Monthly Archives: December 2006

7 High-Tech Watches You Can’t Buy

TechEBlog has compiled a list of seven high-tech watches you can’t buy, at least anytime soon. It’s strange, the chunkiness that makes the ‘PC Watch’ look awkward doesn’t look so bad on the ‘iPod watch’…

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Al Gore Should Distribute “An Inconvenient Truth” via BitTorrent

This is an interesting story about a letter written to Al Gore urging him to follow in the footsteps of the people behind the movie “The Corporation,” and offer an official BitTorrent version of “An Inconvenient Truth.” That way the movie and message would reach a much larger audience. Makes sense to me, and I’ll be it will make sense to Al and the movie company.

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POV Shuttle Booster Free Fall From Space

As an avid follower of space exploration I love seeing this video path from orbit to the Indian Ocean. It starts with the solid rocket booster separating from the Space Shuttle Atlantis. It is filmed with a camera mounted on the booster itself, so you can follow the hypnotic free-fall from from space to the ocean. Very cool, very creative.

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50 Things We Now Know (That We Didn’t Know This Time Last Year) 2006 Version

From JEFF HOUCK at The Tampa Tribune  Published: Dec 26, 2006

You know how it is.

You go through life thinking you’ve got your head wrapped around the world and all of its knowable information.

Then one day you read that since 2005, scientists have discovered more than 50 new species of animals and plants on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo. These new members of the List of Animals We Previously Didn’t Have a Clue About include a catfish with protruding teeth and suction cups on its belly that help it stick to rocks. Continue reading

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Great Catalog of Optical Illusions

This is a pretty cool site showing various optical illusions. It does a pretty good job of both demonstating the illusions while telling their history as well as showing why they occur. There are 67 illusions along with dozens of variations. I enjoy the fact that someone has gone to the trouble of putting all of these in one place. Although I agree with one comment on digg about needing some tylenol after viewing too many of them. And of course, this is another case of someone having LOTS of time on their hands, but worth checking out.

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Creativity with Drag and Drop

This is a really great execution. Masayuki Kido is a Japanese web designer and clearly an artist. Some of this site is just beautiful and the motion effects seem right on. Click around and have some fun. Pretty cool.

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See-through Ring Faucet

Yes I know, it’s a faucet. ring_faucet.jpgBut shouldn’t we have creative things in our daily lives too? This unique faucet visually frames flowing water in a circular fashion, giving you a full view of the water just as it falls over the edge.The opening orifice at the spout end lets in natural light which illuminates the flowing water for a striking view. But what’s the water pressure?

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