The Nest: A thermometer that measures the environment using your smartphone

The Nest

The Nest, a smart thermostat for your smartphone, has received a lot of well-earned praise.  But the device might have limited use for those of who live in apartments where the heating and cooling systems aren’t under our direct control. However, for all you environmental geeks out there, there’s another way to harness technology to measure the environment using your smartphone. (Video)

 

 

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Yawning cools your brain: study

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People yawned almost twice as much in winter, when their body temperature was higher than the air around them.

The brain is like a computer and works best when it is cool, but putting too great a strain on it can lead to overheating which reduces its ability to process information. Yawning is not just a sign of tiredness or boredom – it is the body’s method of keeping our brain cool, scientists have found.

[email protected] Lets You Control Your Home From Your Laptop Or Mobile Device

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Featured invention at the Colorado Inventor Showcase 2009

Your computer does everything else, why not control your home?  Controlling your home from your laptop or mobile device is now easy and affordable.  With [email protected] you can manage your thermostat, lighting, security, entertainment and much more.   

 

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Passive Houses Have No Furnaces But Plenty Of Heat

Passive Houses Have No Furnaces But Plenty Of Heat 

From the outside, there is nothing unusual about the stylish new gray and orange row houses in the Kranichstein District, with wreaths on the doors and Christmas lights twinkling through a freezing drizzle. But these houses are part of a revolution in building design: There are no drafts, no cold tile floors, no snuggling under blankets until the furnace kicks in. There is, in fact, no furnace.

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