Friday, March 18, 2011
PepsiCo develops first PET plastic bottle made completely from plant-based material: "Mountain Dew's green bottles could become even 'greener' with an announcement from PepsiCo claiming it has developed the world's first polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottle made entirely from plant-based, fully renewable resources including switch grass, pine bark and corn husks."
Posted by steve at 12:08 PM
Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi gets a US release date: "As promised at this year's CES, Motorola has announced that the Wi-Fi version of its Xoom Android tablet will be available this month. The 10.1-inch device is the first tablet to benefit from all the widgets, multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization capabilities of Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), and is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor supported by a gigabyte of RAM."
Posted by steve at 12:07 PM
CryoEnergy System uses liquid air to store energy: "Balancing demand for energy with timely production is a juggling act that is particularly relevant to renewable sources such as wind and solar. Because the wind isn't always blowing and the sun isn't always shining, the energy produced by these systems needs to be stored efficiently so it can be used when it's needed."
Individual Gunshot Detectors to help give U.S. soldiers a bead on enemy fire: "In the heat of battle I imagine things can get pretty hectic and pinpointing just where the shooting is coming from, as quickly as possible, could mean the difference between life and death. To give its soldiers an edge in this regard the U.S. Army will begin providing its forces in Afghanistan with the first of 13,000 gunshot detection systems later this month."
'The Pearl' dome house - passive solar design with a touch of high-tech: "Like its stablemate the Domespace house, David Fanchon's eco-friendly design is aimed at maximizing passive solar energy – though unlike the Domespace there's no rotating option."
Posted by steve at 12:05 PM