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New Virus-Powered Battery for Your Tablet PC? Perhaps one day…
Those portable electronic gadgets that many of us can’t do without are getting more and more high tech. But they still run on old-fashioned batteries. As this ScienCentral News video reports, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are hoping to change that.
Power From Mother Nature
We need them to listen to music and make phone calls on the go, but batteries sure run out quickly. Scientists at MIT think they have a solution, using processes originally invented by Mother Nature.
Material scientist and engineer Angela Belcher’s interest in nanotechnology came from studying how nature makes materials. “Abalone just happened to be a great example of a natural biomaterial, and one of the reasons that it is such a great material is that it’s constructed on the nano-scale,” she says. “So I approached the question, can you use the same principles that nature’s evolved and apply it to other materials that nature hasn’t had the opportunity to work with yet, like electronic materials and magnetic materials?” Since then, her goal has been to grow inexpensive nanomaterials in her lab at room temperature and pressure, that, among other qualities, self-assemble, self-correct and generate little waste, but offer the possibility of ever smaller and more powerful electronic devices…
Link to Full Story: http://www.sciencentral.com/articles/view.php3?article_id=218392647&cat=3_2
Socket’s new Bluetooth scanner sends barcode data wirelessly to PDAs or smartphones
– Gary Thayer, Editor
October 4, 2005 — (MobileVillage) — Socket Communications (NASDAQ: SCKT) has added a new cordless hand scanner — the CHS 7P — to its lineup. The CHS 7P is designed for cordless operation using Bluetooth enabled mobile computers.
Socket’s CHS 7P features a Class 1 Bluetooth radio, enabling users to stay connected to a laptop or desktop at the maximum possible range. Socket claims that its Error Proof Protocol (patent pending) technology assures that scanned data is correctly received by the host computer and allows for real-time validation of data and notification to the user in case of error.
The performance version features a Class 2 laser for more demanding scanning applications such as outdoors, long distances or through Mylar or glass. The performance version also offers “fuzzy logic” for scanning damaged, poor quality or hard-to-read bar code labels…
Link to Full Story: http://www.mobilevillage.com/news/2005.10.14/socketcomm.htm
Corel Painter Essentials 3 photo software Jasper Huitink : October 4th 2005 – 21:30 CET
Corel Painter Essentials 3
Corel Painter Essentials 3 photo software : New Addition to Corel’s Digital Imaging Portfolio Inspires Home Users to Explore their Creativity with Digital Art and Photography. Corel Corporation today unveiled Corel Painter Essentials 3, the complete home art studio built on the award-winning power of Corel Painter IX. The latest addition to Corel’s digital imaging portfolio, Corel Painter Essentials 3 includes everything new users need to get started with digital art and create stunning paintings from their photos. The software is now available from Corel and will be hitting store shelves in North America later this month. Within a couple of months Corel Painter Essentials 3 will also hit Europe & Asia.
Corel Essentials 3 – Digital art Corel Painter Essentials 3 is available for the suggested retail price of 99 dollar US, this affordable software package provides home users with more creative options than ever before. Ideal for digital camera enthusiasts, art, decor and scrapbook enthusiasts, and art students and teachers, Corel Painter Essentials 3 enables users to create beautiful, handmade digital-art keepsakes that are perfect for framing, craft projects, and special gifts for friends and family. check the site for more information.
Corel Painter 3 – Dynamic painting palettes With a new easy-to-learn interface, dynamic painting palettes that automatically paint your photos for you, and extensive training resources, Corel Painter Essentials 3 empowers users to turn their mouse or tablet stylus into a digital paintbrush and begin a new journey of creative possibilities.
Link to Full Story: http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/news/articles/story_4685.html