Archive for January, 2010

Innovative solar powered bridge de-icer

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Pave Guard:
Getting rid of snow and ice forever…
using the power of the sun.

Pave Guard Technologies,® Inc. has combined subsurface heating with solar energy to present a system that will eliminate snow and ice from forming on pavement while serving as an alternative energy source. The Pave Guard System is also designed to pay for itself over a period of 5-7 years while putting money back in your pocket for another 13 years or more.

Solar panels silently convert light into electricity. They have no moving parts, require little maintenance and are designed to last for many years. Photovoltaic solar panels work best in direct sunlight, but they also work well even on cloudy days.

Solar panels can be used to supply a substantial proportion of the electrical needs of typical households. They can be mounted on the roof or on the ground and connected to the local electric utility or stand alone (not connected to the utility), either supplying all the power directly to the home or pumping the excess back to the utility. Apart from reducing your electricity bill, home owners can often sell any surplus electricity directly back to the utility at an attractive rate.

Source:  Pave Guard Tech

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PDF maker – turn your webpages into PDF

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Just enter the URL of any page and in a few seconds you’ll be downloading a pdf.

Source:  PDFmyURL

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Generate a help URL so friends and family can send you instant screen recordings

Generate a help URL so friends and family can send you instant screen recordings to help trouble shoot computer issues.  Watch a demo

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Tattoo for your cast – cast decoration

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Welcome to a revolutionary and creative look at breaking, setting and mending a bone.   A process that can only be described as “Happy Healing!”

What is “Casttoo?”

Simple, it’s an “Orthopedic Cast Tattoo,” “Cast Art,” “A Skin for your Cast,”

“Beauty for Breaks,” “Cast Decorations,”

but in short,  it’s a “Casttoo!”

Casttoo products are the most innovative, fun thing to hit the field of Orthopedic Medicine since the introduction of Colorful Casting Tape.

Casttoo makes it fun and easy for anyone to put a little more joy into the downtime experienced following a bone break or surgery. Casttoos are for everyone, are easily applied with the help of heat and are actually helping people enjoy the healing process.

Source:  Casttoo

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ExoHike was designed for carrying heavy loads during long missions

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ExoHiker™ was designed for carrying heavy loads during long missions.

* Weight: 31 lbf including power unit, batteries and on-board computer
* Payload: 150 lbf while the wearer feels no load
* Noise: virtually imperceptible
* Mission Duration: without small pack-mounted solar panel: 42 miles for a pound of battery (Lithium Polymer) at the average speed 2.5 mph. With a small solar panel, its mission time will be unlimited.

Example: Due to an unprecedented actuation and power delivery technology, an 80 W-hour battery which weighs 1.2 pounds is sufficient to power this exoskeleton to carry 150 pound of load for 21 hours while the wearer feels no load on her/his shoulder.

* Interface: small hand-held LCD display
* Special features: easy-stow™ retractable legs, quick release emergency egress from backpack and/or exoskeleton, and unfettered driving of vehicles while wearing the exo.

Source:  Berkeley Bionics

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Wireless for HDMI 60 GHz Extender extends high-quality uncompressed HDMI

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Extend HDMI at 1080p/60 Hz up to 10 meters (30 feet) away!
The Wireless for HDMI 60 GHz Extender extends high-quality uncompressed HDMI 1.3 audio/video at resolutions of up to 1080p/60 Hz to any remote display location up to 30 feet away without the hassle of wires. The Wireless for HDMI 60 GHz Extender employs advanced high-frequency radio technology to support the high multi-gigabit data transfer rates of HDMI 1.3 with 8-channel digital audio.

This is a perfect solution in scenarios where traditional cabling cannot be applied. The plug-and-play installation makes it simpler than ever to extend HDMI to another room or to a ceiling projector in a matter of minutes, all without ever having to run cables and drill through walls or ceilings.
How It Works
The Wireless for HDMI 60 GHz Extender system uses a pair of Sender and Receiver units. The HDMI source is attached to the HDMI input on the Sender unit. The Receiver unit is attached to an HDMI-compliant display in the desired viewing area. The Sender and Receiver are arranged in a line-of-sight orientation with respect to each other and without obstructions in the way of the radio signal path. The Sender and Receiver are powered on and put into pairing mode using their dedicated reset buttons. Within a few seconds, the units find each other and wireless radio pairing mode commences. A sharp and vibrant high-definition picture emerges on the remote extended HDMI-compliant display as AV signal extension completes.

During setup and operation, 4 LED Indicators on the front of the Sender and Receiver units will illuminate to indicate operational states such as power status, pairing activity, strength of the wireless signal, and signal blockage.

Source:  Gefen

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Plug-and-Play hospitals from Doctors without Borders helping Haiti

It’s an amazing setup that’s doing essential, heroic work. If you can, donate to Doctors Without Borders to help them keep doing it.

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Free Wi-Fi At 11,500 McDonald’s Locations

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McDonald’s opened up their Wi-Fi connections at 11,500 of their 14,000 US stores.

Source:  McDonald Locator

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Inflatable balloon based device limits deaths due to profuse bleeding

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Inflatable Device Stops the Bleeding

A fast, efficient balloon-based system could save lives on the street and battlefield.

Uncontrolled bleeding is a major cause of death on the battlefield, and according to military medical experts, it accounts for 80 percent of otherwise preventable deaths. One problem is that there are no effective treatments for deep, penetrating wounds, which are too severe for gauze packing and are in areas where a tourniquet cannot be applied. To stop life-threatening bleeding in such instances, Maynard Ramsey, the chief executive officer and chief technology officer at CardioCommand, a Tampa, FL-based medical device company, has developed a balloon-based system that can be inserted into a wound and inflated in less than 90 seconds.

Source:  Technology Review

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Electronic Drink Caddie for Golf

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This electronic drink caddie is the perfectly discreet way to enjoy hot or cold drinks right from your golf bag. Under the guise of a real club head and shaft, the Drink Caddie features an insulated cooler that sits discreetly in the side compartment of your golf bag. Made of durable, high-density plastic, the Drink Caddie holds 54 ounces of your favorite beverage–hot or cold–and maintains the temperature for up to five hours. Looks like a genuine golf club–but it’s not! It looks like a regulation driver, but its secret is the one-button dispensing pump. No need to pump or pour–with a press of a button, battery-operated pump dispenses your favorite beverage. Fill with hot or cold beverages (including carbonated or alcoholic drinks) and they’ll stay at the right temperature for hours. Includes four AA batteries. No need to wait until the 18th hole is done–this golf drink dispenser lets you bring the refreshment with you, making every round more enjoyable. Order yours today!

Source:  Amazon

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