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The 2015 James Dyson Award Winner For Australia Is A Wearable For Expectant Mothers

The winners of this year’s James Dyson Award have been announced, and Australia’s deserving student design project victor is Sarah Heimeier, an industrial design student at RMIT — whose Jana is a wearable ultrasonic sensor that can monitor an expectant mother and baby’s heartbeat, blood pressure and glucose levels. Aimed at pregnant women in rural parts of Australia without easy and constant access to medical care, Jana works with a smartphone to transmit vital information to doctors, giving early warning of any potential complications like preeclampsia.

Dyson And LG Are Fighting Over Who Has The Most Powerful Cordless Vacuum

Dyson prides itself on having some of the best vacuums in the industry, and proudly says so in its advertising material. But that’s no longer the case: Dyson has been bested by LG and its CordZero cordless vacuum, and has pledged to remove advertising material from stores and online saying that the Dyson V6 Cordless is the “most powerful cordless vacuum” as part of an out-of-court settlement.

Dyson Hot + Cool Fan: Australian Review

Dyson’s Hot + Cool is a $699, motorised, heating and cooling behemoth that sucks air through a tiny aperture and accelerates it through the application of some nifty physics — just like a jet airliner’s turbofan. It’ll smoothly accelerate air from across a medium-sized room, and cool you at a distance while remaining quiet. It’s not quite as expensive as a 747, but it’s still crazy pricy. You are definitely paying for the engineering that has gone into this monster, though; this is one expensive fan.

Even Dyson's Office Pens Are Beautifully Engineered

It’s really no surprise that the company that raised the vacuum from a lowly appliance to a lustworthy gadget puts a strong focus on design. But a recent visit to Dyson’s US headquarters revealed that design ethos extends all the way down to the pens used around the office.

Stop Swiffering

Cleaning sucks. Sure, it’s nice and satisfying when you’re done, but stuffing your hands in dirt and swabbing filth around the floor is basically unpleasant. There’s no need to make it more unpleasant by letting a multi-billion dollar conglomerate rob you blind. Put differently: You should stop Swiffering and buy a nice vacuum.

Dyson V6 Absolute Cordless Vacuum: Australian Review

Dyson is the last word in suction. I have no idea how its products do the things they do, but the the V6 Absolute cordless vacuum is one of the suckiest products I’ve ever used. I mean sucky as a verb, not an adjective mind you.

Dyson's New Filtered Hand Vac Is Designed To Suck Your Mattress Clean

Most of us are happy to take an ignorance-is-bliss approach to the cleanliness of the mattress we sleep on every single night. But the truth is, your bed could be swarming with millions of feasting dust mites leaving a staggering amount of droppings behind. So now you understand why Dyson’s created a new hand vac designed to suck every last invader off your mattress.

Dyson Put A Filter In Its Bladeless Fan To Cool And Clean A Room

Following up on its first humidifier that used a UV light to kill germs in its water reservoir, Dyson has just announced an updated version of its Cool fan that now includes a built-in 360-degree glass filter to remove 99.95 per cent of airborne invaders in a room. And not just any filter, but a high-efficiency particulate arrestance — or HEPA — filter as regulated by the US government making it as effective as you can get in a consumer-grade appliance.

New Li-On Battery Lasts Twice As Long

Rarely a week passes without the report of a new battery technology, but most appear destined to remain within the lab for years. Now, though, a startup called Sakti3 has a li-on battery that lasts twice as long as most — and $US15 million of support from Dyson to make it a reality.

Dyson Finally Perfected The Vacuum By Eliminating The Need For Filters

A Dyson is promised to keep on sucking at almost full power even as its dirt bin gets full, but few users realise there are also hidden filters that need to be periodically cleaned to keep the vacuum running at full strength. For a company that prides itself on vacuums that never lose suction, that was a big problem. So to ensure that users won’t ever forget to clean those filters, Dyson simply engineered a better vacuum design that eliminates them altogether.

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