Green building: Consume less energy and absorb pollution. Within the world of design and architecture, for several years it has sought to find the key that achieves buildings bring us truly "smart", where its function is not only consume less energy and recycle the existing, but also to add value the environment within the image that they bring to the landscape as well as an active tool in cleaning up the air we breathe. In mid-2015, it was presented at the World's Fair of Milan a building concept that thanks to the materials with which it is built, would be able to "eat the smog", the first building of its kind to be made of concrete designed to clear the air. A few days ago, he called Palazzo Italia has finally opened its doors. The magic of this building is its facade of 9,000 square meters covering the windows and the structure, which is made of a material that mixes cement and titanium dioxide, which upon contact with light, capturing the various oxide compounds nitrogen from the air and becomes a kind of salt that is isolated in the surface. When it rains, the salt dissolves and the facade is cleaned. But that's not all, the building is designed to consume up to 40% less energy than a conventional building of the same size, it does not produce emissions because their windows make use of photovoltaic glass, which is able to feed just over 11,000 LED bulbs. In addition to its structure it was constructed of photocatalytic cement that can be cleaned only with sunlight. #greenbuilding #LEED #sustainability #green #sustainable #eco #architecture #news #renewableenergy #in #construction
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Hyperion a striking vertical city: a solution to the environmental problem and housing. now comes a new and interesting project focused on India, where in addition to being sustainable, seeks to be a single ecosystem. Created by the architectural firm Vincent Callebaut Belgian, Hyperion's, named in homage to the world's tallest living tree, it is a project of sustainable agro-ecosystem can withstand environmental changes caused by climate change. The format presented is a vertical city garden created by six towers, each with a wooden structure, which is thought to obtain forest Delhi. Each tower has 36 floors to a height of 116 meters, the project objective is to create a city that combines urban nature and farming on a small scale, this to protect the environment and diversity. And decentralize energy and food deindustrialization. Each tower will be connected by suspended bridges, they will be equipped with high vegetation, collection systems rain, areas composting areas for fish, individual for each family maintains a vegetable balconies, specialized gases, in addition to small farms with livestock in the bases of the towers. Of course it will recycling systems, solar cells and the design of the corridors will allow wind flow to drive turbines. The foundations of the city will be in concrete and steel to strengthen it, will have apartments of various sizes and furniture will be made from natural and recycled materials. The project has already been approved by the city and the study is scheduled to complete construction in 2022, ready for an opening near 2025. This wonderful complex, it will be located in Jaypee Sports City in Greater Noida, near New Delhi, and will be the first of its kind. Now hopefully the concepts shown really like it, because they are really spectacular. #verticalcity #Toronto #sustainable #Hongkong #AmazingFact #Hyperion #Oracle #Marvel #jobs #poster #MarvelHyperionposter #job #EPM #developers #consultants #hiring
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Toshiba creates a battery: for cars that offers 320km of autonomy in 6 minutes of charge. One of the biggest problems of electric cars could be history thanks to a new Toshiba battery. The Japanese company has just presented a battery for electric cars that in only 6 minutes of loading offers 320 kilometers of use. The new generation of Toshiba car batteries, based on Ion-Lithium, is focused on changing one of the most well-known drawbacks of electric cars, charging times. Although companies like Tesla have managed to improve the speed of charge of their batteries, it still takes about an hour to have most of the battery charged. Depending on the type of electric car or even the type of battery that is selected, these vehicles could take several hours to charge. This is not an option for most people who come from a combustion car. Suzuki Solio Hybrid, one of the few electric cars that uses Toshiba batteries. Photo: Suzuki Motors. The new Toshiba battery offers high energy density and reduced charge time due to the use of titanium oxide doped with niobium. This element is also used in solar panels or even in superconducting images, such as those used in particle accelerators. After 5,000 charge / discharge cycles it maintains 90% of its original capacity. The battery is not yet in production, has been tested a prototype with a capacity of 50Ah, hence has extrapolated the results to what may be the future of this technology charging. Perhaps one of the most important details for the future of this battery is that after 5,000 charge / discharge cycles, it maintains 90% of its original capacity. This will result in an electric car would not have to change battery after a few years of use, even end up with rental programs. Toshiba hopes to start mass-producing this battery in 2019. For now only the electric cars of Suzuki and Mitsubishi use their batteries, also some brands of buses. Toshiba faces companies like Panasonic, associated with Tesla, which is nowadays one of the most important vehicle companies in the world.
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IBM artificial brain: neurons create the first artificial phase change. IBM has managed to implement a system of 500 artificial neurons with phase change technology they want to simulate the performance of organic brains. In a way that never before had gotten. For years, scientists have tried to imitate the versatile computing capabilities of neurons. Today, it seems that is the only way to take a step beyond artificial intelligence projects that are underway and that promise to change the world. They have been taking small steps. IBM recently managed to create memory chips to a phase change similar to the current RAM price. The phase shift is a technology that we've been talking a long time that stores data in non-volatile, ie not disappear when you turn off the device that reside in the structure and in its relational pattern. The information resides in different firing patterns of neurons and new connections are developed. Therefore, the challenge is to combine very complex nanostructures with an acceptable energy consumption, common materials and stochastic behavior. IBM new neurons try to imitate not only the operation of natural cells, but its structure. Like them, have dendrites entrance, membrane, soma and axon output. To replace the membrane, artificial neurons use a GST cells, so named because they are made of antimony, germanium and tellurium. This material turns out to be the main active component of rewritable optical disks and is what allows the phase change. #artificialbrain #NeuralNetworks #ArtificialIntelligence #tech #DataScience #nanotechnology #Healthcare #science #technology #artificial #neurons #AbanTech #research #brain #neuroscience #theory #TACTT #physics #new #culture #conspiracy
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Bike Washing Machine: stationary bike washing clothes. Under a project of industrial design and engineering, a group of students from the University Dalian Nationalities in China have created an interesting device that links the sometimes tedious task of washing clothes and doing exercise using a stationary bike. The project is called BWM Bike Washing Machine, and combines two seemingly unrelated activities in a single device. This bike instead of front wheel have a small drum washing machine, which has a capacity of up to five kilograms of clothing complete with drainage system, the only detail is that we have to carry clothes, water and detergent addition softener. The idea is EXTREMELY simple, as the drum rotates while pedaling the bike, but also has an additional feature, since pedaling, the movement will generate energy, which can be used to charge devices, feeding a screen that shows our progress in bike, or store it for later. This is just a student project and so far there are no plans to create a commercial product, but its creators are convinced that some companies may be interested in developing it as well as improve and integrate new elements and features. #BikeWashingMachine #BWM #車椅子 #派遣 #武蔵小杉 #横浜 #川崎 #ベンツ #データセンター #WFG #SQL #IPv6
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The ozone layer: Thirty years later is recovering, barrier against ultraviolet rays of the sun. We get good news from Antarctica. The ozone layer, the main barrier against ultraviolet rays of the sun begins to recover. After decades of weakness, the Antarctic hole is down 4 million square kilometers since 2000. That is eight times the size of Spain. Early in the century the ozone layer reached its maximum area of 25 million km2. Almost a decade after the entry into force of the Protocol of Montreal, the largest international effort to save the ozone layer, the trend has reversed. The ozone layer is a layer of gas that filters the sun waves arriving protecting the surface of the earth much of the ultraviolet rays that the sun sends us. In 1985 it was discovered that the layer was disappearing and was forming a hole over Antarctica. Now scientists have noted not only the shrinking of the hole, but have confirmed that the improvement is due to the ban on chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) was agreed in Montreal in 1987. CFCs, which until a few years ago found in aerosols, refrigerants and dry cleaning products, they have played a key role in the erosion of the ozone layer. So we can only recognize that is excellent news. Especially after discovering last October that the ozone depletion returned to a record size for those dates. Now researchers claim that the eruption of Calbuco, a volcano in southern Chile, contributed to the cyclical growth of the hole but the trend is to reduction. "It is expected that the ozone layer recovers, although very slowly. Today we can be confident that the measures we take at the time have put the earth on the road to recovery," according to MIT Professor Susan Solomon, one of the greatest experts in the world on this subject and director of research. And although his team estimated that with this pace of recovery the atmosphere will not be in perfect condition until 2050, Solomon results remind us of the importance of international cooperation to stop climate change. #ozone #ozonelayer #ozonehole #atmosphere16 #preservation #ozone #environment #September16 #pollution #InternationalDay #Antarctic #ViennaConvention #turnup #skincancer #Science #OzoneLayer
