Friday, August 19, 2011

Genius 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power Breakthrough [EcoModo]

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5832557/genius-13+year+old-has-a-solar-power-breakthrough

Genius 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power BreakthroughWhen I was 13 I was smoking cigarettes I'd found on the ground and playing Super Nintendo like it was my life's work. This kid discovered a way to draw 20-50% more power from solar cells. He is way cooler.

7th grader Aidan Dwyer was walking in the woods during the winter, and looking up, he noticed something about the bare branches above him. They didn't appear to be growing randomly. So he took some measurements of the angles of the branches, crunched some numbers, and wouldn't you know it, he found that the ubiquitous Fibonacci Sequence was behind it all. He suspected there was a reason behind this. That trees were using this pattern to gather more light.

So he did an experiment. Using the same number of solar cells, he built two working models. One was a traditional, flat array will all of the panels on a single plane. The other used the Fibonacci Sequence to create the same spiraled pattern he observed in the trees. The results? The little man himself reports:

The tree design made 20% more electricity and collected 2 1/2 more hours of sunlight during the day. But the most interesting results were in December, when the Sun was at its lowest point in the sky. The tree design made 50% more electricity, and the collection time of sunlight was up to 50% longer!"

Genius 13-Year-Old Has a Solar Power BreakthroughDid you hear that? All of the smart-guys in the country who spent their time trying to make solar power more efficient were just outsmarted by a thirteen-year-old and a tree. You can read Aiden's extremely well-written full-report here. Aiden just won the Young Naturalist Award from the American Museum of Natural History. It's kids like this that make me think that just maaaaaybe this country isn't so screwed after all. [American Museum of Natural History via Inhabitat]


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New York from Day to Night in One Picture [Image Cache]

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5832672/new-york-from-day-to-night-in-one-picture

New York from Day to Night in One PicturePhotographer Stephen Wilkes captured New York, in day and night, in a single photograph. Well, it's actually multiple photographs taken over a 15-hour period but still, the resulting image captures all sides of this glorious city.

This particular picture is the famous Flatiron building and as you can see, the left side is daytime: people out to lunch, tourists walking around and cabs driving by. The right side is nighttime: people getting ready to go out, tourists going back to their hotels...and cabs driving by. It's absolutely lovely to see the two worlds, each with their own energy, co-exist next to each other.

What Wilkes did was impressive. In his words:

I imagined changing time in a single photograph. Using this new technology, I've been able to express this fascination through a new series of photographs: "Day to Night". I photograph from a fixed camera angle continuously for up to 15 hours, throughout the "Day to Night". A select group of images are then digitally blended into one photograph, capturing the changing of time in a single frame.

Wilkes will host a gallery at New York City's Clamp Art Gallery from September 8th to October 29th. You can see more of these amazing images from his "Day to Night" set here (under the 'Fine Art' section). [Stephen Wilkes via Flavor Wire, Image Credit: Copyright Stephen Wilkes]

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BlackBerry sucks at making fan videos

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/19/blackberry-sucks-at-making-fan-videos/

Wow! BlackBerry just released, and subsequently pulled, an awesome new video (which can be seen in full after the break) showing off its new Torch running BB 7 OS and sporting... an Android home button?! Man, that new Torch looks so awesome, particularly 15 and 27 seconds in, it hardly even looks like a BlackBerry at all.

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Corsair adds 90GB SSDs to Force 3 / GT lines

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/19/corsair-adds-90gb-ssds-to-force-3-gt-lines/

Been thinking Corsair's Force SSD lineup was too small at 60GB, but too darn capacious at 120GB? Well Goldilocks, we've got good news, as the company's unveiled two middling models that might be just right. We begin with the 90GB Force 3, which wields 550MB/s reads and 500MB/s writes at a $149 price point. For an additional $40, you can bump speeds up by 5MB/s on both counts with the identically sized Force GT. Just like their smaller and larger brethren, the two additions tote SandForce SF-228x controllers as they haul bits over SATA 6Gbps. They're supposedly available "immediately," but, like AnandTech, we couldn't find either in stock. If middle of the road is your thing, then Godspeed, but we'll stick with the big one.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Digital Requires the Remodeling of the Relic Agency Model by @acfou ClickZ http://bit.ly/nRIpO4

