reverse-microwave’ does the opposite, it can chill a drink in 45 seconds. Up until now there has not been a gadget available to cool items without a long wait. A new system … Continue reading

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SafeFlame torch turns water into fire

The pressurized acetylene and propane gas used in brazing and related tasks is highly flammable, and thus very dangerous. You know what isn’t flammable, though? Water. Bearing that in mind, the European Union-funded SafeFlame consortium has developed a torch system … Continue reading

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Sit back and take a ride on the ‘Land Airbus’

We all love to look into the future and ask what will it be like? How will we get around in years to come is of great interest to us at Deskarati, so we are always on the look out … Continue reading

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Japanese companies develop quake damping pendulums for tall buildings

Two Japanese companies, Mitsui Fudosan and Kajima Corp, have announced plans to install quake damping pendulums atop the Shinjuku Mitsui Building in downtown Tokyo by 2015. The building, like many others in the city, was built before new quake dampening … Continue reading

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Rocket powered by nuclear fusion could send humans to Mars

Human travel to Mars has long been the unachievable dangling carrot for space programs. Now, astronauts could be a step closer to our nearest planetary neighbor through a unique manipulation of nuclear fusion, the same energy that powers the sun … Continue reading

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The Jacquard Loom

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The Jacquard Loom is a mechanical loom that has holes punched in pasteboard, each row of which corresponds to one row of the design. Multiple rows of holes are punched on each card and the many cards that compose the design of … Continue reading

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Magnetically levitating graphite moved with laser

Magnetic levitation has been demonstrated for a variety of objects, from trains to frogs, but so far no one has developed a practical maglev-based actuator that converts some external source of energy into motion. Now in a new study, researchers … Continue reading

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Scientists test novel power system for space travel

A team of researchers, including engineers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, has demonstrated a new concept for a reliable nuclear reactor that could be used on space flights. The research team recently demonstrated the first use of a heat pipe … Continue reading

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