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Japan’s Mega Solar Kite Conquered Space, But Now Needs To Fly [Space]

by on Jun.10, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, ally, ANT, Ants, AR, Av, Bp, cat, cc, Ces, clear, color, d8, de, Display, Ds, E, E3, Ea, EC, energy, Et, F2, Feeds, ff, game, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ikaros, Ikaros solar sail, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Isp, japan, japanese, Kite, Kites, La, Labels, Led, Men, mid, Mod, Nes, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, plan, Play, power, Q, quant, que, Rc, Red, RSS, Rv, sail, serve, SF, Solar, solar sail, Space, Space kite, Space sail, Space solar sail, Style, Sun, Tag, Tea, tech, Techno, Technology, TI, Travel, TV, Us, V, Wai, wait, Waiting, X1

The 20meter (diagonally) solar sail Ikaros we mentioned last month has been successfully unfurled in space by its Japanese team. Now it’s a waiting game to see if it can be used for solar-powered travel as planned. More

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Bill Gates and Friends Urge US Government To Triple Energy Research Spend [Energy]

by on Jun.10, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, arc, Av, Barack Obama, Bill, Bill Gates, BillGates, Bp, cat, clear, Cloud, Clouds, color, corporate, D3, de, Disaster, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, electric, energy, environment, Et, Feeds, ff, friends, gates, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Government, hal, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ir, Isp, ISS, jeffrey immelt, La, Labels, Lg, Men, Mic, micro, microsoft, mid, Mod, obama, Of, Oil, oil spill, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, PI, pill, Pixel, Play, Plea, Q, quant, Rc, Research, rip, RSS, Rv, sea, search, serve, spill, Style, Sue, Tag, tech, Techno, Technology, TI, TV, Us, US Government, V, X1

BP’s oil spill disaster isn’t even the half of it. Bill Gates ; the CEO of General Electric Jeffrey Immelt , and various other senior-level corporate-types have issued a plea to the US government to triple spending on energy research to $16bn/year. More

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Nanowires Convert Rat’s Heartbeat Into Usable Electricity [Electricity]

by on Jun.05, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, arc, Art, Ati, beats, biomedicine, Body, Bp, C6, cat, cc, city, clear, college, colleges, color, convert, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Education, electric, Electricity, energy, Et, Experiments, F1, Feeds, ff, Ge, Generators, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Heart, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, Medicine, mid, Mod, Nano, nanowires, NK, Of, om, One, order, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, plan, plant, Plants, Play, Port, Ports, power, Q, quant, rats, Rc, Red, Republished, Research, Review, RSS, Rv, Scale, Science, sea, search, sensor, Sensors, serve, Style, Tag, tar, Target, tech, Techno, Technology, TI, tie, TV, universities, Us, V, vers, view, Wires, X1

Nanowires inside a rat can convert the power of breathing and heartbeats into electricity, according to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Technology Review reports these nano-generators could conceivably lead to nano-scale implants and sensors powered by the body. More

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Environment Expert/Avatar Director James Cameron To Help Clean Up BP Gulf Oil Disaster [Disaster]

by on Jun.02, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, ally, and, ANT, Ants, app, AR, Av, Avatar, Bp, Bp oil disaster, bp oil spill, Bp oil spill disaster, Brain, Brains, Cam, cat, clear, color, day, de, Disaster, Disasters, Display, Ds, E, E3, Ea, EC, energy, environment, Et, Eu, ff, Film, Films, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Gulf, Gulf oil disaster, Gulf oil spill, Hd, Help, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, ions, Ir, Isp, james cameron, La, Labels, Men, MER, mid, Mod, movies, Nab, Oil, Oil disaster, oil spill, om, on2, One, order, Os, oss, Pad, Padd, Pet, petroleum, PI, pill, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, scientist, Scientists, serve, Solutions, spill, storm, Style, Tag, tar, tech, Theme, TI, titanic, TV, Up, V, X1, XP

Geez, direct one film with an environmentally-friendly theme and suddenly you’re qualified to clean up the BP gulf oil spill. Cameron apparently met with scientists yesterday to brainstorm possible solutions to the massive ongoing disaster .

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Environment Expert/Avatar Director James Cameron To Help Clean Up BP Gulf Oil Disaster [Disaster]

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Let’s Cover The Moon in Solar Panels [Moon]

by on Jun.02, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 738, 7d, A8, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ally, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, Av, Bp, cat, clear, color, Concept, Crazy, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, earth, EC, energy, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Green, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Isp, japanese, La, Labels, Laser, Lasers, luna ring, Mic, micro, mid, Mod, Moon, Moon solar plant, nao, Of, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, plan, plant, Play, power, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, s5, Sd, serve, Solar, Solar Panels, solar plant, Solar Power, Style, Tag, tech, TI, TV, V, Wave, wave power, work, X1

Here’s an idea so crazy it might work: a solar plant on the Moon. Specifically, a 6,800 mile long solar belt that spans the Moon’s equator and sends energy back to Earth with lasers and microwave power. More

