Toshiba micro nuclear reactor

toshiba micro nuclear reactor

Toshiba has developed a micro Nuclear Reactor measuring only 20 feet by 6 feet and designed to power individual apartment buildings or city blocks. It is expected to install its first unit in japan by 2008 and market the reactor by 2009.

Unlike traditional reactors, this new design does not use control rods to initiate the reaction. It uses reservoirs of liquid lithium-6, an isotope that is effective at absorbing neutrons. Connected to a vertical tube, the Lithium-6 reservoirs fits into the reactor core. At 200 kilowatt capacity, the reactor is self sustaining, engineered to be fail-safe and can last for up to 40 years.

Better late than never

nintendo ds lite

Although Christmas passed already, you might still want to give someone an extra gift or even treat yourself.

There are so many gadgets out there that’s hard to choose the right one. However, if your a casual gamer or a huge fan of the Mario series then I highly recommend you get a Nintendo DS Lite. Not only is it affordable, but it’s worth it.

It has two screens and the bottom one is touch screen. A lot of games take advantage of the touch screen and this adds on to the gameplay. A good example of this would be the game Elite Beats. The music is decent but the gameplay is what makes it a great game. You can also play against someone else who doesn’t even own the game! They just need to have a DS as well. So I highly recommend the Nintendo DS Lite if your looking for a under $200 portable gaming solution. And speaking of that, you can discuss the DS as well as other games at this Gamer Forum

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Top 10 tips for buying a Digital photo frame

Top 10 tips you must know before you buy a digital picture frame.

  1. Different digital picture frames use different type of memory cards, some single function digital photo frames are only designed for SD card, so it’s a good idea to consider what type of memory a digital photo frame uses before you buy .
  2. Don’t leave your digital picture frames running 24 hours a day. Like all electronics, non-stop running can lead to overheat .
  3. Don’t directly copy photos onto the internal memory. You must leave the memory card in the frame. Because most digital photo frames don’t have enough build in memory.
  4. Make sure the resolution and the screen size are big enough to show off your photos. Digital picture frames will auto resize your digital image to the size that would best fit the display resolution.
  5. The number of colors the screen can render play crucial role in quality, the more the better.
  6. What features do you need ? A digital photo frame that not only display the images, but also video, audio? Some digital photo frames can only display picture.
  7. Viewing angles of a LCD screen are important. Wide viewing angles make the LCDs of digital picture frames suitable for a large room where all the views can watch the pictures with uniform picture quality. The higher it is, the better.
  8. Do you need a remote control ? With a remote control, you can turn on/off and enjoy your photo from anywhere in the house. Not all the digital frames come with the remote control.
  9. Desktop or wall mounted? A wall mounted display is an effective way of displaying your photo/video in your home/office/public without taking up a great deal of floor space to do it.
  10. Keep an eye on the panel of the LCD. Some bad suppliers will pass off analog panel as digital panel and sell it at high price. Don’t be fooled!

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Repliee Q1Expo – the female android

female android

They call her Repliee Q1Expo. Japanese scientists have unveiled the human-like robot.

Designed with human-appearance in mind, Repliee Q1Expo is equipped with flexible silicone for skin, and sensors and motors to allow her to turn and react in a human-like manner. She seems to be breathing and capable of fluttering her eyelids. She is able to move her hands like a human do.

For now, Repliee Q1Expo, can only sit and powered by a nearby air compressor.

“Repliee Q1Expo can interact with people. It can respond to people touching it. It’s very satisfying, although we obviously have a long way to go yet.”

source : bbc news

iPhone breakthrough or disappointment of 2007

Obviously most people would say that it is a breakthrough but there are some that still thinks that iPhone could have been a lot better.

From gizmodo :The real elephant in the room is the fact that I just spent $600 on my iPhone and it can’t do some crucial functions that even $50 handsets can. I’m talking about MMS. Video recording. Custom ringtones. Mass storage. Fully functioning Bluetooth with stereo audio streaming.

For me personally, I have no idea because I don’t own one. What do you think of your iPhone?
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