Offshore wind farm

Old Wind Turbine Blades Will Be Used To Store Energy

Wind turbines have grown as a leading source of renewable energy due to their many benefits, including their low electricity cost. Their opponents frequently use the fact that they need backup or energy storage against to discredit them. However, Energy Vault and Enel Green Power have partnered to develop a gravity energy storage system that…

Planet Earth

Starlink Satellite Internet Could Be Global In Weeks

SpaceX has launched 1,500 satellites for the Starlink Internet service so far and has operations in a dozen countries. The satellite Internet service has promised to outperform the previous (and spotty) attempts at implementing satellite Internet by other companies. This journey has been a very costly one. However, Starlink’s improved approach gives it a greater…

3D rendering of a network over planet Earth

New Zealand Gets Huge Internet Upgrade

New Zealand is getting an enormous Internet upgrade, thanks to a cable installed under the sea. The capable is expected to double New Zealand’s Internet capacity by providing an additional 72 Terabits per second of bandwidth. That’s equivalent to streaming more than 4.5 million 4K videos simultaneously. The cable is made of multiple layers of…

Sony Airpeak S1 drone

Sony Reveals The $9,000 Pro Level Airpeak S1 Drone

Drones have grown over the years (both literally and figuratively) as a carrier for cameras used by video production crews. Initially, most of them were small and could only carry absurdly tiny cameras with poor video quality. The high quality cameras used by professionals are usually enormous and heavy. This is one of the reasons…

Samsung’s New Stretchy Screen Can Display Your Heartbeat

The South Korean electronic manufacturer Samsung made a stretchable OLED display that can monitor and display your heartbeat. The display can be stretched by 30% and Samsung says it can monitor your heartbeat more accurately than existing wearable devices — and for longer time periods. Manufacturing electronic circuitry that can stretch significantly without damage is…

stepper motor

What’s The Difference Between A Stepper Motor And A Brushed DC Motor?

There have been several different types of electric motors in use for decades, and all of them drive mechanisms or something similar. What sets stepper motors apart from brushed DC motors? Brushed DC motors are designed to rotate their shafts continuously and are used in applications where they are not required to make precise movements…

Smartphone with a lock and key on it

Introduction To Cryptography

Cryptography is something that we all depend on at least indirectly (it protects your online banking activity and your credit card information, passwords, and other sensitive information), but it is a complex topic and having to navigate around it as a beginner is always unpleasant. Cryptography is one of the most crucial facets of cybersecurity.…

Blackmagic 6K pocket cinema camera

Blackmagic Announces 6K Pocket Cinema Camera

The Australian camera manufacturer Blackmagic Design has revealed their new 6K pocket cinema camera. It obviously isn’t as tiny as their older 1080p pocket cinema camera, which was more pocket-friendly. However, I wasn’t counting on any form of cinema camera to fit in my pocket in the first place. The new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera…

The bottom of a 5 volt, 0.6 amp laptop cooling fan/blower.

Blowers Vs Axial Fans: Which Is Better For Your Project?

Blowers, otherwise known as centrifugal fans or squirrel cage fans are devices that draw air through enclosures. Common applications for blowers include: Laptops. All-in-one PCs (example: iMac). Rack servers. Forcing air through the heating element in a rework station. Certain video cards. The primary purpose of a blower is to generate a higher pressure than…

Network switch in a data center

Why Blockchain: As Quickly As Possible

As is the case with most technologies, blockchain has its use cases. The first step to identifying blockchain’s use cases and why you should use blockchain, or why blockchain may not be for you is to learn how it works (hardly any technical details required). To put it frankly, blockchain is a data storage concept…