My first response to Modobag is laughter. Imagine dozens of motorized suitcases zipping through a busy airport corridor. Pedestrians beware! These vehicles are “three times faster than walking” and you do not know when someone will drive one around the next corner. This carry on vehicle is a highly successful Indiegogo fundraiser, but is there a future for rideable Luggage?
A recent Lux Research report described the growth of Home energy management (HEM) technologies during the last decade and predicted that Europe and the United States will lead in their development. One of these devices is described in the video below. The smartphone app “Presence” allows homeowners to monitor, and control, the usage of their electrical devices from anywhere in the world. Continue reading Maintain a Virtual Presence in your Home (Video)→
“Twenty years ago researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and later at the University of Washington, discovered that if you put plastic under pressure and expose it to a gas, such as CO2, it will become saturated with that gas while in the solid state. By exposing the saturated plastic to sufficient heat to soften it rather than melt it, the gas nucleates into billions of bubbles, held in place by the solid state plastic, so that the whole structure expands in a controllable manner resulting in a low density plastic with the same chemistry.” – MircoGREEN’s website Continue reading MicroGreen: Makers Of The World’s Only Insulating Recyclable Hot Cup→
Bryan Pate was a runner, until hip and knee injuries forced him to retire at the age of 32. He was also a former cyclist and thought of returning to it, but found the bike seat uncomfortable and it took too much time to get in a good workout. The elliptical trainer seemed like a better option, but that meant being cooped up indoors. Continue reading ElliptiGO: A Fun Way To Train Outdoors→