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[Video] Google’s Campaign to Save Worldwide Trees.

In Environtmental, Go Green, Technology, Teplok Good News on January 9, 2010 at 9:10 am


Now, Google is campaigning to save trees at worldwide.

Recently, Google has released a tool which will aware the situation of world’s forests to the forest scientists across the world.

This tool will be sought through the satellite. So obtained satellite images and other information will be brought to the world.

In the tool, Google have also included the discussion on the conference on climate change, which was running in Copenhagen.

What a good news! I hope by this technology we can save our forests from the destruction.

What do you think about this good news?


Enabling Blind to See by Microchips

In Health, Technology, Teplok Good News on January 9, 2010 at 5:34 am

Good news comes from Germany, the country of scientists. They said that they could enable blind to see by adding microchips into retinas. As far as I know, there’s no way to enable blind to see unless they change their eyes with the healthy eyes from donors. I hope this is going to be a very good news to the world, here is the news I got from http://www.dw-world.de.

Scientists in southwestern Germany have made a breakthrough in restoring vision to the blind by successfully implanting special microchips under their retinas.

German news magazine Der Spiegel reported that a group of doctors at the University of Tuebingen under ophthalmologist Eberhart Zrenner had carried out the procedure.

The team implanted a chip under the retinas of eleven visually-impaired people, enabling them to regain rudimentary vision so they could recognize objects and read letters.

The procedure is designed for people who have lost their vision as a result of degenerative retinal disease which affects more than 4,000 people every year in Germany, according to the Web site of Retina Implant AG, the sponsor of the study.

‘No longer legally blind’

One particular success story was the procedure on a 45-year-old Finnish man called Miika.

“Miika showed that with an aid we can give people enough sight so that they are no longer legally blind,” the news magazine cited Zrenner.

The implant, comprising more than 1,500 photo cells housed on a three-by-three millimeter tiny microchip, was placed under the retina in a four-hour operation.

“The implant is well tolerated by the body,” Zrenner told the magazine.

“None of the patients we have observed have had serious problems such as inflammation.”

However, because of constraints of the ethics committee of the University of Tuebingen, the vision chip will be removed again after a few weeks. That’s because too little was known about how the long-term compatibility of the implants at the beginning of the experiment.

The procedures are currently free for those undergoing the tests at Tuebingen. In future, Retinal Implant’s Web site suggests that the chips would cost 25,000 euros plus the cost of the surgery.

Zrenner said he planned to implant the chip permanently in about two dozen blind people next year.

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Editor: Sonia Phalnikar

That’s all, what do you think about this good news?

Ebook: The Modern Books Form Those Are Good For You

In Technology, Teplok Good News on November 17, 2009 at 2:54 am

Which is easier for you, ebooks or physical books? I prefer ebooks than physical books. It’s easier to get, to read, and it’s easier to save. Some people believe that ebooks are also good for environment. As I thought the better things about ebooks than physical books. I found some interesting things. It’s benefits listed untill the 30th point, Wow it’s great. Do you wanna know? here are the copy from the source:

  1. Ebooks promote reading. People are spending more time in front of screens and less time in front of printed books.
  2. Ebooks are good for the environment. Ebooks save trees. Ebooks eliminate the need for filling up landfills with old books. Ebooks save transportation costs and the pollution associated with shipping books across the country and the world.
  3. Ebooks preserve books. (The library of Alexandria was burned and the collection ruined. Richard Burton’s wife, after his death and against his wishes, destroyed a book he had been working on for ten years. The original manuscript of Carlyle’s The French Revolution was lost when a friend’s servant tossed it into the fire.) Ebooks are ageless: they do not burn, mildew, crumble, rot, or fall apart. Ebooks ensure that literature will endure.
  4. Ebooks, faster to produce than paper books, allow readers to read books about current issues and events.
  5. Ebooks are easily updateable, for correcting errors and adding information.
  6. Ebooks are searchable. Quickly you can find anything inside the book. Ebooks are globally searchable: you can find information in many ebooks.
  7. Ebooks are portable. You can carry an entire library on one DVD.
  8. Ebooks (in the form of digital audio books) free you to do other activities while you are listening.
  9. Ebooks can be printable: and thereby give a reader most or all of the advantages of a paper-based book.
  10. Ebooks defy time: they can be delivered almost instantly. Ebooks are transported to you faster than overnight shipping: in minutes or in seconds.
  11. Ebooks defy space: ebooks online can be read simultaneously by thousands of people at once.
  12. Ebooks are cheaper to produce. Thus, small presses can attempt to compete with media giants.
  13. Ebooks are cheaper to buy.
  14. Ebooks are free. The magnificent work of Project Gutenberg, and other online public libraries, allow readers to read the classics at no cost.
  15. Ebooks can be annotated without harming the original work.
  16. Ebooks make reading accessible to persons with disabilities. Text can be re-sized for the visually impaired. Screens can be lit for reading in the dark.
  17. Ebooks can be hyper-linked, for easier access to additional information.
  18. Ebooks — with additional software and hardware — can read aloud to you.
  19. Ebooks let you tweak the style. Many ebooks allow readers to change the font style, font size, page size, margin size, colors, and more.
  20. Ebooks may allow the option for the addition of multimedia: still images, moving images, and sound.
  21. Ebooks, with their capacity for storage, encourage the publishing of books with many pages, books that might be too expensive to produce (and purchase) in paperback.
  22. Ebooks — without outrageous DRM schemes — are made for sharing. Ebooks can be quickly duplicated, and then distributed to strangers or given to your friends. Worry no more about your loaned books that will never be returned.
  23. Ebooks empower individuals to write and to publish, and in this way help to challenge “the crushing power of big publishing”, that excludes so many authors from the New York City publishing circus. Publishing can move from the impersonal and profitable, to the personal and pleasurable.
  24. Ebooks — thanks to the simplicity and speed of publication and feedback — allow authors to experiment in many themes and styles.
  25. Ebooks posted online encourage comments, corrections, and feedback — which eliminates mistakes and improves accuracy — especially important when dealing with scientific and technological issues.
  26. Ebooks allow publishers to publish (and readers to read) works by a larger number of authors, and works on a wider variety of topics. Critics of traditional book publishing (such as Jason Epstein and Andre Schriffin) state that economic pressures have reduced and limited the number of authors and topics that traditional publishers will now produce.
  27. Ebooks defeat attempts at censorship. All these works were banned: Analects by Confucius. Lysistrata by Aristophanes. Ars Amorata by Ovid. Pro Populo Anglicano Defensio by John Milton. The Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne. Wonder Stories by H.C. Andersen. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman. The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Ulysses by James Joyce. … Many of these books were confiscated, burned, or denied availability in libraries, bookstores and schools. Ebooks guarantee that readers maintain their right to read.
  28. Ebooks help paperbook publishers to sell paperbooks. Cory Doctorow has explained that the giving away of ebooks, for free, has helped to sell the paperback editions of his stories and novels.
  29. Ebooks are evolving. As technology develops, ebooks may contain new features. For example, a book of recipes may contain a recipe calculator to figure how much maple syrup is needed to bake 200 cookies. An ebook that prepares you for the GRE could include an interactive test. An ebook about politics might allow you to click a link and register to vote, or send an email to a Congressman that tells him he is not a good environmental steward.
  30. Ebooks are good for paperbook publishing. By setting an example for diversity and freedom of expression, ebooks may motivate the stagnant book publishing industry towards the renewal of small presses, the end of the blockbuster-bestseller publishing mentality, and a healthier balance between the needs of commerce and culture.

Good News: No Tar, No Ignition, and No carcinogenic : What kind of cigarettes are they?

In Health, Technology, Teplok Good News on September 10, 2009 at 7:05 pm

It’s Electronic Cigarettes!

About Electronic Cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes is a none-igniting substitute of the cigarette, it has some characteristics with the traditional cigarettes, such ad making you refresh, fulfilling the smokers’ needs; But it has much more different with the traditional cigarettes substantially, such as no tar, no ignition, no 460 kinds of chemical substances that can lead to respiratory and cardiac system diseases, no the carcinogenic in the traditional cigarettes.