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Kanex ships dual-link DVI-to-Mini Displayport Adapter

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/18/kanex-ships-dual-link-dvi-to-mini-displayport-adapter/

Already living the high life with a swank Mini Displayport monitor as your daily? That's all fine and dandy, but what happens when your desolate friends come over with machines that only tote DVI? That's where an adapter like Kanex's C247DL comes in. But unlike other adapters we've spied before, the company's latest is dual-link, allowing you get your groove on with displays that boast resolutions greater than 1920 x 1200. It also sports a USB port, giving you full control of say, we dunno, the speakers and iSight camera of Apple's 27-inch Cinema Display? At $149 it isn't cheap, but can you really put a price on friendship?

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Google Street View heads to the Amazon, enables virtual river excursions

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/18/google-street-view-heads-to-the-amazon-enables-virtual-river-ex/

If being able to see the Colosseum of Rome or trek around Stonehenge from the comfort of your La-Z-boy is your cup of tea, Google has another living room adventure for you. Pretty soon, you'll be able to keep dry on the sofa while floating down Brazil's Amazon and Rio Negro Rivers via Street View. That's right, folks... an expedition to one of the most remote, yet biologically diverse locales on the globe will become a reality for many who feared it'd remain elusive forever -- if you don't mind exploring remotely using your favorite web-enabled device, of course. Teams are currently gathering images from the adjacent forests and local villages using the trike, floating cameras down the river by boat and even training locals to use the equipment. The project is a joint effort between Brazil and U.S. Street View teams alongside the Foundation for a Sustainable Amazon (FAS). Check out the full rundown by hitting the source link below and begin planning your trip -- to the couch, that is.

Google Street View heads to the Amazon, enables virtual river excursions originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 18 Aug 2011 09:19:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Samsung Hercules gets its Telus on in leaked glamour shots

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/17/samsung-hercules-gets-its-telus-on-in-leaked-glamour-shots/

Looks like Sammy's Android 2.3 demi-god is just about ready to touch down on this side of planet Earth. Spotted out in the wilds of Canada once again, the much anticipated Hercules handset -- a confirmed Galaxy S II variant -- has been captured in not-quite-Mr. Blurrycam form over on MobileSyrup. The device, shown here running on Telus' network, is rumored to pack a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, 42Mbps HSPA+ radio and a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor -- although that Quadrant score could very well indicate an Exynos chip. While we still lack any firm release dates for the phone's Northern American debut, we'd bet that leaked T-Mobile October launch is a good yardstick for soon.

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MSI X460 and X460DX make their slim and shiny debuts

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/18/msi-x460-and-x460dx-make-their-slim-and-shiny-debuts/

MSI took the wraps off of two similarly named slim notebooks today. The X460 and X460DX both pack 14-inch displays, two USB 3.0 slots (and one 2.0), and shiny multitouch trackpads into 4.3 pound frames. The higher end X460 rocks an Intel Core i7 processor, WiDi 2.0 and 750GB of storage. The models are currently available, with a suggested starting price of $799.

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Samsung Series 7 700G7A targets gamers with monstrous size and specs

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/18/samsung-series-7-700g7a-targets-gamers-with-monstrous-size-and-s/

Samsung Series 7 700G7A
Samsung has never really tried to court gamers with its laptops, but a glimpse its new Series 7 family indicates that may be changing. German sites, NewGadgets.de and netzwelt.de, scored the deets on this 17.3-inch behemoth and it's safe to say the 700G7A is a force to be reckoned with. Pushing pixels to the 1,920 x 1,080 screen is a Radeon HD 6970m with 2GB of RAM, while a 2GHz quad-core Core i7 takes care of any non-graphical tasks. Not impressed yet? Well, you can also trick it out with up to 16GB of RAM and a Blu-ray drive, to compliment its USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, HDMI jack, and Bluetooth 3.0 radio. The most convincing sign this rig is squarely aimed at dedicated gamers is the backlit keyboard -- the W, A, S and D keys are highlighted in red, while the rest of the spread glows a calming blue. The 700G7A will hit shelves in September for around €1,800 (about $2,600), though there's no word if said shelves include those here in the states. Check out NewGadgets' hands-on video after the break.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Scientists find new uses for existing drugs by mining gene-activity data banks

Source: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-08-scientists-drugs-gene-activity-banks.html

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have paired up medicines and maladies with help from a molecular "Match.com." When the scientists applied an "opposites attract" algorithm to publicly available databases, surprising sparks flew: They found potential compatibilities between numerous existing drugs and diseases for which those drugs had never before been thought to be beneficial.

