What technology is used for the facebook pop ups?

I dont agree with the person saying its AJAX. This, in NO way is AJAX... All it is, is Javascript. I think he just wanted to say AJAX because thats mostly what Facebook is, with all the new postings popping up, chat, anything actively happening you are notified about.. that is all AJAX, and it is just how he stated. But if you just want a simple chat box to pop up over-top of the current page, you do just need Javascript, as well as something to parse the form. AJAX is for things to be automatically updated between browser and server without requiring a page reload. Good Luck

What would be the best technology for producing electricity from cattle dung?

That's a tough call. I'm inclined to say option 1. In pyrolysis/gasification and in combustion, you would have to actively dry your fuel source, and if I recall, dung has a lot of moisture in it (upwards of 60% wt - compared to a good bituminous 15% wt). If you used passive drying techniques, you would have to wait a while, and biomethanation would be more applicable, assuming the time frames of passive drying and biomethanation are the same. If you burn the methane hot enough, you can put in a HRSG (heat recovery steam generator) on the back end of the gas turbine and get more power generated. The problem is the capital cost would be expensive.

How to compile a report recommending videoconferencing technology?

Establishing budget must be the first step in my opinion. Do you want proprietary hardware and kit in terms of that technology cul de sac that often occurs. What are the requirements in terms of users, is it that boardroom to boardroom type of scenario or is it more about groups / teams not just the management ? To get the best value from the type of activity "video conferencing" you're looking at - think along the lines of - what kit is required (hardware, bandwidth, quality, user interface) what financial foot print from an ongoing point of view. Desktop to boardroom - multipoint video and browser independence for future proofing your solution will address the flexibility aspect of "all" of your company and perhaps everyone your company deals with. The legacy issue is one of the biggest problems companies find themselves in.. who supports your hardware... and how much will that cost? Disclosure: CEO http://www.onlinemeetingrooms.com I'd be thrilled to demonstrate how far 100% independent web browsing quality has come. Hope this helps.

How has the emergence of technology in the last two decades affected our use of the English language?

It's worse, some people cannot even spell "the" online without screwing up. Thanks to my trusty companion, Hot Rod (an MX-400 Logitech mouse) I never misspell when I post because of the auto-spellcheck and correction click and I am wise enough to know what word to use. Poor education and texting is in my mind, the evil source of all this illiteracy. The phone companies should boost the memory capacity of their phones for typing in coherent english or parents should lecture their kids that this is not how you should write a book report and take their phones off them for a month or two. On the other hand, New words like "smart phone" "quantum computing" and "fanboy" are entering our language (I do not consider internet gibberish to even qualify for a dictionary EVER) Communication is faster than ever, you can make friends who live in another country and tell them what hobbies you are into and they send a response in seconds. I'm holding out hope for voice recognition software to replace the keyboard so that the computer types what you dictate in correct punctuation and spelling with a touch screen manual override in case you are sick with laryngitis or just don't feel like talking to a machine. The english language is at a crossroads and it is up to us to decide if keeping it "pure" or letting slang and pop culture interact with it is for the best.

How do you see technology in the future?

I see big advancements in material sciences nanotechnology and the usual advancements in computers for the next 30 years or so: lighter planes, better medical treatments, cheaper stronger structures, faster and faster computer, etc... One hundred years is a long ways off. I'm not sure but I think the whole doubling processing speeds every1.5 years will breakdown by then and we will be turning to quantum computers that uses the states of subatomic particles instead of binary. Moon bases, American flag on Mars, trans Atlantic subway, space vacations for the wealthy (not super wealthy), more renewable energy power sources, no ice caps, and a Starbucks in everyones hourse =)

How is technology dependent on science and how are science and technology different from one another?

well if you think about it, technology makes experiments easy to be tested. You don't really want to wait all day to prove that your hypotheses was right, so technology really helps science. If your trying to prove something or test something, technology makes you life way easier. They're different because technology deals with making life easier and then there's the technical stuff about machinery and ya da ya da. Technology deals with more broader scale than science, it's like more hands on. Technology is cool too. While science is much cooler, Science is been around than technology. But anyway, science deals with everything, from testing an experiment to finding a cure for a disease. Science deals with explanations and experiments.

What new technology or predictions has Creation science produced and independently verified?

Oh, there was that bit in the bible where Jesus turned dihydrogen monoxide into ethyl alcohol... or the part where he walked on surface tension... oh wait... its just a story................. P.S. please learn how to use grammar correctly.

How is technology used in trials and the legal system in general?

