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Oticon Opn: This instrument evolves IoT device with internet access and support IFTTT.
 
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Oticon Opn: This instrument evolves IoT device with internet access and support IFTTT. For several decades the endaural or-ear hearing instrument is a device widely used by people with hearing weaknesses and even deafness, but it's funny how over the years the design and operation has remained almost intact, with slight improvements to a decrease in size and better sound amplification, but it is basically the same device. Now the London-based company Oticon has taken this design and adapted it new elements to make it all a connected device, a device that not only help with hearing people, but also alert to possible dangers through recipes based on IFTTT thanks to your Internet connection. OPN is a hearing aid equipped with technology TwinLink, developed by Oticon, which will have the same battery life without sacrificing size, but with WiFi connectivity, which will serve to set up alerts and notifications easily automated using recipes Steam's summer or connections direct IoT devices. By making this setting, the user can know when someone is ringing the bell, detect movements from a security camera, if the baby monitor is activated when a smoke alarm is ringing, when you get a notification to the smartphone, and even may answer calls right from the headset, as well as many other tasks depending on the needs. Another important in this hearing OPN improvement is that it has an electronic microphone capable of analyzing the sound up to 100 times per second according to its creators, which allow the person to identify the sources of sound, eliminating background noise so you can continue conversations between several people even in noisy places. Oticon has not mentioned so far price or availability, nor the full specifications of this hearing are known, something that could help us understand how all tasks that promises to work, so I just stayed with what he says the company expects to have more information. #OticonOpn #OpenSoundNavigator #audpeeps #oticon #hearingaids #Toronto #timeforabeer #SpeechGuardE #pluspower #NewHorizons #medicine #Louisvillehearingcenters #kundeogco #IoT
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Green building: Consume less energy and absorb pollution.
 
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Green building: Consume less energy and absorb pollution. Within the world of design and architecture, for several years it has sought to find the key that achieves buildings bring us truly "smart", where its function is not only consume less energy and recycle the existing, but also to add value the environment within the image that they bring to the landscape as well as an active tool in cleaning up the air we breathe. In mid-2015, it was presented at the World's Fair of Milan a building concept that thanks to the materials with which it is built, would be able to "eat the smog", the first building of its kind to be made of concrete designed to clear the air. A few days ago, he called Palazzo Italia has finally opened its doors. The magic of this building is its facade of 9,000 square meters covering the windows and the structure, which is made of a material that mixes cement and titanium dioxide, which upon contact with light, capturing the various oxide compounds nitrogen from the air and becomes a kind of salt that is isolated in the surface. When it rains, the salt dissolves and the facade is cleaned. But that's not all, the building is designed to consume up to 40% less energy than a conventional building of the same size, it does not produce emissions because their windows make use of photovoltaic glass, which is able to feed just over 11,000 LED bulbs. In addition to its structure it was constructed of photocatalytic cement that can be cleaned only with sunlight. #greenbuilding #LEED #sustainability #green #sustainable #eco #architecture #news #renewableenergy #in #construction
Views: 3745 Aban Tech
Hyperion a striking vertical city: a solution to the environmental problem and housing.
 
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Hyperion a striking vertical city: a solution to the environmental problem and housing. now comes a new and interesting project focused on India, where in addition to being sustainable, seeks to be a single ecosystem. Created by the architectural firm Vincent Callebaut Belgian, Hyperion's, named in homage to the world's tallest living tree, it is a project of sustainable agro-ecosystem can withstand environmental changes caused by climate change. The format presented is a vertical city garden created by six towers, each with a wooden structure, which is thought to obtain forest Delhi. Each tower has 36 floors to a height of 116 meters, the project objective is to create a city that combines urban nature and farming on a small scale, this to protect the environment and diversity. And decentralize energy and food deindustrialization. Each tower will be connected by suspended bridges, they will be equipped with high vegetation, collection systems rain, areas composting areas for fish, individual for each family maintains a vegetable balconies, specialized gases, in addition to small farms with livestock in the bases of the towers. Of course it will recycling systems, solar cells and the design of the corridors will allow wind flow to drive turbines. The foundations of the city will be in concrete and steel to strengthen it, will have apartments of various sizes and furniture will be made from natural and recycled materials. The project has already been approved by the city and the study is scheduled to complete construction in 2022, ready for an opening near 2025. This wonderful complex, it will be located in Jaypee Sports City in Greater Noida, near New Delhi, and will be the first of its kind. Now hopefully the concepts shown really like it, because they are really spectacular. #verticalcity #Toronto #sustainable #Hongkong #AmazingFact #Hyperion #Oracle #Marvel #jobs #poster #MarvelHyperionposter #job #EPM #developers #consultants #hiring
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Modular domes: low cost "DIY" houses for nature lovers.
 
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Modular domes: low cost "DIY" houses for nature lovers.  It is about hemispheres or domes (dome in English), and it is the same as the company it has come up with. The idea: that they be simple construction and transport modules, that can be expanded and structured to the user's liking and that are also energy efficient. The building materials are mainly metal, wood and polycarbonate. There are different models according to the environment that we choose and the design that we like more, but the basic structure consists of a base of 24.9 square meters per module (about 6 meters in diameter) based on galvanized steel, a wooden structure ( Resistant) and transparent or opaque modules (made of thermoformed polycarbonate or PMMA with a layer of mineral wool or aluminum) 23 mm thick and resistant to ultraviolet radiation. Modules of one type or another can be combined at the whim of the future inhabitant, so that the dome is to a greater or lesser extent a window to the exterior, in addition to comply with the European insulation standard (SIST EN 13162) and be safe before A fire, according to explain in the web of the project. And the base also serves as a gardener, being able to plant plants, and to collect water from the rain. At the moment there are four types of Smartdome: Skydome (with some elevation), Aquadome (for waterways), Treedome (incorporating vegetation) and Snowdome (for colder environments in which it snows or snow). In fact the company aims to lead the production of thermal houses in environments such as the Alps, something that would certainly test thermal insulation. With respect to energy efficiency, Željko Hočevar (from Smartdome) explains in Inhabitat that technical efficiency is combined with not having an impact on the environment, as well as taking advantage of resources (such as rainwater). The energy aspect lies in the materials, since the insulation helps to reduce the energy consumption (as they point). #ModularDomes #Abantech #ModularDomesDIY
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Toshiba creates a battery: for cars that offers 320km of autonomy in 6 minutes of charge
 
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Toshiba creates a battery: for cars that offers 320km of autonomy in 6 minutes of charge. One of the biggest problems of electric cars could be history thanks to a new Toshiba battery. The Japanese company has just presented a battery for electric cars that in only 6 minutes of loading offers 320 kilometers of use. The new generation of Toshiba car batteries, based on Ion-Lithium, is focused on changing one of the most well-known drawbacks of electric cars, charging times. Although companies like Tesla have managed to improve the speed of charge of their batteries, it still takes about an hour to have most of the battery charged. Depending on the type of electric car or even the type of battery that is selected, these vehicles could take several hours to charge. This is not an option for most people who come from a combustion car. Suzuki Solio Hybrid, one of the few electric cars that uses Toshiba batteries. Photo: Suzuki Motors. The new Toshiba battery offers high energy density and reduced charge time due to the use of titanium oxide doped with niobium. This element is also used in solar panels or even in superconducting images, such as those used in particle accelerators. After 5,000 charge / discharge cycles it maintains 90% of its original capacity. The battery is not yet in production, has been tested a prototype with a capacity of 50Ah, hence has extrapolated the results to what may be the future of this technology charging. Perhaps one of the most important details for the future of this battery is that after 5,000 charge / discharge cycles, it maintains 90% of its original capacity. This will result in an electric car would not have to change battery after a few years of use, even end up with rental programs. Toshiba hopes to start mass-producing this battery in 2019. For now only the electric cars of Suzuki and Mitsubishi use their batteries, also some brands of buses. Toshiba faces companies like Panasonic, associated with Tesla, which is nowadays one of the most important vehicle companies in the world.
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Micra pacemaker: the smallest pacemaker in the world has been approved for mass sale.
 
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Micra pacemaker: the smallest pacemaker in the world has been approved for mass sale. In late 2013, the company Medtronic showed a device that could revolutionize the lives of patients with heart rhythm disorders. The device was known as Micra and was listed as "the world's smallest pacemaker," which among its benefits, besides being extremely small, did not require surgery for implantation. Now just over two years after announcing Micra has been approved by the FDA in the United States, so its sales will begin in the coming weeks for all patients requiring a pacemaker, but certainly the most important, is which it will be covered by most health insurance plans in the country. Micra is an amazing solution using transcatheter technology, so no surgery, open for implantation heart, this is done by injecting a tube 105cm in the vein of the patient's groin and installing the device will stay in the right ventricle. This will prevent the use of cables and possible infections in the surrounding tissue, because Micra has only 24 millimeters long and remains hooked by heart small teeth, emitting at all times electrical impulses to keep the heart beating, besides being able to adjust these depending on patient activity impulses. Its battery offers a range of up to 10 years and the first tests made to a group of 719 patients, 98% underwent right heart rate and only 7% had major complications after a few months, and it is thanks to these good results , which it received FDA approval. Because Micra is implanted near the lower chamber of the heart, it can not be used in patients who need stimulation in both the lower chamber and the upper, plus they can not be used in people who already have implanted another device, or well, have problems of obesity. #chipEpileptic #epileptic #marijuana #epilepsy #cannabis #cbd #seizures #MME #Missing #HelpDaisy #Clophill #Bedfordshire
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Taiwan Tao Zhu Yin Yuan: Building that reduces excess carbon dioxide by feeding on it.
 
