Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Optical computing gets a lift on butterfly wings

Optical computing gets a lift on butterfly wings: "Researchers from Australia's Swinburne University and Germany's Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg have developed artificial crystals with unique optical properties that could lead to advances in quantum computing and telecommunications. Their inspiration? The glorious green wings of the Callophyrs Rubi butterfly"

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Review: i-H2GO hydrogen-powered remote-control car

Review: i-H2GO hydrogen-powered remote-control car: "At the end of last month, Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies began shipments of its latest hydrogen fuel cell-powered remote-control toy car, the i-H2GO. Like its predecessor, the H2GO, it runs on hydrogen obtained from user-supplied water. The main thing that's new about the i-H2GO, however, is the fact that it is now controlled using a free app on the user's existing smartphone. I got my hands on an early production model, mainly just so that I could truthfully say "I've driven a fuel cell car"

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