This has been on YouTube since 2007 and the video has 40+ million views – but it’s new to us! And it’s really cool:
From our friends at the Department of Homeland Security – who in July of last year were awarded their very first patent:
No matter how many plastic cards currently crowd your wallet, one day you may wish to make room for one more. The Department of Homeland Security(DHS)’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has developed a miniaturized version of a dosimeter, a portable device used for measuring exposure to ionizing radiation, which can provide life-saving early detection in the unlikely event of a nuclear accident or dirty bomb.
We don’t know about you, but we think the most amazing thing about this is that he got the camera to keep Space Shuttle Lego in the center of the frame, and caught some truly dramatic shots. Wow.
Not in a “Satan possessed my tongue-piercing and now controls my wheelchair through it!” way, but in a good way:
‘This device is a wheelchair steering “wheel” in the form of a dental retainer instrumented with sensors that are activated by a tongue piercing. Georgia Institute of Technology engineers devised the Tongue Drive System prototype for people with high-level spinal cord injuries.’