MasterCard with LCD screens are ready to show you ads

5 years ago, In 2012, MasterCard purposed an idea to embed LCD screens and keyboard in their cards to add 2-step authentication method. MasterCard launched these cards in Singapore. MasterCard tried luring its customers by announcing that card screen will also show you reward points, balance amount, and other information. I guess, however, nobody wanted … Continue reading MasterCard with LCD screens are ready to show you ads

How Boeing will use 3d printing to solve the noise problem inside airplane?

Managing noise inside aircraft or within any enclosed space for that matter has been a challenge for engineers for a long time.  At present, drywall, foam sheets, end-grain balsa like materials are used as sound dampeners. The problems with these solutions are that they don’t absorb sound on the basis of their shape but on … Continue reading How Boeing will use 3d printing to solve the noise problem inside airplane?

An Indian Halwai filed a design patent for Jalebi, wait… what?

Last week, a news article caught me off guard. It disclosed some researchers, from Himachal Pradesh, India, that are in a run to patent a recipe for Mandyali Dham – a traditional community feast. Mulayam Gulgule Kumar, the owner of Krishna Sweets, left me in total surprise this morning again when I found a design … Continue reading An Indian Halwai filed a design patent for Jalebi, wait… what?

How Microsoft’s dual display will narrow the gap between Tab and Laptops?

How would you feel if your Tab may have dual screens that give you a feel as if you are working on your laptop while typing emails and creating document? A recent patent application by Microsoft discloses such a thing for their Tablets. The patent mentions using an addition e-paper screen along with a tablet … Continue reading How Microsoft’s dual display will narrow the gap between Tab and Laptops?

A company just built, patented, and showcased an iron man suit and then disappeared like it was nothing

No, we are not talking about those water propelled suits. A british startup, Gravity, has just unveiled a jet engine propelled suit that can actually fly. The suit uses 6 miniaturized propulsion engines affixed on hands and legs of a wearer (yes, just like the iron man suit). The inspiration behind the suit is obviously … Continue reading A company just built, patented, and showcased an iron man suit and then disappeared like it was nothing

Why Toyota’s electric car will house specially designed wind turbines?

Toyota proposes installing a wind turbine system in their electric cars to harness wind energy in one of their recent patent applications. The invention not only will provide extra electricity to the batteries of an electric vehicle but will also increase its performance by reducing air drag. This will be decreasing the fuel/recharge cost significantly. … Continue reading Why Toyota’s electric car will house specially designed wind turbines?