Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The $500 million Italian designed floating resort: "As envisioned by the Italian architectural firm Giancarlo Zema Design Group (GZDG), Amphibious 1000 is a US$500 million semi-submerged resort project planned for a protected marine area on the coast of Qatar."
Posted by steve at 10:39 AM
Electromagnetic fish hook reduces accidental shark catches: "In fisheries all over the world, many fish are caught using a process known as pelagic longlining. This consists of fishing crews traveling out into the open ocean and deploying a series of baited hooks that are all attached to one horizontal main line, that can range from 20 to 40 miles (32 to 64 km) in length."
Posted by steve at 10:38 AM
Nissan unveils system to provide household electricity from all-electric LEAF: "Nissan has unveiled a new power supply system that allows electricity stored in the lithium-ion batteries of the all-electric Nissan LEAF to be supplied to a house. With the LEAF's batteries able to store up to 24 kWh of electricity, Nissan says the system could supply the average Japanese household with electricity for about two days."
Posted by steve at 10:36 AM
New heat-regulating building material could cut building heating and cooling costs: "Researchers at the Ningpo, China campus of the University of Nottingham (UNNC) have created a new heat-regulating material that could be used to cut the heating and cooling costs of buildings"
Posted by steve at 10:34 AM