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Top 10 Latest Inventions of May 2010


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10. Solar-Powered LED Screen

Designed by Simone Giostra & Partners Architects, the SolPix display is a mix of solar shielding and media wall. The blinds incorporated in the wall include photovoltaics and LEDs. Read more …

9. Elastic Fabric With Solar Panels

A company called FTL Solar developed a lightweight elastic fabric with solar panels mounted on it. The fabric plays two roles - its offers shade and produces electricity. Read more …

8. Lightweight, Small Night Vision Device

Invented by a researcher from the University of Florida, the night vision device can be installed on various devices, be it cell phones or car windscreens. Read more …

7. Software that Turns Hand Motion into 3D Image

Robert Wang, a grad student from MIT, invented a system that makes use of a Webcam and a pair of colorful gloves to bring the movements of your hand from the real world to the virtual one. Read more …

6. Helmet Powers Gadgets Using Solar and Wind Energy

Pragnesh Dudhaiya and Aalok Bhatt are the two students who invented this helmet, which can be used to charge different devices, such as cell phones, on the go. Read more …

5. Software that Allows Making Own 3D Digital Books

Using the software you'll be able to create your own digital book that makes use of 3D technology and watch images in 3D without having to wear special glasses. The program is called ZooBurst. Read more …

4. Traffic Light System that Stops Cars to Save Fuel

Specialists from IBM invented a traffic light system that can remotely turn on and off a car engine in order to save fuel consumption when a lot of vehicles wait for the green light at intersections. Read more …

3. Elastic OLED Screen

Developed by researchers from Sony, this is the world's first prototype flexible color video display. It would be interesting to note that the flexible Organic Light Emitting Display (OLED) can work properly even when it is rolled around a pencil. Read more …

2. Solar Cells Printed on Paper

This is the work of MIT scientists, who decided to create a thin film solar cell that could be easily printed out using a method similar to that used by traditional inkjet printers. Read more …

1. Robotic Nano-Spiders

The tiny robotic spiders were invented by a team of researchers from the Columbia University. Each robotic nano-spider is 4nm across and all of them are made of DNA molecules. These robots can be used to identify disease markers on a cell surface, spot whether it is a cancerous one and then tackle it. Read more …

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