Damel bows auto-inflatable water-safety wear

May 18th, 2016

Portuguese textile developer Damel has introduced SeaB2, a maritime clothing system with integrated inflation, and has submitted patent applications for the product in the United States, the European Union and Dubai. SeaB2 is used as a part of regular clothing (jacket, overalls or vest) and is unnoticeable. The inflation system is activated automatically upon hitting […]

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NASA seeks students’ ideas for inflatable heat shield technology

October 1st, 2015

NASA has launched its Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-changing (BIG) Idea Challenge, offering students the chance to participate in the agency’s journey to Mars. NASA’s Game Changing Development Program (GCD), managed by the agency’s Space Technology Mission Directorate in Washington, D.C., and the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) are seeking innovative ideas for generating lift using […]

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Inflatable installation projects the night sky

February 13th, 2015

The light and air pollution in large cities makes gazing at the stars virtually impossible; this awe-inspiring sight is available only to those who live in rural areas, or can escape to the wilderness. Until now. London-based studio Loop.pH designed and constructed “Osmo,” a large silver sphere with the universe projected inside it. Inflated and […]

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