Friday, December 26, 2008

New Laser Melts Fat Away

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Smart LEDs Will Change More Than Light Bulbs

If we replaced all current lighting with smart LEDs in the ten years, the total energy consumption would be reduced by 1,929.84 joules. Electrical energy consumption would be reduced by terawatt hours. Financial savings of $1.83 trillion. Carbon dioxide emissions would be reduced by 10.68 gigatons. Crude oil consumption would be reduced by 962 million barrels. The number of required global power plants would be reduced by 28. Are you beginning to see this is a good idea?
Full Story (Via EurekAlert!)

Metallic Glass Composite

What does this mean? Titanium strength glass that is resistant to breaking when bent. Very cool!
Full Story (Via EurekAlert!)

OLPC One Laptop Per Child

This is a great idea, I hope it succeeds.
Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Piezoelectric Flooring Produces Green Energy at Train Station

All you have to do is step on the floor to power the train station. This is a wonderful growing trend to reclaim lost energy.
Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Alpine Capsule--Reflective from the Outside--Transparent from the Inside

I want to sleep under the stars too!
Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

SRT1720 May be the Anti-Aging Pill We're Looking For

Mice on SRT1720 did not gain additional weight, and were able to run twice as far as no-treated mice. SRT1720 is worth keeping track of!
Full Story (Via Discovery Channel On-Line)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Peridotite Could be Used to Soak Up CO2

Columbia University scientists have developed a way to use peridotite's natural ability to sponge up CO2.
Full Story (Via EurekAlert!)

High-Tech Software Program to Cut Infections

This new program is able to cut the secondary infections in hospitals--by half!
Full Story (Via EurekAlert!)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Nano-rod Coating Collects Almost All Sunlight For Solar Power

This breakthrough allows a solar panel to go from absorbing 67.4 percent to 96.21 percent of sunlight. This is a great step forward in solar engineering.
Full Story (Via EurekAlert!)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Femtosecond Laser Can Fuse Metal to Bone

Without even cutting into someone, this new technique can fuse titanium power to bone inside the body. Full Story (Via Gizmodo)

Taking Pictures with Ultra-Fast Lasers

CU-Boulder scientists have developed a way to use ultra-fast lasers to watch the actions of electrons. Full Story (Via EurelAlert!)

Anara Tower in Dubai

Why would you build a tower with a wind turbine that doesn't work? This would be a great idea the wind turbine wasn't just for show. Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Solar Thermal Plant in Bakersfield California

This is a great proof of concept for a renewable energy source. Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

Mini Spy Plane, COM-BAT

This very cool looking bat-like spy plane will have stereo vision, arrays of mini microphones, small detectors for nuclear radiation and poisonous gases, quantum dot solar cells, and an autonomous navigation system that is 1,000 times smaller than current systems. Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

A Baldness Gene has Been Discovered

Although not a cure yet, the identification of a baldness gene is a big step in the right direction. Full Story (Via PhysOrg)

Putting a liquid Mirror on the Moon

Put any liquid into a shallow container and set it spinning, it will naturally assume a parabolic shape—the same shape needed by a telescope mirror to bring starlight into focus. This could be the key to making a giant lunar observatory. Full Story (Via PhysOrg)

Walking Under the Water

UC San Diego Scientists have learned about a new type of propulsion from the water snail. It can crawl along under the surface of the water. Full Story & Video (Via UCSD Jacobs Via EurekAlert!)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

California Academy of Sciences Center

Here is another reason to visit San Francisco. This science center is very cool. I am looking forward to seeing the green roof myself.
Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

Plastic From Bacteria!

Now this is great news, and another way to free us from the use of fossil fuels.
Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Graphene Batteries Could Hold Twice the Electrical Charge

New graphene material could hold double the electrical charge of current materials. I can't wait, my media player runs down way too fast.
Full Story (Via University of Texas at Austin)(Via EurekAlert!)

Sketchup Plugin Allows For Energy Modeling

A company called Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) has made a Sketchup plugin that allows anyone to now find out how much energy a they will use.
Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

Monday, September 15, 2008

SuperStar City, A Mobile Chinatown

I think this is very cool, but mobile? I read all the information, yet I still can not find out how they are proposing to move it.
Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Moble Fish Farming From MIT

Full Story (Via MIT News)(Via Technovelgy)

New Design of Tidal Turbines Produces More Energy

By incorporating a revolutionary design, Oxford University is developing a new type of tidal generator.
Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

Nano Ships Deliver Cancer Drugs Directly to the Target

UC San Diego scientists have made a new containment vessel to deliver drugs right where they are needed.
Full Story (Via UC San Diego) (Via EurekAlert!)

