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Adept Cobra s800 Inverted SCARA IP65 robot

The latest high-speed handling robot from Adept Technology - the Cobra s800 Inverted IP65- is designed for case and carton loading applications in the packaged goods industry.  Read More

Limited edition SL 63 AMG Edition IWC

Mercedes' high-performance division AMG has developed a new limited edition version of the SL 63 roadster. WIth only 200 destined to see the light of day, the SL 63 AMG Edition IWC combines its specially tuned, naturally aspirated, 386 kW/525 hp 6.3-litre V8 engine with a designo magno Kashmir white finish, an exterior carbon package and a a range of handling and performance enhancements in a vehicle that can hit 100 kmh 4.6 seconds from a standing start and has an electronically limited top speed of 300 kmh. Aside from the luxury timepiece that comes with the car, the "IWC" refers to the design collaboration between Mercedes-AMG and Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen, a relationship which began in 2004 with the CLS 55 AMG “IWC Engineer".  Read More

Made in Taiwan with silver bezel.

No-one is in any doubt about how hot the iPhone since its June 2007 birth. Fueling the hype on the basis that “imitation is the most sincere form of flattery” are a bunch of phones spied by Todd Robbins this week in Bangkok.  Read More

A1GP's Ferrari Race Car

The single car A1GP race series has released details of the Ferrari to be used next season. The car employs a 600bhp V8 in a derivative of the highly successful F2004 F1 chassis.  Read More

Robobraille.org logo

Vision impaired users can now access books, news articles and web pages using an email-based service that translates text into Braille and audio recordings. RoboBraille is a free service offering a simple way of converting text without the need for users to operate complicated software and has completed more than 250,000 translations since its launch in January.  Read More

Solar Lilly Pads
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Peter Richardson from Scottish architecture firm ZM Architecture has proposed using Solar Lily Pads on Glasgow’s River Clyde to harness the sun’s rays and send electricity to the city's grid. The concept has taken first place in the International Design Awards, (IDA), ‘Land and Sea’ competition. The lilypads are designed to be moved and dismantled easily as they are simply tethered to the river bed, with integrated motors used to rotate the discs for maximum exposure to sunlight throughout the day.  Read More

Marcus Cunnington and his ultra-light creations

Drawing on a background that ranges from experience as an aerospace technician to a stint in research and development on the Williams F1 team, Marcus Cunnington has designed and built the 6.3kg (around 13.9 pounds) Free Spirit - a carbon fiber composite design that claims the mantle of the world's lightest manual rigid wheelchair.  Read More

My Plate-Mate

My Plate-Mate is a unique spill guard that attaches to standard round child or luncheon plates (8"- 9 1/2") and helps to prevent mealtime mess. It can stop food from spilling off the plate on to the table and helps your child scoop his food on to his spoon or fork. My Plate-Mate is made in the US using 100% FDA approved food grade plastic and is PVC and latex-free. It is safe to use in the dishwasher and microwave and comes in pink, white and blue. As it is lightweight, parents may choose to take it to restaurants or friends’ houses, it could prevent those disapproving glares from the Maitre De!  Read More

BlackBerry Bold

Research In Motion (RIM) has introduced the first BlackBerry smartphone to support tri-band HSDPA high-speed networks around the world and comes with integrated GPS and Wi-Fi, plus a next-generation 624 MHz mobile processor for downloading email attachments, streaming video or rendering web pages. The BlackBerry Bold also gets a newly designed full-QWERTY keyboard, with AZERTY and QWERTZ configurations to support different language groups also available, and a half-VGA (480x320 resolution) color LCD, which is fused to the undersurface of the lens, improving definition and clarity.  Read More

LeapFrog Tag Reading System

Designed to enhance the learning to read experience LeapFrog’s next generation Tag Reading System uses special dot-printed books and a stylus fitted with an Infrared camera and speaker to allow children to hear the words of the story and read along.  Read More

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