Category: Gadgets

Scientists from Toyota have found a way to manufacture magnesium based batteries

Engineers at the Toyota Research Institute have revealed the secret to using magnesium in battery cells. Opening can lead to a replacement of lithium batteries for safer and more effective magnesium. New batteries are suitable for all industries from mobile phones to cars. Magnesium has long been considered a potential replacement for lithium in the production of batteries. The …

Watly – a computer that provides clean water, energy and the Internet

In the world hundreds of millions of people are experiencing a severe shortage in the consumption of the fundamental benefits of civilization – drinking water, electricity and affordable communications. In sub-Saharan Africa alone, 625 million people face these problems. The joint Italian-Spanish startup Watly is designed to solve this problem on the basis of the most modern …

A clear difference between Chinese and German bearings

The network has a video, which compares two simple bearings. Their difference is only in the manufacturer – the first is made in China, the second – in Germany. Both are advertised as having “weapon quality”, however German costs 30 times more. Is there any difference, is it worth overpaying? An unknown Chinese engineer tried to show the difference …

Tesla among trucks: Hybrid electric tractor Nicola One

While Elon Mask focused on the creation of a mass market for passenger electric vehicles, its potential competitor, the company Nicola Motor, began to actively develop the “freight” component. Nicola One – this name received a hybrid six-wheeled electric vehicle weighing 36.2 tons, capable of driving at a charge of about 2000 km. The car is equipped …

The “smart” Miraffe mirror identifies any object

Looking at this smart device, you involuntarily recall the talking miracle mirror from “The Tale of the Dead Princess and the Seven Knights” by Alexander Pushkin. Its no longer a fabulous, but quite real “descendant” – the Miraffe mirror was created by the Chinese electronics engineer Huang Jin Long from the city of Chengdu. Miraffe uses a …

Belarusian engineer has developed a paper engine

The single-cylinder engine, created by the Belarusian engineer Alexei Zholner, became the owner of two world records: firstly, it is the smallest and, secondly, it is made of paper. The crumb-engine, complete with a throttle, operates in compressed air. The length of its piston is only 3 mm. Alexey Zholner for the last 6 years has created a …

Futuristic gyro cycle from Thrustcycle will be released in 2017

Thrustcycle Company presented its latest development – self-stabilizing motorcycle GyroCycle. An unusual vehicle keeps balance itself, thanks to the gyroscopic effect, even remaining in complete immobility. Another advantage of using this technology is increased safety and controllability of the gyro. Due to the peculiarities of the design, it is practically incapable of losing grip on the road and heading …