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Honda’s Futuristic Urban Micro Commuter Concept Vehicle
from the Tokio Motor Show 2011.
Daimler testing wireless real-time charging on a Mercedes Benz
Daimler (owners of Mercedes-Benz and Smart) is teaming up with Conductix-Wampfler and Röchling Automotive KG to produce wireless charging coils to form the centerpiece of 2012’s Effizienzhaus-Plus. It’s a government-backed project to build and test a dwelling that generates more energy than it uses — the excess will then charge the supplied B-Class E-Cell ‘Benz EV without the need of cabling. Simply park the car over a coil in the garage floor and the electromagnetic field will juice your environmentally friendly whip for free. The company hopes the project will iron out the logistical and financial issues preventing it from bringing the tech to the Autobahns of the world.
NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new region between our solar system and interstellar space, which scientists are calling the stagnation region. In the stagnation region, the wind of charged particles streaming out from our sun has slowed and turned inward for the first time, our solar system’s magnetic field has piled up and higher-energy particles from inside our solar system appear to be leaking out into interstellar space. This image shows that the inner edge of the stagnation region is located about 113 astronomical units (10.5 billion miles or 16.9 billion kilometers) from the sun. Voyager 1 is currently about 119 astronomical units (11 billion miles or 17.8 billion kilometers) from the sun. The distance to the outer edge is unknown.
Via Scoop.it - Knowmads, Infocology of the future
Cabbies who acquire “the knowledge”, a stern test involving in-depth mastery of London’s streets, suffer changes to their brains that could make them blinkered, research has shown. Those who pass the test develop more grey matter in the posterior hippocampus, the part of the brain they use to recall a mental map and calculate the shortest route from A to B. But this comes at a price because the tens of thousands of streets and landmarks they need to remember “fill up” their brain to its maximum capacity, researchers said. This only applies to the hippocampus, which is concerned with memory and spatial navigation, but it backs up previous research which shows taxi drivers struggle more than most drivers to adapt to changes in the road network or to driving in unfamiliar cities. Dr Katherine Woollett, one of the co-authors of the study from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at University College London, said: “The posterior hippocampus is at its full capacity, it cannot incorporate any more of this same type of knowledge because it is full.”