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)

Monday, June 23, 2008

Diamond Star, 10 billion trillion trillion carats

This may be an old story for most, but a diamond star is a very cool thing.
Full Story (Via BBC News)

The New Battersea Project

It is always good to see old industrial plants turned into something green and beautiful. It will begin in 2012 and be finished in 2020.
Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Friday, June 20, 2008

China has Made a Mini Flying Saucer

Although this UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) is pretty cool. The 4.36 million dollar price tag is preposterous. They should have gone to Walmart and bought a radio controlled helicopter for a couple of hundred bucks. Hell, for that price I could have built them a whole fleet myself. Sheech!
Full Story (Via Jongo News)

"Bionic" Dog Spine

I'm not sure if this really qualifies as a bionic implant, but it was a cool thing to do. I hope the dog will be able to walk again.
Full Story (Via Daily Mail)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

AeroCam Wind Turbine is the Most Cost Effective Yet

Broadstar's AeroCam system is the first to shatter the $1/watt cost barrier. It can even be used to fill in space between excising big prop wind turbines.
Full Story (Via Inhabitat) Broadstar Site & Videos

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Moore's Law has a New Ally

New laser technique allows for better control to make patterns on nano-surfaces.
Full Story (Via EurekAlert!)

Seawater Greenhouse Provides Fresh Water and Entertainment

I really enjoy when a green project not only looks great and provides a very useful service, but also is a duel use facility--very cool.
Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

A Skyscraper Made Out of Toy Parts!

How cool is this! How many of us wanted to build a 65 foot skyscraper out of erector set parts. I'm raising my hand.
Full Story (Via Daily Mail)

Gina, Cloth-Covered Car

This is a very cool idea, I hope it makes it out of the concept stage.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Hand Gesture Device Help Surgeons Stay Clean

This hand gesture device is not only a great way to keep an operating room clean, but it would make a great interface with any computer.
Full Story (Via EurekAlert!)

Thermoacoustic Devices are a Great Way to Generate Power

Thermoacoustic devices use waste heat to generate sound which is then turned into electricity. The potentual of this technology is great, from cooling computers to converting heat directly from the sun.
Full Story (Via AZo Clean Tech)

The Solar Probe Plus Should Visit the Sun in 2015

It is interesting that it has taken us this long to investigate a star, especially since it happens to be so close. The information we receive from this mission should be enlightening ;) to say the least.
Full Story (Via Science Daily)

Lilypad Floating Cities

This cool idea is something that should be done. Each lilypad city would provide all of its own power, and house around 50,000 people.
Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Ultra-Short Lasers have Great Potential

New ultra-short lasers can do everything regular lasers can do only better, and have new uses we are just starting to figure out. USP lasers could be used on construction sites -- drilling, cutting, surface-shaping -- and in surgical theaters, removing cancers at cellular precision.
Full Story (Via

Robotic Joy Stick Retrains the Brain

Marcia O'Malley, of Rice University in Houston has developed a system that helps stroke victims retrain their neural pathways. I have a feeling this technology could have a wide range of uses, such as training our brains in math or science. Changing our neuronal connections to the best possible configurations.
Full Story (Via Science Daily)

Acoustic Cloak Makes Silence

Even Harry Potter's invisibility cloak did not prevent people from hearing him, but this new acoustic cloak could do just that.
Full Story (Via Science Daily)

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Tactile Displays are Starting to Emerge

This new type of display technology will allow you to feel pressure. A body suit of this type would allow for full body telepresence, and virtual reality.
Full Story (Via Physorg)

Artificial Skin that can Detect Heat and Touch

Using carbon nanotubes scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Nanomaterials Synthesis and Properties Group are creating advanced artificial skin with their FILMskin project.
Full Story (Via ABC Science)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Chicago Spire Will be a Beautiful Addition to The City Skyline

The 2000 foot halcyon Chicago Spire will be the world’s second tallest building upon its completion in 2011.
Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

The Bionic Man Will be Here in 2009

DARPA Plans to Have Fully Functional Bionic Limbs by 2009. With new advances happening within the last two years, artificial limbs have achieved amazing breakthroughs.
Full Story (Via DARPA)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Orchid Eco-Home

Set in an abandoned quarry, this new home at the Mill Estate is a cool second home.
Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

Monday, June 9, 2008

Self-Powered Rotating Tower

I have covered this before, but the new info is that it will begin construction this month!
Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

On Vacation

This blog is on Vacation for about a week. See ya soon.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Micro-Robots Are Now Untethered

Duke University has now created robots on the scale of a millionth of a meter, which act independently and without any "connection" to the computer controlling them, or each other.
Full Story (Via Science Daily)

The Olympic Stadium in London May be a Collapsible

The whole idea of having a stadium that can be used again at the next olympics, wherever they are, is a great idea.
Full Story (Via Inhabitat)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Lifter Technology, Anti-gravity? Probably Not, Probably Ion Wind

I just wanted to mention I saw a Mythbusters where they made one of these lifters. They put it in a vacuum chamber, took out the air, and then turned on the electricity--no air, no lift. Must be ion wind.

Lumalive, Fabric That Lights Up! Very Cool

A Self-Adjusting Table, I Could Have Used This Invention Years Ago