February 28, 2009

How Patents + Income + Population Shape America?



The Atlantic put together an intersting interactive map of patents, income, and population from 1975-2002. Here you can see how your city stack up against other cities.
Then you can read "How the Crash Will Reshape America".

February 27, 2009

Where Myspace and Facebook stand in China Social Networks?

Looking at this presentation by Web2Asia
Myspace, Facebook, and many others popular social networks are tiny compare to some of the China social networks. Explore below for more details...


Web2Asia - Online Social Networks In China

February 25, 2009

Who's Nicole Wong, Google Gatekeepers?

Nicole Wong, the deputy general counsel of Google. Google most powerful Internet gatekeepers? From Google search, to Youtube, to Orkut, to Picasa, and to Blogger.
The G Team as they are called, Nicole Wong, the “Decider”; Andrew McLaughlin, global public-policy director; and Kent Walker, general counsel will all decide when to unplug what for Google.

Keep this in Mind:

Google estimates 13 hours of content are uploaded every minute.
YouTube is available in more than 20 countries and in 14 languages.

and this is just the beginning...





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February 23, 2009

Rising star...Lykke Li?


Lykke Li

A 22 years old Swedish songstress debut album, Youth Novels.
Simple.Honest.Fresh.

Lykke Li - Tonight from Lykke Li

Official Site
Lykke Li

What's Kudo?



Now your kids can program! For now kids can program using icon based language according to Microsoft Research labs. Depending on how creative your kid, they can now design, build, and play their own game!

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February 22, 2009

Are you "Impress"?



Will this be the next level of "Touch Screen"? Using pressure to interact and create information in a new ways. So, if I push here will it be there?


impress - flexible display

February 20, 2009

How is education adapting with today technology?

How you learn?
Where you learn?
What you need to learn?
Who can you learn from?
Google? Facebook? Wikipedia?


February 18, 2009

How do you visualize H2O drop?





By Héctor Serrano Studio for Roca

Roca is an international brand, founded in 1917 by four Roca brothers.
Roca produce baths fixture, spas, kitchen sinks, furniture, ect.
Roca commissioned Hector Serrano Studio to design an installation called "waterdrop".
The installation uses innovative and sophisticated technology in an unexpected and inventive way to capture this captivating natural phenomenon.

An intro to new application?

February 17, 2009

Holy Robots?


by Matthias Gommel, Martina Haitz and Jan Zappe

Thanks to Gommel, Haitz, and Zappe now we can see and interact with industrial robots. Robots Write, Robots Draw, Robots Dance, and Robots DJ are just some of the works created by Robotlab. Check it out here. www

February 16, 2009

400 Millons Dollars for a Chopper, Mr.President?


by Courtesy Lockheed Martin

The Pentagon confirmed this month that the cost of the fleet of 28 new super-sophisticated helicopters has jumped from $6.1 billion when the contract was signed in 2005 to $11.2 billion today.

Specs:

Fuselage: Made of high-strength reinforced aluminum alloy, it can withstand crash impacts in excess of 15 Gs.

Engine: The VH-71 can shift from three 3,000-horsepower turboshaft engines to two, whereas the twin-engine Sea King must land if one engine fails.

Rotor: Five flared rotor blades increase the craft´s efficiency by up to 30 percent over conventional designs when flying at 150-knot cruising speed.

Defense System: The VH-71s, like the EH101s they are modeled on, will probably feature radar-warning receiv-ers, laser detectors and flare dispensers to deflect anti-aircraft missiles.

Cabin: Measuring eight feet wide and 25 feet long, the cabin will include a lavatory and a galley kitchen. The fold-down stair spares the president from ducking during photogenic entrances and exits.

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French + British Weapons of Mass Destruction Collided?