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Taiwan Tao Zhu Yin Yuan: Building that reduces excess carbon dioxide by feeding on it. The city where it is rising is Taipei, in the XinYin district, and the tower is called Tao Zhu Yin Yuan. The building, in fact, will end up being rather low, with about 92 meters of height, especially considering that shares city with one of the highest of the world, the tower Taipei 101 of about 508 meters of height. But what makes the building special is its design and structure, given that in addition to presenting a helical design between the walls and floors of its 40 apartments will house some 23,000 trees and shrubs. These plants will be the ones that do the cleaning function that is planned, that is, the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. In Business Insider talk with Callebut and detail that the double-helix design is inspired by a DNA strand is a double helix and it is estimated that the plants will absorb 130 tons of carbon dioxide a year, which according to the architect is equivalent to 27 Cars. As for the design and arrangement of elements, the building will have glazed floors and there will also be plants inside the tower, as well as swimming pool and gymnasium and multi-level underground parking. In addition, as explained in CTBUH will integrate a rainwater recycling system, energy-efficient lifts, solar panels and a system that according to the climate can save energy. This initiative is novel, but not the only one in terms of buildings that eat pollution. A few months ago we talked about a building that did not resort to plants to eat the smog, but to the materials themselves. Thus, the facade of 9,000 meters of the Palazzo Italia is made of a mixture of cement and titanium dioxide that on contact with the light captures the different nitrogen oxides in the air resulting in a type of salt that is isolated on the surface and when it rains it dissolves. Regarding the tower Tao Zhu Yin Yuan, the date of completion of the moment remains unchanged and the plan is to see this tower completed in September of this year. We do not know if it will be possible to reduce the concentration of carbon dioxide up to that point, but the initiative is at least an extra dose of oxygen and without requiring the latest technologies or depending on their efficiency. #Taiwan #TaoZhuYInYuan #Pollution #HelicalDesign #AbanTech #architecture #ecology #nature #TaiwanTaoZhuYinYuan #Taipei #design #structure #technolog #GlazedFloors #SwimmingPool #gym #UndergroundParking #SolarPanels #EnergySavingSystem #building #OxidesNitrogen
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ATV Shaman: Russian mastodon 8x8 has everything you need to drive in the most severe conditions. The simply known as ATV Shaman is designed to be driven in the most severe conditions, both meteorological and terrain, where it even has the ability to float and move in the water. Of course, due to its capabilities, size and weight, it is not intended to be used on a city's streets, so you will not be able to walk in it when you leave the house. The Shaman ATV has dimensions of 5.7 meters long, 2 meters wide and 1.9 meters high, making it considerably larger than a Chevrolet Suburban 4X4. It has eight wheels equipped with low pressure tires, each independent in both suspension and movement. One of its strengths is that each wheel can rotate in opposite directions allowing a turning radius of just 7.6 meters. It has several driving modes like 'Crab' and 'Thruster', the latter being the one that gives it the ability to become a watercraft. While in the water, the four rear wheels are the ones that propel the vehicle forward and the four front ones give the direction, in this way also it is supported in a propeller screw that increases the speed of displacement, a additive that is sold separately . The maximum speed of the Shaman ATV on land is 70 km / h, while in the water it travels at 2 km / h or 7 km / h if we have the propeller. The lower part of the vehicle has a hermetically sealed frame that makes it able to face the water without fear, besides that it allows it to float. In case the water enters the cabin we can lean on a pump that will draw the water at a speed of up to 200 liters per minute. ATV Sherman has a 146 hp diesel engine with a tank with capacity for 261 liters, which will give us a performance of up to 650 kilometers. #ATVShaman #SUV #Russia #Vehicles #AbanTech #technology #Innovation #tech #RussianMastodon8x8 #SevereConditions #WaterVehicle #ShamanVehicle #design #WeatherConditions #AbilityFloat #velocity #displacement #Earth #Water #vehicle #DieselEngine #car #Radio #telecommunications #AirConditioner #GPS
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A submarine and floating tunnel: The surprising proposal to reduce travel times. The National Roads Authority in Norway is presenting an ambitious project would be the first in the world, which would consist of installing two underwater tunnels that would be connected to pontoons located along the surface, these pontoons remain stable tunnels and not interfere with the passage of vessels also be considered that reinforce each tunnel at the bottom of the fjord to give greater stability. The tunnels would be submerged to about 30.5 meters from the surface and each would be the wide enough to accommodate two lanes, it is proposed to have two tunnels, one for traffic in each direction, and its leaders mentioned to drive through them would very similar experience to travel underwater tunnels where Norway has 35 of them. In theory, these tunnels will reduce the journey of 22 hours on the road in Sognefjord within 11 hours. To carry out this project has a budget of 25,000 million dollars and is estimated to have them ready for the year 2035, but not before making relevant analyzes showing the possible risks of having a structure of this type to streams, and to remember that it would be the first tunnel of this kind, however the money is designed to reduce trips between fjords, so if that is not practicable may be used for other proposals. #submarineFloating #submarine #Russia #Navy #Russian #Sweden #nuclear #SharkWeek #India #yellow #sea #ocean
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Graphene patches: to treat diabetes, goodbye to needles. Approximately 9% of adults worldwide have diabetes. That is, 9% of the world population has to be punctured finger several times a day to measure their glucose levels. Doing so is painful, tired and often logistically difficult; It does not have major health consequences in the long term (more than one and a half million diabetics die each year from such complications). This has meant that, for years, researchers have been looking for better techniques for controlling glucose. A South Korean group led by Kim Dae-Hyeong, just published in Nature Nanotechnology have created a patch of graphene that can not only monitor the blood sugar level, but administering treatment as necessary. Finally, graphene gives us good news. Although we all know because graphene is the 'material of the future' (strong and flexible as none), the truth is that certain properties have made use features to detect changes in glucose levels difficult. Therefore, the device of Korean researchers also uses a gold mesh surrounding the star material. Once set, the device captures the sweat on the skin and sensors in real time studying changes in the pH and temperature of sweat; things that indicate a high level of sugar. These readings are transmitted wirelessly to the mobile device to allow permanent control. By detecting high levels of sugar, the patch exposes a microneedles that release metformin (a drug used antidiabetic) in the skin. According to initial tests, the enforcement mechanism is so subtle that users are not even to notice. Unquestionably, these devices radically change our way of treating diabetes. We must not forget that chronic diseases are baited with those who have less resources and opportunities (80% of deaths are concentrated in poor countries and lower classes). Simplifying the process control and treatment of these diseases perhaps we can prevent diabetes by 2030 is the seventh leading cause of death in the world, such as WHO predicts. #GraphenePatches #diabetes #Medicine #Health #glucose #South #Nanotechnology #sugarLevel #graphene #PHsweat #WHO #OMS,#temperatureSweat #mobileDevice #Korean #transmitted #wirelessly
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Micra pacemaker: the smallest pacemaker in the world has been approved for mass sale. In late 2013, the company Medtronic showed a device that could revolutionize the lives of patients with heart rhythm disorders. The device was known as Micra and was listed as "the world's smallest pacemaker," which among its benefits, besides being extremely small, did not require surgery for implantation. Now just over two years after announcing Micra has been approved by the FDA in the United States, so its sales will begin in the coming weeks for all patients requiring a pacemaker, but certainly the most important, is which it will be covered by most health insurance plans in the country. Micra is an amazing solution using transcatheter technology, so no surgery, open for implantation heart, this is done by injecting a tube 105cm in the vein of the patient's groin and installing the device will stay in the right ventricle. This will prevent the use of cables and possible infections in the surrounding tissue, because Micra has only 24 millimeters long and remains hooked by heart small teeth, emitting at all times electrical impulses to keep the heart beating, besides being able to adjust these depending on patient activity impulses. Its battery offers a range of up to 10 years and the first tests made to a group of 719 patients, 98% underwent right heart rate and only 7% had major complications after a few months, and it is thanks to these good results , which it received FDA approval. Because Micra is implanted near the lower chamber of the heart, it can not be used in patients who need stimulation in both the lower chamber and the upper, plus they can not be used in people who already have implanted another device, or well, have problems of obesity. #chipEpileptic #epileptic #marijuana #epilepsy #cannabis #cbd #seizures #MME #Missing #HelpDaisy #Clophill #Bedfordshire
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Graphene amazing material and with a laser can now create objects in 3D. This is a great year for graphene researchers, who continue to identify amazing new applications for this material. And now, a new laser technique could help unlock the full potential for real-world application, using it to create 3D objects. Graphene is an impressively versatile material, with applications ranging from cancer detection to conducting electricity and creating smart sensors. However, for these applications to be practical in the real world, it is necessary for scientists to find a way to convert graphene to a three-dimensional shape. Researchers from Finland and Taiwan have discovered a way to "forge" graphene into three-dimensional objects, using a focused laser beam. As proof of concept, they showed how lasers could create a 3D pyramid of graphene. To achieve this result, a laser focuses on a point on a 2D graphene network, which radiates that part of the structure and causes it to swell. The 3D pyramid that the team created is only 60 nm high (small enough to fit into a single strand of human hair), but is still 200 times higher than a graphene sheet. "This changes the electronic and optical properties of graphene, opening up a new way of adapting them with a very simple method," Professor Mika Pettersson, who led the research team at the Nanoscience Center at Jyvaskyla University, told Digital Trends. "This changes how graphene devices can be designed and manufactured. As an important aspect, the properties can be adapted locally, but still maintain the integrity of the carbon network. Ultimately, the vision is to manufacture functional devices with the method of laser writing.
