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Tiny Solar Power System can Keep Itself Going For Ever

March 9, 2010 / No Comments

Researchers at the University of Michigan have come up with a tiny solar power system, that could ostensibly keep itself powered for a long time. Theoretically, this could go on forever, but the batteries have to be replaced after a few years. The tiny system measures 2.5mm x 3.5mm x 1mm, with a volume of just 9 cubic mm, making ...

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 ...