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Jude Garvey

Bowlboard helps you to prepare food quickly and easily

Whether it be high-tech automation or just clever design, I love gadgets that make life in the kitchen easier. So you’ll understand why I’m enamored with the Bowlboard – it’s a clever take on the chopping board which will have you preparing food like a real professional in no time.  Read More

Jump your way to better health and recharge your batteries at the same time with the E Rop...

When reporting on the BunBun human-powered flashlight back in March, Gizmag's Rick Martin mused on the potential for putting a similar charging mechanism into skipping rope handles... which is just what Kyung Guk Lee has done with this design concept. The e-rope lets you recharge your AA batteries while you skip your way to better health.  Read More

Hut-Hut Kids: a rocking horse for the 21st century

I know parents who refuse to buy cheap, plastic toys for their children. They prefer products that are natural, eco-friendly and non-toxic. The Hut-Hut Kids rocking stool is all that and then some – it’s a solid-wood rocking horse made from FSC-certified wood and it’s not only functional, it stands alone as a beautifully designed piece of furniture.  Read More

Sub-Biosphere 2 is a concept for a self-sustaining marine environment for human, animal an...

Phil Pauley, a London-based concept designer, has unveiled his vision for Sub-Biosphere 2 - a self-sustainable underwater habitat designed for aquanauts, tourism and oceanographic life sciences as well as long-term human, plant and animal habitation. If this sounds like a strangely familiar concept, it’s because Pauley’s system is based on the successes of the US Biosphere 2 project – a man-made closed-ecological system in Arizona that was used by researchers to explore the possibility of sustainable living in a closely-monitored environment.  Read More

Chemical-sensing electrodes printed directly on the inside elastic waistband of underwear....

As the technology to support wearable electronics advances, researchers are investigating new ways of making our clothing more "intelligent" – from smart shirts for theater ushers to the development of clothing that can respond to the wearer’s emotive state. So would it surprise you to learn that your humble underpants could one day save your life? A new study has shown that printed sensors on the elastic band of your underpants could monitor biomarkers in your sweat and tears, make autonomous diagnoses and even administer life-saving drugs.  Read More

Schaukelwagon is a 1950s German toy that transforms from a racing car to a rocking chair f...

Are you sick of those cheap and nasty plastic toys that fill toy shops these days? Well feast your eyes on the Schaukelwagen – it’s a German vintage child’s play car that transforms into a rocking chair simply by turning it upside-down.  Read More

CERN's new exhibition, the 'Universe of Particles' will introduce the intriguing world of ...

Do you know your quarks from your leptons? Need to brush up on wave-particle duality? CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, has announced that it will open a permanent “Universe of Particles” exhibition on the ground floor of its incredible conference center - the Globe of Science and Innovation. The exhibition is designed to provide visitors with a fascinating insight into the world of particles and will feature a display on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest accelerator – or as CERN describes it, “one of the most sophisticated scientific tools ever built to explore new territories of knowledge.”  Read More

ThinkGeek's interactive rock t-shirts can be played like a real musical instrument

So you’ve got a junior wannabe rock star on your hands but you’re not convinced of their musical talent? Before you start forking out big bucks for that electric guitar or drum kit they have their eye on, how about testing their musical prowess on an interactive rock t-shirt? The kids’ rock guitar shirt and drum kit shirt can actually be played – just like real instruments – so junior can happily bang out a drum solo or guitar riff and you can hang on to your hard-earned bucks…for now.  Read More

Illustration of a nanosponge particle attaching to human breast cancer cells  (Image: Hart...

Recent research suggest that a novel material called nanosponge could be up to five times more effective at reducing tumor growth than direct injection. The drug delivery system is likened to filling virus-sized sponges with an anti-cancer drug and attaching chemical linkers that bond to a feature of the surface of tumor cell and then injecting the sponges into the body. When the sponges come into contact with a tumor cell they either attach to the surface or are sucked into the cell where they offload their deadly contents in a predictable and controlled manner.  Read More

iSnapMe attaches to your mobile phone and turns it into a front-facing camera

I’m sure there are some people out there who are able to take a perfect self-portrait with their mobile phone. Unfortunately, when most of us attempt to take one, we end up with our face off-center or blurry. The iSnapMe is a clever mirror attachment that turns your phone into a front-facing camera and helps you take the perfect shot. Now don’t stop reading just because you’re waiting on the iPhone 4 – its front-facing camera is only VGA-quality, so with iSnapMe you could make use of the 5-megapixel number on the back.  Read More

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