UV Water Purifiers Are Bullshit

To achieve its claimed ability to remove pathogens, water going into CamelBak’s new UV purifier must first be cleaned by a filter from a rival manufacturer. And that rival product is cheaper. That’s according to CamelBak’s own lab testing. And its not the only water treatment technology that’s incapable of performing… » 5/14/15 2:25pm 5/14/15 2:25pm

This Beer Should be Product Placement for the Next Tron Movie

I don't even drink beer, but what I wouldn't give for one of these 3D-printed beer cases that were gifted to Heineken's stakeholders. With the bottle's label printed in UV-sensitive ink, it only figures that the case (3D-printed by Freedom of Creation) should have a UV light installed inside, activated once the case's… » 3/15/11 9:20am 3/15/11 9:20am

Researchers Have Created a UV Light That Kills Bacteria Without Harming Humans

It's widely known that ultraviolet light has bacteria killing properties. Unfortunately, its usefulness is limited since it also harms us. But now researchers have developed a high intensity, narrow spectrum wavelength that's safe enough to be used as lighting in hospitals. » 11/15/10 11:00pm 11/15/10 11:00pm

10 Gadgets That Help You Survive in Cheap Hotel Rooms

Tomorrow I embark on a week-long vacation that will have me hiking up mountains, enjoying art and music and dining in fancy restaurants. Needless to say, I am looking forward to it. The only thing I am not 100% about is the hotel room. I've never stayed in this particular chain before and I got it at a great… » 9/26/08 4:00pm 9/26/08 4:00pm

UV Monitor Assures Extra Tasty Crispy Tanning

If you're like me, your skin boils in the presence of anything brighter than a 40W bulb. While my self-prescribed cave dwelling generally keeps me safe from the harsh glow of the sun, this UV monitor deals with those times we're forced to go outside by tracking solar radiation levels in real time. Enter the SPF on… » 6/16/08 12:04pm 6/16/08 12:04pm

Kids Invent Vanishing Nail Polish to Dodge School Rules

What would you do if your school's ban on makeup meant you couldn't show off your nail art? You'd get your chemistry set out and invent a new UV-reactive polish that was near-invisible indoors, but was bright and colorful when you're outside lessons, wouldn't you? Well, you would if you were a group of students in… » 3/24/08 12:15pm 3/24/08 12:15pm