It’s been a while

It’s been a while since I last wrote a blog post. I thought I’ll just give you all a quick update as to what is going on right now.

In September I started college studying Electrical/Electronic Engineering at Level 3. It’s been over a month since then and I’m really enjoying it. Never the less, I still continue on with my projects at home. A few days after enrolment day, I mounted a 100W solar panel on my roof. This connects to a solar charge controller which controls the voltage/current going to the battery. Right now I only have one single leisure battery and require more for my project to be completed. My aim is to completely run this room from solar. I only ever use the light, computer, and my home server which is planned to stay on 24/7. In total the wattage adds up too… 600W(pc) + 250W(home server) + 25W(light) = 875W. Currently, the system powers the room light and my phone charger.

Right now I’m seeking a job in order to complete this project.

This Single Molecule Drives Cancer Cells to Suicide

biologyA team of researchers has identified a single molecule, called TIC10, that kick-starts the body’s tumor-destroying systems—causing a chain reaction that can kill cancer dead.”. “In a series of experiments in mice the researchers, from Pennsylvania State University, found that TIC10 activities the gene for a protein called TRAIL—that’s short for tumour-necrosis-factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand—which causes cancerous cells to commit suicide.”

Read the full article here.

US Military installing Laser turrets on combat airplanes

laser_turret_wire2.jpg7fc930b2-07db-467d-bf77-6dcfa968ad88LargeWell, could this be the future? I’ve researched laser beam weapons before being used on military aircraft carriers as a means of taking down drones or UAV’s or missiles… But to think that this might actually be the start of the energy weapons phase; leaving behind bullets as “old fashioned” and using directed energy beam weapons as a more powerful and efficient weapon against threats.

Read more here.

View the Earth in HD

download“Canadian company plans to one-up Google Earth by streaming video footage straight from the International Space Station to the web with a top time delay of just a few hours.”

EDIT:
Sorry, there was a mistake here. They will be streaming sometime in summer. Keep checking here for any latest news until then!

“Urthecastis due to begin beaming the view from the ISS by autumn 2013 — the equipment will be finished by the summer, then shipped to Russia and sent to the space station via two Soyuz rockets. Once there, the Russian space agency will install it beneath the ISS and downlink the data to Earth where it will be published.”

Check their website here.