March 26, 2020

Italian Engineers Transform Simple Snorkeling Gear Into Lifesaving Masks to Connect to Ventilators

At this critical time in history, everyone is pitching in with their skills and expertise in order to combat the coronavirus epidemic. An issue many countries are facing is a lack of medical equipment, as hospitals are overwhelmed with critical care patients. This is particularly true of ventilators, which are in short supply. Now, Italian engineering firm Isinnova is helping local hospitals with the shortage thanks to a simple, yet ingenious, invention.

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February 14, 2020

Space Engineer Designs a Rotary Cell Phone That Actually Works

It’s hard not to be distracted by all of the tricked out smartphones available today, especially when they’re always right at our fingertips. That’s why engineer Justine Haupt of the Cosmology Instrumentation Group at Brookhaven National Laboratory spent three years on a personal pet project. The result of her efforts is a fully functional rotary cell phone that Haupt believes has all of the pros of portable communication without the unnecessary bells and whistles.

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November 19, 2019

This Polaroid Printer Instantly Turns Photos on Your Phone into Analog Prints

Polaroid photos have provided instant gratification and fun for decades, not to mention rich aesthetic value. And with the introduction Polaroid Originals cameras, users are well versed in Polaroid’s sophisticated blend of analog and digital technology. Now, the nostalgic photo brand has released an instant Polaroid printer—allowing users to transfer photos from their phone onto analog prints. The Polaroid Lab is a revamp of the crowdfunded Impossible Project from seven years ago.

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