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Saturday, November 18, 2017

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Happy Moon Day!!!

It was 44 years ago today, July 20, 1969, that one of the biggest accomplishments of mankind happened...it was the day that man first walked on the moon. The astronauts, Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, Jr. became instant worldwide heroes It had only been a short 22 years earlier that the Soviet Union had become the first nation to ever launch an artificial satellite out of the earth’s atmosphere and enter space.

Upon landing at the moon base, “Tranquility Base”, Neil Armstrong announced from the space module “Eagle”, “the Eagle has landed.”... Read More

Among the most enduring achievements of Star Trek is the advanced technology it envisioned, inspiring generations of students to become scientists consumed with creating some of the futuristic devices that became indispensable in the twenty-third century created by Gene Roddenberry. The saga has in some respects become synonymous with innovation as the list of inventions created from all its incarnations have been world changing. It also reinforces the notion that many inventions are already functionally complete in the mind’s eye of the inventor. All that is left is to figure out how... Read More

Have you ever wondered what kind of car wax, owners of of super-cars like Porsche,McLaren, Rolls Royce, Ferrari, Aston Martin, and Lamborghini use to keep their cars looking spanking new? It probably hasn’t crossed your mind, though the story behind “the wax” used by owners of the finest cars in the world is quite a fascinating one.

These cars get their shine from? (a) Turtlewax? No! (b) The “original” paste car-wax that your dad may have used in the good ‘ole days? Wrong. (c) The wax sold at your car dealer for $50 to $60? Sorry, wrong again.

The car wax preferred by... Read More

At times in my marriage, I have dreamed of high tech helmets that my wife and I could wear to communicate, connecting brains, so I could truly understand what my wife thinks, reading her like in science fiction books and movies. These helmets would have been useful, for example, the time my wife became furious after finding I had eaten her donut, the last one. She was pregnant with our first child. Perhaps more than a mind reading device would be required to understand such complexity.But, who hasn't longed to see into the mind of another person? The idea of getting into someone else's brain... Read More

Apple introduces iPhone 5 and new iPod

The all new iPhone 5 has been introduced by Apple CEO, Tim Cook earlier today. The keynote presentation started at 7.00pm, when an optimistic Tim Cook appeared on stage and hundreds of people inside the hall started cheering. "We've got some great things to show you", said Cook. He then introduced Apple marketing guru Phil Schiller for the actual introduction of the "most beautiful device we've ever made", said Schiller. The new iPhone has a 4 inch retina screen and is 18% lighter than the iPhone 4s. It's not an all glass case, but an all metal... Read More

Fire simulators make it possible to save human and economic resources, reducing the risks of field testing

In Italy, Civil Protection and the Forestry Service have begun using a high technology system, based on mathematical models of fire spread in Mediterranean woods context, with tactical and operating functions. The geo-referenced 3-D scenarios are adaptable according to the environment being tested and permits the optimal use of aircraft. Videogame enthusiasts are going crazy for games where they play the role of firefighters and they must fight different kinds of fires,... Read More

Smart is easy to say: for cities to become really smart, it takes investments in research and innovationAt the BAIA conference (Business Association Italy America), attended by Thales Italia and SELEX Elsag, speakers agreed that all the tools are there to rebuild our cities in smart ways, by respecting their specific qualities.The growing use of ICT technologies in sectors such as transport, energy management, health and environmental monitoring will lead to the development of a new model of sustainable city, in which citizens will have access to improved services, thanks to sensors distributed... Read More

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