Thursday, March 17, 2011
New microscope captures 3D movies of living cells: "In some cases, looking at a living cell under a microscope can cause it damage or worse, can kill it. Now, a new kind of microscope has been invented by researchers from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute that is able to non-invasively take a three dimensional look inside living cells with stunning results."
Solar Soldier system to take the weight off infantry soldiers: "If you've ever removed the battery from a laptop, then you will know that it constitutes quite a large percentage of the total weight of the computer."
New material designed for hydrogen storage: "Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have created a composite material that they claim can store hydrogen densely and safely, yet that also allows it to be easily accessed for creating electricity. Some materials that are currently used for hydrogen storage have a relatively small capacity, and need to be superheated or supercooled in order to work at peak efficiency. The new material, however, is said not to have either of these limitations."
Posted by steve at 11:58 AM
H2O Power radio runs on water from the shower: "For all the people out there who like listening to the radio while they're in the shower, various companies offer waterproof battery-operated 'shower radios.' There's nothing particularly wrong with these radios, but ... why change or recharge the batteries if you don't have to? No, we're not suggesting running a power cord into the shower. Instead, you might be interested in getting an H2O Power water-powered radio."
Posted by steve at 11:57 AM
Japan earthquake may have shortened length of days and shifted Earth’s axis: "Using a complex model to perform a theoretical calculation based on a U.S. Geological Survey, Richard Gross of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has determined that by changing the distribution of the Earth's mass, the earthquake that devastated Japan last Friday should have sped up the Earth's rotation, resulting in a day that is about 1.8 microseconds (1.8 millionths of a second) shorter."
Posted by steve at 11:55 AM