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Wearable tech has been booming in recent years and smartwatches seem to be being released and announce from all companies – now it’s Asus’ turn. In line with their ZenFone series, Asus is set to officially announce the Asus ZenWatch at IFA 2014 in Berlin this week. Not a great deal is known about the device yet but it’s set to be released onto the market in October. The watch will come in one size and chances are it will be operating with Android Wear as Asus is one of Google’s official partners for the OS. Asus are currently teasing […]
Sony is targeting the ladies with their latest Cybershot camera, the KW1. It’s a quirky looking camera that masquerades as a perfume bottle. Along with looking sleek and sexy, the camera is jam packed with features that allow users to make themselves look more attractive in selfie photos. The camera boasts a lens that can rotate 180 degrees and it comes with Wi-Fi built in. [Image Courtesy of Sony] This could be Sony’s answer to the Casio EX-TR35; this is a selfie camera that has gone down very well in Asia. Even with a huge price tag of US$1,200 it has […]
American researchers have developed a laser capable of detecting individual chemicals at a distance of 1 kilometer. The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The technology allows the identification of chemical threats from a safe distance and has great military potential. Besides being used to map mined areas, the invention can help locate drugs as well. Used from a plane, the laser can scan large areas and determine exactly where the desired compounds are. In an interview with The Verge, the researcher Vladislav Yakovlev said that the breakthrough could even be used in […]
Procter & Gamble know a thing or two about getting clothes clean and they have come up with a novel idea for doing laundry. Their idea doesn’t rely on the use of water or detergent, as the Swash machine doesn’t actually wash your clothes. [Image Courtesy of Proctor&Gamble] The whole idea behind the Swash is that the machine will freshen up your clothes and it does this by removing odours along with wrinkles. The whole process to do this will take just 10 minutes and it is a great way to give your clothes a boost of freshness in-between regular […]
The National Hydro Power Corporation, the state-owned power company in India, will build a floating photovoltaic project of 50 megawatts which will be the largest of its kind in continental waters worldwide. The project, which is budgeted between € 46.9 and € 52.8 million, will be installed in lakes and reservoirs in the region of Kerala and pilot operations are scheduled for October of this year. Image by Chesky @Shutterstock “There are large stretches of water bodies in Kerala which NHPC wants to harness for solar power. This floating solar power technology was developed by the Renewable Energy College and […]
With no recharging station in space, most satellites need to make use of solar panels to get the energy it needs to keep operating. But weight and volume are the main concerns of sending anything out into space … and that’s why NASA is now considering the old oriental art of origami to help overcome this problem. Many have already seen what happens when a satellite finally reaches space, they expand their solar panels adopting its final configuration. Normally solar panels are folded into an “accordion” style systems; but now researchers seem to have found a workable solution to the […]