Dreams do come true… The hoverboard in Back to the Future, Part II made me really, really want to be living in the year 2015 and had me daydreaming all the time, but as I get older my pragmatism and cynicism lead me to believe we would definitely not have hoverboards by that time. I might just be proven wrong in the most awesome way possible: by real hoverboards.
That’s because a group of physicists claim to have figured out how to reverse what’s known as the Casimir force, causing objects to repel from each other rather than be attracted.

The force is due to neither electrical charge or gravity, for example, but the fluctuations in all-pervasive energy fields in the intervening empty space between the objects and is one reason atoms stick together, also explaining a “dry glue” effect that enables a gecko to walk across a ceiling.
Now, using a special lens of a kind that has already been built, Prof Ulf Leonhardt and Dr Thomas Philbin report in the New Journal of Physics they can engineer the Casimir force to repel, rather than attract. Click on link to read more…

BTW, this is different from magnetic levitation or nitrogen thingy… This is really “THE” levitation… requiring only one part to do the work… OHHH!… I can’t wait…

Extract from Telegraph

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Shower Head Music Player

August 7, 2007

 

If you like listening to tunes while showering, then you probably have a shower radio or stereo in your bathroom. But why not kill two birds with one stone. What if your shower head were a stereo also? I mean the little holes already look like a speaker grill. Just imagine a digital MP3 player that detaches from the shower head/speaker. You could load up your favorite tunes and use it like any other MP3 player. What sets it apart is the ability to dock it to your shower head activating the external speaker and when you’re done, just grab it and go.

Extract from Yanko Design

 

Designed for office workers who have regular access to sunlight (via windows, etc.), this environmentally friendly mouse is currently undergoing testing to see if it can charge itself during normal daily activities. The designers admit its success is likely dependant upon users adjusting their mouse-using habits to include plenty of downtime in the sun for the sake of saving a few precious watts. Cubicle monkeys, this is your ticket to a window seat…
They should start looking at sweat powered mouses…

Extract from TU Delft

Incapacitating Flashlight

August 7, 2007

Intelligent Optical Systems has created this weird flashlight that’s so bright it temporarily blinds a person, and then it gets him all disoriented and dizzy. Using special types of really bright LEDs, the flashlight’s beam pulses and flashes while quickly changing its color, and all this somehow makes you feel like you’re going to throw up.
The flashlight, which is being developed for the Department of Homeland Security is meant for police to apprehend evil doers in a safe manner…
Thats also good isn’t it for people who needs to puke and clear his system after a lousy night of drinking… reminds me of the incident in japan where a Pokemon cartoon cause 700 childrens to go really sick

Extract from TR

Letter Rings

August 7, 2007

Typewriter balls as rings… in Courier 10, Touch Type, and Privy Seal.

Courier 10. The WORLD consists of letters. One can count them on 1 finger. 1 ring is 1 promise, for LOVE is a universal LANGUAGE that is understood everywhere and anywhere.

The Touch Type is a ring with the visible words I FEEL HOW MUCH YOU LOVE ME engraved in mirror-image, where the words I LOVE YOU are written in touchable brail script

Privy Seal. AMO ERGO SUM – surrounded by letters – one signet with two numerical ciphers, 0 and 1, like on and off, yes and no, to indicate who I am and what I want. The binary numerical system enables 32 signet rings.

Extract from EVE Design