Discarded Batteries Could Light Developing Regions

IBM researchers in India discovered that 70% of discarded laptop batteries have enough capacity to power an LED light bulb for 4 hours per day for a year. This is due to the fact that laptops lose their portability long before their batteries are completely dead (their battery life becomes unacceptably short), so they are…

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Imagine Flying From NYC To LA In 2.5 Hours In The N+2

Lockheed Martin has been developing the commercial N+2 jet to travel at supersonic speeds (this means it would be faster than the speed of sound) fast enough to transport 80 passengers from New York City To Los Angeles in 2.5 hours, instead of the 5 hours it would take using conventional technology. Unfortunately, this speed…

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Former Nokia Developers Develop Jolla Smartphone, Tablet

Jolla, a Finnish mobile technology company, has been making smartphones that run the Sailfish OS, which they say has the stability and flexibility of the Linux core. The first thing some will wonder is if it stands a chance against Android and iOS. iOS only accounts for 11% of the global smartphone market, while the…

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Yellow Chevrolet Corvette sports car at the NAIAS.

Over 500,000 Vehicle Recalls Are On The Horizon

The government of Japan has ordered vehicles equipped with Takata airbags to be recalled due to a potential defect. The recall request came after the driver of a Honda subcompact vehicle in Malaysia was impaled with metal shards when her airbag exploded. There have been other dangerous airbag accidents unrelated to Takata which show that…

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Electric Cheetah Robot Developed At MIT

MIT researchers have developed a battery-powered Cheetah robot that can run at speeds up to 16 km/h (10 mph) and jump up to 33 cm (13″). It has been under development for 5 years. [yframe url=’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMKQbqnXXhQ’] The Cheetah robot. Video credit: MIT on YouTube. What Benefits Do Electric Motors Offer Over Gasoline Engines For These…

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Brace Yourself: Meet The Deep-Sea Anglerfish

In the Monterey Canyon (Also known as the Monterey Submarine Canyon) of California which extends from Monterey Bay out into the Pacific Ocean, lies what many know as the Black Seadevil (Anglerfish) which was seen in Finding Nemo. [yframe url=’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqPMP9X-89o#t=107′] Deep-sea anglerfish. Video credit: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. In the Finding Nemo scene, Nemo and…

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Adidas Sells Their Own Smartwatch: The Micoach

Adidas is now selling their $400 Micoach smartwatch which provides performance data while running, and it acts as a coach. Its specifications and features include 4 GB of storage available for the playback of music while training, a 1.45″ full-colour TFT LCD touch screen, a stainless steel bezel, heart rate sensor, speed and distance measurement,…

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Mitsubishi Debuts The XR-PHEV At The LA Auto Show

Mitsubishi has debuted their new FWD XR-PHEV concept vehicle at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show). You’re probably wondering what its electric range is. The two-door crossover can tavel 53 miles per charge if using electricity alone. 53 miles of electric range is substantial for a plug-in hybrid, but it is backed by…

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