June 30, 2009

How to track USAspending?

Finally thanks to The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Transparency Act) requires a single searchable website, accessible by the public for free that includes for each Federal award: such as...

Federal Spending FY 2009 YTD
Contracts$221,177,641,981
Grants$237,027,203,718
Loans$63,771,782
Insurance$2,062,647,048
Direct Payments$41,687,210,164
Other Assistance$37,345,915,842

TOP 5 Assistance Recipients FY 2009 YTD

1DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES$18,908,037,649
2NEW YORK STATE DEPT OF HEALTH$18,335,672,042
3TEXAS HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION$13,514,862,175
4PENNSYLVANIA DEPT OF PUBLIC WELFARE$11,168,181,944
5LOUISIANA DEPT OF HEALTH & HOSPITALS$5,031,984,907

Top 5 Contractors FY 2009 YTD

1LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION$20,362,164,557
2THE BOEING COMPANY$14,730,265,990
3NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION$8,672,131,373
4GENERAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION$7,794,041,496
5RAYTHEON COMPANY$5,951,997,077

Learn more. USAspending.gov


June 29, 2009

Firefox 3.5 ?


Hold your breath! According to Mozilla's Director Chris Blizzard "The Next Evolution of the Browser" will be out Tuesday!

Firefox 3.5 :

  • Faster browser
  • New generation of Web applications including video
  • Open video
  • More processing power faster scripting engines

June 27, 2009

What's the Top 10 most unusual materials?


Dr. Mark Miodownik is an engineer and scientist. He received his Ph.D in turbine jet engine alloys from Oxford University in 1996. Here is a list of his top 10 most unusual materials.

Top Ten Most Unusual Materials

1. Aerogel- lightest solid on earth
2. Aluminium Nitride Wafer - cuts ice like butter
3. Bioglass Scaffold - cells turn into bone on contact
4. Rapid Prototpye Nylon Chainmail - the ultimate in machine art
5. Silicon Nitride Ball Bearing - smashes concrete without a scratch
6. Ferro fluid - a liquid that is not a liquid
7. Thermochromic Paper - a retake on the colour of heat
8. Tin Stick - a metal that cries
9. Shape Memory Alloy - metal that remember its shape
10. TV Rock - a natural version of transparent concrete

More unusual materials here : Materials Library

Find out why Dr. Mark Miodownik is heading toward northern Bosnia-Herzegovina.

June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson: Patent number: 5255452?








The King of Pop was not only the most talents artist, singer, performer, and dancer in the world, he also invented one of the most unique shoe with a US Patent. The shoe was design to define gravity in one of his famous dance move for "Smooth Criminal". Check out the video below at 3:44.


June 24, 2009

Transformer 2 : Augmented Reality?


While most people accross the US are standing in line today for the New Release of Transformer 2 : Revenge of the Falllen, those of you who was fortunated to seen the movie oversea can now experience yet another Transformer entertainment! Check out We are Autobots: Augmented Reality!

June 22, 2009

"infinity" + "motion texture" = WOW?


by wow : "infinity"

WOW is a creative studio bases in Sendai and Tokyo. Attached here are just two of many impressive WOW project. They use sound, 3D, and video to capture their imagination in a fresh and new perspective for their clients. Let us know if WOW, WOW you?


by wow : "motion texture"

June 20, 2009

Are we what we eat?


How often do you think about where and how the food you eat came from?
Food, Inc. is trying to re-ignite the conversation with consumer, corporations, and the goverment about the orgin of food we all are consuming. For example Nestle recently recall cookie dough due to E. coli contamination! Read more.

June 19, 2009

How to undress iPhone 3GS?


iPhone 3GS

Still thinking about getting the new iPhone 3GS? Is it worth it? The folks at RapidRepair could change your mind after 6 simple steps to undress the iPhone 3GS!

iPhone 3GS vs. Palm Pre

June 18, 2009

iPhone 3G 3.0 HACKED?



Once again The Dev-Team jailbreak the iPhone 3G 3.0 firmware! Ultrasn0w will be release on Friday June 19, 2009! For full details and updated please jump over to their blog : Dev-Team


June 17, 2009

Google as toothbrush?



Zeitgeist present a conversation with ceo of Google Eric Schmidt, co-founder of Google Larry Page, and ceo of Virgin Sir Richard Branson. Eric and Larry discuss about Google past, present, future, and how Google is like a toothbrush. Sir Richard discuss about the future of space travel.


June 15, 2009

Info snacking with tiniest display?






Will iphone and netbook be obselete?
Kopin just launched the world tiniest display at 0.27-inch LCD display has a 600x480 resolution!
The future of display could be as high as 1920 x 1080 and 2048 x 2048-resolution and shouldn't be larger than a postage stamp according to Kopin. See demo.

