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Kickstarter brings crowdfunding to the UK on Halloween

Whether you’re currently keeping calm, or simply carrying on, we’ve got some good news for you steadfast Brits: Kickstarter makes its official launch in the UK on October 31st. Sure, its arrival was rather inevitable, but All Hallows’ Eve will mark the first time that inventors outside of the US can take part in the crowdfunding website. Kickstarter visitors will find UK projects listed alongside those in the US, and inventors who think they’ve stumbled upon the next great mousetrap may begin work on their listing today. Naturally, Insert Coin fans are bound to find some nifty projects work their way across the pond, but in the meantime, you can check out the commerce-related details at the source link below.

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Kickstarter sends some love to Europe, will support UK projects beginning this fall

Kickstarter’s US-based micro funding site has seen measurable success on this side of the Atlantic, and it looks like the company is planning to capitalize on that momentum, bringing its service to the United Kingdom later this year. A company spokesperson was unable to comment on the move beyond what was offered up in an earlier tweet, but judging by the 110 characters you see above, it appears that Kickstarter plans to open the site up to UK projects beginning this fall, with more information to come at a later date. That 140-character limit is hardly to blame for the micro-size tease, with much space to spare even beyond that rather informal sign-off – it seems that the site just wants to get its ducks in a row before revealing more. For now, feel free to hit up the source link below to read the post and share your thoughts on Twitter.

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Powertread turns gridlock into electricity with a series of tubes

Getting stuck in traffic sucks, but thanks to a couple of Kiwis you might soon be feeling a little better about yourself while muttering about the brake-happy commuter ahead of you. An invention called Powertread by Justin Robertson and Brett Kemp looks to do something positive with the unending shuffling of queued cars. It’s literally a series of tubes filled with water that, when run over, force their contents through a turbine to generate electricity. One car driving over one of the things generates 580 watts of electricity at 36 amps. That’s not an awful lot power, but imagine a dozen of the things lined up at a busy off-ramp, run over by thousands of impatient drivers every day, and you can see the potential. The Singaporean government does too, providing grants to fund the project and two shopping malls there have already signed up to purchase the results. Who knows whether the things will follow our favorite folk duo over to North American shores, but until then you can at least get a similar feel at your local Burger King. Read more
IBM develops 'instantaneous' memory, 100x faster than flash

You’ve got to hand it to IBM’s engineers. They drag themselves into work after their company’s 100th birthday party, pop a few Alka-Seltzers and then promptly announce yet another seismic invention. This time it’s a new kind of phase change memory (PCM) that reads and writes 100 times faster than flash, stays reliable for millions of write-cycles (as opposed to just thousands with flash), and is cheap enough to be used in anything from enterprise-level servers all the way down to mobile phones. PCM is based on a special alloy that can be nudged into different physical states, or phases, by controlled bursts of electricity. In the past, the technology suffered from the tendency of one of the states to relax and increase its electrical resistance over time, leading to read errors. Another limitation was that each alloy cell could only store a single bit of data. But IBM employees burn through problems like these on their cigarette breaks: not only is their latest variant more reliable, it can also store four data bits per cell, which means we can expect a data storage “paradigm shift” within the next five years. Combine this with Intel’s promised 50Gbps interconnect, which has a similar ETA, and data will start flowing faster than booze from an open bar on the boss’s tab. There’s more detailed science in the PR after the break, if you have a clear head. Read more
Apple patent application aims to keep iPhones shatter-proof with shock mounted glass
From ‘smart’ pens to a smarter Siri, Apple’s always attempting to find new ways to improve the iPhone, and the company’s latest patent application wants to keep its crack-prone glass blemish free. Aptly named a “shock mounting cover glass in consumer electronic devices,” the invention claims a tunable shock mount sandwiched between the phone’s glass and other hardware. There’s also plans for a sensor that can distinguish a “drop event” from normal phone movements and an actuator to prepare the shock mount for impact. Given that it’s only at the application stage, we won’t be seeing bombproof iPhone displays any time soon, but here’s hoping it’ll become a product reality someday. Mostly so we can see just how much of a beating it can take. Read more

Nikola Tesla’s Remarkable Experiments With Wireless Lamps and Vacuum Tubes Shown Before the Franklin Institute and the National Electric Light Association in 1893

“These were the most striking results I showed in the transmission of energy… You see how far I have gone into the mastery of electrical vibrations in 1893. I stand here [Fig. 190] in the hall, holding a lamp in my hand, and the energy transmitted lights it. Here again [Fig. 191] I hold a phosphorescent bulb in my hand, and here [Fig. 192] a vacuum tube.

“These experiments, I remember, were made in St. Louis. There was a hall with 6,000 or 7,000 people. When I explained how I had shown a phosphorescent bulb to Lord Kelvin in England, and told them that the bulb was going to spring into light, and the current was turned on and it did burst into light, there was a stampede in the to upper galleries and they all rushed out. They thought it was some part of the devil’s work, and ran out. That was the way my experiments were received.”

