Gizmo

Seven real-world technologies from Agent 007

Publication: MSNBC.com   Date: November 11, 2008   View Article

James Bond (played by Daniel Craig) returns to the big screen in “Quantum of Solace,” the latest movie in a franchise that regularly features high-tech spy gadgets and technologies. Some of Agent 007’s make-believe gizmos have inspired real-life gadgetry, including these.

Knee Brace Generator Offers Portable Power Plant

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: February 7, 2008   View Article

Inspector Gadget, take note: Researchers have created a knee brace that converts the energy from a walker’s stride into electricity.

Results from the device show that if the clumsy cartoon character wore a brace on each leg as he stumbled after his nemesis Dr. Claw, he’d easily generate five watts of electricity.

Time to Reset

Publication: MSN Tech & Gadgets   Date: February 25, 2007   View Article

Daylight-saving time starts three weeks earlier this year (2 a.m. Sunday, March 11, 2007). Are you and your gadgets ready?

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