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Metalic Glass…

Metallic Glasses, the new wonder material for a world pushing the boundaries. When Titanium is no longer strong enough where do you turn, BMGBulk Metallic Glasses – 2.5 times stronger than titanium, but with the production costs of plastic. Cheap tough and very quick to form. Could metallic glass marbles be the toy of the future ?

First discovered by Klement, Willens and Duwez at CalTech – Californian Institute of Technology – in 1960’s . Production of Metal Glass wouldn’t occur until the early 90’s when William L. Johnson and his team were able to develop a commercially viable process. Liquidmetal Technologies was incorporated as a company in 2003 to manage the patents and products including Vitreloy, the first commercially available Metallic Glass.

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The Loneliest Planets…

Scientists have recently confirmed the existence of large number of free-floating planets, planets not part of any particular solar system. These are the Loneliest Planets of all.

Destined to roam the universe bumping along with no particular destination in mind and no traveling companions. Traditionally scientific belief has held that most planets orbited the sun they were formed around. A study has recently revealed – published in the scientific journal Nature – the possibility of 400 billion free-floating planets in the Milky Way.

This raises many questions, how were these planets formed and can we explain all of these planets with current theory. What happens to planets in their life time ? This is one of those interesting new discoveries that makes us reconsider what we take for granted. “This is an amazing result, and if it’s right, the implications for planet formation are profound,” says astronomer Debra Fischer at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Google Dreams Electric…

It looks like life is lonely at the House of Google. Google – and by association Larry and Surge – are looking for an invitation into everyone’s living rooms and kitchens. In fact it’s a home invasion of the Google kind. At Google’s annual developers schmooze this week – I/O Developer Conference in San Francisco – Google announced the Android@Home platform designed to facilitate home automation on Android devices – Tablets, phones initially. Imagine being able to control every light and appliance in your home from a single tablet. Stream music and have it follow you from room to room.. Google is aiming at becoming apart of our home life in a much more direct and personal way.

As part of the Android@Home Google has also announced the Google Light bulb, the bulbs were developed by LightingScience, Being an LED light they are low power and include a wireless chip to llow it to become part of you home network. The wireless network that’s required to make all of this happen is still being finalised by Google and will be made available to developers and the public towards the end of the year. Towards the end of the year a version of the Android operating system will be released with all of the framework and protocols in place, this will enable the brains of the Android@Home network. Once enabled your Android phone will detect every compatible device in your house and after downloading the right drivers it will be able to monitor and control all devices.

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Samsung’s Über Hi-Def Tablet Display…

Samsung have announced the new super high-resolution display, the PenTile RGBW™ panel, for next generation tablets and smart phones.This new 10″ panel is capable of displaying 2560 x 1600 WQXGA pixel resolution. The display will be on show at the SID Display Week 2011 International Symposium May 17-19 in LA.. Be ready, these next generation panels will make you go WOW.

The rise of the Tablet has only just begun. In the past much of the technology used in the tablets was cannibalized from PC and Mobile Phone parts bins. The iPad 2 signaled the change, new designs and technology developed specifically for tablets. The iPads Retina display is a very nice panel – high colour IPS panel – but it has some serious limitations, low resolution with only 132dpi – dots per inch – the iPad 2 is a standard resolution display when compared to a standard desktop monitor. Most desktop monitors available today have a of between 72 and 96 dpi, most will have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and sizes between 20 and 24″. The Samsung displays 300 dpi is off the charts for a 10″ panel. The iPhone 4’s display is manufactured by LG with a resolution of 326dpi – 960 x 640 at 3.5″ in size -but that is much smaller than a tablet panel.

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