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New Apple Store To Be Made Entirely Out of Glass [Apple]

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5831844/new-apple-store-to-be-made-entirely-out-of-glass

New Apple Store To Be Made Entirely Out of GlassForget about the Apple glass cube. This store has been presented today at the Santa Monica Planning Commission by some "ASB/Blatteis Promenade Holdings, LLC". Who could be the actual retailer? There's only two possibilities here: Apple or Apple.

The renderings clearly show an Apple store, down to the tables, bar at the end, and side displays. The store will take the place of an old Borders (RIP) store on the Third Street Promenade. If approved, the old Borders would be demolished and replaced by this glass 8,084-square-foot glass structure with a 75-foot glass façade:

The proposed one-story, 34-foot high commercial building will feature an expansive floor-to-ceiling height accentuated by a transparent glass ceiling. The front façade will consist entirely of transparent glass panels that will project five feet from stone paneled side walls.

Apple already has a store nearby, but this one is going to be a bigger one, so it may be a replacement.

New Apple Store To Be Made Entirely Out of GlassAt this pace, Apple products would be all invisible and intangible soon. And some of you will buy them for $399.99. [Curbed LA]

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Dell's S2330MX Ultra-Slim monitor makes rival LCDs hit the treadmill

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/17/dells-s2330mx-ultra-slim-monitor-makes-rival-lcds-hit-the-tread/

Was it really only a month ago that Dell released the remarkably priced U2421M? The folks at Round Rock are already at it again with another impressive widescreen -- the unromantically named (yet impressively thin) S2330MX. Lurking behind the catchy moniker is a 23-inch display (did we mention it's thin?), LED backlighting and a DVI to HDMI adapter. Let's face it, the power cables are gonna be thicker than the monitor -- it's very thin, you see. No word on pricing but, you can order one from tomorrow, August 18th. You can see how excited Scott Bates is in the official announcement video below.

[Thanks, George]

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Apple adding DisplayPort to iOS devices?

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/17/apple-adding-displayport-to-ios-devices/

Not content with just building offices in the shape of UFOs, Apple is on the hunt for a "Signal Integrity Manager." That's an engineer who balances the noise that chips and circuit boards emit -- which, if left unchecked could overpower your iOS devices' data signals. Apple is specifically looking for someone with DisplayPort experience (plus ten years general experience and two years leading a small team) to work on future chip development -- like the A6. The move suggests that the standard could be coming in the future, but since the position is still listed, it seems unlikely that we'll see DisplayPort included with the next iPhone / iPad at this point.

Apple adding DisplayPort to iOS devices? originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 17 Aug 2011 10:57:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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ASUS' next gen Eee Pad Transformer to be first Kal-El device?

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/17/asus-next-gen-eee-pad-transformer-to-be-first-kal-el-device/

Earlier this year, NVIDIA teased us all with the promise of its forthcoming Kal-El SoC, indicating an August debut. Well, we're currently in the thick of that hot and hazy month with no clear sign of an incoming quad-core tablet, but certainly more release gossip. According to Fudzilla, multiple sources have confirmed ASUS' next Eee Pad Transformer will indeed be first in line to pack four cores, lending credence to Chairman Jonney Shih's claims the tab would be "impressive." Concrete launch details for the slate have yet to be announced, but if Shih's pre-CES timeline pans out, you'll only have four long months to wait for a Glow Ball hands-on.

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Android App Inventor Will Live On At MIT [Android]

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5831566/android-app-inventor-will-live-on-at-mit

Android App Inventor Will Live On At MIT Last week, we shared the news that Google's Android App Inventor was being shelved, despite its popularity as an educational tool. Last week's bad news is this week's good news as App Inventor has found a new home at MIT.

Using a gift from Google, MIT will be opening a new Center for Mobile Learning and its first project will be App Inventor. After a short stint in the hands of Google, the WYSIWYG development platform is now returning to its roots. The original App Inventor was created by Google with the help of MIT Professor Hal Abelson who designed it to be an easy-to-learn development platform.

