Gizmos & Gadgets: A Robot Named Tarzan

April 14, 2017 – A robot that can swing through the trees like Tarzan could bear the fictional character’s name. So meet Tarzan. It doesn’t actually swing through ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: New Smart Glasses May Mean Never Having to Change Your Prescription Lenses

April 2, 2017 – The prototype isn’t pretty to look at, but the idea of reading and longer vision glasses that adjust their focus is appealing to someone like me who wears ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Rotor Sails on Tankers and Cruise Ships will Harvest Wind, Save Fuel and Reduce Emissions

March 16, 2017 – In 1926 a German engineer named Anton Flettner built a ship that included some surface deck structures that seemed oddly out of place. Described as spinning sails, ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Half Drone, Half Motorcycle – Say Hello to the Hoversurf Scorpion-3

February 24, 2017 – What can fly like a drone while you ride it like a motorbike? It’s the Scorpion-3, a combination quadcopter with a motorcycle seat. Scorpion-3 is electric-powered, ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: New achu Mobile App Tells if You Are Going to Get Sick

February 21, 2017 – I get the flu shot every year. Have for the last 30 or so and have had a mild case of flu once during all that time. I also am mindful of safe hygiene practices ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Nvidia Unveils AI Co-Pilot for Autonomous and Manual Driving Safety

January 5, 2017 – The company that makes the graphics card for my desktop computer is also into enhancing the visual experience of drivers whether of the artificial intelligence ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: 10 Days Left to Fund a Space Telescope to Find Another Earth

December 10, 2016 – The target planet is the newly discovered one circling our nearest stellar neighbours, Alpha Centauri A and B and their nearby companion Proxima Centauri. ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Argentinian Invents Methane Gathering Backpack for Cows

December 3, 2016 – You may ask why would anyone want to capture the gas coming from the backsides of cows? Well the answer is – cows produce as much as 25% of global methane ... Continue Reading →

The EmDrive: What Physics Says is Impossible

November 30, 2016 – A paper appearing in the Journal of Propulsion and Power, entitled “Measurement of Impulsive Thrust from a Closed Radio-Frequency Cavity in Vacuum,”  ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: New Sick Plant App to Help Gardeners and Gardener Wannabes

November 14, 2016 – Before my wife and I downsized from a home in the suburbs of Toronto to a mid-town apartment I was an avid gardener. My rock garden in the front of the house ... Continue Reading →