Archive for September, 2012

World’s first 100 watt equivalent LED replacement bulb

World’s first 100 watt equivalent LED replacement bulb

Currently the brightest options for those looking to ditch their incandescent light bulbs in favor of the longer life and more energy efficient LED variety are those equivalent to 60 watt incandescent bulbs, such as the GeoBulb II. Things got a little brighter last month when California-based Switch Lighting announced…

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New low-cost material could help bolster carbon capture

New low-cost material could help bolster carbon capture

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have developed another weapon in the ongoing war to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted from fossil fuel-burning power plants. The researchers have created a new porous material called NOTT-300 that they claim is cheaper and more efficient than existing materials at capturing…

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Lockey Bottle Lock puts a combination cork in it

Lockey Bottle Lock puts a combination cork in it

The Lockey Bottle Lock looks like the perfect gadget for keeping your favorite drop safe and secure. Made by LockeyUSA, which offers a wide range of keyless entry locks for more traditional uses, the Bottle Lock securely slots into wine and liquor bottles with a twist to keep that 1865…

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Lighter-than-air craft rises again

Lighter-than-air craft rises again

If you like the idea of cruising on a ship in laid-back luxury, but prefer the speed and convenience of air travel, there may soon be a solution. Drawing their inspiration from the airships of yesteryear, a new generation of airship-like vehicles could soon be making their way across our…

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Check out the world’s biggest touch screen

Check out the world’s biggest touch screen

These days a humble touch screen is hardly going to impress anyone, but one the size of a wall? Now you’re talking. And that’s essentially what manufacturer Engage Production has done, in building the world’s biggest multi-touch interactive video screen.

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BIOSwimmer robot mimics the humble tuna fish

BIOSwimmer robot mimics the humble tuna fish

Scientists involved in robotics research are increasingly looking toward biological systems for solutions to specific challenges, and when one considers that nature has been solving problems for rather a lot longer than we humans have, this makes sense. Such is the reasoning behind BIOSwimmer: an underwater surveillance robot created by…

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