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How To: Recover From a Soda-Spill Disaster [How To]

by on May.31, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Ati, Bp, bus, business, cat, cc, Cleaning, clear, Coffee, color, components, de, deal, Disaster, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, eco, Electron, Electronics, energy, environment, Et, Fb, Fees, ff, Gadget, Gadgets, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, How To, Howto, i5, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, Keyboards, La, Labels, Laptops, Led, life, media, Men, mid, Mod, moment, Nes, nin, Of, Oil, oil spill, om, One, order, Pad, Padd, PI, pill, Pixel, plan, Play, Q, quant, Rc, Real, Repair, Repairs, Republish, rom, RSS, Rv, serve, Sim, spill, Spill repair, Spills, Style, Tag, tech, TI, Tron, TV, Ui, Us, V, Wmc, X1

There are few moments in life quite as sickening as realizing that you’ve spilled a beverage on one of your gadgets. Because of that, we’ve put together a simple disaster plan for dealing with beverage-soiled electronics. More

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Interactive Timeline of the BP Oil Disaster [Oil Spill]

by on May.28, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 738, 7d, A9, absolut, Ac, Act, Ad, Ads, ally, ANT, Ants, AR, bd, bin, bing, Bp, British Petroleum, cat, clear, D3, de, Disaster, Display, Ds, E, e1, Ea, EC, energy, environment, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Gulf, gulf of mexico, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, interactive, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, marble, Men, Mexico, mid, Mod, moth, Mother Jones, Nes, News, Of, Oil, Oil disaster, oil spill, oilspill, om, One, Orb, order, Os, PI, pill, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rc, Real, RSS, Rv, serve, spill, Style, T3, Tag, tech, TI, time, Timeline, TV, Us, V, Water

Mother Jones put together this timeline of news about the BP oil spill that I’ve found contextually useful in absorbing how absolutely screwed the Gulf of Mexico really may be. [ MotherJones.com ] More

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Interact With 12 Scientific Game Changers [Science]

by on May.24, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, A8, Ac, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Aliens, ally, america, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, artic, Bp, Cam, cat, Cf, change, clear, color, de, Disco, discovery, Display, Ds, E, Ea, earth, EC, energy, Epa, Et, Event, Exchange, F2, ff, Fusion, game, gamechangers, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, hangers, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, interactive, Io, Ion, ions, Isp, La, Labels, Lost, Men, MER, Mod, Nuclear, Of, om, One, order, Os, ota, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, pre, Q, quant, Rc, Red, rom, RSS, Rv, Science, serve, Style, Tag, tech, thefuture, TI, TV, Us, V, world, X1

Scientific American put together an interactive piece on 12 events that could drastically change the world, from nuclear exchange to cold fusion to the discovery of other dimensions. Pretty much all the stuff Lost totally prepared us for. More

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Solar Powered Transforming Robot Teaches Your Kids the Important Stuff [Toys]

by on May.22, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Arm, Army, Art, Auto, Bots, Bp, cat, clear, color, cook, Cookie, Cookies, de, Display, Ds, E, e1, Ea, EC, eco, energy, ENESS, Et, etail, ff, future, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, H55, Hd, Help, Home Automation, Hub, I4, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Isp, kids, La, Labels, Les, Men, Ming, Mod, My, N1, Nab, Nes, NK, Of, om, One, order, OTS, P4, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Port, power, Pr, Pro, Q, quant, Rc, Red, Robot, Robots, rom, RSS, Rv, serve, Solar, Solar Power, Solar powered, SolarPower, Style, Sun, Support, sustainable energy, T3, T3solarrobot, Tag, Tea, tech, TI, Toy, Toys, Transformers, TV, Ui, Uk, Up, Us, V, villa, web, Wes, X1

Namely: the awesomeness of robots. Secondarily: the joys of sustainable energy. The £13.00 T3 Solar Robot/Tank/Scorpion will help impart both of these lessons, guiding your child to a promising future as a sun-harnessing super-scientist (or a robot army-commanding supervillain.) [ Red5 ] More

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Watch Bill Nye Evaluate Citizens’ Oil Spill Solutions [Disaster]

by on May.22, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 5D, 5D2, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, Ati, Av, Bill, billnye, billnyethescienceguy, Bp, cat, cc, clear, color, Dc, de, Disaster, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, energy, environment, Et, Eu, Fb, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, hal, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, ims, In, Io, Ion, ions, Ir, Isp, kin, La, Labels, martians, media, Men, MER, mess, mid, Mod, Ms, nin, Of, Oil, oil spill, Oildisaster, om, One, order, Padd, Pet, petroleum, PI, pill, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, Science, serve, Sim, ski, Solutions, Style, Tag, tech, TI, Top, TV, Ui, Up, Us, V, view, Watch, X1, XP

Having once been an oil skimmer himself, Bill Nye knows just as much about oil spills as he does about every other scientific topic. So leave it to him to succinctly and simply explain the challenges of cleaning one up. More

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