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Per billion vehicle miles, 1,011 pedal cyclists are killed or seriously injured, in comparison to 26 car drivers. Around 75% of fatal or serious cyclist accidents occur in urban areas. Around half of the cyclist fatalities occur on rural roads. 75% happen at, or near, a road junction. Riding in the rain is more dangerous than riding in dry conditions for an obvious reason: slippery when wet. The road itself is slicker. Painted surfaces and metal road obstacles are like ice.

This project solves this problem and makes the city safe. This project is about building a manual adjusting protective cover from rain droplets that can be used on any frames for a cyclist to prevent accident during rain.

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Nearly 300,000 Americans have sustained some form of spinal cord injury (SCI), and effective therapies to promote recovery of neural function are lacking. Our vision is to create an off-the-shelf spinal cord implant to replace the injured tissue.

We used the natural spinal cord architecture as a template to design a scaffold that mimics the intact cord. We chose materials with mechanical properties that are similar to the spinal cord properties in order to allow superior integration. We then used rapid 3D printing technology that can fabricate the implant in one continuous print, rather then layers as being done by common inkjet 3D-printers. The interface between each layer is a mechanically weak area; our method produce a more stable ...

There are many types of wastes in the world. The most difficult one to manage is plastic. This is because plastics can easily harm living things because chlorinated plastic can release harmful chemicals into the surrounding soil which can then seep into groundwater or other surrounding water sources and also the ecosystem, the fact they do not decompose easily and many other reasons. In the city, the most plastic wastes include bottled water, fruit or juice boxes, home use chemical packaging and so on. These plastics are Polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) the most widely used plastics in the world. Companies pay garbage collators especially plastic waste collectors lots of money for recycling and this is not an ...

We as a team have designed a product named the Hovering Soldier to solve one of the important security challenges faced by the soldiers at the borders to protect one’s own territory and at the same time for the internal stability of the nation.

The Hovering Soldier is designed like a bird that flies towards the neighboring territory to monitor a particular area. It uses 2 types of cameras fit inside the bird’s eye. One is about 4MP sCMOS camera providing very high resolution in full sunlight. The other eye has a thermal camera named The Viento-G that is specially designed for a wide range of thermal monitoring applications This could also serve as an important tool to keep ...

Sunatori's Effect refers to Anisotropic Electromagnetic Force Phenomena which were recently discovered by Simon Sunatori, P.Eng./ing., M.Eng. (Engineering Physics/Génie physique), F.N.A., IEEE-SM, WFS-LM, BNR/NT (MSS).

Anisotropy manifests itself in dramatic fashion as unexpected physical phenomena of magnetic attraction-repulsion, which is analogous to love-hate relationship. Experiments appear to defy basic law of nature, raising more questions than answers. Such a fundamental discovery could lead to some industrial applications in future.

Homo-Magnetic Like-Pole Attraction

Conventional wisdom dictates that like poles repel and opposite poles attract. Thus, the S-pole of a small-diameter rod-shaped or disc-shaped permanent magnet attaches to the N-pole of a large-diameter disc-shaped permanent magnet as expected, as shown in Figure 1, albeit only to the peripheral region. However, the ...

My prototype has two functions in one: protect yours car door from being hit by other cars doors or by a shopping cart. It is novel because it will come handling to put on and will be at low cost and safe. It make you be kind to other cars in a small parking lot at the time to get out of your car so you don’t bend or scratch other vehicles. It can be produced on a large scale because of the ease of the material and because it can be made to a standard measure that can fits all types of vehicles, it can also be customized for each vehicle brand as the owner decides.

This will ...

Plastic shopping bags on land are one of the most common types of litter. Build ups of huge quantities of plastic bags are well known to block local drainage systems, especially in developing countries. For example, the floods in Bangladesh 20 years ago were partially attributed to blockages in drainage systems from plastic shopping bags. Plastic shopping bags also pose health risks to human populations over the years as they leach toxins into water supplies.

Plastic bags also are problematic to recycle. While the recyclable symbol of three arrows in a circle is on many plastic shopping bags in the US, it often is a marketing trick. There are no regulations about how that symbol is used, and every ...

It is said that the main causes of sudden death in elder people are heart failures and risk of falling. Diagnosis and prevention of heart diseases and fall detection is more and more important in our daily life. In addition to increased population growth, online telemedicine systems are useful due to the possibility of timely and efficient healthcare services. The rapid growth in technology has remarkably enhanced the scope of remote health monitoring systems. Loss of consciousness and fall-induced injury is one of the leading problems faced by the elderly. They are the leading cause for the transfer of senior citizens from the comfort of their residence to assisted care environments. They also account for 40% of injury related deaths ...

Innovative concepts in lightweight engineering for automotive and aerospace applications increasingly trust in Multi-Material-Design. Additionally metal-plastic-combinations are often used in white or brown goods as well as within the furniture industry or in novel architecture concepts. A special challenge for multi material designs is the joining process. Existing technologies to join metals to polymers, like adhesive bonding or mechanical fastening, are ineffective regarding process time (adhesive bonding) or don’t applicate the forces optimally into the material (riveting, bolting). Moreover those technologies use supplemental materials like glue or rivets, which add weight and costs to the construction. The newly developed HPCI® (HeatPressCool-Integrative) – tool appears like a spot resistance welding gun, which is widely used in car body engineering for ...

Overcome consumer reluctance to the adoption of self-driving car technology by anthropomorphizing a separate AI-controlled self-driving vehicle which controls the navigation and operation of a connected passenger compartment. Within certain safety parameters, the human occupants would have a residual mechanism for overriding the AI as to the speed and direction of travel.

Instead of putting consumers in the counter-intuitive position of being in the "driver's seat" of a car without the need to maintain situational awareness and control over the vehicle, we use the culturally familiar concept of the "smartest horse in the barn" to create a physical separation between the consumer/travelers and the computer-controlled vehicle that is undertaking the journey, all the while providing reassuring backup control mechanisms--that ...

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