Artist's rendition of Sandpoint, Idaho - Home of Solar Roadways Graphic artist: Sam Cornett Artist's rendition of a sidewalk/parking lot application. Thanks to Sam Cornett and Craig Fine Solar Roadways is a modular paving system of solar panels that can withstand the heaviest of trucks (250,000 pounds). Solar Roadways has received two phases of funding from the U.S. Our glass surface has been tested for traction, load testing, and impact resistance testing in civil engineering laboratories around the country, and exceeded all requirements.Solar Roadways is a modular system that will modernize our aging infrastructure with an intelligent system that can become the new Smart Grid. Please visit our FAQ page on our website: Solar Roadways FAQ Perks: To thank you for helping make our dream a reality, we're offering some perks we hope you will enjoy. We'll ship all items free of charge. For the $5 Facebook thank you perk, please provide us with your name or organization. Bumper stickers - set 1 FAQs
• Science, Technology and Innovation to April 2014
• Technologies écologiques
Shibe Doge[There is a] general principle of internet language these days that the more overwhelmed with emotions you are, the less sensical your sentence structure gets, which I’ve described elsewhere as “stylized verbal incoherence mirroring emotional incoherence” and which leads us to expressions like “feels,” “I can’t even/I’ve lost the ability to can,” and “because reasons.” Contrast this with first-generation internet language, demonstrated by LOLcat or 1337speak, and in general characterized by abbreviations containing numbers and single letters, often in caps (C U L8R), smilies containing noses, and words containing deliberate misspellings. We’ve now moved on: broadly speaking, second-generation internet language plays with grammar instead of spelling. In this sense, doge really is the next generation of LOLcat, in terms of a pet-based snapshot of a certain era in internet language.
SCiO and the rise of hardware start-ups at TechCrunch6 May 2014Last updated at 19:10 ET By Kim Gittleson BBC technology reporter, New York Dror Sharon demonstrates the SCiO, which can quickly scan items to determine their chemical composition Forget social applications, and take your head out of the cloud: let's get physical. For decades now, technology start-ups have focused on creating software - but 2014 looks to be the year of hardware hopefuls. Dror Sharon holds up a tiny device around the size of a matchbook, just a few inches from the side a shiny red apple. He presses a button which directs a blue circle of light onto the fruit. "Pretty sweet," he says. It's not clear if he's referring to the fruit or the technology. Continue reading the main story “Start Quote It's gotten much less capital-intense to build a hardware start-up and much less risky” End QuoteBoris WertzVersion One Ventures A project three years in the making, the tiny device is a SCiO, which Mr Sharon claims is the world's first cheap, accessible molecular spectrometer.
Solar Roadways - IntroductionWe are excited to announce that Indiegogo has asked us to join their InDemand program: It allows teams to continue raising funds for their projects. We are very excited about this for many reasons: We've had numerous requests since our original campaign ended: "Can I still donate?" We're still in Research & Development, so we're not making a profit yet. We received donations from 165 countries, which is a clear indication that the world is ready for the paradigm shift Solar Roadways will become. Since our original campaign, countless supporters have expressed what it means to them to help us spread the word. Click on the Indiegogo image above to see our InDemand program Solar FREAKIN' Roadways Innovation Nation - Solar Roadways Phase II Prototype Solar Parking Lot Pet Friendly! LEDs Snow test - Heating elements (not the LEDs!) Tractor test Artist's rendition of interstate Graphic design by Sam Cornett Artist's rendition of downtown Sandpoint sidewalk Graphic design by Sam Cornett U.S.
Glowing Plant | SeedsThe Revolution will be Caramelized - The CandyFab ProjectScienceSmallest, Most Precise 3D Printing Pen Yet Nearing Entry to MarketTypically, if you want to sketch out a design, it just sits there on paper. However, a new product is about to hit the market that will bring doodles and drawings to life: a 3D printer pen. A Kickstarter campaign is currently ongoing to bring the LIX 3D pen to the market this fall. The LIX 3D pen isn’t an entirely novel idea, but 3D printer pens are relatively new. Image credit: LIX Last spring, 3Doodle became the first 3D pen offered to the public and is still currently fulfilling orders from its wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. In comparison, the LIX 3D pen weighs 40 grams (1.4 ounces) and is 164 mm long by 12 mm wide. The product is being targeted at professionals such as architects and designers so they can quickly and efficiently make 3D models of their ideas and can alter the creation more easily than with a traditional 3D printer. The fashion industry can also put this pen to work, as the plastic can be integrated into clothing or be used to make accessories and jewelry.
Un alliage qui convertit la chaleur en électricité ! > TechnologieLa chaleur dégagée par l'électronique, les moteurs d'automobiles, les usines et autres origines est une source potentiellement énorme d'énergie, et différentes technologies sont développées afin de capter cette chaleur pour la convertir ensuite en électricité. Grâce à un alliage qui a été récemment développé à l'Université du Minnesota, une étape dans ce processus pourrait être éviter - le nouveau matériau est capable de convertir directement la chaleur en électricité. L'alliage multiferroïque, dont le nom officiel est Ni45Co5Mn40Sn10, a été créé en combinant ses divers éléments à l'échelle atomique. Les matériaux multiferroïques sont connus pour avoir propriétés uniques élastiques, magnétiques et électriques, et dans le cas de cet alliage, qui prend la forme d'un changement de phase habituel Lorsqu'il est chauffé, le matériau solide non magnétique devient soudainement un solide fortement magnétique. Voir l'article complet en anglais : ICI