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ZeroTouch to interface computers in open air
posted May 17 2011 20:22.08 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Meet the ZeroTouch, maybe the next generation "touch" screen interface. Designed by Texas A&M University, the ZeroTouch features a series of IR sensors at the internal perimeter of a...

[Via: walyou]    [Link: Ecology Lab]
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Tags: touch screen   multitouch   inventions   research   infrared   innovations   futuristic   



Japan thinks BIG for this wind tower generator
posted May 17 2011 20:03.49 by Giorgos Lazaridis




This could be an alternative to nuclear power, it is cheap and clean. Japan-based ZENA Systems is working on developing a new type of wind energy generator. The project wants a huge...

[Via: neatorama]    [Link: inhabitat]
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Tags: extreme   crazy designs   innovations   wind   mechanical   research   








The first Blood-Powered Heart Turbine is here
posted May 17 2011 19:56.07 by Giorgos Lazaridis




This tiny little gadget comes from Swiss scientists who designed a blood-powered turbine that can fit in arteries and power internal electronics, such as a pacemaker (for the present)...

[Link: ieee spectrum]
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Tags: biotechnology   research   mechanical   inventions   health & nature   science   



What is a space-time wormhole really?
posted April 30 2011 20:33.26 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Einstein's General Relativity is well known and often used to explain several phenomena, like the orbits of the planets. A wormhole is a solution to Einstein;s equations which...

[Link: Sixty Symbols]
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Tags: physics   research   science   unsolved mystery   geometry/mathematics   



3 answers regarding a Doomsday Asteroid
posted April 28 2011 19:34.32 by Giorgos Lazaridis




There is at least one asteroid somewhere in our universe that is coming to us. It will come... It is just a question of when. An asteroid impact has be many times the inspiration...

[Link: Discovery News]
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Tags: asteroid   space related   science   extreme   revealed   unsolved mystery   research   








Scientists closer to resurrect mammoths
posted April 11 2011 20:09.32 by Giorgos Lazaridis




It will not be done like in Jurassic park with mosquitoes and frogs. A new technique was pioneered in 2008 by Dr. Teruhiko Wakayama of the Riken Centre for Developmental Biology...

[Link: telegraph]
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Tags: clones   research   health & nature   science   animals   unsolved mystery   innovations   biotechnology   history   extreme   



Watch first electric airplane's maiden flight
posted April 8 2011 20:59.45 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Meet Elektra One, the first all-electric airplane that works. This is the creation of a German company named PC-Aero. Jon Karkow, a well known test-pilot performed the first flight...

[Via: popsci]    [Link: CalinGologan]
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Tags: flying machines   battery   inventions   mechanical   research   green   innovations   crazy designs   



VASIMIR plasma thruster Fires At Full Power
posted April 7 2011 20:52.44 by Giorgos Lazaridis




VASIMIR stands for "Variable Specific Impulse Magneto-plasma Rocket", and it is a plasma thruster that NASA has just agreed to test out in Earth orbit, potentially aboard the ISS...

[Link: adastrarocket]
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Tags: physics   mechanical   research   science   space related   innovations   futuristic   extreme   rocket   








New rotary engine may climb up to 74% efficiency
posted April 5 2011 19:03.27 by Giorgos Lazaridis




It is called Liquid Piston, and promises a significant increase of the efficiency of the internal combustion engines. The design has a rotary piston and one valve that operates as...

[Via: technologyreview]    [Link: liquidpiston]
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