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Monday, 23 Nov, 2009

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Latest Invention: Small Drifting Robots Developed to Watch the Ocean

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Scientists from the UC San Diego received $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant is meant to help the researchers create probably one of the most useful inventions - small robotic devices that would flow together with the ocean currents and study the mechanisms that maintain plankton and other small creatures of the ocean.

A large number of autonomous underwater explorers (AUE) are expected to provide useful information, more accurately studying the localized information on a number of factors such as currents, temperature, salinity and pressure, informs CleanTechnica. It is worth mentioning that these machines could one day be used to patrol and study protected marine regions and warn about potential hazards like oil spills.

These robots may become important inventions for studying the ocean also due to the fact that they make use of sustainable means of research, unlike ships that use fuel-powered equipment. In the first stage scientists will develop about half dozen of underwater devices that will be about the size of a soccer ball and 20 smaller models. An additional $1.5 million grant will be given to create the systems required to remotely control the device.


Bubblegum for Diabetics Could Replace Daily Insulin Jabs
[20 Nov, 2009] Health & Fitness
useful invention, could be a real breakthrough in medicine.
The Biggest Man-Made Mountain to Be Erected Over Berlin
[20 Nov, 2009] Environment
wow, what a huge and difficult project. however, i doubt it would be profitable and worth building.
Babies Cry in Their Mother Language
[20 Nov, 2009] Science
this is interesting.
New-Gen Parking Lot Uses Cars' Windscreens to Generate Electricity
[20 Nov, 2009] Environment
agree, indeed very useful project, could be really useful in an urban area.
Holding Hands or Watching Photos of a Loved One Lowers Pain
[20 Nov, 2009] Science
i would add that not only holding hands but embracing a loved one or simply thinking about your significant other can help.
Latest Invention: DVD That Can Last for 1,000 Years
[20 Nov, 2009] Technology
there disks with even great storage capacity so this new type of DVD should have a competitive price.
Italian Designers Propose Social Bike Sharing System
[20 Nov, 2009] Technology
well this sounds nice. a network that helps you find a bicycle... i think i'd use it
Paris Houses the World's First Divorce Fair
[20 Nov, 2009] Offbeat
divorces suck and such fairs make money on peoples' personal issues.
And the Winner of Oxford Dictionary's 2009 Word of the Year Is .... Unfriend
[20 Nov, 2009] Offbeat
wonder if "unfriend" is going to be used in everyday life - it could sound pretty funny i guess.
New Solar Energy Parking System for Car-stuffed Cities
[20 Nov, 2009] Environment
i pretty sure such concepts will be brought to life in a couple of years.
London Made from Fruits and Vegetables
[20 Nov, 2009] Offbeat
beautiful construction. i would really like to visit the set and see how it is made and made be taste some exotic vegetables.
Cinematon is the Longest Movie Ever, Lasting 150 Hours
[20 Nov, 2009] Offbeat
who would want to watch a 150-hours movie. to waste 6 days on some kind of French movie isn't worth my time at all.
Modern Development Influences Children's Intellectual Development, Scientists Say
[20 Nov, 2009] Science
yes, technology really makes our kids smarter, but it can also spoil them - videogames, dumb cartoons, violence in the movies etc
Be a Martian is the New Project of NASA and Microsoft
[20 Nov, 2009] Technology
counting volcanoes is kind of boring i think but the idea of the project might still attract a lot of users.
Researchers Turn Insects Into Remote-control Cyborg Bugs
[20 Nov, 2009] Technology
poor insects. once again, people exploit nature for their own good. still rather interesting idea ;)
Huge Green Power Centre to Be Built in South Korea
[20 Nov, 2009] Environment
very nice. this ia an environmental project that is really worth turning into life.
Latest Invention: Solar Wall That Divides the Workplace and Harnesses Solar Energy to Power It
[20 Nov, 2009] Technology
this invention could be useful in an office, company and even at home. it would be interesting to know more about it, especially the amount of energy it can generate from the sun when direct and indirect sunlight hits the solar cells.

[20 Nov, 2009]
those are really creepy sculptures. still i think their author is very talented. the detailed work is quite impressive.
Futuristic Heliport Concept for VIP Travelers
[20 Nov, 2009] Technology
nice concept, hope to see the real thing when it is built.
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