For the first time, engineers have charged a mobile phone using urine. They have created a fuel cell that uses bacteria to break down the liquid waste to generate electricity. They were then able to plug in a mobile phone to charge up its battery. The urine powered fuel cells which could even...
A small team of inventors is working on a system called FIDO, or "facilitating interactions for dogs with occupations." Developed by Georgia Institute of Technology associate professor Melody Jackson, Google Glass technical lead Thad Starner, and research scientist Clint Zeagler, the technology is aimed at easing communication between an animal...
A New York-based startup Pixie Scientific, has designed Smart Diapers. They are designed to keep track of a child's health by assessing his or her urine. Using a mobile app, parents must scan the QR code on front of the diaper — whenever it's wet — for "diagnostic testing" to...
Good news ladies, a San Francisco designer Randy Sarafan has created a bra that can be undone simply by clapping. The battery-powered design uses an electromagnet that controls a switch which opens the clasp of the bra when someone claps nearby. Randy says he was inspired by the weird and...
An Indian-American teen has invented a '20-second' mobile charger. 18-year-old Eesha Khare, from Saratoga, California,  has invented a super-capacitor device that could potentially charge your cellphone in less than 20 seconds. She was awarded the Young Scientist Award by the Intel Foundation after developing the tiny device that fits inside mobile...
Developer Nathan Broadbent has hacked away at his microwave to add stuff that any self-respecting microwave manufacturer of the year 2013 should have probably added themselves. Voice commands! Barcodes that pre-set cooking times! Meet the Raspberry Picrowave. As you might’ve gathered from the name, it’s a Microwave mashed up with a Raspberry...
Microsoft last night announced the winners of the 11th annual Microsoft Imagine Cup at the Imagine Cup Awards Ceremony, held at the historic Alexandrinsky Theater and attended by more than 800 students, judges, awards Partners, Russian dignitaries and members of the media from around the world. It is the world’s premier...
Ford has revealed that your car could soon monitor your health and even take over driving if you get ill or fall asleep at the wheel. The car giant says it is even developing ‘car ambulances’ that contain an array of medical sensors that could allow doctors to examine people...
Researchers from Spain have created a robot posing as a 14-year-old girl to spot paedophiles in online chatrooms. Negobot uses artificial intelligence (AI) software to chat realistically and mimic the language used by teenagers. The "virtual Lolita" starts off neutral but will adopt any of seven personalities according to the intensity...
Orange is launching a quick and easy international money transfer service at a competitive price called "Orange Money International Transfer". The offer is available between Mali, Senegal and Cote d'Ivoire. Every year, 200 million euros are moved between those three countries in the form of money transfers. With the new service,...