SIDA Meeting on 24 Nov 2012, Sat, 2pm (Postphoned from 17 Nov)

Dear All,

Notice is hereby given that the SIDA Meeting to be held on Saturday, 17 Nov 2012 has been post-phoned to 24 Nov 2012, from 2.00 pm Venue: Mr Tan’s Office.

The agenda items are:
* Brain Stretching#1 (30 min)
* Project “CABLE” (1 hr)
* Patent Chat (30 min)
* Brain Stretching#2 (30 min)
* Invention Gossip (30 min)
   – Fracking (Click here)
   – IV Protection Device (Click here)
   – $9 Cardboard bicycle (Click here)
Total duration expected ~ 3 hours.

* For Sida members who are interested to join in the meeting, please drop me a message at http://sida.org.sg/contact-us/


Windows 8 Success Hinges on $10 Component

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204005004578080621686676956.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

  • Hardware companies are grappling with the fact that the Windows 8 software has a touch-oriented user interface. That means not simply adding touch screens to computers but redesigning the hinges that connect screens and keyboards to withstand new twisting, turning and poking.

NTT Docomo offer Phone call translator App

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20004210

  • An app offering real-time translations is to allow people in Japan to speak to foreigners over the phone with both parties using their native tongue.

Read more…


You can print your own gun using 3D printer

  •  Hobbyists have printed fairly rudimentary objects: prostheses, iPhone cases, cat statures and luggage clasps.
  • A number of people have already made gun parts using 3-D printers. And, yes, the guns with these parts have successfully fired bullets.
  • There are no background checks. No age limits. no serial numbers etched on the barrel or sale receipts to tract the gun.

UK inventor tests the first air car

http://www.skynews.com.au/tech/article.aspx?id=803263

 

  • British scientists developing the technology say normal air can be used to store energy by cooling it to -190C, turning it into a liquid.
  • When the liquid air is later warmed, it rapidly expands into a gas, creating high pressure that can drive the piston engine of a car, or generate electricity in a turbine.
  • At times of low demand for electricity, the plant uses the excess energy from the power station to suck air through refrigerator-style compressors turning it into a liquid, which it then stores in an insulated tank.
  • When consumer demand spikes, the energy is returned to the national grid. The tank, which stores 60 tons of liquid air, can power 6,000 homes for one hour.
  • ‘With liquid air you have the convenience of the petrol engine in that you can refill it quickly, simply by pouring it into the tank.’

Read more…


100% Design Singapore Exhibition

http://www.100percentdesign.com.sg/

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Barcode 60th Birthday

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19849141

  • There are now more than five million individual barcodes in use around the world…
  • Sunday, 7 October is the 60th anniversary of the barcode patent, filed in the US in 1952.
  • However the distinctive black-and-white stripes did not make their first appearance in an American shop until 1974 – because the laser technology used to read them did not exist.

Read more…


SIDA meeting on 20 Oct 2012, Sat, 2pm

Dear All,

Notice is hereby given that the SIDA Meeting will be held on Saturday, 20 Oct 2012 from 2.00 pm, Venue: Mr Tan’s Office.

The agenda items are:
* NP Bootcamp review (2 hrs) (Click here for link)
* Project “WHEEL” (30 min)
* Project “CABLE” (30 min) – Incomplete
* Patent Chat (30 min) – Incomplete
* Invention Gossip (30 min)
   – GangNam Style ( Video 1, Video 2)
   – Fracking (Click here) – Incomplete
   – IV Protection Device (Click here) – Incomplete
   – $9 Cardboard bicycle (Click here) – Incomplete
Total duration expected ~ 4 hours.

* For Sida members who are interested to join in the meeting, please drop me a message at http://sida.org.sg/contact-us/

Regard,
SIDA Webmaster