Showing posts with label Science. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Science. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Honda found the way to recycle rare materials in batteries.

Honda-Recycle-CircleRechargeable batteries are everywhere you look nowadays. All our gadgets use them, electric cars rely on them, and as we move toward green energy solutions for the home, we’ll need them there too.
 The problem is, batteries require the use of expensive rare earth materials that are in high demand. 

Sun's 79,000 Mile Explosion. What a breath...(Video)

You might have had a peaceful day here, but up above, some serious solar violence just went down: an ejection of scorching plasma just erupted from the Sun. Enough to burn its away across ten Earths.
The eruption is what's known as a coronal mass ejection, or CME, when the Sun's magnetic fields force out an unfathomably large amount of unfathomably hot gas: "A large CME can contain a billion tons of matter that can be accelerated to several million miles per hour in a spectacular explosion.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Philips offers a lightbulb for 60$ ? Is it too much ?

Philips-LED-lightbulbFiguring that I moved into my first apartment in Sophomore year of college, I guess you could say that I’m in year 17 of buying my own light bulbs. And when I really think about the money I have invested to literally light up my life, I can’t say that any significant figures come to mind. Tack on 3 more years and I’d say I will have spent a total of….oh I don’t know…$100 total on light bulbs.

Tupac's Hologram performing With Snoop Dogg and Dr.Dre (Video)

tupacIn incredibly creepy fashion, Tupac Shakur returned from the dead as a hologram last night to perform “Hail Mary” and “Amerikaz Most Wanted” with Snoop Dogg and Dr.Dre. Now fans of Tupac will know that he never performed Hail Mary live in his lifetime. The incredible footage was created by splicing together existing performances to create an entirely new sequence. 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Inhabitat's Week in Green.

solar-designEach week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.
With the days getting longer and the spring sun creeping into the evening hours this week, we saw a host of impressive solar energy projects that put those rays to work. Kyocera revealed their plan for Japan's largest solar farm and French company Areva announced they will be building the largest solar installation in Asia

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Valve is in Wearable Computing...

Valve-dudeValve has confirmed that it is doing its own research into wearable computing, joining a club that includes Google’s Project Glass and Nokia R&D, though the company has warned not to expect a commercial product any time soon. Managing director Michael Abrash revealed his pet project this week, researching the future of hardware and software for wearable, “Terminator vision” style devices that could possibly be a direction Valve might follow.

Friday, April 13, 2012

$35,700 Monitor.. How about that..?

It’s going to be showcased at NAB very soon, but the sexily-named Eizo FDH3601 is very likely only going to be picked up by professionals with a specific need for the prowesses it achieves. It’s a 4k display, meaning it sports a resolution of 4,096 x 2,160 pixels. That’s the equivalent of four 1080p displays in one 36.4 inch frame.

15 Current Technologies Our Kids Won't Use

A surprising number of the gadgets and technologies we have today are on the verge of extinction. Laptop Mag's Avram Piltch walks us through more than a dozen, knowing that his newborn son will be about as familiar with them as today's teens are with Betamax. And some of this batch might surprise you.
From the moment that I found out my wife was pregnant with our first child, a son, I've thought of his development in terms of tech.

Japanese bank plans to use palm readers instead of cards at ATMs

ATM systems that we use today work pretty well, but there are flaws with security of the systems that can allow hackers and thieves to take money from accounts not belonging to them. Some people also use pin numbers that are easily hacked allowing other people to access their account if they find the user’s ATM card. One Japanese bank called Ogaki Kyoristu Bank has a new plan that will significantly increase security.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Kyocera, IHI and Mizuho Are Going To Build 70-megawatt Solar Plant

Kyocera joins forces with IHI and Mizuho on 70-megawatt solar plantJapan is often on the cutting edge of technology, but one of the things it apparently does not have is a collection of large solar power plants. Kyocera, better known state side for its interesting cell phone designs, is looking to change that by teaming up with IHI and Mizuho Corporate Bank on a large facility in Kagoshima City. 

Amoeba Dual Purpose Digital Microscope

Start off the love for science at home with the $89.99 Amoeba Dual Purpose Digital Microscope for your little ones! After all, most of the things we do today are connected to science one way or another – the medicine we take, the computer we are using, the list is endless! To know if Junior has a penchant for biology, you might want to check out the Amoeba Dual Purpose Digital Microscope which lets you see things differently – very.