Thursday, June 23, 2011
High performance electric vehicle trial starts in the UK: "A consortium made up of specialist UK vehicle manufacturers, a green consultancy and an eco-friendly vehicle rental company has just launched a new project to road test 14 high performance electric vehicles (EV) for the next 12 months."
Posted by steve at 9:31 AM
SoftStep KeyWorx offers foot-operated computing: "Using one's feet works quite well while driving, so why not use them to control computers, too? That's what Berkley-based company Keith McMillen Instruments wondered, and ended up designing SoftStep KeyWorx, a foot-operated computer interface device."
Timekeeping on a grand scale – the 10,000 Year Clock: "When we hear about things being built to last, we usually think in terms of years or decades ... or maybe, centuries. But millennia? Well yes, if you're talking about the 10,000 Year Clock. As its name implies, the 200 foot (61 meter)-tall timepiece is intended to run for 10,000 years, in a remote cave in West Texas."
Kanz Outdoors Field Kitchen combines cooking and camping: "While some people like to show off how they can survive on just wieners and beans when they're camping, others go to the opposite extreme, and set up miniature kitchens that they use to cook full meals from scratch."
Posted by steve at 9:29 AM
Communicating nanoparticles that target tumors more efficiently: "To minimize the toxic effects of chemotherapy, many researchers have been working to develop nanoparticles that that deliver drugs directly to tumors."
Posted by steve at 9:28 AM