Audi have successfully made diesel fuel from carbon dioxide and water. German car manufacturer Audi has reportedly invented a carbon-neutral diesel fuel, made solely from water, carbon dioxide and renewable energy sources.
Can This 2,250-Foot Tower Produce Enough Clean Energy To Replace Power Plants? This Bracelet Could Shrink Your Energy Bill. Disease Warrior: Rampage. Hate ads on your game page?
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Bloody big, that's how big it was! But that's just peanuts compared to ... er, the Imperial Super Star Destroyer from Star Wars at a full 19 kilometres, here show in comparison to the Enterprise-D. At the other end of the scale, we have the fighters: the Rebel X-wing at 12.3m, the Y-wing at 23.4m, the Imperial TIE-X1 at 9.2m and the standard TIE at 6.03m, versus Starfleet's Type 7 Shuttle at 8.5m, Type 6 Shuttle at 6.4m, and the Type 15 Shuttlepod at 3.6m.
Displair Air Holograms Device. Displair is an interactive air hologram device that will literally blow your mind!
It uses air to project images and as a result to produce a sharp display. Interesting is that the midair air holograms can be controlled with your hands and fingers. The combination with touch, gestures and customizable screen sizes makes this approach innovative and in future air holograms might be brought into our everyday lives. Fungus Incubator Turns Plastic Garbage Into People Food. Latest Invention: 'Triton Oxygen Respirator Extracts Air Underwater' A brilliant invention yet a revolutionary.
A new invention looks set to change Scuba and diving in general. It’s shocking task lies in the idea of microscopic, nano scale ‘artificial Gills’, can effectively separate the Oxygen from the water while diving, on demand. Atmos Clock History. After studying the design of the 400-Day Anniversary Clock -which was very popular during that era - Reutter made significant changes to that concept, to meet the small input power requirement he was looking for in his new clock design.
Reutters modifications of the 400-Day Clock included changes to the escapement leverage to reduce the arc of the escapement as well as adding jewels to the bearings of the movement. His new clock ran safely and most importantly very reliably. New material steals oxygen from the air. Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have synthesized crystalline materials that can bind and store oxygen in high concentrations.
Just one spoon of the substance is enough to absorb all the oxygen in a room. The stored oxygen can be released again when and where it is needed. We do fine with the 21 per cent oxygen in the air around us. But sometimes we need oxygen in higher concentrations; for example lung patients must carry heavy oxygen tanks, cars using fuel cells need a regulated oxygen supply. Researchers discover a way to tease oxygen molecules from carbon dioxide. (Phys.org) —A small team of researchers with the University of California has found a way break apart carbon dioxide molecules and get carbon atoms and oxygen molecules instead of carbon monoxide and an oxygen atom.
In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes how they did it, and the implications of their findings. Arthur Suits and David Parker offer a perspective piece in the same journal issue that describes in more depth, minimum energy path (MEP) where reactants don't always follow the easiest path during chemical reactions and how it pertains to the work done by this group. Over the years, scientists have developed a theory about the development of life on planet Earth that's known as the "Great Oxidation Event," where plants developed and began taking in carbon dioxide and pumping out oxygen. Multiferroic material displays a novel spin structure that allows light to travel in only one direction. A research team led by Youtarou Takahashi from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science has demonstrated a novel phenomenon called magnetochiral dichroism, which prevents light from propagating parallel or antiparallel to the direction of magnetization.
5 Advanced Technologies Still Catching Up to Invertebrates. There's a scientific field called biomimetics that is all about studying nature and stealing its technology.
That makes sense -- if you want to build a flying machine, you start by looking at birds. But the more we study, the more we find that biomimetics isn't just about building a more fishlike boat. Even the smallest, slimiest creatures employ tech that will some day revolutionize everything from solar panels to TV screens. Just consider the fact that ... Presenting the Universal Jamming Gripper. Sponge Converts Sunlight Into Steam for Electricity.
Nearly all utility plants generate electricity with steam.
