Hands-Free Door Opener Created to Avoid Transmission of COVID-19

A “foot opener” on one of the doors of Diegel’s Creative Design and Additive Manufacturing Lab at the University of Auckland. “Surprisingly it did not require a huge amount of effort to open by foot,” Diegel told Tech Briefs.

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‘Airless Car Tires’

Start with Simulation. The design duo focused on an area of the tire that is very open to design, according to James: the shear layer.

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‘The Newest Pegasus Flying Car’

A flying car, also known as a rotable aircraft, is something that inventors have been dreaming about for a very long time. Stuck in traffic? Just take-off and get out of there.

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‘Upgraded Mini Robot’

Salto is equipped with new skills, giving it the ability to bounce in place and jump through obstacle courses. It can now be powered by a radio controller.

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‘Robotic Bug’

Researchers in Switzerland brought out a less traditional, but perhaps fitting instrument to test their 4-centimeter, bug-like soft robot: the fly swatter.

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Smartphone Fashion Advice

People turn to many different sources for clothing style advice, from magazines to best friends to Instagram. Soon, though, you may be able to ask your smartphone. “We thought of it like a friend giving you feedback,” said Kristen Grauman.

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