Finnish homeowner Jari Arkko has a monitor in his sauna that can show television, internet, pictures, or the home security cameras, and speakers play Internet radio or music from the family’s server. His toaster can send a message to his computer when the toast is up. If the temperature changes, Jari and his wife get [...]
Today I read on Official Google blog about that the team Aquaduct was declared the winner of “Innovate or Die” contest. Was 102 entries but the winners convince the jury by building a unique and functional solution to provide rural communities with access to clean water. The quintet (John Lai, Adam Mack, Brian Mason, Eleanor [...]
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Microsoft is launching the first consumer surface computer, Microsoft Surface. The device features a 30-inch table-like display that consumers operate via hand gestures or by placing physical objects on the computer’s surface. Microsoft officials say Surface, the company’s first device in its new category of surface computing products, is designed to simplify a user’s interaction [...]
A skyscraper built of rotating platters with built-in wind turbines. David Fisher, an Italian-Israeli architect, has dreamed up a 68-story combination hotel, apartment and office tower where the floors would rotate 360 degrees. Each floor would rotate independently, creating a constantly changing architectural form. Each story of the tower would be shaped like a doughnut [...]
Thousands of Light Bulbs Crushed for a Greenpeace Campaign Against Energy-Wasting Products As G8 and EU ministers gather in Berlin, Germany, to discuss energy efficiency measures, Greenpeace activists have used a mechanised road roller to crush ten thousand energy-wasting light bulbs at the Brandenburg Gate. Greenpeace is demanding tough European efficiency standards for energy using [...]
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Captain Ã˜degÃ¥rd tell about this project: Started a new project.. Basically I took some LEDs, a bread board, one of these, and a box that came with a DIY mini amp kit… I can’t for the love of me find the pack of transistors I bought some days ago so I won’t get the electroniscs [...]