For those of us who believe that all ice cubes are created equal, here is some enlightening news - They are not. At least that's what the folks at California's Gläce Luxury Ice Co, would like us to believe. The Davis-based company asserts that the ice cubes they manufacture are healthier and last longer than the ones that we pop in our drinks on a daily basis. In addition the company also claims that their ice cubes do not leave behind an after-taste in drinks, like regular ones do.
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A Chinese farmer is making headlines all over the world thanks to his unusual mode of transport - a motorized suitcase! The steerable scooter-suitcase that weighs 15lbs when empty, is powered by a rechargeable lithium battery and can carry two passengers for up to 60km (37-miles) at a maximum speed of 20km/h (12mph).
Over the years, there have been many unusual modes of personal transport invented - There is the Segway, the Solowheel, the Uno . . . and the list goes on. However, none have been quite like this latest entrant to the market. Called RYNO or 'Ride Your New Opportunity', it is an electric motorcycle with just a single 25-inch wheel!
While powering personal devices with solar energy has become commonplace, harnessing wind energy to do the same has never been contemplated, because it would involve the arduous task of carrying around windmills. But what if the windmills could be reduced to a size so small that up to a thousand could fit comfortably inside the sleeve of a cell phone case?
On Sunday, December 1st, Jeff Bezos the founder and CEO of retail giant Amazon sent shock waves across the nation with his announcement that within a few years, the company would be using aerial drones to make deliveries. Called Amazon Prime Air, it will be available to transport packages of up to five pounds within a ten miles radius of one of the company's numerous fulfillment centers.
While creating a hot flame using ordinary water may seem like something out of a science fiction movie, it is not only possible, but may soon be available to all, thanks to the genius work of a team of researchers that are working in collaboration as part of the European Union-funded SafeFlame consortium.
Having lived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida all his life, 11-year-old Peyton Robertson is well aware of the havoc caused by hurricanes. At the tender age of 4 he suffered through Hurricane Wilma, one of the most intense tropical cyclones from the Atlantic and then just last year experienced Hurricane Sandy, the deadliest, most destructive storm of the 2012 season and the second most costliest of all US storms.
Going to a new school is tough - Not only does one have to seek out new friends but also be able to navigate around an unknown campus which can be a harrowing task depending on how big it is. Most schools assign seniors to help the newcomers, which is great, but wouldn't it be more fun if the campus guide was not human but a drone helicopter? Welcome to SkyCall.
If the Pancake-omatic was available commercially, the advertisement would probably read something like this - 'From freshly laid eggs to fluffy pancakes in just a minute' ! Alas, this contraption which even Wallis and Gromit would have approved of, is one-of-a-kind built just for its amusement value!