10 More Amazing Inventions You Didn’t Know Existed


A well known misquote said that everything that can be invented has been invented. That was uttered more than a hundred years ago, and if it had been true, we wouldn’t be reading this article sitting hundreds or thousands of miles apart in front of a lit up glass screen. Thank God for the spirit of invention and innovation. Even the most skeptical among us sits up to take notice when some breakthrough happens. But the really interested of the lot go out looking for any new cool invention that’s being cooked up. Last time we saw 10 amazing inventions that you didn’t know existed, now we have 10 more of them!

 

10. Self-Inflating Tires

self inflating tire

One of the things that causes us a great deal of annoyance is the sight of a flat tire just as when we have an urgent task at hand, right? Well, its time these worries were brought to an end. Coda Development has already come up with a tire design that is self-inflating. This self-inflating tire, developed in the Czech Republic, takes this out of your hands by inflating automatically through a device called a peristaltic pump which inflates the tire as it turns, keeping it at a constant, safe pressure level. This technology, if adopted widely, will not only make the roads safer, but will have a positive environmental impact by way of savings on fuel (cars with under-inflated tires use more fuel), resulting in a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, and an increase in the lifespan of tires. (Link)

 

9. Invisibility Cloak (Optical Camoflauge)

The words “invisibility cloak” tends to summon images of fantastic adventure, magical espionage and otherworldly deception. Well Muggles, science has some good news for you: Invisibility cloaks are a reality. Optical camouflage delivers a similar experience to Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak, but using it requires a slightly complicated arrangement. Optical camouflage doesn’t work by way of magic. It works by taking advantage of something called augmented-reality technology — a type of technology first pioneered in the 1960s by Ivan Sutherland and his students at Harvard University and the University of Utah. The invisibility cloak is still in its infancy and real-world applications are still being tested. Invisibility allows light to bend around an object. Once this technology becomes more advanced, scientists believe that it can be used for many safety measures, including eliminating blind spots in cars and planes to prevent accidents. (Link)

 

8. Bionics

Bionics is a term which refers to flow of ideas from biology to engineering and vice versa. Hence, there are two slightly different points of view regarding the meaning of the word. In medicine, Bionics means the replacement or enhancement of organs or other body parts by mechanical versions. Bionic implants differ from mere prostheses by mimicking the original function very closely, or even surpassing it. In technology, Bionics refers to the development of specific technologies which mimic biological adaptation to the environment. Examples include a ships hull that mimics the thick skin of a dolphin, or sonar, radar, and medical ultrasound imaging imitating the echolocation of bats. Is it done? Yes. This technology has been in development for a number of years and, while still in the early stages, has already produced many devices. Examples of technological bionics include Velcro and Cat’s eye reflectors. Examples of medical bionics include artificial hearts and the cochlear implant. (Link)

 

7. Read my Lips Lipstick

A new lipstick has gone on sale that shows when women are in the mood for sex. The saucy slap changes from clear to deep crimson as the wearer feels frisky. Invented in California, the Mood Swing Emotionally Activated Lip Gloss works by reacting with a girl’s body chemistry. Priced at 12 pounds each, the tube comes with a colour chart so men can work out how randy their partner is feeling. “The colours change depending on your emotional state,” the Sun quoted a spokesman for makers Too Faced as saying. (Link)

 

6. Weather Control Device

Each year, hurricanes or typhoons may cause billions of dollars’ worth of damage and a large number of fatalities. It would be hugely significant if we could find an effective way of reducing the destructive power of these storms, which convert heat energy from warm oceans into damaging kinetic energy in the atmosphere. Arkadii Leonov at Ohio’s University of Akron has “invented” a method of dissipating hurricanes that threaten populated areas.  The method, according to the patent submission, involves flying supersonic jets in concentric circles around hurricanes, allowing the released sonic booms to disrupt the delicate air pressure balances these weather phenomena need to operate. is the act of manipulating or altering certain aspects of the environment to produce desirable changes in weather. Weather control can have the goal of preventing damaging weather, from occurring; of causing beneficial weather, such as rainfall in an area experiencing drought; or of provoking damaging weather against an enemy or rival, as a tactic of military or economic warfare. Weather modification in warfare has been banned by the United Nations. (Link)

 

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