Technology

Green Roof? How About Roof Tiles That Change Color Depending on the Temperature?

October 26, 2009 / 1 Comment

We've all heard of green rooftop gardens. But, did you know that a team of recent MIT graduates has developed what could prove to be an even better way to make a roof eco-friendly? These innovators are working to produce roof tiles that change color, depending on the temperature. The tiles become white when it's hot, and then turn black when ...

USS Makin Island – First Green Hybrid Warship In The World

October 22, 2009 / No Comments

The United States Navy just completed the maiden voyage of the USS Makin Island.  The ship is of the WASP-class multipurpose amphibious assault ship.

ECO Inc. Launches New Green Pizza Box

October 16, 2009 / No Comments

Everyone loves pizza. But, don’t you just hate having to store leftovers in those big, awkward boxes? Even when all of the pizza is finished, you still have to throw all that cardboard away. Shouldn’t there be a more eco-friendly alternative to packaging one of the world’s favorite foods? Now there is.

How Many Helium Balloons Does It Take To Lift a Human Off the Ground?

October 15, 2009 / No Comments

The bizarre story of a Colorado family's runaway balloon aircraft this afternoon got me to thinking: How many helium-filled balloons are required to lift a human off the ground?

Dyson Introduces New Bladeless Fan

October 12, 2009 / 1 Comment

Can a fan still cool you if it doesn’t have blades? Apparently so, if it’s the new Dyson Air Multiplier ™ fan pictured above. Dyson, a company well-known for advancing vacuum cleaner technology, has now developed a new generation of innovative bladeless fans. These fans use the simple principles of fluid dynamics --without the traditional fan blades --to multiply air flow 15 ...

Video: NASA to Bomb the Moon Tomorrow

October 8, 2009 / No Comments

Ever wonder if there is water on the moon? NASA does. In fact, NASA is so curious that it's going to "bomb" the moon tomorrow morning in hopes of creating a debris cloud that can be analyzed for water content.

Atomic Powered Cell Phone

October 7, 2009 / No Comments

[caption id="attachment_6667" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Atomic Powered Cellphone"][/caption]The Industrial Technology Research Institute in Taiwan has developed an interesting atomic-powered source of electricity. They have actually used this to power a touch screen hand-held video player/cell phone. Now before you start protesting the use of atomic power (that will be a debate in future multi-part series), I am talking about using the protons (I ...

Google Earth’s Application Maps Carbon’s Course on Earth

September 22, 2009 / 1 Comment

[caption id="attachment_6460" align="aligncenter" width="468" caption="Google Earth Application Maps Carbon's Course"][/caption] Google Earth now has an application to show Earth's carbon dioxide cycle and can show carbon dioxide in different layers of the atmosphere. Google recently held a contest to show scientific data using KML, the data format used for Google Earth. Tyler Erickson from Michigan Tech Research Institute responded to the ...

Chandrayaan India’s Moon Mission Over, Radio Contact lost with Spacecraft, ISRO

August 29, 2009 / 1 Comment

Chandrayaan-1 moon mission is over, project Director M Annadurai said today "The contact was lost at 01.30 IST as the deep space network (DSN) at Byalalu, about 40 km from Bangalore, received the data from the lunarcraft during the previous orbit up to 00.25 IST," according to an Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) statement. Radio contact with India’s first lunarcraft Chandrayaan-1 was ...

World Wide Telescope, Download

August 28, 2009 / No Comments

Created by Microsoft, the WorldWide Telescope sports a high performance Visual Experience Engine and allows seamless panning and zooming around the night sky, planets, and image environments. The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) enables your PC to function as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world. A web-based version of WorldWide Telescope is also ...