Engineering the Life

Powermat Charger

We need several chargers to charge , IPod,  IPhone or Blackberry and Laptop. Imagine how many charger you have to carry everywhere, what will happen if you couldn’t find enough plugs?  The powermat answered that question, you need only one plug to charge four Hi Tec gadgets at the same time. You don’t need wires to attach three of your gadgets- just place them on the mat, and you need to connect the forth with the USB entrance. The Powermat is a wireless charger for hi tech gadgets.
The Powermat uses magnetic induction energy to charge devices and it works just as fast as standard power chargers.

That was a  a few months ago, but for some people it wasn’t enough, The furniture maker Teknion-as the Newyork times published Jan , 13 2011- had a clever idea by  partnering with Powermat, incorporated the mat into Conflux  LED task, so not only he changed the sight but also lessen the use of electricity.

The lamp, which is priced at about $240, uses only 9 watts and produces a warm white pool of light. The LEDs have an expected life of 50,000 hours.Which is stronger glass or steel?

It is not easy to gather between strength  and toughness in one material. Researchers from Caltech and the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has created a form of glass that has both qualities. It’s stronger and tougher than steel. The material features palladium, a metal whose possible use in glasses was recognized 45 years ago. The palladium glass generates so many bands that  form a blocking pattern that prevents cracks from spreading without affecting the material’s properties.

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