miercuri, iunie 30, 2010

Prima poza clara a unei planete extrasolare

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This photo taken by Gemini Observatory's adaptive optics system in infrared light shows the star 1RSX J160929.1-210524 and its likely ~8 Jupiter-mass planet(dot at upper left). The extrasolar planet is touted as the first directly photographed.Credit: Gemini Observatory

In acest moment va uitati la o planeta din alt sistem solar de 8 ori mai mare decat Jupiter.
Se afla la 500 de ani lumina ceea ce inseamna ca ce vedem noi acuma s-a intamplat pe 29 iunie 1510.

Tot articolul: http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/first-alien-planet-photographed-confirmed-100629.html

vineri, iunie 25, 2010

Un pahar de vin

A box of wine is portable, but not classy. Stemware is classy, but not portable. But in a stroke of mad genius, inventor James Nash has combined the two to revolutionize drinking on the go. Cheers! Meet the Tulip.

Nash's company, Wine Innovations, has been selling these babies like hotcakes at about $3.40 a glass. Which isn't bad for the quantity: each sealed, recyclable container holds 187.5ml (about six ounces) of vino.

Sursa: http://gizmodo.com/5572153/single-serving-wine-glass-drowns-your-multiple-sorrows

joi, iunie 24, 2010

Augmented Reality Shadows

Augmented Shadow_document from Joon Y Moon on Vimeo.

Sursa: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/16/view/10629/joon-moon-augmented-shadow.html

Stem cells reverse blindness caused by burns

Dozens of people who were blinded or otherwise suffered severe eye damage when they were splashed with caustic chemicals had their sight restored with transplants of their own stem cells - a stunning success for the burgeoning cell-therapy field, Italian researchers reported Wednesday.

The treatment worked completely in 82 of 107 eyes and partially in 14 others, with benefits lasting up to a decade so far. One man whose eyes were severely damaged more than 60 years ago now has near-normal vision.

Tot articolul: http://www.kansascity.com/2010/06/23/2039395/stem-cells-reverse-blindness-caused.html

miercuri, iunie 23, 2010

The Empathic Civilisation

Your brain is lying

Cum sa macelaresti un obiectiv - How to create SuperMacro lens

Cine se poate uita la acest video si sa nu il doara putin inima nu are inima

Use Puppet Warp in Photoshop CS5 to Tweak Your Images

 Photoshop CS5′s new Puppet Warp feature can be extremely useful if you need to make minor adjustments to your photos. In today’s quick tip tutorial we will demonstrate how to correct a Photo with this new tool in minutes. Let’s get started!

Tot articolul: http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/photo-effects-tutorials/quick-tip-use-puppet-warp-in-photoshop-cs5-to-tweak-your-images/

marți, iunie 22, 2010

From Antivirus to Antibiotics: McAfee Searches for a Last Cure

Allison Adonizio and John McAfee (of McAfee antivirus fame) think they've discovered the next great antibiotic in the jungles of Belize. It's all natural. It's unpatentable. It's untested. And thanks to our business of medicine, it's not coming to America.

When McAfee pulls a bottle from "Topic-Qx" from his shirt and laments that I don't have a wound to test it on, I know how to remedy that. A minute later both of my arms are streaming blood, Topic-Qx is applied to the left incision, and the local workmen are shaking their heads and chuckling.

I returned from Belize with six bottles of Topic-Qx—five in bottles with eyedroppers; one in an atomizer that I'd used on my own arm, all given to me by Quorumex to be distributed as I saw fit, with the special recommendation to find someone afflicted with a staph infection, on which Topic-Qx was said to be especially effective.

I offered three leading researchers in the field of anti-quorum sensing technique one of my samples for testing. They all refused.

Un articol fascinant despre cum un milionar incearca sa rafineze plante medicinale extraordinare din padurea tropicala si companiile farmaceutice incearca sa il opreasca.

Merita citit si din punct de vedere stiintific deoarece mecanismul de actiune al plantei este ceva complet nou.

Tot articolul: http://gizmodo.com/5569746/from-antivirus-to-antibiotics-mcafee-searches-for-a-last-cure

Potop in tara (iarasi)

si in mall-ul din Timisoara:

duminică, iunie 20, 2010

sâmbătă, iunie 19, 2010

Brainless cat walking

Remarkably the cat was made decerebrate for the purpose of the experiment. This has lead researchers to the hypothesis that, when a quadruped walks/trots/gallops (or walks/runs in the case a biped), minimal control comes from the brain, and most of the control is computed morphologically through an implicit feedback structure in the bio-mechanical design.