Now that App Inventor is back in the hands of its creators, hopefully, the development platform will receive the attention it needs to develop into an even more valuable learning tool for budding programmers. [Hack Education]

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How Researchers Fit a Blu-Ray of Data Onto a Millimeter of Glass [Memory]

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5831590/how-researchers-fit-a-blu+ray-of-data-onto-a-millimeter-of-glass

How Researchers Fit a Blu-Ray of Data Onto a Millimeter of GlassResearchers at Southampton University have devised a way to bend light passing through a glass wafer so it can store and read 50GB of data in the same way that fiber optic cable does.

The process uses minuscule dots called voxels etched in the molecular structure of pure silica glass that bend light to store information (the light itself changes direction as it passes through one depending on the light's polarization orientation.) The data can then be wiped and rewritten by re-etching the voxels.

Glass has a lot of advantages over other non-volatile memory. In particular, it can withstand temperatures up to 1800F and, since the etchings are located within the structure of the glass itself, the information lasts quite literally forever with no noticeable data degradation.

As research team member, Martynas Beresna, said:

We have developed this memory which means data can be stored on the glass and last forever. It could become a very stable and safe form of portable memory. It could be very useful for organizations with big archives. At the moment companies have to back up their archives every five to ten years because hard-drive memory has a relatively short lifespan.

Other uses include cheaper and more compact medical imaging, precise manipulation of atom-sized objects, and even high-resolution imaging far beyond what we see today. Great, now I have to copy my CD's—yet again—to a new format. But hey, should be the last time, right?

[The Engineer via Daily Mail]


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Enable Google Maps' Awesome "Bubble Buttons" Lab for Quicker Calling and Navigation [Updates]

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5831665/enable-google-maps-awesome-bubble-buttons-lab-for-quicker-calling-and-navigation

Enable Google Maps' Awesome "Bubble Buttons" Lab for Quicker Calling and NavigationGoogle Maps for Android just updated with an awesome "Bubble Buttons" feature that adds phone call and navigation buttons to map results. Here's how to enable it.

Make sure you're running the latest version of Google Maps for Android, then go to Menu > More > Labs. Scroll down to "Bubble Buttons" and tap it to turn it on. Now, whenever you search for a location in Maps, you'll have the option to call them or navigate there right on the main map page, severely reducing the number of taps it takes to perform either action. Head to the Android Market to update your version of Maps and try it out for yourself.

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Why Do We Judge Some Areas as Being Safer Than Others? [StreetView]

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5831668/why-do-we-judge-some-areas-as-being-safer-than-others

Why Do We Judge Some Areas as Being Safer Than Others?This interesting project, borne from MIT's Media Labs, juxtaposes two images from Google Streetview, and asks subjective questions such as "which place looks safer?" and "which place looks more upper-class?" But why does MIT want to know?

In their own words, "Place Pulse is a website that allows anybody to quickly run a perception study and visualize the results in powerful ways." They hope to gather over a million votes, which could help them gather geotagged images into powerful groups, such as which area in New York City is deemed to look the safest.

Inspired by Kevin Lynch's book The Image of the City, which published in 1960 and focuses on urban planning and how people perceive their surroundings, MIT hopes to make more sense of why we think the way we think. Once all of the information has been collated, the team of researchers will organize the data into graphs and present it in their report, but until then you can see a small taste of their results here. [Place Pulse]

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Samsung Promising Twice The Speed in New SSDs [Hard Drives]

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5831622/samsung-promising-twice-the-speed-in-new-ssds

Samsung Promising Twice The Speed in New SSDsSammy just took the lid off of a set of new solid state drives that promise a significant speed boost from their already peppy previous line of SSDs. They look good enough to eat.

The new 830 series will utilize SATA Revision 3.0 technology, which will give it potential speeds a face-melting 6 gigabits per second. This effectively doubles the speed of Samsung's previous drives, the SSD 470 series. Other than the speed boost and some gussied up looks there's not much different, but who cares? To quote the movie Jerry Maguire, "You had me at 'twice as fast.'"

The drives will be available this October in capacities of 64, 128, 256 and 512GB. They can fit in 2.5 inch or 3.5 inch drive bays, and you can get an adaptor kit so it can be used via USB. No word on pricing yet.