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Oticon Opn: This instrument evolves IoT device with internet access and support IFTTT. For several decades the endaural or-ear hearing instrument is a device widely used by people with hearing weaknesses and even deafness, but it's funny how over the years the design and operation has remained almost intact, with slight improvements to a decrease in size and better sound amplification, but it is basically the same device. Now the London-based company Oticon has taken this design and adapted it new elements to make it all a connected device, a device that not only help with hearing people, but also alert to possible dangers through recipes based on IFTTT thanks to your Internet connection. OPN is a hearing aid equipped with technology TwinLink, developed by Oticon, which will have the same battery life without sacrificing size, but with WiFi connectivity, which will serve to set up alerts and notifications easily automated using recipes Steam's summer or connections direct IoT devices. By making this setting, the user can know when someone is ringing the bell, detect movements from a security camera, if the baby monitor is activated when a smoke alarm is ringing, when you get a notification to the smartphone, and even may answer calls right from the headset, as well as many other tasks depending on the needs. Another important in this hearing OPN improvement is that it has an electronic microphone capable of analyzing the sound up to 100 times per second according to its creators, which allow the person to identify the sources of sound, eliminating background noise so you can continue conversations between several people even in noisy places. Oticon has not mentioned so far price or availability, nor the full specifications of this hearing are known, something that could help us understand how all tasks that promises to work, so I just stayed with what he says the company expects to have more information. #OticonOpn #OpenSoundNavigator #audpeeps #oticon #hearingaids #Toronto #timeforabeer #SpeechGuardE #pluspower #NewHorizons #medicine #Louisvillehearingcenters #kundeogco #IoT
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LiFi: The new Internet connection, safer networks and dizzying speeds. LiFi is the latest commercial name of an optical communications technology that has been investigating for more than 100 years and consists of transmitting data at frequencies between 400 and 800 THz. It aims to be able to transmit information with conventional lighting elements such as light bulbs and LEDs at the same time as it illuminates, or not, a room, and adding only a few cheap and easy to manufacture elements to the current bulbs. It requires a modulator in the transmitting part that will turn off and on the light source very quickly imperceptibly for the users, thus creating the zeros and binaries, and a photodiode in the reception part, for example in the mobile, tablet or laptop Which picks up the changes of light and passes them back to the electric domain. The first versions used fluorescent lamps that reached speeds of a few Kbps. Later LEDs were started, capable of being turned off and on faster, with more power, multiplying the final speeds. In 2011 Professor Harald Haas of the University of Edinburgh showed the first device he called LiFi transmitting at 10 Mbps. Later he began to speculate with speeds of up to 500 Mbps and later the Fraunhofer Institute of Berlin showed his advances indicating that they could reach 800 Mbps. Finally, the research continues with proposals that want to reach the 15 Gbps 1.88 GBps as they optimize the operation of both the sending and the receiving. #Bulbs #LiFi #wifi #Internet #IoT #tech #iphone #AbanTech #fotboltinet #Communications # MWC2017 #LiFi #LocalNetworks #evolution #technology #OpticalCommunications #LiFiNetworksSpeeds #LED #Modulator #home #connectivity #FraunhoferInstituteOfBerlin #BarcelonaCongress #HaraldBurchardt #PureLiFi #USB #LiFiXSystem #networking
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Forest city: China is building the first "forest city" of 40,000 trees to combat air pollution. The country has been leading the way in "green living" in recent years, with the government announcing that it had completed the construction of the world's largest floating solar farm. Now, in an attempt to curb the production of toxic gases, the country continues to pave the way so to speak) with the construction of one of the first forest cities in the world. Designed by Stefano Boeri, which you might remember also designed two "vertical skyscraper forests", the city is currently being built in Liuzhou, Guangxi province. Once completed, the new city will receive 30,000 people and, thanks to the abundance of trees and plants, will absorb almost 10,000 tons of CO2, 57 tons of pollutants per year and produce approximately 900 tons of oxygen per year. The city will reach these figures quite impressive thanks to approximately one million plants of more than 100 species, as well as 40,000 trees planted in facades on almost every imaginable surface. The new Liuzhou Forest City will connect to the existing Liuzhou through a series of services of fast train and electric cars; There will also be several schools and two hospitals. There are also plans to make the city self-sustainable in terms of power, thanks to geothermal and solar energy resources. #Forestcity #ForestcityChina #greenliving #verticalskyscraperforests #Abantech #LiuzhouForestcity
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Iceland massive holes causes by violent volcanic eruption open up in glacier. Giant holes, some as much as 1,300 feet wide, have opened up in Iceland’s largest glacier, the result of geothermal heat waves caused by volcanic eruptions. Following fierce activity near the Vatnajökull glacier between 2014 and 2015, seismic eruptions have changed the landscape of the region in its entirety, leading to increased temperatures from the earth. Geologist Magnús Tumi Gudmundsson told the Icelandic news agency RUV that the waves of heat energy emanating from the volcanic rock below had melted through ice hundreds of feet thick, forming the remarkable holes known as calderas. The creation of the giant holes means that the ground beneath the glacier has been left exposed for the first time in hundreds or thousands of years, since the glacier itself was formed. In the wake of the recent volcanic eruptions in the area, known as Bárdarbunga, Gudmundsson has warned authorities and researchers of the need to be vigilant against the creation of any more calderas, which raise the likelihood of a glacial flood. These floods, known by their Icelandic name (jökulhlaup), occur when the dam that contains a glacial lake fails. They can occur simply as the result of a buildup in pressure but are more likely to be caused by a volcanic eruption or earthquake. In 2010, the second eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull from a glacier-covered vent caused the emergency evacuation of 800 people living in the flood zone. The glacial melt raised local river levels by as much as 10 feet and caused the closure of major roads. The Vatnajökull icecap is the second largest glacier in Europe. It covers some 8 percent of Iceland, running over the top of several volcanos. Over the years, seismic activity has led to a series of glacial floods in the area. Calderas, when they do not appear through melted glacial ice, form from collapsed volcanoes. The massive craters are created when huge volcanic explosions blow out the sides of the volcano, or the surface rock falls into an empty magma chamber. The eruption of a supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park formed a caldera about 50 miles across that lies beneath most of the park itself. Yellowstone is a hot spot for geothermal and seismic activity.
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Microsoft just put a data center under water. Microsoft just finished a three-month experiment operating an underwater data center. A server rack with the power of about 300 PCs was placed into a water-tight steel cylinder and lowered into the ocean off the coast of central California. The wacky experiment was launched because current data centers are woefully inefficient. They're built where energy and land are cheap (not close to where people actually live). And they waste so much energy cooling their massive computers. The ocean can solve those problems. Ocean currents can produce enough energy to power the sub-sea data centers. The cold ocean floor sufficiently cools the computing components inside the pod. And since most people live near the ocean, placing data centers under water could potentially increase the speed at which customers could access the information stored in Microsoft's cloud. The experiment was so successful that Microsoft operated the underwater data center for 75 days longer than it had planned to. It even began running actual customers' workloads on it, according to Peter Lee, corporate vice president of Microsoft Research NExT. Microsoft has since fished the experimental data center out of the water for analysis. The next step is to get a larger pod, with about four times the computing power, under the ocean for testing. Unlike the first experiment, the next pod will also be equipped with turbines, which will convert the ocean's currents into electricity. It's not clear when, if ever, underwater data centers will become a viable product. But Microsoft is determined to try by taking small, incremental steps forward. "Our first experiment was like dipping our pinkie toe in the water, and now we're going for the big toe," Lee said... #Microsoft #tech #Windows #Windows10 #WindowsPhone #Xbox #Apps #Technology #XboxOne #Apple #WindowsOS
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Scientists in Argentina have found the remains of a giant carnivorous marine reptile, or plesiosaur, that lived 150 million years ago in Antarctica. The four-finned reptile, which measured up to 12m long, dates from the late Jurassic period and is the most ancient creature ever discovered on the continent. Soledad Cavalli, a paleontologist at Argentina's National Scientific and Technical Research Council, said: "At this site, you can find a great diversity of fish, ammonites, some bivalves, but we did not expect to find such an ancient plesiosaur." The "surprising" discovery has never been documented, according to a statement from the National University of La Matanza, near Buenos Aires. "The discovery is pretty extraordinary, because the rock types at the site weren't thought conducive to the preservation of bones, like the vertebrae of this marine reptile," Cavalli said. The discovery site was a two-hour helicopter journey from Argentina's Marambio Base on the tip of Antarctica, with the researchers set to continue their work in January, during the southern hemisphere's summer. Marcelo Reguero of the Argentine Antarctic Institute (IAA) added that Antarctica was at the time part of the Gondwana continent, which also included Australia, New Zealand, India, Madagascar, Africa and South America, before continental drift pushed them apart.
