Technology

Google Out in the Ocean; New Initiative Launched to Track Down Overfishing

December 2, 2014 / No Comments

Overfishing is a global problem which is difficult to control. Illegal fishing abounds out in the sea because it’s hard to trace these activities in the middle of the ocean. Efforts are now being made to check the menace. Ocean conversation organization Oceana  are joining hands to monitor fishing activities with the help of Google Earth. The partnership has resulted in ...

Weather or Not Helps You Plan Your Calendar According to the Weather Forecast

November 27, 2014 / No Comments

Setting up reminders for your schedules helps you prepare for an event. But unexpected changes in weather can spoil your plans. Now, with a new app installed in your iOS device, you could always switch to Plan B. Weather or Not  is the app that helps you plan your calendar events in accordance with weather.  It is indeed a weather forecast ...

Green Homes Sell Better

October 1, 2014 / No Comments

Picture this: you’re trying to sell your home. You’ve had tour after tour and while your potential buyers are all quite charmed by the layout and the neighborhood, you’ve yet to receive an offer. Why? One woman declined to buy because your home doesn’t have solar panels and she will only live in solar powered houses. Another couple said that ...

Video: Bring Home A Six-Legged Robot That Can Take On Your Car

May 27, 2014 / 1 Comment

Would you want to take home a robot that is about two feet tall, weighs about 3 pounds and can hit speeds of nearly 20 mph (32 kmph) with ease? And the latest Kickstarter project promises that you get one of these for as little as just $299! Dubbed as the OutRunner robot, this small wonder was created by Robotics Unlimited, ...

With Circuit Board Like Human Brain, Neurogrid Is 9,000 Times Faster

May 6, 2014 / No Comments

In one of the latest developments by science, researchers have revealed a new radical computer, which has been designed to work like the human brain. According to a report published in DailyMail.co.uk, the computer has been named as Neurogrid. It has circuit board that has 16 chips, which can stimulate 1 million neurons coupled with synaptic connections in billions of numbers. If the ...

Researchers In Japan Unravel Cutting-Edge Ultraviolet Lamp

April 23, 2014 / No Comments

Ultraviolet light is always dubbed as the villain that is the root cause for many evils that range from skin cancer to searing hot summers. But then, selective use of UV light in certain situations also has many advantages. Tapping precisely into these wide array of benefits is the latest lamp developed by scientists in Japan that emits high-energy ultraviolet (UV) light ...

Volvo Self-Driving Cars in the Offing

December 4, 2013 / No Comments

Swedish auto giant Volvo will join the race to develop self driving cars very soon. Volvo said that as a part of the pilot project it is building 100 self driving cars. Volvo, which is currently owned by a Chinese company, said on Monday that it will test its autonomous cars for 30 miles on some roads of Goteborg, a city ...

BoatBox Launches Car Roof Container That Doubles Up as Boat

November 13, 2013 / No Comments

Did you always want to take your boat along while you are on a camping trip near a lake, but could not do so, simply because of the hassle you have to go through in transporting it? Also, what if you also get a roof top storage along with the boat? Yes, it is true. BoatBox has launched a little ...

Help with Making Decisions on Green High Power Computing Data Centers

November 8, 2013 / No Comments

Mentioning High Power Computing (HPC) and green data centers in the same sentence brings shivers to many executives. There are so many factors to consider and some decisions may have an adverse effect on other parts of the equation. Some people may even wonder why try to go green when it is much simpler and less expensive to set up ...

Rainchutes: Repurposed Parachutes as Water Harvesters

November 6, 2013 / No Comments

Rainchutes, an innovative project from PITCHAfrica is an initiative that repurposes old parachutes to harvest rainwater in order to collect drinking water in semi-arid areas with occasional rainfall. These areas are the ones in which roofs of thatch and mud is not a feasible option for rainwater catchment systems. The project is being carried out in collaboration with ATOPIAResearch. It offers ...