Light boxes have been used for some time to treat “Seasonal Affective Disorder” (SAD), which is a physiological condition brought on by lack of natural sunlight. The affliction is common in geographic areas where winter months are shrouded in almost complete darkness. Light deprivation impacts people with a physiological and physiological need for natural sunlight. […]
Environment can be defined as a sum total of all the living and non-living elements and their effects that influence human life. While all living or biotic elements are animals, plants, forests, fisheries, and birds, non-living or abiotic elements include water, land, sunlight, rocks, and air. There are two different types of environment: Geographical Environment. Man-made Environment.
Google Street View has become a popular interactive adventure among the Walter Mitty in all of us who thirst for experiencing far-away, exotic locales. It made possible adventures such as visiting the frigid Antarctica, experiencing the excitement of a blast- off at the Kennedy Space Center or floating down the Amazon in a dug-out canoe.
Strong winds, torrential rain, and power outages can threaten cellular usage. When cellular communication is down, people are left without the only source of communication they may have. Police and first responders are left without a way to communicate with each other. That’s why cell phone companies prepare for the worst. Cell phone towers are
The entire world has been bound to gasoline almost since the inception of the first successful gasoline car built in 1893 by Charles Edgar Duryea and his brother Frank. While we can’t say for sure where exactly we went wrong, our reliance on foreign oil has led to a crisis that we face at the
A huge asteroid is set to pass close to earth. This asteroid is set to pass about 201,000 miles of the surface of earth. This is not the first time that the Earth has had a close encounter with a asteroid. Scientist claim that there is absolutely no way that the asteroid will crash into
Nuclear power plants are located close to sources of water, which is used as a coolant to handle the waste heat discharged by the plants. This means that water contaminated with radioactive material is often one of the problems to arise after a nuclear disaster. Researchers at Australia’s Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have now
The Carson Portable Rotisserie grill automatically rotates up to seven skewers of meat or veggies over a charcoal fire, but folds into a compact case when not in use. When opened, the bottom of the unit houses a heat-resistant porcelain charcoal tray, while the inside of the lid incorporates receptacle slots for seven skewers –
Pavegen tiles harvest energy from footsteps. Designed for use in in high foot-traffic areas, the tiles convert the kinetic energy from footsteps of pedestrians into renewable electricity, which can be stored in a lithium polymer battery or used to power low-wattage, off-grid applications like street lighting, displays, speakers, alarms, signs, and advertising. Each time someone
Three years ago, Virgin Atlantic Airways grabbed some headlines when it experimentally ran one of its 747s on a mixture of standard jet fuel and biofuel. While some called it a publicity stunt, it was the first time that a commercial airliner had flown using biofuel – albeit only in part of one of its
Simon Dale, with the help of his father in-law, has single-handedly built this low impact Hobbit house in the woodlands of West Wales. The eco-house, which rose from a muddy hole in the ground and took three months to complete, came in at under US $5,000 (GBP3,000) – demonstrating that you don’t need to be