Entries for March 2013

Flower Power!
This artificial lotus flower uses sunlight to generate electricity, and creates hot water and p...
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Sun-Tracking Robot
This robot travels around a solar farm and adjusts the panels so they always point directly towards ...
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BlackBerry Should Watch its Zs and Qs

Six weeks after its launch in Canada, BlackBerry (formerly known as RIM) launched its touchscreen sm... More >>
A Chemical Multi-Tool

I'd like Nanotechnology for $100, Alex.  The answer is: This substance kills bacteria, filte... More >>
Charge it in the Shade
This Solar Tree can charge an EV and provide shade.
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ORIGOSafe Prevents Texting Whilst Driving
What’s more dangerous behind the wheel – drinking or texting? The new device locks your...
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Electric Bus Picks up Passengers ... and Energy

Many years ago I bought a rechargeable battery-operated toothbrush with its own charging cradle. I n... More >>
Bio-stamp: a stretchy, twisty, wearable chip

Electronics won’t always be rigid, brittle wafers contained in bunch of complex circuit boards... More >>
Is that a Generator in Your Ear?

Happy Pi Day! Scientists have known for a long time that the cochlea - the ear's sound senso... More >>
BodyCom – Your Body as a Secure Communication Channel
Can you use Human Body to secure wireless near field communication?BodyCom is a wireless authenticat...
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The Incredible Shrinking Apple A5

Does Apple have a huge following? Can a new Apple product spark its own news cycle? Does the frenzy ... More >>
Solar Powered Flight, Day and Night

In 2010, Solar Impulse flew a solar-powered plane for 26 continuous hours, becoming the first solar-... More >>
Microgrid Energy Storage

In a previous article I discussed Community Energy Storage systems that disperse battery banks throu... More >>
A Motherboard that Runs any Operating System
Do you want to run Apple OS, Windows and Linux on your own PC? The projectQ, or Z77MX-QUO-AOS for sh...
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Fire the coach! 94Fifty Basketball Uses Sensors to Measure Basketball Skills

The 94Fifty basketball uses sensors to tell players how well they are playing.  All sorts of ba... More >>
Balancing Supply and Demand with Community Energy Storage

Energy production has its own "law" of supply-and-demand: the power company must be able to supply e... More >>
SpiderSense: a Suit That Gives Man a ‘Spider Sense’

  “My spider sense is tingling!” Thanks to Peter Parker, we all know that means im... More >>
Do Flexible Electronics Herald the End of Moore’s Law?

No doubt you've heard stories about the end of Moore's Law and how silicon-based technology is runni... More >>
Record-Breaking Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells

Thin film solar cells are less expensive to produce than silicon polycrystalline photovoltaic (PV) m... More >>

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