Climate change and security →
This US Think Tank reports gives an intersting perspective on the issues of global security and climate change.
Cars as part of the electricity grid →
A team of UD faculty has created a system that enables vehicles to not only run on electricity alone, but also to generate revenue by storing and providing electricity for utilities. The technology—known as V2G, for vehicle-to-grid—lets electricity flow from the car’s battery to power lines and back.When the car is in the V2G setting, the battery’s charge goes up or down depending on...
Intel's flash hard drives →
Those of you that read our article in The Age (Melbourne, Australia – see our download page) this month will know that we have the view that handheld devices are going to mainly replace the personal computer and the laptop – here is more evidence from Intel about what developments are occurring
Tropical diseases in Italy →
Is CASTIGLIONE DI CERVIA in Italy a harbinger of changes in disease patterns to come with global warming?
Energy Watch Group Oil Report →
The Energy Watch Group has released its oil report. We do not warrant the veracity of the report but they present a very different view than the International Energy Agency and if they are right we are heading to a very different world.
Feeling cancer cells →
A multidisciplinary team of UCLA scientists were able to differentiate metastatic cancer cells from normal cells in patient samples using leading-edge nanotechnology that measures the softness of the cells.
Consumer Reports: Success Without Ads - New York... →
3 million subscribers paying $26/yr for online content. — soxiam
Low energy high security wireless alternative →
University of Tokyo researchers have developed a plastic pad that allows electronic devices placed on it to communicate with each other. This communications sheet could provide a more secure and lower-energy alternative to short-range wireless communications, such as Bluetooth
Toshiba will begin shipping in March new battery... →
Toshiba will begin shipping in March a quick-charging new battery for forklifts, construction machinery and other industrial use, the electronics maker said Tuesday. Toshiba Corp.’s Super Charge ion Battery, or SCiB, can recharge to 90 percent of its full capacity in less than five minutes and has a life cycle of more than 10 years, Toshiba spokeswoman Hiroko Mochida said. Toshiba, a...
Trojan Horse" Delivers Drug-Loaded Nanoparticles... →
One of the most difficult feats to accomplish with today’s anticancer therapies is getting drug into the oxygen- and nutrient-deprived cores of solid tumors. These inaccessible regions may be the source of drug-resistant tumors that can recur years after a patient has completed therapy. One type of cell, however, seems to be able to penetrate the tumor mass, and in fact, these cells, known as...
Mobile phone payment system →
THE Commonwealth Bank has joined the race to allow shoppers to buy anything from snacks to sports tickets with just a flash of their mobile phone. The CBA is vying with the National Australia Bank to be among the first Australian financial services firms to offer so-called near field communication (NFC) contactless payment technology to its customers.
Measuring Brain Responses →
Emsense claims to have created a system that can measure people’s responses to commercials and games through a sensor head set that measures brain activity
Virtual Training Worlds →
BUSINESSES are discovering real-world things to do with Web 2.0 interactive technology, such as the virtual world, Second Life. Westpac, for example, has just completed a three-month trial of the 3D online digital world created by its residents.
Does what we eat change how much we trust? →
As you sink into your post-Christmas meal coma, the name of an amino acid might pop into your mind: tryptophan, a molecule found in high levels in turkey that’s known to induce drowsiness. While scientists say that the tryptophan in turkey is probably not the source of holiday fatigue, a possible new role for tryptophan has recently been uncovered. It appears to affect our sense of trust
Petrodollars buying up the world →
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 — Flush with petrodollars, oil-producing countries have embarked on a global shopping spree….. Experts estimate that oil-rich nations have a $4 trillion cache of petrodollar investments around the world. And with oil prices likely to remain in the stratosphere, that number could increase rapidly. In 2000, OPEC countries earned $243 billion from oil exports, according to...
Google and Pollution →
A new application based on Google Maps reveals what toxins are pouring out of the innocuous-looking factory next door
Us Credit Risk →
Credit flowing to American companies is drying up at a pace not seen in decades, threatening the creation of jobs and the expansion of businesses, while intensifying worries that the economy may be headed for recession.
I was in a Dymock’s book store yesterday and along with the adhesive bandages (avoiding brand names) that have pictures of cowboys or animals on them they have a series with pictures of Jesus on them. That is just weird
Today London’s Westminster City council launched a toilet-finding service to help relieve visitor’s bloated bladders and prevent public urination. Apparently, the problem is quite serious in London’s West End, where something in the neighborhood of 10,000 gallons of urine ends up in the streets each year. When a user texts “toilet” (at a cost of 50 cents) the...