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When it comes to inventions; any person, who is in a big need for something that will benefit him and his daily life, is able to create it if he sets his mind to it. For that reason, we have seen a lot of new and interesting inventions that had not only benefited the people who came up with them, but also all the humanity. However, everything has its limits, and there are some people who went extreme by creating the most bizarre inventions. Keep on reading this fun article and have a laugh with us.

The mood-altering Thync Module

Carmencitta-Magazine-The-Most-Bizarre-Inventions-Part-2.Thync is a device that has settings and buttons that will help you choose the mood you want to be in, and the mental state that you prefer to have. In the press release: “Based upon decades of research from neuroscientists and engineers from Harvard, MIT, Stanford and Arizona State University, Thync’s proprietary technology relies on low levels of pulsed electrical energy to signal specific neural pathways, allowing users to dial up or dial down their stress responses and energy levels.”

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Leftover Food Waste Fashion

This item was designed by a team of design students, and they called it fruitleather. Moreover, he team has figured out a way to turn leftover food into vegan leather, and the leather is later turned into cute little tote bags.

3D Printed Bridges

Carmencitta-Magazine-The-Most-Bizarre-Inventions-Part-4A Dutch company that is called MX3D is creating a 3D-printed bridge over an Amsterdam canal. Moreover, they claim that they can “3D print beautiful, functional objects in almost any form that are much larger and more efficiently produced than has been possible until now.”

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A 3D-print-machine that prints soil, water and seeds was created by a group of students. Maja Petek, one of the students credited with developing the project said: “In the project we tried to link art, nature and technology. The base of the project is a CNC machine designed to print a mixture of soil, water and seeds. The results are printed pictures that turn green over time.”

 

Why Music Affects Us

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Music and language are uniquely human. A world without either would be hard to imagine. They are aspects of our need to communicate. So it could be said that, as is true of language, when music “speaks” our emotions “listen.”

Why and how does music speak to our emotions? To answer that, we need to consider: (1) the way that our brains process music; (2) our emotional makeup and cultural backgrounds, which influence our reaction to music; and (3) language, which can also affect our reaction.

Music and the Brain

Carmencitta Magazine - Why Music Affects Us 1Some suggest that language and logic are predominantly functions of the left side of the brain, while music is processed in the right side of the brain, which deals largely with feelings and emotions. Whether this is so or not, it is obvious that music evokes spontaneous reactions from listeners.

There is a closer relation between hearing and emotional arousal than there is between seeing and emotional arousal. . . . Seeing a wounded animal or suffering person who is silent may produce little emotional response in the observer. But once they start to scream, the onlooker is usually powerfully moved.”

Music, Lyrics, and You

One school of thought maintains that a given piece of music has a similar effect on all listeners. However, another says that reaction to a melody or song reflects an individual’s present state of mind or previous experience. An example of this might be when someone who has lost a loved one in death hears a certain song. The song may bring back memories and cause sadness or even cause tears to well up in the bereaved person’s eyes. Others who are not in that situation may sing that same song with a joyful heart.

Carmencitta Magazine - Why Music Affects Us 3jpgMusic helps to connect words or ideas with emotions. Hence, few television or radio advertisements are presented without musical accompaniment. Often the words do not make much sense. However, if the right background melody is used, the advertisement will play on the listeners’ emotions. How true it is that the aim of most advertising is to make buying an emotional response rather than a logical one!

Whereas advertising may have an undesirable effect on the public’s pocket, there is a much more serious downside to the power of lyrics and melody. Through lyrics repeated over and over again, songwriters teach adolescents to disregard others’ opinions and to “hang tough.” Moreover, the messages conveyed by controversial rap lyrics can permeate the emotional makeup of the listener and result in antisocial behavior.

So, to avoid contamination of the mind and the heart, we must be very selective in our choice of music.

