Archive for the 'Technology' Category

China weather “magic” conjures blue sky for parade

• October, 2009

China weather “magic” conjures blue sky for parade BEIJING (Reuters) China’s air force deployed a “magic-like” range of chemicals and technology to clear Beijing’s smoggy air for a grand parade marking the 60th anniversary of Communist China. Chemists and officials worked for weeks on the country’s most ambitious ever attempt at weather modification, with air force technicians fanning out across the region to help teams operate complex equipment, the official Xinhua agency said. The evening before the parade chemicals were fired into the hazy skies,

Airplane Built To Launch Spaceships Flies

• September, 2009

Airplane Built To Launch Spaceships Flies: Todd Richmond, Associated Press, July 28, 2009 Hundreds of earthlings turned their faces to the sky Monday to see an airplane built to launch a ship into space, watching the gleaming white craft soar overhead. The twin-fuselage craft named WhiteKnightTwo, looking like two planes connected at the wing tips, circled the runway several times before touching down at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Air Venture annual gathering. It was the first glimpse the public had of the plane, which was

Compilation video – robots 2009

• September, 2009

Compilation video – robots 2009 Robots 2009 Part 1:: This video contains the following robots: Justin, Uria, passive walkers, Wakamaru, Probo, Relique2, Rolly, Keepon, Hubo FX-1, humanoid Nao,… Robots 2009 Part 2:: This video contains the following robots: Pleo, RAMeX, BioRob, CESR foot, DLR arm, DLR crawler, Flame, Gilberto, HAL, Hiro, Cycab,…

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• September, 2009

Icare Bike Concept:: If we had access to all the possible concept designs for Batman’s motorcycle the Icare Bike Concept would certainly be on the list. We could just imagine the Dark Knight leaning into a tight turn on this sleek black bike. Icare isn’t just a cool concept, but a real working design. It’s powered by a six-cylinder 1.8 liter Honda engine with dual exhaust. Right now it’s still up in the air whether or not it will go into production, but keep you

Two thousand schoolgirls suffer suspected ill-effects from cervical cancer vaccine

• September, 2009

Two thousand schoolgirls suffer suspected ill-effects from cervical cancer vaccine By Laura Donnelly, Health Correspondent Thousands of schoolgirls have suffered suspected adverse reactions to a controversial cervical cancer vaccine introduced by the Government. Doctors’ reports show that girls of 12 and 13 have experienced convulsions, fever and paralysis after being given the vaccine, which is now administered in schools as part of efforts to prevent women developing cancer. Others suffered nausea, muscle weakness, dizziness and blurred vision, according to a special report drawn up by

New battery could change world, one house at a time

• August, 2009

New battery could change world, one house at a time Randy Wright – Daily Herald In a modest building on the west side of Salt Lake City, a team of specialists in advanced materials and electrochemistry has produced what could be the single most important breakthrough for clean, alternative energy since Socrates first noted solar heating 2,400 years ago. The prize is the culmination of 10 years of research and testing — a new generation of deep-storage battery that’s small enough, and safe enough, to

Scientists make ‘artificial leaf’ to generate clean power

• August, 2009

Scientists make ‘artificial leaf’ to generate clean power By Telegraph Reporter Scientists are trying to copy the process of photosynthesis by making an “artificial leaf” to generate clean power. Through photosynthesis plants use sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide into sugar. It is the most effective solar energy conversion process on Earth and all power needs for a year could be met by the energy contained in the sunlight hitting the Earth in one hour.

Electrical flying with Solar Impulse

• July, 2009

Electrical flying with Solar Impulse La Cinyc Beneath you can find a photo gallery of the prototype of solar flight. wiki:: Solar Impulse (official name HB-SIA) is a long-range solar plane project currently under study at the EPFL. The project is promoted by Bertrand Piccard, and aims at completely solar-powered circumnavigation. The first aircraft is intended to be a one-seater, capable of taking off autonomously, and to remain airborne for days. Once the efficiency of the batteries makes it possible to reduce the weight, a

Shipping Containers Converted Into Homes

• July, 2009

Shipping Containers Converted Into Homes Eric Bland, Discovery News With the housing market down and foreclosures way up, building a new home might not be the first thing on people’s mind, but a Salt Lake City-based company has a new kind of home in mind. Gorilla Designs is working to turn idle shipping containers into affordable, high quality homes to last a lifetime. The company was founded in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, said Roi Maufus of Gorilla Designs. “After Katrina, we realized that normal