Think all your gadgets are dreamt up across the pond or in secret Far East bunkers owned by the world’s biggest tech titans?
Britain is at the forefront when it comes to bleeding edge gadgetry, whether it’s the latest shiny must-have from Apple, or a motor that’s all set to break the land speed record.
It’s easy to forget British boffins are behind some of the world’s greatest gadgets.
One omy favrite inventors is Richard Palmer, founder D3O In Hove, Brighton UK.
D3O is about to revolutionise gadgets. You might not know its name, but it’s one of the world’s first smart materials, and it was invented by a Brit! Chemical engineer Richard Palmer set up his own business to create the substance, which acts like silly putty in your hands, but stiffens up to absorb shocks and bumps whenever it’s hit.
It’s a silicon polymer that has the look and feel of playdoh, and is already in laptop and iPod cases from Tech 21, saving your precious tech from taking a battering.
Palmer also says it could go into body armour too. Think futuristic football shin pads that mould to your legs but harden up when you’re hit by a crunching tackle. Smart materials are the future, and Palmer proves you needn’t be a mega multinational to make your mark.
View his companies work, click here.
Or click Wiki-3do here to see list of achivments!