September 6, 2010

NASA to Probe Sun


When you think about the sun, what else comes to mind but humming "hot hot hot" in a Cure-ish kind of way? Well, if you happen to be NASA you think of it as a star that needs to be studied. To this end, they plan to launch a Solar Probe Plus (as shown in this artist's rendering) sometime before 2018, equipped with a solar wind particle detector, 3D cam and a device to measure its magnetic field.

Won't it burn up before it gets there, you ask? Of course, it will we answer, since the sun sends out temperatures exceeding 2,550ยบ F. But, before its demise, the $180 million SPP will send back data that NASA scientist Lika Guhathakurta says, "for the very first time, we'll be able to touch, taste and smell our Sun."


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August 30, 2010

Universal Solar Charger for Small Electronics

This Solar Charger is universal so it will charge most electronics, including iPhones, iPods, MP3 players and Blackberrys. With an output of 5VDC 500mA, it will store the sun's rays until you need them on its internal 1500mAh Lithium-Ion battery or hook it up to USB with included cable if you are in a hurry. The charger also comes with a windshield mount and carabineer.

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August 23, 2010

Cheerful Solar Flower


Reminiscent of those battery operated posies, this Solar Dancing Flower can be placed on your desk top, window sill or car's dashboard. When the sun shines, the flower moves to the light and should cheer up any child, shut-in, teacher, co-worker or driver stuck in traffic.

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August 16, 2010

Universal Solar Charger


This Solar Charger works for the latest, most popular electronics. Use it with your iPod, iPhone, Blackberry, Kindle and other smartphones and MP3 players up to 1,000 times. With LED status indicator lights, it has a 1350mAh high-capacity power cell. The charger has a speaker and microphone built-in and a nifty wrist strap makes it a convenient carry along. An AC adapter and USB cord is included for gloomy days and several tips come with the package.

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August 9, 2010

Solar-Breeze 2.0 Robotic Pool Cleaner


Solar-Breeze 2.0 claims to be the planet's first robotic pool cleaner that gets its energy from the sun. The solar device can clean up dirt, pollen, suntan oil and other debris from the surface. Its software is advanced enough to keep the Solar-Breeze working to areas where it will receive the most rays and the excess power ensures it will run into the evening. Get yours for $499 at the link below.

(Thanks, Jennifer)

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