Gizmos & Gadgets: You Thought Orcas were Killer Whales, but This ORCA Cleans Up Oil Spills and Ocean Plastic

June 23, 2017 – ORCA stands for Oil Response Cleaning Apparatus. It is described as a virtually clog-proof marine clean-up machine by its inventor, Riz Khan. Khan developed it ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: AirBuddy Turns Snorkeling into a Scuba Experience

June 13, 2017 – On Indiegogo, I came across AirBuddy, a diving system for those who always wanted to have a near-scuba experience without pay the full price. What is AirBuddy? ... Continue Reading →

The Internet of Things: The Future is Already in the Present

June 10, 2017 – Today we hear from Jim Burch, a guest blogger who has already written for this site in the past. Born and raised near St. Louis, Missouri, Jim is a devoted baseball ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: AIs Compose Songs Proving Creativity is More than Human

May 28, 2017 – A team of researchers at Kingston University in London asked the artificial intelligence (AI) program they were working with to compose its own music. Music Technology ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Zinc-based Battery May be the Breakthrough to Make Electric Vehicles Ubiquitous

April 30, 2017 – Range anxiety, recharge infrastructure. recharge time, and battery volume and weight are among the issues that continue to make electric vehicles (EVs) less attractive ... Continue Reading →

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 →