What you see above may look like an unremarkable slice of electronics, but it can theoretically power a low-energy device forever, and for free. If that sounds like a big deal, well… that’s because it is. Drayson Technologies today announced Freevolt, a system that harvests energy from radio frequency (RF) signals bouncing around in the ether and turns it into usable, “perpetual power.”
In 2014, President Obama named the three major threats to US national security; ISIS, Russia and Ebola (because spiraling national debt, unequal distribution of wealth, over-incarceration, climate change etc are less pressing issues).
Sweden is moving to a six-hour working day in a bid to increase productivity and make people happier.
Employers across the country have already made the change, according to the Science Alert website, which said the aim was to get more done in a shorter amount of time and ensure people had the energy to enjoy their private lives.
Through a process called anhydrous pyrolysis, you can convert platic waste of all kinds back into oil, and then further refine it into kerosine, gasoline or diesel.
Photo credit: These long streaks are inferred to have been formed by contemporary flowing water. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
NASA teased us last week with the promise of a “major science finding” regarding our planetary neighbor, Mars. Today they delivered news of an exciting discovery – and no it’s not Mark Watney or even little green men. Using data collected by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), scientists have detected evidence of salty water flowing on the surface of Mars.