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)