Author Archives: Ebrahim P. Karan

Asteroid Mining Mission

– Planetary Resources, Inc. announced today its plan to mine Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs) for raw materials, ranging from water to precious metals. Through the development of cost-effective exploration technologies, the company is poised to initiate prospecting missions targeting resource-rich asteroids that are easily accessible.

Resource extraction from asteroids will deliver multiple benefits to humanity and grow to be valued at tens of billions of dollars annually. The effort will tap into the high concentration of precious metals found on asteroids and provide a sustainable supply to the ever-growing population on Earth.

Albert Einstein archives go online

The artifacts newly posted online include one of only three existing manuscripts containing Einstein's famous formula, which describes the relationship between energy (E), mass (m) and the speed of light (c), which derives from Einstein's special theory of relativity.

Albert Einstein’s complete archives — from personal correspondence with half a dozen lovers to notebooks scribbled with his groundbreaking scientific research — are going online for the first time.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/03/20/technology-albert-einstein-archives-online.html

 

Light bulb of the future

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What a bright idea!

A revolutionary new light bulb being introduced across stores in New York City just in time for Earth Day could be the future of energy efficient lighting, experts say.

The Philips LED 60-watt replacement bulb uses just 10 watts of energy, has the same color quality as standard incandescent lights and lasts for over a whopping 25 years.

“I think it’s a phenomenal product,” said Brad Paulsen, Light Bulb Merchant at The Home Depot. “Truly in my mind, they’re the way of the future.”

A magical tale (with augmented reality)

Marco Tempest spins a beautiful story of what magic is, how it entertains us and how it highlights our humanity — all while working extraordinary illusions with his hands and an augmented reality machine.

Project Glass

Project Glass is a research and development program by Google to prototype and build an augmented reality head-mounted display (or HMD).[1] Though such displays for augmented reality are not a new idea, the project has drawn media attention[2] primarily due to its backing by the major public corporation, as well as the prototype, which is smaller and slimmer than the previous designs for head-mounted displays.[

Samsung Smart (Transparent) Window

Here is another video corresponding to the Samsung transparent window. This product won the Innovation Award from CES 2012. In this video we can check out what’s happening over at the Samsung booth and gives a little demo of the window.

2012 CES Innovation Award

Because I am a Samsung fan, I prefer to post something corresponding to this company, by the way, Samsung’s Transparent Window got a lot of attention at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It also got the award for Innovation product.  Watch this video to find out why!