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The new leashes and collars will be equipped with ultra-bright LEDs to help make nighttime walks a bit safer for both dogs and their owners. Designed with busy, city-dwelling pet owners in mind, who often only have time for walks in the dim light of the morning or evening, these leashes and collars will illuminate to help prevent collisions or tangles with cars, bikers and pedestrians. Each leash and collar will feature a pair of LEDs that will be programmed for static mode as well as...
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A deadly beetle has inspired an ATM protection system that will defend itself from thieves. The system was inspired by the bombardier beetle's ability to spray its enemies with near-boiling acid. The beetle stores the ingredients for the acid in two separate chambers in its body, which prevents them from mixing until it is ready to attack. Following the beetle's lead, it is possible to build a system of two honeycomb structures filled with chemicals. The structures will be...
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A new method of instantly identifying passing insects could lead to a way of reducing pesticide use by allowing researchers to develop better targeted attacks. The device will feature a laser-thin beam of light that will shine onto an array of phototransistors able to translate light fluctuations into sounds. As an insect flies through the laser beam, the beating of its wings will cause the signal to fluctuate. The signal will then be recorded as an MP3 file and analyzed by a computer...
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To track the movements of sharks I suggest using solar-powered tags able to beam location information to satellites. The sensor-laden tags will be used to track certain endangered shark species in order to understand their migration patterns. Previous tags relied on battery power to remain operative and the batteries would often die before all the information could be transmitted. Because most sharks do not stay long near the surface of the water (where the sunlight would power...
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In order to reduce the number of shark attacks, I suggest tagging the sharks with a device that will send a Twitter message as a warning to surfers and swimmers. To create so-called Shark Monitoring Network, it is necessary to attach transmitter tags to sharks to track their location along the coast. The tags will communicate with a network of floating monitoring devices that will pick up the signal of an approaching shark and trigger an alarm that will be sent on a Twitter feed. The...
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The bee-powered sensor will be made up of pair of chambers: a smaller one, called the diagnosis space, and a larger chamber that will hold the trained bees. The patient will breathe into the smaller chamber, and the bees taught to connect certain smells with a food reward, will move toward the person's breath if they detect their trigger smell. Bees can be trained to respond to certain smells in only ten minutes. Once the bee has been captured, trained and performed its duty, it is...
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08/09/2013
Bedbugs can be a serious concern, particularly to East Coast urban dwellers. The new trap will be made from an inverted pet bowl with the outer edges covered in double-sided black tape. The inverted bowl will have higher walls than other traps on the market, and the bait (spearmint and coriander oil) will be augmented with CO2 canisters, sugar and yeast, which will produce the bedbug attractant carbon dioxide. Although the trap will not kill the bed bugs, it will serve as an early...
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The Kite patch will offer an alternative to toxic sprays, and a new way to fight the spread of diseases, by using a blend of ingredients that make humans invisible to mosquitoes. The device will be a disposable square only 1.5 inches on each side and will be meant to be worn on the clothing. The patch will be embedded with a proprietary blend of non-toxic, FDA approved compounds that will disrupt the mosquitoes' ability to track humans through exhaled carbon dioxide. Each patch will...
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The Wave Glider robot smartphone app will let armchair divers check on the location of the nearest Great White Shark from the safety of their living room. The wave- and solar-powered Wave Glider is an autonomous robot with exceptional endurance, able to find and follow tagged sharks, as well as other sea life. It is developed to track tagged fish and animals through a Wi-Fi network. The current methods used to track marine life--tagging and catching or satellite relays--both lack in...