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3D solar towers: would be the solution to the low efficiency solar panels. Developments around the use of renewable energy continues, the reduction in the cost of photovoltaic cells, allowing more users to adopt the use of solar panels for home and thus reduce the electricity bill. Solar panels, despite being one of the most viable for the average user options are not the most efficient, as its flat design limits its efficiency at times of peak intensity of sunlight, but this could change in the future thanks to a new project at MIT that eliminates panels and 3D transforms towers. MIT researchers have developed the first 3D solar towers with a housing made of a 3D printer, which have adapted small solar panels on two of its faces structure, this with the idea of adapting to the path of the sun and thus have greater efficiency, its creators state that would be an increase of up to 20 times more solar energy, since practically be receiving sunlight throughout the day. An attractive point within these towers, is that it is printed 3D structures at the nanoscale that could be behind the panels, so there would be an obstruction and receiving sunlight is better spent. On the other hand, to solve the orientation of the towers that are always pointing in the right direction, the base would have a motor connected to a system of algorithms, which will make the tower rotate depending on the latitude and season of the year where it has been installed... #3DsolarTowers #SolarTowers #WaveEnergy2015 #renewableenergy
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City of Champions Stadium: City of Los Angeles will have spectacular new stadium in 2019. Finally after many proposals, debates, insults and rumors, it's official, the winning proposal for the new stadium in the city of Los Angeles, will be proposed by the Rams team in 2014 for the area of Inglewood, beating the proposal Raiders Carson. The stadium, known so far under the provisional name "City of Champions Stadium ', will be located in Inglewood in the southwest of Los Angeles, which is located old Hollywood Park Racetrack until 2013. The stadium will be part of a large entertainment and shopping complex of more than 121 hectares, which will include hotels, residential spaces, shops, restaurants, theaters, entertainment venues for children and youth, as well as the new headquarters of the NFL and TV studios NFL Networks. The complex will be equipped with the latest technology, such as charging stations for electric cars, rain collection stations, recycling plants and waste water treatment, as well as solar cells located throughout the complex, which is responsible for obtaining all the energy needed to light overnight, since the idea is that the whole complex is operated at 85% renewable energy ... Of course it will be equipped with free WiFi connection to gigabit speeds, using similar devices released in New York. The ability to regular season games will be 70,000 spectators, but may be extended postseason to 80,000. It is also intended for mass events such as concerts and Super Bowls, where the maximum capacity will be 100,000 spectators, this thanks to its modular design. The roof of the stadium will feature colorful LED lights, which provide the ability to display images and information abroad. Inside the stadium is planned to install a circular double-sided OLED, where rumor has it that LG will be in charge of developing a big screen.
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Neuroprotetic interface spinal brain: brain implants. Spinal cord injuries are undoubtedly the most dangerous that we can face, since the nerves in this area do not have the capacity for regeneration as happens in the rest of the body, so an injury in this area could represent from the loss of Mobility in one limb, to a joint paralysis of the four limbs. Now for the first time in history it seems that we are facing an opportunity to heal spinal cord injuries, as a group of researchers from China, Europe and the United States have developed a technique that has already been successfully tested on two monkeys with paralysis , This by means of a system that has been christened the neuroproteic interface of the spinal brain. For years, we have been working on finding an efficient method to connect the brain to spinal nerves that control muscle movement after injury, but attempts have been made in complex solutions that require large connected computers and even prostheses with one Lots of cables, but in the end no solution has managed to restore the independent movement that the patient had before the injury. This new development consists of a small brain implant wireless brain-computer interface or BCI capable of receiving all the signals that originate in the cerebral cortex, and that are responsible for sending orders for muscle movement. The interesting thing about this solution is that the implant is able to transmit the signals wirelessly to implants installed in the spine and that are paired with the BCI. The first tests were carried out on two monkeys with lesions that did not allow mobility in one of the hind legs, where the BCI was installed by means of electrodes in the motor cortex of the animals, making it protrude a little over their heads. Here the BCI was able to record the basic signals of the brain to send them to the spinal implants, a task that was done practically without any delay and without the need for cables. One of the monkeys regained mobility within six days, while the other did so within two weeks. #BrainImplants #Brain #mobility #Health #Abantech #SpinalCord #MedicineHealth #NeuroproteticInterface #SpinalBrain #science #technology #EfficientMethod #patient #MuscleMovement #ComputerInterfaceBCI
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Toyota Corolla 2018 and 2019: renovated new electronic systems LED lights and lots of technology. Toyota renewed the Corolla The changes of the model are varied and begin with aesthetics, the first thing that draws attention in the images. The most important innovations are in the front, sector that received brand new grill, bumpers and optics, which can count on LED lights. The exterior renovation is completed with new rear lights, with LED lights and a chrome plated, and with the new alloy wheels with 17 inches and diamonds in some versions. Sports style called XRS, which had been available in the previous generation. It differs from the rest of the range by the presence of front, side and rear skirts, as well as a rear spoiler and a chrome exhaust. The 1.8-liter VVT-i twin-engine engine with 139 hp and 174 Nm of torque, which is currently sold locally at 140 hp, in addition to the 2.0 VVT-i dual with 143 hp and 190 Nm. On the other hand, the gearboxes are the two known: manual with six gears and automatic CVT with seven speeds. The Corolla is also evolved in the interior, where it has a new multimedia center with 7 "screen similar to the Hilux and SW4, brand new automatic climate control of one or two zones, renewed instrument panel and new shaped side air vents circular. The mechanics also includes a new calibration of the front and rear shock absorbers and a clearance of the body from the ground that has been increased by 5 millimeters. The Corolla 2018 is also notable for having incorporated electronic stability and traction control systems, which are present in all versions, which also have help on slopes and seven front airbags, side curtain and driver knees .
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New York metro WiFi: as it prepares for its new metro WiFi, USB ports and digital displays. Discretely New York is becoming a state with smart cities when nobody expected it, because the last couple of years have launched aggressive initiatives to modernize the metropolis, this through the implementation of "smart" buildings, free public WiFi modules with gigabit speed, future dumpsters with WiFi as well as the adoption of e-books for schools statewide. Following this trend, the government of New York is announcing an exciting new plan to modernize the city subway, covering both stations and carriages, which means a deserved upgrade to one of the transport systems most commonly used in the world, which in turn, is also one of the most neglected. Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York, has announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will receive a budget of 27,000 million dollars, which will serve to start up a plan of five years for the renewal of the system city subway. This renovation consists of 1,025 new cars, digital displays with mobile connections that will inform details of the routes in real time, better safety features, illuminated by LEDs and deploying WiFi and USB connection for this both new cars and for seasons. These new wagons equating real-time locating system, which will report its location via a mobile application to any person, or will be available through the screens of the seasons; you are also screens will be placed inside the car, which will be used to implement a new system of mobile advertising, plus it will be informative. The cars will also feature a new design with wider doors to allow people in and out in less time, plus they have a "free" design from start to finish so that users can be distributed throughout the car. In the coming days will start with the renovation of three seasons in Manhattan, where the plan is to modernize 31 stations in the metropolitan area before the end of the year, from 2017 start with upgrading the remaining 170 stations will have a new standard unified design, where the architectural legacy of each is respected. This project joins the city initiative to update and make safer transportation systems, which together with the recent launch of the new generation of buses with WiFi in Queens, the plan is that by 2020 the entire system transportation has a new face. #NewYorkMetroWiFi #NewYork #MetroWiFi #SuperfastWireless #CityCentreWiFi #WiFi #metro #LEDlights #SmartCity #PublicTransportation #Vehicles
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Bicycle Bottle System: This amazing bottle becomes moist air into drinking water. Retezár Kristof is a designer who has created a unique bottle: exploiting the principle of condensation of moisture from the air to produce drinking water in any environment. Of course the amount of water produced depends on factors such as humidity or temperature water. The device is powered by solar energy and comprises a capacitor which functions as a refrigerator-connected to a series of hydrophobic surfaces water repellent. This bottle can produce half a liter of water in an hour under ideal conditions. According Retezár if ila temperature is between 30 and 40 degrees Celsius and the humidity is between 80 and 90 percent will be in the best position to generate drinking water, but in reality there is always a certain percentage of moisture in the atmosphere as well the bottle might work even in the desert. The prototype includes a filter to prevent dust or insects in the water, but so far no pollutants are filtered. In this sense Retezár is already posing a version with a filter that will avoid that problem ... #bicycle #bike #cycling #sougofollow #photography #mtb #photo #travel #cycle #BicycleBottleSystem #BicycleBottle #System
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Wikkelhouse: sustainable house can be made of cardboard. It is an idea of the firm Fiction Factory which has shaped in reality an idea so striking as novel that responds to the name of Wikkelhouse. We distinguish house next to the Dutch word wikkel which comes to mean wrapping. In short it would be something like house wrapped. And with these two terms we can already guess where the shots go. And it is that we are before a house created with ecological materials carton of which they affirm is up to one third more sustainable than a traditional dwelling. Its creators affirm that yes, that it is an ecologically efficient solution and also solid, since it has a useful life of up to 100 years. For the construction of the Wikkelhouse has used a process that brings together different modules created from carton layers 24 layers in total that are pasted between them to provide consistency and resistance using an ecological adhesive. These layers are coated to achieve an insulation of the elements water, cold, sun of a compound based on a vegetable oil and are mounted on a base of wood that elevates and insets the terrain to avoid contact with the surface. These are models with a weight of about 6 tons that are easily installable and offers dimensions of almost 1.5 meters deep, 3.5 meters high and 4.6 meters wide, modules that as units Can be grouped together to form larger structures. This is a house designed for those places where either can not build or require fast and easily removable facilities that in turn can be integrated into the environment. #Wikkelhouse #AbanTech #technology #Design #architecture #ecology #art #VegetableOil #TraditionalDwelling #EcologicalSticker #sustainability #design
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In an incredible finding, scientists have caught the rare frilled shark, which dates back 80 million years to the ‘age of the dinosaurs’ and is one of the oldest living species today. Scientists from the Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere captured the male fish while working on a project to minimise unwanted catches in commercial fishing. According to the researchers, the frilled shark measured 1.5 metres long, and was caught at a depth of 700 metres. It was captured at a depth of 2,300 feet off the resort of Portimao in Portugal. The prehistoric predator has a long, snake-like body and around 300 teeth. According to the scientists, the specie is “little known in terms of its biology or environment” because of the fact that it lives at depths that are rarely ventured to by humans. Speaking to Sic Noticias, Professor Margarida Castro, a researcher form the University of the Algarve explained that the shark gets its name from the frilled arrangement of its 300 teeth, 'which allows it to trap squid, fish and other sharks in sudden lunges'. These sharks are members of the some of the most ancient groups of sharks that are known for having extra grills, eyes on the side of their heads and spineless backfins. This isn't the first time that a frilled shark has been caught. Last December, a fisherman called Roman Fedortsov uploaded a picture to Twitter of a frilled shark he caught in Russia.
