Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Mozilla launches Boot to Gecko web-based mobile OS project: "The way we spend our time online is changing fast. While the browser still reigns supreme, more and more people are getting their online fix using apps. Mozilla, the folks behind the popular Firefox browser, has now announced the start of a new project to develop an app-centric, completely open, web-based phone and tablet operating system called Boot to Gecko (B2G)."
Posted by steve at 11:17 AM
MIT reports breakthrough in heat-based photovoltaics: "MIT researchers have reported a breakthrough in 'wavelength tuning' that promises to boost the efficiency of thermophotovoltaic (TPV) systems and in turn could lead to lighter, longer-lasting portable power sources."
Posted by steve at 11:16 AM
Bioengineered spinal disc implants to combat back pain: "Researchers have created a biologically based spinal implant they say could someday provide relief for the millions of people suffering lower back and neck pain."
Posted by steve at 11:15 AM
Graphene-based transparent touchscreens and solar panels a step closer: "Graphene promises to revolutionize electronics but we're still waiting for graphene-based technologies to hit the market. Rice University researchers have now created transparent, graphene-based electrodes that they say could be the 'killer app' that finally puts graphene into the commercial spotlight. The graphene-based electrodes could be used to replace the increasingly expensive indium tin oxide (ITO) in touch-screen displays, photovoltaic solar cells and LED lighting."
Posted by steve at 11:13 AM