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

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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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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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Fire May Have Broken Out At Foxconn Plant, Some Possibly Injured [Unconfirmed]

by on May.30, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ANT, Ants, app, apple, AR, Av, bbc, Bp, broken, cat, Cf, China, clear, color, confirmed, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, emp, Et, ff, fire, Fox, Foxconn, Gadget, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, Mic, mid, Mod, News, Ny, Of, om, One, order, Os, oss, Padd, PI, Pixel, plan, plant, Play, Port, Ports, Pot, Q, quant, Rc, Red, RSS, Rumor, Rumors, Rv, serve, Shenzhen, Sony, Sound, sounds, Spot, Style, Tag, tech, ted, TI, Trucks, TV, unconfirmed, Up, V, Who, X1, Z6

There are scattered reports of a fire at the Foxconn plant in Shenzhen. It sounds like the company attempted to keep news of the incident silent, but supposedly some reporters who happened to be outside the facility spotted the firetrucks. More

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The 22nd Century Garden [Imagecache]

by on May.29, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, Ati, Bp, cat, clear, color, Constructions, day, de, Deni, Display, dna, driving, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Engineering, Et, faq, Fb, ff, Flying, future, Futurism, garden, Gardening, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Green, Hd, Help, Home Automation, house, Id, Im, Imagecache, images, In, Io, Ion, ions, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, Lamachine, late, Mac, machine, magazine, Mechanics, Men, mid, Mod, nin, Ny, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, Parts, PI, Pixel, plan, plant, Plants, Play, Pr, Pro, Projects, Q, quant, Rc, Red, rom, RSS, Rv, serve, street, Style, Tag, tech, Test, theater, thefuture, TI, Tutorials, TV, Up, Us, V, Wes, what, wired, X1

This flying greenhouse is the latest project from La Machine, a French street theater company famous for their grandiose creations . The future of gardening: one part Up , one part Wild Wild West , and two parts, um, plants . [ Wired , Jordi Bover ] More

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Cochlear Implants Give Deaf Baby the Gift of Sound [Awwww]

by on May.29, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Arm, Ati, Av, awwww, Babies, Baby, Bp, cat, clear, Clips, Cochlear implants, color, communication, D3, de, Disease, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, ff, first, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, hal, Hd, Health, Hearing, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, ions, Ir, ISO, Isp, La, Labels, Medical, mid, Mod, N1, N8, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, PI, Pixel, plan, plant, Plants, Play, Q, quant, Rc, Red, Rim, rom, RSS, Rv, s5, sea, seas, serve, Sound, Style, Tag, tech, TI, time, TV, V, Vide, Video, War, words, X1

This is an 8-month-old deaf baby having his Cochlear Implants turned on for the first time. In other words, he’s hearing sound for the first time. I challenge you to not get the warm and fuzzies from this.

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Cochlear Implants Give Deaf Baby the Gift of Sound [Awwww]

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Immaculate Creation: Birth of the First Synthetic Cell [Cells]

by on May.20, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A9, Ac, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, artic, Ati, Av, bacteria, bd, Bp, cat, Cell, Cells, clear, color, Create life, D3, de, Display, dna, Ds, E, Ea, Et, ff, first, g2, Ge, Genome, Gizmo, gizmodo, Gm, Hd, Home Automation, HTML, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, late, Lg, life, Mac, Manmade, Ming, Mod, My, News, Of, Oil, om, One, order, Padd, PI, Pixel, plan, plant, Plasma, Play, Pr, Pro, Programming, Q, quant, Ram, Rc, Republished, rom, RSS, Rv, Science, Scientists, Scratch, serve, Style, sub, Synth, synthetic, Synthetic cell, Tag, Tea, tech, ted, TI, time, transplant, TV, unit, V, Who, X1

For the first time, scientists have created life from scratch – well, sort of. Craig Venter’s team has made a bacterial genome from smaller DNA subunits and then transplanted the whole thing into another cell. More

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Implant Harnesses Electricity From Consumed Food [Science]

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For the first time, scientists have successfully implanted a biofuel cell that generates power from glucose inside a body—an everlasting battery you could theoretically recharge by eating a Snickers bar. More

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