In 2002, two American scientists successed in catching a photon bundle in solid matter. What does it mean? It means that the creation of quantum machines has already began, and they will have incomparable power and precision, than today’s computers .
Archive for September, 2007
Popular Science announced that they’ve constructed a Google Earth layer highlighting several geographic points of environmental interest around the world. With the layer loaded, the globe will be dotted with markers indicating places of interest. Double-clicking them will zoom in and open descriptive boxes with expanded text, images and links.
Popular Science: Blueprint for a green laptop; July 2007
In 2009, worldwide laptop sales are expected to surpass desktop sales for the first time, reaching more than 150 million. Most people will keep a laptop for just three years or so before shelving it or tossing it onto a junk heap. Here’s how designers plan to make this ubiquitous gadget more eco-friendly across its entire life span, from manufacture to recycling.
A startup called Unipixel, based in Woodlands (Texas) claims to have a design for a handheld display that is 60 percent more efficient than traditional displays. The net result is that the displays can double the battery life of a cell phone. The company is partnering with a major display manufacturer and expects to have a prototype ready by the end of the year. Unipixel’s design uses many of the components found in existing displays, such as low-power light-emitting diodes (LEDs), but it puts them together in a novel way that provides a whigh-contrast picture that consumes less power and costs less to manufacture. A technique known as frustrated total internal reflection is used, in order to bend incoming light toward the viewer, producing an image.
What would happen if every blog published posts discussing the same issue, on the same day? On October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind – the environment. Every blogger will post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic. The aim is to get everyone talking towards a better future.