Since the using of tobacco of the history of human, people started to know the know the bad effects of tobacco to the health of human, who has gotten through
The Framework convention on tobacco control (FCTC)(on 21 may 2003) ,it called on every country should take into account that the threats of tobacco to the health of the health of people.
As a result, the technology of getting rid of tar and finding a substitute of cigarette has been developed. In the last few years, because of the technological barriers and microelectronic immaturity, scientists can not develop the product that can approach the taste and flavor of cigarette.

Although German, U.S, Japan had been developed some substitutes of cigars, the uncertain conceptions and coarse technology destroyed the market of the substitutes. Everyone should remember this year.2003, a team that consisted of Chinese scientists bread through many difficult and invented ANI that has nearly same flavor and taste but has no risk as traditional cigars. Electronic cigarettes a product that applied microelectronic control technology and supercritical atomizing method, can be inhaled by smokers without tar. So the smokers who use electronic cigarettes will avoid tar and many dangerous substances to get into their lungs and bodies.

The structure of Electronic Cigarettes
Electronic Cigarette consists of some micro-electronic components such as airflow sensor, control circuit, executive circuit, high-power integrated circuit, high-frequency ultrasonic sounder, atomizing chamber mask, built-in lithium ion battery, by which it can carry out such high-tech humanized functions as airflow sensing, smoke simulation, smoke temperature simulation, standby at any moment. Meanwhile, as far as the biological technology is concerned, it can make smokers enjoy the same pleasure as that of traditional cigarette when inhaling the nicotine smog droplet, imitating the whole process of smoking. Electronic Cigarette creates a healthy smoking cultural atmosphere, and has been eulogized by authoritative experts as the perfect combination of modern micro-electronic technology, biological technology and the conception of healthy life.

How does Electronic Cigarettes work
In the body of electronic cigarette, low thickness nicotine liquid enters atomizing cell after ultramicro atomizing pump pressurizing and is supercritically atomized into about 0.5-1.5um fog drops in the high-frequency untrasonic vibration field. Then the smog droplets will be dispersed into aerosols by the inhaled airflow and finally the aerosol will be formed into vapour which simulates the cigarette smoke. Before supercritical atomizing, the liquid should be heated up to reduce its surface tension to the extent of easiest atomizing. Electronic cigarette not only simulates cigarette smoke but also the temperature of common cigarette smoke (50-60 °C), which is similar to common cigarette and can refresh and satisfy the joviality and long-term psychological habit of smokers so as to achieve humanized healthy smoking; and at the same time, it simulates cigarette and does not contain such hazardous substance as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, hydrocyanic acid, acrolein arsenic, lead, hydragyrum, perishing the harm of second-hand smoking to surrounding crowd so as to achieve the authentic humanized smoking.

Good News: When does Television become so beneficial?

In Technology, Teplok Good News on September 10, 2009 at 11:36 am

Television is an inescapable part of modern culture. We depend on TV for entertainment, news, education, culture, weather, sports—and even music, since the advent of music videos.

With the recent explosion in satellite and digital speciality channels, we now have access to a plethora of both good quality and inappropriate TV content. In this crowded television environment, the key for parents is to search out high quality TV programs for their kids, and whenever possible, enjoy them together as a family.

Television offers lots of benefits to kids, including:

1. Because of its ability to create powerful touchstones, TV enables young people to share cultural experiences with others.

2. Shared viewing gives family members of all ages an opportunity to spend time together.

3. Parents can use TV as a catalyst to get kids reading—following up on TV programs by getting books on the same subjects or reading authors whose work was adapted for the programs.

4. Great television can teach kids important values and life lessons.

5. TV programs often explores controversial or sensitive issues, which can make it easier for parents and kids to discuss them.

6. Educational programming can develop young children’s socialization and learning skills.

7. News, current events and historical programming can help make young people more aware of other cultures and people.

8. Documentaries can help develop critical thinking about society and the world.

9. Cultural programming can open up the world of music and art for young people.

How to choose good TV

How can you select viewing that is good for your children? David Kleeman, Director of the American Center for Children and Media, says ask yourself the following questions:

* Does the program actively engage my child, physically or intellectually?
Television watching doesn’t have to be passive. It can prompt questions, kindle curiosity, or teach activities to pursue when the set is off.

