Where Smartphones Came From

Smartphones 2012

In the smartphone world, Android and iOS have a clear and concise lead in the industry over competitors such as RIM (Blackberry) and Windows. This means that consumers’ decision on which device to purchase usually comes down to these two platform options. Over the years, smartphones have evolved to become integral parts of everyday life–a trend that first began with the iPhone. In 2007, Steve Jobs took to the stage and unveiled the first device of its kind: a touchscreen phone with enhanced performance capabilities, called the iPhone. Previously, the smartphone industry had been monopolized by Blackberry and similar companies…. read more

Coffee Powered Car

The Coffee Powered Car

Coffee is everyone’s morning friend. Every morning is boosted by sipping a cup of coffee and using it as our fuel for the day. Researchers say three cups of coffee a day can even prevent cancer although they admit that coffees magic is still a mystery. As well, a Guinness World Record was made by a car that was “a vehicle run on gas from organic waste,” and this car interestingly runs with coffee as fuel. Coffee’s magic runs a car too! The Coffee Car team from England have entirely remodelled a Rover SD1 to run with the gas produced by… read more

Are You Grid Smart?

Smart Grid technology

A more efficient and consistent alternative to the dated grid system

Why Move to Electric?

Electric cars - the future

Are electric cars the future? If you are a person that likes to save money or the environment, gas powered vehicles are not for you.  Only the electric alternative will save you money on a regular basis and help protect our environment. One advantage of an electric car is the complete nonexistent emissions.  A full electric vehicle will not have an exhaust system, fuel tank or muffler.  Another great thing about electric vehicles is how they use absolutely no fossil fuels under the hood.  The rechargeable battery is just an added benefit to owning an electric car.  As is the… read more

Google’s Glasses

Google Glasses

Imagine a world where the internet is accessible everywhere you go. Not just on smartphones, tablets and computers, but right in front of you 24/7. That’s a vision presented by Google Inc.’s research team. Their plan to revolutionize global connectivity begins with a gadget they’ve titled Project Glass. In essence, this device is a pair of lightweight spectacles that connects wirelessly via bluetooth to your phone or tablet. Similar to the HUD(Heads Up Display) that Air Force pilots utilize in their helmet visors, these augmented reality glasses will display information straight from your phone to an area in front of… read more

Purify Water on the Go!

Solar Bags

Planet earth is filled with two parts of water and one part of land. Though this accounts to an abundance of water, living requires only fresh water and very little of this available water is suitable for human consumption.  Moreover prime reason for mortality around the globe is unpurified, unclean water. Most of the developing and under developed countries try their level best to provide consumable water to their citizens but unfortunately they either lack sufficient technology or revenue to process the water into a consumable one. Industrial design students Ryan Lynch and Marcus have proposed a prototype realizing the… read more

Space Mining

Space Mining

When science fiction translates into reality, good things tend to happen. In the case of a new private sector undertaking, great things may be on the horizon for both space exploration and human achievement. The latest enterprise planned by legendary explorer/filmmaker James Cameron is something straight out of sci-fi movies and videogames; mining asteroids for precious metals and minerals. Helping form a company called Planetary Resources Inc, James Cameron and Google CEO Larry Page have ambitious plans for the future, and if realised, they might just push the world several eons ahead of our current technological limitations. These magnates of… read more

The Biosphere Project

Biosphere 2 - University of Arizona

In Santa Catalina, Arizona, the largest eco-research system on Earth rests near the mountains just north of Tucson. It’s called ‘Biosphere 2’, and its goal is to educate the public on the importance of conserving Earth’s ecosystem through smarter living and researching climate change. Built in 1986 by Space Biospheres Ventures, and now owned and maintained by the University of Arizona, Biosphere 2 is roughly the size of two and a half football fields, and is elevated 4,000ft above sea level. The glass facility has several biomes, each one unique to different Earth terrains. There’s a 1,900m rainforest, an 850m… read more

Energy Efficient Laptops

Energy efficient computers

Tech manufacturers are increasingly producing ecologically-oriented merchandise, and the options for consumers are growing each day. Laptops are near the top of the list on necessity and importance value, and as such it is vital that you choose a durable and lasting computer that will save on both energy costs and perform to your needs. Retailers are now compiling lists of Energy-Star rated devices to help consumers make educated purchases. For example, Amazon has prepared an extensive list of their highest rated Energy-Star laptops, desktops, and other computer related products, with customer ratings and reviews for each device. Best Buy also… read more

A Step Forward in Space

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It was a cloud nine moment for all scientists and people around the globe when NASA’s curiosity rover landed safely in planet Mars. This is a milestone in space exploration after decades old Armstrong’s visit to the moon. This news topped all the media headlines and had a viral spread through the internet. At the same time a “green” spacecraft which is one of its kind, failed during its test launch at Kennedy Space centre. Morpheus, the spacecraft which was being tested with “green” fuel was unsuccessful due to some hardware problem. The propellant (spacecraft fuel) used in Morpheus was… read more