Nothing in the world can stop few people from keep on inventing the best and the coolest products in different segments. These products become a landmark in the specific segments and even provide scope for social and economic growth of the nation. We present to you ten such best and cool inventions of 2010.
A piece of technology that provides an instant cash register, Square is a San Francisco-based company launched in 2009 by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. Square provides small businesses the ability to accept credit and debit card purchases anywhere, anytime via iPhone, iPad or Android smartphone. With the aid of a tiny magnetic card reader that attaches to a smartphone, it lets anyone process credit cards. One does not need to wait for a receipt; he just has to sign on the screen and Square sends a copy straight to e-mail.
With four simple steps you can easily access the app by downloading the free Square app, sign up, link Square to your bank account and then start accepting cards
The world’s first practical jetpack, Martin Jetpack consists of a purpose-built gasoline engine driving twin ducted fans which produce sufficient thrust to lift the aircraft and a pilot in vertical takeoff and landing enabling sustained flight. The Martin Jetpack could take its operator up 8,000 ft. It is creating a new segment in the aviation and recreational vehicle markets. Initially, the jetpack was designed keeping in mind the leisure market. The five feet high, Martin Jetpack has a width of 5.5 ft and length of five feet. The structure is Carbon fibre composite and has fuel capacity of five US gallons.
Combining sound physics with innovative design, the Very Light Car uses lightweight and low aerodynamic drag to usher in a new era of automobile efficiency. The car weighs less than 800 lbs that helps it get 102.5 m.p.g.
The components of the car has been evaluated for function and re-designed to be light yet strong. The car has simple features that mean fewer components, less weight, greater efficiency and lower cost. The Very Light Car is a low-mass vehicle that uses mostly recyclable aluminum and steel – requires little energy in production and avoids scarce and hazardous materials.
The Malaria-Proof Mosquito and The Mosquito Laser
Mosquito is one of the world’s most deadliest insect that causes more than one million deaths worldwide. But for the first time, University of Arizona entomologists have succeeded in genetically altering mosquitoes in a way that renders them completely immune to the parasite called Plasmodium, the agent that causes malaria. Former Microsoft executive Nathan Myhrvold is developing a laser that can zap mosquitoes without harming other insects or humans. The laser targets the mosquito’s size and signature wing beat and sends the bugs down in a burst of flame, making their deaths good for public health.
Orange Power Wellies
Everything in the world generates power – about one watt per breath, 70 watts per step. Orange, a telecommunication provider, recognized this potential and introduced a prototype of Orange Power Wellies – rubber boots that convert heat into current. Orange Power Wellies is a groundbreaking and innovative eco mobile phone charging prototype. It is created in collaboration with renewable energy experts GotWind, use a unique power generating sole that converts heat from your feet into an electrical current, which can be used to re-charge your mobile phone.
Have you ever thought that textiles can be sprayed out of a can or spray gun straight onto a body or dress form? The British company Fabrican has captured the imagination of designers, industry and the public around the world by developing such a spray to bond and liquefy fibers. Once sprayed out of a can, the solvent then evaporates and the fibers bond, forming a snug-fitting garment. The technology has been developed for use in household, industrial, personal and healthcare decorative and fashion applications using aerosol cans or spray-guns.
The iPad app, Flipboard is a wonderful app to end the chaos by grabbing updates, photos and links from your friends and other interesting people, then reformatting everything in a wonderfully browsable, magazine-like format.
Flipboard turns the users Facebook and Twitter account into something that looks like a magazine. It allows the user to build a custom magazine, either by choosing from Flipboard’s pre-built curated boards or by importing Twitter lists.
Antro Electric Car
The car of the future, Antro Electric Car is the product of the Hungarian designer Antro. The car can hold up to three people – a driver and two passengers, one on either side – who pedal to help drive the ultra light car. It is a crazy invention wherein the car splits into two smaller versions and joins to make a big one. When the car is separated, its seating capacity for three and becomes a big vehicle, Antro Duo with a seating for six when joined.
The car has a hybrid drive and has solar cells on its roof that generate electricity to empower the vehicle to run up to 20 km a day on solar energy alone with the help of solar panels attached on the roof.
Zoggles: Anti-Fog Device
Zoggles is an anti-fog device invented by Skomsky and Valerie Pafly to keep fog from forming on lenses and windows. The device is created with a humidity sensor and a temperature sensor that would stay colder than a windshield, so they would sense when fog was coming and would turn on an automobile’s defroster. The device could also calculate when fog would form, rather than test for fog that is actually about to form, they could get rid of the bulky controls that cooled the sensors in their original prototype and fit all the electronics on a chip.
KOR-fx: Ultra Sensation Gaming Device
Shahriar S. Afshar, the visiting physics professor at Rowan University, invented KOR-fx. KOR-fx is a device that connects to gaming consoles, PCs or music players. It sits around the shoulders and the two transducers that lie on one’s chest translate stereo sound into stereo vibrations. This makes the gamers feel complete immersed in their games without involving others who are not playing. The sensation of rain, wind, weight shift, even G-forces can be induced.