Space tourism is the next big thing, but the companies are not neglecting the transatlantic flights, given the fact that the famous Concorde is still available. The Lockheed Martin, an “American global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology company” (Wikipedia) is working on a jet engine that is three times faster than the engines found on Concorde. The Lockheed Martin’s engine could reach Mach 6 (ie 7.349 km/h)
Lockheed Martin SR-72: The fastest commercial airplane in the world
Space tourism is the next big thing, but the companies are not neglecting the transatlantic flights, given the fact that the famous Concorde is still available. The Lockheed Martin, an “American global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology company” (Wikipedia) is working on a jet engine that is three times faster than the engines found […]
A short study on Ender’s Shadow vs Ender’s Game
Last week I had the pleasure of watching Ender’s Game movie for the first time. I’m writing for the first time because I plan to buy it on Blu-Ray in order to watch it again. I’ve read the original book 5 years ago and I absolutely loved it. At that time, the general perception about […]
Your computer may not be safe, even if you have an AntiVirus installed
Long gone are the days when your computer security was so easy to achieve just by installing a simple AntiVirus. According to study conducted by Bitdefender, 11% of computers that have an antivirus installed are infected with a virus and the owners have no idea about this fact. Here are cues that can identify a […]
How to remove myself from the Internet
Have you ever tried to remove all those old and unused accounts of you from the Internet? Well, sometimes this might seem an easy job, but in fact it’s not. If you want to erase any trace of you from the Internet, you either have to login on every single service and search in the […]
Graphene ink could lead to flexible gadgets
Ever since 2010, when two scientists from Russia received the Nobel Prize for Physics, everyone is talking about graphene, the amazing material of this millennium. It all started back in 2004, when a group of researchers led by Andre Geim have exfoliated graphite and have discovered an excellent conductor of electricity: graphene. To learn about […]
Tuesday news. US scientists were able to discover a new species on Earth, a cave dweller that resembles the worms from Men in Black. The minuscule crustacean being is called Liropus minusculus, it has only 0.12 inches and it is compared with the common shrimp because of its bone structure.
I’m not yet sure what to believe regarding the following video. At first sight, you may think it’s a video about changing the appearance of a homeless person. But once you get to the end of it, you understand that it represents so much more. It’s a story about the tragedies of war, a story about ignorance and ultimately, it’s a story about our society, about us. For me, the video represents the ups and downs of life. It’s a wonderful tale of bad luck, mistakes and redemption.
The other day, while I was browsing the front page of Reddit, I could not miss the fact that GIF images are still popular. No, let me rephrase that, they are really popular. There is something about that 5 second animation that captures our attention. Someone said that GIFs are a “close read to the small moments” of our life, they are the bridge between the real and artificial, between fact and imagination. GIF images are the reason why services like Tumblr got so popular. A lot of teens are embracing this type of image representation because … well, because words are boring. A 5-10 second GIF can capture the entire essence of a 400 words article, and the impact is the same (or more). But what happens when we get to see GIF in real life? This is Giphoscope: The Analog GIF Player.
Last week I had the pleasure of watching Ender’s Game movie for the first time. I’m writing for the first time because I plan to buy it on Blu-Ray in order to watch it again. I’ve read the original book 5 years ago and I absolutely loved it. At that time, the general perception about it was that the movie adaptation would be pretty difficult to film because of all its complexity. Of course, we could have witnessed a fast-wrapped summer release, but it would have not complimented the book. The fans needed the real deal and they were ready to wait for it. Time passed and the technology finally got where it needed to be in order to make it happen. I loved the movie (although it’s a stripped version of the original story), so I decided to read more books from the Ender Universe. In one week, I managed to read two more books from the EnderVerse. This article is a short study on Ender’s Shadow in comparison with the original story written by Orson Scott Card.
Young computer developers are always motivated to invent new technologies. The folks involved in the Parallella project managed to build an extremely powerful computer that has four more attributes: it’s small, it’s energy efficient, it’s cheap and can be used in parallel computing.
These days, building a supercomputer from pieces available on the market is a trivial operation that can be performed by anyone. Adapteva engineers took things to the next level, creating a small supercomputer that’s really affordable. The company is specialized in the manufacture of scalable multicore processor computer chips. They have created a computer the size of a credit card that can successfully perform tasks reserved normally to supercomputers when it’s connected with other similar computers. The company managed to raise just enough money for the project with the help of fans and gadget enthusiasts found on Kickstarter platform. Supporters of this project donated $900,000 via KickStarter in order to be able to get their hands on this small supercomputer. Adapteva delivered the first Parallella computers this summer and the batch for January 2014 is already sold out on preorders.
So far, the Android OS was installed on 1 billion smartphones and tablets all over the world. According to recent news, we are about to witness its reboot. The new version is called Android 4.4 KitKat and it should be launched few weeks after the release of Apple’s iOS 7. Will the new operating system from Google be better than iOS 7? Here are some of its possible features.
The other day I was cleaning my old room from my mom’s house and I was amazed about how many CDs I found. Sometimes you get lost into job and other businesses that you forget about the good years of your life when you were making mixtape CDs and when the only way to get a game was to buy an original CD with it. Nowadays everything gets digital, we buy music from iTunes without getting the physical CD, we download games from XBox MarketPlace or PlayStation® Store and we download movies from Netflix. There is no reason to point the obvious, even if we were to buy movies from local stores, we would probably get them on BluRay, since classic CD are way to obsolete. So, with these thoughts in mind, I’m going to show you 5 ways to get creative with your old CDs.
One of the main problems in hospitals is to create and maintain a sterile environment that will protect the patients from getting diseases from the contaminated objects around them. These types of infections are called nosocomial infections (urinary and respiratory tract infections, wound infections) and they could become very dangerous to the human body, since they are resistant to antibiotics and natural treatments.
Long gone are the days when your computer security was so easy to achieve just by installing a simple AntiVirus. According to study conducted by Bitdefender, 11% of computers that have an antivirus installed are infected with a virus and the owners have no idea about this fact. Here are cues that can identify a compromised computer.