Researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD) and Temple University, have discovered a new class of magnets that swell in volume when placed in a magnetic field and generate negligible amounts of wasteful heat during energy harvesting. Continue reading… “New class of magnets that swell in volume in magnetic field”
In the house of the future, wire-free energy transfer could be as easy as wireless internet.
When Katie Hall saw a light-bulb glowing in the middle of a room with no wires attached she was shocked. Looking back, it was a crude experiment, she remembers: a tiny room filled with gigantic copper refrigerator coils — the kind you’d see if you cracked open the back of your freezer. She walked in and out between the coils and the bulb — and still the bulb glowed. (Video)
Wireless online electric bus
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed an Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV) bus that receives power wirelessly from electrical cables laid underneath the surface of the street using Shaped Magnetic Field in Resonance (SMFIR) technology. Two of the new buses have just hit the streets in the city of Gumi, South Korea. (Video)
ET3’s Evacuated Tube Transport
For most Bay Area residents in California, commuting is a way of life. Many people are used to an hour commute each way without traffic. Some people in the Bay Area even commute to Southern California several times a month, spending several hours each way either in the car or fighting through airports. What if there was an alternative to flights and car rides? If it was up to Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the Colorado company ET3, an answer could come sooner than we think.
Nokia’s idea would involve semi-permanent markings on the user’s body.
A patent application was filed by Nokia that would involve users having vibrating magnetic tattoos that alert them to incoming mobile phone calls or text messages.
A magnet forces the magnetic soap (on bottom of test tube) to rise up through an less-dense organic compound.
We usually think of soap as a way to make stuff less sticky. But a new process actually ups the stickiness of soap itself — by making it magnetic.
Skunk Juice magnetic ear buds
At CES in Las Vegas this past week I “Got Hooked Up” with Skunk Juice magnetic connecting ear buds. These earbuds are great for kids or adults who want to hook up with their friends’ music or videos.(Pics)
An international team of scientists have discovered and mined out a new type of magnetic bacteria.
Scientists have dentified, isolated and successfully grown a new kind of magnetic bug that could open the way to biotech and nanotech uses, reveals a study.
Featured invention at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase 2011
The Klinggon is an eloquently simple solution to the age-old problem of managing your earphone cord.
Paulo David Amorim’s friends call him “Magnet Boy”. This 11-year-old Brazilian boy’s abdomen, chest and back attract metal! The boy’s doctor, Doctor Dix-Sept Rosado Sobrinho, says he’s never seen anything like it but is not concerned about the boy’s health…
The Sun erupting in ‘solar tsunami’ which sparked incredible Northern Lights displays across the northern hemisphere in August.
It was the breathtaking solar event that sparked spectacular displays of Northern Lights across much of the northern hemisphere. In August the sun’s surface suddenly erupted and blasted tons of plasma – ionised atoms – into interplanetary space. It took two days for the atoms to travel the 93million miles to Earth.
A sensing surface developed by Microsoft researchers offers new ways to use computers.
Computer users have been typing on keyboards and clicking on mice for more than 20 years. An experimental new interface under development at Microsoft could give them a completely new way to use their system.