beyonce CHIME FOR CHANGE and Global Citizen are proud to announce a long-term partnership to build a global campaign that will create change for girls and women around the world. Global Citizen’s community of people wants to learn about the critical issues facing women, and to take action in support of them. Gender equality is fundamental to Global Citizen’s long-term objective of ending extreme poverty by 2030. Women account for half of the world’s population, but three-fifths of those in extreme poverty. Women also perform two-thirds of the world’s working hours, yet earn only ten per cent of the world’s income, and own less than one per cent of the world’s property.
Luxim Plasma Light Bulb Kicks Some Serious LED Butt See also: Illumitex Wants to Make Your Lightbulbs Square (and More Efficient) At 140 lumens/watt, these pill-sized plasma light bulbs by Luxim are a pretty awesome contender for "light of the future". They are almost 10 times more efficient than traditional incandescent light bulbs, twice as efficient as current high-end LEDs, and they also beat CFLs, most of which are around 50-80 lumens/watt. Only the prototype 300 lumens/watt nanocrystal-coated LEDs can hold a candle to them. Natural Area Code The Natural Area Code (or Universal Address) is a proprietary geocode system for identifying an area anywhere on the Earth, or a volume of space anywhere around the Earth. The use of thirty alphanumeric characters instead of only ten digits makes a NAC shorter than its numerical latitude/longitude equivalent. §Two-dimensional system Instead of numerical longitudes and latitudes, a grid with 30 rows and 30 columns - each cell denoted by the numbers 0-9 and the twenty consonants of the Latin alphabet - is laid over the flattened globe. A NAC cell (or block) can be subdivided repeatedly into smaller NAC grids to yield an arbitrarily small area, subject to the ±1 m limitations of the World Geodetic System (WGS) data of 1984. A NAC represents an area on the earth—the longer the NAC, the smaller the area (and thereby, location) represented.
Introducing the newest member of our family, the YouTube Kids app Like most parents, I love helping my kids learn more about something they're interested in. For example, right now, I spend a lot of time on YouTube with my 3-year-old son, who loves watching videos of car washes, Super Simple Songs, and about the universe. We’re not the only ones: Families worldwide are watching millions of videos on YouTube. And lately, those of us at YouTube have been working on a new way for our kids—and yours—to discover and explore videos on every topic in, well, the universe. Today, we’re introducing the YouTube Kids app, the first Google product built from the ground up with little ones in mind.
“Tim and Eric” directed this lightbulb ad for GE, starring Jeff Goldblum, and it's awesome This commercial for GE Link Light Bulbs starring Jeff Goldblum was directed by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, bizarro-discomfort comedy performers and directors best known for the Cartoon Network Adult Swim programs “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!,” “Check it Out With Dr. Steve Brule,” and “Tom Goes to the Mayor.” Tim and Eric and Dr. Steve Brule are currently on a sold-out US tour. Cree Jumps Into the LED Lighting Controls Market Cree, the North Carolina-based producer of LED lighting systems, continues its steady pace of announcements. After beating analyst expectations for revenue in the fourth quarter of 2013 and becoming a lead business partner in President Obama's new manufacturing hub at North Carolina State University, the company is now moving aggressively into lighting controls for commercial office buildings. Cree has developed a new wireless platform called SmartCast, which will be embedded into its LED luminaires and will feature occupancy controls and ambient light sensors for dimming.
Working with Math First things first. Before starting this section you should: Math operations. How journalists use Twitter I've tweeted three times in the last 12 days. Three. Yet I'm on Twitter constantly. I have 15 active columns on TweetDeck. At any time I have a dozen Twitter app alerts on my phone. I probably spend more time crawling through Twitter than watching "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle" trailers, and I spend a lot of time watching those.