Hand-forged jewelry pays tribute to Gulf Coast fishermen

December 4, 2016 by  
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Though many may not realize it, the oyster industry in parts of the Gulf Coast has all but collapsed in recent years due to drought, oil spills, and a water rights struggle that spans three states. That’s why New Orleans-based designer Ashley Lyons is crafting a handmade line of jewelry that pays tribute to traditional fishing communities and hopes to help preserve their way of life.

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Life-saving Classon bike helmet has built-in cameras and turn signals

July 25, 2016 by  
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The helmet has a number of safety features that aim to make cyclists aware of their environment without taking away the enjoyment of the ride. Cameras in the front and back of the helmet constantly scan the rider’s immediate environment. This info is immediately interpreted by an algorithm and communicated to the cyclist, letting them know when a vehicle is approaching in their blind spot. Related: Jeff Woolf’s Folding Bike Helmet Could Revolutionize Cycling Safety Intuitive turn signals in the front and back are activated by arm movement and blink to let surrounding vehicles know of their intentions to turn. Additionally resourceful is an adjustable light in the helmet that automatically turns on when reducing speed. The helmet’s Kickstarter campaign, which recently ended, exceeded the company’s goal by over 400 percent, demonstrating that bicyclists need and want safer, smarter gear. + Brooklyness

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Top 7 Wearable Technology Concepts of 2014 (Vote for the Coolest)

December 28, 2014 by  
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  The intersection of technology and fashion was a recurring theme for 2014. Solar power, energy generators, and 3D printing are just some of the ideas that blew us away this year. We’ve rounded up our favorite wearable technology concepts from the past year, and now you can vote to select the absolute coolest of them all. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: best of 2014 , ecouterre , wearable technology

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Band-Aid Circuit Boards: The Next Step in Wearable Technology?

April 20, 2014 by  
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Many experts predict that our beloved mobile technology will someday cease to be things we carry around in pockets or purses. Instead, we’ll all have wearable technology that integrates telephone and Internet capabilities into the very clothes on our back. Or, in the case of a gadgets recently developed by John A. Rogers, a University of Illinois professor, and Yonggang Huang, a Northwestern University professor, our skin. The duo is working on a stick-on circuit board patch that could be used to build incredibly cheap telephones and wearable technology. Follow the link to find out how it works. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: circuit board band-aids , ecouterre , flexible circuit boards , flexible electronics , stick-on circuit boards , wearable electronics , wearable technology

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Scientists Turn the Everyday T-Shirt into Resilient Body Armor

April 10, 2010 by  
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You don’t have to be the out-of-this-world kin of the Kents’ in order to slip into the wearable armor made for the red-caped crusader. By splicing the carbon in cotton with boron, researchers at the University of South Carolina have markedly increased this familiar fabric’s resiliency. With a final flexible state re-inforced with boron carbide – the same material used to shield military tanks – this design breakthrough is far from a passing fashion fad

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