The tech giant is asking nonprofit groups to propose ideas for how to use the Web-connected eyewear Google Glass in their work. Five charities that propose the best ideas by May 20 will get a free pair of the glasses, a trip to Google for training and a $25,000 grant to help make their project a reality.
New super-efficient rooftop units that heat and cool commercial buildings offer significant energy and dollar savings, say scientists at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. They found that the devices reduce energy costs an average of about 41 percent compared to units in operation today.
The newly published report analyzes the operation of the commercial rooftop HVAC unit known as the Daikin Rebel, which was one of two units to meet DOE’s Rooftop Challenge, a competition for manufacturers to create a rooftop unit that significantly exceeds existing DOE manufacturing standards. Daikin Applied was the first to produce such a unit, which was studied in depth by PNNL researchers; Carrier Corp. also met the challenge. The work is part of a broader DOE program known as the DOE Rooftop Campaign, which promotes the adoption of efficient rooftop units.
Doug Mockett & Company’s 28th Annual Design Competition is now accepting entries! The deadline is fast approaching so submit your idea(s) for review by September 3, 2013. There are only first places winners selected and there is no limit on the number of winning entries.
The competition typically has multiple winners every year, each of whom will receive a $1,000 prize, an engraved trophy and royalties based on sales. The competition continues to grow every year, and in recent years, it has started to receive more and more international entries making this a global platform for designers.
College and high school teams will test their carpentry skills in this year’s local Rube Goldberg Machine Contest on Feb. 23 in Purdue Univ. Armory.
The contest, sponsored by Purdue’s Phi Chapter of Theta Tau engineering fraternity, rewards machines that most effectively combine creativity with inefficiency and complexity to complete a given task. This year’s challenge is to hammer a nail.
The contest’s namesake is the late cartoonist Rube Goldberg, who specialized in drawing whimsical machines with complex mechanisms to perform simple tasks. The local event will begin at 10:30 a.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public and is part of Purdue’s celebration of National Engineers Week.
'Spider Skin' Captures Grand Prize in Image Contest
FEI is proud to announce that María Carbajo of the Electron Microscopy Unit in the Research Support Services of the Univ. of Extremadura has been awarded the grand prize in the 2012 FEI Owner Image Contest for her entry “Spider Skin.”
FEI.com visitors were asked to vote for their favorite image among the monthly winners. A total of nearly 1,000 votes were received and María Carbajo’s image, Spider Skin, narrowly beat out other worthy images.
Two science projects — one to map the human brain, the other to explore the extraordinary properties of the carbon-based material graphene — were declared the winners today of an EU technologies contest and will receive up to €1 billion ($1.35 billion) each over the next 10 years. The projects were selected from four finalists that been chosen from 26 proposals.
"European’s position as a knowledge superpower depends on thinking the unthinkable and exploiting the best ideas," European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes says in a statement. "This multi-billion competition rewards home-grown scientific breakthroughs and shows that when we are ambitious we can develop the best research in Europe."
Doug Mockett & Company’s 28th Annual Design Competition winners have been announced. Showcasing innovative ideas in furniture parts, components, accessories and hardware, entries are accepted from all over the world. There are only first place prizes, usually with multiple winners, each receiving a trophy, a $1,000 prize and future royalties based on sales.
Teams of scientists from across the continent are vying for a funding bonanza that could see two of them receive up to €1 billion ($1.33 billion) over 10 years to keep Europe at the cutting edge of technology.
The contest began with 26 proposals that were whittled down to six last year. Just four have made it to the final round. They include a plan to develop digital guardian angels that would keep people safe from harm; a massive data-crunching machine to simulate social, economic and technological change on our planet; an effort to craft the most accurate computer model of the human brain to date; and a team working to find better ways to produce and employ graphene — an ultra-thin material that could revolutionize manufacturing of everything from airplanes to computer chips.
A dozen stunning science images, representing cell structures, microorganisms, polymer films, degraded metals and more, have been selected by the voting public as winners in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Science as Art contest. The photos are representative of research projects at the Department of Energy laboratory and will appear in a 2012 “Discovery in Action” calendar.
The slogan for the Nikon Small World competition is “Recognizing Excellence in Photography through the Microscope.” Feast your eyes on these images that record a different world so small that it fits into a drop of water
Follow the source link for a description on each of these microscopic beauties.