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Alternative Energy Sources Wave Power

Among many indicators of global warming is the fact that the amount of heat stored in the oceans is increasing. So it makes sense to use that heat to provide for mankind’s energy needs. The US Navy is among those developing ways of doing so. The other sources of energy from the sea are tidal power and wave power.

When the worldwide price of crude oil rocketed following the Middle East crisis of the early 1970’s and the subsequent formation of OPEC to control supplies there was an upsurge of interest in alternatives and ways of harnessing the power of the waves received significant volumes of government investment in the UK and elsewhere. Probably the best known of the devices that were developed during this period is the Salter Duck. Read More

What is the AI Effect

Artificial intelligence has made huge strides over the years, and is present in many forms in a huge range of common devices. However, corresponding advances in all related technologies, from cell phones to voice-activated light switches, have lessened the impact of new AI algorithms. “Technology creep” is all around us, as the devices we use in day-to-day-life advance just a little bit at a time, so it can be difficult to see exactly how much ground technology has gained. This relative invisibility of artificial intelligence in today’s society, due to technology creep, is known as the AI Effect. Read More

The Ups and Downs of Multiple Website Identities

I recently responded to a business reporter who posed a question to PR Newswire’s Profnet. The reporter asked to “speak with small-business owners who have more than one Web site up-and-running, to understand the pros and cons of establishing more than one online identity”.

I wrote to her saying that I have some insight on this since I am a small business owner who manages a few different websites for my own company and clients. She responded asking “Could you tell me more about your different websites?” I responded to that request, but never heard back from her. No problem. She was probably too busy on deadline to acknowledge my response. That disclaimer aside, I’d like to share with you the jist of what I wrote in my email. Read More

Pneumatic Cylinders as Main Fuel of Compressed Air Tech

The pneumatic cylinder is often described as a mechanical component. Yes, it is used in a wide range of mechanical devices, but its uses are not limited till the mechanical devices.

Nowadays, scientists are also using air cylinders in robots. These cylinders are used in robotic applications because they perform silently.

These cylinders never drip any sort of liquid and ensure long term performance. These features turn air cylinders into a very profitable businesse’s.

Its features prove that sometimes this cylinder can be a better choice than hydraulic or electrical cylinder.

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The History of VIrtual Reality

Jaron Lanier, founder of VPL Research, coined the term “virtual reality.” Virtual reality allows the user to become completely immersed in a simulated, three-dimensional world that is entirely computer-generated. Read More

Mobile Phone Viruses Tips to Protect from a Cell Phone Virus

Part of phone security is protecting a cell phone from viruses. Mobile phone viruses are not as common as computer viruses, but a cell phone virus can steal your data and lead to identity theft. Cell phone viruses are becoming more common, since people have turned to PDAs and mobile devices as a part of everyday lives. Cell phone apps allow you to do mobile banking and purchase items online. For this reason, mobile phone viruses can steal your information and send it to an identity thief or hacker. Read More

Computer Technology vs. Human Cognition

It’s difficult to determine what directions will be taken over the course of the future. However, computer technology has already been integrated into virtually every sector of human civilization. The convenient act of flipping open a cell phone or sliding a finger across a touch screen device are ways in which we now acquire information, listen to music, communicate with others and even read books.

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CEO Bloggers Getting Personal, When is it OK?

Where should CEO bloggers or business bloggers draw the line when revealing personal information? This question recently created some “hub bub” over at the Jobster blog when CEO, Jason Goldberg wrote a post about the music on his ipod.

Jason found it interesting too, so in the midst of the kafuffle, he conducted his own poll of his readres which asked “What should a CEO blog be?”. The resuts showed the majority believed that a CEO blog “Should be whatever the CEO-writer wants it to be” and “Express the CEO’s personality”.

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How To Get Rid of Roaches – Best Product I used

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If you are dealing with roach problem and struggling hard to get rid of them, then you must use winter roach control approach which will help you to get rid of roaches easily. Winter approach can be one of the best roach killer for home. Roaches always like warmth and humidity.

They can survive warmth, but during cold weather it will make a significant reduction in their reproduction. Ideal temperature for roaches’ reproduction is around 86 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the perfect temperature when roaches can be hatched.

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