Scientists from Microsoft Research and the University of Washington
claim to have developed a new display technology that could be four
times as efficient in terms of backlight transmission as today’s LCDs
and display perfect black color. At the same time the display
technology could be manufactured economically, the researchers claim.
Their idea: Telescopic pixels that are equipped with a pair of mirrors.
There’s a sickening Craigslist scammer who is pretending to be the
father of a fallen US soldier. The scammer has placed ads in
Michigan-area Craigslist sites selling his son's BMW for cheap, but
here’s the problem – the scammer isn’t the father and the car doesn’t
exist. Now the Better Business Bureau in Eastern Michigan is warning
people to be vigilant against such ads.
Coulomb Technologies has come up with a technology that could deliver a
vehicle recharging technology to municipalities and parking lot owners
by the end of the year.
You’ll soon be able to watch your favorite YouTube videos on the
Tivo digital video recorder. Like the YouTube website, the Tivo
interface will allow subscribers to search for videos by keyword or by
filtering with options like featured, most recent, top favorites, most
viewed and top rated. Tivo says the YouTube functionality will be
phased in over the next few weeks.
The market for Internet in planes is heating up,
but don't expect any talks about WiMAX. Airborne Internet provider
Aircell has announced its long term technology roadmap and WiMAX and
CDMA are left in the cold. The Illinois company says it will switch to
4G (also known as 3GPP Long Term Evolution) for its future products.
A major issue of reducing the cost of “solid state lighting” has
recently been overcome by researchers at Purdue University. A new
silicon-based production technology could help to reduce the
electricity consumption by 10% if it were to be widely adopted and
Think about your typical city gym: Tons of jogging, lifting, spinning,
stair stepping but no one is actually moving anywhere. That is tons of
wasted energy. That is where the innovative idea of the River Gym comes
in. Architect Mitchell Joachim of Archinode Studio and Douglas Joachim,
a lecturer and personal trainer, believe that there is a use for that
energy, and that’s where this design idea came from.
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