Unique injection molding technology from New Balance

Foam and its encapsulation are major technologies of any running shoe company. New Balance running shoes come with three main types of foam: Fresh Foam, Vazee, and N2. In terms of encapsulation, it is Fresh Foam that offers tantalizing views of a major technological breakthrough in running shoe foam technology.   Specifically, closer examination of … More Unique injection molding technology from New Balance

Balancing traction and grip with drainage on road surface catering to inclined curvatures

Along the twisty and high angle road surface in Singapore lies a need for judicious choice of tarmac material, for paving the roads to afford a safe journey to motorists travelling within the designed speed limit of the particular stretch of road.   Specifically, high angle curvature of roads meant that more grip must be … More Balancing traction and grip with drainage on road surface catering to inclined curvatures

Safety issue surrounding assembled “Lego” cars

Safety is paramount in automobiles irrespective of cars designed for racing or for normal road use. Cursory look at the cars on the roads of Singapore tells a story of significant advances in thinking and innovation that translated to a form and shape of a car atypical of those seen in earlier years. Specifically, segmented … More Safety issue surrounding assembled “Lego” cars

Dangers of ultrafast charging of mobile devices

By their design, mobile devices, especially smartphones are always on, and with today’s need for high speed data communication via mobile base stations providing 4G data and voice services, energy consumption is significantly higher than feature phones of the previous mobile telecommunications era. Thus, battery capacity and energy consumption became primary points of consideration in … More Dangers of ultrafast charging of mobile devices

New concepts in design of outsoles for neutral, minimalist and stable runners

The outsole design of running shoes is once thought to be monolithic with slight variation from a main theme where the thread pattern is tuned either for running on synthetic track or concrete and road surface. However, in recent years, Adidas has brought forth a revolution in thread design in running shoes that upended the … More New concepts in design of outsoles for neutral, minimalist and stable runners

System on a chip integrating a main processor with a graphics processing unit

Almost all computing devices in the market now are equipped with one main processor working in concert with an auxiliary or co-processor known as the graphics processor. Used to be placed on separate parts of the motherboard that is the nerve center of the computer or mobile device, lag in communication between the two processors … More System on a chip integrating a main processor with a graphics processing unit

Carbon fiber does not offer the necessary impact strength for safe use in Formula 1 cars

Formula 1 is the epitome of advanced technologies in automotive sports. Featuring the full range of development from the chassis to engine as well as aerodynamic and mechanical grip specification and optimization, Formula 1 is the test bed for many technologies that eventually find its way into common road cars.   Amongst many of the … More Carbon fiber does not offer the necessary impact strength for safe use in Formula 1 cars

Printable solar cells could revolutionize personal energy provision

Imagine a world where your smartphone is charged by a thin film of solar cell embedded on the smartphone casing. Such personal energy provision devices and technologies could dramatically revolutionize mobile digital technology for communication, given the availability of an unlimited power supply from the sun. But, the route for getting there remains arduous with … More Printable solar cells could revolutionize personal energy provision

Mechanics of running

After learning to walk, walking becomes part of the natural gait, and running is an extension of walking. Running requires the coordinated movement of multiple groups of muscles, each delivering muscle contraction in aid of preparing the body for the next step of running as well as maintaining gait stability. But, what are the mechanics … More Mechanics of running