Company Has Invented A Mattress That Can Detect Cheating And Alert You Via Phone App!

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(PCM) Spanish company Durmet has revealed their latest smart mattress design that features the ability to let users know if their spouse or significant other is cheating on them by using “ultrasonic technology” sensors that detect a certain type of movement. It is called the Smarttress!

The user is then notified via cellphone app, which is connected to the mattress, if the data received appears to be suspicious.  We are curious how this would work if say, perhaps. the mattress owners pets or children happen to jump on the bed. Seems like there is the potential for multiple false alarms and unnecessary paranoia.

The company says that their Lover Detection System renders any sensors that are triggered onto a 3D mapping system of the bed, therefore ruling out any possibility that the sensors could have been triggered by another source. Durmet claims they came up with the idea for the mattress due to the high rate of cheating that has been reported throughout the country of Spain.

The Durmet mattress is currently only available for pre-order at this time and will see for approximately $1,750. Not really sure why anyone would need this mattress rather than invent is some sort of video surveillance system if they were truly that paranoid, but hey, you can’t put a price on some people’s peace of mind.

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Could The World’s First True Hoverboard Really Exist?

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(PCM) Ever since we got our first glimpse at hoverboard technology in the cult-classic film “Back to the Future” it has remained a staple on the pop culture radar and we have been obsessed with trying to recreate the high-flying phenomena.

There have been many YouTube videos made with people claiming to have perfected the technology and producing working versions of a hoverboard, however all of them at one point or another have proven to be a hoax, that is until now!

The Zapata Racing Flyboard Air, very well may be the first actually legit working hoverboard the world has ever witnessed. While many still continue to doubt it’s authenticity, a video recently surfaced showing a test flight of the board in action and we have to say that it appears to be pretty darn legit to us!

It certainly appears that they are still working on getting the kinks out of operating the board, which is basically a hydraulic jetpack  that is strapped to a users feet. Designer Franky Zapata claims that he has been working on the hoverboard project for over four years now and has nearly perfected the product. Currently the test flights have been taking place over a body of water for obvious safety reasons and the board is powered by four 250hp turbines, all linked to each other via wifi to maximize stabilization.

There was a little bit of an issue with the battery life, as when it went dead, it caused Zapata to spiral out of control a bit and land in the water. His water landing damaged the electronic components in the only working version of the hoverboard, so it appears they are back to the drawing board for the time being.

What do you think?  Could this product be a safety hazard and too dangerous or an incredibly unique way to travel from point A to point B? Either way we think it is pretty cool!

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Ever Wonder About The Most Boring Day In History?

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(PCM) After many years of compiling data through a computer search engine known as True Knowledge, as scientist was able to determine that the most boring day in history occurred on April 11, 1954. The search engine analyzed more than 300 million historical facts and discovered that April 11, 1954 was the most uneventful news day of the 20th century. Literally, no newsworthy events occurred what-so-ever, of course now the day has become a bit more newsworthy, as people are in awe over it simply for being a boring day.

While of course people were born and died on this particular date, however no significant events took place. In fact some of the only noteworthy headlines of the day were that a thief had stolen a cup of sugar through an open window and the Queen of England wore an elegant dress to a garden party … now that’s some serious news right there!

The best part of all of this is that now the most boring day in history has become interesting due to being so boring, trying wrapping your head around that one! Either way, definitely makes for a good trivia question!

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Rock Music Being Used To Maximize The Efficiency Of Cancer Drug Delivery

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(PCM) Vibrations caused by rock music have been found to increase a drug’s therapeutic window by creating a Teflon-like coating over the micro particles used in drug delivery.

Researchers from the University of South Australia used AC/DC’s Thunderstruck to cause porous silicon micro particles to bounce in the air, which allowed for the entire structure to be coated with a plasma polymer overlay.

Senior research author Professor Nico Voelcker said completely coating a micro particle was difficult but essential in ensuring the optimal amount of a drug was delivered to the cancer cell.