Batteryless Portable Camera

With everybody and their brother carrying a cell phone camera, I'm not sure how practical this camera is. But, it's cool green tech, and it is always good to be thinking of new ways to do things.
Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A Solar Tower May Soon be Built in Namibia

These solar towers are great ideas, but the cost (almost a billion dollars) and large land requirement always seem to shut the idea down.
Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

Europe's Large Hadron Collider is Now Open for Business

This new machine will allow us to peer deeper into the unknown. It is good to see 10 billion dollars spent on something so cool!
Full Story (Via MSNBC)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Sea Water and Solar Collectors Green up the Desert

This is going to cost a lot of money, 80 million Euros, but it will be a great thing to do.
Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Uncloaking an Invisible Object

New anti-cloak technology will actually allow the person inside the cloak to see out.
Full Story (Via EurekAlert!)

Energy Ball Wind Turbine

It is good to see style meeting efficiency.
Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

ReCover Emergency Shelter is a Great Idea

The accordion-like reCover shelter sounds great. I want one for myself. Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Earthrace Eco Boat Circles Globe in 60 Days!

This one sweet ride, and runs on biofuel. Very Cool! Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Friday, July 25, 2008

E-Ink Esquire Cover in September

I don't know about you, but I've got to buy this when it comes out. The cover will flash "the 21st Century Begins Now." for about 90 days. It will be so cool when this is commonplace.
Full Story (Via Technovelgy)

Quantum Data Storage is Beginning to Happen

Slowing atoms down 10 billionths of a degree above absolute zero (-459.67 °F) is allowing scientists to begin seeing how quantum computers can be made.
Full Story (Via Live Science)
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Dyes on Glass Make 10 Times More Power!

By using dyes on glass MIT scientists have a way to channel photons to the edges of the glass, collecting light that would otherwise be lost. This process makes regular solar cells generate 10 times more power.
Full Story & Video (Via National Science Foundation)

Cows Will Burp for Fuel

This is an interesting way to get methane for use as fuel. Every cow producing from 800-1000 liters (25-35 cubic feet) of emissions every day!
Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

Friday, July 11, 2008

The 2010 Vancouver Olympics will be Green

It is great that the 2010 Olympics will build green housing, but even better will be the use of that housing after the Olympics is over. I especially like the idea of using hydronics.
Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Discovery About White Blood Cells May Help Make Better Flu Vaccines

The Trudeau Institute shed new light on how a previously-unknown messaging mechanism within the human immune system prompts specific influenza-fighting cells to the lung airways during an infection.
Full Story (Via Trudeau Institute Via EurekAlert!)

A "Living" Building For the Future

It is great to see someone looking further ahead. I think this is the way we will have to go--eventually.
Full Story & Video
(Via Yatzer Via Inhabitat)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Thought Control, in Time For Christmas!

Now, this is very cool! A headset that lets you control things on screen with your mind.
Full Story (Via
Emotiv Site & Demos

CR (Calorie Restriction) Helps You Live and Feel Better Longer

Although CR (Calorie Restriction) is nothing new, it is always good to be reminded it really works. So, eat less! Live longer! Feel better!
Full Story (Via Live Science)

Portable MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) Machine

This new pocket-sized MRI machine has many potential uses in manufacturing. One is already in use in the Antarctic.
Full Story (Via EurekAlert!)

The Humble Tomato May Soon Help Cure Alzheimer’s Disease

While it is not yet a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, this new use of tomatoes is a great step forward in that quest.
Full Story (Via Springer Science+Business Media)

Monday, July 7, 2008

Whale Vortices and Dolphin Jets

Scientists have discovered some features of whale and dolphin fins and tails that contradict long-held engineering theories. It could increase efficiency over current designs.
Full Story (Via EurekAlert!)

A "Snake" that Produces Energy

This new way to get power out of waves is unique and inventive. This is technology to watch.
Full Story (Via Science Daily)

Cardboard Bicycle

This is a great idea; it's good to see someone thinking outside the box. (Bad Pun Warning)
Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Waterfalls in New York

Maybe this will be cooler in person. From what I've seen, it seems like a good idea that doesn't quite make it.
Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

Optical Cloaks get Closer with Photonic Crystals

I am amazed that this technology is really starting to become real.
Full Story (Via EurekAlert!)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Antro Solo gets 150 mpg!

It is great to see people thinking outside the box. You go Hungary!
Full Story (Via Inhabitat)