Computer graphics researchers at Cornell and Harvard have created software that will translate a graphic image of a character from a movie or video game, or even something you've created yourself, into a posable plastic model manufactured by a 3-D printer.
Hate traveling with a bulky, plastic bike helmet? Say hello to the Hövding Bike Helmet, an ingenious invention out of Sweden that takes up only a sliver of space in your luggage and activates only upon impact, much like a car's airbag.
Textspresso. It’s a beautiful thing. In order to combine their cloud texting service with Seattle's technology and coffee cultures, the folks at Zipwhip created a machine that sends and receives text messages while simultaneously making a coffee.
Surfing for hours on the Internet consumes a lot of electricity and is harmful to the environment. However, a new ecological PC saves energy as it operates: It produces about 70 percent less CO2 than conventional computers. As the first computer of its class, it obtained the "EU Ecolabel", the environmental label of the European Union.