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Taiwan Tao Zhu Yin Yuan: Building that reduces excess carbon dioxide by feeding on it.  The city where it is rising is Taipei, in the XinYin district, and the tower is called Tao Zhu Yin Yuan. The building, in fact, will end up being rather low, with about 92 meters of height, especially considering that shares city with one of the highest of the world, the tower Taipei 101 of about 508 meters of height. But what makes the building special is its design and structure, given that in addition to presenting a helical design between the walls and floors of its 40 apartments will house some 23,000 trees and shrubs. These plants will be the ones that do the cleaning function that is planned, that is, the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. In Business Insider talk with Callebut and detail that the double-helix design is inspired by a DNA strand is a double helix and it is estimated that the plants will absorb 130 tons of carbon dioxide a year, which according to the architect is equivalent to 27 Cars. As for the design and arrangement of elements, the building will have glazed floors and there will also be plants inside the tower, as well as swimming pool and gymnasium and multi-level underground parking. In addition, as explained in CTBUH will integrate a rainwater recycling system, energy-efficient lifts, solar panels and a system that according to the climate can save energy. This initiative is novel, but not the only one in terms of buildings that eat pollution. A few months ago we talked about a building that did not resort to plants to eat the smog, but to the materials themselves. Thus, the facade of 9,000 meters of the Palazzo Italia is made of a mixture of cement and titanium dioxide that on contact with the light captures the different nitrogen oxides in the air resulting in a type of salt that is isolated on the surface and when it rains it dissolves. Regarding the tower Tao Zhu Yin Yuan, the date of completion of the moment remains unchanged and the plan is to see this tower completed in September of this year. We do not know if it will be possible to reduce the concentration of carbon dioxide up to that point, but the initiative is at least an extra dose of oxygen and without requiring the latest technologies or depending on their efficiency. #Taiwan #TaoZhuYInYuan #Pollution #HelicalDesign #AbanTech #architecture #ecology #nature #TaiwanTaoZhuYinYuan #Taipei #design #structure #technolog #GlazedFloors #SwimmingPool #gym #UndergroundParking #SolarPanels #EnergySavingSystem #building #OxidesNitrogen
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Graphene patches: to treat diabetes, goodbye to needles.
 
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Graphene patches: to treat diabetes, goodbye to needles. Approximately 9% of adults worldwide have diabetes. That is, 9% of the world population has to be punctured finger several times a day to measure their glucose levels. Doing so is painful, tired and often logistically difficult; It does not have major health consequences in the long term (more than one and a half million diabetics die each year from such complications). This has meant that, for years, researchers have been looking for better techniques for controlling glucose. A South Korean group led by Kim Dae-Hyeong, just published in Nature Nanotechnology have created a patch of graphene that can not only monitor the blood sugar level, but administering treatment as necessary. Finally, graphene gives us good news. Although we all know because graphene is the 'material of the future' (strong and flexible as none), the truth is that certain properties have made use features to detect changes in glucose levels difficult. Therefore, the device of Korean researchers also uses a gold mesh surrounding the star material. Once set, the device captures the sweat on the skin and sensors in real time studying changes in the pH and temperature of sweat; things that indicate a high level of sugar. These readings are transmitted wirelessly to the mobile device to allow permanent control. By detecting high levels of sugar, the patch exposes a microneedles that release metformin (a drug used antidiabetic) in the skin. According to initial tests, the enforcement mechanism is so subtle that users are not even to notice. Unquestionably, these devices radically change our way of treating diabetes. We must not forget that chronic diseases are baited with those who have less resources and opportunities (80% of deaths are concentrated in poor countries and lower classes). Simplifying the process control and treatment of these diseases perhaps we can prevent diabetes by 2030 is the seventh leading cause of death in the world, such as WHO predicts. #GraphenePatches #diabetes #Medicine #Health #glucose #South #Nanotechnology #sugarLevel #graphene #PHsweat #WHO #OMS,#temperatureSweat #mobileDevice #Korean #transmitted #wirelessly
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China An-225: not only wants to resurrect the biggest plane, but think of a whole fleet.
 
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China An-225: not only wants to resurrect the biggest plane, but think of a whole fleet. The An-225 was the largest aircraft built according to the records (talking-not military and civilians not dealt with a project), as recalled in Popular Science where echoes the intention of resurrecting the project are made, or more well renew it and give it more importance. The title of course it beats talking pulse measures 84 meters in length (from nose to tail) and 88 meters from wing to wing. A beast of 640 tons and six engines. Besides the record size, the An-225 also carries the heaviest load, 250 tons (253,820 kilograms) and the heaviest single element loaded generator 189,980 kilograms. Although we saw her last flight a few months ago as we remembered the beginning, the first was in 1988 a space aircraft carrying 105 tons. the idea that the Chinese have is to create a transport network with these aircraft so that they can be moved from one side to another very heavy loads or large elements (such as generator we were saying, machinery, construction elements, etc.). A project whose first phase consists in having a second An-225 in 2019 and later cover a second in which takes China technology engines, namely engines Progress D-18T (or Lotarev D-18T), designed to large aircraft (also of Ukrainian origin). The new An-225 is already something other than above, since the cargo door is on the back (and we saw that in the An-225 nose opened to introduce the charge, being something quite striking). At present construction it is around the 60-70%, so it is plausible goal three years (nearly two) view, with the intention that the first flights were already made in 2020. Here the military use is also contemplated, although not per se a military plane. AICC for the An-225 is a very suitable option for transporting military equipment, as can load helicopters, weapons and even tanks. He is under construction at the moment the second plane to transport large, long-term we will see if manage to create this fleet for large intercontinental transport. #ChinaAn225 #China #An225 #an225 #Antonov #kul #Antonov225 #avgeek #Perth #hyperlapse #Mriya #plane #MYairportsaircraft #KLIA #Abantech
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LMX 161-H: is an electric motorcycle with designed  ultra-light
 
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The lightweight LMX 161-H is an electric motorcycle styled after downhill bicycles, fusing elements from both worlds. Initially designed for extreme off-road use, the two-wheeler is now the subject of crowdfunding campaign in search of the resources required to homologate it for the street. Built in France by two young engineers, the LMX 161-H is described as an ultra-light electric freeride motorcycle. Built around an aluminum 6061 frame, it manages to cram 8 kW (10.7 hp) of power into a compact body that weighs in total just 42 kg (92.6 lb). The LMX bike is outfitted with mostly high-end mountain bike gear, such as RST Killah Coil RC front forks, a DNM RCP2 rear shock and TRP Zurich brakes with 203 mm rotors. Motorcycle parts, like the motocross-type footpegs and Domino hand controls, complete the build. Even the wheels are mixed; a 26-in downhill tire guides the front, while a 19-in motorcycle tire puts the power down at the rear through a chain and sprocket. The powertrain is an electric brushless DC motor with a Kelly controller, equipped with regenerative braking and fed by a compact 1.7 kWh (57 V / 30 Ah) Samsung battery. The combo is rated for 3 kW of continuous power, which is available by running the motor in Eco mode, but selecting the Boost mode will make a significant jump up to the peak of 8 kW. In both cases, the rider enjoys a steady 300 Nm (221.3 lb-ft) of torque, enough to tackle inclines up to 45 degrees, according to LMX.
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Luna Cycles Sur-Ron: Has a 6-kW (8 hp) axial flow motor
 
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Luna Cycles Sur-Ron: Has a 6-kW (8 hp) axial flow motor Luna Cycles generally specializes in legal street bicycles outside of China, and the Sur-Ron definitely approaches the electric motorcycle more from the side of the electric bike than from the motorcycle side. With a weight of just 49 kg, the Sur-Ron has a 6-kW (8 hp) axial flow motor, and Luna says it will double that power soon with a sine-wave FOV controller upgrade as an option. It is said that the tightening torque on the rear wheel is 200 Nm (147.5 lb-ft_) thanks to a reduction of gear of two stages of the engine of 25 Nm (18.4 lb-ft) and is a power train of a single speed. As a stock, it will roll well with something around 100cc. The battery is a removable lockable package comprising 176 Panasonic 18650 cells for a capacity of 33 Ah at 60 volts, or just under 2 kWh. The charge is particularly easy, like an electric bicycle, you can remove the battery, take it inside and put it to the wall outlet. It has 19-inch wheels, four-piston hydraulic brakes and chain transmission. The frame is a high strength forged aluminum cradle design weighing only 7.8 kg, while the suspension is provided by an Intersect TR shock and Fastace forks. The maximum speed is around 40 mph (64b km / h), making it more suitable for narrow tracks and individual tracks. As for the price, Luna Cycles is selling for US $ 3,475. Luna Sur-Ron or the Sur-Ron Light Bee, this is a solid and exciting electric bike trekker option for anyone with access to forest trails or trails.
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China Solar Power: doubled its capacity and is the largest producer in the world.
 
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China Solar Power: doubled its capacity and is the largest producer in the world. According to the NEA, China closed 2016 with a photovoltaic capacity of 77.42 gigawatts, an increase of 34.54 gigawatts during the 12 months of last year. No doubt this is an impressive achievement, but we must bear in mind that we are talking about total capacity, something that may not sound so impressive if the relationship is made to the total population of the country. Today, photovoltaic solar energy represents only 1% of China's total energy production for China, while the renewable energy mix already occupies 11%, and plans to increase this to 20% % By 2030. For this, China will be investing $ 364 billion just for new renewable energy projects by 2020. Adding to this is the recent announcement that the Beijing government will reduce its use of coal by 30% by 2017, which has become a priority in the city in the face of alarming levels of pollution. To achieve this, four large coal-fired power plants will be closed down to be replaced by new solar farms this year, as well as new incentives for the sale of electric cars, as it is also contemplated to remove 300,000 old vehicles that contribute to the increase Of these levels. The reality is that China is betting very strongly to lead the adoption of clean energy, where despite the disadvantage of its large population, has large regions where it is feasible to install solar thermal and photovoltaic farms, as well as wind farms. #Energy #technology #SolarThermalFarms #AbanTech #photovoltaic #SolarEnergy #science #sun #EnvironmentalCare #pollution #CoalFired #PowerPlants #ElectricCars #CleanEnergy #WindFarms #GovernmentBeijing #CoalReduction #environment #ecology
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3D solar towers: would be the solution to the low efficiency solar panels.
 
