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 →

First Hyperloop Will Connect Dubai and Abu Dhabi in a 12 Minute Commute

November 10, 2016 – When Elon Musk in 2013 mused about the potential of a hyperloop network  joining San Francisco to Los Angeles it seemed more like a fantasy than a technology ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: UK Company Develops Imaging Tech That Finds Cancer in Real Time to Help Surgeons Remove It

November 2, 2016 – Lightpoint Medical is reimagining medical imaging for use in cancer surgery. The company, located in Chesham, United Kingdom, has developed imaging technology ... Continue Reading →