Dyson has unveiled a all-in-one hand-drying water faucet, its Airblade Tap. It combines hand washing and drying in one rather futuristic tap. First, the user must place their hands under the central nozzle, which breaks an infra-red beam and triggers a stream of lukewarm water. Next, the user moves their hands out underneath the two wings, where breaking a second beam sets off a blast of cold filtered air to scrape the water away. The drying mechanism works via a brushless DC motor, which produces two sheets of air at 420mph. According to the announcement, the Airblades can dry wet hands in 14 seconds. The motor is said to be one of the smallest fully integrated 1400 watt units in the world. The Airblade Tap can be pre-ordered today and should be available March 1st. At £999!!
Bowers & Wilkins aonnounced their new new outdoor speaker, Bowers & Wilkins AM-1. The speakers feature "1inch (25mm) aluminium-dome tweeter mounted below rather than above a 5inch (130mm) glassfibre bass/midrange driver. " The speaker is mounted high on the wall, and they are dust, wind, and water resistant.
"Full Moon Silhouettes is a real time video of the moon rising over the Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New Zealand. People had gathered up there this night to get the best view possible of the moon rising. I captured the video from 2.1km away on the other side of the city. It's something that I've been wanting to photograph for a long time now, and a lot of planning and failed attempts had taken place. Finally, during moon rise on the 28th January 2013, everything fell into place and I got my footage."
The Shark Sushi Plate is handmade from clay by Avigayil, a full time biology student with a hobby of doing ceramics. The plate will give you a different eating experience when you dip sushi into the shark's mouth for some sauce.
Evonik kite-powered electric car has traveled across Australia, covering 5,000 kilometers. Utilizing less than 15 dollars in electricity, the EV is powered by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that are capable of being powered by a mobile wind turbine, and the power produced can ensure a travel of 280-360km a day.