Category: SCI/TECH

Oct 29, 2009

Gears of Bore: The World’s First Belt-Driven Watch

Gears of Bore: The World’s First Belt-Driven Watch

Love it or hate it, Tag Heuer’s Monaco V4, listed at $100,000 Swiss Francs ($97.5K usd), bucks all conventional wisdom; replacing the traditional time-honoured gears approach first pioneered in the 18th century for belt-driven technology most common in car engines. The Sifter explores this disruptive watch design: HISTORY – The original Tag Heuer Monaco featured…

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Oct 22, 2009

Can Your Boat Dive 100 Feet Under Water?

Can Your Boat Dive 100 Feet Under Water?

When you see a boat do you ever think; that’s it? Can’t you do anything else? In some circles (let’s call them anti-boat-ites) the comparison is often made to the snorkeler. Relegated to the surface, they are 2-dimensional players in a 3-D game. Enter the Scubacraft. A relatively affordable ‘recreational submersible’ capable of taking your…

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Oct 15, 2009

The Bladeless Fan

The Bladeless Fan

From the makers of the $400+ vacuum with the big ball, comes the $300+ bladeless fan! Inventor James Dyson unveiled his latest product earlier this week. While the design aesthetic has garnered universal praise, the main focus has been on the audacious price given the times. Will people pay $300 for a 10″ oscillating fan?…

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Oct 8, 2009

Philips Carousel: Best Continuous Shot Ever?

Philips Carousel: Best Continuous Shot Ever?

Back in April, Stink Digital and Tribal DDB Amsterdam unleashed the fury with an incredible campaign for Philips’ Cinema 21:9 HD Television. Scoffing at conventional product launch wisdom (i.e., television commercials, print ads, repeat) Philips’ brand team put their eggs into the digital basket; creating a flashy micro site with dreams of deeper consumer engagement.…

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Sep 22, 2009

What Costs $1.3 Billion, Holds 111,000 people and Has the World’s Biggest TV?

What Costs $1.3 Billion, Holds 111,000 people and Has the World’s Biggest TV?

AP Photo/Brandon Wade Jerry’s World The Dallas Cowboys new stadium of course! First conceived 15 years ago, owner Jerry Jones has finally realized his vision of creating an entertainment Mecca in the city of Arlington, Texas. The stadium will also host College bowl games, major concerts, the 2011 Super Bowl and any…

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Sep 8, 2009

BMW Unveils Stunning Hybrid Concept Car

BMW Unveils Stunning Hybrid Concept Car

On July 29, 2009, BMW announced that they would exit Formula 1 at the end of the 2009 season. Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG explained: “Premium will increasingly be defined in terms…

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Aug 24, 2009

A Brief Introduction to 3D Printing and Scanning

A Brief Introduction to 3D Printing and Scanning

Who better than Jay Leno to demonstrate the phenomenal capabilities of 3D printing and scanning? Check out the 7-minute video below and watch your jaw hit the floor: For those that don’t have that kind of time, here’s a teaser in three easy steps and $20,000 dollars: STEP 1: SELECT AN OBJECT …

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