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Samsung smart contact lenses: with built-in camera is at this point the new Samsung patent. It has come to light interesting patent That tells of a lens with built-in camera That would be developed by Samsung. This week, the patent office in South Korea will just give Samsung a patent That is called "method of manufacture and operation of smart contact lenses for augmented reality" Which Summarized is a pair of lenses That Would Have a screen, a camera, antenna and various sensors. The sensors would be responsible for detecting movement of the eye and eyelid, This would serve as an input method for activating features, for example, only take pictures flashing Could or activate the screen to see what They are related to our eyes seeing content. Although the screen of the lens would project images Directly into the eye, we need to be connected to another device That would serve as a platform for content That is transmitted to the lens, In This case a smartphone, Which would be responsible to process all the information. Interestingly this is not something new, it has-been Reported That Samsung has-been working on This project since 2014, so it Might even match the trademark "Gear Blink" presented the same year, a brand That Is Currently registered in Korea and the United States. So far it is unknown When We Could See These lenses on the market, or if it ever will see, and to remember That a patent does not guarantee That we will see a product With These características, however, is very attractive to Have a accessory Such as it would be an interesting evolution to the notion That Google filed with glass. #Samsung #SamsungSmartContactLenses #sunglasses #contacts #circlelenses##SamsungContactLenses #SmartContactLenses #contactlenses #freshlook #Halloween #eyecare #circlelens #glasses #eyes #vision
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Watly: would bring potable water, energy and internet services to remote areas. Watly is a project born in Barcelona with the Italian businessman Marco Attisani, who with a team of several people from around the world have worked since 2013 in what they call "the first thermodynamic computer that runs on solar energy in the world, "which would be able to provide clean water, electricity and internet. Watly has brought together more than 22 million dollars in investment since 2013, they have earned various awards where Horizon 2020 stands sponsored by the European Commission, and last year managed to jump-start version 2.0 of its device in Ghana , this after a successful campaign in Indiegogo. Version 2.0 has been operating since 2015 in the small village of Abenta in Ghana, which supplies drinking water, electricity and 3G connection about 750 people. But the company aspires to more, for it is already in the planning stage Watly version 3.0, which would increase the size and capabilities, with the aim of reaching communities that exceed the 3000 inhabitants. Version 3.0 increase its size to 40 meters long, 15 meters wide and have a close to 15 tons weight. But how does it work? 40 use photovoltaic panels on top of the structure capable of generating up to 70 kWh per day, which would be available through outlets and portable battery chargers. This energy also serve to purify waste water or seawater by a process vapor compression distillation, which removes process pathogens, salt residues, heavy metals and inorganics. This system would be able to purify up to 5,000 liters of water per day and life expectancy is estimated to be 15 years plus its maintenance would be minimal. Also comprise a system to connect via satellite or 3G or 4G antennas, this to provide an internet connection with a radius of 500 meters, which would both know the status of the device remotely and to keep informed and connected to the community. Therefore, they have launched a new campaign Indiegogo funding will serve to raise new funds, which will help build Watly 3.0 in order to be presented in September 2016 in Barcelona. #Watly #TRESemmé #SanBenedetto #Perrier
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The so-called “right-sized” prefab design comes in at a comfortable 760 square feet, with smart home trimmings from head to toe. Flex House, presented by Green Builder Media, is the second and newest concept from California-based modular housing company Shelter Dynamics. From the outset, the curved roofline suggests that this efficiency-focused design doesn’t skimp on the architectural details that might charm buyers of traditional houses. Inside, pale floors and walls are garnished by arched doorways, recessed lighting, plus built-in seating and storage. Upon entry, you’ll find two living areas: a main living room to the left, and a nook to the right, which leads to a bonus “niche” space before you get to the kitchen. In the kitchen, two windows bring in light, while 24’’ Bosch appliances make the most of the space. All the cabinets in the model home are from Ikea. Of course, the Flex House wouldn’t be the Flex House without its full suite of smart home integrations and sustainability-minded fixtures. These include: a Nexus eWater greywater recycling system, Rachio WaterSense smart irrigation controller that optimizes water use based on weather data, Sylvania smart lighting, Lutron smart shades, Wemo smart plugs, Sensi smart thermostat, and Kwikset smart lock. And all of this is integrated with the smart assistant Amazon Alexa, which can be controlled by voice or app.
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#Abantech Paper battery: portable bio-battery, activated with saliva to generate energy. Although we hope to never live in a world where our co-workers end up spitting frantically on their phones to recharge them, new research from Binghamton University, part of New York State University, suggests that someday that might be The perfect solution. A team of members of the Department of Informatics and Electricity of that institution have developed a next step in microbial fuel cells (MFC): a battery of paper that is activated with saliva. "We have developed a disposable, easy-to-use and portable bio-battery that can generate energy from bacterial metabolism," Professor Sean Choi told Digital Trends. "This battery is ready to work with human body fluids such as saliva for power generation for other low-power disposable applications such as biosensors." The battery includes specialized bacterial cells, called exoelectrógenos, that have the capacity to collect the electrons externally and to move them towards the external electrode, explained Choi, saying that "for the long-term storage, the bacterial cells are lyophilized until the moment of Use them. " This technology could be extremely useful in certain extreme contexts. The battery can be used even in challenging environmental conditions such as desert areas. All you need is organic matter - like saliva - to rehydrate and activate lyophilized cells. This is not the first time it has been written about the use of saliva or sweat in technology. Earlier we had seen applications for phones designed to monitor health and diagnose infections through small samples of saliva. We even talked about a similar job that intended to load a smart watch with the sweat of the user. In the case of this project, currently produced bacterial electricity is not strong enough to power a telephone. The test by the team showed that it can achieve a power density of several microwatts per square centimeter, which means that you can now turn on an LED light with a single drop of saliva, but that does not mean that the technology does not expand in the future.
