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Top 10 Latest Inventions of March 2010

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1. Machine Able to Reproduce Tsunamis

Researchers from the University College London's Earthquake and People Interaction Centre (EPICentre) together with a team of engineers from HR Wallingford One developed this wave-generating machine that can replicate the way tsunamis behave. It could help raise structures able to resist powerful tsunamis, and help improve evacuation techniques. Read more…

2. Scanner Able to Scan a 200-Page Book in Seconds

Japanese scientists developed an ultra-fast scanner that can easily scan a 200-page book in just a matter of seconds. Read more…

3. DNA Suit to Help Tackle Counterfeiting

John Cavendish Ltd, a company based in Slaithwaite, England, created the DNA suit, which it claims is the first of its kind. The suit is made of fibers immersed in plant DNA. Using the new technology it would be possible to avoid counterfeiting. Read more…

4. Solar Road Panels

Solar Roadways is the company that created the Solar Road Panel which can produce electricity using solar power. The device features solar cells and glass and it could be used to build new type of roads that would serve as alternatives for asphalt roads. Read more…

5. Windows Generating Power from Sunlight

A Dutch company called Peer+, developed the Smart Energy Glasses for windows. Its invention uses the Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) technology, developed by the company as well. With this technology glasses are able to generate renewable energy. Read more…

6. Application Uses AR to Help See Through Walls

Scientists from the University of South Australia teamed up with specialists from Nokia to work on an application that would allow cell phone users to see through walls. The invention utilizes augmented reality (AR) to overlay graphics on top of structures seen on the screen. Read more…

7. ePassport Featuring Flexible AMOLED Display

Bundesdruckerei is a German firm that creates passports and identity cards. The company managed to come up with the world's first ePassport that boasts a flexible AMOLED display. Read more…

8. Technology That Converts Lip Motion into Computer-Generated Voice

The technology developed by engineers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is called "silent sounds" and it is able to convert lip movement of a person on one end of the phone into an electronic voice generated by a computer and transferred to the person on the other end. Read more…

9. Technology That Turns Arm into Touchscreen

Dubbed Skinput, the device was developed by Chris Harrison from Carnegie Mellon University and Dan Morris and Desney Tan from Microsoft's research lab. The invention generates a skin-based interface that allows using the arm as a touchscreen. Read more…

10. Device that Delivers Drugs Using Micro Needles

Developed by Kanji Takada, a Professor from the Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, the invention uses micro needles to painlessly deliver the necessary drugs. These needles do not break the epidermis, being made from a water-soluble polymer that dissolves right after being introduced into the outer layer of the skin. Read more…

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