BEEPS AND BLIPS FROM OUTERSPACE
DAILY DOSE OF CUTENESS

Kitten scared by a vacuum cleaner.  Awwww, how cute!
POSTED 2012-04-06 08:47:52 CATEGORY NEAT TAGS CAT CUTE EYES LIKE SAPPHIRES KITTEH
DRACO: DEATH TO ALL VIRUSES
rx medicineMIT is developing that has such huge implications on the heath of humanity that pharmaceutical companies and the rest of the health care industry are eager to patent it so it doesn't see the light of day.Researchers at MIT have started testing an antiviral drug that broadly targets all viruses that create double stranded RNA.  It will kill all viruses and make viral diseases a thing of the past.The drug is not a vaccine and doesn't protect against future infections.  But, it is very useful curing someone already infected and could be administered much like penicillin, which was a major medical breakthrough in itself.Think of all the viral diseases that would no longer be lethal... Hepatitis C, HIV, Ebola, Smallpox... and the non-lethal like Herpes.DRACO is a cool acronym in a project called PANACEA, another cool acronym!read the article.read the white paper.more from MIT.
POSTED 2012-03-31 06:01:50 CATEGORY HEALTH NEAT NEWS TAGS MIT VIRUS WHY SAVE PEOPLE WHEN YOU CAN MAKE BIG BUCKS
PURE LOW FREQUENCY TONES 20-100HZ
audio speaker soundStinkpot created some pure low frequency tones available for free.  They can be used to test somone's low frequency hearing or performance testing new subwoofers.  Stinkpot created these sine waves with Matlab.  Nifty!via the Desk of Stinkpot.
POSTED 2012-03-27 11:18:34 CATEGORY ENGINEERING NEAT TAGS AUDIO HEARING MATLAB SOUND TONE
JAPANESE STOVE HEATERS
Japanese stove - great pictureI fell in love with the Japanese stove heaters that burn kerosene and usually have a quaint tea kettle resting on top.  These little devices are so important for warmth in the drafty little homes in Japan.Although it rarely drops below freezing in San Francisco, I'm currently searching for a model for my home.  PG&E charges far too much for natural gas and they are lacking in the ethics and competence department anyway.read about and see more Japanese stove images at iMomus.
POSTED 2012-03-20 11:45:02 CATEGORY NEAT TAGS JAPAN PGE STOVE
JS1K: SPEECH SYNTHISIZER IN 1KB OF JAVASCRIPT
JavaScriptAs part of JS1k#4, Mathieu 'P01' Henri threw together a speech synthesizer with 1KB (actually 1020 chars) of Javascript.It isn't easy to understand, even if you already know what the synthesizer will say, but it is impressive Mathieu created it with under 1KB of code.JS1K is very similar to the game development cram event ludumdare.see other entries at JS1K.
POSTED 2012-03-18 11:43:05 CATEGORY NEAT SOFTWARE TAGS JAVASCRIPT JS1K
BOUNCR: EMAIL FORWARDING SERVICE
A while ago I scoured the web for something that would generate a random email address that forwarded any incoming email to my protected standard email address (gmail for example).  The only ones I found were no longer functioning.  I suspect they couldn't get enough exposure or they were suspected of not protecting user's original email address.bouncr - email forwardingWhatever, Bouncer will save me time from having to create throw away email accounts online.carry on to boun.cr
POSTED 2012-03-17 11:43:11 CATEGORY NEAT TAGS EMAIL FORWARDING SERVICE UNINTENTIONAL ADVERT
BIG WHEEL DRIFTING
Some guys in New Zealand, what looks like outside of Auckland, have taken to riding custom tricycles at high speeds down hills and roads.  No, this isn't Rotorua.  Trike Drifting!

POSTED 2012-03-08 10:36:45 CATEGORY NEAT TAGS AUCKLAND BALLS THE SIZE OF MOUNTAINS NEW ZEALAND NZ ROTORUA
BASE JUMPING UNDER WATER
Can you hold your breath this long?  Guillaume Nery can.

POSTED 2012-03-04 11:34:50 CATEGORY NEAT TAGS WATER
GUN TO STOP PEOPLE FROM SPEAKING
gunFolks in Japan have developed a handheld device (aka. gun) that can stop a remote person mid-sentence.  The research group capitalized on the oddity of people having trouble speaking when their own voice is heard with a fraction of a second delay.This is, in fact, a speech impediment.  There are people that get feed back when they talk and hearing their voice can derail any train of thought.  If you haven't seen The King's Speech, you should.  It is a great movie and it has a scene where the protagonist plops on some headphone to block the sound of his own voice and the stutter is absent.For all those conspiracy nuts, consider this device in the hands of big brother and how he can squelch any political rally with the non-lethal pull of a trigger...read more about the speech jammer at MIT.
POSTED 2012-03-02 10:09:16 CATEGORY ENGINEERING HEALTH NEAT TAGS GUN SPEECH STUTTER
ILLUSTRATOR: GONI MONTES
Originally from Puerto Rico but now living in Georgia, Goni Montes is an illustrator creating colorful works of emotion and fluid gesture.Goni Montes - Ghost HedgehogMaybe it's the limp wristed men in his pictures, but his style is very similar Peter Chung's Aeon Flux.  The washed out colors and the bright eyes are superb.

Goni Montes - The Client Goni Montes - All Play No Work Goni Montes - Transfer

see more at his gallery GoniArt.com.

POSTED 2012-02-29 11:04:32 CATEGORY ART NEAT TAGS AEON FLUX ILLUSTRATION
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