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How to clean mildew from silicone seals in the shower

<i>Q: I’d like to know how to clean the mildew from the silicone seals in my frameless shower. The shower never looks clean with that blackened silicone. Or would I be better off removing the silicone and settling for a little water leaking out?</i><p><b>Arlington</b><p><b>A:</b> Chlorine bleach removes mildew stains. When …

Home Improvement

Nuclear Waste Could Offer Carbon-Free Energy, Scientists Suggest

In the 1950s, U.S. scientists and policymakers were excited about a new form of carbon-free energy--although not one that's generally considered …

Pebble-Bed Fluoride-Salt-Cooled High-Temperature Reactor

MIT leads (with partners at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Wisconsin, and Westinghouse) a 3-year research program to …

Autonomous atom assembly of nanostructures using a scanning tunneling microscope

(<i>Nanowerk News</i>) NIST researchers have demonstrated the autonomous computer-controlled assembly of atoms into perfect nanostructures using a low …

Nanotech

3D printed metamaterial can cause energy gain

Hao Xin, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, has discovered synthetic materials which might one day be used to build microscopes with …

Carbon nanotube finding could lead to flexible electronics with longer battery life

University of Wisconsin–Madison materials engineers have made a significant leap toward creating higher-performance electronics with improved battery …

Nanotech

Deep-fried graphene may be the key to long-lasting batteries

The deep frying process isn't just useful for livening up your food -- it might also be the ticket to better batteries in your mobile devices. South Korean researchers have created highly conductive, stable electrode materials by spraying graphene oxide droplets into a very hot blend of acid and …

Deep Frying

Comment on Can DNA Nanobots Successfully Treat Cancer Patients? First Human Trial Soon by Who or What are The “Greys”? – Earth Mystery News

[…] What’s more, the scientists implanted the robots into a living animal, in this instance a cockroach. This allowed them to develop a novel type of …

Low cost, walk away safe molten salt reactor design that will lead to thorium reactors

ThorCon requires no new technology. ThorCon is a straightforward scale-up of the successful Molten Salt Reactor Experiment (MSRE). The MSRE is …

US Navy buying $81 million in heat resistant batteries for hypersonic railguns

The U.S. Navy plans to install and test a prototype electromagnetic railgun aboard a joint high speed vessel in fiscal year 2016. The final …

#19: Nanomedical Cognitive Enhancement

<i>Overview of Advances Articulated in Nanomedical Device and Systems Design: Challenges, Possibilities, Visions (2013) [1]</i> This article provides an …

Silky substrate makes flexible solar cells biocompatible

The figure shows the silkworm cocoon picture and the scheme of plastic solar cell with silk fibroin film as substrate. The device can be flexible and …

Metals with nanoholes can harvest solar energy with nanoplasmons

The new technique they’ve developed is based on a phenomenon observed in metallic structures known as plasmon resonance. Plasmons are coordinated …

Breakthrough in passive mirror cooling can save 15% of the energy used by buildings in the USA

Stanford engineers have invented a revolutionary coating material that can help cool buildings, even on sunny days, by radiating heat away from the …

Mirrors could replace air conditioning by beaming heat into space

A mirror that sends heat into the frigid expanse of space has been designed by scientists to replace air-conditioning units that keep buildings cool on Earth.<p>Researchers believe the mirror could slash the amount of energy used to control air temperatures in business premises and shopping centres by …

You can hot-swap nearly all Project Ara modules on the fly

Back in April, Project Ara's Module Developers Kit revealed that the phone's battery will be hot-swappable; in other words, you can replace it without having to switch the phone off. Nifty trick, right? Well, the feature's apparently not limited to the device's battery. Project director Paul …

SAM Is A Wireless Electronics Kit That Wants To Make Coding Connected Objects Super Simple

Meet SAM, a wireless electronics kit that’s aiming to make it easier for kids or indeed anyone with an idea for a connected project to get building — using a series of Bluetooth connected pieces and a drag and drop software interface for linking the hardware together.<p>And also easier to integrate …

DIY Human-Powered Exoskeleton

Run faster, jump higher, and make it yourself. Keahi Seymour created the Bionic Boot, custom footwear to improve mobility and reach speeds of 25 mph. The spring-loaded boots, made of speargun springs, carbon fiber, and metal can be seen at World Maker Faire.

Soft Exosuit could overcome problems with heavier exoskeletons

Home<p>Uncategorized<p>Soft Exosuit could overcome problems with heavier exoskeletons<p>Pin It<p>A DARPA and Harvard lightweight Soft Exosuit overcomes the …

'Holy Grail' Battery Scientist Explains Incredible Breakthrough

Yi Cui might just change the world. Last month the Stanford University professor of material science and his 50 strong team of researchers published a paper on the biggest battery breakthrough in decades – a self proclaimed ‘Holy Grail’. Now I speak to Cui to discover the real world practicalities …

Niobium Based Alloy, C

Space travel and 3D printing are two technologies, which up until a couple of years ago, were rarely ever mentioned in the same sentence. Now it …

Space Exploration

10 Apps That Will Make Your Android Phone A Whole Lot Better

Android launchers allow you to make your phone even more personal and catered to your specific tastes.<p>A launcher is essentially a home screen replacement for your Android phone.<p>You can turn them on or off whenever you like, which means you can change the look and feel of your phone's software at …

Invisible Wi-Fi revealed through light graffiti

The Kirlian Device shines a light in different colours depending on Wi-Fi signal strength, allowing creator Luis Hernan to create paintings in light.<p>The ghost out of the machine? In a project he is calling "Digital Ethereal", artist and researcher Luis Hernan at the University of Newcastle in the …

Program your Arduino with a Android device

Jan Henrik wrote this Instructables demonstrating how to program an Arduino with Android device:<p>in this Instructable I want to show you, how you can …

A New Robotic System Turns Regular Navy Helicopters Into Unmanned Drones

The Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System, or AACUS for short, is a set of sensors and software developed by Near Earth Autonomy for remotely piloting military helicopters.<p>The system essentially turns a pre-existing conventional helicopter into an unmanned drone capable of being piloted and …

Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

This robotic printer fits on the palm of your hand and trundles around your documents

Printers are a problem. They’re difficult to use, they cost the earth to run and contrary to the any-time-any-place attitude of smartphones and …

Printing

Learn How To Build And Fly Your Own Drones

The company's latest course offering is a bit of a departure from the norm. It's a class on how to build and pilot your own drone — a flying robot.<p>The date is yet to be determined, but the $1,750 class will be held held every Saturday over a 10-week period in Boulder. The fee includes all the …

MicroView: Chip-sized Arduino with built-in OLED Display!

<i>Breadboardable Arduinos with a built-in OLED. Brilliant and gorgeous-looking!</i>Created by Geek AmmoThe MicroView is the first chip-sized Arduino …

Controlling a Lock with an Arduino and Bluetooth LE

This project allows you to open a solenoid lock from a PhoneGap app using the Bluetooth Serial Plugin and the new Adafruit Bluetooth LE break-out board for the Nordic Semiconductor nRF8001 chip.<p>Step #1: Wire the project together<p>NextPrev<p>Wire the project together as shown in the diagram (and …