Friday, 29 August 2014

Solar Powered Roads Introduced by Solar Roadways

A small United States company “Solar Roadways” is presently developing a road surface that may change the style of using energy. They’re making a road surface that is made of solar panels. If the solar road is fixed across the United States, it’d have the potential to yield more renewable energy than the country consumes. 

A sample road has already been made and installed in a parking lot. Nowadays, the company is considering for funds in order to be able to make some improvements to the design and finally take it into production. The company plan is to design the glass solar panels in the shape of hexagons that are fitted with LED lighting. The panels can be fitted on various surfaces. According to Solar Roadways, the panels would pay for themselves, as well as benefit both homeowners and businesses alike. 

The fresh pavement would generate adequate energy from parking lots and drives to power buildings, though extra energy from the panels would be sold back to the grid. Though the panels are made of glass, they’re not weak. In a beautiful demonstration, a truck weighing around 250,000 pounds was driven over the panels without inflicting any damage on them. 

The other advantage is to built-in heating system that’d melt snow and ice on the roads and hence, lessen the weather-related accidents. The panels could even be used to charge electric vehicles sometime, using mutual induction panels that will charge the vehicles as it drives along the road. The panels can even use the energy from cars “headlights” meaning they could deliver power even at night. The glass used in making the panels is 10% recycled. 

Furthermore, the panels would be wired to a network so any defective panel could be installed instantly. The cables are concealed in “corridors” to give the roads an aesthetically pleasing look and to make it tranquil for utility workers to gain access to the cables. Solar Roadways guesses that if they can cover the 31,000 square miles of roadways in America, they can produce three times extra energy than the country uses. 

Indeed this is a massive claim and would greatly support the economy and the environment if brought into reality. Though, at the moment, the company needs a big amount of funds and has started an Indiegogo campaign. They’ve set a target of $1 million with which they hope to hire more engineers to support them to improve the design and create certain modifications. If company does meet their target, the project could be start at the end of year 2014. No doubt this is massive project and covering all of America's roads is sure to cost a lot more than their target.

Alert System Technology for Sleepy Drivers

A research team of Nottingham Trent University is working on a latest safety system to alert sleepy drivers and save thousands of human lives. The unique idea has proposed and is working on it is actually very simple; just monitor the driver's heart rate and alert the driver if he’s started to doze off.

The researchers are planning to make this happen by incorporating sensors into the car seats. A United Kingdom company, “Plessey Semiconductors” is collaborating with the university on this exclusive project and has been successful in making use of capacitive sensors that were mounted on a driver's seat and were able to measure and relay the cardiac signals of the driver.

Therefore, the system requires to flat, alike really flat, and inconspicuous and the researchers are suggesting to make use of a textile that will have the sensors embedded into it rather than attaching devices onto the existing car seats. The researchers are already come up with a prototype, though, in words of the team; we still need some time to improve the reliability and dependability of the data so that it can be used for the intended purpose.

In short, the data collection and data analyzing requires to be worked upon further to create the process seamless and work without mistake. I guess now many of you’ll think of the question that what’ll a simple warning do? The driver might still opt to carry on driving and disregard the alerts. Well, folks, you all know very well, we’re living in a technology era and if the driver selects to ignore the alert, the system will engage the cruise control and lane departure systems.

Perhaps who knows they might also enhance with smart brakes to the system in order to make sure that the driver is forced to pull over and not drive while being sleepy. The project has already been acknowledged a funding of $151,046 from the Technology Strategy Board and we’ve our fingers crossed to understand how this works out. There’s no time frame yet, but announcement, as to when this’ll be commercialized or used in automobiles but we sure are looking forward to see that happening.

YETI Portable Cooler

An American Company YETI has introduced this latest cooler bag that will chill your drinks for many hours. Hopper Cooler by YETI - actually a shoulder bag that will let you to keep ice frozen for days without any leakage. The company YETI behind this unbelievable gadget has been manufacturing heavy-duty chill boxes for years but this time around, he came up with a unique design of a portable cooler.

Therefore; it is a soft sided bag with a maximum capacity of 5.2 gallons in its chamber. The bag inside lining is completely waterproof while the fabric that has been used on the remaining part of the bag is also water-resistant to avoid it from absorbing water if a sporadic splash occurs. The top, which opens, has been sealed with an airtight and waterproof zipper of such great quality that even if you hold it upside down, no spillage will take place.

This portable cooler has double-stitched reinforced handle straps to go along with its watertight zipper, tear-proof shell, and thick insulation. The bag comes with an insulation of 1" on the sides though providing 1.5" insulation at the bottom which confirms that even placing it on a warm surface won't affect the temperature within the bag. The bag downside is that you won’t be able to get your hands on this gadget until October and that for a price of £175 from No doubt this is an expensive item for a cooler, but this is definitely a worthwhile item for your trip. The YETI has partnered up with the international shippers Bongo International in order to make use of their global postage scheme.Source: Charismatic Planet

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Baring Falls Glacier National Park

Baring falls. A short 0.3 mile jaunt from the Going-to-the-Sun road in Glacier National Park. From here to the Sun Point trail is a beautiful, and underutilized, section of trail that follows St. Mary Lake.

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall in Norway

Steinsdalsfossen - A waterfall located near the village Steine. It is one of the most visited tourist sites in Norway - Kvam, Hordaland, Norway.

Trees are One with their environment. They change with the seasons of time. When the cold comes, they appear to shed their life but they remain rooted within which continues to give them strength...

Trees are One with their environment. They change with the seasons of time. When the cold comes, they appear to shed their life but they remain rooted within which continues to give them strength.

Sunrise over Canyon de Chelly, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona USA

Sunrise over Canyon de Chelly, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona USA. The pictures gives the true colors of nature, really a beautiful click.

The Tree, Which Can Provide Forty Different Kinds of Fruits

Through a process called grafting, a single tree has been developed that produces over forty different kinds of fruit, including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines and cherries.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

The 27 Magical Paths in the world begging To Be Walked

In the human life, sometimes you feel very alone and wanted to walk on lonely path or road. However; roads and paths permeate our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music. Therefore; photographers can’t keep their lenses off of a lovely road or path. Paths like these have a dominant grip on the human imagination and even they can bring adventure, promise and change or solitude, peace and calm. There’s nothing like a walk down a striking path to clear your head or to fill it with ideas! The excellent quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s works while you’ll enjoy these images; “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to“. Here’s the 27 amazing path photos, really begging for walk. 

"Yosemite Falls in the Spring" Yosemite National Park, CA

As one of the most iconic National Parks in the US, Yosemite sits at the top of many photographer's bucket list. Between the grand vistas of Yosemite Valley, the quiet solitude of the High Sierras and the massive Sequoia trees found in Mariposa Grove, there is a lot to see and even more to photograph.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Streptocarpus or Cape Primrose

  Streptocarpus The Common Name of This plant is "Cape Primrose" because it comes from the cape of good hope in South Aarica. S