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Electrified Food Gives Off The Taste of A higher salt content

Through an experiment done at  the Computer Human Interaction conference, Austin, Texas; it  was found that low electricity added to food simulates the act of adding extra salt…. mehr »

Posted on May 9, 2012 in ALL NEWS, Science

Canon 60Da Targets Astrophotographers, Comes with Modified Infrared Filter

Now you can capture the a glimpse of the ever expanding universe, thanks to canon’s new EOS 60d model. A modified version of the Canon EOS 60D, this higher-end 18-megapixel shooter is geared for astrophotograpy, coming equipped with an infrared filter so it doesn’t screen out ‘hydrogen-alpha’ light, a deep-red 656.28 nanometer wavelength of light produced by hydrogen atoms. Yes it sounds geeky but if you’re into the astro-type of things, you’ll understand this. mehr »

Posted on Apr 4, 2012 in ALL NEWS, DSLR, Gadgets, MP Photo, Science

[VIDEO] IBM to Build Exascale Computer Before 2021

ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy and IBM today announced a five-year collaboration to research on extremely fast, but low-power exascale computer systems targeted for the SKA or Square Kilometre Array. The SKA is an $2.1 billion initiative which aims to build the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope. mehr »

Posted on Apr 2, 2012 in ALL NEWS, concepts, Gadgets 3.0, Science
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What Fossil Fuel Dependency Will Be Like By The Year 2050

With all the alternative energy and electric everythings that have been coming out basically everyday; one would expect by the year 2050 we would be independent of fossil fuel. Our main source of energy right now. But this according to The New York Times, sadly will not be the case. mehr »

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 in ALL NEWS, Green, Science

Japanese Company Claims They’ll Have A Space Elevator by 2050

By 2050, we’ll be hearing that phrase “hold the elevator” more often but the lift won’t just be climbing up to that penthouse suite. How about outer space? Like a weekend R&R up in space? At least that’s what Japanese company Obayashi dreams of. mehr »

Posted on Feb 22, 2012 in ALL NEWS, Geek, Science

Urban Consumers Could Save More Than $90 Million A Year From Rooftop Rainwater Collection

Over 44 billion gallons of freshwater are used on a daily basis in the US and bringing this into major urban communities, from dams and rivers and treatment facilities could surely cost much. That is why
researchers have decided to look up in the sky and wait for the rain to fall. mehr »

Posted on Feb 17, 2012 in ALL NEWS, Green, Science, Studies Bits+Stats
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Sony Develops Paper-Powered Battery

Thanks to termites, scientists from Sony in Tokyo came up with an idea that may change how we view paper in the future. By mimicking how ants and termites break down wood and convert them into energy, Sony uses the enzyme “cellulase” in a water mixture to break down paper into sugar. The sugar is then processed with more enzymes combined with oxygen, converted to hydrogen ions and electrons, and just geekily turns into fuel for a battery. mehr »

Posted on Jan 2, 2012 in ALL NEWS, concepts, Gadgets 3.0, Green, Science

[VIDEO] Soon School Will Probably Be Like…The Matrix?!

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Remember the movie “Matrix”? How could one not? Well get this, according to a paper that was published in in a recent issue of Science, neuroscientists are saying that they have found a way for humans to learn similar to how they did in the Matrix. This way is called the neurofeedback method and it was also said that one day this method could be used to help spinal injury patients. mehr »

Posted on Dec 22, 2011 in ALL NEWS, Science, Studies Bits+Stats

Stomach Gives Man a New Finger Tip?

” Desperate times call for desperate measures.” This is a good example. After chopping off the top of his finger clean while working as a furniture maker, Wong Yongjun was rushed to hospital where doctors made the decision to attach what is left of his finger to his stomach… mehr »

Posted on Nov 17, 2011 in ALL NEWS, Science
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Measure Radiation Levels with Your iPhone with RDTX

We all knew iPhones do a lot of things. The applications you can get on an iPhone are almost endless. But we seriously did not predict radiation detection! Scosche has surely shown us by creating their RDTX., a wand they created to help the iPhone to detect ionizing radiation. mehr »

Posted on Oct 11, 2011 in ALL NEWS, Apple, Gadgets, Gadgets 3.0, rugged, Science

Do you bike a lot? Then its time to Stay away from traffic!

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Did you think riding “the bike” to work was much healthier than driving? Think again because a British study recently concluded that people who ride bikes inhale more black carbon than people who walk to work. The study mentions a 2.3 higher risk for the rider. Looks like exercise does come with side effects these days, what do you say? mehr »

Posted on Oct 3, 2011 in ALL NEWS, Green, MOTOR, Science

Jeff Bezos, NASA, and their disastrous water funnel in space

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We all know that Jeff Bezos has a penchant for risky investments and definitely has it in him to overcome a few failures before taking the next big leap of faith. So hopefully the fact that his unmanned spacecraft was the victim of a midair disaster and did not really come out with the outcome that NASA, that investment millions of dollars into Bezos’ space company called Blue Origin, or any of us would have wanted will not stop him from trying again. mehr »

Posted on Sep 8, 2011 in ALL NEWS, Science
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