maggio, 2013

Inter-facing up to the future

Inter-facing up to the future

Inter-facing up to the future The Japanese company, Fujitsu, has developed a piece of next-generation user interface technology which enables intuitive, at-your-fingertips operations. Place a document beneath the device, trace your finger along images or texts, and two inbuilt cameras will detect, scan and store your movements. As Takahiro Matsuda, the Systems Laboratory Research Manager at...

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Bendable solar panels

Bendable solar panels

Australian Researchers 3D Print Bendable Solar Panels Australian researchers from The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation have found a way to create huge but extremely light and bendable solar panels. The A3-sized panels are created by placing a fluid photovoltaic or pv ink onto slim, bendable plastic. This could mean that in the near future everyone has the capability to...

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A novel grass hybrid

A novel grass hybrid

A novel grass hybrid to reduce flood generation in temperate regions We report on the evaluation of a novel grass hybrid that provides efficient forage production and could help mitigate flooding. Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) is the grass species of choice for most farmers, but lacks resilience against extremes of climate. We hybridised L. perenne onto a closely related and more...

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Carbon dioxide levels

Carbon dioxide levels

Global carbon dioxide levels near worrisome milestone Concentrations of greenhouse gas will soon surpass 400 parts per million at sentinel spot. Near the moonscape summit of the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, an infrared analyser will soon make history. Sometime in the next month, it is expected to record a daily concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of more than 400 parts per million...

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Electronic textiles

Electronic textiles

Electronic textiles may replace wardrobe very soon Electronic textiles or smart textiles could replace the wardrobe collection in future with hi-tech clothing which will provide sensor enabled solutions to the wearer. Speaking to fibre2fashion, cofounder & CEO of Heapsylon LLC, Mr. Davide Vigano said, “We believe that in the near future each piece of clothing will become...

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Suits blocks harmful waves

Suits blocks harmful waves

Suit blocks potentially harmful waves from cell phones Smuggler, a fashion brand from France, has developed a men’s suit which blocks electromagnetic waves from cell phones and wifi points. The increase in number of people owning cell phones and wireless broadband connections is good news for global communication but there are concerns that the electromagnetic waves involved could be harmful...

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Avoiding biodiversity loss

Avoiding biodiversity loss

Quantifying the benefit of early climate change mitigation in avoiding biodiversity loss Climate change is expected to have significant influences on terrestrial biodiversity at all system levels, including species-level reductions in range size and abundance, especially amongst endemic species1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. However, little is known about how mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions could reduce...

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New wool dyeing process

New wool dyeing process

AgResearch and BGI Developments announce agreement to commercialise revolutionary new wool dyeing process A revolutionary new dyeing process developed by AgResearch, allowing vibrant colouring of wool fabrics which will earn New Zealand millions of dollars is about to be commercialised by a New Zealand based company. BGI Developments has signed an agreement with AgResearch which will lead to, for...

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