DIGIPIX

01.20.11

Clothing That Reveals Air Pollution

Fashion forward or forward-thinking fashion? Two grad students have designed a hi-tech sweatshirt which features pink lungs or a red heart that reveal blue veins when exposed to dirty air. Nien Lam and 

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01.18.11

Package That Changes Color When Food Is Stale

Researchers in Scotland have developed a smart plastic packaging that could change color to indicate if the food had gone bad. Scientists at Glasgow’s University of Strathclyde say the plastic changes color if the food is…

LTT Opinion

01.14.11

Front Desk? We have a problem.

We're getting set for our first TED x event, where we present our concepts for the "hotel room of tomorrow." First, here's what's wrong with the "hotel room of today."

Modlet

01.10.11

ThinkEco’s Modlet

ThinkEco's modlet communicates with a PC and tracks how much energy electronics use and allows the user to schedule things to turn off at set times.

Smart Fridge

01.04.11

The Fridge That Helps Plan Meals

You may have spotted one of our LTT Picks for 2010, the electronic milk jug that tells you whether the milk is fresh or sour. Here’s another concept to look forward to, a smart refrigerator that would…

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12.31.10

LTT Picks 2010: Electronic Milk Jug

Here in the United States, we throw out an estimated 16 billion pounds of milk each year. A new hi-tech milk jug might help reduce that waste.

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