Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai wrote a blog post on Google& 39;s website, where he urges immediate and collective action to combat the growing toll of the climate crisis.He also debuted Google& 39;s plan to go & 34;24/7 carbon-free energy by 2030,& 34; including 5 GW of renewable energy, estimating 20,000 new carbon-free jobs before 2025 is out, in a YouTube video.
June 03, 2014Summer is here and it is the perfect time for those BBQs in the back garden or just hanging out with a few friends and enjoying a beer. If you like your beer cold but you just hate the thought of getting up and going to the fridge to get a refill, you might like this new invention to come from a Danish company that keeps your beers cold outside in the garden.
June 06, 2014If the idea of one businessman from Chicago goes ahead then Chicago could get an artificial island which would be anchored on Lake Michegan , a mile off shore. A Crowdsourcing campaign has begun today for the Breakwater Chicago. It is being called a luxury getaway for the pampering of people from the city in a five star resort.
June 03, 2015Wood can be used for a multitude of things and it seems that nanocellulose which is derived from pulp has been used in yet another way. Researchers in the US and Sweden have used it to make a soft body battery that is squeezable. The battery is resistant to shock and stress, more so than the typical batteries.
May 07, 2015Stanford engineers are getting ready to reveal their new tiny robot that perhaps should have the name Superman as it is extremely strong. The reveal is taking place at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation which is held in Seattle. The small robot can not only carry many times of its own weight, it can do this while climbing up a wall (maybe we shoulda said Spiderman).
January 15, 2014In early 2013 we reported about the PVAC Design (Personal Vacuum Assisted Climber) by Ascending Aggies that defeated 32 other designs in the Air Force Laboratory Design Challenge competition in 2012. It is a wearable device that allows a human to climb vertical walls. For that purpose PVAC has suction pads and a vacuum pump.