* Do I respect this program?
Parents don’t have to like every show their children choose—in fact young people need their own district culture. But parents should trust that a program’s creators understand and respect how children grow and learn.

* Does my child see others like himself or herself on television?
Young children believe that television reflects the real world. To not see people like themselves—in race, ethnicity, or physical ability, for example—may diminish their self worth. A lack of role models should spark discussion about how TV portrays different types of people.

* How do makers of this program regard my child?
Some program creators see young people as consumers to be sold to. Others see them as students to be educated, as future citizens to be engaged in the community, or simply as children, whose work is play.

Use the resources on the side bar to help you find good quality television for your kids.

Source : http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/parents/television/good_things_tv.cfm

Good News : Advantages of Solar Power – Why Not Use it in Your Home?

In Environtmental, Go Green, Technology, Teplok Good News on September 9, 2009 at 1:30 pm

With the increasing awareness that fossil fuels are quickly becoming depleted, we need to start focusing on renewable sources of energy. Solar power is one of the most viable options. Of course, this is no surprise. Using the power of the sun has been around in some form since the dawn of time and there are many advantages of solar power for homes.

The sun’s energy is renewable. This means that no matter how much we use, we will never deplete this resource. This is in sharp contrast to the dwindling supply of fossil fuels we use.

Also, unlike fossil fuels, energy from the sun does not harm the environment. There are no byproducts of solar power that leach into the air and create pollution or contribute to greenhouse gasses. In addition, acquiring the power is not intrusive to the environment like some other forms of energy. About the most intrusive part would be the solar panels which are well suited in most areas to fit snugly on the roof.

When generating energy from the sun to power your home, you can be a self contained unit. While it might not be practical in some areas to rely solely on the sun for power, other, less developed, areas might benefit immensely by being able to power homes with the sun without having to install power plants and run electrical cables. In areas where there is not enough sunlight for household needs, systems can be setup so that you can hook into the electrical grid during those times when more energy is needed.

While installing a solar power system for your home can be expensive at first, you will eventually see a savings because as time goes on you will reduce or eliminate your monthly power bill. And with readily accessible solar power home kits on the market, the barriers to entry are minimal. One particularly well put together step-by-step guide is Earth4Energy.

After the initial costs, generating power from the sun is free. So, once you have your collection and storage systems set up, you will reap the benefits not only in monthly savings but also in the benefits to our planet. These advantages of solar power make a commitment to using solar power the most sensible decision you can make to minimize your dependence on fossil fuels.

With a little bit of time and no specialized expertise, you can reduce your dependency on fossil fuels with a cost-efficient residential solar power system. Sign up for a free six-part mini-course and learn more at http://solarpowerhomekit.info

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Dani_Deronda

Good News : How much will you pay for alternative energy? it’s cheap!

In Environtmental, Go Green, Technology, Teplok Good News on September 9, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Many people don’t realize that there are cheap alternative energy solutions for your home that you can implement and thus free yourself from the ever increasing energy costs. This is definitely the time to look into cheap alternative energy solutions as prices will continue to rise in the coming weeks and months. Saving hundreds of dollars every month is in everyone’s interest, and it’s time we sought ways to harness are energy for free.

1. Solar panels.

You are likely aware of using solar panels to power your home and the amazing way this energy solutions can eliminate huge bills. But, you have probably also been led to believe that solar panels are “too expensive”. This isn’t always the case and there are definitely cheap ways you can make your own panels. Even if you go online and dig a little you will find some of the big, discount stores sell very affordable and complete systems for a lot less than the you’d imagine. And of course the panels will have paid for themselves over a short time.
2. Solar Cooker.

This is basically a small box which requires no fuel to cook food in. You can buy solar cookers or you can make them yourself. You can boil, roast and bake your food in a solar cooker. You’ll be saving a ton of power and money cooking your meals from the sun in an energy efficient manner.

