Entries - 2012
Woobie is a smart combination of a seat, rocking-chair and a table. Wobbie is made of two parts, resembling the shape of a jing and a jang.
The two parts can be used either separatelly or they can be connected by straps into a cylinder. As a cylinder, Woobie can be used either as a seat or as a table. When the two parts are separated, they can be used either as two rocking chairs, two seats (thanks to the support leg that is hidden inside the back of each chair) or as two small tables. When you turn ...
A Pair Push & Pull Thermal Dynamic Engines.
A super flat profile Linn's thermal engine panel, 1 sq-meter X 3" thick, consists of 2 sets ultra low temperature thermal dynamic engines configured as push and pull cranking mechanism to drive a micro electric generator on top. Its peak power output capacity is near 500 Watts per square meter, near 3X of same square meter size most efficient solar photovoltaic panels.
Reinvention of the Stirling engine
Linn's thermal dynamic engine panel is based on Stirling engine working principle. How Stirling engine toys work ? Please search YouTube.com. Linn reinvented to ...
A web site that will gather scientist and anyone with good ideas to develop the new generation spacecraft, top migrate to Mars, also fundraising from all around the world, anyone can donate, so its a project from the whole planet not from just a few nations.
Within the web site there will be three departments:
1) Propulsion system: it's where new theories, experiments and solutions for a totally new propulsion system to travel from here to Mars will be developed, the ideas will be organized, and select the best one.
2) Control system: it's where the control systems will ...
After 30 years of discourse, there is broad consensus on the importance of electronic medical records (EMRs). It’s a fundamental topic in any discussion about improving healthcare quality and reducing costs. The potential benefits of EMRs are clear:
• Reduction of duplicative tests
• Reduction in administrative overhead
• Reduction in medical errors
Why then, have there been no significant results that support this reduction in cost? We believe the reasons lie in the fact that the system is only as good as its weakest link. Current EMR systems offered by healthcare providers are fundamentally limited because patients receive ...
X-ray radiation exposure is a major concern for millions of travelers, baggage handlers, and workers in the medical industry and industrial and homeland security sectors. In 2011 the European Union has banned backscatter machines in airports due to uncertain X-ray radiation exposure, but in the United States and many other countries they are still in use. Other sources of X-ray radiation can be from building security scanners and the natural environment. Over exposure is shown to cause thyroid dysfunction and cancerous cell growth among other illnesses. A University of Berkeley study cites that “over 50% of the ...
Pullenvale, Select One
Jul 2, 2012
Zebedee is a small hand-held device that consists of a lightweight LiDAR scanner with 30m (100ft) maximum range and a industrial-grade MEMS inertial measurement unit (IMU) mounted on a simple spring mechanism. As an operator holding the device moves through the environment, the scanner loosely oscillates about the spring, thereby producing a rotation that converts the LiDAR's inherent 2D scanning plane into a local 3D field of view. With the use of proprietary software, the range measurements can be projected into a common coordinate frame to generate an accurate 3D point cloud in real-time. To achieve this result, the ...
The development of the ZeeEye UAV provides environmentally friendly production and low-cost lightweight, durable proprietary CBM™ materials.
As UAV technology is rapidly evolving to meet specific operational requirements, the ZeeEye combines three high power and money saving technologies which provide the ZeeEye extended flight endurance.
The ZeeEye UAV and launch platform is easily transported by one person ‘backpack’ style. The ZeeEye UAV is stored in its container which doubles as its launch platform. The UAV doesn’t need to be removed from its transporter/launcher prior to launch, as both wings of the UAV rotate forward and deploy automatically ...
In every field and in every country, there is a desperate need for leadership. And with millions of people homeless and unproductive, housing design demands a new vision and a fresh approach.
With at least 30 million existing shipping containers that can be easily repurposed, and small-form wind and solar dropping in cost, the time to change the housing dynamic is now. In effect, it would be open-source, modular housing. Improved insulation, grey water plumbing, thermal glass, and whatever else that works best can be used to upgrade. Containers can be purchased for less than $1,000 in some ...
Jun 30, 2012
Your vote can help wean the world off of fossil fuels by using pellet stoves to power vehicles and machinery and generate electricity. Pellets can be made from any locally available renewable fuels, including trash, manure, bedding, food waste, etc., turning waste disposal problems into valuable fuel resources.
The Zero Pollution Engine™ (ZPE™) is only truly a zero pollution when powered by solar, geothermal or waste heat. The ZPE™ is better for the environment and your pocket book than any other engine because all other engines must burn something all the time, but the ZPE™ can be heated with ...
Modular panel truss bridges are used worldwide to bridge gaps in the road network. Often based on the WWII “Bailey Bridge” design, these structures are deployable in weeks. These structures can be “launched” (installed) from one bank across a gap. This feature is especially useful in establishing new or emergency replacement spans.
With modifications, this type of structure can deploy in hours or days rather than weeks. My proposal is to deliver pre-assembled, reduced-width (‘zipped’) sections to the site. This moves most of the labor-intensive, dangerous assembly process to the period before the deployment. The result is reduced deployment ...