You leave your cubicle to get a cup of coffee. You get a few feet and hear a phone ring. Is it yours? You dash back and nope, not yours. You head back for the coffee and hear a phone ring again...
Alan Vogel has a gadget that solves that aggravating problem. His Remote Telephone Indicator turns on a light above the cubicle when your phone is the one ringing. The gadget is relatively simple. You don't have to open the phone and add wires. It senses when your phone is ringing and sends a signal to the light posted high above your cubicle. Even from a distance, you can see that your cubicle’s phone is the one that’s ringing.
More often than not, with the purchase of a sports car comes the sacrifice of any sort of utility. In other words, you can forget about a large trunk, extra seats for the kids, and more importantly driving in snowy (or inclement) weather. But what if there was a vehicle that offered the best of both worlds; great handling and practicality?
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
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