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  • Sharp develops efficient solar cells for use in outer space

    Sharp develops efficient solar cells for use in outer space

    Earlier this year, we reported twice about Japan's serious plans to go to outer space to generate solar energy and then beam it back to Mother Earth. And today, Sharp has shown the first solar cell that's not only bendable (we've seen that before) but that also withstands conditions in space. In addition, the company says those cells boast a record-high solar efficiency of 36%. Read More

  • 'Readius' foldable screen thing is real and it's coming

    'Readius' foldable screen thing is real and it's coming

    From concept to actual product, the Readius is coming in “mid-2008″ (though not solely as an e-book reader). It will use the same electronic ink technology as Amazon’s Kindle reader although this bendable-display device will apparantly be launched as a cell phone with a 5-inch fold-out screen. The catch? No web browser. So close, huh? The Readius will have high-speed data access… Read More

  • Want to Buy the Slinky Chair?

    Want to Buy the Slinky Chair?

    Remember the Slinky Chair? It was featured on the Feb. 8th episode of Diggnation, where Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht repeatedly mentioned the hot Japanese girl in the video. Actually, the girl is probably Chinese because Mandarin is overheard in the clip, but whatever. I guess we all look the same to you, Kevin and Alex. It turns out the chair is available online for $800. The FlexibleLove 16… Read More

  • Make Your Own iPhone

    Make Your Own iPhone

    I was browsing TechCrunch earlier and I ran across this printout iPhone, sure to be the hot item this side of June. And given the price of the iPhone it might be as close as many of us get to Apple’s mythical device once it actually comes out. Anyway, just print-and-fold and you’ve got yourself an iPhone. It won’t actually function, of course, but I’m sure you’ll… Read More