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Nasa Sky View: apps to explore the constellations and planets with your Android. Apps for Android so you can explore the sky and know all the constellations and planets around us. Sky View: is one of the most popular apps to explore the sky, and also one of the most complete. It works by augmented reality to only have to point your phone at the sky and to learn more about the constellations or planets nearby. If you do not want to use the camera because you're not outdoors, you can also explore space moving mobile. It also has a mode of time machine to see what it was like heaven or how it will be on a specific date and has night mode to make it more comfortable for the eyes. Star Walk 2: is another option available on Google Play and as SkyView also allows you to locate constellations pointing the phone in the direction you want, but if you do not want to get dizzy can also move simply sliding the finger and zoom with habitual gesture. The advantage of Star Walk is offering a very polished interface and graphics three-dimensional Star Map lets you navigate through space through the screen of your mobile phone, it is much richer in features, although there are payment options like the map comets and even warns when meteor showers like the Perseides. NASA App: If you like everything about astronomy, the official NASA app can not miss on your smartphone. The interface needs a facelift, but the content does not disappoint and is also constantly updated, so every day you will see new images and news to read. Section image is one of the most consulted, especially the picture of the day from NASA, which also can be set as wallpaper. Night Sky: is another application that lets you know the name of all the stars and constellations by just moving your phone, but also Night Sky tells you when is the right time to look at the stars, not mobile, but with your own eyes . Night Sky Tools: If you're looking for is a more detailed application, Night Sky Tools is a very interesting option. Besides allowing us navigate the sky and the names of the stars, this app also offers plenty of technical data for experts. Not the best interface and its management could be more intuitive, but it compensates Tools Night Sky with a complete set of tools that provides information about the closest as in this case Perseids rain events. Meteor Shower Calendar: is an app for lovers of meteor showers. we've already said when the Perseids will reach its peak intensity but with this application you can know details of other phenomena. Meteor Shower Calendar: Meteors classified as intensity and displays them in a kind of timeline so you know which you can see. You can also be set notifications to alert you when there are meteor showers and can see the weather forecast. #apps #iphone #android #iOS #technology #Mobile #tech #SPACE #AbanTech #NASA #GooglePlay #applications #app #StarMap #NightSky
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Sunway TaihuLight: The new world's fastest supercomputer is Chinese. Today is the thing of special computers, if a few minutes ago we taught them the micro with more cores inside, now it is the turn to more powerful system, created in China to dethrone countryman as Tianhe-2. The new supercomputer by the name of Sunway TaihuLight, and is the most capable on the planet, if we pay attention to the list of TOP500 people mounted. The most striking aspect may be that it is 100% 'Made in China', with what this means in a war that practically just arrived. It is also important to know that the United States vetoed the export of high-performance processors to China. Yes, the whole system has been built using processors designed and created in the country, they have decided not select anything that was conceived in the United States, or elsewhere on the planet. The architecture is not based on anything previously known. With its artillery get offer processing power of 93 petaflops, which is five times more than the US most powerful model - more powerful third -, and two to three times more efficient than Tianhe-2 (based on Intel processors). Sunway has 10,650,600 TaihuLight cores within 40,960 processors. In the main American machine there are 560,000 chips. Chinese supercomputer uses SW26010 processors that have been created by the Shanghai High Performance IC Design Centre. It is not only the most powerful, also helps increase the number of systems of this type are installed in China: 167. The United States is nearly tied that number with 165, so there is also an important race to qualify as the nation with more units. Most striking, according to the University of Tennessee, it is that there was a single supercomputer in 2001 on Chinese soil and in just over a decade have given back to the tortilla. The initial idea seems that it was upgrading the Tianhe-2, but with blocking export from the United States, decided it had to accelerate its '863', which promotes the development of systems with technology developed in China. It is crucial to have control over systems that will work on national security, or very important scientific research. #computer #TaihuLight #supercomputer #tech #Sunway
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Source solar panel: Generates drinking water instead of electricity. The shortage of potable water is today one of the most important problems on our planet, which affects mainly to remote areas and developing countries, which in turn causes bad conditions of hygiene and health, as well as a Significant impact on the quality of life of people. Source is a solar panel created by startup Zero Mass Water that aims to extract moisture from the air to condense it to provide drinking water. Cody Friesen, an engineering professor at Arizona State University, is the head of Zero Mass Water and responsible for the development of Souce, which is born from a very simple principle in nature, that we all own the air that We breathe, however, almost nobody is of the water that drinks. Friesen mentions that anyone with air conditioning is able to draw water from the air, so there is no magic. To understand the operation of Source just imagine a salt shaker with grains of rice, which are able to absorb moisture to keep the salt dry, and this consists of this solar panel. Source has a material that acts as if it were those grains of rice, only here the moisture is extracted from the air. All the extracted water is purified by filters, in addition to adding calcium and magnesium to match the taste and pH of the bottled water. This panel is capable of generating up to 5 liters of water each day, enough for a family of four according to the company. #Source #Air #water #solar #Abantech #panel #energy #HygieneHealth #electricity #family #SourceSolarPanel #technology #innovation #DrinkingWater #Health #pH #renewableenergy #greenenergy
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Huge Pipe futuristic: purify sea water with solar energy. In the coming years we will be facing a crisis due to the scarcity of drinking water, this has led to several countries and companies are trying to implement new developments to help mitigate these problems. The state of California is one of the most active on this issue, launching various calls for companies believe related to clean energy generation and purification of water for human consumption methods. Now as part of the 2016 edition of the contest LAGI Land Art Generator Initiative, they are revealing the finalists who would receive support to realize your project. Hence the case of The Pipe, a large silver tube will be able to desalinate water stands. Since 2008 the objective of LAGI has been to create sustainable solutions that in turn improve the urban landscape, which has become a challenge, since it must not only be functional but also visually appealing and bring something to the environment of cities, as if it were a permanent art installation. One of the finalists of the edition 2016 of the contest is The Pipe, a project created by Canadians Khalili Engineers, specialists in processing plants for food industries, beverage and packaging, consisting of a like structure tube will be manufactured silver and aluminum. #infinitefireinc #ThePipe #California #Solar #AbanTech #technology #LAGI2106 #SantaMonica #Atlantic #SolarEnergy
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Exoskeleton Indego: robotic exoskeleton that provides mobility to people with disabilities. Indego is a project that has more than 10 years of development, which consists of a robotic exoskeleton that provides mobility to people with disabilities that prevent them from moving your legs. Its creators requested approval from the Food and Administration (FDA) in 2012, and have finally received a positive response. After some modifications and additional applications, the exoskeleton Indego has received approval from the FDA, which puts it as an endorsed for clinical and personal use device, allowing it goes on sale in the United States and some countries supported the FDA standards. This exoskeleton is second in the world to have the FDA approval, however everything indicates that this will be the first to be marketed. Its functions provides a rigid support attached to the hips, knees and feet, all through a medium that is placed around the torso. Has a pair of programmed computer and powered by rechargeable batteries electric motors, which allow the user to be displaceable as a kind of Segway, that is, if the person bends forward or backward, the exoskeleton forward or Step back, just as if the person leans back for a while, the device will help you sit. Indego has a weight of just 11.79 kilograms, one of the most currently light, its creators think put on sale in the coming weeks for an estimated retail price of $ 80,000. But that's not all, because thanks to FDA approval, are fighting for insurance companies to cover the total cost of the exoskeleton so that more people can access it, marking a new milestone in this type of device. #mobility #exoskeletons #Health #Technology #RoboticsArtificial #Intelligence #Indego #IndegoExoskeleton #FDA #exoskeletonFDA #UnitedStates #Segway #device
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Is a micro house made from concrete water piping that measures just 2.5 m (8.2 ft) in diameter. Its snug interior features an apartment-style layout suitable for one or two people. Resembling Mexico's Tubohotel, which we covered back in 2011, the OPod was designed with a view to mitigating Hong Kong's housing shortages, which have given rise to the area's infamous "coffin cubicles." Access is gained by a glazed door and inside it comprises a total floorspace of just 100 sq ft (9.29 sq m). A second section of concrete pipe is connected at the rear to provide a kitchenette and small bathroom with shower and toilet. James Law Cybertecture envisions the OPod being installed in urban areas unsuitable for standard construction, such as narrow alleyways between buildings, for example. Multiple units could be stacked atop each other, with simple metal stairways providing access. The firm has made some mockups showing how such a development may take shape. The South China Morning Post reports that each OPod will cost around US$15,000 (not including the cost of land, presumably) and be used to house people temporarily while they await larger longterm accommodation.
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Tipoon compact camper pod: grows to 3 times its size at the push of a button The French aren't the only ones building expandable camping trailers, but they do seem to do it at the highest level. A few years ago, we looked at the telescoping Beauer 3X, and last year it was the feature-packed sCarabane. Now French startup Tipoon has come up with an equally ingenious design, a compact "travel machine" that sits low and hauls gear on the ride and grows up and out at camp, providing standing headroom and space for up to four people. When you first see the Tipoon, it looks almost like an Airstream Basecamp smashed down to a lower height. You might think, you simply crawl inside and lie down, like a Japanese capsule hotel on wheels. But the Tipoon is no lying-room-only camper. It tows at roughly vehicle height, but the moment you get to camp, it expands out into a cozy tiny home. Simply hit the activation button on the remote control, and the large and small side slide-outs emerge like wings before the upper half rises over the entire base to a roof height of 8.4 feet (2.6 m). Inside, the ceiling measures in at 6.2 ft (1.9 m), meaning average-height campers will be able to stand up without crouching. The Tipoon's transformable flexibility doesn't stop when the shell is fully expanded. In the cabin, the raised bed block features a multi-use design with various slide-outs. You can slide out the 42 x 75-in (110 x 190-cm) lower bed to join the 47 x 75-in (120 x 190-cm) fixed upper bed for a four-sleeper interior. The dining table and benches also slide out of the bed block to create the dining area. Finally, you can place the cushions on the upper slide-outs to combine with the fixed upper bed into a 75 x 87-in (190 x 220-cm) oversized king. The small slide-out wall opposite the bed is occupied by a slimline kitchen area with sink, stove and worktop. Tipoon is still finalizing its options sheet but plans to offer a 50-L refrigerator and water heater options. The Tipoon's bathroom area has a shower, sink and a removable toilet stored below the sink. Interestingly, the Tipoon isn't actually a trailer but a pod that sits atop a utility trailer. Its creators recommend using a self-braking trailer with a gross vehicle weight rating of 2,425- or 2,866-lb (1,100- or 1,300-kg), with either a short or long drawbar. This way, when camping season is over, you can store the Tipoon in a garage and still have a trailer for hauling cargo. The Tipoon's length comes in at 13.5 or 14.8 ft (4.1 or 4.5 m), depending upon the size of the drawbar, and is the one measurement that is fixed and not dependent upon open/closed position. The width adjusts between 5.6 ft (1.7 m) when closed and 10.5 ft (3.2 m) when open, while the height adjusts between 5.6 and 8.4 ft (2.6 m). The trailer can also be opened partially for quick access inside, in which case the width is 8.2 ft (2.5 m) and the height is the same as fully open. In addition to the remote controlled expansion system, Tipoon includes a manual crank as backup. Tipoon describes its pod as having an insulated poly-composite monobloc shell construction with a galvanized subframe. It plans to offer the aluminum trim that appears in many of the photos as an option and will also offer other appearance customization options.
