This is “elastic water,” a substance researchers have created in Japan that’s 95% water yet retains a jelly-like texture that’s perfect for sticking tissues together.The stuff is made by adding two grams of clay and “a small quantity of some organic matter” to regular old water. And if they’re able to figure out how to increase its density, it could produce eco-friendly plastic materials. Also, I bet it feels real weird when you squeeze it.
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Air Force’s Falcon Hypersonic Glider Disappears Mysteriously – Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 – GizmodoPosted in Uncategorized on April 28, 2010 by nuKnuK
The Air Force’s Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2—designed to attack global targets at Mach 20—has disappeared nine minutes into its first test flight, just after separating from its booster. Contact was lost, and it hasn’t been found yet.
The Falcon was supposed to splash down in the Pacific Ocean after a 30-minute, 4,100-nautical-mile test flight. Not to be confused with the unmanned X-37B space shuttle—which launched on April 22—the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 blasted off last week from the Vandenberg Air Force Base on a Minotaur IV rocket.
A front-facing iPhone camera means video calling, but it’s also a sign of something bigger. Combined with other recent leaks, it means that Apple is bringing iChat to the iPhone. Everything about voice calling may be about to change.
In partnership with Waste Management, PepsiCo on Wednesday night unveiled the “Dream Machine,” a high-tech recycling kiosk intended to make it easier for Americans to recycle on the go.
The multi-year partnership is a direct extension of PepsiCo’s corporate goal to increase the U.S. beverage container recycling rate from 34 percent to 50 percent by 2018.
The Dream Machine is, in so many words, a computerized recycling bin. A big blue and white behemoth, it’s designed to be installed in supermarkets (alongside RedBox and CoinStar kiosks, perhaps) and other places where single-bottle recycling options aren’t available.
As a reward for recycling, consumers receive rewards points that can be redeemed.
The cameras, which combine number plate reading technology with a global positioning satellite receiver, are similar to those used in roadworks.
The AA said it believed the new system could cover a network of streets as opposed to a straight line, and was “probably geared up to zones in residential areas.”
The Home Office is testing the cameras at two sites, one in Southwark, London, and the other A374 between Antony and Torpoint in Cornwall.
The `SpeedSpike’ system, which calculates average speed between any two points in the network, has been developed by PIPS Technology Ltd, an American-owned company with a base in Hampshire.
An animated tutorial of the advanced security and design features in the redesigned $100 note. A document explaining these security features is available for users with disabilities or for those who wish to view it in an alternative format.
You are looking at Apple’s next iPhone. It was found lost in a bar in Redwood City, camouflaged to look like an iPhone 3GS. We got it. We disassembled it. It’s the real thing, and here are all the details.