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World Heritage Site

World Heritage Site
A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place (such as a forest, mountain, lake, island, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that is listed by UNESCO as of special cultural or physical significance.[1] The list is maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 states' parties[2] which are elected by their General Assembly.[3] The programme catalogues, names, and conserves sites of outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humanity. Under certain conditions, listed sites can obtain funds from the World Heritage Fund. The programme was founded with the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage,[4] which was adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO on 16 November 1972. History[edit] The cost of the project was US$80 million, about $40 million of which was collected from 50 countries. Convention and background[edit] Nominating process[edit]

Main Page ...more updates to follow with futher developments. MIT 1K House is partnering with Skanska and Next Phase Studios to construct three exhibit 1K House prototypes in on MIT campus in Cambridge, MA. The project is moving forward, and the goal is to construct the prototypes by MIT Commencement on June 4, 2010. Skanska Link: Next Phase Studios Link: September 14, 2009 The 1K House Initiative is actively pursuing prototyping opportunties around the world. June 18, 2009 Work from the 1K House 2009 China Studio is currently showcased in an exhibition by the USC American Academy in China. link June 10, 2009 the new website, has gone live! May 19, 2009 Seven projects have been selected for possible full-scale prototyping. United States: Roof House (T.Olson); Drunken House (S.Form); Anchor-Pier House (L.Rushfeldt) The Philippines: Bamboo Tower (A.Rosenberg); Soft Courtyard House (C.Curran)

Seven Wonders of Canada The Seven Wonders of Canada was a 2007 competition sponsored by CBC Television's The National and CBC Radio One's Sounds Like Canada. They sought to determine Canada's "seven wonders" by receiving nominations from viewers, and then from on-line voting of the short list. After the vote, a panel of judges, Ra McGuire, Roy MacGregor and Roberta L. Jamieson, picked the winners based on geographic and poetic criteria. Their seven picks were revealed on The National on June 7, 2007. CBC's Seven Wonders of Canada[edit] Top seven as voted by Canada[edit] Full voting results Short list[edit] See also[edit] References[edit]

Steve Jobs quotes: the man in his own words | Technology Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder and technological visionary, was well known for his words as well as his creations. Here are some of his thoughts over the past 25 years. On life "Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. On Macintosh "I don't think I've ever worked so hard on something, but working on Macintosh was the neatest experience of my life. "When we finally presented it at the shareholders' meeting, everyone in the auditorium stood up and gave it a 5-minute ovation. On customers On technology "We think the Mac will sell zillions, but we didn't build the Mac for anybody else. On motivation "That's been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. On money On internet start-ups On design (1) "Design is a funny word.

Seven Wonders of Colombia El Tiempo's Seven Wonders of Colombia[edit] Other finalists[edit] References[edit] Shoot Now, Focus Later Click on the image above to refocus on different parts.Credit: Lytro. Looking over a haul of digital photos can involve as much regret over fudged shots as reminiscing over golden moments. A camera from Silicon Valley startup Lytro promises to change that by allowing a user to focus a photo after it has been taken. The camera has a novel design reminiscent of a telescope. The photos are dynamic and interactive. Rather than just a convenience for bad photographers, photos that can be refocused also allow more playful and creative photography, says Ren Ng, who founded Lytro to commercialize research he began at Stanford University. It seems ambitious for a startup to take on the camera industry, but Ng says Lytro is more than a camera maker. The light sensor is what makes Lytro’s product different from any other consumer camera.

Seven Wonders of Poland Initially over 400 national monuments were selected as candidates by the magazine online-readers, however in the second round of selections a board of experts reduced the number to 27. The third and last round of public on-line voting started on 31 August 2007, to choose the top seven wonders. Results of the popular vote were announced on 21 September 2007. Seven Wonders of Poland[edit] See also[edit] References[edit]

The Gadget Show builds an FPS simulator that shoots back (video) Battlefield 3 taken into the next dimension by UK technology programme, "The Gadget Show" Unique simulator provides the ultimate immersive experience for First Person Shooter (FPS) fans Birmingham, UK (17th October 2011) – Battlefield 3, one of the most highly anticipated games of 2011 is yet to hit the shelves, but UK technology programme The Gadget Show, gained exclusive access to a pre-release level and hand-built a simulator to play it. As part of a challenge for the new series of the show, presenters Jason Bradbury and Suzi Perry brought together a team of design experts and an amazing array of technology worth £500,000 ($650,000) to build this one-off creation. Centred on the world's first, portable omni-directional treadmill (designed by Swedish company MSE Weibull) the simulator lets you control the movements of a Battlefield 3 character with your own body. The same cameras also track the direction in which the gamer points their wireless gun.

Seven Wonders of Portugal The Seven Wonders of Portugal (Portuguese: Sete Maravilhas de Portugal) is a list of cultural wonders located in Portugal. The creation of the list was supported by the Ministry of Culture and organized by the companies Y&R Brands S.A. and Realizar S.A. Initially 793 national monuments of Portugal were listed by Instituto Português do Património Arquitectónico (IPPAR) as candidates, however in the first round of selections a board of experts reduced the number to 77. The six month long public elections started on 7 December 2006 to select the top seven wonders. Seven Wonders of Portugal[edit] Other finalists[edit] References[edit]