A Jacket That Protects You From Germs On Public Transport

You know what’s worse than bedbugs in hotels? All the parasites and invisible germs you don’t see while taking public transport. You might as well be rolling around in a petri dish when you step on a bus, unless you have protection. Say, litres of hand sanitiser, or Betabrand’s new germ-fighting transit jacket.


The Most Enticing Feature A Tech Company Can Offer Now Is Privacy

Apple’s new privacy policy is built specifically to make it impossible for the company to turn over your data to law enforcement, even with a search warrant.


Drop $400 On A BTTF Mr Fusion And Never Pay For Plutonium Again

Unless you turned your daughter’s room into a nuclear reactor after she went off to college, you’re probably stuck paying the exorbitant market price for plutonium. It’s obscene, but the folks at Diamond Select Toys might have a solution. For $US400 they will sell you a Mr Fusion unit, just like the one used to power the time machine in the Back to the Future movies, solving all of your energy needs.


This IFTTT-Enabled Panic Button Will Start Anything But A Nuclear War

Have you ever thought that everyday activities, like, say, summoning your family for dinner, need a little more drama? Bttn, a giant, shouty, Wi-Fi-enabled button, is thinking yes.


This Storm-Hunting Drone Flew Into The Eye Of A Hurricane

When Hurricane Edouard came whooshing over North Atlantic this week, one little drone was ready. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coyote is neither especially big nor especially tough-looking, but it flew where no pilot — and no drone — had ever flown before. This is the future of storm hunting.


A Simple Plastic Adaptor That Fixes Stupid Hotel Hangers

Somewhere near the top of the list of travel annoyances are those proprietary hotel hangers with detachable hooks designed to stop guests from stealing them. They make it impossible to hang your clothes anywhere but in the designated closet, but you can finally fight back with a simple plastic adaptor called the ConvertAHanger that lets you use hotel hangers wherever you want.


A Chemistry Set Spice Rack Puts Science In The Spotlight At Supper Time

Even something as simple as making toast involves a whole lot of complex science that most of us don’t even think about. But when dinner preparation involves a chemistry set full of spices, you’ll be hard pressed to not wonder about all the chemical reactions going down in your dinner.


Doctors Could 3D-Print Their Own Tools For A Fraction Of The Cost

The cost of the instruments needed to run a hospital or a lab is often exorbitant — but what if doctors and scientists could simply print their own tools from an open library of designs? That’s what a paper published today suggests.


This 3D-Printed Smartphone Microscope Only Costs A Dollar

We’ve seen small smartphone microscopes before, but they’re either a bit shitty or a bit pricey — problems neatly solved in this edition of Stuff You Didn’t Realise You Could £-D Print.


Monster Machines: The Razor UAV Only Costs $US800 To Print

Our multi-million dollar fleets of Predators and Reaper drones are quickly becoming the exception rather than the rule. As UAV technology continues its breakneck advance, the cost of producing even high-performance ISR drones is plummeting. This new UAV, for example, is so inexpensive and quick to create that it’s practically disposable.


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