“Sun & Cloud is a digital camera the features built-in components for generating power with renewable energy, including solar and mechanical power. The camera, priced at $200, could be an excellent learning tool for kids, teaching them just how energy is created and how much energy it takes to run an electronic device. Plus, it takes pictures, which kids love and so is a great reward for the kids to want to learn about the renewable energy aspect of the device.”
A truck holds 447 tons of coal at Peabody Energy’s North Antelope Rochelle coal mine, north of Douglas, Wyo. Guiness World Records recently awarded the body’s manufacturer a certificate for its custom-built unit designed for a Wyoming mine. (Westech/Casper Star-Tribune/AP) (via Coal - The Big Picture - Boston.com)
In a 12.8-metre-high warehouse at Fisher’s facility in Basel, Switzerland, two autonomous cranes pick boxes from a stack of 9,000 pallets. After receiving their orders electronically, they set each box on a revolving line for distribution outside the warehouse. Each box contains bundles of drugs, known as kits, due for trialling.
The replacement for the Hubble Space Telescope will boldly go where its predecessor never could. Hubble currently orbits the Earth at a distance of 570km; the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), launching in 2014, will do so from 1.5 million kilometres out. (via Nasa’s new eye in space (Wired UK))
For get iPads and whatnot that’s what you call technology.
The Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, on May 26, 2011, in Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The rover was shipped to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on June 22, 2011. The mission is scheduled to launch tomorrow, November 26, 2011, and land the Curiosity on Mars in August of 2012. (NASA/JPL-Caltech) (via NASA Prepares to Launch Curiosity - Alan Taylor - In Focus - The Atlantic)
I had a 1st generation iPod, its funny to think back then because it only worked with Macs and there was no iTunes store. When I got it out on the tube to change tracks people would often ask me what it was. It was not all great, if you had a album where one track blended into another there was always a little pause between tracks. Before the 1st software update if a very long track was played it got really hot because the harddrive was active while the track played rather than loading the track into ram.
I still have it and it still works, only problem is that it stop syncing with iTunes so it’s a little time capsule of music. Might take it to a genius bar to see what they can do for the little bad boy!
Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs took the stage and introduced the first iPod. The portable music player is seen as being largely responsible for Apple’s dramatic comeback over the past decade. It also led Apple down the path into the consumer electronics market.