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Power Hands, Seize Power! Case For The iPad Mini from Zazzle.com

Power Hands, Seize Power! Case For The iPad Mini from Zazzle.com | Tech Habit | Scoop.it

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Dreams, Fears, Obsessions: 10 Years of Sci-Fi and Fantasy Short Films - Flip the Media

Dreams, Fears, Obsessions: 10 Years of Sci-Fi and Fantasy Short Films - Flip the Media | Tech Habit | Scoop.it
This year’s Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival (SFFSFF) featured some of the most notable films screened over the last 10 years of the festival.
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The Worlds Most Powerful Brands

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Source: Brand Finance [pdf] Notes: Lego tops the list of the world's most powerful brands, according to Brand Finance's Brand Strength Index (BSI), a measure based on an analysis of marketing investment and brand equity (goodwill) and their impact...

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Wave Power Could Supply Half the U.S. With Cheap Electricity—Here’s Why It Doesn't

Wave Power Could Supply Half the U.S. With Cheap Electricity—Here’s Why It Doesn't | Tech Habit | Scoop.it
The technology works, but surviving harsh ocean conditions and securing funding has proved tough.

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Russell Roberts's curator insight, January 31, 12:08 AM

Thanks to environmental reporter Wes Thomas for this story.  Wave power is being used in a limited way in France, but, as the article states, harsh ocean conditions and restricted funding limit the availability of this technology.  Perhaps some of the ocean thermal energy experiments being conducted at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii near the Kailua-Kona International  Airport can be modified to incorporate Wave power technology.  It's worth a try, considering Hawaii's dependence on imported oil to generate electricity.  Aloha, Russ.

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From Blade Runner to Exodus: What the Hell Happened to Ridley Scott? - Westword (blog)

From Blade Runner to Exodus: What the Hell Happened to Ridley Scott? - Westword (blog) | Tech Habit | Scoop.it
It is safe to say that few, if any, directors in the history of geek film can boast a pair...
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10 Sci-Fi Predictions That Came True - PC Magazine

10 Sci-Fi Predictions That Came True - PC Magazine | Tech Habit | Scoop.it
The past century has seen some truly staggering sci-fi predictions become reality.
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Japan's Reports on Conditions at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station | International Atomic Energy Agency


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Michael Showalter Is Producing A Scifi Comedy For FX - io9

Michael Showalter Is Producing A Scifi Comedy For FX - io9 | Tech Habit | Scoop.it
FX has put in a development deal for his new scifi comedy series Daedalus 6.
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Solar-Powered Glowing Bicycle Path In Netherlands Inspired By Van Gogh’s Starry Night

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Dutch artist and designer Daan Roosegaarde has created a beautiful and innovative glowing bike path that, when illuminated at night by glowing pebbles and LEDs, looks like Van Gogh's famous Starry Night painting.

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Watch: Justin Tagg's Mysterious, Clever Sci-Fi Short Film 'Mouse-X' - First Showing (blog)

Watch: Justin Tagg's Mysterious, Clever Sci-Fi Short Film 'Mouse-X' - First Showing (blog) | Tech Habit | Scoop.it
Who are you, if you're not the only you? This peculiar little short film is worth watching for the interesting twists and turns found within. Titled Mouse-X
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Watch: David Weinstein's Incredible Sci-Fi Robot Short Film 'Envoy' - First Showing (blog)

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"You don't even know what it's capable of!
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Search Engine Script – AdSense Powered Website

Search Engine Script – AdSense Powered Website | Tech Habit | Scoop.it

Your Search Engine will have thousands of keyword rich, SEO optimized, automatically generated pages. You can Make Money exactly the same way as Google does!

Search Results Pages are full of relevant content with AdSense ads on the first three positions! All results pages are presented as static content and are indexed by Google, getting tons of free traffic, resulting in more visitors, more clicks and more money! It makes our search engine script the Best Traffic Monetization Solution!

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Using brain power to fight effects of aging

Using brain power to fight effects of aging | Tech Habit | Scoop.it
Whenever someone asks former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona how his day is going, he typically responds with, "Every day is the same! I'm fighting aging and gravity."

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Flexible solar cells woven into fabric could power wearable electronics

Flexible solar cells woven into fabric could power wearable electronics | Tech Habit | Scoop.it

Wearable electronics are quickly becoming the fashion. And there could soon be a way to power those electronics indefinitely, now that scientists in China have developed a solar cell ‘textile’ that could be woven into clothes. The textile retains a power-generation efficiency close to 1% even after been bent more than 200 times, and can be illuminated from both sides.

 

Scientists have been looking into flexible solar cells for decades, partly for coating irregularly shaped objects but also for integrating into wearable fabrics. One popular line of investigation has been dye-sensitized solar cells, in which a pigment absorbs sunlight to generate electrons and their positive counterparts, holes, before passing on those charges to inexpensive semiconductors. These solar cells are cheap and flexible, but the liquid nature of their pigments means that they must be well sealed. Bend a dye-sensitized solar cell more than a few times and the seals are likely to break, destroying its light-harvesting properties.

 

That is why Huisheng Peng at Fudan University in Shanghai and colleagues have been exploring another option: polymer solar cells. Although their maximum efficiencies fall below 10% – about half that of crystalline silicon, the most prevalent solar cell – polymer solar cells are lightweight, flexible and easy to manufacture. Peng and colleagues’ solar cell textile consists of microscopic interwoven metal wires coated with an active polymer (to absorb the sunlight), titanium dioxide nanotubes (to conduct the electrons) and another active polymer (to conduct the holes). The researches coated each side of the textile with transparent, conductive sheets of carbon nanotubes, which complete the circuit.

