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)