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Secrets of the First Practical Artificial Leaf

Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Nature, Technology with 0 Comments
Secrets of the First Practical Artificial Leaf

(Eurekalert) A detailed description of development of the first practical artificial leaf — a milestone in the drive for sustainable energy that mimics the process, photosynthesis, that green plants use to convert water and sunlight into energy — appears in the ACS journal Accounts of Chemical Research. The article notes that unlike earlier devices, which […]

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Beam me up Scotty: Life-size Hologram-like Telepods Revolutionize Videoconferencing [video]

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Science, Technology with 1 Comment
Beam me up Scotty: Life-size Hologram-like Telepods Revolutionize Videoconferencing [video]

(Human Media Lab) Professor Roel Vertegaal’s Star Trek-like 3D cylindrical display is probably as close to teleportation as we will ever get. A Queen’s University researcher has created a Star Trek-like human-scale 3D videoconferencing pod that allows people in different locations to video conference as if they are standing in front of each other. “Why […]

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Wind Turbine Creates Water from Thin Air

Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
Wind Turbine Creates Water from Thin Air

(CNN) Wind turbines have long produced renewable energy but a French engineering firm has discovered another eco-purpose for the towering structures. Eole Water claims to have successfully modified the traditional wind turbine design to create the WMS1000, an appliance that can manufacture drinking water from humid air. The company aims to start rolling out the […]

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Swiss Scientists Demonstrate Mind-controlled Robot

Posted by on April 30, 2012 in Technology with 1 Comment
Swiss Scientists Demonstrate Mind-controlled Robot

(CBS News) Swiss scientists have demonstrated how a partially paralyzed person can control a robot by thought alone, a step they hope will one day allow immobile people to interact with their surroundings through so-called avatars. Similar experiments have taken place in the United States and Germany, but they involved either able-bodied patients or invasive […]

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Solar-powered Fabric Charges Phones on the Trail

Posted by on April 30, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
Solar-powered Fabric Charges Phones on the Trail

(Discovery News) When every ounce on the trail counts, outdoor adventurers dream about ditching batteries. They might not have to wait. Designers at Colorado State University are developing solar-powered clothes from natural fibers that can charge a number of devices, including phones, tablets and GPS units. Professor Eulanda Sanders and associate professor Ajoy Sarkar in […]

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Nanotechnology is Ancient History

Posted by on April 25, 2012 in Archaeology, Technology with 0 Comments
Nanotechnology is Ancient History

(The Guardian) The ancient empires of the world are remembered for their impressive large-scale feats of engineering: Macchu Picchu in Peru; the pyramids in Egypt; and the Parthenon in Greece to name a few. But the craftsmen of those eras were also skilled at engineering at the opposite end of the spectrum at the nanoscale. […]

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Scientist Beams Up a Real “Star Trek” Tricorder

Posted by on April 22, 2012 in Technology with 2 Comments
Scientist Beams Up a Real “Star Trek” Tricorder

(Reuters) Dr. Peter Jansen, a PhD graduate of the Cognitive Science Laboratory at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, has developed a scientific measurement device based on the tricorders used by Captain Kirk, Spock, Dr. McCoy and other space adventurers on the classic TV series that has spawned numerous spin-offs in more than 45 years. […]

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Tubular Solar Panels Create Electricity and Hot Water

Posted by on April 18, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
Tubular Solar Panels Create Electricity and Hot Water

(Discovery) Look closely at these solar panels. They aren’t the flat panels commonly seen on rooftops, but arrays of tubular components. These tubes, developed by Naked Energy, in Guildford, England, are a kind of hybrid solar-energy contraption that make more efficient use of the sun’s energy to produce both electricity and hot water. They’re hybrid […]

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How It Would Work: Creating a Quantum Computer

Posted by on April 16, 2012 in Quantum Physics, Technology with 0 Comments
How It Would Work: Creating a Quantum Computer

(PopSci) Silicon semiconductors have taken us a dazzling distance along the computing road. But even if they continue unabated to get faster and more powerful (and it’s growing more difficult to make that happen) there’s a limit to what classical computing can do. The next real game-change in computing is quantum–tapping the quantum mechanical properties […]

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Physicists Create First Long-Distance Quantum Link

Posted by on April 16, 2012 in Quantum Physics, Technology with 0 Comments
Physicists Create First Long-Distance Quantum Link

(Wired) For more than a decade, physicists have been developing quantum mechanical methods to pass secret messages without fear that they could be intercepted. But they still haven’t created a true quantum network — the fully quantum-mechanical analog to an ordinary telecommunications network in which an uncrackable connection can be forged between any two stations […]

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Solar Cells Thinner Than a Thread of Spider Silk Created by Scientists

Posted by on April 13, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
Solar Cells Thinner Than a Thread of Spider Silk Created by Scientists

(The Telegraph) The ultra-thin film consists of electrodes on a plastic foil and measures only 1.9 micrometres in thickness – a tenth of the thinnest solar cells currently available, according to researchers in Austria and Japan. The fact it is extremely thin, light and flexible paves the way for a number of new future uses, […]

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A ‘Vertical Greenhouse’ Could Make a Swedish City Self-Sufficient

Written by on March 21, 2012 in Nature, Technology with 0 Comments
A ‘Vertical Greenhouse’ Could Make a Swedish City Self-Sufficient

(Good) The future of urban farming is under construction in Sweden as agricultural design firm Plantagon works to bring a 12-year-old vision to life: The city of Linköping will soon be home to a 17-story “vertical greenhouse.” The greenhouse will serve as a regenerating food bank, tackling urban sprawl while making the city self-sufficient. Plantagon […]

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How To Start Practicing Permaculture Right Now

Written by on March 7, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Nature, Technology with 0 Comments
How To Start Practicing Permaculture Right Now

(Natural News) Permaculture is a fundamental approach to food production and urban renewal, water, energy and pollution. It is based on the ethics of caring for people and our planet. It is about growing your own healthy food, being resourceful and environmentally responsible. Permaculture concepts, design principles and ideas can be applied successfully to anything […]

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Free Energy Reality – The Searl Effect Generator (SEG)

Posted by on March 3, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 29 Comments
Free Energy Reality – The Searl Effect Generator (SEG)

(By Gregg Prescott | in5d.com) While governments and countries fight over the petro dollar, the solution for all energy concerns is closer to coming to fruition every day. John Searl is one of the leaders of the new free energy movement. His research has led to the formation of the Searl Effect Generator (SEG) which […]

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Cold Fusion Cars?

Posted by on January 30, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 2 Comments
Cold Fusion Cars?

Cars would no longer need to be small and light as the E-Cat could power mid-range and large size cars at a low cost, zero emissions and it could be affordable.

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