How a Tsunami early warning system works

Hokusai's The Great Wave

TechOcular has moved: For the most recent version of this post please visit http://www.techocular.co.uk/tsunami-warning-system/ Tsunamis are probably one of the most powerful and destructive forces of nature. Being by-products of underwater earthquakes, these gigantic waves can decimate an entire coastline, causing untold devastation – not only to buildings and houses but to human life also. They … Continue reading

Help power the road by walking!

Pavegen, generating electricity by walking

TechOcular has moved: For the most recent version of this post please visit http://www.techocular.co.uk/pavegen-walking-power/ Green electricity is massive business and becoming a priority for most people. Pavegen are a new start-up company that have developed pedestrian paving slabs that harvest kinetic energy and convert it into electricty. A perfect product for cities such as London where … Continue reading

Sniper ballistics calculator for the military? There’s an App for that!

TECHOCULAR HAS MOVED: FOR THE MOST RECENT VERSION OF THIS POST PLEASE VISIT http://www.techocular.co.uk/ballistics-calculator-app/ Apparently now the US military are going mad over deployment of iPod Touch devices with specially developed apps aimed at helping soldiers out in the field. Apps perform a varying range of services and operations from language translation, sharing data among soldiers and divisions, … Continue reading

The promise of the flying car still unfulfilled?

Fifth Element flying cars

TECHOCULAR HAS MOVED: FOR THE MOST RECENT VERSION OF THIS POST PLEASE VISIT http://www.techocular.co.uk/flying-car-promise/ Flying cars have been an obsession for scientists and engineers for a long time now. Many have tried and failed to build a car that can defy gravity, just search Google for flying car images for some examples. However one company keeps … Continue reading

Ever wanted a Millennium Falcon? Here are the blueprints

Millennium Falcon

TECHOCULAR HAS MOVED: FOR THE MOST RECENT VERSION OF THIS POST PLEASE VISIT http://www.techocular.co.uk/millennium-falcon/ If you’re like me, a sci-fi junkie, you’re not doubt a fan of Star Wars (even if you think there are only 3 movies instead of 6…). The Millennium Falcon for me was the epitome of cool. It was the hot rod of … Continue reading

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