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A New Technology to Reduce Carbon Emissions

May 16th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in News

Automobile manufacturers tend to spend time researching new technologies that can help to make their specific automobile brands a bit better and more enticing to consumers. New technology has been introduced that could substantially reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emissions from a vehicle. Strataclear could help transportation companies to earn a higher level of income and could make a significant dent in the amount of fuel costs that these companies have.

Strataclear is designed to capture up to 40 percent of the carbon emissions that trucks release. This is regardless of the specific type or model of the engine in the truck. During regular operation, the exhaust gas from a vehicle passes through a catalytic converter before it enters the Strataclear system. In recent tests, the system showed as much as 30 percent in savings on gas. Companies that have an average of about 30 trucks can save tens of thousands of dollars each year on fuel alone. This can help those companies to lower their transportation costs to customers, attracting more clientele than they could with their current costs and expenses.

Typically, trapped carbon is a toxic liquid that is required to be disposed of in a special way. This trapped carbon is normally buried or dumped at sea. Because of the costs associated with disposal, companies generally incur additional expenses that can often be very expensive. Strataclear technology offers a solid residual that is not toxic and can be used in a number of industries as recycled material. This means that instead of having to pay to have this material dumped or disposed of, these companies can simply use that material in other realms such as in construction or road building. The solid carbon residual can be used as a replacement material for sand when producing brick and it is a bit stronger and can resist temperature changes much better than traditional brick making materials.

Companies that offer transportation will be able to provide better contracts for their clients and save money themselves. The patent is still pending for this technology in spite of its obvious benefits. The outlook for transportation companies however is good. The technology would allow those companies to save money and to cut down on the amount of carbon emission that each truck produces which ultimately helps to keep the environment cleaner. More tests and research is being done to determine without doubt if this is a feasible technology that offers benefit to both company and consumer. As of now, it is estimated that the residual carbon can be sold to profit centers which would open up new streams of revenue for transportation companies, allowing them to provide even lower prices to customers.

New technologies are introduced virtually on a daily basis and as those technologies become available, many anticipate even better ways to clean up the environment and help to save on fuel costs and other expenses. If the Strataclear technology is used by transportation companies when it becomes available, there are definite benefits to both the company and its clientele.

New Technologies to Watch for in the Coming Months

May 6th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in News

New technologies are introduced every day and many wait anxiously to see just what is going to be released next. Technology has already provided things like cars that parallel park themselves, smartphones and a number of other gadgets that some consumers simply do not want to live without. With recent advances in technology, there are a number of new gadgets that could hit markets as early as late 2013.

Google has filed a patent for a smart-watch design although there is no word on when this design will actually be available to consumers. Many smartphone manufacturers are rumored to be working on devices that will work just like a smartphone but come in a handy watch design. Imagine having all of the computing technology available in a watch. This is definitely something that some tech savvy consumers will be watching for earlier next year.

Digital currency is another rumor that could actually come to fruition within the next couple of years. Bitcoin is very popular already and is a secure way to manage online transactions. The only problem right now is that there is no central regulatory authority so the value of Bitcoin fluctuates quite a bit. Values may go from $5 to $200 and then back again quickly but with the right regulations in place and a bit more work, this could definitely be something to watch for.

Brainwave authentication is not new to researchers although consumers may have never heard of this technology. Scientists at the University of California in Berkley have been working on an authentication protocol that is more secure than anything seen thus far. A Bluetooth headset has been developed that will identify the wave patterns and brain activity using concentration and emotion areas within the brain which could unlock their secure systems. More studies and research are currently being done but given the advances in technology over the past five years alone, this is certainly something that consumers may see available within the next year or so.

Finally, 3-D printing is likely a thing of the very near future. 3-D printing involves printing solid objects and doing so with a printing machine that is guided by a computer program. The overall concept has gained much popularity over the past year alone. The concept itself is nothing new but the advancement will be in building huge 3-D printers that can handle multiple tasks which smaller printers cannot handle at the moment.

