Air Force Going Green

Green Earth

This is our inaugural post in a new category topic: Green Power

As the cost of a barrel of oil hovers around $100 and US reliance on foreign oil sources grows, the Air Force, the single biggest user of energy in the US government, wants to find a cheaper and cleaner fuel alternative to fire its jet engines.

The Christian Science Monitor has a good article on the investigation by the US Air Force.

 

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Green / Eco Friendly

Further Improving ‘Keyhole Surgery’ Techniques

Roman Doctor

Medical technology has come a long way from the times of that Roman doctor in the pic, eh?

The BBC is reporting that experts are developing a flexible surgical robot known as the i-Snake, which they say could revolutionize keyhole surgery. It could enable surgeons to do complex procedures previously possible only through more invasive techniques.

The i-Snake, a long tube housing special motors, sensors and imaging tools can be used for heart bypass surgery. The cost benefits will bring us earlier, cheaper and less invasive treatment, faster recovery and procedure times which should result in a better quality of life.

 

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Medical

New Will Smith Superhero Movie: Hancock

Hancock is a Will Smith dramedy superhero movie due out in July 2008.

Hancock is, well, sort of a degenerate superhero that doesn’t know the meaning of ‘treading lightly’ when using his powers. The teaser poster was recently released, as well as the trailers. You might prefer the quicktime version because I found the youtube version was missing scenes, in case you don’t have QT installed, here’s the youtube version anyway.

The flying whale, bellowing in horror, slays me :)

Watch the Trailer (apple.com):
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Hancock

[via ComingSoon.net]

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Google Continues To Crackdown On Webmasters

Paid Link

Google Dictating Nofollow For ALL Links From Compensated Content

From Andy Beard:

This really is looking less and less about the quality of search results, and more about the failings of Google’s algorithms.

Andy has a good article here, calling doubt around how far GOOG is willing to go in determining what’s considered compensated content.

 

Web

Netscape Navigator – RIP

 Netscape

Wow, AOL purchased Netscape for 4+ billion dollars 7 years ago and it’s browser dev team has been reduced to skinning Firefox to *look* like Navigator today?

From the Netscap blogAOL Says Goodbye to Netscape Navigator, Feb 1 2008 will be the end.

 

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Software