Researchers at University of Pennsylvania have developed a backpack which makes one feel ‘86% reduction’ in the weight being carried. A bungee system keeps the weight suspended at the same height above the ground while the carrier is walking or running, [resulting in a constant potential energy for the suspended weight] hence reducing the strain on the body. Innovative!
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Finally, things are getting exciting with the possibility of wireless electricity in near future, thanks to folks at the MIT. “Wireless energy transfer has been thought about for centuries”
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is doing great stuff – by making utility computing, SaaS and utility retailing a reality – simple and inexpensive. Personally, I think this a great vision (not Jeff’s exclusively) and great execution (Jeff’s exclusively). For example, (a subset) Amazon S3 is already touted as big success; and EC2 is just being unveiled. I think the potential of this easily dwarfs the success of Amazon as an e-retailer (A thumbs up from KPCB too!).
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a method for training the common honey bee to detect the explosives used in bombs.
Really liked this perspective!