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3D solar towers: would be the solution to the low efficiency solar panels. Developments around the use of renewable energy continues, the reduction in the cost of photovoltaic cells, allowing more users to adopt the use of solar panels for home and thus reduce the electricity bill. Solar panels, despite being one of the most viable for the average user options are not the most efficient, as its flat design limits its efficiency at times of peak intensity of sunlight, but this could change in the future thanks to a new project at MIT that eliminates panels and 3D transforms towers. MIT researchers have developed the first 3D solar towers with a housing made of a 3D printer, which have adapted small solar panels on two of its faces structure, this with the idea of ​​adapting to the path of the sun and thus have greater efficiency, its creators state that would be an increase of up to 20 times more solar energy, since practically be receiving sunlight throughout the day. An attractive point within these towers, is that it is printed 3D structures at the nanoscale that could be behind the panels, so there would be an obstruction and receiving sunlight is better spent. On the other hand, to solve the orientation of the towers that are always pointing in the right direction, the base would have a motor connected to a system of algorithms, which will make the tower rotate depending on the latitude and season of the year where it has been installed... #3DsolarTowers #SolarTowers #WaveEnergy2015 #renewableenergy
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Garmin Approach X10: joins the ranks of its golf GPS watches and bands
 
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Unlike the company's current line-up of golf watches, the new Approach X10 aims to keep things basic. Built-in features include distance and hazard data for 41,000 golf courses worldwide, but the X10 eschews the more complex features found on the likes of the Approach X40, Approach S20 and, most prominently, the all-dancing Garmin Approach S60. The design is more like a traditional fitness band, presumably building on the success of the X40. It's thin and unisex, and while it's not the best looking band out there, it's not particularly offensive. There's a 1-inch monochrome screen and it's controlled using the touchscreen display and a simple home button found underneath. Gone are features such as swing analysis, swing tempo and integrations with Garmin TruSwing. Gone are the shot tracking and recording of clubs used and scoring on the wrist. And the activity tracking features, heart rate and smartwatch notifications are also surplus to requirements. But all the key features are still present. You get distance to the pin, hazards including key lay-ups and dog-legs. What's more, the green view is still found on the Approach X10, so you can zoom in on every green, check the layout and position the flag exactly, to get a properly accurate figure. The Approach X10 also comes with a revamped Garmin Golf app, which offers scoring, handicap tracking and live leaderboards between friends on the same course. You can set up mini tournaments, and invite friends to participate.
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ATV Shaman: Russian mastodon 8x8 has everything you need to drive in the most severe conditions.
 
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ATV Shaman: Russian mastodon 8x8 has everything you need to drive in the most severe conditions. The simply known as ATV Shaman is designed to be driven in the most severe conditions, both meteorological and terrain, where it even has the ability to float and move in the water. Of course, due to its capabilities, size and weight, it is not intended to be used on a city's streets, so you will not be able to walk in it when you leave the house. The Shaman ATV has dimensions of 5.7 meters long, 2 meters wide and 1.9 meters high, making it considerably larger than a Chevrolet Suburban 4X4. It has eight wheels equipped with low pressure tires, each independent in both suspension and movement. One of its strengths is that each wheel can rotate in opposite directions allowing a turning radius of just 7.6 meters. It has several driving modes like 'Crab' and 'Thruster', the latter being the one that gives it the ability to become a watercraft. While in the water, the four rear wheels are the ones that propel the vehicle forward and the four front ones give the direction, in this way also it is supported in a propeller screw that increases the speed of displacement, a additive that is sold separately . The maximum speed of the Shaman ATV on land is 70 km / h, while in the water it travels at 2 km / h or 7 km / h if we have the propeller. The lower part of the vehicle has a hermetically sealed frame that makes it able to face the water without fear, besides that it allows it to float. In case the water enters the cabin we can lean on a pump that will draw the water at a speed of up to 200 liters per minute. ATV Sherman has a 146 hp diesel engine with a tank with capacity for 261 liters, which will give us a performance of up to 650 kilometers. #ATVShaman #SUV #Russia #Vehicles #AbanTech #technology #Innovation #tech #RussianMastodon8x8 #SevereConditions  #WaterVehicle #ShamanVehicle #design #WeatherConditions #AbilityFloat #velocity #displacement #Earth #Water #vehicle #DieselEngine #car #Radio #telecommunications #AirConditioner #GPS
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OPod Tube House: concrete micro house is a pipe dream
 
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Is a micro house made from concrete water piping that measures just 2.5 m (8.2 ft) in diameter. Its snug interior features an apartment-style layout suitable for one or two people. Resembling Mexico's Tubohotel, which we covered back in 2011, the OPod was designed with a view to mitigating Hong Kong's housing shortages, which have given rise to the area's infamous "coffin cubicles." Access is gained by a glazed door and inside it comprises a total floorspace of just 100 sq ft (9.29 sq m). A second section of concrete pipe is connected at the rear to provide a kitchenette and small bathroom with shower and toilet. James Law Cybertecture envisions the OPod being installed in urban areas unsuitable for standard construction, such as narrow alleyways between buildings, for example. Multiple units could be stacked atop each other, with simple metal stairways providing access. The firm has made some mockups showing how such a development may take shape. The South China Morning Post reports that each OPod will cost around US$15,000 (not including the cost of land, presumably) and be used to house people temporarily while they await larger longterm accommodation.
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DARPA: a new propulsion technology capable of operating up to hypersonic speeds
 
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The contract awards are part of the agency's Advanced Full Range Engine (AFRE) program launched several years ago to develop reusable aircraft capable of hypersonic speeds of about Mach 5 (about 3,300 miles per hour). The program seeks to develop a propulsion system capable of exceeding the top speed of traditional jet-turbine engines that top out at about Mach 2.5 while developing a reusable capability required for sustained flight at Mach 5. Achieving hypersonic flight is currently achieved using expendable rockets. The current capability gap "means that any air-breathing hypersonic vehicles developed today would use disposable rockets for one-time boosts up to operating speed, limiting the vehicles’ usefulness," program officials noted. AFRE seeks to move beyond scramjet propulsion to demonstrate a reusable propulsion system using new kinds of hydrocarbon-based propellants to achieve subsonic, supersonic and hypersonic speeds. The result would be a propulsion system that operates from takeoff all the way though hypersonic cruising speed. "Instead of designing an entirely new kind of engine, we’re envisioning an inventive hybrid system that would combine and improve upon the best of off-the-shelf turbine and ramjet/scramjet technologies," noted Christopher Clay, DARPA's program manager for AFRE. Over the last month, DARPA has awarded contracts to Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc. and Orbital ATK to develop and conduct ground tests of a prototype engine. The Orbital ATK contract was valued at $21.4 million. The amount of the Rocketdyne deal was not disclosed. The contractors will seek to demonstrate a new engine concept called "turbine-based combine cycle" (TBCC) which uses a turbine engine for lower speeds along with a dual-mode ramjet/scramjet to achieve supersonic speeds. AFRE aims to advance a TBCC engine concept, which would use a turbine engine for low-speed operations and a dual-mode ramjet—which would work efficiently whether the air flowing through it is subsonic (as in a ramjet) or supersonic (as in a scramjet)—for high-speed operations.The two components of the hybrid engine would share a common forward-facing air intake and rear-facing exhaust nozzle to release thrust, DARPA said.
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City of Champions Stadium: City of Los Angeles will have spectacular new stadium in 2019.
 
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City of Champions Stadium: City of Los Angeles will have spectacular new stadium in 2019. Finally after many proposals, debates, insults and rumors, it's official, the winning proposal for the new stadium in the city of Los Angeles, will be proposed by the Rams team in 2014 for the area of ​​Inglewood, beating the proposal Raiders Carson. The stadium, known so far under the provisional name "City of Champions Stadium ', will be located in Inglewood in the southwest of Los Angeles, which is located old Hollywood Park Racetrack until 2013. The stadium will be part of a large entertainment and shopping complex of more than 121 hectares, which will include hotels, residential spaces, shops, restaurants, theaters, entertainment venues for children and youth, as well as the new headquarters of the NFL and TV studios NFL Networks. The complex will be equipped with the latest technology, such as charging stations for electric cars, rain collection stations, recycling plants and waste water treatment, as well as solar cells located throughout the complex, which is responsible for obtaining all the energy needed to light overnight, since the idea is that the whole complex is operated at 85% renewable energy ... Of course it will be equipped with free WiFi connection to gigabit speeds, using similar devices released in New York. The ability to regular season games will be 70,000 spectators, but may be extended postseason to 80,000. It is also intended for mass events such as concerts and Super Bowls, where the maximum capacity will be 100,000 spectators, this thanks to its modular design. The roof of the stadium will feature colorful LED lights, which provide the ability to display images and information abroad. Inside the stadium is planned to install a circular double-sided OLED, where rumor has it that LG will be in charge of developing a big screen.
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Giant marine reptile: lived in Antarctic 150 million years ago
 
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Scientists in Argentina have found the remains of a giant carnivorous marine reptile, or plesiosaur, that lived 150 million years ago in Antarctica. The four-finned reptile, which measured up to 12m long, dates from the late Jurassic period and is the most ancient creature ever discovered on the continent. Soledad Cavalli, a paleontologist at Argentina's National Scientific and Technical Research Council, said: "At this site, you can find a great diversity of fish, ammonites, some bivalves, but we did not expect to find such an ancient plesiosaur." The "surprising" discovery has never been documented, according to a statement from the National University of La Matanza, near Buenos Aires. "The discovery is pretty extraordinary, because the rock types at the site weren't thought conducive to the preservation of bones, like the vertebrae of this marine reptile," Cavalli said. The discovery site was a two-hour helicopter journey from Argentina's Marambio Base on the tip of Antarctica, with the researchers set to continue their work in January, during the southern hemisphere's summer. Marcelo Reguero of the Argentine Antarctic Institute (IAA) added that Antarctica was at the time part of the Gondwana continent, which also included Australia, New Zealand, India, Madagascar, Africa and South America, before continental drift pushed them apart.
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Microsoft just put a data center under water.
 
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Microsoft just put a data center under water. Microsoft just finished a three-month experiment operating an underwater data center. A server rack with the power of about 300 PCs was placed into a water-tight steel cylinder and lowered into the ocean off the coast of central California. The wacky experiment was launched because current data centers are woefully inefficient. They're built where energy and land are cheap (not close to where people actually live). And they waste so much energy cooling their massive computers. The ocean can solve those problems. Ocean currents can produce enough energy to power the sub-sea data centers. The cold ocean floor sufficiently cools the computing components inside the pod. And since most people live near the ocean, placing data centers under water could potentially increase the speed at which customers could access the information stored in Microsoft's cloud. The experiment was so successful that Microsoft operated the underwater data center for 75 days longer than it had planned to. It even began running actual customers' workloads on it, according to Peter Lee, corporate vice president of Microsoft Research NExT. Microsoft has since fished the experimental data center out of the water for analysis. The next step is to get a larger pod, with about four times the computing power, under the ocean for testing. Unlike the first experiment, the next pod will also be equipped with turbines, which will convert the ocean's currents into electricity. It's not clear when, if ever, underwater data centers will become a viable product. But Microsoft is determined to try by taking small, incremental steps forward. "Our first experiment was like dipping our pinkie toe in the water, and now we're going for the big toe," Lee said... #Microsoft #tech #Windows #Windows10 #WindowsPhone #Xbox #Apps #Technology #XboxOne #Apple #WindowsOS
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A submarine and floating tunnel: The surprising proposal to reduce travel times.
 
