Mind control computers are still quite primitive at this day and age. However, some partially mind-controlled computers already exist and there are also some games that can be maneuvered by mind-controlled peripherals as well. But a totally mind-controlled computer has not yet been successfully developed.
Just recently, there were some reports that Intel is trying to develop a computer that can be controlled by the human mind. Apparently, this will make use of a new technology that would allow its user to dictate letters as well as browse the internet simply by the use of one’s mind. Continue reading
The research comes out of Angela Belcher’s Biomolecular Materials Group at MIT, which has been working on this project since 1994. They use bacteriophages to build — really, evolve — hyperdense materials from ionic particles, the same way bone, shells, chalk, and glass were made in the Cambrian period.
This week Mark Allen, a postdoc in the group, outlined the use of a new cathode made with iron flouride. Allen also described some of the potential applications of this technology. The high flexibility of the nanostructured material means you can weave it into any fabric or pour it into any shape, including:
- Wearable battery packs for soliders, first responders, and civilians;
- Tiny rechargable batteries for portable electronics including smart phones, laptops, and GPS;
- Unmanned aerial vehicles, which require lightweight, long-lasting power sources.
Psychologists at Wayne State University looked at the life spans of 10,000 doctors, lawyers and athletes born between 1870 and 1930 and found those people whose names began with the letter “D” lived, on average, the shortest lives. At the other extreme, those who had the first initial “A” lived the longest, out-stretching “D”-people’s longevity by nearly 10 years.
The researchers speculate that having a name beginning with “D” contributes to poor self-esteem — which other studies suggest lowers a person’s defense against disease. The self-confidence knock is due to a link with the standard American school grading systems, where Ds constitute poor achievement. “Throughout life, we are constantly reminded that ‘A’ symbolizes the best, whereas ‘D’ is regarded as almost a failure,” the professors write in the journal “Death Studies.”
If this isn’t an argument for the widespread adoption of a pass/fail system or stickers with smiley or frowning faces, we don’t know what is.
An orange—specifically, the sweet orange—is the citrus Citrus ×sinensis (syn. Citrus aurantium L. var. dulcis L., or Citrus aurantium Risso) and its fruit. The orange is a hybrid of ancient cultivated origin, possibly between pomelo (Citrus maxima) and mandarin (Citrus reticulata). It is a small flowering tree growing to about 10 m tall with evergreen leaves, which are arranged alternately, of ovate shape with crenulate margins and 4–10 cm long. The orange fruit is a hesperidium, a type of berry.
Oranges originated in Southeast Asia. The fruit of Citrus sinensis is called sweet orange to distinguish it from Citrus aurantium, the bitter orange. The name is thought to ultimately derive from the Sanskrit for the orange tree, with its final form developing after passing through numerous intermediate languages.
In a number of languages, it is known as a “Chinese apple” (e.g. Dutch Sinaasappel, “China’s apple”).
LOL is an Internet slang, abbreviation for “laugh out loud” or sometimes “lots of laughs”. Here are some funny LOL pictures that I found in Internet but this post is to let you know that LOL is not only can be found in Internet, it can be found everywhere. BTW, these ten pictures are real LOL!
Even the Best of the Best can have a hard time. Sometimes we come across messages in which either companies like Goggle or MySpace, etc are upgrading their systems or having some technical difficulties, thus displaying a Sorry message to their visitors.
Previously, I blogged about some of the Most creative 404 Error Pages, seen on the web. But in my quest to find more and more creative stuff, I have compiled a list of “Sorry Pages” from some of the most famous websites (Google, MySpace, Flickr, Digg, etc) of today. Continue reading
If Windows 7 is in your use for some time now, you might have noticed that it does not allow you to pin icons directly on to the taskbar. For instance, if you have tried dragging and placing ‘Recycle Bin‘ on the taskbar, you probably might have noticed that it gets pinned under the Windows Explorer rather than appearing as a separate icon on the taskbar as it normally would appear in Windows Vista orWindows XP.
In order to place a ‘Recycle Bin’ you’ll need to tweak it a little bit. The idea is very simple; create a shortcut and point it to the original Recycle Bin and then place that created shortcut onto the taskbar. Now the question is how are we going to point a shortcut to the original Recycle Bin folder? Simple; add a small snippet (code) to it. Continue reading