Saturday, December 8, 2012
CERN, zombies what could be better? This was shot at the CERN`s Large Hadron Collider facility.
"DECAY is a zombie film made and set at the LHC, by physics PhD students. It will be released free online on the 8th of December, under a Creative Commons license.
Trapped underground at the world's largest particle accelerator, a group of students make a deadly discovery."
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Switching of a contact lens shaped display. The contact lens is still transparent but is able to modulate the transmitted light using LCD technology. Direct applications could be medical, as an artificial iris, or cosmetic, as an iris with tunable color, or it just could serve as a gimmick. The dollar sign is a reference to the many cartoons featuring people/figures with dollars in their eyes :)
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Friday, December 7, 2012
This thing is revolutionary. Who hasn`t watched Star Trek and thought hey having a hand held scanning device would be awesome, well now you can and they best part, it`s only $150. Watch the video for a demo.
"Consumers don't have the tools they need to monitor their health and make informed decisions about when they're actually sick and need to see a doctor. We want to empower consumers to take control of their health and give them direct access to their personal healthfeed."
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Thursday, December 6, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The night side of Earth twinkles with light, and the first thing to stand out is the cities. "Nothing tells us more about the spread of humans across the Earth than city lights," asserts Chris Elvidge, a NOAA scientist who has studied them for 20 years.
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This is Spaun, short for Semantic Pointer Architecture Unified Network, this is the largest functioning model of the human brain, made in University of Waterloo, Canada. This system that is powered by 2.5 million simulated neurons, and each neuron is its own entity unto itself.
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
From the Official synopsis:
A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.
from the director of Primer, opens March 2013
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It is with great sadness that the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) has announced the Nefertiti the space traveling spider has passed on. "Neffi" as she was affectionately known spent 100 days aboard the ISS and just 5 days after returning to Earth she passed away at the National Museum of Natural History`s Insect Zoo.
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NASA`s Voyager 1 spacecraft is one robust vehicle. Operating for over 35 years and logging more than 123 AU (that`s 123 times the distance from the Earth to the Sun) or about 18 BILLION km, Voyager 1 is about to enter a new region of space at the edge of our Solar System named the "Magnetic Highway".
at 11:50 AM
Big Star Wars fan? Always wanted to sound like James Earl Jones playing Darth Vader? Well this tutorial will show you how to do it. Note: these tools can get expensive, it`s not for everyone but if you just got to do it, this is how.
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Monday, December 3, 2012
Stuffed animals, so passe! In Russia the old arcade claw games come with the real deal!
looks like kitty found his way into softest place imaginable, no claws going to move him
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This is one crazy magic trick, this magician starts out with a pliable hunk of dough and "magically" turns it into a huge baguette, awesome trick with no green screen.
nice, now if he can only turn a piece of bread into 24 beers you`ll have my attention
at 11:55 AM
Credit: U.S. Navy/Naval Air Systems Command/NAVAIR
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator successfully completed its inaugural land-based catapult launch here Nov. 29, marking the start of a new era for naval aviation.
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Sunday, December 2, 2012
Technion students Eyal Cohen and Tomer Wassermann from the Mechanical Engineering faculty and Matan Orian and Dvir Dukhan of Industrial Engineering and Management take on the challenge to build a Rube Goldberg machine that lights the Chanukah menorah. Hanukkah is the holiday of miracles and here is another one.
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Funny The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey parody featuring drunken dwarves and even Gandalf gets in on it.
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How could you not like this. Watch as this Japanese tuner plays Jingle Bells with his car exhaust by revving his engine while on a highway cruise no less. Even though that car looks like a heap, I like the buzzy rev of its engine.
lol, nice too see these hoons having fun and get into the Christmas spirit
at 2:46 PM
Micro Transformers from MIT:
"The device doesn't look like much: a caterpillar-sized assembly of metal rings and strips resembling something you might find buried in a home-workshop drawer. But the technology behind it, and the long-range possibilities it represents, are quite remarkable."
at 12:53 PM
Plugg from Skrekkøgle on Vimeo.
This radio is called the Plugg for reasons that will soon be obvious. To use Plugg simply pull the cork out the top and the radio starts playing, done with it? put the cork back to turn it off. Brilliantly simple.
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