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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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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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Logitech Replaces Harmony Remotes with Free Apps for Google TV [Harmony]

by on Jun.04, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Aim, and, Android, Android ap, Android app, ANT, Ants, app, Apps, AR, Arm, Art, Av, BlackBerry, Bp, Bt, C5, cat, cc, Ces, Cia, clear, color, de, Display, droid, Ds, Dust, E, Ea, EC, Et, Feeds, ff, Free, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Google, Google TV, Harmony, Hd, Home Automation, home-theater, Id, Ie, IE9, Im, images, In, Industry, Io, Ion, Iphone, iPod, Ipod Touch, Ir, Isp, kin, La, Labels, logitech, mid, Mod, move, nin, Ny, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, phone, PI, Pixel, Play, power, Pr, Pro, ps, Q, quant, Ram, Rc, remote, Remotes, RSS, Rv, serve, smartphone, Style, Tag, tech, television, TI, TV, Us, V, vision, War, work, X1

Logitech’s Harmony remotes are among the most acclaimed, most popular programmable remotes in the industry. But in a forward-looking move, Logitech is turning Harmony into a free iPhone/iPod/Android app to work with their Google TV companion box . More

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AMD Demos Hybrid CPU/GPU Fusion Chips For 2010 Release [Amd]

by on Jun.02, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, A8, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Amd, amd fusion, and, ANT, Ants, Apu, AR, ash, Ati, bin, Bp, C6, cat, Ces, Chip, Chips, clear, color, CPU, CPUs, D3, d8, dash, day, de, demo, dev, Devices, directx 11, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, ff, Fusion, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Gpu, GPUs, Graph, graphic, graphics, guts, Hd, Home Automation, Hybrid, Id, II, Im, images, In, intel, Io, Ion, IPs, Ir, Isp, kin, La, Labels, Mic, micro, mid, Mod, nin, Nvidia, Of, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, power, Pr, Pro, processing, Processors, ps, Q, quant, Rc, release, Rf, RSS, Rv, serve, Show, Style, Tag, tech, Techno, Technology, Tent, TI, TV, unit, Us, V, Vw, work, X1

AMD has been trying to crack their Fusion technology—combining a CPU and a powerful GPU in the same chip— for years now . Today, they showed off working Fusion chips in a demo that got Intel and Nvidia’s attention: 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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Intel Trims Netbooks To Just Half an Inch Thick, Adds Dual-Core Atom CPUs [Intel]

by on Jun.01, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, A4, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, ANT, Ants, app, AR, Ati, Atom, book, Books, Bp, broadcom, Canoe lake, cat, Ces, Cia, clear, color, Computex, core, CPU, CPUs, d425, d525, day, de, design, Display, Ds, dual-core atom, E, Ea, EC, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, good, guts, hal, Hard, Hardware, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, ims, In, intel, Intel Atom, Io, Ion, Iphone, Isp, La, Labels, Light, mid, Mod, Ms, n455, n475, Net, Netbook, netbooks, News, NK, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, phone, PI, Pine Trail, pinetrail, Pixel, Play, power, Pr, pre, Pro, processing, Processor, Processors, Q, quant, rail, Rc, Rf, Rim, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, Tag, tech, TI, TV, unit, Us, V, War, what, X1

The bad news: Intel’s new dual-core Atom processors won’t be appreciably more powerful than what’s in your netbook now. The good news: a Pine Trail netbook reference design Intel introduced today at Computex is only slightly thicker than an iPhone. More

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Iron Man Nikes Light Up Like Tony Stark’s Arc Reactor [Movies]

by on May.31, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, 808, Ac, Act, Actors, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, Apparel, AR, arc, Arc Reactor, Art, Bp, bus, business, cat, clear, color, Custom, de, Display, Ds, E, e1, Ea, EC, Et, Exploit, ff, Films, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Heart, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Ir, iron man, iron man 2, Iron man sneakers, IronMan, Isp, La, Labels, Les, Light, magnet, mid, Ming, Mod, movie, movies, Nes, Net, Nike, Nike sb dunk highs, nikes, NK, Ny, om, One, order, Os, Ovi, Pad, Padd, People, PI, Ping, Pixel, Plastic, Play, Port, power, Q, quant, Rc, Rim, rom, RSS, Rv, Seize, serve, Shoes, Shop, shopping, Sneakers, star, Style, Tag, tar, Tat, tech, ted, TI, Tony Stark, TV, unit, Up, Us, V, vers, Wai, wait, Waiting, X1, XP

Somewhere, in a market brimming with plastic arc reactors and cologne bottles , there is a gap just waiting to be exploited. Custom-sneakers people Diversitile seized that opportunity and will be selling these Iron Man Nikes very, very soon.

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PhotoTracker Plus Geotagging Dongle Pulls Ahead of Nikon GP-1 [Geotagging]

by on May.30, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 30D, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, aila, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, Av, Bp, Cam, Camera, cat, Ces, clear, color, consumption, de, Display, Dongle, Ds, Dslr, E, Ea, EC, Et, F1, ff, g1, Ge, geotagging, gisteq, Gizmo, gizmodo, GP-1, gps, Graph, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Isp, kin, KX, La, Labels, Men, MER, mid, Mod, Niko, Nikon, Nokia, Of, om, One, order, Os, ota, Padd, photo, photograph, photography, photos, phototracker, PI, Pixel, Play, Plus, power, Pr, price, Q, quant, Rc, Rice, rom, RSS, Rv, serve, Service, Services, Slr, step, Style, Tag, tech, TI, Tracking, TV, Ui, Us, V, X1

From price to power consumption to available tracking channels to, well, just about everything, the PhotoTracker Plus is a step ahead of the GP-1 when it comes to geotagging your photos on a Nikon DSLR. More

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The Stupid Way Of Making A DIY Desk Fan [Bad Ideas]

by on May.29, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 7, 7d, 838, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ally, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Ati, audio, Bad ideas, Bp, cat, clear, color, de, desk, Desk fan, Display, diy, Diy fan, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, F2, Fan, Fans, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ideas, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Isp, kin, La, Labels, mid, Mod, N1, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, PC, PI, Pixel, Play, Port, Ports, power, Power supply fan, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, s5, serve, Sport, sports, Style, summer, Tag, Tea, tech, TI, TV, Up, V, X1

It’s getting hot and you desperately need a little fan to fit onto your desk. You could either go buy one or you could finally do something with that old PC of yours and tear out its power supply fan .

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Kickstand Coffee: The Best Coffee You’ve Ever Had Served Off of the Back of a Bicycle [Coffee]

by on May.28, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Bar, bd, Bes, Bic, Bicycle, Bicycles, Bikes, Bp, bus, business, cat, city, clear, Coffee, color, Cup, cycle, Dc, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, ff, Food, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Haw, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Isp, kickstand, Kickstand coffee, La, Labels, mid, mobile, Mod, Ms, Nab, Nes, New York, New York City, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, PI, Ping, Pixel, Play, power, Q, quant, Rc, Red, RSS, Rv, serve, Shop, shopping, Stand, Style, Tag, tech, TI, Top, TV, Up, Us, V, Wes, X1

The most sustainable cup of coffee you can buy in New York City is powered by bicycle, served out of a rickshaw that transforms into a coffee bar. Mobile, sustainable, awesome coffee: That’s the idea behind Kickstand Coffee .

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