One of the most used is the ability to track cell phone calls and pinpoint the exact location of the tower and time that the calls were made, alibis are destroyed all the time by people using cell phones. Technology in the form of forensics have revolutionized murder as well as other investigations, along with position locator's in vehicles.}{


Technology is not bad. It's how we use it and whether we consider all the consequences before we put it in place. We have not done that in the past. We can't do things that way anymore. Technology is what we will use to solve the problems that our misuse of it has brought about. At the same time, we have to realize that sometimes simple technology is the answer. For example, here's a company doing something to save fuel for ocean freighters. It is really low tech, and it works. http://www.skysails.info/index.php?id=20&L=1 and an American company doing the same thing. http://www.kiteship.com/ These are parasails for ships. The cost of retrofitting a ship is dirt cheap. About the cost of leasing a large cape size bulk carrier ship for 2 days. http://www.pluginpartners.org/ Plug in Partners is an advocacy group for plug in hybrid cars. This is what we need now. The average American driver would get 100mpg overall, and could charge the battery overnight, during off peak electricity demand, for $1. That would get the average commuter back and forth to work, using no gasoline. You would only use gasoline on longer trips. Here's a new book that demonstrates what we can do to save our planet while benefitting economically from the positive changes. http://www.earththesequel.com./ "Krupp and Horn have turned the doom and gloom of global warming on its head. Earth: The Sequel makes it crystal clear that we can build a low-carbon economy while unleashing American entrepreneurs to save the planet, putting optimism back into the environmental story." Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City Green Wombat is a good site to follow advances being made in alternative energy and electric and PHEV cars etc. http://blogs.business2.com/greenwombat/ article on creative financing for solar, including what Berkeley is doing http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/solar-temblor-9-big-trends-page10.html It takes the sting out of the up front cost of installing solar. This is also happening on a corporate level, with companies like Morgan Stanley setting up financing and power purchase agreements for corporations and other large businesses to install solar panels. Power purchase agreements are how power companies in California, Nevada and Arizona are contracting for solar thermal power plants in the southwest. These PPAs are a very positive move in the right direction. Here's what's happening on the cutting edge of thin film solar cells and panels "Nanosolar’s founder and chief executive, Martin Roscheisen, claims to be the first solar panel manufacturer to be able to profitably sell solar panels for less than $1 a watt. That is the price at which solar energy becomes less expensive than coal." “With a $1-per-watt panel,” he said, “it is possible to build $2-per-watt systems.” "According to the Energy Department, building a new coal plant costs about $2.1 a watt, plus the cost of fuel and emissions, he said." from http://www.grinzo.com/energy/index.php/category/solar/ This article shows how we could have a 69% solar electric grid by 2050, building solar power plants in the southwest. Scientific American A Solar Grand Plan http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=a-solar-grand-plan I don't agree with all the specifics of this proposal, but it is generally a good idea, even if we only do half or a third of what they are recommending. It's becoming apparent that solar thermal plants are a better idea than the concentrating solar photovoltaic plants that they are emphasizing. And molten salt for storing thermal energy to generate electricity at night from solar plants is looking like the better idea. They propose caverns filled with compressed air. Molten salt only loses about 1% of it's heat over a 24 hour period, and doesn't involve digging all those caverns. "The same acre can produce 10 times as much energy from wind as it can from corn ethanol, 180,000 miles per acre per year. But both corn ethanol and wind power pale in comparison with solar photovoltaic, which can produce more than 2 million miles worth of transport per acre per year." http://www.ecogeek.org/content/view/1454/70/ "Solar thermal power plants such as Ausra's generate electricity by driving steam turbines with sunshine. Ausra's solar concentrators boil water with focused sunlight, and produce electricity at prices directly competitive with gas- and coal-fired electric power." "Solar thermal power plants can store energy during daylight hours and generate power when it's needed. Ausra's power plants collect the sun's energy as heat; Ausra is developing thermal energy storage systems which can store enough heat to run the power plant for up to 20 hours during dark or cloudy periods." " All of America's needs for electric power – the entire US grid, night and day – can be generated with Ausra's current technology using a square parcel of land 92 miles on a side. For comparison, this is less than 1% of America's deserts, less land than currently in use in the U.S. for coal mines." "In recent months, PG&E has signed deals for more than a gigawatt of electricity — enough to light more than 750,000 homes — with solar power plant developers. Such power purchase agreements can take more than a year to hammer out and the permitting and construction of a solar power station can take another three to five years." "The solar thermal industry is in its infancy but utilities like PG&E (PCG), Southern California Edison (EIX) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SRE) have signed several contracts for solar power plants and negotiations for gigawatts more of solar electricity are ongoing." from Green Wombat Biomass to methane power also has big potential. Sewage treatment plants, landfills, farms etc can all use anaerobic digesters to gather methane for power. This methane would eventually develop as things decompose and become greenhouse gas adding to global warming. This kills two birds with one stone. Check out what Environmental Power Corp is doing in this area. Wind power "In the US, the American Wind Energy Association forecasts that installed capacity could grow from 11,603 MW today to around 100,000 MW by 2020. In Canada, Emerging Energy Research predicts that installed wind capacity will expand from around 1,500 MW today to around 14,000 MW by 2015." {from an article at altenergystocks.com by Charles Morand} We now have a fledgling bioplastics industry which can make plastics from plant material like corn or non food plants like switchgrass. We now use 5-10% of our oil to make plastics, which create huge environmental problems, especially in the oceans. Most plastic floats near the sea surface where some is mistaken for food by birds and fishes. Plastics are carried by currents and can circulate continually in the open sea. Broken, degraded plastic pieces outweigh surface zooplankton in the central North Pacific by a factor of 6-1. That means six pounds of plastic for every single pound of zooplankton." DR. Marcus Ericson http://www.algalita.org/research.html#plastic http://www.algalita.org/pelagic_plastic.html "I'd put my money on the sun & solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that." Thomas Edison, 1931


Oh, come on, it's just GOTTA be the transporter.