Methanol-Powered Micro Fuel Cells

Tiny little power plants, micro fuel cells, will soon be powering everything from cell phones to laptop computers to a host of other handheld devices. Even the best lithium-ion cell-phone batteries provide only about four hours of talk time while these micro fuel cells could provide up to 20 hours. No recharging batteries here, you just swap out methanol cartridges.
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Microsoft’s New eHome Strategy

The idea of making your home an extension of Bill Gate’s computer network is alive and well. Thinking that Windows XP and the XBox were just stepping stones to total world domination, Microsoft unveiled new initiatives designed to further the company’s vision of turning homes into digital media networks linked to its software, video game machine and Internet services. More Here
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Underwater At Its Best

This is a far cry from the old deep sea diving bells. Deep Flight I is an experimental, one-person sub that was built to prove the concept of underwater flight and has broken through to an entirely new class of submersible craft which operate on the principles of dynamic wing forces and flight control rather than the static system of ballast adjustment and vectored thrust of conventional submersibles. More Here
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New approach to levitating trains

Lawrence Livermore scientists have recently developed a new approach to magnetically levitating high-speed trains that is fundamentally much simpler in design and operation (requiring no superconducting coils or stability control circuits), potentially much less expensive, and more widely adaptable than other maglev systems. The new technology, called Inductrack, employs special arrays of permanent magnets that induce strong repulsive currents in a "track" made up of coils, pushing up on the cars and levitating them.
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Hot Shirt Smoothes Wrinkles

Its maker, Italian fashion house Corpo Nove, calls it “memory metal.” We call it high-tech fashion. The Oricalco shirt, unveiled this year, is made from a lightweight half-titanium alloy that recovers any preprogrammed shape with a simple application of heat. Crumple it up, stuff it in your carry-on, fall asleep wearing it — a simple blast from a hair dryer ren-ders it wrinkle free. Of course, you’ll pay for such couture: $4,000 (that’d buy a lot of irons). The company is now working on a shirt that automatically rolls up its sleeves in hot weather. More Here
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Power Gets Personal and Upclose

Hydrogen warms the hearts in Colorado and fattens the wallets unexpectantly.

Primary personal energy investigator makes a stunning breakthrough over the Holidays. Miniature power sources that will enable smart clothes with heating, cooling and electric power generation from a renewable abundant fuel source.

Remarkably the fuel is transportated as innocent water and is converted to fuel on demand as needed.

A recent high altitude photo revealed a single line of investors snakeig across the continental divide with their black trench coats silouetted in the white snow, clenching check books in outstretched hands.

More on this enabling technology in our next issue with photos of the implosion pump from HydroLarc that powers this quantum leap in personal, wearable energy systems and the inexpensive alternative to challenge Fuel cells.
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