Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Latest Technology Inventions

A House that Walks

A new prototype house walked around the campus of the Wysing Arts Centre in Cambridgeshire, England.
The eco-friendly house is powered by solar cells and minature windmills, and comes with a kitchen, a composting toilet, a system for collecting rain water, one bed, a wood stove for CO2 neutral heating, a rear opening that forms a stairway entrance, and six legs.
house-inventionA collaborative effort between MIT and the Danish design collective N55, the house walks about five kilometers an hour similar to the walking speed of a human.
The legs reguire a software algorithm to calculate the movement and position of the legs to provide stability over varying terrain.
The house can turn, move forward or backwards, or change height as required and can be programmed with GPS waypoints for travelling to destinations.


Air Into Water

Johathan Ritchey has invented the Watermill, which is an atmospheric water generator. It converts air into fresh water.
This latest technology invention produces fresh water at a cost of about 3 cents a liter (1 quart). Originally designed for areas that do not have clean drinking water, the Watermill is for households that prefer an eco-friendly, cost effective alternative to bottled water.
Atmospheric water generators convert air into water when the temperature of the air becomes saturated with enough water vapor that it begins to condense (dew point).
"What is unique about the Watermill is that it has intelligence," says Ritche. This makes the appliance more efficient. It samples the air every 3 minutes to determine the most efficient time to convert the air into water.
It will also tell you when to change the carbon filter and will shut itself off if it cannot make pure clean water.


World's Fastest Motor 

latest-technology-inventionsA new motor developed by researchers at ETH Zurich's Department of Power Electronics and marketed by the Swiss company, Celeroton, can spin in excess of 1 million revolutions per minute.
As a comparison, collapsed stars spin at 60,000 rpms, a blender at about 30,000 and high performance engines at around 10,000 rpms.
The matchbook-sized motor has a titatnium shell, ultra-thin wiring and a trade secret iron formulated cylinder. The need for smaller electronic devices requires smaller holes, which means smaller, faster, more efficient drills.


Vein Identification

biometric-inventionAnother technology innovation is the biometric identification and security device known as PalmSecure.
It works by identifying the vein pattern in the palms of our hands.
Similar to our fingerprints, vein patterns are unique to each individual. The purported advantages of this technology is that it is less expensive, easier to manage, and is more reliable than traditional methods of identification.


Doggy Door

latest-technology-inventionThis latest technology invention from Joe Ambrose and Pet Doors USA allows your pet to exit and enter your home through a electronic motorized door.
So every time nature calls, you don't have to play doorman.
A programmed, waterproof, battery free, "RFID" chip is attached to your pet's collar. The door slides open when your pet approaches, and closes after your pet goes through. It works like an automatic garage door opener.
A shatter resistant, metal framed, ABS plastic panel is mounted in your door. It has a stainless steel locking bar to maintain security and is air tight for energy efficiency.
The chip won't interfere with security systems. The door won't close if obstructed or free fall with power failure. The motor will not freeze and the chip's pet code is easily changed to unlimited combinations. 


Camera Mask

This mask is one of the latest technology inventions in underwater photography.

The "Liguid Image Digital Underwater Camera Mask" as the name implies, is an underwater mask with a built in digital camera.
It records photos and videos by pressing a shutter button on the top of the mask.
camera maskIt also features bright LED lights for illumination.
The camera mask is powered by (2) 1.5 AAA batteries and images are uploaded from a USB port.
Photo/video software is included. The maximum operating depth is about 30 meters.


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