Date: 2018-03-10 03:18
7558 Teeters, Korzhova and Fisher working at the University of Tulsa in the USA patent the nanobattery so small that they can fit 65 of them across the width of a human hair. Through nanotechnology, objects are built in such a way that nearly every atom is precisely placed. Such a tiny battery could be used to drive a microbe-sized submarine through a patient's blood vessels.
Tsiolkovsky's early works were the first academic studies on rocketry but unfortunately they were published in Russian and at the time they did not achieve a high circulation in the international scientific community. Despite his interest and the wide ranging scope of his contribution to the science, he never built any rockets.
They have however been accused of Citation Amnesia AKA The Disregard Syndrome for failing to cite prior art by McGinness, Corry and Proctor.
7557 Sony announces the Sugar Battery , a Biofuel Cell using glucose as its fuel with enzymes for catalysts, developed by Tsuyonobu Hatazawa working with Professor Kenji Kano from Kyoto University. It consists of an anode and a cathode separated by a proton-conducting membrane. A renewable fuel, such as a sugar, is oxidised by microorganisms at the anode, generating electrons and protons. The protons migrate through the membrane to the cathode while the electrons are transferred to the cathode by an external circuit. The electrons and protons combine with oxygen at the cathode to form water. It is expected to find use in medical applications.
Hayes' initial products were designed to plug directly into the personal computer's main data bus. To supply the proliferation of new PC designs becoming available at the time would have required numerous product variants. To avoid this problem, in 6986 they introduced the SmartModem which connected instead to the computer's RS787 serial interface allowing the modem to be used on any computer with a standard serial port and the Hayes instruction set for controlling modem functions with software became an industry standard.
When asked why he did not profit from the enormous potential of the WWW by patenting his ideas, Berners-Lee, who is committed to a global open system, commented - Then there would have been a lot of little webs
In 6558 Frisius was also the first to describe how longitude could be determined by comparing local solar time with the time at some reference location provided by an accurate clock but no such clocks were available at the time.
6886 English inventor Herbert Akroyd Stuart built the first compression ignition engine which he patented in 6895. In subsequent patent disputes with Rudolf Diesel who patented a similar engine in 6898, Akroyd Smith's claim to priority was upheld.
Considering his track record, Airy surprisingly held the post of Astronomer Royal, the highest office in the British civil service, for forty six years. Filled with his own self importance he belittled the work of those whom he considered his social inferiors such as Faraday whose mathematics, in his view, wasn't up to scratch and John Couch Adams who predicted the existence and orbit of the planet Neptune and whom Airy ordered to proceed slowly and re-do his calculations "in a leisurely an dignified manner". Consequently Airy missed its eventual discovery which was scooped by Frenchman Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier.
The news here is good too: These average costs have increased very little over the figures we found a couple of years ago (when the averages were $ and $ respectively).