Technology

Robot Makes Recycling Plastic Easier, Less of a Pain

March 5, 2010 / No Comments

Recycling plastic effectively would save our world millions of tons of waste, but the bad guy that plastic is, it doesn't lend itself easily to recycling. There are of course recycle numbers on most plastic containers, but then even these plastics with same numbers often cannot be recycled together. All this basically takes us to huge mountains of plastics that ...

Low Energy Cellular Network to Expand Reach

February 24, 2010 / No Comments

Cellular Networks are an essential part of modern lifestyle, but at the same time, they are responsible for very high emissions. That said, cellular networks play an important role in communications, and countries which haven't yet been able to have a decent wired network, now provide access to cellular networks for millions of people. Expanding cellular networks to such areas ...

IBM Claims Breakthrough in Solar Tech

February 12, 2010 / No Comments

Researchers at IBM have claimed to have found a new path to solar power, one that will make solar panels a lot more cheaper. The cheaper part is achieved by the use of "Earth abundant" elements, the use of which will be comparatively more cost effective than the Copper, Indium, Gallium, and Selenium that GIGS thin film cells use.

Spray-on Liquid Glass is a Cure for Many Troubles

February 3, 2010 / No Comments

From the way things seem, the spray-on liquid glass, or the "SiO2 ultra-thin layering" is quite a magical thing. Created by Turkey's Saarbrücken Institute for New Materials, and patented by Nanopool, the coating is a very thin film of glass; just about 100 nanometers thick.

Silicon Implants: Clean Energy Generators of the Near Future

February 1, 2010 / No Comments

Weird as it may sound, engineers at the Princeton University have found a way to harvest power from Silicone Implants. Simple body movements like walking could help generate power. Researchers say the bio compatibility of silicone has already been proven with cosmetic implants, which makes us think of some bouncy power generators and the hazards of putting in a power ...

Antireflective Coating to Make Solar Cells More Efficient

January 27, 2010 / No Comments

Solar cells, as we all know, generate energy by absorbing the sun's rays. A good portion of the solar energy incident on these cells is reflected back, and as such not used in the generation of power. So, solar cells could be made more efficient at creating electricity from incident light. Another method to increase the efficiency would require making ...

National Geographic Releases World Atlas App for the Apple iPhone

January 27, 2010 / No Comments

National Geographic have just released a new application that allows curious users to explore the various parts of the world by using advanced technology and making use of satellite and full zoom capabilities. It's a great thing for those of us obsessed with exploring the world in various maps.

ACER Announces Green Notebooks, Praised by Greenpeace

January 18, 2010 / No Comments

[caption id="attachment_7621" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="GreenPeace ratings put ACER on Top Spot"][/caption] Greenpeace have congratulated ACER recently, due to their announcement of two new notebooks, aimed at nature-concerned crowds exactly. The notebooks in question are the Acer Aspire 3811TZ and Aspire 3811TZG, which have been designed with extreme energy efficiency in mind, as well as being highly recyclable and biodegradable.

LG Sues Department of Energy Over Removed Energy Star Labels

January 5, 2010 / No Comments

LG was surrounded by some controversy lately, when it was discovered that some of their refrigerators did not meet the Energy Star criteria, which resulted in the label being taken off about 20 of their models. LG apparently won't let the matter stand though, as they've decided to counter the Department of Energy's actions by filing a lawsuit against them.

Controllable LED Bulbs Can Direct Your Light

January 4, 2010 / No Comments

LED light bulbs, while still not very popular, aren't exactly new - but the concept of a remote-controlled, aimed one is, and it sounds interesting. The LED bulb has a non-transparent outer shell which can open up, letting light shine through a crack and illuminate a specific part of the room only.