2015
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A simple, flexible, innovative design to capture wind energy at a fraction of the price, the AirLoom has the potential to disrupt the entire (not just renewable) electricity generation market.

The AirLoom dramatically reduces the capital cost of wind turbines by an astounding 15X over the dominant wind technology, the horizontal axis wind turbine (HAWT). It captures large swept areas of wind at low cost by placing multiple airfoils on a vertical oval track, with all forces distributed and supported by tension cables. The AirLoom’s patented design represents a 23X reduction in the HAWT’s mass, resulting in a dramatic reduction in manufacturing, transportation, maintenance and land costs.

Although the AirLoom doesn’t look much like a HAWT, it uses the ...

Air conditioning is one of the energy hogs around. If you live in Texas, you spend an extra 150$ a month in the summer months, for a 2500. sq ft. home, on cooling.

This project is a way to reduce or eliminate that bill. Every kilometer you go up in air, temperature drops 6 ºC in the Troposphere, the lowest layer of atmosphere extending to 12Km.

The solar powered baloon keeps the tubes and pumps floating in the air. It is tethered to the roof top or ground.

The inlet air is filtered and pumped into the house by an air pump in the house through a kilometer high plastic tube. This is a low energy pump as colder ...

The proposed design is intended to improve the health of the user, in particular their spine alignment during daily activities. Sizable amounts of resources are used to avoid ergonomically induced injuries and this device will help track the user’s spine alignment and give real-time feedback, allowing an immediate response by the user and promoting a self-correcting attitude towards posture whether is at work, sitting on an airplane or while conducting any other routine activity that we repeat over and over every day.

In order to form an image of the human spine, an array of ultra-sonic transducers are used. These transducers are fixed to the skin at the points of the bone structure where alignment information can ...

This is a concept for a VR headset controlled drone.

The drone is spherical and has 6 opposed cameras( 2 along each x,y,z axes). These are all wide angle cameras each capable of recording video. Inbuilt is also an algorithm which stitches the input from each to create a video sphere.

This video sphere is live fed to the VR headset. To look around the sphere you should move your head and see like you would normally do. this gives you a complete visual access in inaccessible places.

Also the movement of the drone is controlled by tilting the head in the respective direction.

Another feature the drone will have is a 3D projector on the top. this can ...

Automotive Manufacturers are missing an opportunity to mass produce a small, simple, affordable Electric Vehicle (EV) following the examples of the 'Model-T' or 'Volkswagen.' This type of vehicle could be designed around the simple, "Plug-in, Series-Hybrid EV" which, like the RR locomotive, would drive the vehicles wheels with one, or more, electric motor(s) using electricity from a battery or a generator powered by a small Internal Combustion Engine (ICE).

The "series-hybrid EV" has been criticized by unknowing people as being inefficient. Some have said it is not more efficient than an ICE vehicle. They also argue the more complex plug-in parallel-hybrid has the efficiency advantage. There exists a list of 9 reasons why a plug-in, series-hybrid EV should be ...

AMAZON is an artwork inspired by the goddess of the moon. The speakers are protected by a moulded mask permeable to the sound. Its canonical face is universal in all civilizations around the world while its silkscreen printing can adapt that mask to different countries and cultures.

That creation is particularly suitable to prestigious residences, in accord with the “Woman Acceptance Factor,” or with the “FENG SHUI." In addition the musical qualities are superb.

AMAZON has a two-way device which delivers a power of 100 W RMS. Dimensions: 525x300x300mm. 3.200 kg. The body is made of moulded wood and the front face in massive wood. That creation is destined to wireless acoustic systems.

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By the time you finish reading this sentence, a man has died even before reaching the hospital. Trivialities such as traffic, unfavorable road conditions, irresponsible driving should not be allowed to decide the fate of a man. Can life be left to chance? When a hiker, pilgrim or a traveller gets stuck in a desolate region as a consequence of natural calamities, what happens?Can his fate be left to the hands of nature? The primary purpose of this design is to ensure that such teething troubles are pushed into oblivion. A smarter transportation mode, capable of both land and air travel which can be utilized in life saving missions is proposed in this literature. The basic idea behind this ...

Presents an Artificial Intelligence auto learning, early auto diagnostic, auto alert vital signs wireless Plaster. It can be used for real-time monitoring of ECG, respiratory rate, falling and patients temperatures. The proposed device is a lightweight plaster, attached to the chest. It has several sensors, ECG, 3D accelerometer for chest respiratory rate. Body position and patient’s activity, skin temperature, hand proximity sensor, altitude, oxygen level in the blood and proximity to smart phone or any fix location wireless recipient.

It can wirelessly transmits, while on “event”, the patient’s ECG signal with all data stored from other sensors, to mobile phone or to wireless mesh to internet device around it. The device runs several processes in parallel that ...

Ischemia, a local blood supply disorder resulting from reduction or complete deficiency of blood supply in an organ or in a tissue caused by constriction or obstruction of its blood vessels, resulting in hypoxia, malnutrition and finally necrosis of the part of an organ suffering from ischemic process, is a frequent phenomenon in pathogenesis of many clinical conditions, as well as during performing surgical procedures. The causes of this phenomenon include, among others, formation of fibrin clots of abnormal stability and structure. Epidemiologic data obtained from ex vivo and in vitro studies indicate that the abnormal properties of fibrin clot are related to the occurrence of ischemic strokes, myocardial infarction or thromboembolic vascular disease. In general, the clots composed ...

The technology developed is a piezoelectric stimulus-response quantification based gravimeter (PEG). This innovation takes a completely novel approach towards utilization of the piezoelectric element by quantifying the gravitational effects on them--they can not only generate an electric charge in response to mechanical deformation, but can also be mechanically deformed by applying electric charges, known as the converse-piezoelectric effect. In this way, piezoelectric elements can be used to precisely inject energy for exciting vibratory frequencies within the element and housing allowing the element to be used for quantifying subsequently produced electrical output. Fundamental detection is achieved through utilizing shear mode piezoelectric elements.

Conventional gravimeters typically measure the amount of the opposing forces required to suspend an object or ...

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