NASA To Power New Fleet of Satellites With Android Smartphones

August 27, 2012 by  
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Just how smart are smartphones becoming? A team of scientists at  NASA’s Ames Research center in California are currently working on a fleet of miniature satellites that are powered by Android devices. The project, which is part of a larger experiment called the Small Spacecraft Technology Program , aims to incorporate small consumer electronics into working nanosatellites . The satellites will be powered with Android-powered Nexus One smartphones as their main components! Read the rest of NASA To Power New Fleet of Satellites With Android Smartphones Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: android smartphone , camera phone , cubesat , nanosatellites , nasa , NASA Ames Research Center , nexus one , phonesat , phonesat 1.0 , satellites

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Butterfly-Winged Wuxi Grand Theatre is a New Eco Cultural Landmark in China

August 27, 2012 by  
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Jetson E-Bike Brings Vespa Style to Electric Bikes

August 27, 2012 by  
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Due to rising fuel costs, traffic congestion and pricey taxi fares, commuters are always trying to find new, more efficient ways to get around. The Jetson E-Bike is a simple electric bike that can reach speeds up to 20 mph and has a 40-mile range per charge, which makes it perfect for your city commute. Even better, unlike most e-bikes that look pretty close to standard pedal powered bikes, the Jetson E-Bike looks like a stylish Vespa – and it starts at only $1,799. Read the rest of Jetson E-Bike Brings Vespa Style to Electric Bikes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle , e-bike , electric bike , green transportation , Jetson Bike , Jetson e-bike , lithium ion battery , vespa

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Purdue Uni Developing Early Warning System For Solar Storms By Measuring Radiation Decay

August 24, 2012 by  
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A team of scientists from Purdue University say they may have discovered a new method to predict solar flares more than a day before they occur . This would not only provide advance warning to help protect satellites and power grids, but also save the lives of astronauts from potentially dangerous radiation. The team made the breakthrough by measuring differences in gamma radiation emitted when atoms in radioactive elements “decay,” or lose energy. Read the rest of Purdue Uni Developing Early Warning System For Solar Storms By Measuring Radiation Decay Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: early warning system , power grid protection , Purdue University , radioactive elements , satellites , solar flares , solar radiation , solar storms

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Kwytza Chopstick Art Transforms Single-Use Chopsticks into Stylish Home Decor

August 24, 2012 by  
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MIT Develops Cheap, Lightweight Penny-Sized Microthruster For Satellites

August 20, 2012 by  
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An associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT has designed a penny-sized rocket thruster that could be used to power the smallest satellites in space. Paulo Lozano ‘s device aims to replace current bulky satellite engines, which are heavy and require more fuel to power. Lozano’s system is a flat, compact alternative that is covered with 500 microscopic tips that, when stimulated with voltage, emit tiny beams of ions propelling the satellite forward. Read the rest of MIT Develops Cheap, Lightweight Penny-Sized Microthruster For Satellites Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: astronautics , biomimicry , cubesats , darpa , ion propulsion , lightweight , microthrusters , MIT , nanosatellites , paulo lozano , satellites

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‘Green Cremation’ Company Resomation Ltd Comes To Minnesota

August 20, 2012 by  
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Last year, we did an article on Resomation Ltd , a Scottish company that aims to combat the environmental impact of cremation by dissolving bodies in a commercial “alkaline hydrolysis” unit, called The Resomator . The firm has already set up a branch in Florida, but now they have opened up a second unit in the state of Minnesota. Read the rest of ‘Green Cremation’ Company Resomation Ltd Comes To Minnesota Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alkaline hydrolysis , cremation , florida , green cremation , greenhouse gases , liquidation , Minnesota , resomation ltd , resomator

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Flip & Tumble’s Recycled Felt Pod Planters Add a Burst of Greenery to Any Room

August 20, 2012 by  
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The green thumbs at Flip & Tumble have harnessed the power of the pod with their fresh felt planters shaped like flying saucers .  Made from 100% recycled material , these fuzzy planters add color and character to any room.  A great alternative to buying new, plastic pots, the felt pods cost only $14 each, making them an inexpensive way to bring some greenery indoors. Read the rest of Flip & Tumble’s Recycled Felt Pod Planters Add a Burst of Greenery to Any Room Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: china , eva bauer , Felt , flip & tumble , hetal jariwala , pod , San Francisco , saucer , stanford design program

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DARPA Wants to Recycle Space Junk Into New Satellites (Video)

October 26, 2011 by  
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DARPAtv /Video screen capture DARPA is getting into recycling! After many interesting ideas from various folks about what to do with all the space junk floating around Earth — a problem and danger to both astronauts and folks down on terra firma — here is one we can really get behind. DARPA wants to send mini-satellites up into orbit to snag part… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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US Using CIA Spy Satellites to Study Ice Retreat in Arctic (Photos)

January 5, 2010 by  
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