Archive for August, 2003

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A very interesting green power solution is the SAM (salt-water, air and magnesium) cell technology. Its almost free electricity from abundantly available sea-water. Read about this cool technology: Greenvolt and MagPowerSystems and press release here with pricing.

What is more interesting it has much higher power density to lead-acid battery and more enviornment friendly as well. A SAM cell 1/10th weight of a typical lead-acid battery can give 100watts of output and can sustain loads upto 35 hours.

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MIT leaps to solution of walking-on-water mystery. Ever wondered if walking of water is possible? Have you seen the insects walking on water and wondered “How?” ?

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Scientific American: CD Player Finds New Use as Molecular Detective This amazing article shows how expensive scientific equipment my be replace by using common appliances innovatively.

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Molecules Discovered That Extend Life In Yeast, Human Cells; Group Of Compounds Found In Red Wine, Vegetables Simulate Benefit Of Low-calorie Diet Science Daily has this nice article about “Eating less, Living Longer” is the simple elxir of life.

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Check out this coolpic from space showing the recent blackout in the US and Canada.

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Read this interesting article at Reason. This is an attempt to understand the technological progress over time. I found the increase in income from the Roman to modern times quite revealing.

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ABCNEWS.com : Ocean Sponge May Be Best for Fiber Optics A humble sea sponge has humbled modern technology. Nature never fails to amaze. Read this article to know more about how nature’s fibre optic technology is far better than the man-made one.

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The Best Defense Is a Good Upgrade Corporates often evaluate potential IT purchases by their ability to coup with the growing needs of business. Tech-savvy consumers buy upgrade-friendly equipment. This story on Wired 11.09 is about how the US wants upgrade-friendly equipment too.

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When Bad Breath Means Bad News This Wired article tells us that bad breath may require more than fresh breath pills it may a sigb of lurking (smelly) disease.

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Putting the GPL on trial This article at CNET talks about the hurdles SCO faces with GPL (Gnu Public Licence).

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