mp3Amazon is the latest to offer clothes-by-mail to try on at home
Amazon just announced its latest service -- Prime Wardrobe. Adding to its growing list of fashion-focused offerings, the service makes shopping for clothes online a commitment-free experience, one of the few advantages brick-and-mortar stores still had on online retailers. With Prime Wardrobe, you can pick out a number of items,... Read more »
mp3Varjo promises a VR headset with 'human eye-resolution'
A Finnish company called Varjo that has been working in secret until now has unveiled a new type of VR and AR headset code-named "20/20." It supposedly has a display with "human eye-resolution" quality of over 70 megapixels versus around 1.2 megapixels per eye for the Oculus Rift and HTC... Read more »
mp3Researchers can now desalinate seawater with the power of the Sun
One of the oldest means of extracting potable liquid from seawater involves distillation, basically boiling the water into steam and then cooling the purified vapor in condensation tubes. Problem is, this method is incredibly power intensive with nearly half of the input energy going towards just boiling the water. But,... Read more »
mp3Researchers made a battery out of trash
Pursuing more efficient sources of renewable energy has led to many iterations of the battery. But researchers just brought a really interesting new version to the table, one made from potassium ions and trash. The scientists started with rusty, recycled stainless steel mesh and used a potassium ferrocyanide solution --... Read more »