Archive for September, 2009 | Monthly archive page

Augmented Google Earth Gets Real-Time People, Cars, Clouds | Popular Science

Researchers from Georgia Tech have devised methods to take real-time, real-world information and layer it onto Google Earth They use live video feeds (sometimes from many angles) to find the position and motion of various objects, which they then combine with behavioral simulations to produce real-time animations for Google Earth or Microsoft Virtual Earth. They […]

First USAF Drone pilots graduated

A sad sad day indeed – pilots who will never fly in an actual plane, just remotely control a drone, that they will likely never see either. AF Class of 2009: Pilots Who Won’t Fly.

Kill strangers: good

Kill friends: bad. Evolution sure is logical 🙂 When gamers kill friends, their testostorone levels plummet – they need to keep their friends around them to survive. When they kill strangers, the levels rise. Slashdot Games Story | Gamers Are More Aggressive To Strangers.

Kill strangers: good

Kill friends: bad. Evolution sure is logical 🙂 When gamers kill friends, their testostorone levels plummet – they need to keep their friends around them to survive. When they kill strangers, the levels rise. Slashdot Games Story | Gamers Are More Aggressive To Strangers.

UK wants your DNA

Lovely. If you’re an asylum seeker, the UK border patrols will want to take you DNA through your hair and nails to determine your nationality. Not only is this an insane breach of your person, there is also no scientific methodology being given out to show how exactly anything will be accomplished by the investigating […]

Treemometers: A new scientific scandal

Turns out that much of the global warming science is based on data from Yamai in Siberia. The Yamai data has never been released, but it turns out that by looking at tree rings, people have been making assumptions about the temperature 2000 years ago. Apparently using tree rings is fraught with danger, as they […]

Parents lie to kids more often than they realize

Yet another study showing how often and easily we lie, specifically to our kids. Parents lie to kids more often than they realize – Behavior- msnbc.com.

Melting memory chips in mass production : Nature News

Samsung Electronics announced this week that it has begun mass production of a new kind of memory chip that stores information by melting and freezing tiny crystals. Known as phase-change memory (PCM) … Unlike conventional memory, which involves moving electrons around a chip, PCM data would literally be frozen in place, even when the machine […]

$38 Linux netbook

This thing has a 300MHz processor and has been hacked to run Linux with mouse and sound support. $38 Zipit Wireless Messenger receives Linux injection, becomes $38 netbook.

Children in the UK – WTF?

What the fuck is going on in the UK?! It turns out that under new legislation if you leave your kids at another person’s house to mind the child, that other person will have to be vetted by the government. If you want to take care of other people’s children (either as a babysitter or […]

Hospital marks up medicine 3495%

St. Anthony’s Central hospital charged a man $730,- for a couple of tablets he takes regularly at home. The cost for him at home? Around $30,-. After a complaint he got a 40% discount. Still ridiculous. Patient Disputes Mark Up In Medication – cbs4denver.com.

Google nukes gmail account

Another reason to not trust gmail: a court orderd an account deactivated and the users personal information turned over after the Rocky Mountain Bank fucked up and sent personal information on 1300 customers to that account. It beggars belief that your email can be destroyed that easily! MediaPost Publications Judge Orders Google To Deactivate User’s […]

ILiad owners must hate DRM

This is one of the problems with DRM – because different parties are using different DRM systems (ePub and MobiPocket), e-book readers are forced to handle them with 2 different firmwares. IREX, builder of the iLiad e-book reader, only support MobiPocket if you have a Dutch iLiad e-book reader. There will be a firmware update […]

Vaccine helps prevent HIV infection

Out of 16000 volunteers, it worked for 31% in Thai strains by using a “prime-boost” approach, in which the first one primes the immune system to attack HIV and the second one strengthens the response. Vaccine helps prevent HIV infection – AIDS- msnbc.com.

Android ROM modder cease-and-desisted

Turns out that Google, just like Apple, doesn’t want anyone to do anything to their phones that they don’t have a maffia like approval of. Google hits Android ROM modder with a cease-and-desist letter.

There’s Water on the Moon

Three independent missions have confirmed this. SPACE.com — It’s Official: Water Found on the Moon.

Martin Margiela’s Glass Slippers

Available per piece. Go Barefoot With Martin Margiela’s Glass Slippers – Born Rich.

Dorothy’s Oz Slippers

Loads of top shoe designers, sucha as Alberta Ferreti, Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, etc etc etc have each designed their version of the Wizard of Oz’s Ruby Slippers and are selling them online for charity.

Mojito shoe by Julian Hakes

The Mojito shoe has no foot plate and is made of carbon fibre, leather and rubber. Dezeen » Blog Archive » Mojito shoe by Julian Hakes.

Soviet Doomsday Machine

Apparently the USSR actually went and built a doomsday machine – something that would launch command missles which would transmit coordinates to other ICBMs in the event that the Soviet Union was destroyed. The system, called ‘Perimiter’ and known as ‘Dead Hand’ basically ran through some checks and then delegated launch authority to whoever it […]

E.Coli Cleans and Recovers Waste Uranium

Using the bacteria, waste uranium can be bound to phosphate molecules on the bacterial cells which can then be harvested. This can be used to clean nuclear waste as well as to recycle it. The costs are way lower than the selling price of uranium, which means not only is it green, it’s also profitable. […]

Russian Billionaire Installs Laser Shield on Floating Lair

Get this, Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has a rather curious new addition built in to his latest oversized yacht. The 557-foot boat Eclipse, the price tag of which has almost doubled since original plans were drawn to almost $1.2 billion, set sail this week with a slew of show-off features, from two helipads, two swimming […]

Some guy had his head examined

Bill Moorier had an MRI scan of his head done, took the data and put in into an online interactive browser. So if you feel like taking a tour through his brain – http://abstractnonsense.com/mri/ .

i-FunBox

i-Funbox works with the iphone and touch, and allows you to transfer files, copy music and video and requires no jailbreak. Best of all, it’s free! i-FunBox | File Manager and Hi-Speed Transfer Tool for iPhone and iPhone 3G (iFunBox Download Page).

Pool playing robot

Prepare to have your pool ego crushed. http://ifun.ru/view/97477

 
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