Turning Heat into Power

 Posted by at 10:05 pm  Gadgets
Jan 262008

The Discovery Channel reports on a new form of power generation that can convert heat into electricity, apparently at scale. The inventor of this new system is Lonnie Johnson, who also happens to be the inventor of the “Super Soaker” squirt gun.  Johnson’s new focus on electromechanical systems appears to be underwritten by the success […]

Aug 032007
Black Pixels Cost Less?

I was recently introduced to a Google search wrapper called www.blackle.com.  It’s sole claim to fame is that it displays a Google-like search page, but with a background color of black.  Why?  Blackle.com claims that black pixels require less energy to display than white pixels, so if everyone who uses Google were to see a […]