Tuesday, 22 October 2013

News from Around the World (22/10)

Charging Smartphone Using Solar Power - If this is true, this ought to be great news to everyone.


Swifts that Flew Non-Stop for 200 days - The swifts must be able to do all of their normal activities, including sleeping, while in the air. How do they manage? “I don’t know!” says Liechti, laughing. “We can only assume that they do something similar to dolphins.


Modern Eco-Friendly Homes - Though they look a little small and weird, I wouldn't mind living in one of them.


Steve Jobs' UFO-Shaped HQ - The proposed campus, which the late visionary Steven Jobs first introduced to the city council in mid-2011, is being led by UK-based architecture firm Foster + Partners, in collaboration with civil engineering firm Kier & Wright. Though Jobs' initial proposal offered a space that could accommodate for 6,000 employees, the project has evolved with time, now suggesting the ring-shaped offices can hold up to 14,000 people.


Smart Mug - Everything's getting smarter now. This mug show/tell you when is the temperate is too high/low or for drinking tea or coffee.