Monday, April 4, 2011
PreVue would offer parents a live 4D baby watch window during pregnancy: "Checking the health of a baby inside the womb using ultrasound has been going on for a good many years and can be a useful tool for detecting problems early."
Wysips technology can turn any surface into a PV power plant: "Mobile phones sporting photovoltaic panels are nothing new but thanks to some lens wizardry, a French company recently showed off a prototype phone where the touchscreen display itself housed the solar-soaking cells."
Microwaves utilized to convert used motor oil into fuel: "It has been estimated that over 8 billion US gallons (30.3 billion liters) of used motor oil are produced every year by the world's cars and trucks. While some of that is re-refined into new oil or burned in furnaces for heat, neither of those processes are entirely environmentally-innocuous."
Posted by steve at 11:55 AM
MESSENGER sends back historic first image of Mercury from orbit: "After reaching orbit around Mercury on March 17, NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft has sent back its first image of our solar system's innermost planet. The historic image, which was captured at 5:20 am EDT (U.S.), is the first ever captured from a spacecraft in orbit and is dominated by the rayed crater named Debussy."
HondaJet achieves maximum speed in flight testing: "Honda's first light business jet has exceeded its projected top speed just three months on from its maiden flight. Michimasa Fujino first sketched the HondaJet with its distinctive over-the-wing engine-mount design in 1997."