New Stuff


Tempra Technology and Crown Holdings have partnered to develop the world’s first self cooling beer can. It looks like a normal 500ml can, but features an integrated self-cooling device that reduces the “contents by a minimum of 30° Fahrenheit (16.7° C) in just three minutes.”

“When activated, the all natural desiccant contained within a vacuum draws the heat from the beverage through the evaporator into an insulated heat-sink container.”


Take a soda bottle, add customizable flavor buttons, and what do you get? Ipfini’s “Programmable Liquid Container”. Each bottle is filled with carbonated sugar water and feature additive buttons on its side (aroma, flavor, color), which allow for up to 32 combinations of soda on the fly.

“Providing choice at the point of consumption creates tremendous advantages for the consumers as well as the manufacturer,” noted co-inventor Glenn Wachler.


Thanks to an Airborne Laser system by Lockheed Martin, modified 747-400F’s are now equipped to take out enemy missles. This system consists of a “High Energy Laser”, “Flight Turret Assembly”, “Tracker Illuminator lasers”, and a “Beacon Illuminator”. We may soon see this technology on other aircraft such as the B2 Stealth Bomber. More pics after the jump.

“As it may sound impressive it has it’s drawbacks too an ICBM is fired usually thousands of miles away from enemy soil so the 747 has to be flying over enemy airspace with constant threat of anti air missiles and enemy fighters as it is the 747 is a passenger jet with limited manuvarability. ”

Set back into each urinal is a pressure-sensitive display, which activates an interactive game when used. This game includes sounds and images, bringing entertainment value to where you’d least expect. It will most likely will be installed in airports and schools “with the functional purpose of improving hygiene”.

“The projection of the project into a museum space was conceived of as a critical-ironic measure, questioning the concept of art, but extending it at the same time.”

[YankoDesign via GadgetReviewShoutIt]

Architect Aron Losonczi has developed a new type of concrete that transmits light by adding “optical fibers” into the mix. The fibers are used to shift light at each end, producing a “see-through” effect.

“Called LiTraCon, the blocks are a combination of “optical fibers” and concrete, mixed so that the fibers create a fine glass aggregate within the concrete.”

Polymer Vision introduces a new flexible screen technology that’s rollable – with a roll radius of 0.75cm – and has a switching time of 0.5 – 1.0 seconds. The display features an optimum refresh rate of 50 Hz and offers 240 x 320 resolution. GPS devices, cell phones, and computers may soon use this technology. [OhGizmo!]

With a top speed of 12mph, the USurfer UM70 is ideal getting around town. The frame is solidly constructed from steel/aluminum and complement the Maply ply wooden deck. Powered by two 12v 15AH sealed lead acid batteries, the UM70 is good for 4 hours on a full charge. This cool gadget will set you back a whopping $863. Video clip after the jump.

With a parallax barrier superimposed on a normal TFT-LCD, these Sharp displays can show different information simultaneously depending on the viewing angle. CeBIT attendees got a first hand look at this technology, which was first introduced last year. Video clips after the jump.

Get the most for your grocery shopping buck with LiteOn’s new Smart Label. When foods such as milk near its expiry date, the Smart Label automatically changes colors from green to red indicating freshness and discounts the item accordingly. It’s a nice idea, but impractical to say the least.

From the article: “Without the additional labour needed of the seller to re-label the goods with current prices, the Smart Label brings paper wastage to a minimum.”