Category: technology

Found this image on the NASA App

In a very unique setting over Earth’s colorful horizon, the silhouette of the space shuttle Endeavour is featured in this photo by an Expedition 22 crew member on board the International Space Station, as the shuttle approached for its docking on Feb. 9 during the STS-130 mission.

Swedes miss Capri after GPS gaffe

Yes, they drove to Carpi. 400 miles away. To the north. Not an island. No blonde joke here. So now literacy is fundamental to even going where you’re going. This means that 14% of Americans are going to get lost a lot.

Roomba’s pathways

Google’s tracking of search queries on flu in Mexico

Using Google search activity in Mexico to help track human swine flu levels.

The world’s most super-designed data center

We can dream, can’t we?

A cyber-attack on an American city

Just after midnight on Thursday, April 9, unidentified attackers climbed down four manholes serving the Northern California city of Morgan Hill and cut eight fiber cables in what appears to have been an organized attack on the electronic infrastructure of an American city. via Bruce Perens – A Cyber-Attack on an American City.

Frog eats Christmas light, gets illuminated

© Boing Boing

Apple’s new weapon

iPods on the battlefield. Making sense of the reams of data from satellites, drones and ground sensors cries out for a handheld device that is both versatile and easy to use. With their intuitive interfaces, Apple devices—the iPod Touch and, to a lesser extent, the iPhone—are becoming the handhelds of choice.  

Tweenbots

Fun with magnets

cre.ations.net – Creation: Magnetic self-assembly in slow motion

Wireless electricity is here (seriously)

We both shift our gaze to an unplugged Toshiba television set sitting 5 feet away on a folding table. He’s got to be kidding: There is no power cord attached to it. It’s off. Dark. Silent. “You ready?” he asks. via Wireless Electricity Is Here (Seriously) | Fast Company.  

The ‘thinking cap’ that could unlock your inner genius

There is a theory that the spark of genius lurks hidden within all of us. Now scientists are developing a ‘thinking cap’ that could turn that theory into practice and unlock the amazing potential of the human brain. The device uses tiny magnetic pulses to change the way the brain works and has produced remarkable …

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Could there be more to Google, Android, Chrome, & Gears than meets the eye?

By offering mobile developers an alternative way for making their mobile applications run on handsets, even when no wireless connection exists, Google is paving the way for developers to build browser-based applications that can run on any mobile platform, as opposed to having to build separate versions of their applications in order to support those …

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Apple looks to take multi-touch beyond the touch-screen

Apple’s got more up its sleeve than touch alone. How about “gaze vector fusion”?

ThinkGeek

If you haven’t discovered this site yet, there’s still hope.

Apple’s Science Productivity Lab

Apple’s Science Productivity Lab is designed to provide scientists with practical and useful tips and techniques to accelerate productivity in the scientific workflow using Apple Technologies.

Northrop Grumman to develop brain-wave binoculars

What do you think you see? You only think you see it.

Electronics’ ‘missing link’ found

A new device called a memristor “remembers” whether it’s on or off whether or not it has power…  

Moondust and duct tape

Backyard garage mechanics have a place on the heavenly bodies.

How to survive in a sinking car

Another reason to wear that damn seat belt. Also, carry this on your keyring.