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A submarine and floating tunnel: The surprising proposal to reduce travel times. The National Roads Authority in Norway is presenting an ambitious project would be the first in the world, which would consist of installing two underwater tunnels that would be connected to pontoons located along the surface, these pontoons remain stable tunnels and not interfere with the passage of vessels also be considered that reinforce each tunnel at the bottom of the fjord to give greater stability. The tunnels would be submerged to about 30.5 meters from the surface and each would be the wide enough to accommodate two lanes, it is proposed to have two tunnels, one for traffic in each direction, and its leaders mentioned to drive through them would very similar experience to travel underwater tunnels where Norway has 35 of them. In theory, these tunnels will reduce the journey of 22 hours on the road in Sognefjord within 11 hours. To carry out this project has a budget of 25,000 million dollars and is estimated to have them ready for the year 2035, but not before making relevant analyzes showing the possible risks of having a structure of this type to streams, and to remember that it would be the first tunnel of this kind, however the money is designed to reduce trips between fjords, so if that is not practicable may be used for other proposals. #submarineFloating #submarine #Russia #Navy #Russian #Sweden #nuclear #SharkWeek #India #yellow #sea #ocean
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Forest city: China is building the first "forest city" of 40,000 trees to combat air pollution.
 
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Forest city: China is building the first "forest city" of 40,000 trees to combat air pollution. The country has been leading the way in "green living" in recent years, with the government announcing that it had completed the construction of the world's largest floating solar farm. Now, in an attempt to curb the production of toxic gases, the country continues to pave the way so to speak) with the construction of one of the first forest cities in the world. Designed by Stefano Boeri, which you might remember also designed two "vertical skyscraper forests", the city is currently being built in Liuzhou, Guangxi province. Once completed, the new city will receive 30,000 people and, thanks to the abundance of trees and plants, will absorb almost 10,000 tons of CO2, 57 tons of pollutants per year and produce approximately 900 tons of oxygen per year. The city will reach these figures quite impressive thanks to approximately one million plants of more than 100 species, as well as 40,000 trees planted in facades on almost every imaginable surface. The new Liuzhou Forest City will connect to the existing Liuzhou through a series of services of fast train and electric cars; There will also be several schools and two hospitals. There are also plans to make the city self-sustainable in terms of power, thanks to geothermal and solar energy resources. #Forestcity #ForestcityChina #greenliving #verticalskyscraperforests #Abantech #LiuzhouForestcity
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IBM artificial brain: neurons create the first artificial phase change.
 
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IBM artificial brain: neurons create the first artificial phase change. IBM has managed to implement a system of 500 artificial neurons with phase change technology they want to simulate the performance of organic brains. In a way that never before had gotten. For years, scientists have tried to imitate the versatile computing capabilities of neurons. Today, it seems that is the only way to take a step beyond artificial intelligence projects that are underway and that promise to change the world. They have been taking small steps. IBM recently managed to create memory chips to a phase change similar to the current RAM price. The phase shift is a technology that we've been talking a long time that stores data in non-volatile, ie not disappear when you turn off the device that reside in the structure and in its relational pattern. The information resides in different firing patterns of neurons and new connections are developed. Therefore, the challenge is to combine very complex nanostructures with an acceptable energy consumption, common materials and stochastic behavior. IBM new neurons try to imitate not only the operation of natural cells, but its structure. Like them, have dendrites entrance, membrane, soma and axon output. To replace the membrane, artificial neurons use a GST cells, so named because they are made of antimony, germanium and tellurium. This material turns out to be the main active component of rewritable optical disks and is what allows the phase change. #artificialbrain #NeuralNetworks #ArtificialIntelligence #tech #DataScience #nanotechnology #Healthcare #science #technology #artificial #neurons #AbanTech #research #brain #neuroscience #theory #TACTT #physics #new #culture #conspiracy
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Bicycle Bottle System: This amazing bottle becomes moist air into drinking water.
 
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Bicycle Bottle System: This amazing bottle becomes moist air into drinking water. Retezár Kristof is a designer who has created a unique bottle: exploiting the principle of condensation of moisture from the air to produce drinking water in any environment. Of course the amount of water produced depends on factors such as humidity or temperature water. The device is powered by solar energy and comprises a capacitor which functions as a refrigerator-connected to a series of hydrophobic surfaces water repellent. This bottle can produce half a liter of water in an hour under ideal conditions. According Retezár if ila temperature is between 30 and 40 degrees Celsius and the humidity is between 80 and 90 percent will be in the best position to generate drinking water, but in reality there is always a certain percentage of moisture in the atmosphere as well the bottle might work even in the desert. The prototype includes a filter to prevent dust or insects in the water, but so far no pollutants are filtered. In this sense Retezár is already posing a version with a filter that will avoid that problem ... #bicycle #bike #cycling #sougofollow #photography #mtb #photo #travel #cycle #BicycleBottleSystem #BicycleBottle #System
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Alaska volcano Erupts: The flights may be disrupted, raising the aviation alert level to red.
 
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Alaska volcano Erupts: The flights may be disrupted, raising the aviation alert level to red. A volcano in Alaska that has been active for the past six months has erupted again, raising the aviation alert level to red. According to Bloomberg, the Alaska Volcano Observatory detected an eruption of the Bogoslof Volcano in the Aleutian Islands at approximately 2:16 p.m. on Sunday. The eruption lasted for 55 minutes and sent an ash plume at least 35,000 feet into the air. In response to the eruption, the Aviation Color Code has been raised to red, the highest possible level. Airborne volcanic ash can interfere with and even destroy jet engines above 20,000 feet. Flights between North America and Asia are likely to be grounded, potentially for several days. Bogoslof Volcano is a submarine stratovolcano, a conical volcano built up over many layers. Its absolute summit forms Bogoslof Island, located on the southern edge of the Bering Sea, 35 miles northwest of Unalaska Island, 850 miles southwest of Anchorage. Over the last six months, according to U.S. News & World Report, the island has more than tripled in size as a result of frequent eruptions. The last eruption occurred on May 17, sending ash clouds 34,000 feet high; Sunday’s eruption marks the most significant to date. Starting in December, the volcano erupted almost daily. As of March 11, 2017, Bogoslof Island had grown to 242 acres in size and is expected to continue to grow. The first known emergence of Bogoslof above sea level was in 1796, during an underwater eruption; another island about 2,000 feet northwest of Bogoslof, called Castle Rock, represents another cone of the same volcano which erupted later that year. Before December, 2016, Bogoslof’s last known eruption was in 1992, and Bogoslof’s current period of activity has come as a surprise to scientists. Scientists still have a lot to learn about both the location and activity of underwater volcanoes; many modern techniques for identifying submarine volcano eruption rely entirely on sound. According to the AVO, the ash cloud may reach as high as 45,000 feet, and while seismic and infrared detectors on neighboring islands, as well as satellite imagery, show all-quiet at Bogoslof, the volcano is “unpredictable” and AVO has issued a warning that “Bogoslof volcano remains at a heightened state of unrest and in an unpredictable condition. Additional explosions producing high-altitude volcanic clouds could occur at any time.” They also warned that low-level explosions occurring below their detection threshold may be ongoing and that approaching the island is unwise. The National Weather Service Alaska Aviation Weather Unit also issued an alert that the ash cloud may climb as high as 50,000 feet. #nature #AlaskaVolcano #Flights #VolcanoBogoslof #AbanTech #technology #tech #SubmarineStratovolcano #Bogoslof #Scientists #SeismicDetectors #SatelliteImages #MeteorologicService #alaska #AshCloud #eruption #volcano #publishe
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Australopithecus Afarensi Lucy: Our common ancestor fell from a tree and died.
 
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Australopithecus Afarensi Lucy: Our common ancestor fell from a tree and died. Species to which Lucy belongs, discovered by the team of Donald Johanson, Yves Coppens and Tim White in 1974 at the site of Hadar, and that there does between 2.9 and 3.9 million years, is considered our common ancestor. According to a study by the University of Texas at Austin, and published in Nature, probably he died as a result of injuries sustained after falling from a tree. Since its discovery, there has been debate over whether he could climb trees as their own ancestors. In the study, after analyzing the 40 percent available skeleton Lucy to create a digital archive of more than 35,000 images in computed tomography, it was discovered that the right humerus was fractured in a way not seen in other fossils, presenting a series of sharp and clean breaks with small bone remnants still present. As he explained the study's lead author, anthropologist John Kappelman: It is ironic that the fossil in the center of this debate on the role of human evolution arboreismo possibly died from injuries sustained after falling from a tree. This is a result of a compressive fracture when the hand hit the ground after a crash impact shoulder elements together to cause a unique signature in the humerus. #Lucy #Australopithecus #Fossil #afarensis #Wikiwand #tree #Tesla #paleoant #Naledi #Kenya #johanson #fossils #Paleontology #human #science #species #AbanTech #HumanAncestor #Museum #EvolutionHuman #studio
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Whill: the first electric wheelchair that may be prescribed as a medical device.
 
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Whill: the first electric wheelchair that may be prescribed as a medical device. The wheelchair has been for several years a resource widely used and versatile because it serves both for people with disabilities or reduced mobility, and patients and subjects that need to be transported from one place to another in a simple way without complications. But curiously the wheelchair has maintained its design, with slight changes but nothing radical, except for some projects that seek to make that climb stairs. Whill is a Japanese startup that developed a wheelchair based on the design and functionality of a car as the chair must be a means of transportation that a support vehicle, hence they have shown few years ago the Type-A , a device that served to get investors and boost its real project, the chair Model M, which has now received approval from the Food and Administration (FDA), which makes it the first certified as a medical device chair. The chair is driven by an electric motor that provides a maximum speed of 9 kilometers per hour, plus it is able to advance on slopes up to 10 degrees; It has two 12V 50Ah batteries which offer a range of up to 20 kilometers, which are being recharged by 80% in about eight hours. The chair supports up to 100 kilograms, has adjustable backrest and is equipped with armrests with handles that fit the size of the arms, which can be adapted to them either a joystick or touch pad species to guide the chair, The aim of Satoshi Sugie, co-founder and CEO of Whill, was to create a wheelchair that would allow a good range mobility but following medical guidelines and controls required by the FDA, so they requested the review for a couple of years and has finally been approved for sale to the public as guaranteed medical device for clinical and personal use. It should be noted that thanks to the FDA approval, the total cost of the chair can be absorbed by any insurance company in the United States. #electricwheelchair #disability #accessible #mobility # disabled #wheelchairsports #disabilityfacts
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The ozone layer: Thirty years later is recovering, barrier against ultraviolet rays of the sun.
 
