Porrasturvat. So much wasted time.
That's what most hybrids do already. My Yaris Hybrid has enough juice to run in full EV mode for about 2km at low speed. No more idling either.
I have searched the internet and the best I could find is the iNO2 phone. However it seems to be impossible to get outside of Singapore (I am in Europe).
Does anyone know of other reasonable smartphones out there without a camera? Please note: I don't want to buy a smartphone and remove the camera. That does not cut it.
I am not looking for top notch performance, just something that can run basic apps and services. Android would possibly be the first choice, but I'd be happy with Blackberry or any other modern OS.
I also tried to look for a manufacturer that would allow for customization of phone specs, but I couldn't find anything.
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Additionally, it discourages reserving an item "just in case", since the user will be billed whether they use the instrument or not.
In my field (electrochemistry) the last 5/10 years caused a great deal of researchers to move away from the "traditional" journals (Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Solid State Letters, Electrochimica Acta) to the flashier, more general publications (ACS and RSC publications, mostly). These journals are more widely read, so their impact factor is much higher. But most of their content is also mostly irrelevant, and since the public reading them is not a real expert in my field, what is important is to show pretty pictures, more than actually advancing the research.
I am lucky enough to do real research in industry, so that IF are not superimportant, but I feel that most journals have a very low signal/noise ratio and it's increasingly difficult finding relevant papers, after scratching a little under the surface of the claims made in the abstracts.
About your point #3, can you make an example of a currently commercially available car without a steering column? I don't think they exist.
The biggest issue I have with DLNA is that it wildly depends on the receiving device.
Streaming through the PS3 allows for high quality content, while streaming directly from my DLNA enabled TV caused the signal to be strongly degraded, I guess because the TV doesn't have enough horsepower to handle the larger stream.
In any case, good riddance.
My RPi is loaded with RaspBMC and I use it to watch videos I have stored on my main machine.
It is hooked up directly to the USB port of my TV so it powers up when I turn the TV on, and turns off when I'm done.
It is powerful enough to stream 1080p over SMB/CIFS, and I got a 10EUR IR remote that needed exactly zero configuration (plugged in the USB receiver, counted up to 10, it was ready to go).
Sure, it's not the fastest machine on earth, but for what I use it it's miles better than DLNA or similar crap.
I am a battery scientist, and while I think that Argonne is one of the places where great work is done, they have set very ambitious goals for themselves.
1) Replacing Li with Mg is a lovely idea, but currently there is no fully stable electrolyte and as far as I know nobody has good candidates for electrode materials. Don't even get me started on Al.
2) Lithium-air batteries have been debated to death also here on
3) The liquid slurry electrode is an interesting concept which at least recycles materials that are available and known to be working. This is more of an engineering problem than a scientific one, and could see quick advancement in 5 years.
I hope the community as a whole will be able to find the breakthrough to finally have people stop cursing batteries.
Batteries: you hate them since 150 years!
Can someone explain to me what is the value for a company to have a bunch of fake followers on their twitter account?
CEO's brag about it at their Sunday golf games?
Excellent question. I guess the fact that all management has been switched to iPhones recently shows that some pigs are more equal than others, and more importantly smartphones are OK.
Let's face it, if you want to steal stuff there are a million ways.
This is excellent. At my company we are not allowed to have phones with cameras, so now I am juggling my private smartphone and a kick-ass Nokia 101 which I take to my desk.
If I could build a smartphone with a decent touchscreen, no camera, and dual sim capabilities I'd be really happy.
In fact, it's exactly the same tech. Tesla uses laptop batteries for their vehicles.
Not sure if it counts as "protection" but at work I installed one of those polarized filters on my screen.
I really hate the idea that anyone walking past my desk can see what I'm working on.
Yeah yeah, "working on".
I would be extremely happy of being able to play the next Mario on something else than a Nintendo console. I bought the Wii just for Super Mario Wii, I loved the game, but now I have a white piece of plastic doing nothing underneath my TV.
It's not going to happen, but it would be very nice.