Using body heat to charge your phone

http://www.pcworld.com/article/250648/your_body_heat_could_someday_charge_your_phone.html#tk.nl_dnx_t_crawl

  • The technology is called Power Felt,…uses carbon nanotubes to create electrical energy from temperature differentials, such as that between your body and the air.
  • The researchers encased the nanotubes in plastic fibers to create a fabric, which allows the device to be easily incorporated into a number of products.

Free Software from google to design your invention

http://sketchup.google.com/

http://sketchup.google.com/intl/en/training/videos.html


MINDEF being sued over alleged patent infringement

  • The product in question is the mobile Battalion Casualty Station (BCS), which is being compared to a mobile clinic licensed for use by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).
  • MobileStats Technologies said MINDEF had contacted it in 2008 to discuss the possibility of adapting the vehicle for the army’s use.
  • But talks came to a halt after a while, with no licences purchased.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1181539/1/.html

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Purify your water using charcoal

  • …purify your drinking water with a stick of charcoal…
  • …Japanese have been doing it for centuries…
  • Binchotan—a carbon made from tree branches—is renowned for its ability to soften water and absorb impurities, including chlorine.
  • The manufacturer recommends refreshing the charcoal after three months by boiling it for 10 minutes

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204652904577195082476753016.html?KEYWORDS=binchotan