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The ozone layer: Thirty years later is recovering, barrier against ultraviolet rays of the sun. We get good news from Antarctica. The ozone layer, the main barrier against ultraviolet rays of the sun begins to recover. After decades of weakness, the Antarctic hole is down 4 million square kilometers since 2000. That is eight times the size of Spain. Early in the century the ozone layer reached its maximum area of ​​25 million km2. Almost a decade after the entry into force of the Protocol of Montreal, the largest international effort to save the ozone layer, the trend has reversed. The ozone layer is a layer of gas that filters the sun waves arriving protecting the surface of the earth much of the ultraviolet rays that the sun sends us. In 1985 it was discovered that the layer was disappearing and was forming a hole over Antarctica. Now scientists have noted not only the shrinking of the hole, but have confirmed that the improvement is due to the ban on chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) was agreed in Montreal in 1987. CFCs, which until a few years ago found in aerosols, refrigerants and dry cleaning products, they have played a key role in the erosion of the ozone layer. So we can only recognize that is excellent news. Especially after discovering last October that the ozone depletion returned to a record size for those dates. Now researchers claim that the eruption of Calbuco, a volcano in southern Chile, contributed to the cyclical growth of the hole but the trend is to reduction. "It is expected that the ozone layer recovers, although very slowly. Today we can be confident that the measures we take at the time have put the earth on the road to recovery," according to MIT Professor Susan Solomon, one of the greatest experts in the world on this subject and director of research. And although his team estimated that with this pace of recovery the atmosphere will not be in perfect condition until 2050, Solomon results remind us of the importance of international cooperation to stop climate change. #ozone #ozonelayer #ozonehole #atmosphere16 #preservation #ozone #environment #September16 #pollution #InternationalDay #Antarctic #ViennaConvention #turnup #skincancer #Science #OzoneLayer
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Source solar panel: Generates drinking water instead of electricity.
 
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Source solar panel: Generates drinking water instead of electricity. The shortage of potable water is today one of the most important problems on our planet, which affects mainly to remote areas and developing countries, which in turn causes bad conditions of hygiene and health, as well as a Significant impact on the quality of life of people. Source is a solar panel created by startup Zero Mass Water that aims to extract moisture from the air to condense it to provide drinking water. Cody Friesen, an engineering professor at Arizona State University, is the head of Zero Mass Water and responsible for the development of Souce, which is born from a very simple principle in nature, that we all own the air that We breathe, however, almost nobody is of the water that drinks. Friesen mentions that anyone with air conditioning is able to draw water from the air, so there is no magic. To understand the operation of Source just imagine a salt shaker with grains of rice, which are able to absorb moisture to keep the salt dry, and this consists of this solar panel. Source has a material that acts as if it were those grains of rice, only here the moisture is extracted from the air. All the extracted water is purified by filters, in addition to adding calcium and magnesium to match the taste and pH of the bottled water. This panel is capable of generating up to 5 liters of water each day, enough for a family of four according to the company. #Source #Air #water #solar #Abantech #panel #energy #HygieneHealth #electricity #family #SourceSolarPanel #technology #innovation #DrinkingWater #Health #pH #renewableenergy #greenenergy
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Sunway TaihuLight: The new world's fastest supercomputer is Chinese.
 
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Sunway TaihuLight: The new world's fastest supercomputer is Chinese. Today is the thing of special computers, if a few minutes ago we taught them the micro with more cores inside, now it is the turn to more powerful system, created in China to dethrone countryman as Tianhe-2. The new supercomputer by the name of Sunway TaihuLight, and is the most capable on the planet, if we pay attention to the list of TOP500 people mounted. The most striking aspect may be that it is 100% 'Made in China', with what this means in a war that practically just arrived. It is also important to know that the United States vetoed the export of high-performance processors to China. Yes, the whole system has been built using processors designed and created in the country, they have decided not select anything that was conceived in the United States, or elsewhere on the planet. The architecture is not based on anything previously known. With its artillery get offer processing power of 93 petaflops, which is five times more than the US most powerful model - more powerful third -, and two to three times more efficient than Tianhe-2 (based on Intel processors). Sunway has 10,650,600 TaihuLight cores within 40,960 processors. In the main American machine there are 560,000 chips. Chinese supercomputer uses SW26010 processors that have been created by the Shanghai High Performance IC Design Centre. It is not only the most powerful, also helps increase the number of systems of this type are installed in China: 167. The United States is nearly tied that number with 165, so there is also an important race to qualify as the nation with more units. Most striking, according to the University of Tennessee, it is that there was a single supercomputer in 2001 on Chinese soil and in just over a decade have given back to the tortilla. The initial idea seems that it was upgrading the Tianhe-2, but with blocking export from the United States, decided it had to accelerate its '863', which promotes the development of systems with technology developed in China. It is crucial to have control over systems that will work on national security, or very important scientific research. #computer #TaihuLight #supercomputer #tech #Sunway
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Lit Motors C 1: electric vehicle that works like a smartphone.
 
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Lit Motors C 1: electric vehicle that works like a smartphone. The futuristic motorcycle works like a real smartphone mobile phone on wheels, Lit Motors created a concept of a motorcycle that looks more like a two-wheeled car capable of functioning also as a smartphone with varied resources. The electric vehicle christened as C-1 will have permanent connectivity with Internet and GPS networks. The vehicle is compact and lightweight, the C-1 can travel up to 320 kilometers in a single load and can reach speeds of up to 190 kilometers per hour. A negative point in its design is the interior space that will be able to place with very little comfort just a single passenger. Although it has only two wheels and being very different from conventional motorcycles, the C-1 vehicle can be stabilized by a set of gyroscopes responsible for calculating the oscillations in real time and balancing the vehicle with the use of ballasts. You can keep it balanced when standing still. In addition to working as a car, the C-1 will also function as a smartphone with more than interesting resources. Through the connectivity to the internet via mobile networks, the driver will have access, for example, to information on traffic, weather and possible traffic problems in specific places, as well as advice on Routes using the GPS navigator. The company Lit Motors guarantees that the C-1 will be manufactured and that this one will arrive at the production #FuturisticBike #ElectricVehicle #SmartMobilePhone #motorcycle #AbanTech #technology #car #ElectricVehicleC1 #Internet #GPS #networks #vehicle #design #VehicleC1 #LitMotorsC1 #Motorcycles #ElectricMotorcycle #motorcycles
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Honda's new AC powerbank will keep the juice flowing in an emergency
 
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Honda released its clumsily named Lib-AID E500 into the local Japanese market earlier this month with little fanfare. The Lib-AID E500 is quite similar to the power bank you might carry for your life support system (aka smartphone), except it's bigger, holds a lot more power, and can deliver AC power to run devices you only ever use via a mains electricity wall socket. At 266 × 182 × 248 mm (10.5 x 7.2 x 9.8 in) and 5.3 kg (11.7 lb), the US$800 device is portable, but at roughly the size and weight of a car battery it's not something you'll want to carry by hand for too long. But it might be something that makes a power outage much less intrusive, particularly if you need your laptop and your laptop needs power. The E500 holds enough to fully recharge your laptop four times. Able to be recharged from household wall sockets or car accessory sockets (DC12V), the Lib-AID E500 has two USB ports (DC5V) and two power sockets (AC100V) for output, providing up to 500 W total, or around 1 hour of continuous electricity at 300 W rated output. Honda might be a name you think of as a mobility company, but it has also been a power company for more than 50 years with its portable generators in service in every country in the world since the Beatles topped the charts. With the development of electric and fuel cell cars and then holistic power systems incorporating car and home, the technology for the Lib-AID E500 was first seen in the Power Exporter 9000, a device conceived to bridge the gap between the home and the power generation potential of the Honda Clarity FCV.
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The self-elevating, off-grid, luxury floating home
 
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Floating houses are popular ways of living in some parts of the world, reads the Arkup press release, "in particular the Netherlands, US West Coast cities and South-East Asia." I can't say I've visited the first two examples, but I've spent some time in the latter, and it seems a little tasteless to compare the humble bamboo houseboats of Cambodia to the floating luxury apartments these guys are selling. Still, the concept seems neat for those who can pay to play. A self-contained, electric, double decker houseboat that can put down hydraulic legs to elevate itself out of the swells in water up to 20 feet deep. A liveable yacht that won't make anyone seasick, and that harvests its own rainwater from a roof that doubles as a 30-kilowatt solar array, feeding up to 1,000 kilowatt-hours worth of lithium batteries onboard. It's got a built-in communications suite, with 4G, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi and VHF radio ready to rock, and its twin 136-horsepower electric azimuth thrusters can rotate 360 degrees to manoeuvre about the place or chug along at a sedate 7 knot top speed. The deck retracts when you're on the move, there's a boat lift to get your tender out of the water, and the sun deck can be fully immersed in water to become a protected sea-pool. Arkup sees it as a way to have a future-proof luxury getaway you can park at a marina or anchor in a river or lake to give yourself a beautiful view no matter how high sea levels might rise. Oh, and it's ready to withstand the 155 mph winds of a category 4 hurricane, if recent events have got you thinking life on the coast might be a bit rough. The 4,350 square foot interior design is sleek, modern and high end, and can be tailored to become a home, a vacation home, an event/party venue, a restaurant, a gym, a day spa or whatever else you can build a business case for. That might be where this kind of design shines, as a kind of aquatic, self contained pop-up business.
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Dinosaur-era shark with 300 teeth, dating back 80 million years, caught off the coast of Portugal
 
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In an incredible finding, scientists have caught the rare frilled shark, which dates back 80 million years to the ‘age of the dinosaurs’ and is one of the oldest living species today. Scientists from the Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere captured the male fish while working on a project to minimise unwanted catches in commercial fishing. According to the researchers, the frilled shark measured 1.5 metres long, and was caught at a depth of 700 metres. It was captured at a depth of 2,300 feet off the resort of Portimao in Portugal. The prehistoric predator has a long, snake-like body and around 300 teeth. According to the scientists, the specie is “little known in terms of its biology or environment” because of the fact that it lives at depths that are rarely ventured to by humans. Speaking to Sic Noticias, Professor Margarida Castro, a researcher form the University of the Algarve explained that the shark gets its name from the frilled arrangement of its 300 teeth, 'which allows it to trap squid, fish and other sharks in sudden lunges'. These sharks are members of the some of the most ancient groups of sharks that are known for having extra grills, eyes on the side of their heads and spineless backfins. This isn't the first time that a frilled shark has been caught. Last December, a fisherman called Roman Fedortsov uploaded a picture to Twitter of a frilled shark he caught in Russia.
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Ecocapsule: This egg-shaped capsule is a place to live able to generate its own energy.
 
