ActiveIon is a new revolutionary household cleaning device that allows you to clean with only tap water and no chemicals. It is suppose to eliminate 99.9% of all household germs. You fill it up with water and it will add an electrical charge before you spray it, ionizing the water. Once the ionized water hits the dirt, it will lift it up from the surface allowing you to easily wipe it away.
If it really works, that would be cool to have something that can clean without chemicals or fragances. It is very environmentally friendly and it is practically as green as you can get to cleaning with just water. This seems like a cool gadget, but it is going to have a very hard time convincing people to buy something that costs $179 to spray water for cleaning. First of all, people will find it hard to believe that ionized water can really make a big difference over normal tap water. Secondly, $179? That is way too much for something to try.
Google is lobbying for Nevada to be the first state to have first self driving cars. Two bills are being introduced as Google says that over 14,000 miles have been tested on California roads. Google says more than 1000 miles have been driven autonomously without any human interaction but is definitely still in a testing phase.
This would be a huge breakthrough if it passes. We are still pretty far from seeing automated driving cars take over the streets but it would be awesome to see the development begin. Having self driving cars would prevent a lot more accidents as it would be safer and save gas as the cars are driven more fuel efficiently.
Check out some of the pictures on Inhabitat of the carbon neutral city, Masdar City in Abu Dhabi. Theres some more here as well. This city is planned to house 40,000 residents and hundreds of businesses and will house state of the art clean technologies and architecture. This place probably cost a fortune to build out so it is no surprise that it is located in the UAE.
This is a pretty neat video showing how one of Google’s datacenter works. I like how they have their own hard drive destruction tools to destroy the data on the hard drives as well as their own machines to crush hard drives into pieces.