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Electronic sensors graphene MWC 2016: this devices can detect our brain activity. Pavilion in Graphene, the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) just presented graphene sensors that takes advantage of all the capabilities of this material to develop devices capable of detecting our brain activity to completely change the interaction between people and computers. Graphene has spent many years as the "material of the future '. In 2013, the European Union funded a program to 2,000 million to research applications in the brain. They were not mistaken, it's a gem for neurosurgery: 150 times stronger than steel, very thin (the thinnest material on the planet), good conductor (250 times faster than silicon) and also biocompatible. few weeks, Fabbro, Scaini, Leon and Vazquez (2016) reported that they had been made capable of connecting electrodes graphene without damaging neurons. Although they are now at the stage of animal research, neurons retained their ability to transmit impulses without showing any side effects. This line of research would improve the quality of life of people suffering from disorders in the electrical conductivity of the brain such as epilepsy and Parkinson's. But we are not there yet. As we said at the MWC, just they presented a graphene-based electronic sensors to detect electrical activity in the brain. The key to these sensors is that they can be applied to a large area and have a very high resolution so you can completely change the way we interact with computers. The devices are based on a matrix of microsensors graphene (about 10 microns x 10 microns) to suit the specific form of the brain surface. Each sensor detects small changes of electrical activity around. #SensorsGraphene #MWC #Graphene #equipment #Medicine #Health #MWC2016 #ICN2 #neurons,
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Mercedes Tesla: teaches electric truck. Tesla, in its second part, speaks to diversify the production of vehicles, beyond cars. The two businesses they want to attack with his electric propulsion is the transport of passengers and freight. The next step would be to introduce autonomous driving technology, but we are already happening curve, here we will stay in the truck development. It turns out that Tesla Motors is not alone in this, indeed, it is competition that is already telling you how it has to be an electric truck, and even taught us with real prototypes. The German company has taught today in Stuttgart to the general public his Mercedes Benz Urban eTruck, a fully electric truck, capable of carrying a total load of 26 tons. As the name anticipates us, it is designed to move large goods within the city. Not not have enough autonomy to be between two nearby villages about 200 kilometers - but its philosophy of use becomes meaningless. The "Fuso Canter E-Cell" technology used in the Urban eTruck will also use smaller trucks, capable of carrying 7 tons. Hermes company is already testing these vehicles. Daimler considers that such a vehicle has to show his hand at some point in the next decade, at least in a widely distributed to consider useful and implemented system. If you beat a Tesla or not in its market, it is another story, but what we have done is to teach a functional prototype, which we can see how the batteries are distributed throughout the vehicle, it becomes a whole andante laboratory that we anticipate what is to come. #electric #urban #Mercedes #AMG #benz #BMW #car #Audi #F1 #MercedesBenz #Ferrari #cars #Tekoop #Autos #cars #car #Automotive #Tesla #TeslaMotors #ElectricTruck #Truck
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Angel Particle: could lead to 100 MILLION times faster computers. The discovery could have huge implications in the world of technology, especially in quantum computers that have the potential to be hundreds of millions of times more powerful than a normal computer. Google's initial tests and the D-Wave Nasa's quantum computer system proved to be astonishing a hundred million times faster than a traditional desktop. Hartmut Nevan, director of engineering at Google, said: "What a D-Wave does in a second would take a conventional computer 10,000 years to do." However, progress in a quantum computer has affected a kind of obstacle - in simple terms the bits carrying the information must be isolated from the noise that has so far been difficult to achieve. But in what is described as "a milestone in the field," physicists have discovered a particle known as Majorana's fermion, which is both matter and anti-matter and could make such computers available to the public in the future next. This is because the information could theoretically be separated into Majorana fermion, which means it could always be kept safe by driving incredibly fast computers. This discovery concludes one of the most intensive searches in fundamental physics, which lasted exactly 80 years. #AngelParticle #AngelParticleComputers #Computers #DWaveNasa #Abantech
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Tomorrow's World: Stephen and Hawking warns that we must leave Earth in the next 100 years. Hawking and his former pupil, Christophe Galfard, will be the hosts of a new documentary program of the British chain Expedition New Earth. Throughout the program they will travel to various parts of the world to reveal how humanity could prepare for life on other planets. The causes are many and varied, warns the famous scientist nuclear war, genetically engineered viruses or global warming pose a future in which mankind will have very difficult to survive on Earth. In the next 100 years, Hawking says, we should leave our planet. The program will be part of a series called Tomorrow's World, which was an entire institution on the BBC for 38 years before being canceled 14 years ago. In this new stage will be a new set of scientists who according to the BBC will make this series of documentaries even better than that first edition of the program. It will be a journey without return to which is added another disturbing problem. #StephenAndHawking #ChristopheGalfard #Abantech #Earth #ExpeditionNewEarth #TomorrowWorld #Tomorrowland #EDM #EDMFamily #edc #madness #festival #NowPlaying #PLUR #Hardwell #ultra
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NASA delays Launch of $ 8.8 Billion James Webb Space Telescope to 2019. The successor to NASA's famed Hubble Space Telescope will not get off the ground next year after all. NASA has pushed the planned launch of the $ 8.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope from October 2018 to the spring of 2019, citing spacecraft-integration issues. "The change in launch timing is not indicative of hardware or technical performance concerns," Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate at the agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C., said in a statement. "Rather, the integration of the various spacecraft elements is taking longer than expected." Such spacecraft is outfitted with a tennis-court-size sunshield to keep the scope in permanent Shadow (The sunshield will launch in a compact configuration, then unfurl to its full size in space.) Testing of the telescope and science instruments is proceeding well at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, agency officials said. bus and sunshield, at a Northrop Grumman facility in Redondo Beach, California, has experienced delays, they added. "Webb's spacecraft and sunshield are larger and more complex than most spacecraft." The combination of some integration activities taking longer than initially planned, such as the installation of more than 100 sunshield membrane release devices, factoring in lessons learned from earlier testing, spans for vibration testing, has meant the integration and testing process is just taking longer, "said Eric Smith, James Webb Space Telescope program director at NASA headquarters, in the same statement. "Considering the investment NASA has made, and the good performance to date, we want to proceed very systematically through these tests to be ready for a spring 2019 launch." James Webb will lift off atop Ariane 5 rocket from the European spaceport near Kourou , in French Guiana. The telescope will eventually make its way to the sun-Earth Lagrange point 2, a gravitationally stable spot about 930,000 miles (1.5 million kilometers) from our planet. Unlike the Earth-orbiting Hubble, James Webb will therefore be too distant for spacewalking astronauts to service and repair.
