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Earth to Echo Director Dave Green and I had a short chat about his upcoming (July 2) movie that takes us on a first-person look at first contact. The movie features an interesting film technique and some intriguing film technology.
Will the rare earth materials battle limit a future supply of smartphones, devices or hybrid technology?
Earth Networks will contribute environmental monitoring technology in regions only sparsely covered by a European climate science consortium.
The cost of high-tech products is set to rise dramatically as a result of a lack of suppliers as China moves to consolidate rare earth mining operations, according to a report published on Tuesday.The report published by The Information Network — which conducts market research for the the semiconductor, computing and telecommunications industry — says that the price of technology will continue to rise until non-Chinese rare earth mines are producing the vital materials.
It's 1948 and it's the dawn of a new era.The two leading super powers started a top secret war to control alien technology found on...
The Obama administration and Congress are seeking to diversify the global supply chains of rare earth ores used in the development of clean energy technology. China currently dominates the world's supply.
The world's most cutting-edge aircraft carrier creates less waste, more efficiently launches aircraft and is stronger than ever. Here's why it's so smart.
Running from August 23rd until August 25th 2011 the 7th Symposium for the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) incorporating...
Technology companies will be among over 400 businesses taking part in Earth Hour this year, with activities ranging from switching off lights to a contest for eco ideas.
San Francisco based, Climate Earth has developed new software technology that measures and analyzes the carbon impact inside the supply chain, from the production of a carton of orange juice to the construction of a giant skyscraper.
Dec. 21, 2012. It's a big day on the calendar, particularly because some believe it marks the last day of the world as we know it.
This past week has been calamity filled. Following the freak dust storm in Sydney, Typhoon Kestana flooded into the Philippines and later raged its way toward Taiwan and Vietnam.
It was a long time coming, but the Tata Nano finally saw daylight this week when the US$2,230 car was officially launched.Dubbed "the people's car", the 624cc-engine vehicle is the brainchild of Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata, who aspired to build an automobile costing 100,000 rupees (roughly US$2,000), making it affordable to more Indian middle-class.
After a minor security scare--his house keys were misplaced--my brother went on a defense mode and installed a biometric door lock that supports access via fingerprint and/or a PIN number.But, ironically, if both access modes fail, the door can be unlocked with a traditionally-made metal key.
Google continues its efforts to optimize the mobile experience on the iPhone with their new speech recognition search application that will lets iPhone users ask questions verbally and receive back Google search results. This new search functionality will also take advantage of the iPhone location-based technology and sometimes give you back local results. Other recent improvements in Google services include new search results pages optimized for the iPhone and Google Earth for the iPhone.
At the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, Larry Brilliant, executive director of Google.org, declares that Google ripped off Salesforce's 1/1/1 model--and the company is proud of it. The model calls for a company to give 1 percent of its time, 1 percent of its equity, and 1 percent of its product to charity. Brilliant also notes that Google focuses on areas where its area of expertise--technology--can do the most good, and explains why nonprofits ask to use Google Earth more often than asking for money.
Google.org is investing $10 million in Enhanced Geothermal Systems, a technology that drills miles down into the earth to get that nice, hot granite under the surface, Tom Zeller reports on the dot-earth blog at the Times.
Pixar fans rejoice: Southern California's Disneyland has opened the doors to its new Toy Story-themed ride. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi travels to the "happiest place on earth" for a look at the technology behind the multidimensional experience and why diehard fans are willing to spend the better part of a day waiting in line to ride it.
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is using satellite imagery to peer into the ancient Mexican past. Bill Middleton, an archeologist, is teaming up with computer scientists to build the most detailed landscape map of the southern state of Oaxaca in order to learn more about the Zapotec civilization. According to Middleton, who probably spoke only about Mexico, the Zapotec people 'had the first writing system, the first state society, the first cities.' The project is funded by National Geographic and NASA which is providing three years of images taken by Earth Observing 1 and Landsat satellites. But read more...
For your rainy Sunday viewing pleasure, here's a link to a compendium of photos that were submitted as part of Green Plug's first "What's Under Your Desk" contest. The Earth Day campaign was part of a visibility effort meant to reinforce interest in the company's universal power cord technology.
Welcome to my own personal Earth Day morning nightmare, in which I have just wasted all 10 minutes worth of water trying to get the hot water heater to trigger at my hotel. I have to run a three-hour-long panel session in a mere three hours, and I'm the sort of person who isn't fully awake unless I get my head wet.
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