Batman - City of Scars

Este un film amator dar de mare calitate

Metastaza urbana

Shanghai 1990-2010

Los Angeles 1908-2003

Dubai 1990-2003

Cresterea asta necontrolata este incredibila din multe puncte de vedere. Imi pare rau ca Bucurestiul nu are asemenea poze.

vineri, iunie 18, 2010

Rapidly fabbed not mass produced house

 the government of spain's ministry of
housing and the department of energy of the USA have teamed up to host europe's first
solar decathlon in barcelona. with the objective of achieving the cheapest solar home
in the world, the institute for advanced architecture of catalonia (IAAC) has designed and
fabricated the 'fab lab house' as their official entry into the competition. the 75 m2 house
is suitable for a family of 4 and the use of light wood as its main structural component makes it possible to assemble the house in fifteen days.

Tot articolul si galerie completa inclusiv plan:

joi, iunie 17, 2010

Cat de simplu e creierul tau?


Cand aveti 30 de minute recomand sa faceti aceste teste de perceptie. Sunt rezultatele unei intense cercetari ale unor laboratoare din Japonia.

Savings in America

 I have heard lot of Indians in US including me telling at some point of time – “I will save some money in US and go back and settle in India”. I have seen only very few people who have actually done that. Why? The answer is very simple. In a fully capitalistic county like US it is too tough to save. Majority of the people are forced to live from pay check to pay check.

Tot articolul: http://www.sonyvellayani.com/2009/02/myth-about-savings-in-us.html

Sursa imaginii: http://www.visualeconomics.com/how-the-average-us-consumer-spends-their-paycheck/

miercuri, iunie 16, 2010

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 hackuit sa scoata video HD la 50Mbit

Longshan's People Part II - 50Mbit GH1 MJPEG from Andrew Reid on Vimeo.

The Panasonic GH1 can do some great video for its size, thanks to that fancy micro four-thirds optical setup, but it's been held back the low bitrates it uses when recording. Now some enterprising hacker named "Tester 13" has reversed engineered the GH1's firmware and unlocked the true power of the camera (much like Magic Lantern has done for the 5D Mark II). In fact, the main trouble now is that Tester 13's firmware uncovers too many options: users are trying out different configurations to maximize quality without bumping into the camera's buffer limitations. The current flavors of choice include 50Mbps MJPEG at 1080p (the stock camera caps out at 720p in MJPEG), to be augmented by 32Mbps AVCHD when the crazy high-end MJPEG causes the camera to buffer overflow.

Sursa: http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/16/panasonic-lumix-dmc-gh1-gets-firmware-hack-for-new-high-quality/

Calendar extra nud

The “Eizo: Pin-up Calendar 2010” is really particular. This pin-up calendar offers you more than the usual integral nude : X-ray girls literally !  Eizo is a brand of medical supplies.

Galerie completa: http://www.ufunk.net/en/humour/eizo-pin-up-calendar-2010-le-nu-plus-quintegral/

Portal 2 gameplay trailer

Rockband Guitar hero acum chiar te invata sa canti



marți, iunie 15, 2010

10 Mechanical animations

Acela este un motor rotativ (Mazda RX-8 are de exemplu asa un motor.

Galerie completa cu linkuri: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/06/my_10_favorite_mechanical_animation.html

luni, iunie 14, 2010

Candle animation

Some people have waaaay too much free time.

U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan - Litiu in principal

 The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior American government officials.
The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world, the United States officials believe.

Surprise surprise...

Sursa: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/14/world/asia/14minerals.html

duminică, iunie 13, 2010

Sah cu roboti

Total retail cost: around $30,000
Over 100,000 LEGO® pieces
37,612 in the chess board
17,748 in the robot bases
17,114 in the bodies
22,688 in the mosaics
4 people one year

Pagina proiectului: http://www.teamhassenplug.org/monsterchess/

vineri, iunie 11, 2010

Explozie detaliata

currently on show as part of the 17th biennale of sydney is cai's 'inopportune: stage one' (2004), one of his most challenge and spectacular presentations. the installation is comprised of nine identical white cars, which appear to be arrested in an animated sequence of explosion.
together the vehicles are frozen in an arc of detonation, blast, launch, tumbling, gravitational return and rest. the cars are pierced with pulsing rods of light that simultaneously suspend the cars like wings, penetrating them like blades, signifying a co-existence between violence and beauty.