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Origins of the Irish people, a new study revealed. A new study examining the DNA shows that 4,000 years ago, a huge wave of immigrants came into Ireland from a seemingly unlikely place. The Middle East and the Black Sea region is the origin of immigrants, the study says that according to a report in the Daily Mail. These genetic traits were probably brought from the Black Sea region, which today includes Ukraine, Russia and Georgia. #irishpeople #Right2Water #pints #Ireland #antiausterity #yellowinside #yay #SuperSunday #sunbathing #StPatricksDay #spanishpeople
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HPE The Machine: The supercomputer based on photonics, shows its first prototype with 8TB of memory. Two years ago HP showed the one that today is his most ambitious and important project: 'The Machine'. A project that with the division of the company in late 2015 became part of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), which is in charge of large-scale storage servers and systems, and with which they seek to change everything we know About computers and their electron-based architecture. 'The Machine' bases its use on memory through silicon photonics, which means that the transmission of information by means of electrons is left aside and a reading inside the same memory bank is made without the need for Processors. A few days ago HPE introduced the first functional prototype of 'The Machine' with a view to having the first commercial devices between 2018 and 2019. This first prototype of 'The Machine' used an 8TB configuration of memory (main memory, not storage) and GNU / Linux operating system. In this first demonstration it was shown that with a "base configuration" it is possible to obtain improved execution speeds up to 8,000 times faster than conventional computers, and it can store approximately 30 times the capacity of an average server. The key to this development lies in the use of what has been called 'Memory-Driven Computing architecture', that is, a memory-based architecture, where an important point will be the use of 'memristors', which will allow to retain data Even when they have no energy. Despite the goodness and wonders promised by memristors, this first prototype of The Machine uses conventional DRAM memory, as the technology is not yet ready, so they predict that between 2018 and 2019 we will know the first developments based on memristors, with Making it possible for The Machine to integrate hundreds of terabytes of memory that will make it even more powerful than this first demo. HPE's goal with The Machine is to reach high-end and high-capacity servers, such as Facebook or YouTube, as they are not intended to integrate it, not for the moment, into consumer products. However, this technology will allow a significant growth in fields such as Internet of Things, autonomous cars, smart cities, devices connected to the cloud at all times and with low consumption, as well as in artificial intelligence systems. #HPEDiscover #hpethemachine #HPE #BigData #HPEDiscover #security #cloud #IoT #DevOps #Vertica #MWC16 #Vivit #IT #TheMachine #PersonOfInterest #LightUpTheHalo #Florence #HPDiscover #HPEDiscover #OperationPhilly #LAASpring #walkoff
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Nanomaterial: promises to take your electric car farther and faster. A group of researchers at Northwestern University have developed a material that could accelerate significantly to charge batteries in electric cars, and also help increase their autonomy for these batteries hold off more and more kilometers. In the current electric cars use a complex system of batteries and supercapacitors to provide the necessary power to the vehicle is done, but this new nanomaterial is capable of both, combining these functions in a simple and promising solution. William Dichtel, leader of this research group, explained that the nanomaterial has the ability to store large amounts of electrical energy or charge, like a battery, and also the ability to be loaded and unloaded quickly, as a supercapacitor. The development is based on a relatively new field of research: Covalent Organic Frameworks called, a family of highly resistant polymers having a series of tiny pores that can store energy. They have combined the polymer with a highly conductive material to achieve an alternative to the porous carbon-based electrodes that previously used. The COFs are impressive and very promising structures, but its conductivity is limited. That's the problem we are trying to solve. To modify and add this attribute lacking COFs can use in practice. #nanomaterial #science #nanotechnology #AbanTech #IEEE #Battery #security #organic #CarBatteries #Vehicles #COFs #conductivity #ElectricCars #technology
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Jelly and sponges: first animals what appeared on Earth. A new paper published in Nature Ecology and Evolution suggests that old jellies, not sponges, represent the oldest branch of the family tree of animals. Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Wisconsin Madison who conducted the study are not the first to make this claim, but used an emerging technique to analyze literally hundreds of thousands of genes, showing that comb jellies have The oldest genome of any animal. The researchers say the method could be used to solve other long-standing problems in evolutionary biology, but given the highly interpretive nature of their findings, it is likely that the sponge gelatine debate will continue to infuriate. Scientists noted animals on the so-called tree of life through ocular organisms, designating those who appeared simple as more primitive in terms of their evolutionary position. Things changed with the advent of genomics, when scientists gained the ability to read and compare the DNA of organisms and classify them accordingly. This new field, called phylogenetics, has revolutionized the way we define evolutionary relationships, but there are many gaps between the many branches of the tree of life-including the first trunk at the base of the animal tree. Traditional phylogenetic techniques have resolved about 95 percent of all evolutionary relationships, but five percent of the cases remain irresistible, leading to controversy. To understand why certain relationships in the tree of life continue to be controversial, the authors of the new study examined preexisting datasets and compared the individual genes of jellies and sponges to finally arrive at what they believe to be the first Animal of the world. #Earth #NewArticle #NatureEcology #AbanTech #technology #Evolution #FamilyAnimals #Traditional #PhylogeneticTechniques #Researchers #DescendedJellies #evolution #phylogenomics #genetics #AnimalEvolutio #AncientAnimals #CombJellies #MarineJellies #Sponges #biology #taxonomy #science #Gizmodo
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New research funded by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has successfully demonstrated how a non-invasive method of stimulating the brain can boost cognitive performance. Working under DARPA’s Restoring Active Memory (RAM) program, scientists from HRL Laboratories in California, McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and Soterix Medical in New York tested their brain device on macaques and observed a substantial increase in the monkeys’ ability to quickly perform certain tasks. In their study published, which has been published in the journal Current Biology, the HRL team describes how they used non-invasive transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to stimulate the prefrontal cortex in the macaques. They then prompted the animals to perform a task based on associative learning — learning associations between visual cues and a location — in order to get a reward. The macaques that wore the tDCS brain device significantly outperformed the control group. The former needed only 12 trials to learn how to immediately get the reward, while the latter needed 21 trials, with the tDCS device accounting for the 40 percent increase in learning speed, according to the researchers. “In this experiment, we targeted the prefrontal cortex with individualized non-invasive stimulation montages,” lead HRL researcher Praveen Pilly said in a statement. “That is the region that controls many executive functions, including decision-making, cognitive control, and contextual memory retrieval. It is connected to almost all the other cortical areas of the brain, and stimulating it has widespread effects.” Based on the results of their study, the researchers say the increased learning speed was caused by the modulated connectivity between brain areas and not the rate at which neurons fired.
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Whill: the first electric wheelchair that may be prescribed as a medical device. The wheelchair has been for several years a resource widely used and versatile because it serves both for people with disabilities or reduced mobility, and patients and subjects that need to be transported from one place to another in a simple way without complications. But curiously the wheelchair has maintained its design, with slight changes but nothing radical, except for some projects that seek to make that climb stairs. Whill is a Japanese startup that developed a wheelchair based on the design and functionality of a car as the chair must be a means of transportation that a support vehicle, hence they have shown few years ago the Type-A , a device that served to get investors and boost its real project, the chair Model M, which has now received approval from the Food and Administration (FDA), which makes it the first certified as a medical device chair. The chair is driven by an electric motor that provides a maximum speed of 9 kilometers per hour, plus it is able to advance on slopes up to 10 degrees; It has two 12V 50Ah batteries which offer a range of up to 20 kilometers, which are being recharged by 80% in about eight hours. The chair supports up to 100 kilograms, has adjustable backrest and is equipped with armrests with handles that fit the size of the arms, which can be adapted to them either a joystick or touch pad species to guide the chair, The aim of Satoshi Sugie, co-founder and CEO of Whill, was to create a wheelchair that would allow a good range mobility but following medical guidelines and controls required by the FDA, so they requested the review for a couple of years and has finally been approved for sale to the public as guaranteed medical device for clinical and personal use. It should be noted that thanks to the FDA approval, the total cost of the chair can be absorbed by any insurance company in the United States. #electricwheelchair #disability #accessible #mobility # disabled #wheelchairsports #disabilityfacts
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After showing three models at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show, China's GAC Motor will return to the heart of the US automotive industry for the second year in a row. GAC - which sells cars in China under the Trumpchi and Gonow brands - will show a new electric car concept and two of its existing models, all as a preamble to its entry into the US market in 2019. One of the cars that GAC brings to the Detroit Motor Show 2018 is expected to be its GA8 luxury sedan. It's almost as long as a Genesis G80 or a Volvo S90, although the only available engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit that produces only 198 horsepower. It is likely that the GAC needs a more powerful option to compete in the US. On the other hand, the GA8 comes with a refrigerator between its rear seats, something you would normally expect to find in a Rolls-Royce or Bentley. It is also expected that GAC will bring its GM8 minivan to Detroit. With only four minivans on the US market-the Chrysler Pacifica, the Honda Odyssey, the Kia Sedona and the Toyota Sienna-the segment could benefit from the arrival of a new competitor. The third vehicle to be shown in Detroit would be an electric car concept, about which GAC has not elaborated. GAC announced in November that it would begin exporting Trumpchi brand cars to the United States in 2019, although it could change its name due to its similarity to President Trump's surname, according to The New York Times. The first GAC vehicle sold in the US it will be the GS8, a large SUV that the manufacturer already showed at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. If GAC fulfills its plans, it will be the first Chinese automotive brand to sell its cars in the United States. The cars that are manufactured in China, including Buick Envision and Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid, are currently sold in the US, but are products of non-Chinese manufacturers. GAC and other Chinese firms have tried to enter the US market. UU for years, but skepticism about the quality of their models and other factors have always prevented that from happening.
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European airline EasyJet: test the first airplane powered by a hydrogen hybrid system. Among the measures that seek to reduce emissions in vehicles, they are focused on making more efficient fuel consumption in aircraft development, where the most important goals are to reduce costs and benefit the environment. Today, we'll see how everything is finally ready to jump-start a project that has been in the industry for some time cars airplanes with hydrogen hybrid systems. The European airline EasyJet will be the first to try this advanced hybrid system with hydrogen and fuel in an aircraft passenger, this based on a development created by students from the University of Cranfield, which will be reduced to 50,000 tons of fuel per year, would represent a reduction of up to 7% in emissions and a significant reduction in noise pollution. The system based on harnessing the braking of the aircraft upon landing, similar to what they have cars with regenerative braking system. All energy generated during braking, a system would hydrogen cell would charge the batteries of the aircraft. This stored energy can be used in lighting systems as well as in the recycling process water on the plane... #easyjet #lowcost #Ryanair #travel #avgeek #Airbus #flight #plane #London #airport #Gatwick
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