Thursday, March 13, 2014

Samsung's Smart Window...Future is Awesome!





The  Samsung Transparent Smart Window is a revolutionary OLED display/window, a window that people on the other side cannot see through with a full-pane electronic touchscreen display tha allows you to surf the web check weather or news and more than that, this smart window  can even turn into virtual blinds !! 
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Friday, March 7, 2014

"Particle Fever" Science Is The Most Human Of Activities




By Peter RainerFilm critic / March 7, 2014
The promotional notes for the terrific documentary “Particle Fever,” which chronicles the search by physicists for the elusive Higgs boson, or “God particle,” proudly exclaim: “Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity.” For once, the hype isn’t far from the truth. In “Particle Fever,” directed by former physicist Mark Levinson, we are actually present at the moment on July 4, 2012, when researchers at CERN, the European laboratory for particle physics near Geneva, announced the results of proton-smashing experiments from its Large Hadron Collider essentially confirming evidence of a “Higgs-like” particle – the last missing piece of the Standard Model of particle physics.
It took several decades and billions of dollars for nearly 10,000 scientists sharing data on 100,000 computers in 100 countries to arrive at this point. Assuming the results hold, I suppose some will still ask, “Why bother?” At an Aspen Institute forum, physicist David Kaplan, the film’s co-producer and one of its half-dozen featured scientists, is asked this very question by – who else? – an economist, who wonders whether the discovery will have any practical applications. Kaplan is self-effacingly blunt in his response: “It could be nothing – except for understanding everything.” One of the underlying themes of “Particle Fever” is the way in which an entire field of science can hinge on a single event. More than that, it’s a movie that asks if we have reached, or will ever reach, the limits of human knowledge. The youngish scientists represented here by Kaplan and other standouts, including Princeton theorist Nima Arkani-Hamed and experimentalist Monica Dunford, are well aware of their place in history; they know that the Higgs investigations represent their generation’s only true shot at scientific immortality. And The filmmakers, aided by multiple Oscar winner Walter Murch’s stiletto-sharp editing, make a very difficult subject not only comprehensible but companionable. We observe the ongoing, good-natured rivalry between the theorists who cook up the equations and the experimentalists who test them. Proponents of a supersymmetrical universe vie with those who favor the “fundamentally chaotic” multiverse model. Nobody is arrogant enough to think he or she has all (or even a tiny fraction of) the answers. How refreshing.
The scientists on view, not only the young turks but also older eminences like Stanford’s Savas Dimopoulos, who has waited 30 years for confirmation of his theories, are not the soulless brainiacs you might expect. Animated by their avidity for science, they take great pride in what the human mind is capable of. (In the film’s best moment, we see the aged Peter W. Higgs himself in the CERN auditorium wiping a tear from his eye when the confirming results of the boson bearing his name are announced. He subsequently won his Nobel in 2013.)
“Particle Fever” doesn’t prompt us to say: “Gee, these superbrains are just like us, except for the brains.” The film allows for our awe. It also demonstrates that science is the most human of activities, with all that that implies. As Dimopoulos says of both science and of art, “the pursuit of these things, not really necessary for survival, is what makes us human.” He draws a straight line from the earliest cave paintings to the equations describing the deepest recesses of the universe. “Once you have curiosity,” he says, “you can’t control it.” Grade: A- (Unrated.)

Doors Won't Be The Same !





flip panel door
A door is an opening or closing structure used to block off an entrance, typically consisting of an interior side that faces the inside of a space and an exterior side that faces the outside of that space and the basic door technology has remained relatively the same for centuries, but




an Austrian designer Klemens Torggler has designed a door that, according to his website, "opens up new applications for the door." It uses rotating squares to move the door sideways without tracks, completely eliminating the two to four square feet generally occupied by the swinging path of a conventional door.



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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

You are NOT running Windows XP !


You are NOT running Windows XP !, actually this was the message that appeared while visiting amirunningxp.com, and because Microsoft will end support for Windows XP, they designed a website to help people figure out if they are still running Windows XP ...this is NOT A JOKE, anyway if you don't know which system you are running just check it out  ;-)

Website: amirunningxp.com



Monday, March 3, 2014

Fuji

Beautiful Mountain Fuji landscape , Japan  by Akio Iwanaga

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"The Ring" A Technology That Will Bring Gestures Control To A New Chapter

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The Ring ...Oh No wait it's not about the  American psychological horror film ;) ,The Ring is a new technology about gesture controlling ( texting, writing,music ...and even payment).The Ring is an innovative and practical input device with gesture control features designed to offer you a more convenient way to control your devices, the input ring is able to connect with your smartphone using Bluetooth technology , and controlling those compatible devices that have connected with your smartphone with your finger, The team of the Ring is raising fund at Kickstarter. Pledging $165 will let you own the input device. If you’re interested, click  to visit  Kickstarter official site for more details.


Article source Here 
Official website Here

Superman Memory Crystal

Photo: University of Southampton
Researchers from Britain were able to record data into a crystal of nanostructured glass, called the 5D nano-glass memory. With a capacity exceeding Blu-Ray’s by 2,800 times, about 360 Terabyte and UNLIMITED lifetime, it can save generations and generations of information for a million years, the method is called 5D because in addition to the three dimensional position of these nanostructures their refraction and polarization characteristics work as two additional parameters.


The Original Link Of  The University of Southampton   ( Thanks to Eric Seaholm )


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Art Competitions Were Olympic Games!

Werner Egk (1901–1983), compositeur allemand / deutscher KomponistOlympic Festive Music
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Deutsche Post 
And "Yes", surprise I didn't expect that at all , Drawings and watercolors, Music, Sculpturing, Poetry ...etc., were considered as integral parts of the movement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Pierre de Coubertin -the father of the modern Olympic Games and IOC founder- and that is for honoring the complete essence of the Ancient Olympic Games, after seven (7)appearances (1912- 1948), the Art Competition and following a final appearance at the 1948 Summer Olympics (London) , art competitions were removed from the Olympic program

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They Have Been Collecting Tears

Victorian Lachrymatory W/original Stopper 
 Tear Catcher Bottle Lacrymosa Mourning
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Lachrymatory, was found in Roman and late Greek tombs, and supposed to have been bottled into which mourners dropped their tears and during the Victorian era the tradition resurfaced as a popular icon of grief and grieving using a special stopper the teas were collected into a lachrymatory. When the tears had finally evaporated, the mourning period would be complete.

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

"Back to the Future"

This is a poster for Back to the Future.Universal Studios. All rights Reserved
  • July 3, 1985 the American science fiction comedy film, Back to the Future was released to the public, and originally the time machine was a refrigerator, but was changed since they were concerned kids would lock themselves inside ...lol that totally  ;)


Hate Reading ? Then Learn How To Read 1.000 Words Per a Minute !!


A few years ago I used to read books then after that, somehow, audio-books were better (not really)...didn't take much till I stopped all kind of books in fact it was about slow reading , I barely can support that, I want to read but as quick as possible , I can have fun and get info quickly...Speed reading or the legend about reading hundreds of pages in 5 minutes isn't impossible anymore because SPRITZ is here.“Stealth Mode” for roughly three years, Spritz enables people to read words as they appear one at a time, in rapid succession. With Spritz, you can read anywhere from 250 to 1,000 words per minute.


 250 words per minute:

350 wpm:



Spritz’s website currently allows users to go up to 500 wpm:





Source and to read more Here