Secret Kinetic Rocket Fire Balls Can Create Hell Anywhere

They are secret. They are kinetic. They are made of rubberized rocket fuel. And they fire up destroying absolutely everything they come across, bouncing through bunkers, filling buildings with extremely hot flames, obliterating everyone and anything inside with fierce heat. The Pentagon officially calls them "kinetic… » 11/12/08 11:14pm 11/12/08 11:14pm

Dragon Power Station Harnesses Kinetic Energy From Passing Vehicles to…

Terry Kenney's Dragon Power Station prototype works by harnessing the kinetic energy of trucks passing over plates buried in the road and turning that energy into electricity. The system he's got set up now in the Port of Oakland, with 2,500 trucks passing over it in a day, is enough to power 1,750 homes. It's a very… » 5/01/08 2:00pm 5/01/08 2:00pm

Cuckinetic Clock Tells Time Rube Goldberg-Style

I'm always fascinated by kinetic sculptures, which is why I like this clock by painter and sculptor George Rhodes. You tell the hours from the numbered cylinders that're picked up on that wheel, and the minutes from the pointer arm. It strikes the hours when the cylinder rolls down the track and hits a bell. I'd love… » 3/25/08 10:45am 3/25/08 10:45am

Quadband GSM Wristphone from Epoq Charges Kinetically

The EGP-WP88 from Epoq is the first GSM wristphone that actually looks like a watch. Waterproof to 50 meters, the WP88 has a kinetic recharge system, meaning you can charge it just by walking around, and boasts a 1.3-megapixel camera, OLED display, plays MP3 and MP4 files and can transfer data via either USB or… » 2/19/08 4:11am 2/19/08 4:11am

Magic Cube Heralds the Future of Gaming and Human Interfaces

Nobody really knows what the future of human interfaces and gaming will look like, but Andrew Fentem—who went from working on classified missile systems to developing multi-touch human interfaces, kinetic surfaces and motion sensing technologies before almost anyone else in the planet—gave us a fascinating vision on… » 2/08/08 12:00pm 2/08/08 12:00pm

MIT Plans to Steal Your Energy to Light Public Buildings

Two MIT grad students want to install devices in public buildings that generate electricity from footsteps. They want to install a type of floor that will power train stations and other commuter-heavy areas. The problem is that this energy has to come from somewhere - you. This type of floor will depress slightly when… » 7/26/07 7:34am 7/26/07 7:34am