June 14, 2009

Banksy Art Terrorist?

It's a Space Girl & Bird, it's Bombing Middle England, it's Kate Moss, no it's Banksy!

Banksy versus Bristol Museum June 13th - Aug 31st 2009. Admin: FREE for ALL.



Here are some of Banksy's work sold for...


On 19 October 2006 a set of "Kate Moss" paintings sold in Sotheby's London for £50,400


On 7 February 2007 "Bombing Middle England" sold for over £102,000


On 27 April 2007 "Space Girl & Bird" fetching £288,000 (US$576,000)

June 12, 2009

How Dell made $3Millions and Twitter $0?


According to ComScore as of March 2009 Twitter hit 9.3 million vistiors!!! But Twitter still have yet to have a business model or made a dime for their investors. On the flip side, many companies are using Twitter to promote, to brand, and to connect their existing and new clients. Dell for example, with 600,000 follower just reported sale of $3 Million from Twitter. By using this social media Dell was able to reach out and take advantage of this new technology. Read More.


@DellOutlet

@Zappos
@Woot
@JetBlue
@WholeFoods

June 11, 2009

H1H1 Swine FluTracker?



The World Health Organization just declares the first flu pandemic in 41 year! The Hong Kong flu of 1968 was the last pandemic which killed about 1 million people. Ordinary flu kills about 250,000 to 500,000 people each year. WHO finally decided to raise the alert from 5 to 6 to alert the public about the H1N1 Pandemic as a result of 74 countries had reported nearly 27,737 cases of swine flu, including 141 deaths. Read More

Dr.Henry Niman a biomedical researcher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, using technology provided by Rhiza labs and Google complied map and data to track the H1N1 SwineFlu. Explore Here.

June 10, 2009

What's WATER to you?


Water is...
Everything...
History...
Fishing...
Poison...
and much much more to 35 millon people who live and depend on the GREAT LAKES!!!
Waterlife is a new documentary about the Great Lake by National Film board of Canada and Primitive Entertainment Inc. Check out Waterlife to interact, learn, and explore The Last Great Supply of Fresh Drinking Water on Earth.

June 9, 2009

"The Hunt for Gollum" Only $5,000 to produce?



The Hunt for Gollum premiered online on Sunday. An unofficial not for profit short film by a group of enthusiast filmmakers inspired by The Lord of the Rings. After writer-director Chris Bouchard launched the 40 minute short and within 24 hours it had had about 250,000 views not to mention their servers crashed due to high traffic :) As of May 09, 2009 Tuseday there are 786,930 views!!!



Official Website The Hunt for Gollum

June 7, 2009

What's stronger than steel and lighter than air?


Demonstrate Strength: A 2.5 kg brick is supported by a piece of aerogel weighing only 2 grams.


Demonstrate Insulation:


The Stardust dust collector with aerogel blocks. (NASA)

Aerogel! In a nutshell Aerogel is a man made material with the lowest known density of any solid. Could Aerogel be making a come back? The Aerogel was first created by Samuel Stephens Kistler in 1931, as a result of a bet with Charles Learned over who could replace the liquid inside of a jam jar with gas without causing shrinkage.

Applications:

  • Skylight Insulation
  • Help thicken paints
  • Cosmetic
  • Reinforcing structures
  • NASA use to trap space dust
  • US NAVY use for thermal protection for divers

Aerogel FAQs
  • How is aerogel made?
  • What is it used for?
  • What does it feel like?
  • Why is it blue?
  • Where can I get some aerogel?
  • How much does aerogel cost?
  • What makes aerogel so special?
  • Who invented aerogel?
  • Why is it called a gel?
  • Is it solid?
  • What happens if I touch it?
  • Is aerogel such a good insulator because the air within is trapped and immobile? And, is this why it doesn't melt?
  • Would it be possible to create aerogel lighter than air by using helium instead of air?
All Answer

June 6, 2009

Invisible Technology?




Forget the Joystick, the Game Controller or the Wii-mote, all you need now is YOU to interact with your gaming and entertainment. Project Natal is a "controller-free gaming and entertainment experience" by Microsoft for the Xbox 360 video game platform. Basically the technology uses advanced gesture recognition, facial recognition, and voice recognition to interact with the virtual world. Check out demo below.



See More : Project Natal

June 5, 2009

Will Revenge Of The Fallen be sweeter than the first?


Budget for the first Transformers was 151M$
Gross revenue was 708M$

Now you know why producer Steven Spielberg
and director Michael Bay bring you second installment of :
Transformers Revenge Of The Fallen

Budget for the second Transformers is 200M$
Gross revenue should be more than the first one otherwise there will not be T3!

Transformer : Revenge Of The Fallen Trailer 1
video

Transformer : Revenge Of The Fallen Trailer 2
video

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