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Ecocapsule: This egg-shaped capsule is a place to live able to generate its own energy. Update: The Ecocapsule has finally gone on sale in a special edition of only 50 units with a price of 79,900 euros. At the end of these 50 units may be purchased at a lower price (unspecified) during 2017, which already can be booked with 300 euros. Funny how some technological advances come to bring us a bit of comfort and convenience to activities we do every day, this with the intention of having more free time to use it in other activities, but in turn, these same advances can serve for other circumstances. Such is the case of Ecocapsule, which is practically a house capable of withstanding any weather condition as it has the ability to generate their own energy and in turn, give us everything you need to survive if we are in a secluded place or just go out hiking. The study design and Slovak Nice Architects architecture are those behind the Ecocapsule, which has attracted the attention of several people and governments because of the variety of uses that can be given, either from a simple tent, to shelter for victims in tragedies such as earthquakes or floods. The Ecocapsule has everything you need to live and survive indefinitely, for example, has its own folding bed, windows, bathroom with shower including two small wineries (internal and external) for storing food, small kitchen, table and two chairs to work or sit down to eat. What makes independent is your energy collection system with its 2.6 square meters of solar cells on the entire roof of the capsule, and a folding pole with wind turbine 750W, all this energy is stored in a battery 9744Wh integrated capacity. But also has a system for collecting rainwater that causes leaking and stored in a tank under the capsule so it can be used for drinking, while for the use of the bathroom, shower and kitchen use is a recycling system that uses the same amount of water. The measurements are Ecocapsule 445 x 225 x 260 cm and weighing 1500 kg. Its creators are to present the first functional prototype on 28 May during the Festival of the Pioneers in Vienna, and have said they are ready to put on sale by the end of the year, even expect 2016 to make these capsules under design or special requirements. Unfortunately it is not yet disclosed the price that will have every Ecocapsule, but their manufacturers mentioned that it will be possible to send it to anywhere in the world, of course, paying the shipping and the necessary conditions for the trip capsule without problems and arrive at your destination without mishaps. #Ecocapsule #design #architecture #renewableenergy #solar #wind #sustainable #SolarPower #vienna2016 #stupidDOPE #solarenergy #Bits
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Tipoon compact camper pod: grows to 3 times its size at the push of a button
 
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Tipoon compact camper pod: grows to 3 times its size at the push of a button The French aren't the only ones building expandable camping trailers, but they do seem to do it at the highest level. A few years ago, we looked at the telescoping Beauer 3X, and last year it was the feature-packed sCarabane. Now French startup Tipoon has come up with an equally ingenious design, a compact "travel machine" that sits low and hauls gear on the ride and grows up and out at camp, providing standing headroom and space for up to four people. When you first see the Tipoon, it looks almost like an Airstream Basecamp smashed down to a lower height. You might think, you simply crawl inside and lie down, like a Japanese capsule hotel on wheels. But the Tipoon is no lying-room-only camper. It tows at roughly vehicle height, but the moment you get to camp, it expands out into a cozy tiny home. Simply hit the activation button on the remote control, and the large and small side slide-outs emerge like wings before the upper half rises over the entire base to a roof height of 8.4 feet (2.6 m). Inside, the ceiling measures in at 6.2 ft (1.9 m), meaning average-height campers will be able to stand up without crouching. The Tipoon's transformable flexibility doesn't stop when the shell is fully expanded. In the cabin, the raised bed block features a multi-use design with various slide-outs. You can slide out the 42 x 75-in (110 x 190-cm) lower bed to join the 47 x 75-in (120 x 190-cm) fixed upper bed for a four-sleeper interior. The dining table and benches also slide out of the bed block to create the dining area. Finally, you can place the cushions on the upper slide-outs to combine with the fixed upper bed into a 75 x 87-in (190 x 220-cm) oversized king. The small slide-out wall opposite the bed is occupied by a slimline kitchen area with sink, stove and worktop. Tipoon is still finalizing its options sheet but plans to offer a 50-L refrigerator and water heater options. The Tipoon's bathroom area has a shower, sink and a removable toilet stored below the sink. Interestingly, the Tipoon isn't actually a trailer but a pod that sits atop a utility trailer. Its creators recommend using a self-braking trailer with a gross vehicle weight rating of 2,425- or 2,866-lb (1,100- or 1,300-kg), with either a short or long drawbar. This way, when camping season is over, you can store the Tipoon in a garage and still have a trailer for hauling cargo. The Tipoon's length comes in at 13.5 or 14.8 ft (4.1 or 4.5 m), depending upon the size of the drawbar, and is the one measurement that is fixed and not dependent upon open/closed position. The width adjusts between 5.6 ft (1.7 m) when closed and 10.5 ft (3.2 m) when open, while the height adjusts between 5.6 and 8.4 ft (2.6 m). The trailer can also be opened partially for quick access inside, in which case the width is 8.2 ft (2.5 m) and the height is the same as fully open. In addition to the remote controlled expansion system, Tipoon includes a manual crank as backup. Tipoon describes its pod as having an insulated poly-composite monobloc shell construction with a galvanized subframe. It plans to offer the aluminum trim that appears in many of the photos as an option and will also offer other appearance customization options.
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Toyota Corolla 2018 and 2019: renovated new electronic systems LED lights and lots of technology.
 
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Toyota Corolla 2018 and 2019: renovated new electronic systems LED lights and lots of technology. Toyota renewed the Corolla The changes of the model are varied and begin with aesthetics, the first thing that draws attention in the images. The most important innovations are in the front, sector that received brand new grill, bumpers and optics, which can count on LED lights. The exterior renovation is completed with new rear lights, with LED lights and a chrome plated, and with the new alloy wheels with 17 inches and diamonds in some versions. Sports style called XRS, which had been available in the previous generation. It differs from the rest of the range by the presence of front, side and rear skirts, as well as a rear spoiler and a chrome exhaust. The 1.8-liter VVT-i twin-engine engine with 139 hp and 174 Nm of torque, which is currently sold locally at 140 hp, in addition to the 2.0 VVT-i dual with 143 hp and 190 Nm. On the other hand, the gearboxes are the two known: manual with six gears and automatic CVT with seven speeds. The Corolla is also evolved in the interior, where it has a new multimedia center with 7 "screen similar to the Hilux and SW4, brand new automatic climate control of one or two zones, renewed instrument panel and new shaped side air vents circular. The mechanics also includes a new calibration of the front and rear shock absorbers and a clearance of the body from the ground that has been increased by 5 millimeters. The Corolla 2018 is also notable for having incorporated electronic stability and traction control systems, which are present in all versions, which also have help on slopes and seven front airbags, side curtain and driver knees .
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Tiny1 Camera: watch the stars with "the world's smallest telescopic camera" .
 
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Tiny1 Camera: watch the stars with "the world's smallest telescopic camera" . watch the stars has always been a fascinating task, for this there are a lot of devices that provide admire the beauty of the starry sky or, capture their details for future study, however, this type of gadgets usually costs and limited to certain types of users, as basic knowledge to help understand what we are doing is needed. But that could change in the future thanks to a project that is currently seeking funding on Indiegogo, which is a small camera that claims to be "the smallest telescopic camera in the world" with which we can admire the constellations in a simple and low cost. We know the Tiny1. The TinyMOS company, which is headquartered in Singapore, is responsible for this creation, which presents an attractive idea that will appeal to lovers of the stars and start those enthusiasts in the world of astronomy, because with this type of devices can make the leap to something more advanced when curiosity in space exploration wakes up. Do not forget that the Tiny1 is a camera, it has the ability to take still photos, record video and capture in 2,5K timelapse videos of the night sky thanks to its 4-megapixel sensor. It has support for CS mount set you goals, which will be compatible with a wide variety of choices for DSLR and telescopes, of course, provided we have in appropriate adapter. Its design is a single piece of aluminum and has WiFi connectivity to link with smartphones either to remote shots or share images on social networks, this of course through a mobile application. But the magic of Tiny1 is in the image processing, and thanks to a patented algorithm by the company can reduce noise and improve image quality in low-light environments, hence the decision to have chosen sensor only 4 megapixels. The software integrates the camera will tell us what we are aiming, as it is an integrated augmented reality application that will help us identify the stars and planets while watching the sky through the viewfinder touch screen, including the company it has launched an Android app where we can see how this software works and give us an idea of ​​their potential in the camera. The campaign has already achieved more than 340% financing and only two days remaining to the end, the price is $ 399 Tiny1 including the camera and a wide-angle lens with F1.4 2.8mm and deliveries scheduled for February 2017. note that this is a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo platform that does not require the existence of a functional prototype to start the campaign, so supporting this device has a risk that the camera does not comply with what promises or simply never see the light. #Tiny1 #insideCJA #camera #astronomy #photography #GoPro #IndiegogoCamera #IndiegogoTiny1 #IndiegogoCamera #indiegogo #crowdfunding #technology #Kickstarter #film #WorldRecord #COMET #community #education #donate #smallbusiness
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DARPA’s New Brain Device Increases Learning Speed by 40%
 
