Get Smart is loaded with new gadgets, but this wild take on the famous utility knife tops them all
By Gregory Mone
Posted 04.15.2008 at 3:56 pm 6 Comments
When we spoke with Peter Segal—director of the upcoming film Get Smart—for our Sci-Tech Summer Movie Guide, he knew straight off that he had to play up the technology in the comedic spy caper. "We knew getting into this that the gadgets are really important," he says. He couldn't tell us about all the tech tools in the film, but there's a clever update of the infamous "cone of silence," and the movie features exploding cuff links and dental floss, plus a tooth radio.
This isn't your father's Swiss Army knife. Check out the nine-inch, two-pound "blade" that sports 85 unique tools
By Will Snyder
Posted 08.24.2006 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
It seems like Wenger wants you to do one thing: throw out your old knives. Actually, it wants you to do several things: throw out your bike tools, your toiletries, your laser pointer and so on, because you can find all of these instruments in a huge Swiss Army knife, which includes every tool the company makes. Wenger is calling the contraption "Giant Knife Version 1.0." It debuted with all 85 features and can perform hundreds of functions.
Olympus unveils the first camera in a pill to diagnose and treat disease as it navigates the gut
By Rena Marie Pacella
Posted 07.20.2005 at 4:00 pm 0 Comments
Today the best tool for spotting trouble lurking in the small intestine is the so-called camera pill. Swallow the capsule, which is about the size of a big jellybean, and it slips passively through the gastrointestinal tract, snapping pictures at random along the way.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.