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Fusion Garage Grid 10 tablet and Grid 4 smartphone hands-on

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/16/hands-on-with-fusion-garages-grid-10-tablet-and-grid-4-smartpho/

Yesterday we gave you the lowdown on Fusion Garage's second foray into tablet computing, the Grid 10. While its tablet world topping pixel density, Tegra 2 silicon, and fresh to death OS certainly sound awesome, we had to get our grubby mitts on one to see if it's as good as its spec sheet would have us believe. So, is the JooJoo's successor a superior slate, or is it destined to disappoint like its elder sibling? Read on past the break to find out.

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Google Catalogs iPad app digitizes catalogs, no more coasters

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/16/google-catalogs-ipad-app-digitizes-catalogs-no-more-coasters/

We all know what catalogs are good for: starting fires in the fireplace, light reading in waiting rooms and makeshift placemats. Oddly, Google has decided to take these perfectly useful glossy dead trees away from us with the introduction of Google Catalogs, a free iPad app. Like most shopping apps, users can zoom in, learn more and purchase products through a company's website, but this one adds a slick little twist: collages. Put together a particularly sweet L.L. Bean ensemble and want to share it with Mom? No glue stick or scissors required. Check out the video after the break.

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Tesla Model S and Roadster play nice on video

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/16/tesla-model-s-and-roadster-play-nice-on-video/

Tesla Family Portrait
Vroooooom.... well, more accurately, shhhhhhh. That's a Tesla Model S and its sibling the Roadster (looking rather dashing in red, we might add) above, carving corners together as a family. What actual news do we have about these "premium electric vehicles?" None, we just thought this clip (after the break) of the two sleek EVs working their way around a closed desert track was pretty darned cool. The Model S and Roadster have posed for family portraits before, but this is the first time we've seen them play nice on video. You know the deal, head on after the break for all the battery-powered, four-wheel madness your little geek heart can handle.

[Thanks, nunomaia]

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ADATA's SH14 hard drive packs a stylish yet rugged punch

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/16/adatas-sh14-hard-drive-packs-a-stylish-yet-rugged-punch/

Always thought ruggedized storage had to look tough and utilitarian? Think again, because ADATA's latest looks more like a fashionable disco-futon than the outwardly brawny externals we're used to. Buried somewhere under all that style is a 2.5-inch, 5400RPM drive that's IPX4 water-resistant and "military grade shockproof." It'll come in red or black and in 500GB, 750GB or 1TB capacities, which'll set you back €59.90, €71.90 or €92.90, respectively. The chic but virile drives also tote USB 3.0, equating to a relatively speedy 90MB/s transfer rate. No word on pricing for yanks yet, but they'll probably show up before long at the "select agents and distributors" at the source below.

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Motorola's new Droid HD makes cameo alongside Droid Bionic

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/17/motorolas-new-droid-hd-makes-cameo-alongside-droid-bionic/

We've just received a fascinating set of photos from a sharp-eyed tipster, who sent along images of what appear to be Motorola's Droid Bionic and, most alluringly, that rumored handset known as the Droid HD (pictured above). This isn't the first time we've seen leaked images of the Bionic in the wild, but these shots are certainly a lot clearer than any others we've come across. Still, there aren't too many surprises here, with the global-capable handset boasting a TI OMAP 4430 1GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 4.5-inch display, an 8 megapixel rear camera, and microUSB / HDMI ports.

The real intrigue, however, lies with the Droid HD. Judging from the photos, this device seems to be running Gingerbread, and rocks a 4.5-inch display (presumably with qHD or even 1280x720 resolution, considering the device's name), an 8 megapixel 1080p rear-facing camera, a front-facing shooter and the usual set of microUSB / HDMI ports. There's also a pair of side loading SIM and microSD slots on the left side of the device, a volume rocker and what looks like a power button on the right, a slight bump for the camera pod around back (which sports an LED flash and speaker, as well), along with a large, thin battery that appears to be removable. Perhaps most notable about the HD is its seemingly super thin design -- we're estimating it's between 8.5 and 9mm, which would put it in the same league as Samsung's Galaxy S II, which measures 8.49mm. We'll have to wait for more detailed information on this mystery phone, but you can get a closer look right now in the gallery, below.

Myriam Joire contributed to this report.

[Thanks, Anonymous]

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