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USB Airplane Fan/Hub

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, USB

USB AirplaneSince the summer heat is upon us, and in some cases more than usual, maybe it is time to hook up a fan to your PC. This USB Airplane’s blades are soft to protect the young and it comes with an off/on switch. It also doubles as a 4-port hub. Plug it in and you get takeoff sound effects for 5 seconds. Available in white or silver, the plane carries a MSRP of $14.00.

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Therma Blades Warm Up

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Misc. Tech, Science

Therma BladesSome NHL players will become guinea pigs in November to test Therma Blade’s new heated skate blades. Inventor Tory Weber claims that the prototypes cut down on friction up to 50% and allow players to skate faster with less energy needed. There is a resistor in the blade that heats it by battery to 5º C (~41º F,) regulated by a microprocessor in the heel. Apparently the warmth thickens the film of water between the ice and the blade and acts as a lubricant. We don’t know much about the way skates work. We thought that perhaps there would be less chaos at the hockey rink if the players’ feet were warmer.

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