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World's thinnest display as scientists create soap bubble screen

World's thinnest display as scientists create soap bubble screen

By 2 July 2012

Japanese scientists have demonstrated how it is possible to view images, including 3D, on a screen made from soap. A Tokyo-based team says it is the world’s thinnest transparent screen, while the technology could eventually be used by a wider audience... >>

Charge your phone with a candle and the tPOD1

Charge your phone with a candle and the tPOD1

By 15 June 2012

Electricity? Pffftt. Soon all you’re need to charge your mobile phone is a simple tealight candle. Well that and the tPOD1, an innovative piece of kit that uses the heat from the candle to generate enough power to charge a phone or light a room. The... >>

Shark has a laser beam attached to its fin

Shark has a laser beam attached to its fin

By 4 May 2012

A scientist has managed to attach a laser beam to a shark, fulfilling the desire of Austin Powers’ nemesis, Dr Evil. The spectacle took place in the Bahamas and was caught on film as daredevil and Australian marine biologist Luke Tipple swam up to a... >>

Adidas set to revolutionise the beautiful game with world's first 'smart' football match

Adidas set to revolutionise the beautiful game with world's first 'smart' football match

By 10 April 2012

Once upon a time, half-time analysis would consist of some squiggles on a blackboard, a lot of shouting and a segment of orange. Now it’s all distance covered, zonal marking and power drinks. And it’s set to get worse (or better, depending how you... >>

Invisible tanks coming in 2013

Invisible tanks coming in 2013

By 6 September 2011

British defence contractor BAE Systems, in collaboration with the Swedish Defence Material Administration, has created and successfully trialled a technology that renders tanks invisible to night-vision goggles and infrared scopes. Adaptiv is an "invisibility... >>