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Friday: January 8, 2010

Your cell phone may one day be powered via carbonated beverage.Your cell phone may one day be powered via carbonated beverage.

The designer claims his sugar-based bio-battery lasts up to four times longer than a fully charged lithium battery and is much easier to recharge: just pour some more sweet fuel.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:08 PM | Tags (10) | bio | battery | lithium | cell | phones | electricity | carbohydrates | enzymes | oxygen | water |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 12, 2009

Scientists trying to harness the mighty power of the termite to solve energy needs.Scientists trying to harness the mighty power of the termite to solve energy needs.

It should be possible, however, to insert the termite genes into another organism that could serve as an organic factory, producing enzymes on demand. It doesn't have to be anything all that sophisticated.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 7:38 AM | Tags (6) | science | termites | energe | genes | organism | enzymes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Effects of sleep deprivation might be reversible via something other than sleep.Effects of sleep deprivation might be reversible via something other than sleep.

...the team believes that the cognitive deficits caused by sleep deprivation, such as an inability to focus, learn or memorize, may be reversible by reducing the concentration of a specific enzyme that builds up in the hippocampus of the brain.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 1:31 PM | Tags (8) | brain | cognitive | deprivation | enzymes | groggy | impairment | science | sleep |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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