The Fliz Bike; A bicycle with no pedals

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Bicycles have been the same from years ago until today. Of course, there are some aspects that have changed such as the materials used, the bike’s design, and the technology used to make it faster. Other than that, bikes remain bikes; a two wheeled vehicles with two pedals that require you to use your legs in order to be transported from a location to another.

Carmencitta Magazine - Fliz Bike 1All the things mentioned above (the bike’s design) started to become boring to engineers and designers. This is why, they tried to change a little bit, but in fact, they changed a lot! Their latest invention that had to do with “bicycles” made the go wild and remove the part that has to do with pedals, and this is where “The Fliz Bike” came from.

Moreover, we cannot know if the changes were done for the better, but we surely can know that they were made for a more entertaining cycling experience.

Carmencitta Magazine - Fliz Bike 2In fact, The Fliz, is a German word that means the whiz or dash, has totally deleted the pedals part or the bicycle, and connected the two wheels by a somewhat bridge that has a thing similar to a life jacket hanging from it where you put your body and buckle up.

In addition, The Fliz works depending on the user’s legs. He or she has to walk, and slowly start running, which makes the wheels spin faster, and in turn, take the person to the desired location.

Furthermore, The Fliz has so many benefits such as, making your body move, providing easy exercise with no probability for him or her to feel hot because, due to its use outside, and its constant movement, the air keeps on cooling his or her body.

Finally, this invention has been subject to criticism, but the thing that should be noted is that it did not come to replace the original bicycle.

Body Parts That Can Be Replaced

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Modern technology and the digital age, have been making very shocking alternations to our world. In fact, medical science has been amazing us for centuries. It is now possible having parts that were originally absent from your body, added and making their job for you. Moreover, modern medical science continues to help multiple people with illnesses and conditions. Here are some body parts that are being redeveloped and engineered by experts.

Skin

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Your infected or burnt skin can be replaced as scientists are making a way to craft a new electronic skin to replace the synthetic skin.

Heart

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A beating, functional heart is being reproduced and created. Researchers were able to produce a mouse heart. Right now, the heart is not capable of fully pumping blood, so the process will continue being researched.

Hands

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We all know about prosthetic hands. However, researchers are now looking into false hands that can even sense touch.

Legs

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It is hard to learn walking with a prosthetic leg, this is why, scientists are developing a leg that patients can use with thought, rather than pure physical exertion.

Ears

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Hearing aids have been around for decades, but what about an actual ear? Scientists are now using real cells from real ears to craft artificial ears.

Pancreas

People whose pancreas does not produce enough insulin run into many medical issues. This is why, experts are trying to develop an artificial pancreas that could be a life-saver for those with diabetes and pancreatic diseases.

Eyes

Carmencitta-Magazine-Body-parts-that-can-be-replaced-3We have seen monocles, bifocals, glass eyes but what about artificial eyes? Experts have developed two artificial retinas and have tested them on animals with success. The chips in the eyes sense images, convert them to signals, and wake up the brain to see.

Fingers

The fingers being developed are ones that have a USB jack to be connected into a computer and store their functions. They look totally like a real one until you take them out and connect them!

 

A Device That Can Read Your Emotions

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When it comes to knowing how the other person is feeling, it can be tricky thing for humans. Imagine how hard it can be for a device! In fact, this hard thing was not hard enough for scientists as they invented a new system that is able to predict how a person is feeling with an accuracy of 87 percent.

How does it Work?

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In fact, researchers say that the system works by receiving wireless signals off a human being. Moreover, there is a dubbed EQ Radio that analyzes the signals that it gets from a person’s body. After that, the device monitors the person’s breathing as well as his or her heartbeat. In fact, for the device to detect such things, the body needs to be hooked up by a host of sensors which are used in order to detect someone’s emotions.

A very important benefit

Inventors sad that applying this kind of methods in order to know how a person is feeling, can have a major health care benefit; this system is able to determine if you are on the way of getting depressed before even you knowing that. “The idea is that you can enable machines to recognize our emotions so they can interact with us at much deeper levels,” those words were said by Fadel Adib; a doctoral student at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, and a helper in creating the design of the system.

