Pump Up the Bass to Douse a Blaze: Mason Students’ Invention Fights Fires

March 31st, 2015|

A thumping bass may do more than light up a party – it could flat out extinguish it, thanks to a new sound-blasting fire extinguisher by George Mason University undergrads.

The fire extinguisher uses low-frequency sound waves to douse a blaze. Engineering seniors Viet Tran and Seth Robertson now hold a preliminary patent application for their […]

The 3D printer that can spit out custom electronics

January 5th, 2015|

Today‚Äôs 3-D printers are great for building plastic stuff, things like toys and musical instruments and even shoes. Some can also print metal objects, like car parts and jewelry and, well, guns. But Jennifer Lewis helped create a new kind of printer, one that can print electronics, like hearing aids and other wearables. And soon, […]

Space shuttle being carried by a 747 and escorted by two F-18’s.

December 30th, 2014|

Aerospace engineer here. The reason it can fly in this configuration is because of magic.

Karakuri – Japanese automata

December 29th, 2014|

Japan has always been on the forefront of cutting edge robotics. Its roots can be traced back 200-300 years during the Edo period when skilled craftsmen created automata (self-operating machines). Using nothing more than pulleys and weights they were able to make the Karakuri (Japanese automata) perform amazing tasks.
Japans modern day robots can be traced […]

Futuristic wristband converts skin into a touch screen.

December 19th, 2014|

Can you imagine having a tablet that projects onto your arm? paris-based design company named Cicret has taken wearable devices to the next level. This amazingly new technology projects your smartphone or tablet content on your arm and currently comes in the form of a bracelet. Because this is still in the developmental stages, Cicret […]

Crash Test, Then Against Now: Car from 2009 vs Car from 1959

December 19th, 2014|

We can all thank Ralph Nader for that and remember the car companies did everything in their power to stop him.

Bottle Opener Machine – Check out this steampunk machine that pours your wine

December 17th, 2014|

Anyone that has struggled to open a bottle of wine will appreciate this bottle opener machine that is truly a work of art.

The bottle opener machine is simple to operate yet highly effective at getting the corkscrew out of the bottle. It takes the process one step further though as it also pours you a […]