Friday, January 28, 2011

Mixed news

''New “Mazinger Z” directed by Yasuhiro Imagawa coming on TV''

"Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z hen(True Mazinger Impact! Episode Z)" will be on air in 2009 spring.[source, and here]

''Park Slope Civic Council Names Prospect Park Gateway Design Comp Winners'' [source]

''Gravity Currents on Slopes'' [source]

''Boeing invention lets planes spot dangerous turbulence'' [source]

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology do, and early results indicate you may soon start seeing these paper thin solar cells on everything from window blinds to your laptop.
Each cell has five layers of solid material that has been deposited onto a paper substrate. Each of those five layers serves a different action.
'' [source, and Is Solar Power Worth It]

''The challenge of the great cosmic unknowns
It is an embarrassment, to say the least. Scientists have no idea what most of the universe is made of. In fact, a whopping 96 per cent of it is made of something whose very nature we are at a loss to describe - something utterly unlike the ordinary matter that makes up stars and galaxies, planets and moons, birds and bees.
'' [source]

''The Nissan Leaf ... is a five-door mid-size hatchback electric car manufactured by Nissan and introduced in Japan and the U.S. in December 2010. The Leaf is the first mass-produced electric car for sale from a major manufacturer. The United States Environmental Protection Agency determined the range to be 117 kilometres (73 mi), with an energy consumption of 765 kJ/km (34 kWh per 100 miles) and rated the Leaf's combined fuel economy at 99 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent.'' [source]

''Long-Distance Throwing Holds Key to Human Evolution
... the “size-weight illusion,” which is where someone lifts two objects that are of different size but the exact same mass. The “illusion” is that the person will perceive the larger object to be lighter. And what these scientists found is that the illusion is not only “reliable and robust,” but that the illusion is “intrinsic” to humans and that people pick objects based on their perception for how well something can be thrown.
'' [source]

''Prepeat inkless and tonerless rewritable printer'' [video]

''12Blocks: A Simple Block Language that lets Kids Program Sophisticated Multi-core Robots'' [video]

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