The development of science and technology grows in leaps and boundaries phase, especially in this 21st century, when everything seems to change in rapid speed. Many of the scientists and astronomers have discovered that the universe was formed 14 billion years ago, while our mother planet, The Earth just a measly 4.55 billion years old. For this purpose, a newly and high-tech nano-sized electronic device has been developed, which it can be used to see the 98% invisible light dating that emitted since the first universe “bing bang”. This diminutive nano-sized electronic device is the fine project cooperation in between the physicsts at Rutgers University, the State University of New York at Buffalo and the NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. It is an ultra sensitive to track the light in the far-infrared spectrum (the longest wave in the infrared wavelengths) and the size of this device is 100 times smaller than the thickness of your hair!
Will you believe it; you actually can vaporize wood and even melt down the steel, by only focusing sunlight with mirrors? It sounds crazy to be true, but a few geniuses MIT students have successfully prove themselves and transform this idea into a reality. The main objective for this project is based on super-efficiency solar energy and environmental friendly concept. The steel-melting solar mirror is a 12-foot by 12-foot parabolic mirror, or you’re also can considered it as a solar concentrator; that is primarily made from the off-the-shelf metal framing which fitted the bent mirrors to enable the sunlight to be focused in a single point.
What can you do with a ball pen? You probably will say, “We use the ball pen for the writing purpose and what are you expecting with it?” OK, this is the common sense. If you can transform the ordinary ball pen into a small Pen Solder Dispenser, would you want to try it? You need the following things before starting this project: One ball pen (prefer the one with metal tip) Silver bearing solder for electronic work Razor blade (for cutting the solder or pen) Ok, let’s started the party now…
Did you have the hard time before, which you’ve lost your cell phone and upset for several day? Well, if you’re not a trend worshipper or stylish follower, then this Hop-On 1800 GSM Cell Phone might be a good alternative for you. The Hop-On company had been recognized as one of the cell phone manufacturer, which focusing more in the Eco-friendly matter. This new release of 1800 series also put Hop-On as one of the pioneer in the 3R concept. The 1800 series available in al-band: 850/1900 MHz (US version) 900/1800 MHz (Europe and Asia version) Both of the phones feature a minimum talk time that up to four hours and with 150 hours of standby time. The length of the cell phone is about 9.7 cm and weight 77 gram, makes this 1800 series a petite and cute cell phone. Another great feature for this 1800 series is we cannot trash it away whenever we want. However, the manufacturer will offers the cell phone users a $5 rebate on each returned phone. This also means this 1800 GSM cell phone cost you a measly $5 to own it! [Source]
SIGGRAPH is a marvelous creation, thanks to the genius team from University of Southern California. Although the cost for this project is low, but SIGGRAPH can offers several advantages of displaying 3D objects in 3D. The characteristic for this display is: Autostereoscopic: no need any kinds of viewing glasses Omnidirectional: constantly generates simultaneous views Interactive: can easily update the content at 200Hz According to the spokesperson, this SIGGRPAH works by simply projecting a high-speed video onto a fast speed spinning mirror. While the mirror turning, it will reflects different and high accuracy image to every viewer. With the help of rendering algorithm, it also can rebuild both virtual and real scene, either with correct occlusion, horizontal, vertical perspective and even shading as well! We have to know that the flat surfaces represent only a small part of the real physical world, while we all standing still in a three-dimensional award platform. The team next big project is to create a new generation of display, which will begin to represent the physical world. We are waiting for this day to come. [source]
Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci, the Renaissance age symbolize idol is the first person that draw and sketch out vertical flight machine dated in 1493? Thanks to the drawing of da Vinci, a Japanese flying machine developer, Gennai Yanagisawa had invented a 75-kilogram helicopter. “We named this helicopter â€˜GEN H-4′, which it’s has a set of two rotors that spinning in opposite direction. The maximum speed for GEN H-4 can reach up to 50 kilometers per hour,” Yanagisawa said. “The invention process for this GEN H-4 is not an easy task, as it was taking us years of research and budget to invent this great product,” its developer said. Yanagisawa want to dedicate this honor to da Vinci, the magnificent and legend of Renaissance age. His said a GEN H-4 Flying demonstration show will be held in the birthplace of da Vinci in the near future. This GEN H-4 has sold seven units so far in Japan and US, and the current price is six million yen or 58,250 dollars.