Recent Technology Scanning Hits
- PC era ending, tablets and smartphones on the rise.
- Franks Blog Timeline
- Reverse Combustion: Can CO2 Be Turned Back into Fuel? [Video]: Scientific American
- Fuel Cell Power - GOVERNMENT ACTION TO BUILD A LOW CARBON ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE
- U.S. Nuclear Weapons Have Been Compromised by Unidentified Aerial Objects | Reuters
- Spirituality & Belief | Second Life
- 5 Ways to Well-being (imagined in an iPhone app) - juzmcmuz.com
- A Promotional Video from our new LA Node
- As the Sun Awakens, NASA Keeps a Wary Eye on Space Weather - NASA Science
- Nasa warns solar flares from 'huge space storm' will cause devastation - Telegraph
Here’s a demo you can run without a compiler, etc See the YouTube video below:
February 2, 2009 - Google and NASA are throwing their weight behind a new school for futurists in Silicon Valley to prepare scientists for an era when machines become smarter than people.
The Internet of "Things" could ironically reflect into Virtual world of "Things" 5 Companies into wiring "things:Submitted by frank on Sat, 02/14/2009 - 14:35.
The "internet of things" is a concept that describes a wireless network between objects. In a way, it parallels the current network of addressable web pages (aka the "world wide web"), except "the internet of things" would include addressable inanimate objects that could be anything from your home's refrigerator to the shoes on your feet. Although this world of web-connected things has been much discussed for years, we've seen little movement pushing the concept forward. At least, until now.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Dispersed wind farms and solar panels on people’s homes are posing new challenges for managing power grids that were designed when all electricity was generated in centralised plants. A new semantic web technology promises a solution.
Managing increasingly dispersed energy resources - from far-flung wind farms on remote mountaintops to racks of solar panels on suburban homes - is crucial if the electricity they produce is to be used as efficiently as possible.
At times, over the last two decades, we fall into a trap to believe that the major tech mountains have all been climbed, and that new thinking will be more of the incremental, not disruptive variety.
I am not sure why that happens - maybe, in our real-time world, where we share and publish judgements and observations an order of magnitude more frequently than in decades past, it takes more to get us to lift our heads up to observe true disruptive innovation.
Want to get an idea of who is doing what research where? Try the new tool from Springer publisher of Journals and books. Do a search for the type of research you are interested it, and AuthorMapper shows your recent articles [published on the subject and the location of the author on a Google map.
AuthorMapper searches journal articles and plots the location of the authors on a map.
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IT managers should begin experimenting with Second Life in business today as the collaboration tool is expected to become as popular as e-mail within five years, a report has said.Virtual worlds offer businesses the chance to work with customers much closer than currently available collaboration software.
Developers can release near-final designs of products to a limited group of external users and solicit feedback before starting manufacturing, for example.
An index (visual of course) to more than 600 projects exploring aspects of visualization.
In June 2007 USC won a McArthur competition to explore the use of virtual worlds for the pubic good. Watch the attached "in world" videos or as it is called "in world" machinima to learn more about this initiative.