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K2 Eco Pop – A Snowboard Made for Women, By Women

K2 Eco Pop – A Snowboard Made for Women, By Women

Jan-19-10 By Kristeen
Most women's snowboards are simply men's boards made in smaller versions. Recently, with the help and inspiration of pro rider Gretchen Bleiler, K2 designed an all terrain snowboard specifically for women. The 'hybrilight' construction is eco-friendly and ultra light. The board is designed on the new K2 flatline rocker, which is neither rockered nor cambered, just flat from tip to tip.  The Eco Pop performs best in the park, as the flatline technology makes spins and landing jumps practically a second thought, and the board's pop and flex can't be beat.
Innovative Air Umbrella

Innovative Air Umbrella

Jan-15-10 By Kristeen
One of the most unconventional designs to hit the market comes in the form of air, yes an air umbrella offers protection from rain by shooting a steady sheet of air to create an invisible canopy. Designed and engineered by Je Sung Park and Woo Jung Kwon, the air umbrella works by sucking air through the bottom intake and blowing it out the upper outlet to form an air curtain. The size of the air umbrella air curtain can be adjusted to accompany multiple users at once. Amazing!
$1 Million NASA Challenge

$1 Million NASA Challenge

Jan-14-10 By Kristeen
NASA's open innovation Lunar Lander Challenge required inventors to create, build, and fly a rocket powered vehicle to simulate the flight of a spacecraft on the moon. The lander had to take off vertically, fly horizontally, and then land accurately on a designated pad, all within a two hour time frame. NASA had the monumental task of developing a reusable lunar craft and sought outside help to tap into the brains of so-called 'citizen inventors.' Masten Space Systems, an aerospace startup company from California, won the challenge with its Xoie Reusable Rocket and took home the $1 million prize.
World’s Biggest 3D TV

World’s Biggest 3D TV

Jan-13-10 By Kristeen
Panasonic just unleashed the world’s largest full-HD 3D plasma display TV at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The 152 inch, 8.84 million pixel screen is part of Panasonic's Plasma Display Panel line, utilizing a new process called super-efficient quadruple luminance efficiency technology. This 4K2K high tech panel can achieve the same brightness as a conventional full-HD panel in about one-quarter the amount of time, allowing it to keep up with rapidly-moving 3D imagery.
Wheelchair Appliances are Spot On

Wheelchair Appliances are Spot On

Jan-12-10 By Kristeen
The company, Spot Appliance Design for All, has come out with a brilliant and sleek new set of appliances for people confined to a wheelchair. The fridge, oven, and dishwasher feature digital touch screen controls and while slight but significant differences in the mobility and ease of the dishwasher and oven may be hard to see, their functionality goes along way. The fridge is vastly different and more advanced than the common household kitchen appliance and includes sliding trays and bins, an electric-magnetic door latch system, motion activated LED night lights, and of course, a control panel choc-full of options like time, date, temp, music control, LED control, security lock, and other general preferences.
Unemployed Innovation

Unemployed Innovation

Jan-11-10 By Kristeen
Unemployed people are taking matters into their own hands and minds by putting the creativity and skills they have to use in the field of innovation. For some, losing their jobs may be the perfect incentive to kick start that idea that has been lurking in their minds for the past months, or even years. Experts say tough economic times often lead to new inventions as people out of work have more time available and are more willing to take risks. Technology never stays still and never ceases to amaze; what you may see or hold in your hands today could be radically different tomorrow. Now is the best time to take responsibility of your own future.
VW Hybrid Hits US Market

VW Hybrid Hits US Market

Jan-11-10 By Kristeen
The new face of Volkswagen was presented to the public at the Detroit Auto Show this morning and people are liking the style and idea behind the New Compact Coupe (NCC). The scaled down Jetta gasoline electric hybrid two door compact car is powered from a 1.4-liter gasoline engine rated 150 horsepower, and a 27-hp electric motor fueled from a lithium-ion battery, so the car could run strictly on electricity. The gas engine not only shuts off when not needed, the transmission decouples it from the rest of the drivetrain so the car coasts easily, saving fuel. VW says, "the concept car can run at 45 miles per gallon and emits just 98 grams of CO2, a greenhouse gas, per kilometer."
Bring 3D Home

Bring 3D Home

Jan-07-10 By Kristeen
Toshiba is the first to announced a new line of Cell TVs with super fast Cell chip processors, like the ones used in the Play Station 3 console and advanced PCs. The pricey yet groundbreaking home entertainment technology can take any 2D show and present it in 3D, but will require the use of 3D glasses. Still, this is a huge step forward in dimensional  technology. The active shutter glasses will come bundled in the yet-to-be-priced television.
Unleashing Nexus One

Unleashing Nexus One

Jan-05-10 By Kristeen
Google officially revealed its new smartphone this morning, but what most people are talking about is the fact the company has decided to sell the Nexus One as its own branded device. The tech-savvy public commenting on Ars Technica already understand that, "the Nexus One is just another Android phone—the latest and greatest Android phone, and possibly even the latest and greatest smartphone—but an Android phone nonetheless."
Is This What We Have To Look Forward To?

Is This What We Have To Look Forward To?

Jan-04-10 By Kristeen
The new Audi concept cell car boasts a sleek aerodynamic design, but its passenger functionality is a whole other question. Sure, it has an independent axle and center turning drive shafts, and yes, electric motors inside the wheels to promote a kinetic energy recovery system. Actually the whole car is made of a combination of recyclable polymer materials and progressive strong carbon fiver surfaces, which are all pretty incredible.

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