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Saturday, November 21st, 2009

The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.

— Alfred Hitchcock

Birth of the First Real Tricorder

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

NASA Gas TricorderMany years from now when Tricorders are common place, we just might look back on October 30th 2009 as the birth of the first real tricorder. While the iPhone currently has motion, sound, light, location, radio wave and distance sensors, Jing Li a physical scientist, along with several other researchers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California developed a working prototype of a harmful gas detector for the iPhone.

The team, working under the Cell-All program in the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, created a small stamp sized detector to be plugged in to an iPhone to “collect, process and transmit sensor data.” The sensor can detect and identify low concentrations of airborne ammonia, chlorine gas and methane.

[Via NASA]

The Golden Age of Video

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Royal Caribbean goes to 11

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

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Royal Caribbean’s record-setting $1.5 billion, 1200-foot-long, 16-deck-high, 220,000-ton, luxury cruiser left last month on its way from Finland to Miami. The ship, christened “Oasis of the Seas,” will begin offering cruises in December of 2009. The Oasis of the Seas has a maximum capacity of around 6,000 people. You can visit the site set up by Royal Caribbean and watch the journey. On the technology front, I can assure you that this ship has one of the most advanced personal entertainment systems available. More details to follow.

[visit OasisOfTheSeas.com]

New Your City Cut Up

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

il_430xN.77037374Charlotte, North Carolina based artist Karen O’Leary’s Studio K has created this New York City map, in which the cut-outs reveal the “paths, nodes, circles, boulevards, parks and streets” the city that never sleeps. There are  four 3? x 4? paper panels, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx, that fit together like panes of window. This piece of art is a one-of-a-kind piece is being sold for $550.00.

[via studiokmo on etsy]


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