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Using Net Vibes Dashboard to Monitor Trending Topics/Keywords

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Worlds Largest Photograph: Dubai in 45 gigapixels

Source: cnet

Dubai has one-upped Paris’ 26 gigapixel picture with a 45 gigapixel photo of their skyline. Now the city can claim among other things, the largest photo-¬† which captures the tallest building… go figure.

Cyber Threats Increasing

No April Fools joke.

The other day President Obama’s twitter account got hacked which just goes to show you how privacy is fading away, or at least getting more expensive. I saw the video below on 60 minutes a while back and meant to do a post on it but never got around to it. Where gonna see these type of incidents more and more. Some of you might already heard about google getting hacked in China.

part 1

part 2

Micheal Pritchard Turns Filthy Water into Drinkable Water

Running Barefoot – A New Era of Exercise?

I saw this interesting discussion on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart last month about how Running Shoes are actually counterproductive because humans were really meant to run barefoot. This guy Christopher McDougal went to a remote cave in Mexico where he saw a tribe called the Tarahumara Indians who run hundreds of miles non stop- in sandals.

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This is the Vibram Five Fingers , a shoe designed to mimic running barefoot while still protecting your foot bottom.

Below is a short clip about the Tarahumara. The end shows them running. Read the rest of this entry »

What Does A Drop of Water Look Like When Slowed Down?

You’ll be suprised.


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Kamal Meattle : How to Grow Your Own Fresh Air [TED]

Kamal Meattle shows how having 3 specific types of plants in your living space can greatly increase oxygen levels, hence your overall health and productivity. @ 1:56 Kamal also claims  that if you lived in a bottle these plants would produce all the air you need.

The Three Plants are:

  • The Areca Palm
  • Mother-in-Law’s Tongue
  • The Money Plant

Kamal Meattle three plants