Japanese are working on developing technology to transmit electricity wirelessly. Their goal is to transmit energy from orbiting solar panels to Earth by microwave/laser. They have successfully transmitted 10 kw of energy 500 meters away.
Photo : Japanese Space Agency
The power button symbol is based off of binary’s off (0) and on (1).
Scientists are working on a technology that will erase all the painful and scary memories from our brain.
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SIM cards are self-contained computers featuring their own 30 MHz CPU, 64kb of RAM, and some storage space. They are designed to run “applets” written in a stripped down form of Java.
Green screens are green because it doesn’t match any natural skin tone of the actors so no part of them will be accidentally edited out.
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In 2010, the fastest supercomputer in the entire US Defense Department was built. It primarily comprised of 1,760 PlayStation-3 processors.
There’s a ring that turns your hand into a cellphone. The Orii syncs with your mobile and lets you answer calls, send texts, and make voice commands. Much like a hearing aid, the ring uses bone conduction by vibrating your finger to directly simulate the tiny bones inside your ear – so you can literally talk on the phone through your own finger.
A bidet is considered a key green technology and uses significantly less water, electricity, and wood than a single roll of toilet paper.
Stockholm has a 20-story light up tower and the color of every floor can be changed by anyone with a smartphone. It’s meant to be a statement on the power of democracy and the public.
Photo : Mikael Vejdemo Johansson / atlasobscura
IBM sold a smartphone with a touchscreen display input that could send emails and run third party apps in 1994.