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IS THAT RADIATION IN YOUR POCKET?: UV WAND FROM THINKGEEK image

My apologies for the lack of posts lately. I’ve been full steam ahead with Design Is Yummy business for the past month now that I’m freelancing full time. It’s hectic, but I’m loving it! Enough about me…let’s learn about germs. Flu season is back and this time it brought a friend- H1N1. Hand sanitizer dispensers are popping up all over, but what do you do when a coworker accidentally sneezes all over your keyboard? Introducing an ultra-violet radiation emitting wand you can pass over electronics that kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. Pass it over contaminated objects for 10 seconds and it eliminates germs. These types of wands are available in various sizes for different uses- from disinfecting electronics to ...

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MAPTOR BY JIN-SUN PARK AND SEON-KEUN PARK image

Designed by Korean students, Jin-Sun Park and Seon-keun Park, Maptor is a portable combination map/projector. By downloading a map to the device, a user can project maps onto various surface such as the wall, ground, or a hand. Maptor has integrated GPS so your position on the map is marked and tracked with a big red arrow making navigating easier. It’s also made from environmentally friendly biodegradable plastic PLA (polylactic acid). Thumbs up to the Parks for making this cool device green! Maptor is a concept device, so I’m not sure when/if it will become available for purchase, what the battery life is like, or the price. I also don’t know how clear the maps appear in daylight. The Maptor ...

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