Sursa si galerie: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/10/view/10484/cai-guo-qiang-inopportune.html

Reclamele Coreene pt Android

Interesant ca toata lumea face fata aia prima oara cand face un finger slide. :)

Disney World photo captures couple together 15 years before they met

The odds are astronomical: 30 years ago, when Alex and Donna Voutsinas lived in different countries and long before they met and married, they were captured in the same photo at Disney World. That's Donna at right in front. Alex is in the stroller in the background immediately behind Mr. Smee.
Tot articolul: http://www.thestar.com/living/article/821688--disney-world-photo-captures-couple-together-15-years-before-they-met?bn=1

joi, iunie 10, 2010

You are what you eat - frigidere fotografiate

Galerie completa: http://www.barnorama.com/youre-what-you-eat/

Frigiderul tau cum arata?

Inequality - how related is your income to your family?

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Este necesara o mica explicatie: cu cat bara este mai mare cu atat este mai mare corelatia intre cat de mult castiga famila si cat vor castiga copiii. Pe scurt in Italia, Marea Britanie, America si Franta marea majoritate a oamenilor care au venituri mari vin din familii care au venituri mari (din diverse motive socio-economice)

Evident un imigrant ar trebui sa se orienteze catre tari cu bara cat mai mica pentru ca are 0 avantaje socio-economice in acea tara.

Tot articolul: http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/oecd/content/workingpaper/217730505550

miercuri, iunie 09, 2010

My friends are watching the camera

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Facuta in galapagos.

Sursa: http://foureyes.deviantart.com/art/My-Galapagos-friends-166839982

World Cups

'world cups' by idee liu, in collaboration with various craft artists, take the global starbucks symbol
and combine it with traditional taiwanese crafts such as woodcarving, koji pottery, glassblowing
and silversmithing. the recognizable shape and circular logo element of the starbucks cups
are integrated with various craft traditions to give each object 'local' character. creative input by
taiwanese craftsmen contribute to the ornate details, such as a swirling dragon, climbing beetle
or flower pattern.
Toata galeria: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/10471/yii-world-cups-by-idee-liu.html

marți, iunie 08, 2010

Parking in Beijing is hard

Probabil reclama la VW

Casa de 15$

E drept sunt 15$ din 1970

How to Create a Photo Realistic Camera

Photoshop is a great tool to work with both vector and pixel shapes. In this tutorial we will demonstrate a powerful combination of vector shapes, layer styles, and manual drawing to create a photorealistic camera. So realistic you’ll think it’s just an ordinary photo.

Tot tutorialul: http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/illustration/how-to-create-a-photo-realistic-camera/

luni, iunie 07, 2010

Level of touristiness

World map color-coded by level of touristiness, based on analysis of photos on Panoramio. Yellow indicates high touristiness, red medium touristiness, and blue low touristiness. Areas having no Panoramio photos at all are grey.

Romania este surprinzator de aprinsa


duminică, iunie 06, 2010

Cat de departe este marte?

^ Click pt a afla. Proportional cu distantele reale.

Arrow keys: Impulse power
Page Down: Full impulse
Scrollbar: Warp drive
End key: Wormhole

Curt Morgan - extreme photography

sâmbătă, iunie 05, 2010

Remember "What's in the box?" - se va face un film holywood dupa el

About one year ago a mysterious short film called “What’s In the Box?” by Tim Smit was posted on YouTube that impressed millions with it’s convincing (but unofficial) connection to LOST, Half Life, Portal, and Samsung, along with great VFX mystery and action. It lead to a complex fan-made viral and, with the creator getting contacted by 20th Century Fox, supposedly sparked a feature film adaption based on the short movie and assumptions that the viral connected to said film. After days, weeks, and even months, there was no more news on this feature film adaption, and it was for the most part forgotten, until now. Find out why after the jump.

Filmul original:

"Noul" film:

Interviu cu regizorul:

Si trailerul 2010:

Sursa: http://www.movieviral.com/2010/04/04/exclusive-whats-in-the-box-director-confirms-feature-film-still-happening/

miercuri, iunie 02, 2010

marți, iunie 01, 2010

Avatar Days

Real people and their WoW characters

new old design for manuals

Out of The Box from adrian333 on Vimeo.

Hidden message - selecteaza textul

Adresa: http://fichtre.net/yop.html

Mergi la adresa de mai sus si selecteaza textul in franceza