 

Because of the textile’s symmetry, the cell can be illuminated on either side. In tests it exhibited a maximum efficiency of 1.08%, which varied by less than 0.03% after 200 cycles of bending. However, the textile is currently only about the size of a fingernail. ‘The main difficulties encountered are how to scale up the solar-cell textile while maintaining high energy-conversion efficiencies,’ says Peng.

 

Materials scientist Anyuan Cao, who was not involved with the work, believes the results are interesting, particularly the use of carbon nanotube sheets to allow illumination from both sides. But he warns that wearable solar cells are still some way off. ‘Current textiles demonstrated in laboratories are too small and have low energy conversion efficiencies,’ says Cao, who is based at Peking University in China.

 

‘The materials involved and the fabrication processes are still expensive. Practical use not only requires that the textiles should withstand simple bending, but also that they should sustain much more complex deformations such as folding and twisting, even under dynamic conditions.’

 

Z Zhang et al, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2014, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201407688


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Want To Boost Brain Power? Try Out These 10 Foods

Want To Boost Brain Power? Try Out These 10 Foods | Tech Habit | Scoop.it
There are more ways to boost brain power than brain training, physical exercise and sleep. We also need the right types of fuel for optimal brain health.

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Russell Roberts's curator insight, February 21, 5:49 PM

With medical costs soaring these days, it behooves all of us to take better care of both mind and body.  This fascinating article from http://www.lifehack.org suggests several ways you can keep both parts of your life (physical and mental) healthy and in harmony with your surroundings.  Aloha, Russ.

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Exclusive: Google Is Developing Its Own Uber Competitor

Exclusive: Google Is Developing Its Own Uber Competitor | Tech Habit | Scoop.it
The two companies are going to war over self-driving taxis
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Sci-Fi Visions of 2015, Ranked - Gizmodo

Sci-Fi Visions of 2015, Ranked - Gizmodo | Tech Habit | Scoop.it
We're just hours away from 2015. What will the mysterious future hold? Fortunately there are a number of films set in this far-flung future year to tell us what's coming.
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Our pick of 2015's most exciting sci-fi and fantasy films - The Guardian

Our pick of 2015's most exciting sci-fi and fantasy films - The Guardian | Tech Habit | Scoop.it
From Mad Max to the return of Arnie, there’s much for fans to get fired up about this year, writes Ben Child
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How To Embed A YouTube Video & Other Media In Your PowerPoint Presentation

How To Embed A YouTube Video & Other Media In Your PowerPoint Presentation | Tech Habit | Scoop.it
Typical presentations are dull affairs with text and corporate backgrounds providing little of interest. Microsoft knows this. They even released their own PowerPoint alternative called Sway.

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What an informative insights to all that can be accomplished using YouTube in PowerPoint as well as other types of media. I highly recommend printing this as it if FULL with tips and tricks for YouTube. Regards, 

~ Holley Jacobs

 

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Best Thriller Science Fiction Movies - Ogre - Scifi Movies - Scifi Filme - YouTube

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Wearable tech can be implanted in brains, thanks to new power technique

Wearable tech can be implanted in brains, thanks to new power technique | Tech Habit | Scoop.it

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"A research breakthrough has identified a way to charge tiny health-tracking devices that could be embedded in our brains, hearts or livers.

New wireless charging technique developed at Stanford University could enable embeddable sensors, pacemakers and nerve stimulators
A breakthrough in wireless technology could allow a new wave of health tracking tools that can be embedded inside our bodies – in our livers, hearts and even in our brains.
A new wireless charging technique known as “mid-field wireless transfer” can deliver power to tiny electronic devices such as sensors, pacemakers and nerve stimulators embedded deep within the body. They can be charged using a device the size of a credit card placed outside the body.
"With this method, we can safely transmit power to tiny implants in organs like the heart or brain, well beyond the range of current near-field systems,” said Dr John Ho, co-author of the study that appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
‘Make these devices as small as possible’
Sensors can be embedded deeper into the right areas of the body, without needing to be close to the skin for current near-field wireless charging technologies like those that charge electric toothbrushes. The embedded devices will also no longer need large, bulky batteries, which means it is possible for them to fit into tighter, more sensitive spaces.
“We need to make these devices as small as possible to more easily implant them deep in the body and create new ways to treat illness and alleviate pain," explained Professor Ada Poon, lead researcher behind the new technique in a press release......"

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Review: 'Alien: Isolation' aims for claustrophobic terror of sci-fi classic - Vancouver Sun

Review: 'Alien: Isolation' aims for claustrophobic terror of sci-fi classic - Vancouver Sun | Tech Habit | Scoop.it
Ridley Scott's "Alien" has inspired dozens of video games since its debut in 1979, but "Alien: Isolation" (Sega, for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, $59.95) is the first in a while that has aspired to the claustrophobic...
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New Jupiter Ascending Trailer Finally Merges Scifi Spectacle With Story

New Jupiter Ascending Trailer Finally Merges Scifi Spectacle With Story | Tech Habit | Scoop.it
The early trailers for the Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending have always looked impressive, but they seemed like they wanted to bludgeon people into theaters by assaulting them with an overabundance of chaotic scifi/CG action.

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Bitcoin: Distributing Power & Trust | Eric Spano | TEDxConcordia

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Eric makes the case for distributed technologies and the advantages that they offer to finance, law and society as a whole.


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EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #3 First Look Reveals All-New Scifi Spidey - Newsarama

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... only Spider-Man stands capable of saving the day! But is he prepared for the onslaught of Spider-Verse and the coming of Morlun?
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