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Lamborghini Reventón - airborne

Residents of Turin, Italy were treated to an unique spectacle earlier this week as the € 1 million euro Lamborghini Reventón supercar made its way to a conference hosted by the company courtesy of a helicopter lift from the Italian marines.  Read More

The Frisian Solar Challenge for boats

Human beings respond well when challenged and the bolder the challenge, the greater the result. The Frisian Solar Challenge for boats is proof of this and its second running later this month portends a new age – one of silent, non-intrusive and respectful water-based leisure and ultimately, a plethora of distributed power generation solutions. The inaugural 2006 Challenge turned the Dutch province into a hotbed of commercial sustainable energy development and the week-long solar-boat tour of the region has developed a most intriguing man versus machine competition. From June 22 to June 28, Friesland will be home to the world’s largest race of solar vessels: The Frisian Solar Challenge. The race runs along the 220-kilometres-long route of the Frisian Eleven Cities route already famous as the birthplace of competitive skating and the pictured space-age boat is the current favourite for the race with its expected 20 km/h top speed.  Read More

Best Friends Again dog cloning

If the thought of parting with your four-legged friend is too much to bear then perhaps BioArts International could save you some heartache with its “Best Friends Again” dog cloning program. The US-based biotech company says it will offer five dog cloning service slots to the general public via a worldwide, online auction on 18 June.  Read More

BlueLounge CableBox organizer

The age of wireless electrical power could still be some way off, so until then there's still room for simple solutions that cover-up the unsightly entrails of home electrical devices. Bluelounge has added to its range of organizing solutions with the CableBox, a neat hide-away for power-strips and electrical cables.  Read More

Summer Infant Pacifier Thermometer

Shaped like a regular pacifier with a small display screen on the front, the Summer Infant Pacifier Thermometer simplifies the tricky process of taking the temperature of small children.  Read More

Marcel Just and Tom M. Mitchell
 Photo: Carnegie Mellon

Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a computational model that can predict the unique brain activation patterns associated with concrete nouns with a mean accuracy of 77 percent.  Read More

HoloVizio system
 Image: holografika.com

Holografica's HoloVizio technology provides multiple viewers with a three-dimensional display that naturally changes as people shift their perspective. The technology is being researched by the 3.7 million EU-funded Coherent Project, which aims to provide a networked holographic audio-visual platform to support real-time collaborative 3D interaction between geographically distributed teams.  Read More

Apple's 3G iPhone

After months of speculation the odds were pretty safe - Apple has announced the roll-out of the new iPhone™ 3G.  Read More

It may have taken a while to get traction, but GPS appears to be the next technology destined for ubiquity. A new research report from Parks Associates indicates that by 2012, more than one in ten humans will buy a GPS-enabled mobile device each year.  Read More

ProActive safety helmet

A young industrial designer has created a new type of safety helmet for the construction industry that is a little smarter than most. The “ProActive” helmet features a flexible inner layer that remains soft and comfortable during normal use, but immediately becomes hard and shock-absorbent when subjected to impact.  Read More

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