Archive for April, 2012

A handbag to charge your batteries

During London Fashion Week, Richard Nicoll* unveiled a new handbag that can recharge a cell phone, a collaboration with Vodafone. The provider installed chargers for the audience members in the first row of each show.
This very “couture” handbag charges using a magnetic cable which can charge smartphones for two days.

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The first commercial flight into space on the 30th of April 2012

The private company SpaceX is preparing to launch the first space capsule, DRAGON, in conjunction with NASA. It will attempt a rendezvous in space with another ship in orbit, the International Space Station (ISS). Mike Suffredin, in charge of the ISS for NASA says: “We will learn two things from this flight demonstration: how to dock Dragon with the ISS and how to load and unload cargo carried by ship efficiently.”  NASA will not give its approval to launch from Cape Canaveral on the16 April, although the capsule and the launch have been confirmed to be ready. “

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