Technology

Sky Runner: Korea’s Pedal Powered Airplane

December 18, 2009 / No Comments

The Korean Air Force Academy, South Korea has developed a pedal powered airplane. Named the Sky Runner, the plane has a very lightweight construction, and weighs in at a mere 39.9 kilos. Made of glass fibers, Styrofoam and plastics, Sky Runner has a wingspan of 30 meters.

Solar Developers Acquire Funding Through Venture Capitalists

December 18, 2009 / No Comments

Two developers of solar projects have managed to get funding for their commercial and utility projects through sources which one wouldn't expect to be so efficient - venture capitalists. Tioga Energy have managed to raise $20 million for their business, which is financing commercial and non-commercial solar installations - for example, on around school and office buildings.

Samsung’s Z6.0 Eco Vacuum Cleaner Uses 50% Less Power

December 17, 2009 / No Comments

Samsung have just unveiled their latest vacuum cleaner, which was developed with being nature-friendly in mind. The device sucks much better than the company's previous models, which, combined with its energy-efficient design, makes it use 50% less power overall - that's right, more efficiency at half the power consumption!

LEDs to Soon Become Popular for General-Purpose Lighting

December 17, 2009 / 1 Comment

LED technology has been developing very rapidly lately, and it's nearing the point where we'll be using LED-based lightbulbs for most of the lighting in our homes. ISuppli, a semiconductor research company have predicted a growth in their LED lights sales for the next three years that goes into the double digits.

NASA Launches Solar Powered WISE Telescope to Detect Asteroids

December 15, 2009 / No Comments

Asteroids have a way of getting past our eyes in space, and sometimes reach dangerously close distances without being detected. Stray asteroids getting close to our planet are not a good thing in the least, but then there is also a chance of vast knowledge that can be gained from such heavenly bodies. NASA's new, solar powered WISE (Wide-field Infrared ...

Simbol Mining to Draw Lithium From Geothermal Waste Water

December 11, 2009 / 1 Comment

As the world moves to cleaner energy, demand for Lithium has been steadily increasing. The element has widespread application in batteries and is widely used in consumer products and electric cars. Since the demand for Lithium is likely to only go up in the future, as the number of electric cars and gadgets steadily increases, there is a scare about ...

Solar Panels to be Able to Clean Themselves Thanks to New Nanotech Breakthrough

December 10, 2009 / 3 Comments

The costs for maintenance for solar panels will go down soon, as researchers at Tel Aviv University have managed to make a breakthrough in nano technology, while working on a potential cure for Alzheimer's. Thanks to this breakthrough, solar panels will be able to clean themselves.

Just 8 Watts to Power the fit-PC2i Mini Desktop PC

December 4, 2009 / No Comments

The fit-PC2i is the newest mini desktop PC (dubbed "nettops") that's coming out soon. It's probably the least power-hungry PC on the market so far, consuming a stunningly low 8 watts - and that's when it's running on full load. It's powered by a Atom Z5xx CPU, which can go from 1.1 GHz to 2.0 GHz, supports up to 2 GB ...

Helsinki to be Heated By An Underground Data Center

November 30, 2009 / No Comments

A city-run power firm in Helsinki, Finland, have come up with an idea that may turn out to be the most environmentally-friendly data center in the world. The data center, situated right underneath the Uspenski Cathedral, will use hundreds of computers for its needs, which will in turn generate great amounts of heat. The idea is for that heat to be ...

Williams and Qatar Want F1 Tech to go Mainstream

October 29, 2009 / No Comments

F1 is pretty much the pinnacle of automotive technology, and while a few things do trickle into mainstream production automobiles, the partnership between Williams Technology Center and Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) to bring green tech from F1 to mainstream vehicles is quite a jump.