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Various methods have been tried by scientists to generate electricity, including trying to develop systems where weight transferred by the cars on the roads and of the pedestrians could be used to harness power. To convert mechanical stress into electrical energy, piezoelectric materials are used. But despite their effectiveness, they are expensive, thus, rendering...

The founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, recently revealed his big idea on the show, 60 Minutes hosted by Charlie Rose. This time Amazon is thinking of something big and quick with deliveries being carried out through drones, reports The New York Times. Not the predator ones, but just the flying to the target ones. The founder shared a shot video of what he imagines the...

Since rain gauges can’t be easily placed everywhere, rainfall that takes place can’t be measured in those places. This in turn affects the accuracy of rainfall measurement. In order to overcome this shortfall in monitoring exact amount of rainfall, the researchers at the University of Hanover, Germany, have come up with an interesting idea with their RainCars...

First iPod Touch Ever Made   Since Apple first introduced the first-generation iPod in 2001, transforming both the portable music player and music industry, the company has sold an estimated 350 million devices. On Thursday, the company unveiled the latest update to the iPod touch line, and it’s actually a bit of a downgrade: It’s the fifth-generation...

Tablets have become the latest product darling of the tech world, but their success is hindering PC growth. According to the market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), shipments of PC computers are expected to drop by nearly 8% this year, and by 2015 tablets will overtake the entire PC market, including both portables and desktop devices. Tablets...

Mozilla is teaming up with a major Taiwanese company  Foxconn, to launch a new device running the Firefox OS. Mozilla has already confirmed the partnership and although the company wouldn’t share the exact nature of the device, it is believed to be a tablet. Mozilla is expected to unveil the plans at Focus Taiwan on June 3. Mozilla has already signed partnerships...

A very rare Apple 1 computer sold for a record $671,400 in a German auction on Saturday, according to The New York Times. The Apple 1 computer is a low-powered PC from Apple’s humble beginnings, which began with original co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. This specific computer that was up for sale at German auction house Auction Team Breker is still...