You could either go online to check the weather, or simply look at Tempescope. This "Ambient Weather Display" is basically a small box that reproduces various weather conditions, like rain, clouds, storms with LED lightning, and sunshine. It can also show you the forecast in local areas, or the conditions in another part of the world, literally allowing you to "share the sky" with loved ones, even if they're far away. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a person who makes up to $1000 per week just waiting in line for people.
WeWi Telecommunications Inc. has developed an innovative solar-powered laptop that can run for 10-hours continuously on a single charge - takes only 2-hours to fully charge. Featuring fold-out solar panels, it can be used in off-grid areas and countries where access to electricity is limited. The $350 laptop features a 1.86GHz dual-core Intel Atom D2500 processor, 2GB of RAM (4GB maximum), a Seagate 320GB SATA HDD, GMA3600 integrated graphics, 3.0-megapixel webcam, and a 13.3-inch LCD screen. It also sports a USB port, HDMI, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, an audio jack and SD card expansion. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
At first glance, this just looks like a giant metallic whale sculpture of some sort, but upon closer inspection, you'll see that it's just the SunGlacier, a solar-powered structure that uses condensation principles to create ice in the Sahara desert. Though it seems impractical, this 200 m2 leaf-shaped structure has a photovoltaic cell coated underbelly, which powers cooling condensers that convert humidity from the desert air into ice. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Anker's 14W Dual-Port Solar Charger folds up into an iPad Mini-sized package, or you can strap it to a backpack for emergency power anywhere, all for $39.99 shipped, today only, originally $69.99. When you're out enjoying the great outdoors, enjoy yet another perk: free limitless power. Simply spread out the solar panels or attach to your pack to start repowering your gadgets. 14 watts provides enough power to charge two devices at once. Product page. Continue reading for another video review, more pictures and additional information.
There are normal razors, electric models, and now Skarp. This futuristic razor has no blade, just a small laser that cuts through hair for an incredibly close shave, with no itching, burns or irritation. They're made from 6061 aluminum and each laser has a life of 50,000 hours, while being powered by a single AAA battery. According to the company, here's how it works: "Wavelengths of light had already been discovered that could cut through dark hair, but finding a way to cut light hair was proving incredibly difficult. After years of research & development, they discovered a chromophore in the hair that would be cut when hit with a particular light wavelength. Chromophores are particles that absorb certain wavelengths (colors) of light." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why you should never set a spider on fire at a gas station.
Finally, after years of development, the AeroMobil 3.0 flying car is set to hit the market. Just to recap, the body is made from carbon fiber coating stretched over a steel frame, and it can accommodate one driver / pilot, along with a passenger. Powering this machine is a four-cylinder Rotax 912 light airplane engine, capable of producing 100-horsepower, and as a 30mpg car, it can achieve a top speed of 99 mph. A rear mounted propeller keeps the two-seater aloft in the air, and helps it hit a cruising speed of 124 mph. Best of all, it only needs a couple hundred meters to take off. The only thing you'll need to legally fly the AeroMobil 3.0 is a Sport Pilot License (SPL). No word yet on pricing, but expect it to cost at least as much as a supercar. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of the creepiest robot baby you'll ever see.
Scientists from the Department of Energy at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have managed to convert algae into crude oil in less than an hour. It all starts with a chemical process that produces crude oil minutes after it is poured into harvested algae, a continuous reaction since it produces a recyclable byproduct containing phosphorus that can then be used to grow more algae. Continue reading for one of the first vehicles powered by this green crude oil.
PhD student Paddy Neumann has invented an ion drive system that works by bombarding the fuel source with electric arcs, causing the ions to be discarded, thus providing higher spacecraft top speeds (200,000mph) than any other rocket currently available. To put things into perspective, the space shuttle is capable of a top speed of around 18,000mph. Neumann said that it could power a spacecraft to "Mars and back on one tank of fuel." Continue reading for another video of Neil deGrasse Tyson explaining ion propulsion systems and more information.
Why bother strapping several action cams together, when you could just pick up a Panono Panoramic Camera Ball instead? This sphere comes equipped with 36 small cameras that automatically trigger at their highest point - or you can hold it for manual control - and a 72-megapixel panoramic picture is the result. You will be sent an instant preview of your shot to your mobile device via WiFi. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video on how to turn butter knives into steak knives.
Voltaic Systems has revealed Shine, a personal solar panel, light, and USB charger in one, that can be used to provide 30-hours of continuous LED light on a single charge. Shine not only has a powerful built-in 5000mAh battery - good enough to fully charge a smartphone - but it's extremely durable and 100% waterproof - ready to power you off the grid. Continue reading for more pictures, information and the Kickstarter page.