Keegan Belongia

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How colour-changing technology could revolutionise the medical industry

From chameleon syringes to self-expiring packaging, designers are turning their hands to graphic medical applications<p>You might not want to hear this, but there's a good reason to be scared of needles: the most deadly clinical procedure in the world is a simple injection.<p>Every year, 1.3 million …

Heartbeats to replace traditional passwords

Our heartbeats could be used instead of traditional passwords to unlock smartphones, tablets and cars using a new device being developed by Canadian company Bionym.<p>Passwords scrawled on a scrap of paper are easily lost, jumbled letters and numbers are quickly forgotten and, with “password” still …

Solar-powered phone screen could boost battery life

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: SunPartner Group<p>A French startup is testing a transparent panel that would use solar energy to increase cell phone …

The audacious plan to end hunger with 3-D printed food

Anjan Contractor’s 3D food printer might evoke visions of the “replicator” popularized in <i>Star Trek</i>, from which Captain Picard was constantly interrupting himself to order tea. And indeed Contractor’s company, Systems & Materials Research Corporation, just got a six month, $125,000 grant from NASA …

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Now you're a sharpshooter: The smart rifle arrives

Hit a target at 1,000 yards? No problem. Tracking Point's computer-enabled rifles let novices shoot moving targets at extreme distances with near 100 percent accuracy. The new era of firearms is upon us.<p>"I've been a competitive shooter all of my life, I could do it with a conventional rifle. But …

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10 Experimental Projects that Completely Rethink Computer Interfaces

This post is brought to you by Jaguar. Experience F-TYPE.<p>_<br>Minority Report. The sci-fi flick was released in cinemas over a decade ago, but viewers are still captivated by the idea of accessing and moving data with their hands.<p>The idea still feels like a pipe-dream however, given that many of us …

Google launches Android game vending machines, puts first ones in Tokyo (naturally)

In a country that has no shortage of vending machines, Google Japan has decided to join the fray. The company has announced three dedicated Google Play machines that will each sell 18 different gaming titles, which are a mix of free-to-play and paid-for titles. To use the machines, you'll need a …

Sorry, Valets: The Automated Parking Garage is Coming

Have separation anxiety when handing over your keys to that sketchy-looking attendant? Fear not: The parking garage of the future will be an automated, human-free experience—a vending machine for cars.<p><b>When you pull into one of the 12 brightly lit</b> underground entry-and-exit rooms in the 697-car …

The world’s craziest toothbrush cleans your teeth in six seconds and is 3D printed

One of the most promising applications of 3D printing is the customization of everyday objects to the most personal and variable thing we possess—our bodies. A new example of this is the Blizzident toothbrush, which is made possible by two intersecting technologies—3D scanning and 3D printing.<p>The …

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4 3D printer technologies that could solve current problems

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>3D printing companies from around the world assembled this week in San Jose for Inside 3D Printing, an …