Litracon™ presents the phenomenon of light transmitting concrete in the form of a widely applicable new building material.
Thousands of optical glass fibres form a matrix and run parallel to each other between the two main surfaces of each block. Due to the small size of the fibres, they blend into concrete becoming a component of the material like small pieces of aggregate. Because of their parallel position, the light-information on the brighter side of such a wall appears unchanged on the darker side. The most interesting form of this phenomenon is probably the sharp display of shadows on the opposing side of the wall. Moreover, the colour of the light also remains the same.
You don’t need x-ray vision to see through this wall… I love it… imagine the possibilities.

Extract from Litracon

Advertisements

Key Buoy

August 16, 2007

 

Dubbed the ultimate key fob for boaters, this smart little gizmo is ideal for anyone who works or plays on water as it automatically inflates when it hits the wet stuff.

The second the Key Buoy is surrounded by H2O it opens up, releasing an air tube  that inflates automatically. Within 30 seconds the keys will rise to the surface with the 18½” air tube jutting out of the water, allowing you to spot, reach out and retrieve your keys. And there’s no rush because the Key Buoy maintains buoyancy for 40 minutes.

Extract from Firebox