Friday, December 21, 2007

Energy law in US turns off Edison's light bulb

The US energy bill signed into law on Wednesday will require lighting to use up to 30% less energy, which will basically kick out the incandescent light bulb. It's because it won't be able to meet the new ecology standards. I can believe but higher requirements under the new law phase out the 100-watt bulb beginning in 2012. The fer the more - the 75-watt bulb a year later and then 40- and 60-watt bulbs will be phased out in 2014. Other countries like Ireland, Australia and others are already getting rid of the traditional bulb.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Harry Potter, Britney Spears and Al Gore finally together

The end of the year is time for making top lists or some predictions for new year. Yahoo! has made the one of this top lists - Yahoo! 2007 Top Trends in Search. This list shows some interesting events of this year. In politics it was Iran, Iraq and Bush theses. Most popular celebrities were Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Anna Nicole Smith well-known also as "bad girls". In technology this was year of socil networks and mobile technologies. So we can see YouTube, Wikipedia, Facebook, and iPhone in the list. To explore other categories go to the link.