Jozef Kriek

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Concrete Protection Liner

AKS Lining Systems operates within a very specialist, yet expanding market in manufacturing quality Corrosion Protection Liners (CPL’s) using various …

Transparent solar cells could turn your windows into power sources

Until now, solar cells of this kind have been only partially transparent and usually a bit tinted, but these new ones are so clear that they're practically indistinguishable from a normal pane of glass.<p>Previous claims toward transparent solar panels have been misleading, since the very nature of …

The five biggest changes to media playback in Windows 10

With Windows 10, Microsoft has made some big changes in the way the operating system deals with your media files. Here are four reasons to cheer, and one to boo.<p>Windows 10 is finally here, and with the most robust and fully featured version of Microsoft's PC operating system to date, it appears the …

Tesla Unveils the Powerwall, a Wall-Sized Battery for Your Home

A company created to build battery-operated cars is now expanding into battery-operated homes and, if Tesla chief Elon Musk wins his battle to electrify the carbon-based world, battery-operated everything. Starting later this year, a new Tesla company called Tesla Energy will market a 10-kWh, $3500 …

The Avengers: Age of Technical Difficulties

Lousy broadband is where Nick really gets his Fury<p>The latest installment of <i>The Avengers</i> opens today in the 'States. As usual, the most unbelievable …

Tens of Thousands of Nude Bodies Form a Floating Feather

All is not what it seems in this fascinating new work by artist Angelo Musco. Called <i>P1 (Aves)</i>, at first glance it looks like a digital photo of a floating feather but upon closer inspection you'll notice that the feather is made up of tens of thousands of nude bodies. Musco created this image by …

Earth - Truffles contain 'bliss' molecule

The demeanour of pigs and dogs used by truffle hunters when they are close to making a find might best be described as animated. Or possibly even frantic. So what is it about the subterranean delicacies that triggers such vigorous enthusiasm in the animals trained to sniff them out?<p>Italian …

8 Mesmerizing Timelapse GIFs Showing How Mushrooms Grow

Mushrooms are known as fast-growing organisms, especially quickly popping up after the rain. Given the pace of their growth, which is difficult to …

Time-lapse Photography

The hunt is on for new antibiotics – but we have to start looking outside the lab

In 1945, Alexander Fleming, the scientist who first observed the action of a new bacteria-fighting substance on a mouldy Petri dish, sounded a sober note. I imagine it may have clashed uneasily with the gala occasion: Fleming’s Nobel acceptance speech for co-discovering penicillin. After describing …

Biology

Fighting Plant Fungus Organically

Of all the plant pathogens, the ones you will deal with mostly are fungi. All plants are susceptible to attack from fungus. Most fungi love wet …

The Time Richard Branson Flew a UFO Over London in an ET Costume

It was the early morning of April 1, 1989. Under the cover of darkness, Richard Branson took off in a custom hot air balloon shaped like a UFO. It …

Apple Watch teardown suggests bigger profits for Apple

A dissection of the watch by researcher IHS shows that a relatively low cost for parts could add up to more money for Apple.<p>The Apple Watch seems to be a bargain for Apple to produce, at least at the low end of the line.<p>That's the suggestion from researcher IHS Technology, which took apart the 38mm …

The Difference Between Living in New York and San Francisco

<i>This originally appeared on</i> <i>TheCooperReview.com</i><i>.</i><p>After living in New York for 5 years, I recently moved to San Francisco. Neither city is clearly …

San Francisco