Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
2. Glass of Champagne on the Lincoln Memorial - Remember the scene in Wedding Crashers where they end their night on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial drinking champagne....well I do. I would like to have a little bubbly there as well.
3. Margaritas at Lauriol Plaza - This DC restaurant gives me memories of being an intern in DC. Margaritas, Sangria and good Mexican food.
4. Run around the mall - I do this now but recently I've been so busy, I need to do this and take it in during the early morning.
5. Drinks out - W hotel, the view is just so wonderful at this hotel! Drinks at the Gibson, outdoors.
6. Cupcake tour of DC - Georgetown Cupcake, Baked and Wired, Hello Cupcake. I think I need to have a bite of each before I leave.
7. Happy hour wine tasting - Zola wine bar and kitchen has wine tastings through out the week. I have been saying I was going to take advantage and go. I should realllllly do this soon.
8. Shopping in Georgetown - no explanation needed.
9. Washington Monument - I have never been to the top of the monument.
10. Tour of the White House - please? Can somebody arrange this?
I will miss DC. Thanks for being a good home for me.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
This camera looks like a professional DSLR camera. Offers up to 20x optical zoom capability indeed appear tough and exciting. Moreover this is the SX1 IS first PowerShot cameras with CMOS sensors and full-HD movie mode that can record 1080p clips and an HDMI output. Held with 10 Megapixel resolution, and enhancements SX1 IS also snapped off a picture and stored at-RAW format and have the LCD Screen 2.8-inch flip-out. Another feature is optical image stabilization, motion detection, face detection and red-eye correction and a lot of features for a beginner again. PowerShot SX1 IS will also attend the upcoming April month with bandrol EUR 600 or about USD. 7.2 million
In the near future, possibly in the summer, Hyundai will distribute watches MB-910 cell phone in the UK. Although these watches look more traditional than its competitors, the LG Touch phone, but more affordable with prices in the range of 200 ponsterling. Mobile phone weighing 60 grams will be equipped with TFT display touch technology, audio and video player, tri-band, Bluetooth, text messaging and e-mail. May seem excessive for a wristwatch, but with three hours of talk time and standby time of 70 hours a day would not be enough to enjoy it.
For more details, you can view the official website of Hyundai Mobile in www.hyundaimobile.co.uk.
MIT says that engineers-engineers have been using the existing battery material and change it to make a "beltway" that allows transfer of electrical energy very quickly.
This technology can also be applied to mobile batteries quickly filled, but the time required depends on the electric grid from the user.
This new technology, together with lithium batteries, rechargeable commonly used, will be available in the market in two or three years into the future.
Although lithium batteries have greater energy density, but slow to charge and discharge process. MIT says that the lithium ions in the material will move faster when closer to the tunnel, whereas those near the tunnel is blocked.
Besarta MIT Professor of MIT students solve this problem by creating a new surface structure which allows the lithium ions move outside of the material so that when it reaches the tunnel ions will be diverted into it. This is necessary because the key to faster charge process is to make the ions move through a tunnel that can be accessed via the surface of the material.
Besides making a charge and discharge process will be happening in just 10-20 seconds, this technology also allows the reduction of the size and weight because the material is more durable.
Washington: It is conceivable that one day to charge the battery or the HP iPod just by moving the hand-movement or pick it up while walking the streets. Yes, it might just happen. Because according to news circulating out there in a minute that it can be realized in real life. Just wait!
The experts are considering the use of technology that can convert mechanical energy (motion) derived from body movement, or movement of blood flow in the body into electrical energy (electricity), which harness the vast range of electronic devices without using the battery.
This research may have a major impact on defense technology, environmental monitoring, biomedical science and personal electronics, such as what has been said by the Leadership Research Zhong Lin Wang from Georgia Institute of Technology.
In fact, "the latest Nanogerator could have many applications, and there is a way to run electronic devices commonly used by the military when troops are far away on the battlefield."
According to the researchers, collecting energy from the environment is to change the low-frequency vibrations, such as body movements, heart rate or wind, into the form of electrical energy using Zinc Oxide (ZnO) nanowires that can conduct electricity well.
ZnO nanowires are piezoelectric-wire that produces an electric current as it moved hard. The diameter and length of wire size 1 / 5, 000th and 1/25th, which means the size of the diameter of human hair.
In the production of energy originating motion, the researchers conclude that it is the most effective way to develop a method that works on a low frequency and flexibility based on the material elements.
ZnO nanowires combined with any of these ways. At the same time, the researchers said a significant advantage of this technology is that the nanowires can be grown easily in a variety of surfaces, and nanogenerator will work in air or liquids. Type of surface that could make them grow nanowires of metal, ceramic, polymer, clothing and tents. "Simply put, this technology could be used to produce energy in any condition as long as there is movement. Nanogenerator be especially important when in travel demand, where they are far away from sources of energy and need to use a sensor or communication device. "Said Mr. Quin. Wang. This research was conducted at the American Chemical Society's meeting.
Snakebot can slip through narrow places, swimming in lakes, plants, and even glide through the air. Mechanics will not be immediately double sliding, but thanks to rapid technological in climbing ability, Snakebot may soon overcome some dangerous jobs.
Equation: Animals reptiles with additional artificial intelligence with the same snakebot that can keep people from dangerous places.
From Virginia Tech University, Dennis Hong and Gabriel Goldman said their robot, named the Hydras, which can be quickly rolled up and down along the piers and columns, which are designed to inspect bridges, construction sites and high-rise buildings, the tasks injuring more than 1000 people per year.
Combination of innovative design engineers make the Hydras become an ideal climber. More than that, can snakebots rocking long on a series of connected metal and rubber module - back and forth, good joints that move up and down or side to side. Hydras that combines the two movements at each joint, so the tight grip when climbing.
Goldman says that he can easily equip Hydras with ultrasound scanners and cameras, so it can inspect bridges and buildings from possible cracks or damage. But now, Snakebot still in the lab. "We want to make it more flexible, so that these robots can only wrap around the pole and then leave."
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Several times the research has been conducted at Pompeu Fabra University, which eventually resulted multitouch Reactable Table is a tool that is able to combine electronic music of various types of touch and express the special sounds. This tool is not the first time introduced, but not too similar with similar tools, these tools focus as an instrument. To facilitate users, this means using some kind of rubber ball that each of the rubber ball has a different effect Pasa systems, and rubber balls that can interact with each other when they are in close proximity when the touch on the apparatus. Unfortunately, not yet explained how the price of this electronic musical instrument. Maybe this is the next generation of the turn table that is used by the DJ, but different because here do not use vinyl at all.