The most accurate way to take an infant’s temperature—a rectal thermometer—is also one of the most unpleasant. But infants the world over will wail a sigh of relief now that Withings new Thermo, which requires just a forehead sweep to detect a fever, is finally available.
If the thought of sticking a thermometer where the sun don’t shine to get an accurate reading disgusts you, Withings new Thermo provides a far less awkward, but equally accurate way to measure someone’s body temperature with just a simple tap on their forehead.
By using a microscopic diamond and some gold nanoparticles, researchers at Harvard have measured the internal temperature of a living human embryonic cell. This groundbreaking new ‘nanothermometer’ could lead to therapies in which specific cells are treated.
Designed for recipes that are finicky about the temperature of the ingredients—like fudge, candies, and jams—this silicone spatula has an internal temperature probe that helps prevent whatever you're stirring from overheating and burning.
I generally don't drink wine that costs much more than the change I can scrounge up from the sofa cushions, which is why all the little things I can do to maximize its bouquet, nose, finish, and all those other terms I pretend to understand are so important.
Not many thermometers claim to be well-designed and booze-filled. If you're ever left in a dry house, you at least have one more option. Then again, regular thermometers can get you messed up fast too (and dead). [Unpluggd]
Now that Spring is about to finally spring, you're going to want to watch those temperatures rising so you'll know when it's safe to dance naked on the patio again. Here's a thermometer that'll tip you off, and it's easy to stick onto the outside of a window, too—the La Crosse WS-1025. It doesn't look half bad,…
By Brendan I. Koerner