>Storing Power in a Sheet of Paper
Its about the Discovery of using carbon nanotubes to make rechargable paper batteries.
The short version at the
National Science Foundation.
The latest post on the paper battery I found on
Dec. 8,'09 at BBC.com
For more in depth information at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Garbage to fuel
Joseph Longo and his plasma gasification company stand out from the others by reducing the process down to a one step process; where as others require a few more steps. More
April 24th, 2013 :
Maybe I should have put this in CarGuys
And in the 2013 May issue of Popular Science mag, you'll find an invention I came up with when I was in Australia and I'd bought one of those Propane powered ice chess that don't work so well and wasn't worth the money except that it did make my ice last longer. (Very few places sold block Ice and good thick walled Ice chests went for a premium.)
However, in this article, page 42 in PS they don't actually tell you that the simple ammonia type refrigeration was actually the first kind invented. Instead of using a compressor, they would actually heat the ammonia gas to compress it and force it through a nozzle or orifice of some kind to come up with a cooling effect. The cooling effect in a heat exchanger which is usually the cooling apparatus or as they called it a nozzle in the PS mag actually condenses the Ammonia gas created by the compression and back to a fluid again, ready for another cycle. (Still commonly used in three way refrigerators on most RV's today.)
Anyhow, refrigeration and air conditioning both work more or less in the same way and I thought back then, that a more efficient way to air condition a vehicle (as well as give it its on refrigerator would be without running a compressor off the engine. So why couldn't some one plumb an ammonia based refrigeration unit to a heat exchanger on the exhaust manifold or around the exhaust pipe or even incorporate it into the muffler. Even a catalytic converter would be a good source of heat for it. But actually folks, just because the PS mag may have labled it as some kind of new invention, it doesn't mean that it hasn't been done before. Never the less, we are more energy conserving than we've ever been so I figure that in the past it might have never been as practical as it is now.
Check this out: SRI's Mobile Robotics and Transducers Programme claim
they got robots that can climb walls made of glass, brick, wood and concrete by the use of positive and negative charges. They say it's in some ways it is similar to rubbing a balloon and sticking it on
the wall except their robot has a power supply and its able to control the adhesion by a technology, called compliant electro adhesion.
Engineer Harsha Prahlad said, "What we've invented is a way to induce charges on the wall using a power supply located on the robot".
"The robot carries with it positive and negative charges, and when the walls sees these charges it automatically generates the opposite charge. The robot can then clamp onto those charges."
If this is true, I happen to think that this would be one of the greatest inventions I've seen in quite awhile. However, this video and pictures could be made as a ploy to get people to invest in a company which could very well go broke over night. That is if the just had it running on a fishing string or some trick photography. (Because I'd like to see it crawl a ceiling, but they don't have images of it doing that, and that's why I'm so skeptical.
More one this at BBC or at the SRI.com website.
Have you seen the other Book Excerpts
Helpful hints for inventors at
So you wanna be an Inventor
My Synchro-link truck
Check it out at MiniRollOffTrucks.com
Orbital Laser Grams
The German TerraSAR-X satellite recently exchanged laser volleys with a US Missile Defense Agency satellite. It was the first demonstration of the use of lasers for intersatellite communication. The beams covered more than 3000 miles with no errors, carrying data equivalent to about 400 DVDs per hour - a rate 100 times greater than
is currently possible using microwaves.
The technolgy could be adapted for real-time links between Mars and Earth.
Except taken from Aug. 08 Popular Mechanics
I'll bet Bush and friends would tell you this guy on YouTube is a Nut Case.
He actually thinks he can drive his car on water.
Check out this inventor on YouTube from in Auckland, New Zealand
He's not paranoid, he's just using his head, he won't even ride his own motorcycle around the block. Nor will he drive his own car.
He's also making electricity from human waste and he has his own webiste at-