Technology

It is Now Time for Autonomous Biodegradable Robots

May 7, 2012 / No Comments

This could be termed as a complete eco-friendly product. What more can one ask for if that product decomposes itself once the expiry date is reached? This idea of biodegradable robots is the brainchild of Dr Jonathan Rossiter, a senior lecturer at the University of Bristol's Department of Engineering and Mathematics. According to the University of Bristol, the usual robots of ...

Energy Saving Light Switches Off When You Close Your Eyes

April 19, 2012 / No Comments

If you have the habit of sleeping while reading a book at night, chances are you usually forget to switch off the light. Don’t worry any more. Here’s a solution to cut down on wastage of power. Here comes a lamp that turns on only when your eyes are open and switches off when you close your eyes. Randy Sarafan, a ...

Panasonic Eyes Green Market in Middle East and Africa with New Range

April 12, 2012 / No Comments

Electronics major Panasonic is eyeing a major chunk of the Middle East and Africa markets with a new range of eco-friendly products. Ranging from Viera televisions to Lumix G series cameras the list includes audio visual equipment, air conditioners and air purifiers. And, all of them sport the green tag. In the product line up are the first ever tropical inverter ...

Google Cools It Naturally at Belgium Data Center

April 2, 2012 / 1 Comment

Data centers are places where there are a number of servers and computers which work continuously for long hours. Sufficient cooling was achieved on these places by chillers that accounted for massive energy consumption annually. In a bid to eradicate this problem, Google has used a few techniques at their Belgium data center and this seems to be amassing world ...

RoboJelly Generates Own Energy [Video]

March 27, 2012 / No Comments

Robots are much more than machines that ease our work. The latest addition to the entertainment/productivity cadre from the robotic world is the RoboJelly 2.0. This version features a self driving system that generates its own energy from hydrogen. Hydrogen is made available from the water in which it is swimming and that makes it a jaw dropping innovation. Previous versions ...

Verizon Going Green; 50% Cut in CO2 Emissions Targeted by 2020

March 22, 2012 / 1 Comment

Verizon consumes nearly 5 billion kilowatt hours (KWhs) of electricity each year, which translates into an annual energy bill of almost $500 million.  This massive energy consumption produces carbon dioxide emissions of nearly four million tons.  Consequently, the incentives for implementing a conscientious and conservative energy policy may seem fairly obvious. Now they have come up with plans in reducing ...

Hyquator Promises Safe Drinking Water [Video]

March 21, 2012 / No Comments

Water is turning out to be scarce every passing day. In a bid to mitigate the problem, a new kickstarter project titled Hyquator that will clean even the dirtiest water to make it drinkable, has been initiated. Basically, the Hyquator is a portable, battery and solar-powered electronic device that disinfects water by killing or inactivating all kinds of pathogenic microorganisms within ...

HP to Use Laser Chips to Speed Up Processors

March 9, 2012 / No Comments

Over the coming decade, memory and inter-core bandwidths must scale by orders of magnitude to support the expected growth in per-socket core performance resulting from increased transistor counts and device performance. Recent developments in nanophotonics can be crucial in providing required bandwidths at acceptable power levels. To investigate the potential bene?ts of nanophotonics on computer systems, HP has been working ...

Electrolux NJORD Flask Can Create Water out of Humid Air

January 27, 2012 / No Comments

When we first heard of the Electrolux NJORD, we were quite surprised to hear about a flask that can give us water from the air around it. The idea behind the product was so simple but the implementation side, which includes the design, was absolutely a very hectic job for the people at Electrolux. However, this product upholds the effort ...

OLED Solar Sun Roof Turning Real

January 25, 2012 / No Comments

Philips and BASF have teamed up to create an OLED concept for your car that would also function as a high-tech roof. The idea is that the sunroof will let in light during the days and also charges the solar cells at the same time, and at night, the panels turn into a light powered by the electricity stored earlier. Philips, ...