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Ecophage — The World’s First 3D Printed 3D Printer

Ecophage — The World’s First 3D Printed 3D Printer

The news reminds of scenes from The Matrix where Agent Smith replicates himself unending. The same seems to have happened in a lab of Germany’s Doppelbock University, where as much as 12 generations of 3D printers were constructed using 3D printers. Yes, that’s right. We’re talking about generations of 3D printed 3D printers.

By On April 2, 2013 Respond
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Fiber Cables Made of Air Transfers Data At 1.5 Terabit/second

Fiber Cables Made of Air Transfers Data At 1.5 Terabit/second

Optical fibers are the backbone that makes broadband internet possible. Despites its high transmission capacity, optical fiber has a bottleneck – its latency. Researchers at the University of Southampton in England have been successful in developing a new kind of optical fiber to eliminate this shortcoming.

By On March 27, 2013 Respond
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FAA May Relax In-Flight Electronic Device Usage Rules For Passengers

FAA May Relax In-Flight Electronic Device Usage Rules For Passengers

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is under criticism for applying outdated in-flight device usage policies for some time. Last year, in August, the agency announced to re-evaluate its in-flight electronic device usage policy. The re-evaluation seems to be bringing good news for the general public, according to a report by the New York Times.

By On March 25, 2013 Respond
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Library Of Congress Envisions Archive Of Early US Sound Recordings

Library Of Congress Envisions Archive Of Early US Sound Recordings

Audio recordings of a decade ago or half a century ago are terribly hard to find and access. Most of them are present in mediums which are hard to avail for a common person. Even if the medium to run the recording is furnished, it is hard to reach the recording itself. Library of Congress intends to change that with its National Recording Preservation Plan.

By On February 15, 2013 Respond
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USC Creates Triple-Capacity Battery Using Silicon Nanowires, Recharges In 10 Minutes

USC Creates Triple-Capacity Battery Using Silicon Nanowires, Recharges In 10 Minutes

With the increasingly greater power demands of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, the world is on the hunt for better batteries. While many industry giants are working on it, University of Southern California seems to have come up with an excellent solution. Using silicon nanowire, the university has created a battery with three times the normal energy capacity.

By On February 14, 2013 Respond
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Nokia Receives $1.35 Billion Grant To Develop Graphene

Nokia Receives $1.35 Billion Grant To Develop Graphene

Graphene is touted as the world’s strongest material. This one-atom thick material is 300 times stronger than steel. And, Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has now received a hefty grant of $1.35 billion from European Union to develop graphene and explore its potentials.

By On February 4, 2013 Respond
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Best iPhone Application Development Tutorial: Must Read For App Developers

Best iPhone Application Development Tutorial: Must Read For App Developers

iPhone Application development is surely wearing the golden boots at the present scenario. This sparkling world of technology has attracted a lot of application developers to play their ideas on the iPhone screens. So to offer a helping hand to all those new ‘Application Mahants’; I am providing the collection of best iPhone Application Tutorials.

By On January 15, 2013 1 Response
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Bolivia Gears Up To Tap Into Its Huge Lithium Reserves, Could Be The ‘Saudi Arabia’ For Lithium

Bolivia Gears Up To Tap Into Its Huge Lithium Reserves, Could Be The ‘Saudi Arabia’ For Lithium

Although Chile is the largest lithium producer in the world right now, Bolivia is gearing up to contest that crown. The country has huge lithium reserves and has just installed its first lithium processing plant to turn these reserves into a revenue stream. But there are many challenges and reservations.

By On January 13, 2013 Respond
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MIT Invents Polymer Film That Generate Electricity From Water Vapor

MIT Invents Polymer Film That Generate Electricity From Water Vapor

If salt can generate electricity, then why not “water vapor?” Yes my friend, you heard me right. Some MIT engineers are claiming they have created a polymer film that changes its shape after absorbing tiny amounts of evaporated water and later
can generate electricity using those water vapor. Details inside.

By On January 12, 2013 Respond
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Teaching IBM’s Watson Slangs And Internet Abbreviations

Teaching IBM’s Watson Slangs And Internet Abbreviations

Artificial intelligence is pushing new frontiers in today’s digital age. IBM’s Watson is a striking example, being probably the most intelligent computer in the world. Whereas Watson can converse with humans well, it still can’t distinguish well between the underlying subtlety of different words, something Eric Brown is trying to help it with.

By On January 9, 2013 Respond
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2012 Was The Hottest Year On Record For The US

2012 Was The Hottest Year On Record For The US

Climate change has significantly affected the common weather patterns in recent years. Not only that, average temperatures are witnessing a mount by each passing year. Now, the U.S. government has confirmed what many had been feeling throughout 2012 – it was the hottest year on record.

By On January 9, 2013 Respond
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oneTesla: Music-Playing Tesla Coil Kit Goes Massive On KickStarter

oneTesla: Music-Playing Tesla Coil Kit Goes Massive On KickStarter

We have seen Tesla coils releasing sparks of bright energy in labs and movies. MIT students have created a 10-inch tall Tesla coil that can spark off energy by connecting up with your MIDI keyboard. Called oneTesla, the equipment makes the coil give off sparks according to the pitch and frequency of the keys you play.

By On January 8, 2013 Respond
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Tata Announced World’s Cheapest Flatpack House. It’s Just $700!

Tata Announced World’s Cheapest Flatpack House. It’s Just $700!

After making the world’s cheapest car, Nano, Tata is set to claim the title for the maker of the cheapest homes. The Indian enterprise has announced a $700 ready-to-build home kit. The design is dubbed Nano House.

By On December 24, 2012 1 Response
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W3C Has Finalized HTML5 Specification And Ready For Test

W3C Has Finalized HTML5 Specification And Ready For Test

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web (abbreviated WWW or W3). On December 17, W3C announced that it has finalized specifications for HTML5 and the finalized specifications for HTML5 is ready for testing.

By On December 19, 2012 Respond
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Canadian Company Hyperstealth Claims To Have Created Real Invisibility Cloak

Canadian Company Hyperstealth Claims To Have Created Real Invisibility Cloak

The talk of invisibility cloak is nothing new. Although the notion got popularized when it was used by Harry Potter, scientists have been working on one for quite some time. Now, a Canadian company claims that it has created a fully functional invisibility cloak which can render the wearer invisible.

By On December 16, 2012 Respond
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