marți, ianuarie 31, 2012

When history was produced


Over 23% of all the goods and services made since 1AD were produced from 2001 to 2010, according to an updated version of Angus Maddison's figures.


Sursa: http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2011/06/quantifying-history

luni, ianuarie 30, 2012

Burn treatment with robotic biomask


The mask will be comprised of two major layers. The top, a hard shell, will protect a patient’s face and also store electrical components. Underneath, a flexible polymer mask will fit around the contours of a patient’s face. It’ll be embedded with three more layers: An array of sensors to track the rate of healing, actuators to push up against the wound and hold the mask in place, and a network of micro-tubing and valves to pump therapeutics — whether antibiotics and pain killers or stem cells and growth factor — onto specific regions of the wound.

“Sensors would monitor the wound, and treatment inside the mask would be based on that data,” Moss says. “If healing is accelerated in one area of the burn, then the mask would know to supply different therapeutics to that region.”


Tot articolul: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/01/military-biomask/

joi, ianuarie 26, 2012

luni, ianuarie 23, 2012

vineri, ianuarie 20, 2012

Driverless cars

The use of technology in cars has been increasing in the direction of easing the driver's job. From video parking sensors to GPS navigation, the idea has been to automate, as much as possible, the job of driving. Another area where technology has been directed is in the area of safety. So to eliminate human errors let's eliminate human driving by heading technology straight into driverless supercars.

Tot articolul: http://www.automotto.com/entry/what-s-next-in-automated-cars/

The greatest movie ever sold



Are cineva filmul asta?

marți, ianuarie 10, 2012

Spray antifurt SDNA




POLICE evaluation of a crime reduction campaign using SelectaDNA in Rotterdam has recently been announced and robbery figures have been reduced by a massive 65%.

The Amsterdam scheme uses SelectaDNA’s intruder spray which has been installed in luxury boutiques and jewellers. Altogether, 20 streets in the centre of the city have been declared a ‘SelectaDNA-protected’ zone by Police.

Once activated, the DNA spray emits a burst of hi-tech forensic solution onto the offenders. The solution contains a UV tracer and a unique DNA code, linking them irrefutably to the scene of the crime.

Traces of the DNA solution can be taken from the skin, hair and clothing of offenders, and sent away for forensic analysis to prove that they have broken into a particular premises. Although invisible and harmless, the UV and DNA will remain on an offender for weeks - clinging to fibres and sitting in creases of the skin.
Police routinely scan for traces of SelectaDNA in custody suites, and if they find it, it will help Police to obtain a conviction.

Articol: http://www.news.com.au/business/dna-mcspray-to-foil-thieves/story-e6frfm1i-1226239112219

Pagina companiei: http://www.selectadna.co.uk/news/dutch-success-leads-to-amsterdam-retail-scheme.html

luni, ianuarie 09, 2012

SpareOne: telefon mobil cu standby de 15 ani


the SpareOne, a super-cheap phone that runs from a single AA Battery and will reputedly maintain its charge for up to fifteen years. The dual-band GSM phone is designed for emergencies, transmitting its location alongside its call ID, or as a loaner phone for big corporate events. You'll get an Energizer AA battery and a microSIM in the bundle which will set you back $49.99 when it arrives at some point this quarter.


Tot articolul: http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/09/spareone-15-year-cellphone/

sâmbătă, ianuarie 07, 2012

O cladire in 360 de ore

Cum au pus românii opinca pe Parlamentul de la Budapesta

Şi-au intrat trupele noastre în Budapesta la începutul lunii august 1919. Palatul Parlamentului maghiar a fost pus sub paza unui pluton de vânători.

Chemând pe căprarul Bivolaru, s-au suit în norii Budapestei şi au coborât steagul în lungul sforii, drept la jumătatea steajerului şi, luând apoi opinca răsuflată a căprarului, s-a urcat ca un pui de urs şi a pus-o drept căciulă în capul steajerului, lăsându-i nojiţele s-atîrne-n vânt. Şi aşa a fâlfâit multă vreme în cerul Budapestei steagul maghiar cu opinca românească deasupra lui


Tot articolul: http://www.istoria.md/articol/807/Cum_au_pus_românii_opinca_pe_Parlamentul_de_la_Budapesta

miercuri, ianuarie 04, 2012

Cum gatesc orbii

Acum ceva timp i-am trimis un mesaj lui TommyEdisonXP ca sa il intreb cum gatesc persoanele fara vedere. Mi-a raspuns cu un video:

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