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Brainfeed Educational Videos for Kids

Brainfeed Educational Videos for Kids * Ranked #1 in 70 countries* Top 10 app for Kids 9-11 in 110+ countries* Featured in the Apple...

November 11, 2014 By Brainfeed LLC

Earth to Echo: What's your take on tech?

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.

July 1, 2014 by

Rare earth embargo to set electronics prices soaring

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.

November 9, 2010 by

1948 Dawn of Future

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...

January 10, 2013 By FrozenPepper

ISDE 7 Conference Program

Running from August 23rd until August 25th 2011 the 7th Symposium for the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) incorporating...

October 3, 2011 By Western Australia Land Information Authority

IT firms cross over to dark side

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.

March 26, 2010 by

Cars should be made greener, not cheaper

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.

March 26, 2009 by

Tech must step in where we forget

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.

January 8, 2009 by

Speak into your iPhone for fast Google search results

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.

November 13, 2008 by

Larry Brilliant outlines Google's giving strategies

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.

November 5, 2008 by

Google.org invests in geothermal

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.

August 19, 2008 by

The mania behind Toy Story Mania!

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.

June 19, 2008 by

Using satellite imagery to explore ancient Mexico

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...

May 14, 2008 by

Power cord clutter: A picture is worth a thousand words

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.

May 3, 2008 by

An Earth Day Valentine for smart metering 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.

April 21, 2008 by

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