Three-Dimensional Printers Will Be Here Soon

July 10th, 2013 by admin

Author Arthur C. Clarke speculated decades ago on the possibility of building an elevator all the way to outer space. The concept works much like a weight at the end of a string: spinning the string keeps the weight lifted and the string stretched taut. In the same way the spinning Earth will keep the elevator “shaft” stretched taut as it ascends 120 miles into near zero gravity space. An elevator car of some sort could then ride up and down the shaft with no need for rockets to get get to space. The problem with the space elevator concept has always been the needed strength for the shaft. Constantly being pulled by the Earth’s rotation and gravity is a very tough engineering challenge to overcome. A new material, click here, however, may provide both the strength and the lightweight needed to build an elevator 120 miles high: carbon nanotubes. These are cylinders made at the molecular level of carbon atoms. Carbon forms a very strong bond and using these microscopic tubes as the basis for a building material could mean a shaft (or more of a ribbon) that is light, strong and able to withstand the constant forces of nature trying to tear it apart.

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The Post Office Of The Digital Future

May 26th, 2013 by admin

There’s no denying physical mail is on the decline. In today’s world, it’s faster, easier, and cheaper to email something to someone rather than mail it to them. While the Post Office isn’t going anywhere right away, they might have to look into embracing today’s technology if they want to stick around.

One idea being tossed around is real-time GPS tracking for your mail. Currently, you can track a package or letter whenever it’s loaded or unloaded into an office, but tracking your letter in real time could Continue reading The Post Office Of The Digital Future

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Five Ways Advanced Mathematical Techniques Will Change Your Life

April 11th, 2013 by admin

Whether you realize it or not, daily activities can be analyzed using mathematical and scientific calculations. These days, there are software programs that can virtually calculate anything. Understanding some calculus can help you improve your daily life in plenty of ways. For example, you can use advanced formulas to calculate precisely how much food you need to eat and how often you should exercise in order to lose weight.

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Tips for New Home Insurance Applicants

February 26th, 2013 by admin

If you are applying for home insurance for the first time, then you need to make sure that you know the tips and tricks of the insurance industry before you even get started. While some people will hop right in without knowing if they are actually getting a good deal, others will find that patience turns out to be a great thing. If you are going to be able to get a good price on your new home insurance policy, then you have to make sure that you understand what kind of discounts are available to new homeowners. Although you may think that a young person with a new home would actually be a risky option for most insurance companies, the fact of the matter is that these insurance providers are always looking for ways to get new customers. While you are searching around for the website that will be able to give you the best deal, make sure that you keep these important home insurance tips in mind.

Look for the New Customer Discount

Some home insurance providers know the value of getting customers, so they will be willing to offer you a discount for your new plan. New customers are basically the holy grail for home insurance providers, so you need to realize the value that you hold in your hands when you apply for home insurance online. Make sure that you shop around for the best welcoming discount because you should be able to find a great deal as someone who is new to the world of home insurance.

Stay Away from Bad Neighborhoods

If you have not already purchased your home, you should try to make sure that you make your purchase in a good neighborhood. While crime should always be a concern of any new homeowner, it is also important to realize that you will be able to get a discount on your home insurance if you live in a nice area. The reason that home insurance providers give discounts to people living in low-crime areas is that these homes are less likely to be damaged or robbed by a criminal.

Stay Close to the Fire Department

One last tip to remember is that you should be able to get a discount on your home insurance by staying close to fire and police departments. Accidents are less likely to happen and much easier to solve when the good guys are around, and home insurance providers definitely use this as part of the overall equation for your monthly payments.

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Satellite Mapping And The Future Of Archaeology

October 10th, 2012 by admin

Satellite imagery is fast becoming the greatest tool an archaeologist could ever want. Instead of them having to spend weeks or months in the jungle hoping to find some sign or an old civilization, they can pull the maps.

These maps allow them to study variations in the earth around certain areas that can help pinpoint possible dig sites. Such a thing used to be nearly impossible to do just by looking at a map. You would have to study old books, talk to local residents and hope they were right.

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Stem Cell Therapy Applications For Gradual Hearing Loss

October 8th, 2012 by www.gtbusiness.com

There has been a lot of talk about using stem cell research to cure various conditions. The ability to cure deafness is a real possibility as is the ability to help people with lesser degrees of hearing loss. What has actually been accomplished using stem cells is the ability to grow hair follicles which are the same as the hair follicles found in the inner ear. As with all medical treatments and procedures involving surgery, the research involving stem cells has so far been limited to testing on animals. The procedures performed to restore hearing loss were done on gerbils.

The results of the gerbil treatments were very successful, with a forty-six percent success rate for restoring their hearing. The procedure involved using human embryonic stem cells to create whatever areas had been damaged. The ability to grow new parts using stem cell technology is what makes curing deafness a real possibility. Often, people will incur some degree of damage to their inner ear which causes then to loss their hearing. If the damaged areas could be replaced with new parts, theoretically, the hearing should be restored. This same theory holds true for people born with inner ear imperfections which leave them unable to hear.

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Broadcast Television In The Three-Dimensional Era

October 7th, 2012 by admin

For several years now, movie makers have been able to create movies in 3D. The technology used to create this type of imaging relies on several components. The video capturing devices need to be equipped to record in 3D, the projecting devices also need to be equipped to handle this format and the human eye needs to be adjusted in order to view it. The adjustment to the human eye is made through the use of special color coated lenses used to create 3D Continue reading Broadcast Television In The Three-Dimensional Era

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How Time-Reversal Acoustics Can Follow An Echo

October 4th, 2012 by admin

Time-reverse acoustics is more or less a sophisticated term for the theory of multiple echoes. However, that statement over simplifies the amount of scientific research that went into this phenomenon. Have you ever stood in an empty room and spoke in a loud voice? In most cases, not only will you hear one echo, but you will most likely here multiple echoes. Over the past few years, there has been a technology developed to actually track an echo. Initially, it was created in a lab and used in multiple case studies to determine the source of an echo. The Continue reading How Time-Reversal Acoustics Can Follow An Echo

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Carbon Nanotubes Will Help To Build The Space Elevator

October 1st, 2012 by admin

Author Arthur C. Clarke speculated decades ago on the possibility of building an elevator all the way to outer space. The concept works much like a weight at the end of a string: spinning the string keeps the weight lifted and the string stretched taut. In the same way the spinning Earth will keep the elevator “shaft” stretched taut as it ascends 120 miles into near zero gravity space. An elevator car of some sort could then ride up and down the shaft with no Continue reading Carbon Nanotubes Will Help To Build The Space Elevator

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