Scientists have pinpointed two types of stratospheric bacteria and transformed it into a slimy film that doubles the efficiency of fuel cells that run on microbes. It could mean power for underdeveloped locales that currently don't have electricity.
There are really just two things that make the Samsung Stratosphere worth looking at: the 5-row physical QWERTY keyboard, and Verizon's 4G LTE. Aside from those two elements it's decidedly mid-range, but if you covet those things here's the nitty-gritty.
The Stratosphere, one of the taller hotel/casinos in old Vegas, has a new way to get your kicks: by jumping off its roof and living to tell the tale.
This amazing video was shot by a Canon Vixio-HF camcorder attached to a hydrogen balloon launched by a small group of Edmonton radio enthusiasts on August 24. It's believed to be the first amateur video taken at 107,145 feet.
On September 2, Justin Lee and Oliver Yeh successfully took these images of Earth's curvature and the blackness of space using only a weather balloon and off-the-shelf components—without complicated hacks. Total cost: $148. Here's how they did it.