March 2014

  1. Next-Gen Technology: The Flow Battery

    Next-Gen Technology: The Flow Battery
    While flow batteries aren't a new technology, they have been experiencing some innovations lately. These devices are seen as a way to make the supply of electricity more reliable and cheaper by evening-out fluctuations in its production. With a greater diversity of energy sources being employed by the power grid, there are difficulties in matching their supply with public demand...
  2. Batteries and Airline Safety

    Batteries and Airline Safety
    New Airline Warnings If you've flown in the past year or two, you may have noticed that one of the new airline safety warnings many airlines are issuing concern over is the presence of lithium ion batteries. Numerous airlines instruct passengers not to leave loose lithium batteries in their luggage. So, just how much of an airline safety threat are...
  3. Are Edible Batteries the Future of Bio-Medical Gadgets?

    Are Edible Batteries the Future of Bio-Medical Gadgets?
    One of the iconic scenes from science fiction may be coming to a pharmacist in your near future, thanks to the ink of a cuttlefish. Current technology allows implantable electronic devices - insulin pumps and pacemakers are good examples - that have to be surgically implanted. Their power supplies are also optimized for energy density and are made up of...
  4. Top 5 St. Patrick's Day Gadgets

    Top 5 St. Patrick's Day Gadgets
    St. Patrick's Day is a day that is filled with a great many traditions to celebrate. Some of those customs involve plenty of alcohol and other indulgences, while others include donning tons of green in appreciation or acknowledgement of the Irish. In today’s tech-centered world, why not add some St. Patty’s Day flair with some holiday inspired gadgets. These quirky...
  5. Top 4 Tech Trends to Watch for Homeowners in 2014

    Top 4 Tech Trends to Watch for Homeowners in 2014
    The home of the future was once something only imagined in science fiction. During the mid-20th century, the technology that we envisioned to one day be a normal aspect of our home only remotely resembles what we actually have available today. Innovations have zoomed beyond all expectations and continue to evolve every day. Here are some of the hottest tech...

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