4 Categories

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In fact, the device is designed so that it can detect 4 categories of emotions such as: excited, happy, angry, and sad. Moreover, once it detects your emotions, the system combines them and traces the results onto a graph where one axis represents arousal and the other represents whether your emotion is positive or negative. After that, the graph will be used in order to classify your emotion into one of the four broad categories.

 

The Most Bizarre Inventions

When it comes to inventions; any person, who is in a big need for something that will benefit him and his daily life, is able to create it if he sets his mind to it. For that reason, we have seen a lot of new and interesting inventions that had not only benefited the people who came up with them, but also all the humanity. However, everything has its limits, and there are some people who went extreme by creating the most bizarre inventions. Keep on reading this fun article and have a laugh with us.

Flatulence-filtering Underwear

Carmencitta MAgazine - The most bizzare inventions 1A clothing manufacturer from Britain called Shreddies, has des designed a full line of underwear for men and women that aims to block gas. In fact, this invention is possible because of the presence of a carbon material called Zorflex that is often used in chemical warfare suits, and is as well found in these undies. Moreover, the company that is based in Leicester says, “We know fart pants, pajamas, and jeans are funny, but we also know we have a product that really helps people with serious medical issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, or ulcerative colitis.”

Carmencitta MAgazine - The most bizzare inventions 2Selfie Toasters

Hammacher Schlemmer created a home appliance that gives you a slice of toast with the owner’s face drawn on it. All you have to do is submit a headshot, and the company manufactures a custom heating insert that converts the photo to one side of the personalized toast.

Breathometer Mints

Carmencitta MAgazine - The most bizzare inventions3This device is ideal for people who have a bad breath smell. In fact, it is able to tell you when your mouth isn’t as fresh as it should be. Moreover, it the first wireless oral health smartphone device that enables users to instantly measure breath quality and hydration levels.

Breathable Alcohol Bars

Carmencitta MAgazine - The most bizzare inventions 4Creative studio Bompass and Parr have created an Alcoholic Architecture adventure in London’s Borough Market. In fact, it lets you inhale alcohol instead of drinking it. As a result, the person using it will get drunk quicker.

What is The Secret Behind Opening the Airplane Window Curtains During Takeoffs and Landings?

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The British newspaper “The Independent” has reported that the fact of opening the Airplane window curtains in the process of aircraft takeoffs and landings may seem simple and nonsense to some of the passengers, despite their constant traveling. Some may believe that this process is done in order to prepare the passengers for landing or taking-off, while others believe that its meant to let passengers enjoy the last moments of the arrival or departure of the flight.

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However, the security experts at airports have made it clear that the process falls in security and public safety of flights framework.
A public safety officer has pointed out that keeping the airplane window curtains open allows emergency personnel to see the outside of the plane cabin to assess the security situation for the trip, saying that passengers may reach our crew for a security glitch that could happen while taking-off or landing. The officer added that the crew has only ninety seconds to evacuate the aircraft in case sudden emergencies happened. Therefore, the crew asks passengers to open the windows so it may watch the atmosphere out of the plane in case of a disruption in the communication with the security team. Therefore, security forces shall give certain signals to the crew in order to determine the evacuation of the aircraft by selecting the most safety doors to save the passengers trying to avoid any potential danger.

According to an expert in the aircraft industry, Mr. David Robinson, visual ability of the person whose eyes got adapted to dim light once facing an accident, are way better than those of a person who got exposed to sudden catastrophic accident when being sitting in a dark place. A person, who is in the light, even if the light is dimmed, can have a lot of conscious, especially as he only has ninety seconds to get out of the plane and save his life.

