Archive for January, 2010

Switcheable screen from regular LCD to e-ink?

Posted in Uncategorized on January 29, 2010 by nuKnuK

Our first screens are 10″ diagonal screens for netbooks and ebook readers. These screens rival the best epaper displays on the market today but in addition have video refresh and fully saturated color. The epaper mode has 3 times the resolution of the fully saturated color mode allowing for a high resolution reading experience without sacrifice to super color fidelity for graphics. In addition these screens can be used in sunlight. For more information contact: vivek@pixelqi.com.

via Pixel Qi – Products.

Sunflower DNA Map Could Produce Plants for Fuel – ABC News

Posted in Uncategorized on January 22, 2010 by nuKnuK

A $10.5 million research project aimed at mapping the DNA sequence of sunflowers could one day yield a towering new variety for both food and fuel.

Researchers envision crossbreeding a standard sunflower with the Silverleaf species out of Texas to produce a hybrid with bright yellow flowers bursting with tasty seeds and thick stalks filled with complex sugars that can be turned into ethanol.

The wild, drought-resistant Silverleaf is known for its woody stalks, which can grow up 15 feet tall and 4 inches in diameter.

“Since it’s the closest relative of the cultivated sunflower, it should be perhaps reasonably straightforward to move some of the traits,” said Loren Rieseberg, a University of British Columbia botany professor and leader of the DNA sequencing project.

via Sunflower DNA Map Could Produce Plants for Fuel – ABC News.

Norway’s Turbine City Concept Should Be The Future of Energy and Tourism – On office turbine city – Gizmodo

Posted in Uncategorized on January 22, 2010 by nuKnuK

Norway already boasts the world’s first floating wind turbine, and is apparently the windiest coastline in Europe, making it perfect for even more turbines. Or a turbine city, like On Office’s proposal which shows a stunning vision of the future.

The Turbine City concept from the architectural firm not only harnesses all that valuable wind, it also shows a smart tourism scheme housing a hotel, spa and museum. The offshore wind turbines would be connected together like an archipelago of islands, and would provide a base for passing sailors and holidaymakers. If this is the future, I’ve got to find myself a cryogenic freezer.

via Norway’s Turbine City Concept Should Be The Future of Energy and Tourism – On office turbine city – Gizmodo.

Home Core Integrated Toilet by Dang Jingwei » Yanko Design

Posted in Uncategorized on January 21, 2010 by nuKnuK

All In One Loo With A Reason

The Home Core concept integrates the toilet bowl, sink, mirror and a vanity table into one. However, this is not the central theme for this all-in-one-loo. There is a water storage tank right below the sink, where you can choose to store the currently used water or allow it to drain off. (The stored water is meant for flushing the pot) Also, the water pressure from the tap can be moderated to four different levels, giving you the satisfaction of conserving some resource.

via Home Core Integrated Toilet by Dang Jingwei » Yanko Design.

Eolic – Foldable Wind-powered Generator – Ecofriend

Posted in Uncategorized on January 21, 2010 by nuKnuK

The Eolic is a wind-powered foldable generator. The main idea of the project is to create an easily foldable power generator to be used in the construction at places where there is no electric service. The generator can also be used to replace the electric service in small housing. All the equipment can be stored together in one package in order to provide an easy operation.

via Eolic – Foldable Wind-powered Generator – Ecofriend.

Yellow Submarine to be remade for 3D – Telegraph

Posted in Uncategorized on January 18, 2010 by nuKnuK

Mr Zemeckis hopes to finish the 3D version of The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine film for a 2012 release

The picture, directed by Robert Zemeckis and financed by Disney, will use the same motioncapture techniques he used for A Polar Express, Beowulf and A Christmas Carol.

Actors will play the Beatles with the British comedian Peter Serafinowicz cast as Sir Paul and Dean Lennox Kelly, Kev from the television programme Shameless, as John Lennon.

via Yellow Submarine to be remade for 3D – Telegraph.

Samsung’s LED LCD HDTV Lineup: The C9000 Does 3D and Has a Video-Previewing Touch Remote – samsung LED LCD TV – Gizmodo

Posted in Uncategorized on January 11, 2010 by nuKnuK

Samsung’s LED LCD televisions are here and the flagship C9000 is a doozy. It’s the only one they’re calling “ultra thin”, has 3D support in late 2010 and a touch remote that shows you content from other video sources!

via Samsung’s LED LCD HDTV Lineup: The C9000 Does 3D and Has a Video-Previewing Touch Remote – samsung LED LCD TV – Gizmodo.