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MacBook Air Bugs are being reported

November 4th, 2010 No comments

MacBook Air Bugs are being reported
The new MacBook Air models unveiled late last month are the slimmest computers that came from Apple as of late. There are reports, however, that the early MacBook Air adopters have encountered some bugs. Among the issues is a bug where the display flickers or shows horizontal lines of varying colors when a computer wakes from sleep or after hot-plugging a display. Another bug causes the screen to fade from light to dark repeatedly after waking from sleep. Apple’s internal support system includes suggestions for interim fixes in each of these cases, but no permanent fixes are available at this time. Apple has stated internally that the aforementioned issues have been isolated and will be addressed in an upcoming software update. When dealing with customers, Apple employees have been instructed to state that the company is aware of these issues and is working on solutions.

Every great leap encounters a few hurdles.

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Generate Water from Air Using Solar Energy

February 24th, 2009 1 comment
Ersa Water From Air Using Solar Energy

Ersa Water From Air Using Solar Energy

I must say this is one of the most amazing scientific break-throughs. Ersa generates water from the air using Solar Energy (30W solar module). This has so much implications especially for third world countries where clean water is hard to find.  Scale it even bigger and we may never have famine again! Ersa also generates enough power to charge your cellphone and GPS devices. How perfect is that? We’ll keep you updated as soon as we hear more.

Kill Air Polution. How To Grow Your Own Fresh Air (TED 2009)

February 11th, 2009 No comments
Three Plants that Give You Better Indoor Air

Three Plants that Give You Better Indoor Air

Commercial buildings account for nearly half of the total global energy use. That’s quite a lot! There is a growing fundamental shift in the way buildings are designed and built these days to reduce waste and impact on the environment and become more self sustaining. GreenSpaces is the new state of the art “green park” that is demonstrating this. Their philosophy is via technology, cultural changes, and design that energy consumption be reduced from 40% to 10% in an economically feasible manner.

Meattle’s presented at the TED 2009 conference detailing the large-scale project with success, using thousands of plants for hundreds of workers. The three plants: Areca palm, Mother-in-law’s Tongue, and a “Money Plant” (no Green jokes please…) can be used to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, remove organic compounds, and generally filter and freshen the ambient air. The average person usually requires a minimum of 11 total plants, and depending on the enviroment and sunlight availability. Check out the detailed slides from his TED talk: