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The first camera of the future LYTRO Illum - the device of the future, a camera that completely changes our understanding of photography and image processing. This camera, which allows you to change the focus, depth of field and even the slope of the image manually on the computer!Several years ago company LYTRO caused furor among amateur photographers. She introduced the concept of the camera, which not makes image, and the li... Concept the world’s fastest elevator

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Scientists Make Headway Toward Invisibility Cloaking The world of science fiction is rife with examples of invisibility - whether it is Harry Potter’s cloak, Romulan cloaks integrated into a spaceship’s shields, or the One Ring that helped our favorite hobbits steer clear of orcs. Of course, actually creating a device that is capable of bending light so an object appears to be invisible to the eye is a fairly tall order. However, a group of materials scientists led by Debashis Chandra at the University of Central Florida have made significant strides forward to making this long-fabled device a reality. By using nanotransfer printing, the team achieved optical properties across a large swath of material that have never been accomplished on such a large scale before, breaking barriers toward the development of a cloak that could make an object appear to be invisible. The results were detailed as a cover story in the journal Advanced Optical Materials.

Does My Web Site Suck 165 Mortal Sins That Will Send Your Site to Web Design Hell Checklist 1 | Checklist 2 | What do I do now? | The Top 30 Web Design Mistakes Why can't we see that our web pages suck? I've never figured out the answer to this question. Quiz 2 study guide Document EXAM 2 (from Chapters 1-4) and Boje and Saylors Lectures to date (Excerpted notes included below, based on Chapter 7 Quantum Storytelling and chapters from Quantum Spirals & your Savall et al book). Go to List of Possible Quiz 2 questions Exam covers what is SEAM (Chapters 1 to 4, pp. 6-27), 3 types of storytelling (from lecture), 3 axes p. 26, 4-leaf clover p. 124, be able to apply Figure 2.1.a (p. 13) to your client, and what is your definition of Virtue Ethics. It also covers material from Boje's Quantum Physics of Storytelling, on-line book CHAPTER 7 (summarized in the notes that follow); On Line Book" Quantum Spirals for Organization Consulting; And the Book II Virtues of Character (where functional act is the middle path between dysfunctions of the deficiency and excess vices). Note: You can use only notes handwritten in your 'storytelling notebook' and no other paper, books, or electronics will be permitted. What is labour-power?

Cops In Dubai Are Using Google Glass To Catch Speeding Drivers Ayuda Web A police officer wearing Google Glass If you think traffic light cameras and discreet roadside cops are irritating enough, authorities may upgrade to Google Glass for catching speeding drivers soon enough. Police in Dubai have begun using Google's wearable display in an effort to capture traffic violators, according to a report by Gulf News spotted by The Verge. The technology is currently being tested by the Dubai Police Smart Services Department using two applications for tracking road-bound crimes. One app allows police officers to take photos of traffic violations using Glass, which would instantly be uploaded to the police department's system.

How to hide files and folders in Windows XP – The easy way Ok, so here’s a quick little tip for those people who want to hide a particular file or folder on their computers, but don’t feel like spending $40 on a piece of software for that one single purpose! This method of hiding files and folders in Windows XP is quite rudimentary, which means that if someone knows what they are doing with computers, it could be found pretty easily. However, it’s a great way to hide folders from people like your parents or people who only know how to check their email and that’s it! First of all, if you have a folder you want to hide, don’t create the folder in some obvious place such as My Documents, instead put it in a location that someone would typically not look into. For example, create a new folder under C:\Program Files.

10 Most Amazing Observation Towers Phoenix Observation Tower (US) Copenhagen and New York-based architecture studio Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has designed a 420 ft. tall mixed-use observation tower to serve as a symbol for the city of Phoenix, Arizona. Located in downtown Phoenix, the 70,000 sq. ft. Observation Tower shall add a significant structure to the Phoenix skyline from which to enjoy the city's spectacular views of the surrounding mountain ranges and dramatic sunsets. Ray Kurzweil’s Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Next 25 Years In my new book BOLD, one of the interviews that I’m most excited about is with my good friend Ray Kurzweil. Bill Gates calls Ray, “the best person I know at predicting the future of artificial intelligence.” Ray is also amazing at predicting a lot more beyond just AI. This post looks at his very incredible predictions for the next 20+ years. Ray Kurzweil.

How to hide files in JPEG pictures If you’re looking to hide files on your PC hard drive, you may have read about ways to encrypt folders or change the attributes on a file so that they cannot be accessed by prying eyes. However, a lot of times hiding files or folders in that way requires that you install some sort of software on your computer, which could then be spotted by someone else. I’ve actually written quite a few articles on how you can hide files and folders in Windows XP and Vista before, but here I’m going to show you a new way to hide files that is very counter-intuitive and therefore pretty safe! Using a simple trick in Windows, you can actually hide a file inside of the JPG picture file!

You, Too, Can Soon Be Like Tom Cruise in 'Minority Report' TED/James Duncan DavidsonJohn Underkoffler, who helped create the gesture-based computer interface imagined in the film “Minority Report,” has brought that technology to real life. He gave a demonstration at the TED Conference in Long Beach, Calif., on Friday. Hollywood imitates life. And sometimes life imitates Hollywood. Azumio turns smartphone into biofeedback device Your smartphone looks set to become even smarter by gaining additional digital brain cells, so to speak, with the introduction of Azumio. Just what the heck is Azumio? Well, it is a mobile app which will stretch the functionality of the smartphone’s camera, accelerometer, and touch screen display in order to assist you in your health monitoring efforts.

How to see into the future Billions of dollars are spent on experts who claim they can forecast what’s around the corner, in business, finance and economics. Most of them get it wrong. Now a groundbreaking study has unlocked the secret: it IS possible to predict the future – and a new breed of ‘superforecasters’ knows how to do it Binary - it's digitalicious! How binary works: The binary number system (aka base 2) represents values using two symbols, typically 0 and 1. Computers call these bits. A bit is either off (0) or on (1).