Whether it’s a coal plant or a nuclear plant or a solar thermal plant, all of these facilities use fuel to heat water to create steam that turns a turbine that generates electricity. Now researchers at MIT have developed a completely new structure for turning sunlight into steam: a sponge. Silk Leaf Could Make Oxygen for Long Space Trips. Modular, self-assembling robots from EPFL and MIT. Baltimore’s Trash-Collecting Water Wheel River cleanup in Baltimore has gotten easier (and more fun to watch) with the construction of the Healthy Harbor initiative's Water Wheel. Designed by John Kellett and Daniel Chase, the solar and water-powered trash c... Robot "Hand" Made of Coffee Grounds and a Balloon Picks Up Almost Anything. Robots are great at manipulating objects like automobile parts and circuit-board components. But what about a glass of orange juice, a ball bearing, or a raw egg? Expensive, Terminator-style artificial hands are awful at picking up everyday objects that they're not pre-programmed to recognize, so if robots are ever going to reliably help out around the house--or perform unpredictable missions in space or war zones--they'll need to be able to get a grip on anything.
The best solution? A beanbag filled with coffee grounds, according to these researchers. "It basically works on the same mechanics as when coffee shops vacuum-seal packs of ground espresso," Heinrich Jaeger, a lead researcher on the project, tells Co.Design. A team of engineers and scientists from the University of Chicago, Cornell University, and iRobot built this prototype gripper, which uses a clever combination of friction, suction, and clever low-tech design to reliably snag almost anything it encounters.
Acoustic Levitation and the Tractor Beam, the Impossible just became Incredible… Levitation and the defiance of gravities surly bond has been a science that struggled to keep up with its own mythology, until now. A team of Japanese researchers have this week demonstrated the first technology that not only brings the mythology of levitation to life but leap frogs it to create a tractor beam, lifting and moving objects across 3 dimensions using sound alone. Presented for your viewing pleasure is the astounding video of acoustic levitation in action, now including tractor beam. Sit back relax and prepare to watch the future arrive, gliding effortlessly. Handheld Device TellSpec Can Detect Allergens, Chemicals, and Nutrients In Food.
The industrialization of food production freed people up to pursue careers other than farming. But it also incentivized food companies and restaurants to use low-cost ingredients that taste or look good but often are neither healthful nor natural. For people with food allergies or diet-related diseases such as Celiac and diabetes, eating foods with unknown ingredients is a high-risk activity.
All of these diseases are on the rise in the United States and other developed countries, according to some researchers due to the same lack of exposure to livestock and soil. For this particular ill of the post-War era, there’s now a 21st-century workaround: a hand-held spectrometer that can determine exactly what is in the user’s food and display it on his or her smartphone.
Onewheel – A self-balancing electric skateboard! Onewheel – A self-balancing electric skateboard! Circuits and sensors direct from the printer. A new way to harness waste heat: Electrochemical approach has potential to efficiently turn low-grade heat to electricity. Vast amounts of excess heat are generated by industrial processes and by electric power plants; researchers around the world have spent decades seeking ways to harness some of this wasted energy. Most such efforts have focused on thermoelectric devices, solid-state materials that can produce electricity from a temperature gradient, but the efficiency of such devices is limited by the availability of materials. Now researchers at MIT and Stanford University have found a new alternative for low-temperature waste-heat conversion into electricity -- that is, in cases where temperature differences are less than 100 degrees Celsius. Liquid crystal as lubricant. New 'T-ray' tech converts light to sound for weapons detection, medical imaging.
A device that essentially listens for light waves could help open up the last frontier of the electromagnetic spectrum -- the terahertz range. Quantum positioning system steps in when GPS fails - tech - 14 May 2014. Lost without your GPS? Video: Jelly-Like Artificial Muscles Improve Robotic Flexibility With Rotary Motion. DARPA's Robotic Suspension System - M3 Program. Captherms MP1120 Multiphasic CPU Cooler. Top 10 Theoretical Megastructures. Phytoremediation.
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