Thursday, March 31, 2011

Google +1 Button: Your Recommendations in Search Results

Google introduces the +1 button, which lets you recommend things to your friends, contacts and others through your Google Profile



The +1 button is a shorthand for "this is pretty cool" or "you should check this out." Click +1 to publicly give something your stamp of approval. Your +1's can help friends, contacts and others find the best stuff when they search.

More info: Official Google Blog: +1’s: the right recommendations right when you want them—in your search results

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How to Stock an Emergency Go Kit

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Festo's Artificial SmartBird

SmartBird is an ultralight but powerful flight model with excellent aerodynamic qualities and extreme agility. With SmartBird, Festo has succeeded in deciphering the flight of birds - one of the oldest dreams of humankind.



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Monday, March 28, 2011

Write by Hand on Your Computer

Pilothandwriting.com turns your handwriting into a digital font and sends handwritten e-mails to your friends.




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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Earth Hour



Earth Hourby ~alikadevero



Earth Hour is a global event organized by WWF and is held on the last Saturday of March annually, asking households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and other electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change. 


Earth Hour 2011 will take place on March 26, 2011 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at participants' respective local time.
wiki 






earthhour.org

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Installation Art by Jennifer Steinkamp

Jennifer Steinkamp (born 1958) is an American installation artist who works with video and new media in order to explore ideas about architectural space, motion, and perception.






Animated tree by Jennifer Steinkamp
"This mesmerizing tree twists and sways in an undetected wind as it grows and sheds leaves and flowers."

Animated tree by Jennifer Steinkamp

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Around the world in 80 secondes and 2000 pictures

Around the world in 80 seconds.





Around the world in 80 seconds. Directed by Romain Pergeaux and Alex Profit. A project done in only 3 weeks. This route is a tribute to the famous Jules Verne's book "Le tour du monde en 80 jours". The making of the video, pictures of the trip and an interview of Alex Profit can be seen at www.tourdumonde80.fr
The tour included stops in London - Cairo - Mumbay - Hong Kong - Tokyo - San Francisco - New York - London.



Around the world in 2000 pictures.


Around the world in 2000 pictures. Directed by Alex Profit. After 'Le tour du monde en 80 secondes', his second project takes us though Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, St. Petersbourg, Shanghai, Tokyo, New york and London. Done in only 24 days.


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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Amazing Fox Snow Dive

A red fox listens out for mice scurrying six feet beneath the snow before diving head first into the drift to snap up its prey.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Penguin Leap of Faith

Penguin takes death defying jump at boulders beach, South Africa.

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game

Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game is an upcoming video game in the Lego video game franchise, developed by Traveller's Tales and published by Disney Interactive Studios. Due for release in May 2011 to coincide with the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the game is based on the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and its storyline covers all four films. The game will be available on the Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Portable and Microsoft Windows.

Overview

The game will span the stories of the first three films (The Curse of the Black PearlDead Man's Chest and At World's End), as well as the fourth film (On Stranger Tides) and will feature over 70 characters from the franchise. The game will also feature its flagship drop-in, drop-out co-op gameplay mechanic.
The 3DS version will use the StreetPass feature to activate sword fights.
Source: wiki



LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game - Teaser Trailer

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Videos

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Russia is quick to help and show solidarity with Japan


© RIA Novosti. Ruslan Krivobok
As the scale of the Japanese earthquakes became clear, Russia was quick to offer support to its neighbour. 
Although relations between Moscow and Tokyo have been frosty in recent months, with the territorial dispute over the Kurils dominating the recent political agenda, the aftermath of Friday’s massive earthquake has prompted an instant response.
And help has come from the general public as much as from officials, aid agencies reported.

Fast response
Red Cross staff in Primorye, the Far Eastern Russian region which faces Japan, reported that the phones were ringing off the hook as the scale of the catastrophe became apparent.
“Even when there have been tragic events in Russia we have not seen such a massive response,” the Primorye Red Cross regional offices told Komsomolskaya Pravda.
“The phone has not stopped ringing for three days.”
In the same region many families have opened up their homes to help Japanese families whose houses were destroyed by the quake and the subsequent tsunami which lashed the coastline.
Vladimir Ostapyuk, chairman of the regional branch of the Russian Union of Afghan Veterans said: “We sent an invitation to the Japanese government suggesting that victims of the natural disaster could be taken into Russian families.”
A hotline was set up on Monday morning (Sunday evening, Moscow time) and 50 host families have already been found, RIA Novosti reported.
Across Russia people have been laying flowers at Japanese embassies and consulates in a show of solidarity with the quake-stricken country.


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Monday, March 14, 2011

People express love and support for Japan through art

In response to the devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Japan, many people around the world are showing their love and support through art.


Pray for Japanby ~S-n-o-w-L-i-l-y



Rising Sun, Rise Againby =xpedr0



Pray For Japan Posterby ~blacklabelwood


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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Disney's "Up" floating house created in real life

For the upcoming show "How Hard Can It Be?" on the National Geographic Channel, engineers constructed a basic house structure and lifted it into the air for more than an hour by 300 weather balloons.



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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

7 Billion: Are You Typical?

 National Geographic describes the “world’s most typical person in the video “7 Billion: Are You Typical?”




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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Inception Fan Art

What’s the most resilient parasite? A bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? … An idea. Resilient, highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold in the brain, it’s almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed, fully understood? That sticks.”
- Dom Cobb

Inception


Inception.by ~o8connell


Inceptionby ~ShiNiQ


"I wish. I wish more than anything. But I can't imagine you with all your complexity, all your perfection, all your imperfection. Look at you. You are just a shade of my real wife. You're the best I can do; but I'm sorry, you are just not good enough."

- Cobb
Inception

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Official Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Mascots

On February 26, the final results of the public vote during the live television show "Talismaniya Sochi 2014 - The Final” were announced on Channel One. The election council made the decision that the top-three characters with maximum number of votes would all become the Olympic Winter Games mascots:
  • the Polar Bear (by Oleg Serdechniy),
  • the Hare (by Silviya Petrova),
  • the Leopard (by Vadim Pak).
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    Thursday, March 3, 2011

    Russian Netbook Designs

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    Russian Netbook Gzhel Design. iru.ru

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    Wednesday, March 2, 2011

    Sun Flare

    Amazing video of massive solar flare erupting from surface of Sun




    C3-class Solar Flare Erupts on Sept. 8, 2010 [...Image by NASA Goddard Photo and Video via Flickr
    "NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory filmed images of a large solar flare on February 24 2011. The (M3.6 rating) event is not the strongest solar flare ever recorded but was still big enough to kick up a huge tendril of plasma, known as a solar prominence. The entire eruption lasted for about 90 minutes. Thursday's flare was the latest in a recent series of of sun
    storm emissions, but its blast was directed away from the Earth and is not expected to pose any disruption to satellites or other electronic systems. Scientists use a three tier system to classify solar flares; Class X are the largest and most powerful, Class M are medium but still considered very large, while Class C are the weakest."


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