As a demonstration of the system's versatility, Appleyard says, they set it up to collect and hold 16 tiny living E. coli cells at once on a microchip, forming them into the letters MIT.
What might an amateur space sector look like? It is an important point that it does not need to be an integrated effort at all. It could constitute any form of participation, from contributing to a blog and no more to a full machine shop with at leas
Researchers at GE have come up with a way to treat metals so that they repel water. The extreme water-repelling property, called superhydrophobicity, means that water forms drops on the surface instead of spreading and sticking to it.
A Swiss man has become the first person to fly solo across the English Channel using a single jet-propelled wing.
A Texas company says it can make a new ultracapacitor power system to replace the electrochemical batteries in everything from cars to laptops.
Jon Mapel, cofounder of Covalent Solar, explains how the solar-power company got its start and how its technology works. (get the estimated increase in solar power of 40% and the world will change)
A look under the hood of the electric sports car that is generating a buzz.
The arc in the plasma plume within the vessel can be as high as 30,000 degrees Fahrenheit ... three times hotter than the surface of the Sun. , the excitation of the wastes' molecular bonds is so great that the waste materials' molecules brea
(Publisher: We first reported on this technology about 2 years ago. Here are some updates and what young minds have done with the ability to create in real life what their creative minds can imagine.)
By day he is a project engineer, working for Intel Corp. on its latest mega fabs. By night, he is working on a personal spacecraft.
This isn't how a jet pack is supposed to look, is it? Hollywood has envisioned jet packs as upside-down fire extinguishers strapped to people's backs. But Glenn Martin's invention is far more unwieldy - a 250-pound piano-sized contraption
Note to self: Debut your new potentially-deadly amusement park ride AFTER it has been tested as 100% safe and WITHOUT press officials as the guinea pigs. (Unless they're from FOX.)
Lots of Pictures - The Netherlands hope to build a floating airport that rotates to take advantage of wind direction.
Mother Earth News recently featured an extensive article covering instructions on building your own small-scale solar heating system for as low as $30. The system successfully supplies enough power to keep the building’s interior comfortable in near-
Dutch MK1 prototype is designed to travel at speeds up to 30 knots per hour! In 2006 the Delft Technical University Solarboat Team raced the speedboat to first place in the Nuon Frisian Solar Challenge.
Way too easy - FYI
Last Tuesday, Velcro marked it’s 50 anniversary with a ripping good time: by letting 1.5 miles of the hook-and-loop fastener rip.
The ability of Terahertz rays to penetrate efficiently through paper, clothing, cardboard, plastic and many other materials makes them ideal for use in many applications.
But the 5-foot-11, 180-pound software engineer is lucky if he presses 200 pounds—that is, until he steps into an "exoskeleton" of aluminum and electronics that multiplies his strength and endurance as many as 20 times.
YouTube - FLYING VIDEO
Yves Rossy built his own wings--but unlike Icarus, when he took his maiden flight over the Swiss Alps--he never flew too close to sun.
In the races, the cars will have to hit a minimum speed and achieve a fuel efficiency of at least 100 miles per gallon of gasoline energy equivalent. They must also be ready for production on the market. No flashy concept cars please.
A Dutch architect invents a anti-gravity, floating bed. It's price tag? Only $1.5 million to overcome the "struggle against gravity".
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., October 1, 2007—Move over, Archimedes. A researcher at Harvard University is finding that ancient Greek craftsmen were able to engineer sophisticated machines without necessarily understanding the mathematical theory behind their co
A lightweight solar-powered plane has smashed the official world record for the longest-duration unmanned flight.
A lightweight solar-powered plane has smashed the officia world record for the longest-duration unmanned flight.
I'm not saying... I'm just saying ;) - Tell Ernie these lasers are illegal in the US (but we could arrange bail)
It has become almost a regular stop for San Francisco tourists. Once they've seen the Golden Gate Bridge and the Transamerica Pyramid, they can drive down Harrison Street to see the most amazing sight of all. Regular gas for $4 a gallon.
Home-buyers of tomorrow could find themselves walking across floors made from manure. Fiber from processed and sterilized cow manure could take the place of sawdust in making fiberboard, which is used to make everything from furniture to flooring to
Man has dreamt of flight ever since our ancestors first saw birds soaring into the sky. And even after the dream was realised, first with hot-air balloons and later with heavier-than-air aeroplanes, the dream remained unfulfilled.