Saturday, January 15, 2011

Woolly Mammoth Could Potentially Be Resurrected In 4 Years

With recent breakthroughs in cloning technology, scientist, Dr. Teruhiko Wakayama, Akira Iritani a professor at Kyoto University is trying to restart his campaign to clone a mammoth. The plan is to extract nuclei from a Woolly mammoth's frozen muscle tissue, and plant it in egg cells of a African elephant. By doing this the African elephant will become the surrogate mother of the Woolly mammoth. Woolly mammoths died out about 12,000 years ago, but this scientific advancement can bring us closer to this extinct beast.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

iPhone 4 Announced

It seems that the cell phone arms race will never end. Despite some competition from the Droid and Google's Nexus, the iPhone never fails to impress. Unlike in the past, the iPhone will now be carried by both Verizon and AT&T, providing for some friendly price competition. Here is the comparison courtesy of

iPhone 4 on AT&TiPhone 4 on Verizon
Price:$199 16GB / $299 32GB$199 16GB / $299 32GB
Data Plans:200MB at $15
2GB at $25
2GB with tethering at $45
150MB at $15
Unlimited data at $29.99
Unlimited data with 2GB tethering at $49.99
Voice Plans:450 minutes at $39.99
900 minutes at $59.99
Unlimited minutes at $69.99
450 minutes at $39.99
900 minutes at $59.99
Unlimited minutes at $69.99
Messaging Plans:200 messages at $5
1500 messages at $15
Unlimited messages at $20
250 messages at $5
500 messages at $15
5000 messages at $20
Early Upgrades at Launch:
Global Roaming:
Simultaneous 3G Voice/Data:
Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot Feature:
4G Data (HSPA+/LTE):

Monday, January 10, 2011

China's New Jet

Well, China's J-20 stealth fighter plane isn't so 'secret' anymore. Although there is so speculation as to what role the jet will play within the Chinese military, it is known that the J-20 is very advanced. It is most closely associated with, or compared rather, to the U.S F-22. The F-22 is a highly maneuverable aircraft capable of speeds of Mach 1.8, or 1369.8 miles per hour! 

However, the J-20 isn't planned to be introduced until about 2017, several years from now. China is capable of designing new weapons and aircrafts with the help of it's booming economy. Recently the U.S announced plans to introduce the F-35, a new jet that could potentially replace the F-22. All in all, the 3 jets are very advanced fighting machines.

Solar Car Breaks Record

Although solar panel technology is not necessarily new, this is a bit impressive.


Technology helps drive humankind as we know it, forward. Not only does new technology never cease to amaze and assist our progress, it also never stops to amaze us. While wandering through the endless web of the internet, I will post any interesting things I find on this blog!