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The World’s First Solar Thermal Car

The world’s first solar thermal car is currently being built in La Paz, Mexico. Unlike many of the existing solar cars, this one will use the sun’s heat to create electricity. The technology used is similar to that of solar thermal power plants, like the ones across California. This design is far more complex than just attaching solar panels to a car. A 24 foot long and 6 foot wide curved mirror will focus the sun’s heat on a pipe filled with oil. The oil will be a heated to about 200 degrees Celsius and will be used to boil […]

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Most Powerful Laser

Lasers are widely applications in the modern world, whether it comes to attractive toys or Blu-ray players. A team of researchers launched an interesting project named The Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) Beamlines, which was funded by the EU with the idea to create a unique device. The most interesting is that they are developing a new generation laser, which will be 100 thousand times more powerful than the combined value of all similar facilities on Earth. Specific data scientists revealed that it will be able to replicate pulse intensity of staggering 1023 watts per square centimeter. Project managers explained that […]

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Atheer glasses – the miracles of new technologies

Atheer Developer Kit and the Atheer One – portable and immersive smart glasses that will change computing and gaming experience forever! Atheer showed their technology for the first time at The Wall Street Journal’s AllThingsD D11 conference in May 2013 which was the first public demonstration of a fully mobile wearable device with “air-touch” interaction. The weight distribution is very important in creating wearable of this type, because having a weight of more than 100 grams (3.5 ounces) has a risk of giving users headaches. Atheer One is the equivalent of a 26″ 3D high definition tablet in a pair […]

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The G CAN® – Portable Gas Station

Filling your car at the gas station is easy, right? So, why can’t we have the same experience at home or cottage filling our gas powered toys and equipment? Mark Bonner, an Aerospace Engineer from New Jersey, asked this very question and then decided to do something about it. His goal was to create the safest, cleanest, and most enjoyable portable refueling experience possible and he has accomplished this with the invention of the G CAN®. The G CAN® is an entirely new refueling system which provides, in a compact and ready-to-go design, a rugged 5.3 US Gal (20 L) […]

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Hydroflex kickstarts lightweight skateboards

Sometimes new products spring from unlikely things or places. Who would think that a bunch of surfing fanatics would come up with a game changing skateboard deck construction? Hydroflex Technology, the surfboard manufacturer will be launching a high end skateboard line made of foam and fiber through kickstarter.com October, the 3rd in order to raise the capital needed to set up for serial production. The key part of the construction that enables the boards to be strong and durable is the patented 3-dimensional bonding structure which is based on biomimetics principles. In addition, the honey-comb foam core not only looks […]

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Taiwan’s Dragon Stadium Turns Sunshine into Power !

Dragons show up everywhere in traditional Chinese culture. There are dragon robes and dragon boats; fengshui practitioners tell of dragons that nestle in the earth and influence the flow of energy. The Mandarin term for “lobster” is longxia (“dragon shrimp”), while “dinosaur” translates as konglong, “fearsome dragon.”There’s nothing old-fashioned about the Chinese world’s latest dragon, though. Dramatic, beautiful, and innovative, this new dragon-shaped sports stadium in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung is the largest in Asia to be powered solely by sunlight.  When it comes to solar power projects, Kaohsiung is an excellent location. The city receives an average […]