While it’s a good idea for people with upstairs bedrooms to have a collapsible fire escape ladder handy, quickly finding and deploying the thing could be difficult in a smoke-filled home. That’s where the permanently attached Rescue Ready Retrofit is designed to come in.
We’ve seen various collapsible water bottles in the past, from crushable flasks to fillable accordions. Bulgarian startup DiFold believes it has an even better version, creating a brand-new bottle that relies on the ancient art of origami. Its Origami Bottle holds and serves 25 fl oz (750 ml) of water as effectively as any solid […]
When it comes to rough, tough, gruff, no-nonsense devices, power drills certainly fit the bill. Nonetheless, a Canadian company has given the tool a high-tech makeover, adding what are actually some pretty handy features.
Qool ditches bagged ice for frozen inserts containing special phase change material (PCM) formulated to keep contents cold (or even frozen) for days, without the melting or mess. Long story short, this passive but intelligent cooler doesn’t just threaten to knock off other coolers on its way to the top, it could even replace powered […]
The Fatmate has a 20 x 4-inch fat tire that’s better for going over soft surfaces such as snow or sand. That tire is protected against punctures by a Kevlar liner, and is mounted on a wheel that features an Alex Blizzerk 90 rim, a unique sealed hub that uses a porous polymer to dispense lubricant […]
Each window contains a vertical sheet of water, sealed between two sheets of glass. As sunlight passes through the glass, it heats the water, thus keeping the room itself from getting as hot as it would otherwise. Once it reaches a high enough temperature, that sun-warmed water is pumped out of the window, travelling through […]
Being all electric, the vehicle benefits from relatively low maintenance costs, zero local emissions and low running costs. Small business owners, gig workers and fleet operators in the Los Angeles area will be able to hire the vehicle for local deliveries on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
It can be a hassle, removing your bike lock from its frame mount (or from your bag) every time you want to use it. The Lobster Lock is different, though, in that it stays attached to your bike at all times – even when the lock is in use.
A couple of years ago, Harvard University scientists copied the structure of snake skin to create a soft-bodied robot that gripped the ground as it moved. Now, they’ve applied that same thinking to shoe grips that could help keep seniors from falling.
Maintaining good personal hygiene is always important to reduce the risk of catching infectious diseases, but in the midst of a global pandemic it is downright vital. Washing your hands may be pretty easy when at home, but as lockdowns around the world ease and people venture out more, keeping hands clean becomes much more […]