Wednesday, March 25, 2009

“O” Personal Computer Project is Trying to Reduce The Amount of CO2

Do you know the amount of CO2 that your computer generates during its production? Check out this new and unique “O Project” for sustainable computers, designed by Luis Luna. This project is encouraged by the oxygen and the whole cycle of photosynthesis. It decreases a tiny amount of CO2 generated by your computer and can be used lifelong until they become completely waste. This stylish CPU is designed by keeping mind the Green Life Style by having a decorative piece to remove the plentiful visual noise that usual PC’s create. So, you will surely like to have this Plant based CPU on your computer table to have a fresh look.

“O” is the project inspired by the oxygen and the whole cycle of photosynthesis, trying to contribute and reduce a tiny amount of CO2 that computers generate during their production and life use until they become waste. The main idea of this project is to design a CPU that is more concerned about “green thinking’ and ‘life style’ by having a decorative piece to eliminate the abundant visual noise that regular pc’s create.

It has a biodegradable skin composed of polymers based on cornstarch and bamboo. Its components can be returned to the producer to be re-utilized or recycled if you don’t want it as a flower pot or accessorize in your home.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


XPERIA X1 marks the launch of a new brand for Sony Ericsson company, this product is hoped can gain attention from slider phone lovers. Featuring 3 inch wide VGA display, 3.2 mega-pixel camera, slider-design body, touch screen, and full wide-pitch QWERTY keyboard. This probably the next iphone rival. No one mention about any price just yet, we can hope to see XPERIA X1 in the market around second half of 2008. Let’s hope so !
—– Update —–It’s here now with the price $800, phew…more expensive than iPhone.


Today the considerable consumers for the gadgets are the youngsters those who are always on the move and always looking for fresh new things. Manufacturers do take this segment seriously and keep developing new products for them. Nokia has come out with what they call is Nokia 888 Form, a perfect phone for the youngsters which allows them to be free and have fun. It is simple, light and carefree as one can change the form according the needs.
The Nokia 888 design is aimed to show case the activity prone life of youngsters thus it can adjust to the moment and function used. Technology used is that of liquid battery, speech recognition with flexible touch screen and touch sensitive body cover which lets the same understand and accordingly to the environment. It’s easy to carry as it can be bent and rolled and put into the cloth like a clip if not carry it around the wrist or as a usual phone. So this is one instrument that is form fitted for the youngsters.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

NASA plans to build outpost on the moon

It seems alot has been happening at NASA lately with regards to planning and implementation of new space missions. One such mission, is the proposal to build an outpost on the moon. The outpost is expected to begin operations in 2020, but some challenges need to be overcome in order to build the outpost landing site.
Due to the fact that there is no atmosphere on the lunar surface, it means that rockets landing and taking off from the lunar surface will blast lunar grit outwards and away from the landing/launch pad. The outpost's crew quarters and laboratories need to be in close proximity to the landing site, which means a solution needs to be found so these are not sandblasted everytime a rocket lands or takes off.
Researchers from Astrobotic Technology Inc and Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have analyzed two possible solutions:

As could be imagined, the first possible solution is to create a hard-surface landing pad which would prevent loose grit from being blasted away from the site.
The second possible scenario would involve building a berm 8.5 feet high within a 160 foot semi-circle. This would require approximately 2.6 million pounds of lunar surface dirt to be moved or excavated. In order to do this, a new, small type of lunar robot weighing 330 pounds (under contract from NASA's Lunar Surface Systems group), may be used to move the dirt to prepare the landing site. It is estimated that two of these robots would be needed to complete the task in less than six months.
To create a hard-surface landing pad, researchers demonstrated how small robots could gather rocks to construct a suitable landing pad. Robotic scouting missions will need to analyze the soil to ascertain if the right size rocks and gravel could be found on the lunar surface to construct the landing pad. Astrobotic's first lunar robot has already reportedly been undergoing field tests for months.