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or innovative systems or devices that may impact on our lives and
other topics of general interest.
We have included articles covering areas such as transportation, medicine,
computers and privacy, personal location systems, remote monitoring,
education and more. There is also a software review plus reviews of
three products we sell.
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|Air powered cars|
If the price you pay for
gasoline worries you, then you may be interested in the coming
e.Volution. If Zero Pollution Motors has it way, you could
soon be driving a car powered by compressed air. With a range of 200
km and a top speed of approximately 100km/h, the e.Volution made its
debut at the Auto Africa Expo 2000 in South Africa last October...
|Is this the shape of travel to come |
How often have you given
up on an idea after toying with it for just a few days? Well, Dr.
Paul Moller, of Moller International has shown that he does not belong
in that category. From his early childhood in rural British Columbia,
Canada to his current work at Moller International, he has shown an
tremendous capacity to persevere where others might have lost faith.
His company, Moller International Inc. of Davis, California is betting
that consumers are ready to embrace a radical new way of travelling
by foregoing traditional commercial flights for the convenience of
the Moller M400 Skycar...
A show of hands from those who hate de-icing windshields the hard
way on a cold winter morning. Well, doing this could become a thing
of the past with the introduction of a new type of glass to which
ice will not stick..
using tiny swallowed camera|
Currently, the easiest way
to obtain a picture of someone's stomach or small intestine is to
insert an endoscope attached to fibre optic cables through the
person's mouth and extend it down to the area of interest. However,
a much simpler procedure is undergoing clinical trials...
may eventually use 42V system|
For many people,
their cars are almost as important as their homes. They spend an
increasing amount of time on the road and expect their vehicles to
be equipped with as many gadgets and extra features as space would
allow. However, these items can place a severe burden on the
electrical system and manufacturers have been forced to explore
better ways of meeting a car's future electrical requirements. This
has led to proposals for a higher voltage to replace the current 12V
|Choosing a surge suppressor
Most people protect their computer with a surge suppressor. So,
how should someone go about choosing one? Should you just buy the
most expensive one in the store? Should you assume that the $30 unit
is better than the $20 one? Ultimately, there is a limit to what each
of us is willing to spend on protection. By carefully examining the
specifications on the package, we can put ourselves in a better position
to make a wise choice...
equals Zero Knowledge|
Many people still use the web under the impression as they meander,
no trace of their travels remains. Unfortunately, unless special precautions
are taken, it is quite possible that their every move is being tracked.
As a message moves from one computer to another on the web, its origin,
destination and contents can be read with tools widely available online.
Who you are, the sites you visit, the pages you read and the ads you
view are considered by some to be a veritable gold mine of information
to be mined and sold for a profit...
|New device aids in the fight against diabetes
is very prevalent in many families and most people know of a relative
or close friend with it. Unchecked it can lead to a variety of complications
including damage to the eyes, kidneys, nerves or heart.
A new device, the GlucoWatch® Biographer promises to be
another powerful tool in the fight against this disease...
|New personal location system to debut this summer|
A frequent concern of those with kids and elderly relatives who
suffer from memory loss is that someday they could wander away and
put themselves in danger. Fortunately, recent advances in technology
are making new and better forms of monitoring accessible to the general
HIGHLIGHT A FEW PRODUCTS WE
|The Reading Pen |
In the ideal world,
everyone should be able to read by an early age. Unfortunately, even
where all the requisite conditions for that to happen appear to
exist, we sometimes find that a significant percentage of the
population is deficient in this regard. High school graduation is no
longer a guarantee of literacy. This is where the Reading Pen can
MiWatcher Camera - for remote
When someone purchases a personal computer, a webcam is sometimes
purchased as part of the package. These devices are now very affordable
and can be an excellent way to monitor a remote location online. The
downside is that a computer is required at both the camera and the
viewing end for the system to work. In many situations, it is inconvenient
or impractical to install a computer at the camera site and even when
that is possible, the system will fail if that computer freezes up.
Under these circumstances, a MiWatcher camera is an excellent
If you have ever been
stuck at an airport sorting through tons of luggage just to find yours,
you may have wondered if there was a better way. In fact, there just
might be. With an inexpensive luggage locator, finding your bags after
a long trip is a snap...
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