3. Solar Home Heating

Home heating can be a huge cost to fork out every month, but fortunately there are cheap alternative energy solutions. There are different methods for solar home heating, depending on the design of your house, as well as your wants, needs, and how much you want to spend as an upfront cost. There are also several do it yourself projects which are very cheap. For example people have been running pvc pipe through their yards as the sun easily heats it up and it runs into their home for hot water.

Want to make your own power at home for cheap with solar and wind energy and eliminate your power bill completely? Check out this step by step instruction manual – http://energyrenewables.blogspot.com

With this set up you can get your energy for free and save literally thousands of dollars which would otherwise go towards energy bills – http://energyrenewables.blogspot.com

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Chess_McDoogle

Good News : "Active Cloaking" : A New Technology to decrease the destructions by Earthquakes

In Technology, Teplok Good News on August 20, 2009 at 7:05 pm

A good news came from a new technology called “Active Cloaking” that may provide a side effect that will keep earthquakes from destroying buildings…

The technology was originally being researched to provide a better way to make fighter jets more stealthy. The concept is much the same as noise cancelling systems used in headphones and aircraft noise reduction systems.

It’s long been known that waves can be reduced or eliminated by sending a reverse of the wave against it – noise cancelling headphones work by sending a “counter” frequency to neutralize the unwanted sounds.

Earthquakes are very large waves that travel through the earth and when they strike a building, cause it to move, which causes the building to collapse – the idea is to use wave generators that will counter those waves and keep the building from moving…

The same concept is also being researched to see if generators could counter ocean waves that create tsunamies.

Good News : One million Environmental cleaner cars coming on the streets.

In Life, Technology, Teplok Good News on August 20, 2009 at 6:47 pm

In 2020,we can see one million electricity-driven cars from running on the streets in Germany.
There comes good news for the companies like BMW and Folkswagon, that the environment is happy with this product.

The German Cabinet on Wednesday gave green signal to the plan of electric cars.

As per the plan,in Germany,there we can see one million electric cars running on the streets, just by 2020 .

Now the German Government is making resesrch in this area ,so in this case, the German companies can come ahead than the Asian companies.

Germany’s Transport Ministers Tifensi Volfgang said, We have full confidence that we will reach to the better environmental condition in the German.
As soon as possible,We are trying to make power-driven vehicles,as the common part of life.

By this news we’ll find not only in German these cars will be on the street, but they will be in whole world. Nowadays, using an electric car is included in a way out of keeping this earth fine because it won’t produce pollution parts and make the air healthier without the dangerous carbon dioxide or carbon monoxide.

Source : http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/3961072-one-million-environmental-cleaner-cars-coming-on-the-streets

Good News : Need a heart? Try this artificial heart that works as good as real!

In Health, Technology, Teplok Good News on August 18, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Scientists have been working on designing a fully implantable artificial heart since early 1960’s.The first clinical application of a permanent fully implantable total artificial heart AbioCor was implanted in a patient during 2001. Some limitations of AbioCor were that because of its size it could be implanted in only 50% of the male population and it has life of 1 to 2 years.

On 27th October 2008, French professor and a leading heart transplant specialist Alain F. Carpentier announced that a fully implantable heart will be ready for clinical trials by 2011. It was developed by him and will be manufactured by Biomedical firm Carmat, and venture capital firm Truffle.

The prototype uses electronic sensors and is made from chemically treated animal tissues, called “biomaterials”, or “pseudo-skin” of biosynthetic, microporous materials. In order to resolve the power issue two options are under study that do not require wires crossing the skin because these pose an infection risk.

“The aim of this heart is to allow patients to go from an impossible life where they can do just a few steps from their bed to an armchair to a normal social life. They will even be able to run – although naturally not a marathon,” he said.

Assuming French medical authorities give the go-ahead, it will be tested on around 20 volunteer heart patients within the next two and a half years. Given the materials and technology involved, it is estimated that each heart will cost around £120,000.

Source : http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/1644844-worlds-most-advanced-artificial-heart-as-good-as-real