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Artificial Leaf to Cheaply Provide Power For Developing World

Artificial Leaf to Cheaply Provide Power For Developing World

Yesterday we came to another major breakthrough in technology that's going to bring us a future without dependence on petroleum fuels. Last week we talked about a breakthrough in nanotech-batteries that charge in a fraction of the time needed for conventional batteries. Yesterday, scientists at the 241st Meeting of the American Chemican Society released details on a new design, an advanced solar cell married with fuel cells. Instead of transforming sunlight into stored sugars for a plant's metabolism, the artificial leaf uses the energy to transform water into hydrogen and oxygen for later combustion.

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Sign Phone Concept by Joseph K. Lee

Sign Phone Concept by Joseph K. Lee

The Sign phone concept, designed by Joseph K. Lee, is a sweet piece of vapor technology. Ideas like this are what keep us looking forward into the horizon of tomorrow with joy. With technologies like capacitive touch pads, Active Matrix Organic LED screens, and high-efficiency solar panels married together into this sleek looking phone, how can you go wrong?

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Teen Creates Death Ray with Brightness of 5,000 Suns

Teen Creates Death Ray with Brightness of 5,000 Suns

19 year old Eric Jacqmain created a "death ray" using 5,800 tiny mirrors placed in a 5'9” dish mounted on a wagon chassis. When objects (including a wood plank, a metal disk, an aluminum can, and a piece of mud) were placed in the focal point, they were quickly obliterated. It's pretty doubtful that the ray could produce the HEAT of 5,000 suns (which would be 30 million °C), but maybe it could equal the brightness of 5,000 suns.

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Woman Gets Ownership of the Sun Notarized

Woman Gets Ownership of the Sun Notarized

Owning a star isn't all that new. People have been registering stars for people for a long time now. And, while a man already reportedly owns the moon, it looks like a woman from Spain feels like she should be the rightful owner of the star of stars. That's right, Angeles Duran has officially registered her ownership of the sun.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 44 2010

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 44 2010

Hey gang, welcome back to another installment of the SlashGear Week in Review. The Samsung Galaxy Tab hit the UK this week starting at £99.99 with a new contract or £529.99 sans contract. The 7-inch slate is expected to sell well all around the world. Logitech unveiled a really cool keyboard this week that is a first for the company and the market. The keyboard is called the Wireless Solar keyboard K750 and gets the power to operate from the sun or the light in your room.

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