Technology is going to continue to change and grow and as it does, more and more gadgets will be introduced to consumers. These are all things to watch for in the coming months into the next year or so. Beyond that, there is no way to tell just what scientists and tech savvy researchers are going to come up with that will be the next big thing for consumers to use. Cars that fly may actually not be as far into the future as many believe and as technology increases, so does the possibility of seeing these and other advances.

Wireless Options Could Make Charging Electric Cars Easier

November 24th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in News

Wireless charging is a technology that has been used widely over the past few years. Many feel that it could help to lessen range anxiety while some drivers remain completely unconvinced. Because many consumers with electric cars feel the need for something a bit more memorable than a plug in cord to charge, many companies such as Rolls-Royce, Nissan, Qualcomm and Delphi have worked to developed wireless technology that provides easier charging.

With this technology, drivers simply have to park their vehicles above a device that is installed into their garage floor or home parking space. The device will power up their vehicles without the need for remembering to plug those cars in each evening for recharging. Other ideas are floating around about wireless charging devices as well. Some have proposed roads that are to be fitted with charging devices so motorists will simply need to drive along the road and continue charging their cars as they reach their destinations.

Researchers are currently working on ways of recharging medical devices like pacemakers and may have developed a technology that eliminates radio emissions which is a major problem in the placement of many charging devices. A safer method that offers higher efficiency and employs a remote magnetic gear may be next in line. This new power approach will use a simple magnetic field interaction that will be placed between two magnets that pivot and are separated by air. A transmitter magnet will be used below and a receiver magnet will be placed in the car. When the motor turns the magnet on the bottom, the field will cause the magnet on the top to also turn and a small generator will charge the car’s battery. This is a much more efficient way of recharging than what electric car owners have now and could be the future of recharging not only cars but a number of medical products as well.

Apple In Battery Blunder

November 4th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in News

The Apple iPhone is generally considered to be one of the least flawed Smartphone’s on the market today and, aside from a few problems here and there, they are generally always of a high quality build. However the company that has revolutionized the way in which we see technology and use it has admitted that the battery in the new iPhone 4s has some serious flaws in its lifespan.

Since the release of the iPhone 4s last month users have been complaining that the battery life is deficient and many have revealed that they have been constantly charging up their phones – far more than is usually expected. Some users have said that by turning off notifications (emails and social networking updates that are sent directly to the phone) and also turning off the automatic time zone adjustment they have had some success with the battery problem and have managed to squeeze a few more hours out of it but still it doesn’t perform like it should do.

Consumers bombarded the Apple forums with complaints and it now seems as though the company have listened as they have released a statement acknowledging the problem and are intent on fixing it. However, any Apple users that are hoping for quick fix and return to full battery life are going to be disappointed as it is expected to be weeks before the problem is completely rectified with the company saying that the issue lies with an error in the new iOS 5 operating system.

Inside Look At The Newest iPod

July 10th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in News

Now that the iPod has been on the market for several years, the excitement has started to diminish. Add to that the fact that the iPhone and the iPad are two of the hottest products that Apple has ever created, and you don’t have to wonder why Apple has been keeping its plans for the iPod pretty hush-hush. The iPod quickly rose as the world’s most popular Mp3 player, but now that smart phones have more music capabilities, just how will Apple create a new generation that rouses the interests of consumers?

The first major change that Apple has made to the new iPod touch is 3G connectivity. Instead of having to search for a WiFi hotspot, users will be able to connect to the iTunes stores, no matter where they are. This one feature alone will help Apple to cash in on impulse music purchases. Have you ever heard a song that you loved and wanted to download at that instant? Now, you can get the music that you want without needing to sync up your device to your computer.

Basically, the look and feel of the iPod Touch will stay the same. Users will be able to store thousands of hours of music on their portable devices and they will also be able to browse through their music collections on a whim. Sometimes, its best to leave what works alone and add on the most technologically advanced features. Apple seems to have this line of thinking down packed.