Archive for August, 2003
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.
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?” ?
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.
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.
Check out this coolpic from space showing the recent blackout in the US and Canada.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Putting the GPL on trial This article at CNET talks about the hurdles SCO faces with GPL (Gnu Public Licence).