Sunday, August 21, 2011
New device harvests submerged golf balls from shore: When most golfers hit a ball into the middle of a water trap, they probably just assume that the ball is destined to remain underwater for all eternity.
Posted by steve at 3:33 PM
Hundred Watt Hybrid sets off on Eco Tour across America: To the continued annoyance of his father Pierce, twelve-year old Nash Hoover was forever leaving his bedroom light on when he wasn't in the house.
Posted by steve at 3:31 PM
Pentax O-GPS1 unit tracks both Heaven and Earth: A new GPS module designed for use with the latest digital SLR cameras from Pentax could help photographers who like to capture shots of the heavens avoid annoying star trails on long exposure shots.
Posted by steve at 3:29 PM
Metallic material can switch back and forth between hard and soft states: We may not yet have the liquid metal depicted in the Terminator movies, but scientists have now developed something that's vaguely along the same lines. German materials scientist Dr. Jörg Weißmüller and Chinese research scientist Hai-Jun Jin have created a metallic material that can change back and forth between being strong but brittle and soft but malleable, via electrical signals.
Posted by steve at 3:28 PM
Homebuilt $70,000 single-person spacecraft tested: Sending a man to outer space in a homebuilt spacecraft worth US$70,000 may seem like a crazy idea to most of us, but not for a Danish group of enthusiasts who call themselves Copenhagen Suborbitals
CERN traps antimatter atoms for 1,000 seconds: Researchers involved in the ALPHA experiment at Switzerland's CERN complex announced yesterday (June 5) that they have succeeded in using the facility's antiproton decelerator to trap antimatter atoms for 1,000 seconds - or just over 16 minutes.