–Nikola Tesla

(Tesla explaining his wireless art in a pre-hearing interview with his legal counsel in 1916 to protect his radio patents from the Guglielmo Marconi and the Marconi Company.)

“Nikola Tesla On His Works With Alternating Currents and Their Application to Wireless Telegraphy, and Transmission of Power.” Twenty First Century Books, Breckenridge, Colorado, 2002.

Recherche de design pour He (”exclamation/ouverture” en phénicien et ancêtre de la lettre “E”. Son armure est renforcée, épaissie et munie de petits conduits permettant l’expulsion de matière chaude.

De gauche à droite puis de haut en bas :

- première esquisse pour le casque de He

- Visage de He sans armure

- Casque de He en couleur

- He en position de tir

- armure de He

Juillet 2019

Cardboard bicycle 'close to mass production': tough, green and just $20

Cardboard never ceases to amaze. Having been deployed in gramophones, stereos and even digital cameras, one inventor now believes it can be used to make the ideal bicycle. Izhar Gafni, from Israel, spent 18 months just folding the material every-which-way in order to discover a strong enough design, and now he claims his technique is almost ready for mass production. His maintenance-free bike uses a “secret” mix of organic materials to make it waterproof and fireproof, and is then lacquered to give it a friendlier appearance. It’s expected to cost a mere $20 and weigh about 20 lbs (9 kg) – that’s 65 percent lighter than an average metal ride. In fact, this bicycle doesn’t use any metal parts at all – the solid tires are made of reconstituted rubber and a car timing belt is used instead of a chain. It lacks the swank of a Faraday Porteur, perhaps, but then you could buy 175 of these for the same money. Want proof that it actually works? The bike’s not-so-featherweight inventor takes it for a spin after the break.

[Image credit: Reuters / Baz Ratner]

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Google Doodle celebrates Gideon Sundback, unzips knowledge about your favorite wearables

We’ve covered no shortage of wearable gizmos over the years here at Engadget – in fact, we’ve given ‘em their own category – but we most certainly haven’t spent enough time praising one of the pioneers of the segment. Thanks to a highly pleasing Google Doodle, we’re given the perfect chance to take a harder look at one Gideon Sundback, the electrical engineer responsible for developing the zipper. It’s been called a “fly,” prominently featured in an Outkast song and positively shunned on the Snuggie, and it’s also a huge, huge part of worldwide culture. For those looking to learn more about the man, the myth and the mystery, head on down to the Wikipedia link below; if you just want to unzip your browser, well… click here.

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Bicycle lock climbs poles, encourages would-be thieves to look elsewhere (video)

Had your morning cup of Haterade? Get ready to have it flushed out. A team of bicyclists / engineers have assembled what might be the best thing to happen to the bicycle since Lance Armstrong, with the (currently unnamed) pole-climbing bike lock created for Germany’s own Conrad. There’s no word on if (or when) this fancy contraption will go on sale, but we know at least one Dutch inhabitant that’ll be parting ways with as many Euros as necessary in order to take one home. In short, this device straps around a nearby light pole and then carries your bike high into the air (and thus, faraway from the hands of thieves) via a remote control. The only problems? For one, it’s huge, and should prove worrisome to carry around. Secondly, you’ll be in a whole heap of trouble should some other prankster decide to hike his / her bike up the same pole beneath yours. Anywho, the video after the break is definitely worth a watch. Read more
Canon develops pair of LCoS reflective LCD panels

Though Canon has been focusing on SED and locking down LCD partnerships throughout the earlier part of the year, the firm will be showcasing its very own LCoS reflective LCD panels at InfoComm next month. The first panel is a 0.71-inch WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) model, which is said to be the “world’s first LCoS panel of its size to achieve such a level of resolution.” The second is a 0.55-inch SXGA (1,400 x 1,050) version, which can also be used in conjunction with other Canon technologies to bring new projectors to market. Beyond that, it seems we’ll have to wait until June before finding out more, but you can certainly peek the read link and attempt to read between the lines. Read more
Automatic waffle maker hits version 2.0
While it certainly looked about perfect to us, we know how picky engineering inventors can be, so it’s not too surprising to see the folks behind the automatic waffle maker crank out a version 2.0. We can’t be sure, but the video (shown after the jump) does seem to suggest that the newest iteration cooks up your breakfast without quite as much mess as the original, and the hardware behind the magic looks to have seen upgrades all around. Best of all, however, is the title splash screen that lets you know you’re still looking at a beta creation, which ought to mean there’s an even more sophisticated version around the bend. Bargain bin griddles, watch out. Read more
DuPont unveils host of flat-panel HDTV technologies

While we knew the company famous for bringing miracles of science into our daily lives was lending a helping hand with OLEDs, a recent announcement has detailed that the company plans on getting into a whole lot more than just that. Among the technologies it hopes to integrate into tomorrow’s flat-panel displays are thermal color filters, direct bonding, Optilon anti-reflective coatings, advanced composite reflectors film for improved luminance, Drylox, and a smattering of niceties around field emission displays. Of course, there’s way more here than we could possibly cover in this space, so do your curious mind a favor and dig right in to the detailed read link. Read more