How to reupholster a wingback chair Welcome! If you’re coming from Daily Do It Yourself today, I’m so glad you’re here! Disclaimer: I’d never reupholstered anything before this chair, but I had the gumption to take on the project anyway. Rise of the networked enterprise: Web 2.0 finds its payday - McKinsey Quarterly - Organization - Strategic Organization Every new technology has its skeptics. In the 1980s, many observers doubted that the broad use of information technologies such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) to remake processes would pay off in productivity improvements—indeed, the economist Robert Solow famously remarked, “You can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics.” Today, that sentiment has gravitated to Web 2.0 technologies. Management is trying to understand if they are a passing fad or an enduring trend that will underwrite a new era of better corporate performance. Podcast The rise of the networked enterprise: Web 2.0 finds its payday
3D printer by Sask. man gets record crowdsourced cash - Saskatchewan A Saskatchewan man who has developed an affordable 3D printer has attracted worldwide attention and more than $700,000 in crowdsourced funding. Rylan Grayston, 28, from Yorkton, said curiosity fuelled his quest to create a 3D copier that sells for just $100. Other high-tech 3D printers sell for several thousand dollars or more. "I didn't have enough money for a 3D printer that I wanted, so I just started thinking about how can I do this myself?" Grayston told CBC News in an interview at a shop in Saskatoon where he is working with his brother on the project. "All I want to do is invent," Grayston said about the possible riches associated with an affordable 3D printer.
The Helical Model – vortex solar system animation Forget the old heliocentric model – our solar system is a vortex! The old Newtonion/Copernican Heliocentric model of our solar system is an unproven theory. A bright fellow named Dr. Pallathadka Keshava Bhat came up with quite a different way to think of our Solar System. There are a couple of reasons why I think this model could just be right. A Room with a View: Cafe Aura in Japan Older A Room with a View: Cafe Aura in Japan by Izabella Simmons Issue 62 · Japonesque · March 7, 2013 Newer DIY Pallet Swing Bed Oh the endless things you can do with pallets! A swing bed has been on my “Mike To-Make List” for some time (oh how long that list is! ). And we’ve had some pallets sitting in the yard just waiting for a good DIY project.
75 Essential Small Business Resources From 2010 Want to take your small business to the next level? Or maybe start your own business? We've researched dozens of ways for you to do just that by leveraging social media and technology. 3D-printed toothbrush ‘perfectly’ cleans your teeth in just six seconds No, it isn’t the misshapen genitalia of the eponymous creature from the Alien movies: It’s a 3D-printed toothbrush that promises to give you “perfectly clean teeth” in just six seconds, with optimum plaque removal and protection of gums. Called the Blizzident, it is essentially a custom-made toothbrush that’s perfectly formed to the shape of your teeth. You go to your dentist, get a 3D scan of your mouth, and then upload the model to the Blizzident website. The company uses a 3D printer to create an inverse mold of your mouth, and then attaches “soft, ultrafine bristles” to the mold to turn it into a toothbrush. (See: What is 3D printing?) To brush your teeth, you apparently just insert the Blizzident and then bite and grind your teeth 15 times — which takes roughly six seconds.
Scientists Search for Saturn's Northern Lights Astronomers using an observatory in Hawaii kicked off a month-long campaign to study the northern lights on Saturn study Sunday (April 21) in a live webcast from Hawaii's iconic Keck Observatory. During a three-hour webcast, scientists discussed everything from the ringed planet's atmosphere to new discoveries made about the gas giant in the last year. While speaking with the public via social media, the researchers also used the Keck Observatory to observe auroras on Saturn to understand how the mysterious phenomenon works. The scientists weren't able to show live-video of the observations, but they did review some major Saturn discoveries during the webcast. "Up until now, it's like we have been looking at the aurora in black and white — and now we're trying to look in color," Tom Stallard, an astronomer at the University of Leicester who participated in the observations yesterday, said in a statement.
Old World Grandeur in Downtown LA: Remodelista Older Old World Grandeur in Downtown LA by Sarah Lonsdale Issue 72 · The Gold Coast · May 13, 2013 Newer No-Sew Fleece Octopus Tutorial - While She Naps I picked up this craft booklet, circa 1966, a few months ago at a church rummage sale and got inspired to update one of its projects. The yarn octopus has long been a classic toy to make for children, and I've transformed it into an even easier, and perhaps more cuddly, no-sew fleece octopus! According to my 8-year-old, her fleece octopus is "the cutest thing ever." You'll need: -16" x 16" piece of fleece -styrofoam ball 3" in diameter
Practical Social Media Tips for 2011 : MarketingProfs Articles With the end of the year comes the compulsion to synthesize what we've learned about the ebb and flow of social media in 2010. Toward that end, John Antonios, writing at the Social Media & Personal Branding blog, has made a list of 100 social media tips to ponder for 2011. Some of the tips "might sound generic and applicable beyond the scope of social media," Antonios acknowledges, "but that's exactly the point. NASA develops 3D printing factory in space News: NASA is developing an orbiting factory that will use 3D printing and robots to fabricate giant structures such as antennas and solar arrays of up to a kilometre in length, as part of its ongoing search for extra-terrestrial life. The US space agency this week announced it was awarding technology firm Tethers Unlimited Inc (TUI) a $500,000 contract to develop the facility. The NASA funding - a second-phase contract that follows an initial contract issued earlier this year - will allow TUI to continue work on its SpiderFab technology, which allows large-scale spacecraft components to be built in space, avoiding the expense of building the components on earth and transporting them into space using rockets. “On-orbit fabrication allows the material for these critical components to be launched in a very compact and durable form, such as spools of fiber or blocks of polymer, so they can fit into a smaller, less expensive launch vehicle.” Said TUI CEO and chief scientist Dr Rob Hoyt.
The New Universe and the Human Future Nancy Ellen Abrams is the co-author, with world-renowned cosmologist Joel R. Primack, of The View from the Center of the Universe: Discovering Our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos (Penguin/Riverhead, 2006) and The New Universe and the Human Future: How a Shared Cosmology Could Transform the World (Yale University Press, 2011). She has a B.A. in the history and philosophy of science from the University of Chicago, a law degree from the University of Michigan, and a diploma in Mexican law and international trade from the Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City, and she was a Fulbright Scholar and a Woodrow Wilson Designate. Nancy has had a long-term interest in the role of science in shaping a new politics. She has worked in this area for an international law firm, a European environmental think tank, the Ford Foundation, and the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress.