Hydrogen from urine

Currently, most commercially available hydrogen is collected by reforming natural gas with steam. That means fossil fuels are still in the mix, which is a serious black mark against hydrogen use for fuel. While it’s possible to extract hydrogen from water, the process is rather energy intensive and isn’t yet commercially viable. Gerardine Botte of … [Read the full story]

Why so many disasters…did we anger the Gods?

It seems today we have more and more terrible disasters occurring every day. Yes, TV live coverage shows us more of life and death today than ever before and history in the past was recalled usually by story-telling or eye witness accounts. Either could be open to questions of accuracy. But given modern technology, don’t … [Read the full story]

Ferrets can grow human livers

Scientists have used ferret livers, which are the size of walnuts, to grow minature human livers. The breakthrough by US scientists raises the prospect of growing livers that could then be transplanted into patients. The US team used part of the ferret livers as a “scaffold” to grow human liver cells, after the animal cells … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1878

The technology that made the modern music business possible came into existence in the New Jersey laboratory where Thomas Alva Edison created the first device to both record sound and play it back. He was awarded U.S. Patent No. 200,521 for his invention…the phonograph…on this day in 1878. Edison’s invention came about as spin-off from … [Read the full story]

Women – more likely to make the 1st move online

In the new age of online dating, Facebook, Twitter and text, some would say the dating game has been made a whole lot easier, with a host of technology quite literally in the palm of your hand to help you connect with the man of your dreams.  Others, including the authors of just published book … [Read the full story]

Anecdotal thought of Jim Aborwhear

I was told today that I would have been happier as an Edwardian, you know, I really regret that people think that of me. Yes, the elegant clothes, slavish adherence to etiquette and rigid system of good manners appeal to me, not to mention the rigid imposition of hypocrisy meant that the upper class actually … [Read the full story]

Is Heineken interactive ad as good as their beer?

Sponsored by Heineken This is not your normal beer advert…actually, it’s not your normal advert period. Is the new Skyfall interactive advert as good as Heineken’s beer? Vidéo virale par ebuzzing Usually, I would steer clear of any interactive internet based application. I see kids and adults with their heads tilted downwards towards their iPhone, … [Read the full story]

Controversial documentary Sexy Baby is released

There are girls as young as 12 who are posting images of themselves online wearing lingerie, because they want to ‘feel sexy…like Megan Fox,’ have become the subject of an award-winning new documentary. ‘Sexy Baby’. is a documentary About Sexiness and The Cyber Age, opening in U.S. movie theatres, reveals how a generation of children … [Read the full story]

People carry more and more gadgets

Gadget loving commuters take nearly $5,000 worth of technology to and from work every day. The devices they carry include smartphones, laptops and iPads, says a poll by insurance firm, Esure. Surprisingly, 35% travel with digital cameras. Esure’s Nikki Sellers said commuters should be “extra vigilant” of thieves. by Jeff Millins

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