“The micro particles are porous, basically they are like a sponge. You fill them up with a drug, but of course you want to prevent the drug from escaping, and that is why we create the coating,” he said

“Normally we would ignite a plasma onto the surface. The problem with doing that is you only form the coating on one side of the particle, the side that is exposed. But the side of the particle on the surface, the other side, is not going to get coated.”

“That is where we came up with the idea of using a loud speaker that we would play into the system. We would turn that loudspeaker to a song that it would vibrate and the particles would bounce up and down. The chaotic frequencies worked well and gave you a more homogenous coating.”

Researchers filled the micro particles with a chemotherapy drug called camptothecin and found that when it was coated using the rock vibrations there was a markedly slower release of the cytotoxic drug. This effect correlated positively with the plasma polymer coating times, ranging from two-fold up to more than 100-fold, revealing a significant time delay in cell death onset.

Professor Voelcker said although the technique had so far only been used on anti-cancer drugs were, it could potentially be used for other treatments.

“This is something that has not been done before, particularly not with plasma coatings,” he said. “We only tried this with a chemotherapy drug that we use for the treatment of cancer because you can visualise it so easily. We might end up using different types of drugs; we might use drugs that are anti-inflammatory or antibiotic. It was just one model application for us.”

“We have done some work with cells and now we will move on to the next stage of research.” Professor Voelcker said the use of the Australian rock band’s song Thunderstruck was intentional because he felt it was a perfect fit for the study because of its upbeat tempo and title. “Plasma is the fourth stage of matter, it is an ionised gas,” Prof Voelcker said.

“We used a cold plasma, but an example of a hot plasma would be the rays of thunder. We ended up using Thunderstruck because we liked how it linked thunder and plasma gas.” The proof of concept paper was co-authored by Dr Steven McInnes and Thomas Michl from the University of South Australia’s Future Industries Institute.

The article titled “Thunderstruck”: Plasma-Polymer-Coated Porous Silicon Microparticles As a Controlled Drug Delivery System was published in the American Chemistry Society.

South Australia’s capital Adelaide has three-long standing public universities, Flinders University, the University of Adelaide, and the University of South Australia each of which are consistently rated highly in the international higher education rankings.

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Man Tests Theory That A Piece Of Paper Cannot Be Folded More Than Seven Times

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(PCM) A man has decided to experiment with the theory that a piece of paper cannot be folded more than seven times and even managed to incorporate the use of a hydraulic press. Using an A3 piece of regular paper, which is about 11 by 16 inches, the man folded the paper over a few times by hand and then made use of the hydraulic press in an attempt to fold it additional times.

Watching the paper literally shatter on the seventh fold was hilarious and certainly proves the theory that even by using machinery and piece of standard paper can definitely not be folded more than seven times. A while back the folks behind Mythbusters took on this theory as well and they were able to fold an incredibly large sheet of paper eleven time, however it was a much larger sheet of paper and they incorporated the use of a steam roller.

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Exploding Ball Invention Puts Out Fires When It Is Tossed Into Flames

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(PCM) A new invention called the Elide Fire Ball is one of the most interesting products we have ever seen. It is a sphere-like object that you actually throw directly into a fire, where it then explodes and puts out the flames. You can see a video of this invention in action below:

A German start-up company are the ones behind the invention and they claim that they have designed an idiot-proof way for people to be able to put out fires in an incredibly simple and fast way. They feel that people do not know how to properly operate a common fire extinguisher, as you are supposed to spray it around the entire burning area, not directly on to the flames as most people assume. The Elide Fire Ball only weighs 3lbs and is light enough for anyone to be able to pick up and throw directly onto the fire to extinguish.

The Elide Fire Ball also features a 140 decibel explosion that also serves as a fire alarm, however when it explodes it does no additional damage to any surrounding areas and most importantly does not harm any people. Definitely a cool idea and one we can certainly get behind!

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