Flo: The Non-Contact “Social Thermometer”

    Need to check your child’s temperature? Want to track it over time? Flo, a small Bluetooth enabled non-contact thermometer, gives users accurate readings, allows them to track health and family pictures over time, and share them on social media. Flo is relatively easy to use. Point the thermometer within 1 cm of a child’s forehead, push a button, and then you’ll be able to determine whether your child has a fever. The thermometer by itself doesn’t show the exact temper...
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Penguin Anti-Ice.

Scientists studying penguins’ feathers have revealed how the birds stay ice free when hopping in and out of below zero waters in the Antarctic. Penguins living in the Antarctic are highly evolved to cope with harsh conditions, their short outer feathers overlap to make a thick protective layer over fluffier feathers which keep them warm. Under their skin, a thick layer of fat keeps them insulated. The flightless birds spend a lot of time in the sea and are extremely agile and graceful swimmers, ...
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NASA Scientist Kickstarts Cold Shoulder Weight-Loss Vest.

Invented by Dr. Wayne B. Hayes, a professor at the University of California and a visiting scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., the "Cold Shoulder" calorie-burning vest apparently is based on hard science, rather than science fiction. According to info on Kickstarter, scientists have spent decades studying how mild cold exposure can enhance calorie burn, and the results seem to show that it works. Hayes works with NASA scientists who purportedly study ice, so he ...
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Fishy feeling

A new study has found that fish have emotions. The study, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, found that zebrafish responded to stress by an increase in body temperature, or what it known as an “emotional fever.” It’s been suggested that such a thing only exists in mammals, birds and reptiles, but the new research proves otherwise. Scientists placed six zebrafish groups in tanks divided by plexiglass into six chambers, each containing water of a different temperature. Each tank w...
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Global warming will be faster than expected.

Scientists suggest that global warming could progress faster than was previously believed because increased temperatures influence natural greenhouse gas emissions. Numerous studies from the Swedish research team over the past two years have determined that natural greenhouse gas emissions will increase when the climate gets warmer, Linköping University reported.  Now, their most recent study has backed up these findings. "Everything indicates that global warming caused by humans leads to increa...
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Lasers could rapidly make materials hotter than the Sun.

Lasers could heat materials to temperatures hotter than the centre of the Sun in only 20 quadrillionths of a second, according to new research that could revolutionise energy production. Physicists from Imperial College London have devised an extremely rapid heating mechanism that they believe could heat certain materials to ten million degrees in much less than a million millionth of a second. The method, proposed for the first time, could be relevant to new avenues of research in thermonuclear...
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3-D Printing Breaks the Glass Barrier

Researchers have cracked the challenge of printing glass through a nozzle. A team of MIT researchers have opened up a new frontier in 3-D printing which is the ability to print optically transparent glass objects. They demonstrated the first-ever machine that can print molten glass through a nozzle and make transparent glass objects layer by layer according to digital instructions. The 3-D printer G3DP produces optically transparent glass with the push of a button and contains a "kiln cart...
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Intelligent, Energy-Saving Mug

The green mug is a refrigerated and insulated mug which is powered by absorbing the heat radiated by the water/ beverage. New Green Smart Glass is intended to make getting the perfect cup of coffee both easier and more eco-friendly. Chengzhu has created the Green Smart Glass which is a refrigerated and insulated mug which is powered by absorbing the heat radiated by the water/ beverage itself. Generally we do not drink hot coffee until it becomes cooler so there will be loss of heat. ...
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WiFi Nomiku is the world’s first WiFi-enabled immersion circulator

Nomiku allows a temperature-controlled way of cooking conveniently at your home. WiFi Nomiku, the world’s first WiFi-connected immersion circulator is a convenient device for sous-vide cooking with a small footprint, a large screen for displaying recipes, Wi-Fi connectivity to allow communication between chefs and has an app that’s both iOS and Android compatible. Sous vide is the method of cooking vacuum-sealed food in a controlled low-temperature water bath. It is a top chef's secret wea...
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Breathe fresh clean air in a SmartVent home.

SmartVent Evolve is an intelligent tablet based system that lets you control your home’s internal climate. This new system quietly ventilates your home with fresher, drier air, removing condensation and moisture and creating a healthier, more comfortable living environment. It is set to change home ventilation forever. Evolve’s sensor technology can monitor both temperature and humidity to effectively control condensation. This air is passed through a high efficiency filter and introduced int...
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Sugar Preserves Vaccines without Refrigeration

A sugar–glass cartridge can store vaccines without refrigeration. Scientists at Nova Bio-Pharma Technologies and the University of Oxford have developed a new way of preserving vaccines without refrigeration by sealing the vaccine's live viruses inside glass made of sugar. Currently, vaccines need to be stored in a fridge or freezer which means there is a need for electricity supply and refrigeration trucks for distribution as exposure to inappropriate temperatures can reduce the vaccine p...
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