Le Triomphant, French nuclear missile submarine


HMS Vanguard, British nuclear missile submarine

HMS Vanguard:

General characteristics
Displacement: Dived: 15,680 tons
Length: 149.9 m
Beam: 12.8 m
Draught: 12 m
Propulsion: 1 × Rolls-Royce PWR2 nuclear reactor
2 × GEC turbines
1 × shaft pump jet
27,500 hp (20.5 MW)
2 × auxiliary retractable propulsion motors
2 × W H Allen turbo generators
6 MW
2 × Paxman diesel alternators
2 × 2,700 hp (4 MW)
Speed: Dived: 25 knots (46 km/h)
Range: Essentially unlimited
Complement: 14 officers
121 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
BAE Systems SMCS
Thales Underwater Systems Type 2054 composite sonar suite comprising:
Type 2046 towed array sonar
Type 2043 hull-mounted active and passive search sonar
Type 2082 passive intercept and ranging sonar
1 × Kelvin Hughes Type 1007 I band navigation radar
1 × Pilkington Optronics CK51 search periscope
1 × Pilkington Optronics CH91 attack periscope
Armament: 4 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
16 × ballistic missile tubes
Spearfish torpedoes
16 × Lockheed Trident D5 SLBMs carrying up to 128 warheads


Le Triomphant:

General characteristics
Type: Ballistic missile submarine
Displacement: 12,640 t (surfaced)
14,335 t (submerged)
Length: 138 m
Beam: 12.50 m
Draught: 10.60 m
Propulsion: Pressurised water K15 nuclear reactor (150 MW), turboreductor system, Pump-jet
2 diesels-alternators SEMT Pielstick 8PA4V200 SM (700 kW) auxiliaries.
30,500 kW
Speed: over 25 knots (46 km/h)
Range: Essentially unlimited
Test depth: Over 400 metres
Complement: 15 officers
96 men
Sensors and
processing systems:

Sonar DMUX 80
Sonar DUUX 5
Sonar DSUV 61B Very Low Frequency
Racal Decca radar (navigation)

SCC : SET (Système d'exploitation Tactique) : tactical operational system
Electronic warfare
and decoys:
ARUR 13
Armament:

Nuclear : 16 M45 SLBM missiles with TN 75 warheads
Anti-submarine : 4 x 533 mm tubes for F17 torpedoes


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February 14, 2009

Reuben Margolin = the modern Leonardo Da vinci?


the wave by:  Reuben Margolin

Rather or not Reuben Margolin is the new "Renaissance Man" you have to see for yourself.
But one thing for certain is that his past and present works are characterized by intense physical and mental pleasure.


February 13, 2009

Why Microsoft is offering $250,000 Reward?



Microsoft just announced that anyone with infomation for the "Conficker" worm which has infected millions of Microsoft Windows PCs over the past two months will be award $250,000!


A computer worm is a self-replicating computer program. It uses a network to send copies of itself to other nodes (computers on the network) and it may do so without any user intervention. Unlike a virus, it does not need to attach itself to an existing program. Worms almost always cause at least some harm to the network, if only by consuming bandwidth, whereas viruses almost always corrupt or modify files on a targeted computer.

Deadly Computer Worms:

"Conficker" current worm. Microsoft offer $250,000 reward.
"Sasser" author arrested Microsoft paid $250,000
"Blaster" remain at large.

"MyDoom" remain at large.
"Sobig" remain at large.

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Why Google Engineer want you to save $?


How much does it cost to leave your TV on all day?

What about turning your air conditioning 1 degree cooler? 

Which uses more power every month — your fridge or your dishwasher?

Is your household more or less energy efficient than similar homes in your neighborhood?

Google PowerMeter

February 11, 2009

Will you let microbot swim in your bloodstream?



Monash University in Australia are working on microbot motors designed to swim through the human bloodstream.

Researcher took from 1966 sci-fi flick, Fantastic Voyage concept and turn it into a reality.
The micro-motor would carry tiny cameras and sensor equipment and could access parts of the body, like a stroke-damaged artery in the brain, that are beyond the reach of catheters.

So anyone would like a microbot with 1295 rpm swimming up your bloodstream?

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February 10, 2009

World’s youngest iPhone developer?



Lim Ding Wen, 9 years old from Singapore wrote a program for his sister called Doodle Kids. Wen's Doodle Kids was written in Pascal on his Apple IIGS prior to converting to GScript for the iphone. So far Doodle Kids has been downloaded more than 1,100 times after one week at Apple Apps Store.

February 9, 2009

Who is Woody Norris?




Is an American inventor. One of the invention was for NASA.

The story went something like this...
NASA invited Mr.Norris to Houston and met with a group of about 20 NASA engineers. They want to know if the radio could be designed to eliminate the microphone boon? He told them yes, it's possible. "Rather than transmitting the sound through the air, he told them that "I'll just transmit the sound through the bones in their head." The room erupted in laughter. They thought I was full of shit. In one month Mr.Norris technology went on to be used by NASA and became the basis for the JABRA EarSet.

