Saturday, April 16, 2011
Replacement developed for rare material widely used in electronics manufacture: "With its two chief properties of excellent electrical conductivity and optical transparency, indium tin oxide (ITO) can be found in transparent conductive coatings for displays found in all kinds of products, such as TVs, mobile phones and laptops, and is also used as a transparent electrode in thin-film solar cells."
Posted by steve at 2:19 PM
April 12, 1961: A remarkable date in human history: "A remarkable milestone in human history took place exactly 50 years ago today when Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space. During the flight of Vostok 1 on April 12, 1961,"
Posted by steve at 2:18 PM
Virgin Oceanic's ambitious plans to explore Earth's last frontier: "Seventy percent of Mother Earth's surface is covered in water, yet we know more about the moon than we do about our deepest oceans. In yet another ground-breaking initiative under Virgin's multi-faceted 'Branded Venture Capitalism', Richard Branson intends to change all that with the Virgin Oceanic Five Dives project."
Researchers tackle mouse control from a different angle: "For many people with motor disabilities, the task of precisely moving a mouse cursor around a screen can be incredibly frustrating. While controlling a mouse cursor with the power of thought looks likely to be possible in the not too distant future,"
Zacuto Z-Finder EVF – a standalone LCD screen for DSLR filmmakers: "HDSLR cameras are taking off in a big way as cheap video rigs with quality interchangeable glass – but the more you get into SLR filmmaking, the more obstacles you find yourself working around."
Posted by steve at 2:16 PM