Archive for September, 2012 | Monthly archive page

Air Force Insiders Foresaw F-22 Woes in 2002

A group of aeromedical specialists saw problems with the oxygenation of pilots in the F-22 and came up with a package of fixes for it. The fix per aircraft would have been $100,000 but the costs were deemed too high and the group was disbanded in 2007. Air Force Insiders Foresaw F-22 Woes |

US calls Assange (Wikileaks) an ‘enemy of state’

They’ve put him on the same status as Al Quaida, so who knows, will they try to assassinate him? And if US personell try to talk to Wikileaks employees, they’re spies and will be shot (I guess). US calls Assange 'enemy of state'.

Sri Lanka

This looked like the best site about the place

Sharp’s semitransparent black solar panels

The panels are laminated glass infused with photovoltaic cells. Each panel contains rows of cells arranged so that natural light can shine through. The new product is said to deliver a solar power conversion efficiency of about 6.8-percent with a maximum output of 95 watts. The module can also act as a heat shield, preventing […]

Discursive Politics – Language with a Spin

A project sponsored by the Austrian Science Fund FWF has made a detailed investigation on what viewers understand and how they evaluate the statements of politicians during televised debates. To this effect, software-assisted conversation analysis established how the individual social knowledge of viewers nurtures the interpretations – and reinterpretations – of political statements. For the […]

Camp Bastion attack shocks ISAF, destroys 6 AV8B Harriers

The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force received a brutal wake-up call when 15 insurgents broke through the wire at Bastion at about 22:00 local time. Dressed in US combat fatigues and armed with automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and suicide vests, they launched “a well-coordinated attack,” it says. Once on the base, the raiders attacked the […]

Triggertrap | Creative ways of triggering your camera

Triggertrap | Creative ways of triggering your camera. This consists of a dongle and an app for iphone / android

‘Social Voting’ Really Does Rock the Vote

A study of 61 million Facebook users finds that using online social networks to urge people to vote has a much stronger effect on their voting behavior than spamming them with information via television ads or phone calls. via 'Social Voting' Really Does Rock the Vote – ScienceNOW.

MIT Develops a Way to agnetically Separate Oil From Water

During their research, they used water-repellent ferrous nanoparticles mixed in with the oil, in order to separate it later with magnets. The amazing part is that once the nanoparticles are magnetically removed from the oil, they can then be reused. via MIT Develops a Way to Magnetically Separate Oil From Water | Inhabitat – Sustainable […]

New software helps reveal patterns in space and time

The GeoDa Center for Geographical Analysis & Computation, led by ASU Regents’ Professor Luc Anselin, has just released a new version of its signature software, OpenGeoDa. The software provides a user-friendly interface to implement techniques for exploratory spatial data analysis and spatial modeling. It has been used to better understand issues ranging from health care […]

Parliament for the people! Adhocracy / LiquidDemocracy / LiquidFeedback

Adhocracy is a policy drafting tool for distributed groups. It allows members of organizations or the public to compose or vote documents that represent the policy of the group. In order to allow cooperation, Adhocracy uses LiquidDemocracy, a set of ideas that include delegating a user’s voting rights to another to enable both active and […]

Completely Awesome Microfiber Cloth

This article sold me on the Cloth Addiction microfiber cloth. Hopefully they’ll send some to Europe. The Overhyped, Dumbly Named, Completely Awesome Microfiber Cloth.

LG flexible cable battery

LG Chem says it has a cable-type lithium-ion battery that is so flexible it can be tied in knots and worn as a bracelet or woven into textiles. For mobile device designers, the eventual commercial production of such a battery would be a very big deal in reducing design constraints. Flexible batteries have been created […]

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