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Friday, July 24, 2009

Wireless Energy Explained - Coming Soon To A Home Like Yours

In the following video, Eric Giler, chief executive of US firm Witricity explains to a BBC reporter how within approximately 18 months we may see wireless electricity for our everyday household appliances, cell phones, and electric cars. The idea is that electricity can now be safely passed without wires over large distances and thus we will be able to install transmitters in our homes and offices that will feed receivers in our devices and eliminate the need for direct connections to the source.

Source: BBC News

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Small Business Owners Turn To Twitter For Word Of Mouth Marketing

The New York Times has an interesting read regarding the successes of mom and pop type businesses marketing their wares via Twitter. “I would love to say that I just had a really good idea and strategy, but Twitter has been pretty essential to my success,” says San Francisco food vendor Curtis Kimball. While Cynthia Sutton-Stolle, an antique shop owner in Texas says “We don’t even have our Web site done, and we weren’t even trying to start an e-commerce business,” Ms. Sutton-Stolle said. “Twitter has been a real valuable tool because it’s made us national instead of a little-bitty store in a little-bitty town.” She joined Twitter in February of this year...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tour The Moon With Buzz Aldrin And Google Earth

The Google Earth team is launching a lunar exploration tool allowing us to explore the moon much like we can explore good ole mother earth. With Google Earth loaded you simply select "Moon" from the top tool bar as explained in the following video. The tool includes actual NASA planning charts, lunar mission videos, and detail pertaining to the lunar missions in the artifacts folder. Astronaut's Buzz Aldrin and Jack Schmidtt each provide guided tours. Just in time to renew our interest in the space program and coinciding with the 40th anniversary celebrations.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Geekdad Debunks Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories

Brian McLaughlin is Wired's Geekdad, and he also works in the space program... cool huh? So it is his duty to point out to us all of the rebuttals regarding the conspiracy theories surrounding the US space program and in particular the moon landings on this the 40th anniversary of the first landing.
Check out his evidence at the Geekdad blog.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Some Weekend Entertainment

This is a great animated short for your weekend viewing pleasure, keep an eye out for the Darth Vader reference...

Zapping from Aritz Aizpurua on Vimeo.

Thanks to Geeks Are Sexy for the find.