Archive for April, 2012 | Monthly archive page

Researchers find a way to make glass that’s anti-fogging, self-cleaning and free of glare

Through a process involving thin layers of material deposited on a surface and then selectively etched away, the MIT team produced a surface covered with tiny cones, each five times taller than their width. This pattern prevents reflections, while at the same time repelling water from the surface via Researchers find a way to make […]

the Best Strategy to Succeed in the App Store modelled using Artificial Life

It turns out that basically copying succesful apps is the best way to actually make money on the app store. The Artificial Life of the App Store – the Best Strategy to Succeed.

Taming Gadget Cables: 30 Holders & Organizers You Can Buy

This is an excellent array of methods to keep your cables organised. Taming Gadget Cables: 30 Holders & Organizers You Can Buy. You can buy most of them at The Container Store Twisty cable IDs / Helix Q Knot Cable Zipper Cable tie kit Velcro cable ties Unfortunately this shop doesn’t work in Firefox and […]

How the race to the moon – the X Prize – is doing

In Google’s Moon Race, Teams Face a Reckoning | Xconomy.

Blackle vs. Google Monitor Power Consumption Tested – PCSTATS.com

Turns out that yes, darker websites consume less power. Blackle vs. Google Monitor Power Consumption Tested – PCSTATS.com.

European Parliament forced to send airline passenger data to totalitarian US

The European Parliament has approved the controversial data transfer agreement, the bilateral PNR (passenger name register), with the US which requires European airlines to pass on passenger information, including name, contact details, payment data, itinerary, email and phone numbers to the Department of Homeland Security. Under the new agreement, PNR data will be “depersonalised” after […]

US Gov will spy on everyone through their cars with mandatory black boxes

A bill already passed by the Senate and set to be rubber stamped by the House would make it mandatory for all new cars in the United States to be fitted with black box data recorders from 2015 onwards. Section 31406 of Senate Bill 1813 (known as MAP-21), calls for “Mandatory Event Data Recorders” to […]

Blamed for dwindeling amount of bees, Monsanto Buys Leading Bee Research Firm

Monsanto, the massive biotechnology company being blamed for contributing to the dwindling bee population, has bought up one of the leading bee collapse research organizations. Recently banned from Poland with one of the primary reasons being that the company’s genetically modified corn may be devastating the dying bee population, it is evident that Monsanto is […]

F-18 Super Hornet has new 3D display modes

It looks awesome! Boeing shows off new Super Hornet display – The DEW Line.

The prolongation of the lifespan of rats by repeated oral administration of [60]fullerene

Feeding rats bucky balls (Buckminster Fullerine) resulted in a doubling of the lifespan for rats. Immortality is coming! oral administration of C60 dissolved in olive oil (0.8 mg/ml) at reiterated doses (1.7 mg/kg of body weight) to rats not only does not entail chronic toxicity but it almost doubles their lifespan via ScienceDirect.com – Biomaterials […]

Zombies, Run!

Whilst you’re running you collect powerups and evade zombies whilst you’re on a mission. You’re put through the game narrative through your headphones. Zombies, Run! Will Force You To Care About Exercise.

U.S. Appeals court determines it’s OK to take an employers’ source code

Have they gone nuts? They say that as code isn’t something physical, it can’t have been stolen. So it’s OK to take as much sources from a previous employer and do whatever you want with it. “He argues that: [1] the source code was not1a “stolen” “good” within the meaning of the National Stolen2Property Act, […]

Edge blending software

Edge Blending software allows you to connect multiple projectors so that they overlap and then set them up so that the output of each beamer is aligned and the brightness of the overlapping area is corrected so that the image looks seamless. Quite a few of these packages only allow the output to be corrected […]

2D Turn Based Shadowrun Game

The creators are looking for funding! The Shadowrun Video Game You've Always Wanted.

Pirate Party Refuses to Shutdown Pirate Bay Proxy, Faces Lawsuit

Not only is it inherently distasteful to try to censor the internet and force sites to shut down, it’s also very impractical, as BREIN is finding out. After gaining court injunctions for 2 Dutch ISPs to close access to the pirate bay, hundreds of proxy sites went up and BREIN is now going after all […]

Blimp-like inflatable wind turbine tested at high altitude

The 10-metre wide, helium-filled inflatable turbine, called the Airborne Wind Turbine (AWT), was sent up into the sky more than 100 metres above ground, where stronger winds can be found. The prototype was also used to lift the top-selling Southwest Skystream turbine, which was able to produce more than twice the power at high altitude […]

New UK Joint Forces Command established

The Joint Forces Command has been established to ensure that a range of vital military capabilities, functions and organisations – such as medical services, training and education, intelligence, and cyber – are organised and managed effectively and efficiently to support success on operations. On 2 April 2012, the following organisations transferred to the Joint Forces […]

Charge devices using your clothes

This technique by Intelligent Textiles has been developed for military purposes, but can obviously have benefits for everyone. Using a central battery pack, wiring is woven in such a way that it can charge several items at once. “One of the problems with conventional cables is that breakages can be catastrophic. What we do here […]

UK going to monitor ALL electronic communication

Meta data, such as time, location, ip / person from and to, will be freely available without a warrant but the content will only be available with a warrant. They say. I thought Echolon allready did this, but apparently now they’re putting it out into the open. 1984 wasn’t supposed to be a manual, Big […]

From 11.2 Flash on Linux only in Google Chrome

So they’re withdrawing Flash from Mobile and now from Linux as well. Are they committing sepukku? Air isn’t going to solve all their problems… Adobe and Google Partnering for Flash Player on Linux « Adobe AIR and Adobe Flash Player Team Blog.

 
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