TechBlog Follow Friday & Weekly Stumbles For 2012-05-04 

Free Apps Drain Smartphone Energy On 'Advertising Modules'

Free apps drain smartphone energy on ‘advertising modules’. Researchers have shown that popular free smartphone apps spend up to 75 percent of their energy tracking the user’s geographical location, sending information about the user to advertisers and downloading ads. Continue reading

TechBlog Follow Friday & Weekly Stumbles For 2012-03-30 

Cheaper, Quieter and Fuel-Efficient Biplanes Could Put Supersonic Travel On the Horizon

Cheaper, quieter and fuel-efficient biplanes could put supersonic travel on the horizon. For 27 years, the Concorde provided its passengers with a rare luxury: time saved. For a pricey fare, the sleek supersonic jet ferried its ticketholders from New York to Paris in a mere three-and-a-half hours. Continue reading

TechBlog Follow Friday & Weekly Stumbles For 2012-03-09 

More Powerful Electric Cars: Mechanism Behind Capacitor's High-Speed Energy Storage Discovered

Researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered the means by which a polymer known as PVDF enables capacitors to store and release large amounts of energy quickly. Their findings could lead to much more powerful and efficient electric cars. Continue reading

TechBlog Follow Friday & Weekly Stumbles For 2012-02-24 

How an African Chief Uses Twitter to Keep the Peace

An African administrative chief uses Twitter to help solve problems and maintain order in his Kenyan village, showing another example of how social media has evolved beyond wired metropolises to reach even the most previously unconnected corners of the globe. Continue reading

TechBlog Follow Friday & Weekly Stumbles For 2012-02-10 

The World's First Vertical Forest Is Growing Sky High

Did you know that Milan is one of the most polluted cities in Italy? Apparently urban sprawl and increased emissions are major causes for slumping air quality in the international fashion capital. So Italian architect Stefano Boeri has formulated an unusual plan to give the city back what it’s lacking: namely, some greenery. Continue reading

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