You may not need MIT’s iShoe technology now, but at a certain point in
your life you are likely to be grateful for the technology Erez
Lieberman is working on. His iShoe is able to detect balance problems
in your feet to prevent future falls.
A group of scientists has conducted experiments utilizing deep
ocean-floor drilling to show that volcanic rocks located off of the
West Coast of the U.S. and in other areas could potentially be capable
of securely capturing and storing large amounts of global-warming
causing carbon dioxide that is captured from power plants and other
sources. According to the scientists, natural chemical reactions under
30,000 square miles of ocean floor off of the coast of Oregon,
California, Washington and British Columbia could potentially be
capable of trapping as much as 150 years worth of U.S. carbon dioxide
Dubai is building perhaps the world’s
ultimate sustainable city. Xeritown is the country’s latest project
and is a 60-acre town composed of dense urban clusters and built along
a north-south axis that will take advantage of the cool breezes that
blow in from the ocean.
Pricewatch – There is trouble in Nvidialand. AMD’s new graphics cards
apparently have surprised Nvidia, forcing the company to cut the prices
of its new cards. Sources told TG Daily that Nvidia is adjusting its
marketing strategy to GeForce 8800 cards to avoid what has all the
signs for a big sales decline on the high end. Of course, that means
that it is a good time for graphics cards shoppers. Here’s some insight
in what you can expect to find on the market.
As Microsoft announces a $299 Xbox 360, we are noticing Blu-ray player
prices diving as well and distancing themselves from the
Blu-ray-equipped Playstation 3 for the very first time. Patience and
luck may get you a $300 Blu-ray player in the not too distant future.
A Baytown Texas man claims he can extract almost
limitless amounts of fuel from regular farm waste. John Rivera, the
Chairman of Sustainable Power Corporation, says his “reactors” can
convert waste like leftover feed, beans, rice, husks and grains into
bio-fuel or what he calls “Vetroleum”. The Vetroleum can then be
further refined into other fuels like gasoline or even jet fuel.
Rivera claims 60 pounds of waste can produce nearly six gallons of fuel.
Apple’s much anticipated 3G iPhone launch turned into a massive
disaster after the company’s iTunes authentication server went down
from the high volume of traffic. People who had waited hours, even
days, in line were told to go home to activate their phones after
in-store activations began taking 30 to 45 minutes. In many cases,
Apple employees just gave up.
Daniel Lyons, the man behind the Fake Steve Jobs blog, is hanging up
his keyboard and heading to bigger and better things. In his last
post, titled “I’m sailing away”, Fake Steve says Real Dan was given
administrative access to the blog and has now locked out fake Steve.
But Lyons assures loyal fans that Fake Steve isn’t completely going
Physicists at Rutgers University, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and
the State University of New York at Buffalo have developed a nano-sized
electronic circuit, which can detect light invisible to the human eye
and today’s radio telescopes, opening an opportunity to analyze the
greatest portion of the light emitted since the “big bang” and gain
insights into the earliest stages of star and galaxy formation almost
14 billion years ago.