More than 160 billion gallons of water are flushed down the drains each year due to urinal usage.
Recently, major developments have been made in the field of 3D printing. The process of 3D printing is certainly not a new process, originally emerging in the late 1970’s. However, the process was incredibly limited back then, with the printers often large and expensive to buy and run. Skip to 2013 and the process of 3D printing has been revolutionised,
In our increasingly health-conscious world, the marketplace has been flooded by gadgets that insist they’ll help us achieve our fitness goals. But for every useful innovation there are several destined to collect dust. Read on to discover the health inventions worth investing in. Monitor Your Body with the Basis B1 Watch Image via Flickr by Alan Cleaver Heart-rate monitor watches
What could be better than keeping fit and healthy as you earn money? Some jobs are particularly good for the body and the wallet and there is also a host of great ways to make some extra cash from your fit and trim body, making you a double winner. Here are some great ways that your good health can help
Is space exploration boring? We’ve come a long way since the moon landing and the relatively exciting space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. Back then, the universe was there to be conquered by the superpowers. How things have changed. It’s the 21st century and the Soviets are long gone. The Russian space program is proving successful,
There’s little reason to explain what social media is nowadays, seeing how we’re simply bombarded by social channels from all directions. After all, everyone’s on Facebook, right? Truth be told, social media isn’t entirely new -it’s been on the web since its early days actually, ever since the first forums and blogs surfaced. Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and the likes have
What image does the word ‘hacker’ conjure up? University geeks creating online chaos for their own amusement? A criminal gang stealing millions from non-savvy tech users? Or an anti-capitalist anti-hero wreaking havoc on multinational corporations? Throughout the history of tech, the hacker has been all of these things, and more. Here’s a quick look at how the image of hackers
Hacking has come a long way since its (relatively) innocuous beginnings.
The growing use of Flash memory for storage with top end devices now available in the Terabyte region, has brought on the need for ever more effective technologies for not only recovering data from a Flash drive, but also for effectively wiping them. There are a number of important differences between legacy mechanical hard drives and Flash drives which can
Aerial firefighting was first employed to minimize damage from napalm attacks during World War II. Following the war, many more potential uses were investigated. Recently, aerial firefighting has proven to be quite effective in fighting wildfires. As techniques are refined, aerial firefighting has proven flexible in many situations and adaptable to different types of aerial equipment, spelling good news for
It is common that most of our gadgets contain a substance by the name of Coltan, particularly our mobile phones.
Android has dominated smart phones. Everywhere you go, the mall, coffee shop, restaurants, offices, you will most likely see the trademark Android mascot on people’s phones. You know the green robot with cute antennas and a wide smile? Who would miss that? Android phones are preferred by many because of the amazingly cool and trendy software and applications. A recent
Every medical practitioner took an oath and swore to provide the best kind of care and service to people above all else – the Hyppocratic oath. Because of this, doctors and medical experts continuously study the human body and other, related subjects to further understand different diseases and treatment and improve as time passes. We rely on their studies to
Genetic health tests have enabled the layman at home to learn more about their genes and discover possible links between their genetic code and some diseases such as cancer. Cancer, an abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells, is a common disease and the current era has been characterized by a cancer epidemic where the prevalence of cancer seems to be on the increase.
The age of technology has greatly transformed the ways we store and access information. In the past, it was somewhat difficult to find all of the information available on a particular topic, digital libraries and repositories have made it simple for anyone with access to a computer to find a wealth of information with a few simple clicks. These resources
Advances in science technology and design in the last 10 years have made cars — especially stereotypical gas-guzzlers like 4x4s — into green cars, greener than could have been imagined when they first launched just a few short years ago. Relentless research into improvements for efficiency has transformed the idea of driving a low emission electric or semi-electric (hybrid) vehicle.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has had a long and storied history in the course of American scientific exploration. Since its founding in 1958 during the U.S/Soviet Space Race to the disasters of the Challenger and Columbia Space Shuttles and their 14 dead astronauts, the agency has also had its fair share of ups and downs. NASA’S Past Successes
Scientists generally draw a distinction between consciousness and intelligence. Consciousness is defined as a state of self awareness; whereas intelligence is seen as a measure of the quality of the awareness. I suggest that the distinction is one of level, not one of kind. Being sufficiently intelligent about cause and effect will include an awareness that the self is a
When it comes to lighting the home, lumens matter more than wattage. That’s a truth that people are coming to grips with manufactures change the labels on light bulbs to meet new energy-efficiency regulations. Consumers accustomed to equating watts with a certain amount of illumination are beginning to understand that the two are not intrinsically linked. New technologies are driving
Working in the garden brings people out into the great outdoors, making them more appreciative of nature’s fragile beauty, yet all too often, the garden tools and equipment that they use are not friendly to the environment. To ensure that nature’s beauty is there to enjoy for generations to come, many gardeners are seeking out eco-friendly garden tools. Here are