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New research funded by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has successfully demonstrated how a non-invasive method of stimulating the brain can boost cognitive performance. Working under DARPA’s Restoring Active Memory (RAM) program, scientists from HRL Laboratories in California, McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and Soterix Medical in New York tested their brain device on macaques and observed a substantial increase in the monkeys’ ability to quickly perform certain tasks. In their study published, which has been published in the journal Current Biology, the HRL team describes how they used non-invasive transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to stimulate the prefrontal cortex in the macaques. They then prompted the animals to perform a task based on associative learning — learning associations between visual cues and a location — in order to get a reward. The macaques that wore the tDCS brain device significantly outperformed the control group. The former needed only 12 trials to learn how to immediately get the reward, while the latter needed 21 trials, with the tDCS device accounting for the 40 percent increase in learning speed, according to the researchers. “In this experiment, we targeted the prefrontal cortex with individualized non-invasive stimulation montages,” lead HRL researcher Praveen Pilly said in a statement. “That is the region that controls many executive functions, including decision-making, cognitive control, and contextual memory retrieval. It is connected to almost all the other cortical areas of the brain, and stimulating it has widespread effects.” Based on the results of their study, the researchers say the increased learning speed was caused by the modulated connectivity between brain areas and not the rate at which neurons fired.
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Welcome to Pleistocene Park: The mammoth plan to recreate an ice age ecosystem in Siberia
 
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Welcome to Pleistocene Park: The mammoth plan to recreate an ice age ecosystem in Siberia A real-world Jurassic Park is never going to happen, but shooting for a more recent prehistoric era might be more achievable. The Pleistocene Park project is aiming to rebuild a lost Ice Age ecosystem in Siberia, and its directors, the father-and-son team of Sergey and Nikita Zimov, say it could help slow the effects of climate change. Now, the initiative is running a crowdfunding campaign to help transport a new herd of animals to the park. The project's roots can be traced back to 1988, when Sergey Zimov first began grazing Yakutian horses – a large, stout breed that's particularly well adapted to the bitter cold. In 1996, Pleistocene Park kicked off in earnest, with the long-term goal of increasing the density of animals living in Siberia to return the land to a state it hasn't seen in 10,000 years. Today, Siberia has relatively low biodiversity, but that wasn't always the case. During the last Ice Age, the region was covered with a biome known as the "mammoth steppe," a grassy landscape densely populated by – as the name suggests – woolly mammoths, as well as species of bison, horse, reindeer, and musk ox. These creatures lived in symbiosis with the fast-growing grasses, and the ecosystem was so successful that it managed to spread over much of Europe, Russia, northern Asia and Canada. But around 12,000 years ago, the mammoth steppe all but vanished from the planet, and two familiar culprits have been blamed for that – climate change and human activity. The hypothesis goes that as the planet grew warmer in a natural event, humans ventured farther north. On finding such a bounty of animals, our ancestors did what they did best and hunted them. The reduced animal populations could no longer maintain the ecosystem, and the mammoth steppe quickly unraveled. The central goal of Pleistocene Park is to bring that ancient ecosystem back to Siberia, creating what the Zimovs call a "Northern Serengeti." That means restoring the populations of those animals. Some, like reindeer, moose and Yakutian horses, still live in the region and can be easily rehomed in the park. Other species, like bison and muskoxen, have gone extinct locally and would need to be reintroduced from other parts of the world. Currently, the park is home to over 90 animals, including Yakutian horses, reindeer, muskoxen, yaks, sheep, moose, bears and one lonely wisent. This may not be the exact collection of critters from the Ice Age, but it should fill most of the same ecological niches – yaks and sheep, for instance, were never native to the area but have similar grazing behaviors.
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Huge  Pipe futuristic: purify sea water with solar energy.
 
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Huge Pipe futuristic: purify sea water with solar energy. In the coming years we will be facing a crisis due to the scarcity of drinking water, this has led to several countries and companies are trying to implement new developments to help mitigate these problems. The state of California is one of the most active on this issue, launching various calls for companies believe related to clean energy generation and purification of water for human consumption methods. Now as part of the 2016 edition of the contest LAGI Land Art Generator Initiative, they are revealing the finalists who would receive support to realize your project. Hence the case of The Pipe, a large silver tube will be able to desalinate water stands. Since 2008 the objective of LAGI has been to create sustainable solutions that in turn improve the urban landscape, which has become a challenge, since it must not only be functional but also visually appealing and bring something to the environment of cities, as if it were a permanent art installation. One of the finalists of the edition 2016 of the contest is The Pipe, a project created by Canadians Khalili Engineers, specialists in processing plants for food industries, beverage and packaging, consisting of a like structure tube will be manufactured silver and aluminum. #infinitefireinc #ThePipe #California #Solar #AbanTech #technology #LAGI2106 #SantaMonica #Atlantic #SolarEnergy
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Is there a supervolcano buried in Antarctica waiting to erupt
 
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Antarctica is behaving oddly. Like its North Pole counterpart, it’s being affected by our changing climate. But not in ways science expects. It has lakes. It has rivers. All of liquid, flowing water. It’s just that they’re beneath the ice sheet. Not on top. How did they get there? A new NASA study is adding evidence to a theory that there is an enormous geothermal heat source sitting beneath the ice. It’s called a mantle plume. It’s positioned beneath a region named Marie Byrd Land. It potentially explains a lot. The amount of liquid water beneath an ice sheet has significant implications upon its stability. The water acts as a lubricant. This allows glaciers to glide over bedrock easier. And the presence of this geothermal heat source could explain why the thick West Antarctic ice sheet has had such a volatile history. In an earlier era of rapid climate change, it collapsed unexpectedly quickly. It could do so again. LIFE BELOW ZERO. On the surface, Antarctica has a pulse. It’s ice sheet slowly rises and falls, as though it is inhaling and exhaling. This can be by as much as 6m at a time. It’s because the rivers and lakes in the bedrock below periodically fill, and drain. And though the ice above may be thousands of meters thick, it rises and falls accordingly. Some theories argue that it is the weight of the ice itself that generates enough friction to melt water at its base. Others say the amount of water present is simply too much to be explained by such an effect. The idea that there may be a thin point in the Earth’s crust — a mantle plume — under Antarctica was suggested some 30 years ago. Mantle plumes are thought to come from streams of hot rock rising through the Earth’s mantle, spreading out like mushroom-shaped lakes not far under the crust. A similar geological feature can be observed in the United States: the Yellowstone National Park supervolcano. New seismic imaging is adding support to the idea there is one underneath Antarctica. WEIGHT OF EVIDENCE. It’s not easy to see what’s going on below Antarctica’s ice sheet. On average the ice is 2.6km thick. At its deepest, it is 4.7km down. So NASA has taken all we know — from satellite and airborne observations through to every piece of applicable physics they could think of — and bundled it all together in a new simulation. The end product of the calculations which reproduced the processes of friction, heat transport and liquid water behaviour revealed there has to be another source of energy down there. A mantle plume fits the bill. This mantle plume — some of which are known as supervolcanos — pumps out some 200 milliwatts of energy per square meter. The background heating from beneath the Earth in non-geologically active areas is about 40 to 60 milliwatts. The one under Antarctica appears to be roughly in the same league, at up to 150 milliwatts. Any hotter and the simulations show the ice sheet melting too much to fit observations — except for one spot near the Ross Sea. Intense flows of water have been seen here. The simulations needed up to 180 milliwatts of energy to produce similar results. NASA seismic imaging reveals there may be a rift — a fracture in the Earth’s crust — below. Africa’s Great Rift Valley is another example of such a geological anomaly. EXPLOSIVE IMPLICATIONS. At the end of the last ice age, about 11,000 years ago, Antarctica’s ice sheet underwent an unexplained period of rapid — but sustained — ice loss. It was triggered when shifts in global weather patterns and rising sea levels pushed warm water into contact with the ice sheet. Such conditions are being observed again. The NASA study suggests the under-ice streams and lakes facilitates the movement of this warmer water deep under the ice sheet, triggering the rapid breakup of ice flows.
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New York metro WiFi: as it prepares for its new metro WiFi, USB ports and digital displays.
 
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New York metro WiFi: as it prepares for its new metro WiFi, USB ports and digital displays. Discretely New York is becoming a state with smart cities when nobody expected it, because the last couple of years have launched aggressive initiatives to modernize the metropolis, this through the implementation of "smart" buildings, free public WiFi modules with gigabit speed, future dumpsters with WiFi as well as the adoption of e-books for schools statewide. Following this trend, the government of New York is announcing an exciting new plan to modernize the city subway, covering both stations and carriages, which means a deserved upgrade to one of the transport systems most commonly used in the world, which in turn, is also one of the most neglected. Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York, has announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will receive a budget of 27,000 million dollars, which will serve to start up a plan of five years for the renewal of the system city ​​subway. This renovation consists of 1,025 new cars, digital displays with mobile connections that will inform details of the routes in real time, better safety features, illuminated by LEDs and deploying WiFi and USB connection for this both new cars and for seasons. These new wagons equating real-time locating system, which will report its location via a mobile application to any person, or will be available through the screens of the seasons; you are also screens will be placed inside the car, which will be used to implement a new system of mobile advertising, plus it will be informative. The cars will also feature a new design with wider doors to allow people in and out in less time, plus they have a "free" design from start to finish so that users can be distributed throughout the car. In the coming days will start with the renovation of three seasons in Manhattan, where the plan is to modernize 31 stations in the metropolitan area before the end of the year, from 2017 start with upgrading the remaining 170 stations will have a new standard unified design, where the architectural legacy of each is respected. This project joins the city initiative to update and make safer transportation systems, which together with the recent launch of the new generation of buses with WiFi in Queens, the plan is that by 2020 the entire system transportation has a new face. #NewYorkMetroWiFi #NewYork #MetroWiFi #SuperfastWireless #CityCentreWiFi #WiFi #metro #LEDlights #SmartCity #PublicTransportation #Vehicles
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Europe Artificial islands: this is how you want to make the most of the wind for energy.
 
