Friday, April 15, 2011
Spiking biofuel with nanoparticles found to increase performance: "Nanoparticles have added yet another string to their microscopic bows with a new study showing that the addition of alumina nanoparticles can improve the performance and combustion of biodiesel, while producing fewer emissions."
Posted by steve at 12:20 PM
Einstein's Pedometer app provides a relatively good incentive to get you moving: "Among other things, Einstein's theory of special relativity says that as an object's velocity increases, time as experienced by the object will slow down when compared to another object traveling at a lower velocity."
Posted by steve at 12:19 PM
U.S. Navy demonstrates solid state laser weapon at sea: "Solid-state laser weapons are a step closer to operational capability with the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) reporting that it has successfully disabled a small target boat during testing off the Californian coast."
Posted by steve at 12:18 PM
Ford turns to chocolate bar to develop lighter plastic components: "We've seen the world's first Formula 3 car running on a fuel derived from waste chocolate, and now engineers at Ford have turned to the tasty treat for inspiration to produce lighter plastic parts for Ford's vehicles."
Posted by steve at 12:14 PM
Mind over mouse: Researchers demonstrate thought-controlled cursor: "It is a commonly held myth that much of the effectiveness of communication is determined by nonverbal cues, but try telling that to someone who has lost the power of speech due to brain injury or damage to their vocal cords or airway."
Posted by steve at 12:13 PM
The homebuilt electric Z-Kart - who needs a Tesla Roadster?: "As major automobile manufacturers around the world pour countless dollars and man hours into the research and development of electric vehicles, George Fortin has quietly gone about making one of his own."
Posted by steve at 12:12 PM