We may also mention that the windows of the aircraft in 1953 where in a square shape, and then turned into oval shapes after some experts in aviation accidents have discovered that the windows were the direct cause of the fall of one of the planes. As a matter of fact, the square shaped windows contain four corners, and thus four possible weaknesses, that can fade and disintegrate when exposed to pressure which increases the risk of catastrophic plane accidents.

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Green Screens: How Do They Work?

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Most of the times, especially on science fiction movies, we see actors flying or riding dinosaurs backs. We also see them defying the laws of gravity, or standing in a place that we cannot imagine that it exists in the real world.

In addition, we also encounter dreamy scenes, magical places, and out of the world nature views. Sometimes, actors are standing in a city we have seen before, and suddenly something change; the actor himself or herself transform into a bat or whatever, and a place that we have never seen appears. Have you ever wondered how producers do that? Or how can an actress become a cat or anything else? This is what green screens are for!

Chroma Key

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Which also means green screen, consists of backdrops of brightly colored fabric or paint, which is usually vivid green colored, that help induce all of this high-tech fakery. In fact, Chroma keying allows producers to separate the actors or people from the green background, and replace the background with pretty anything they want, such as sceneries, dragons, animated backgrounds, etc…

The process

Green Screens How Do They Work

The green screen is used by taking a previously recorded video, and isolates and removes a single color in a narrowly defined region of the spectrum. Usually, the color of the screen is bright green or blue due to the fact that the two colors are different from human skin tones and are not usually present in the actors’ outfit colors. Additionally, Chroma keying for live feeds requires hardware that can recognize and manipulate multiple video channels — layers defined by color — while recorded material can be changed in post-production with video- or photo-editing software.

In fact, this is the most used process in the post production of science fiction movies. We all know now how Harry Potter movies’ effects are made!

The Super Spoon To Help Parkinson’s Patients

A Google owned company, has created a spoon that allows people with essential tremors and Parkinson’s Disease to eat without spilling. In clinical trials, the Liftware spoons reduced shaking of the spoon bowl by an average of 76%.
Liftware is a stabilizing handle and a selection of attachments that include a soup spoon, everyday spoon, and fork. Liftware is designed to help people with hand tremor eat more easily.
Now you could eat with confidence again.

 

Kids can Turn Their Phones to Microscopes

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This one, is a great news for parents who think that their kids learn nothing when they are spending the whole day on their phones. In fact, a new system was created; A 3D-printed smartphone microscope system. Moreover, this creation allows school kids to turn their phones into microscopes in order to experiment and play games with light-seeking microbes, which makes their days spent on their phones become more intellectual, beneficial, and educational.

Features

Carmencitta Magazine - Kids can Turn Their Phones to Microscopes 2The system is called “LudusScope”, in fact, they got the name from a Latin word “ludus,” which means “play,” “game” or “elementary school.” Moreover, the device looks so similar to a usual microscope, and can be docked with a smart phone. Moreover, it has LED lights that you can control with a custom joystick. Moreover, Students use these to influence the swimming direction of Euglena microbes, which exhibit characteristics of both plants and animals because they feed like animals but photosynthesize like plants.

What is the smartphone used for?

Carmencitta Magazine - Kids can Turn Their Phones to Microscopes3The company has created a smartphone application that allows your kids to track individual microbes by tapping on them on the phone’s screen. In addition, while on the application, they can control everything due to features like scale bars, speed readings and grid overlays. In fact, those features help the users take measurements of things they see in the field of view. Additionally, the app also comes with games that let the students track microbes while they attempt to guide them around a “Pac-Man”-style maze or use them to score goals on a simulated soccer pitch.

Whose idea is it?

The brainchild of Ingmar Riedel-Kruse came up with this beautiful idea, he is an assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford University. Moreover, he has a lab that works on developing ways in order to make bioscience education more interactive and engaging.

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“The most important thing I think you can do as a teacher or parent is inspire. Get them excited — that’s almost more important than the actual content delivery,” he told Live Science.

 

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