Here is just a few of his Patents.

PAT. NO.Title
7,298,853  Parametric virtual speaker and surround-sound system
7,198,223  Ultralight coaxial rotor aircraft
7,088,830  Parametric ring emitter
6,925,187  Horn array emitter
6,876,330  Reconfigurable antennas
6,850,623  Parametric loudspeaker with improved phase characteristics
6,577,738  Parametric virtual speaker and surround-sound system
6,512,496  Expandible antenna
6,466,674  Method and apparatus for eliminating audio feedback
6,460,802  Helicopter propulsion and control system
6,393,129  Paper structures for speaker transducers
6,369,763  Reconfigurable plasma antenna
6,359,990  Parametric ring emitter
6,304,662  Sonic emitter with foam stator
6,229,899  Method and device for developing a virtual speaker distant from the sound source
6,201,874  Electrostatic transducer with nonplanar configured diaphragm
6,199,655  Holographic transparent speaker
6,188,772 
Electrostatic speaker with foam stator
6,175,636 
Electrostatic speaker with moveable diaphragm edges
6,151,398   Magnetic film ultrasonic emitter
6,108,433 
Method and apparatus for a magnetically induced speaker diaphragm
6,108,427 
Method and apparatus for eliminating audio feedback
6,044,160  Resonant tuned, ultrasonic electrostatic emitter
5,990,837  Rugged gas tube RF cellular antenna
5,966,452 
Sound reduction method and system for jet engines
5,952,959  GPS relative position detection system
5,935,171  Apparatus for, and method of, detecting dislocations and material wear in hip replacements
5,889,870  Acoustic heterodyne device and method
5,885,129  Directable sound and light toy
5,859,915  Lighted enhanced bullhorn
5,812,659  Ear microphone with enhanced sensitivity
5,781,150  GPS relative position detection system
5,689,269  GPS relative position detection system
5,594,456  Gas tube RF antenna
5,491,774  Handheld record and playback device with flash memory
5,373,555  Unidirectional ear microphone and gasket
5,363,444  Unidirectional ear microphone and method
5,313,663  Ear mounted RF receiver
5,280,524  Bone conductive ear microphone and method
4,930,156  Telephone receiver transmitter device
4,539,708  Ear radio
4,412,151  Piezoelectric crystal spark plug
4,217,573  Switching unit for selectively connecting together various combinations of audio subsystems
4,215,377  Multi-speed tape cassette system
4,090,178  Combination smoke detector and lamp structure

February 8, 2009

Did Charles Darwin invented the modern office chair?


Everyone know Charles Darwin was an Englishnaturalist who realised and demonstrated that all species of life have evolved over time from common ancestors through the process he called natural selection. 

But did you know?

Darwin put wheels on the chair in his study so he could get to his specimens more quickly!

Darwin lists the pros and cons of getting married.

Darwin turned his family into willing research assistants.

Darwin enlisted his wife to play piano to a jar of earthworms placed on the piano lid to see if they would respond to music ...they didn't.

Darwin also enlisted his children to throw flour on bees so the path of their flight could be followed.


February 7, 2009

Why scan vein?



According to Sony, vein scanning is more accurate than traditional fingerprint techniques.
Sony announced by using "mofiria" a biometric technology that relies on the unique vein pattern in fingers to authenticate users.

Who will use this technology?
  • mobile devices
  • gateway security systems
  • solution services

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February 6, 2009

Area 2881?

Is a 400 square foot installation of kinetic and light art by Carl Pisaturo.


 

works of  Carl Pisaturo

More Details Here

February 4, 2009

Frank Stella, what do you think about this?


 
By Paul Hoc

Steve Jobs, Left Brainer or Right Brainer?




Jobs is a classic right brainer with a intense focus on a product's visual appearance and a disdain for the consumer's opinion.

"People don't know what they want," Jobs once said, "until you show it to them."

Marketing Success Comes From the Right


Managers vs. Entrepreneurs 

Ambidexterity vs. 'Ambibrainerity'

Certainty vs. Uncertainty 

Reality vs. Perception 

Execution vs. Strategy 

Common sense vs. Marketing sense

Battle over? Or has it just begun?

Dialogue vs. dog and pony show

Read more here.


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