New Eco-Friendly Hydrogel Will Change the Biomedical Industry

Researchers from the Hokkaido University developed a material from hydrogel that can be used in biomaterials. This research, led by Professor Jian Ping Gong,...

Google’s Motorola Subdivision Develops an Open Hardware Platform for Modular Smartphones

On Monday, Motorola unveiled Project Ara, a hardware platform that will let consumers build their own smartphones by snapping modular parts into a frame....

8 Affordable Ways to Weatherproof Your Home

Whether it is winter or summer, one thing is certain – the temperature outside your home doesn't match the temperature within, and unless your...

Sustainable Building and Material Designs You Can Use in Your Backyard

While there is, understandably, always a lot of focus on sustainable building design and materials for homes, interior décor, and offices, people who are...

Scientists Discover Nano-Scale Superconducting Material

Researchers from the Bar-Ilan University in Israel, collaborating with the Brookhaven National Laboratory in the U.S. have designed superconducting thin films patterned with large arrays of nanowires and loops. The temperature at which they superconduct is pretty low and hard to get for the moment - only 30 °K (-243°C). Magnetic fields have proved themselves to change the material's electrical resistance in an unexpected manner.
UTEC Billboard Collects Freshwater Directly from the Humidity in the Air

Lima, Perú – Freshwater From a Billboard, University of Engineering and Technology

If there's one thing that mars a skyline worse than a building in front of your favorite mountaintop, it's probably a billboard. Of course, a...

VF 247 – Vodafone's First Solar Powered Mobile Handset for India

I order to help India's rural masses who lack electricity, Vodafone Essar Ltd. recently developed a solar-powered mobile phone. According to officials, there are almost 20 million new mobile subscribers each month in India.. The problem is that many of them live in rural areas, where the energy supply can be patchy at best.
Nanowires Could Make for Efficient Solar Cells

Nanowire Technology Used for More Efficient Solar Cells

Silicon solar cells currently are, at a maximum, between 19% and 50% efficient converting solar energy into electricity. The rest of that energy is...
Nissan LEAF Semi-Autonomous Vehicle Will be Tested on Japan's Roads and Highways

Nissan Leaf Granted Permit to Test Semi-Autonomous Vehicles on Japan’s roads

By 2020, Nissan expects to have fully-autonomous vehicles on the road but, in order to do that, Nissan will have to prove that they...

How To Make Your Own Wind Generator

I recently found a PDF describing a step by step method, with pictures, of how to make your own wind-powered free energy to power...