Friday, September 07, 2007

Daily Disruptions

disruptive technology
Daily Disruptions are news stories and technologies that in my opinion, could have a disruptive impact and lead to tomorrow's "killer app". They can also be a great way to spot emerging trends and the next great investment.

These are the headlines that got me pondering this week.

Software Blocks All Internet Ads
What/how big of an impact will this have on Google, and the Internet advertising space?

Radio Frequencies Transfer Large Data Faster For Gadgets
Wi-Fi , and for larger distances the next leap is WiMax. Will this short distance data transfer create a new network called "Oh-Mi"?

Bandwidth As A Currency?
How much is your content worth?

Chinese Airline Offers In-flight Mobile Service
Many airlines are close to offering Internet service, but this is for mobile communications.

Fed OKs Fee For Priority Web Traffic
An HOV lane for high level Internet traffic. What is classified as "priority"?

System Helps Aircraft Avoid Turbulence
An FAA mandate in the works? or just a value added service?

Detect Cancer Without Drawing Blood
Could this method offer disease treatment next?

See the archive list of Daily Disruptions

See a story or technology that you think is disruptive? Let me know.


Anonymous said...

Hey Scott
Is this disruptive?
Radio frequencies help burn salt water Mon Sep 10, 5:35 PM ET

ERIE, Pa. - An Erie cancer researcher has found a way to burn salt water, a novel invention that is being touted by one chemist as the "most remarkable" water science discovery in a century.


John Kanzius happened upon the discovery accidentally when he tried to desalinate seawater with a radio-frequency generator he developed to treat cancer. He discovered that as long as the salt water was exposed to the radio frequencies, it would burn.

The discovery has scientists excited by the prospect of using salt water, the most abundant resource on earth, as a fuel.

Rustum Roy, a Penn State University chemist, has held demonstrations at his State College lab to confirm his own observations.

The radio frequencies act to weaken the bonds between the elements that make up salt water, releasing the hydrogen, Roy said. Once ignited, the hydrogen will burn as long as it is exposed to the frequencies, he said.

The discovery is "the most remarkable in water science in 100 years," Roy said.

"This is the most abundant element in the world. It is everywhere," Roy said. "Seeing it burn gives me the chills."

Roy will meet this week with officials from the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense to try to obtain research funding.

The scientists want to find out whether the energy output from the burning hydrogen — which reached a heat of more than 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit — would be enough to power a car or other heavy machinery.

"We will get our ideas together and check this out and see where it leads," Roy said. "The potential is huge."


Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

Scott Shaffer said...

Yes very much so.

I have it it this week's list.