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Best Inventions of the Year 2012

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 2, 2012

Robots, rovers and the rest of 2012’s most important innovations, from the affordable to the extreme


That’s not Photoshop. The Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde has developed a way to create a small, perfect white cloud in the middle of a room. It requires meticulous planning: the temperature, humidity and lighting all have to be just so. Once everything is ready, Smilde summons the cloud out of the air using a fog machine. It lasts only moments, but the effect is dramatic and strangely moving. It evokes both the surrealism of Magritte and the classical beauty of the old masters while reminding us of the ephemerality of art and nature.

Lytro Light Field Camera

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Say hello to Lytro, a new consumer-grade camera capable of focusing on multiple points in an image with eye-popping accuracy after you’ve snapped the picture. We first heard about it this summer, and now it has a release timeframe: early next year.

Siri

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In a phone with lots of evolutionary qualities, Siri is the iPhone 4S’s most revolutionary feature. Simply by speaking to this virtual assistant, you can set reminders, send text messages, look up information and schedule meetings. Read the rest of this entry »

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Must-Reads From Around the World: April 26, 2012

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 26, 2012

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Former Liberian President Charles Taylor takes notes at the start of the judgement hearing of his trial on charge of arming Sierra Leone’s rebels who paid him in “blood diamonds,” on April 26, 2012 at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, based in Leidschendam outside The Hague

Life For Death? – The five-year trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, accused of 11 counts of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other offenses, is finally coming to a close in The Hague on Thursday, with a possible life sentence for the ousted leader. The Guardian, live-blogging the verdict from the tribunal, noted that Taylor is “clearly listening with care,” as it is read out. And judges found Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during the Sierra Leone civil war.

New Front in Drone War – The White House expanded the authority of the Pentagon and CIA to carry out drone strikes in Yemen, which is widely believed to be a safe haven for al-Qaeda operatives, the New York Times reports. U.S. Defense Secretary LeonPanetta has defended the strategy, the Guardian says, but international legal experts argue that drone strikes amount to execution of suspects before trial, making them illegal – especially when carried out in Yemen where the U.S. is not engaged in war.

Questioning Misogyny – Following the fierce debate over its cover story, “Why Do They Hate Us?“ which casts Arab societies as deeply misogynistic, Foreign Policy shares critiques and commentary from six Muslim observers, including the senior editor of the Muslim Brotherhood’s official English-language website. Also chiming in is The Atlantic’s Max Fisher, who argues that while misogyny is a problem in Arab countries, it’s not a distinctively Arab problem. Read the rest of this entry »

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Charlie Bit My Finger: New App Could Make Parents Millionaires After Success Of YouTube Clip

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 12, 2012

A cheeky baby who shot to fame for biting his big brother’s finger could make his parents millionaires thanks to a new app.

Charlie Davies-Carr became an online celebrity after footage of him chomping on brother Harry’s finger went viral.

Harry, who utters the immortal line: “Charlie bit my finger”, co-stars in the 56-second clip, which has now been viewed more than 400 million times.

It was shot in 2007 at the family home in Buckinghamshire and was intended for the boys’ godfather, who lives in America.

Now the twosome’s efforts have resulted in their father Howard being taken on by Viral Spiral, a management company that capitalises on social media successes.

An iPhone app which allows users to upload pictures of themselves having their digits gnawed by Charlie is in the works, as is a series of children’s books and an animated TV series, The Sun reported. Read the rest of this entry »

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110 Stories Project Promises To Show Twin Towers From Anywhere (VIDEO)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 21, 2011


A full rebuilding of the site is still several years away, and if demand for office space improves. Here is a progress report on the main features of the new center: http://ram­kshrestha.­wordpress.­com/2011/0­5/08/a-wor­ld-trade-c­enter-prog­ress-repor­t/
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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