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Europe Artificial islands: this is how you want to make the most of the wind for energy. The creation of artificial islands is not very common but is not new, and we have seen different uses as the basis of gigantic bridges. This time the objective is to achieve a site dedicated to renewable energies, with the construction of artificial energy islands in northern Europe. Although Energinet communicates now, the project has already been made public by TenneT in June 2016. The idea is to connect Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Belgium with more than 10,000 turbines, and although in principle it is about an island Power Link does not rule out that there is more in the future, in fact specifies that the idea is that there are more participants in the project and that extends beyond the North Sea. Thus, one of the keys to the project is the location, the so-called Dogger Bank, which obviously has not been chosen at random. In addition to being geographically the most favorable point for the countries involved at the moment (and the proximity makes possible the wiring network, etc.), the wind conditions of this place are optimal according to the companies, besides there is not much Depth (greater depth, higher cost of construction). The goal is to reach 70,000-100,000 megawatts and the project will be signed on 23rd June in Brussels by these three companies with a long-term goal (in 2050): to meet the Paris Summit (COP21) requirements in the Which was agreed: Keep the average global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Limit the increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius (which is expected to greatly reduce the risks and impact of climate change). That the global emissions reach their maximum level as soon as possible. With this idea, beyond the business objectives, it is tried to take advantage of the wind with a view to that in the future there are more similar projects. Another idea that adds to the objectives of each country is to achieve both wind and solar energy and that we have mentioned for some time, such as the Netherlands and 100% of its trains running on wind energy , Denmark breaking records in this energy. #EuropeArtificialIslands #Abantech #Europe #USA #UK #news #France #EU #world #Russia #Turkey #Islam #ArtificialIslands #RenewableEnergies #planet #WW3 #PhD #oil #fellowship #Africa #windenergy #wef #trade #SolarImpulse
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Wikkelhouse: a modular house is made of cardboard.
 
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Wikkelhouse: a modular house is made of cardboard. The house we teach is not made of wood, brick or concrete nor is there in its structure, and is the main construction material is cardboard. The other striking thing Wikkelhouse project is its modularity. As a loaf of bread sliced ​​and modules presented this unique house. The segments are placed side by side resting on a chassis, and is expandable in size and options, but always longitudinally as the height and width is the same in each module. Each of these sections weighs around 500 kilos, and we are from kitchen to bathroom spaces through windows, and endings and beginnings of the work. Everything rests on a chassis, a kind of way that can move if we needed it this way: change orientation, move, etc. The system to create each section, is not so simple, each consists of 24 layers of corrugated cardboard or corrugated, and inside there is a thin layer of wood that makes the whole stronger and more durable. Finally we have a waterproof treatment abroad with a wood finish that makes it more attractive. The cardboard and paper products are becoming popular among designers, especially in projects focused on sustainability and costs. Its creators say the Wikkelhouse can have a life of 50 years and still in good condition. #Wikkelhouse #cardboard #sustainable #Wikkelhouse #CardboardHouse #Fiction #WikkelhouseModular #ModularHouse #modularity
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SolarImpact: The first solar yacht that sails in the ocean could sail indefinitely
 
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SolarImpact: The first solar yacht that sails in the ocean could sail indefinitely The 24m SolarImpact electric yacht is a concept designed as the first of its kind: a solar-powered oceanic yacht. A battery of 800 kWh on board gives you 10 hours of cruising capacity, which can be extended by filling the battery when the sun shines. The giant solar array of the yacht, which covers the vast majority of its surfaces facing upwards, can generate up to 320 kWh per day if they receive a lot of sun. They can serve as the vessel's only source of energy if conditions permit. Although this 70-tonne aluminum hull beast has 1,000 kW of all-electric power and has an impressive maximum speed of 22 knots, if you are running all normal systems exclusively on solar energy, you can cruise indefinitely, but only at one 5 knots speed, which would take you around the world in about six months. If the sun does not shine on your trip, there are a pair of 65-kW (87-hp) extended-range diesel engines on board as a backup. And the drive systems are automated, apparently using some kind of artificial intelligence assistance, to the point where a single person can maneuver. The SolarImpact also has an interesting coiled stabilization technology: torpedo-shaped twin buoyancy helmets below the surface of the water that the company says reduce from side to side by up to 90 percent, making it comfortable even when the waves are high. The interior is as elegant as you would expect, with a reasonably luxurious accommodation for 10 people and a crew of one.
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Micro Camera: This camera fits into a syringe, it has also been printed in 3D.
 
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Micro Camera: This camera fits into a syringe, it has also been printed in 3D. In recent decades we have seen the size reduction technology has become commonplace, devices that years ago were huge and heavy today are a fraction of what they were, and some have even gone to join another makes that task and many more. Today we have a new proof of this miniaturization thanks to the development of the University of Stuttgart in Germany, where they have created a micro-camera that fits inside a syringe, but has also been printed in 3D. Some components and the housing are manufactured in a 3D printer, you have placed three lenses that are installed in an optical fiber having 100 microns wide, that putting on the protective shell increases its size to 120 microns, ie, a little more than the thickness of two human hairs. This allows it to be injected into the body for endoscopic examinations, as it has the ability to focus on objects at a distance of 3 mm, which is ideal for studying human organs and even parts of the brain. The scientists responsible for the project created this camera in order to explore the interior of the human body without using more invasive methods, but its potential goes beyond because it can serve as a monitoring device, installed on drones, autonomous cars and up robots, since their small size will allow you to help a lot of tasks. This is just one project at a very early stage of development, so we have to wait several years before seeing it in medical or commercial applications, plus there are still factors that need to refine as the issue of autonomy and transmission data, however, may be the beginning of something big. #Microcamera #Worlds #drone #best #aerialphotography #UniversityofStuttgart #healthmonitoring #surveillance #health #tech #Endoscopy #InjectableCamera
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Sunu band smartwatch: Fitbit for the blind, echolocation-based smartwatch aids sightless steps.
 
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More interesting videos in: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_8ixgaKSRJTObhpbyo7ELw/videos #Abantech As some Fitbit wearers find amusing ways to skip steps attaching the devices to hamster balls, ceiling fans, and power tools a new wrist gadget aims to make sure others never miss one.The Sunu band smartwatch, designed for people with visual impairments, uses a sonar sensor to detect objects and people within a 15-foot range. When it does, it gently vibrates to alert the wearer, changing intensity as an object or person gets closer. Wearers can also customize the device using an iPhone app via Bluetooth, adjusting for walking speed and to make buzzes stronger or weaker. Sunu, a company based in Boston and Guadalajara, Mexico, will start shipping the devices for $249 to $299 later this month (plus $50 shipping to the UK). “I feel much more confident moving around these spaces where normally, instead of walking faster, I’d be like, ‘Uh, where am I going?’” Fernando Albertorio told MIT Technology Review. Albertorio, who is legally blind, co-founded Sunu with two colleagues. Sunu isn’t the first to come up with such an idea. Some people with visual impairments already use echolocation and tongue-clicks or other noises for spacial awareness and navigation, such as the famous case of Daniel Kish. And other companies have come up with similar wearable devices to detect nearby objects and alert the wearer. There’s also a different type of smartwatch for those with visual impairments, unrelated to mobility, that delivers notifications, messages, and other text in Braille. But, as MIT Technology Review notes, this new smartwatch is unique in that it could be useful to people along a whole spectrum of visual impairments, from those completely blind to those who just need extra help in some scenarios due to low vision. The National Federation of the Blind reports that as many as 10 million people fall into this spectrum in the US alone. In a demonstration for MIT Technology Review, Albertorio smoothly navigated the bustling streets of Mountain View California at lunchtime. The device bounces high-frequency ultrasound waves on nearby obstacles, which allowed him to steer around branches and planters and detect doorways by sensing gaps between buzzes. He stopped at an intersection and pushed the crosswalk button by detecting the pole. He said he had even used the device to hike and run a 5K race. In company testimonials, Howard Sumner said he thinks it “has the potential to be the Fitbit for the blind,” measuring steps, telling time, and helping users find frequently used objects and navigate. Sumner, who recently lost his vision and can now only see light and shadows, said it may not replace his walking cane, but it could be a good companion to the cane. “There’s tremendous potential for this technology to assist visually impaired and blind people.”
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NASA Kilopower: small reactor that would serve to generate energy on Mars
 
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It is a small reactor capable of generating enough energy to supply a habitat on the red planet. The energy to survive on Mars has been an issue within our plans, however, the idea of ​​carrying a load of fuel to the planet is not viable, it is quite heavy, it would be very expensive and it would take too much. It has also been thought to rely on solar energy, but the lack of sunlight, the weight of the batteries and the short life of the panels have also ruled out this idea. Therefore, we have thought of a method that is capable of generating energy there, on Mars, and this is where the Los Alamos National Laboratory of the US Department of Energy comes in. in New Mexico, who have designed Kilopower, a small reactor capable of generating between 1 and 10 kilowatts of energy in a constant and reliable manner, depending on the unit. According to those responsible, those who have already tried one of these Kilopower at NASA's facilities, five of these reactors would be needed to power a Martian habitat. Thanks to its compact size and robustness, NASA estimates being able to send thousands of these reactors in a single module, which could have thousands of kilowatts of power in a single trip. Other benefits are that its operation is simple, has few moving parts and maintenance is not expensive or complicated, since everything is based on heat pipe technology, created in 1963 in Los Alamos, which would be responsible for feeding a Stirling engine. NASA already plans to use this technology not only on Mars, but also on its future moon base and in the upcoming missions to the moons of Jupiter and Saturn. Now the next thing is to carry out a test to maximum power for one of these Kilopower reactors, which will be carried out in March of this 2018 and that will serve to determine its risks and real possibilities.
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Exoskeleton Indego: robotic exoskeleton that provides mobility to people with disabilities.
 
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Exoskeleton Indego: robotic exoskeleton that provides mobility to people with disabilities. Indego is a project that has more than 10 years of development, which consists of a robotic exoskeleton that provides mobility to people with disabilities that prevent them from moving your legs. Its creators requested approval from the Food and Administration (FDA) in 2012, and have finally received a positive response. After some modifications and additional applications, the exoskeleton Indego has received approval from the FDA, which puts it as an endorsed for clinical and personal use device, allowing it goes on sale in the United States and some countries supported the FDA standards. This exoskeleton is second in the world to have the FDA approval, however everything indicates that this will be the first to be marketed. Its functions provides a rigid support attached to the hips, knees and feet, all through a medium that is placed around the torso. Has a pair of programmed computer and powered by rechargeable batteries electric motors, which allow the user to be displaceable as a kind of Segway, that is, if the person bends forward or backward, the exoskeleton forward or Step back, just as if the person leans back for a while, the device will help you sit. Indego has a weight of just 11.79 kilograms, one of the most currently light, its creators think put on sale in the coming weeks for an estimated retail price of $ 80,000. But that's not all, because thanks to FDA approval, are fighting for insurance companies to cover the total cost of the exoskeleton so that more people can access it, marking a new milestone in this type of device. #mobility #exoskeletons #Health #Technology #RoboticsArtificial #Intelligence #Indego #IndegoExoskeleton #FDA #exoskeletonFDA #UnitedStates #Segway #device
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