The annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair is styling it up in the NYC right now, and while so far we haven’t seen all that much stuff that we’d consider Engadget-worthy (you know what we’re talking about), Inhabitat did spot designer Ingo Maurer’s new LED Table, a glass dining room table that comes embedded with 278 white, blue, or red LEDs. The table is designed so that the LEDs don’t look as if they’re wired up, something which gives them the appearance of simply floating in air.
Researchers in (drumroll, please…) Japan have come up with a fuel cell that runs on blood and contains no toxic materials, making it potentially useful in artificial hearts and other organs. The cells use a non-toxic substance to draw electrons from glucose, a sugar in our blood. Whereas most fuel cells use a metal complex, the electron mediator in this system is based in Vitamin K3 which naturally exists in our bodies, making it an extremely safe choice as an implant-type fuel cell. The size of a small coin, the fuel cell can generate 0.2 milliwatts of electricity, which is enough to power a device measuring and transmitting data on blood sugar levels. Fantastic — won’t be long before one of us neo-tribalists gets some sort of conduit implanted so we can recharge our cellphones on the fly.
Update: Батарейки на крови_ ( Collapse )
Update: Кровавые топливные батареи_
Water skiing is so 80s, guy; why aren’t you jumping up and down like a crazy person on the Pump-a-bike, a human-powered hydrofoil that can book it at over 20mph? We’re still not 100% sure how the thing works, and we’re not about to drop $1,000 US to find out, but if you want to take a video of you getting wet and wild (and wiping out, preferrably) and send it in, we’ll totally