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UltraViolet - Future of Entertainment - 4 views

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    UltraViolet...Freedom of Entertainment. Nearly 60 leading entertainment and Technology companies from around the world are working together to create a revolutionary new approach to digital entertainment. UltraViolet is being designed so that UltraViolet-enabled content, devices and services can give consumers the freedom to experience movies and TV shows like never before.
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MATTER - READ SOMETHING THAT MATTERS - 6 views

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    Unmissable journalism about the future - on your desktop, phone, tablet or e-reader
    Launching Spring 2012

    MATTER will focus on doing one thing, and doing it exceptionally well. Every week, we will publish a single piece of top-tier long-form journalism about big issues in technology and science. That means no cheap reviews, no snarky opinion pieces, no top ten lists. Just one unmissable story.

    MATTER is about brilliant ideas from all around the world, whether they come from professors at MIT or the minds of mad people. But most of all, it's about getting amazing investigative reporters to tell compelling stories.


    We're building MATTER for readers, not advertisers. So however you access our stories - whether it's on our website, via the Kindle store, or on your Apple and Android devices - you will get a beautifully designed experience that puts you first.
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NANOPOOL - 4 views

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    "SiO2- ultra thin layering" is the technical term for Liquid Glass. Apart from a select group of professionals, few people in the UK know about this stunning technology. If you walk around Ataturk's Mausoleum in Ankara you are walking on it; if you visit certain hospitals in the UK you are touching it. If you see an unusually clean train you are probably looking at it, and if you wonder how your white settee looks so clean, you may be sitting on it. All of these surfaces have been coated with invisible glass.
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The train that never stops at a station - YouTube - 3 views

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    All that time and energy saved!
    Why haven't we thought of it before?
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Ride Like the Wind (only faster) - 3 views

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    Rick Cavallaro and John Borton have built a cart that moves 2.86 times the speed of the wind, moving straight downwind. That may seem impossible, but after a year of tinkering and some financial assistance from Google and Joby Energy, they did it. Don't believe me? Check out the video. Keep a weather eye out for the green flag at 0:35. Notice how it's blowing the exact opposite direction of the orange wind socks on the cart? That's because the cart is going faster than the wind.
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    The cart is quite aerodynamic, so it makes a crappy sail, but it's still a sail. The wind gives it a push, and the car starts to roll, however slowly. As it moves along the ground, the wheels turn. At 0 kph the cart has an air speed (relative to the 10 kph wind) of -10 kph. As it gets rolling, it will catch up to the wind in velocity: at 5 kph ground speed, it has a -5 kph relative air speed, and at 10 kph ground speed, it has a relative air speed of 0 kph. At 10 kph ground speed, the cart is just like the balloon, and would not beat the balloon in a race.

    But unlike the balloon, the cart has a 17-foot propeller linked by a complicated drive train to the wheels. And it's the wheels that provide the work to turn the propeller. Remember that: The wheels turn the prop. Not the wind. Not magic pixie dust. The wheels turn the propeller. That's important.

    At 0 kph air speed, the propeller, sections of which have already been pulling on the car, really begins to bite on the air. It pulls the car forward exactly as a propeller pulls an airplane forward. The ground speed of the car increases, turning the wheels faster, which turn the propeller even faster, adding yet more acceleration. And now the whole project seems ridiculous,because everyone knows a perpetual motion machine is impossible.

    But the wind never stops adding power to the system. Come back to the difference between the relative air speed and the ground speed. In the example, the cart reaches a ground speed of 10 kph, and relative air speed of 0 kph. The propeller kicks in and the cart accelerates: Ground speed rises to 20 kph, with relative air speed of 10 kph; then 30 kph ground speed with relative air speed of 20 kph, then it finally reaches a top speed of 28.6 kph, with a relative air speed of 18.6 kph (meaning, going 18.6 kph faster than the wind). There's some loss to friction and to the drive train, but generally the wheels are always doing 10 kph-worth more work then the propeller, because the
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TED: Ideas worth spreading - 3 views

shared by yc c on 28 Oct 09 - Cached
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    Possibly the best BBC microsite - a simple collection of video clips. Choose from 370 animals to see related footage, and scare your friends when they walk in by playing the "what they sound like" widget. (Works better with tigers than rabbits.)
Danila Medvedev

Family Bruiners Skype Translator - Voice translation - 2 views

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    Скоро, в скайпе
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s i x t h s e n s e - a wearable gestural interface (MIT Media Lab) - 2 views

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    'SixthSense' is a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information.
    This creator aims at taking the technology to the masses and plans to release the software behind sixthsense to the open source community.
Danila Medvedev

Dutch PlantLab Revolutionizes Farming: No Sunlight, No Windows, Less Water, Better Food... - 2 views

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    про вертикальные фермы (гидропонику)
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2020 Shaping Ideas - Sony Ecrisson - 2 views

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    Life in 2020 reflects Ericsson's view of what the world of communications might look like in the future. We hereby invite you to life in 2020.
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nsf.gov - Nanoscience - Discoveries - US National Science Foundation (NSF) - 2 views

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    Read here about the Internet, microbursts, Web browsers, extrasolar planets, and more... a panoply of discoveries and innovations that began with NSF support.
Danila Medvedev

iKnow WI-WE Bank - 2 views

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    кретинский футурологический проект
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Robonaut - 2 views

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    NASA and General Motors are working together to accelerate development of the next generation of robots and related technologies for use in the automotive and aerospace industries.
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