Teardown of a FBI tracking device found. Whats interesting to me is the “lithium-thionyl chloride” Batteries inside this device. It may be a low voltage 3.7volts but they last for oh… ten to twenty years!!! Check out the breakdown over at ifixit.
The device is similar to the one Yasir Afifi found underneath his car. If you’re curious where this one came from, Wired has posted a writeup about Karen Thomas, the woman who found this tracker under her car. They’ve also posted a video of Kyle doing the teardown.The device comprises of a GPS unit for receiving the car’s position, an RF transmitter for relaying your location to the interested authority aka the FBI, and a set of sweet D-cell batteries that power the whole enchilada. But we didn’t stop there, of course. Read on to find out exactly what components make this secretive device tick
They may have canceled Family Guy… Twice.. but maybe this One good decision will make up for two bad ones.
Twentieth Century Fox is cranking up the star power at its Century City studios, where Solar Power, Inc. has completed the installation of a large solar array. The 160 kW photovoltaic PV solar system was mounted on Fox Studio’s historic Building 99 using Solar Power’s SkyMount commercial rooftop system, as well as conventional racking. The new PV system is the movie giant’s first on-site renewable energy system.
via Twentieth Cent
ury Fox signs its latest big star – the Sun.
This is Video of a Alien Space Ship caught on tape trying to use the cover of the recent Dallas snowstorm to come and abduct as many Dallas residents it can. This is DEFINITELY a UFO and not at all a crane that is building the new Perot science and nature center… It’s a UFO
I Love my TED Talks iPad app, Top 5 favorites. You can jump on browse through the hundreds of TED presenters recorded and posted free on the web. Over the weekend I read about Kate Orff. Kate is trying to revive New York’s polluted rivers with the use of Oyster’s. Quite an interesting talk and very informative about oysters and the role they play in cleaning polluted waters. The Video is short and I invite anyone with an extra 12min to check it out.