Energy Generating Clothing

Sara Johns Cool, Science

Scientist San-Woo Kim has developed a durable and flexible cloth that can capture human motion to generate energy.  Sounds weird right? Even if you don’t want to wear the silvery fabric coated with specially layered nanorods and silicon-based organic material, it’s still a great step in the right direction.  Used in the right applications, you could power your cell phone …

Solar Shingles to Power your Home Theater

Sara Johns Cool, Energy Management, Home Theater, Newsletter, Solar

The desire of fed-up homeowners to lower their utility bills, enticing fed and state tax incentives and increasing concern over dwindling natural resources, has caused Solar’s popularity to go through the roof. In the past five years, the industry has become more architecturally savvy, offering up solar-powered shingles that blend almost seamlessly with traditional roofing materials. These systems-called “building-integrated photovoltaics,” …

Bionic Eye

Sara Johns Cool, Newsletter, Science

In the near future, people who were born blind may have a way to see. An image generating bionic contact lens has been developed. This new Israeli device still needs to pass clinical trials. But prototypes have been tested on healthy people. After a few minutes of learning how to associate actual images with the sensations they felt on their …

Happy Birthday California, You Innovative State!

Sara Johns Cool, Newsletter, Science

From your humble beginnings to your Innovative Technology – You inspire us! California became the 31st state on Sept. 9th 1850. The 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the Mexican-American War. The U.S. paid Mexico $15 million for war damages. In turn, Mexico ceded nearly half of its territory, including California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and parts of Colorado, Nevada ...