Monday, December 22, 2008

Best Photos of 2008

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 reuters3_science_461 TIME Pictures of the Year 2008

MSNBC 2008 Year in Pictures

Natures Best Photography 2008 Award

Best Photos of 2008 by Agency France Press

Reuters Best Pictures of the Year 2008

Associate Press Best of 2008

Best Pictures of Microscopic Life, 2008

Best Science Images of 2008

LA Times: Best of 2008

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Homemade Cristmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations and Gifts Kids Can Make

Fun Christmas decorations that your kids can make for your home or to give to family and friends.

How to make Christmas ornaments

How to Make Christmas Ornaments From Pine Cones

Make a Christmas ornament from a pine cone by wrapping the top with wire, applying hot glue to the edges and sprinkling glitter over the entire thing for a winter effect.

How to Make an Angel Christmas Ornament

To make an angel Christmas ornament, use pre-made wings or simply white feathers as a base, glue a looped pipe cleaner down as the halo and then attach a body and head out of colored poms. Create an angel ornament, using another ornament as the body, with instructions from an experienced craftswoman in this free video on Christmas crafts

How to Make Christmas Candy Wreaths

Making a Christmas candy wreath requires arranging red and green peppermints in a circle, gluing them together and then attaching a ribbon bow to the top. Create a wreath out of candy, attaching them to a paper plate for extra support, with instructions from an experienced craftswoman in this free video

How to Create a Warm & Inviting Entryway for Christmas : How to Use Christmas Decorations to Create a Warm Entryway

Monday, November 3, 2008

Slow-Motion Videos

High-Speed Camera of a Bullet


Car Explosion

Drop in Slow Motion

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Husqvarna's Automower Solar Hybrid

Automower_Solar_Hybrid_ Husqvarna’s Automower Solar Powered Automower is the world's first fully automatic lawn mower that is partly powered by the sun light. The Automower uses considerably less energy than any conventional mower. That's because in addition to a charging station, it comes with a large integrated solar panel. When there is daylight available, the solar cells enable the mower to extend its cutting periods before it needs recharging. That means a cut lawn in a shorter time, even lower power consumption and an extended battery life. So now it takes even less energy to mow the lawn. Suitable for lawns up to 2,100 square metres, depending on light conditions.


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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Free Wallpapers: Patterns in Nature

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Rainbow Over Baobab Tree  |   Fresh Cherries

Friday, October 10, 2008

World's smallest gadgets

Worlds Smallest Bluetooth Headset - ARGARD M10 Titanium Bluetooth Headset

21TYkBVLBzL__SL500_AA200_The ARGARD M10 is an ultra small bluetooth headset designed for thoses who choose only extreme devices.

- Light, small, cutting edge design
- In-ear Design, fits completely inear.
- comes with extra earpieces (larger andsmaller sizes) for perfect fit.
- Design to be wearable on the left orright ear
- Easy to use: only 3 buttons and one clearindicator light
- Battery will last all day long

- Weigh: 5 grams
- Size: 23 mm x 22 mm x 31.5 mm
- Talk time: up to 3 hours
- Standby time: up to 100 hours
- Bluetooth version: 1.2 class 2

Zrad Smallest and Lightest Gum Shaped Camera Recorder High Resolution 640*480, 2gb


Zrad Smallest and Lightest Gum Shaped Camera Recorder

* Resolution: 640*480
* Memory: Built-in 2GB
* Lens: 1/4" CMOS
* Video format: 3GP
* Video recording speed: 20MB-35MB per minute
* Video recording mode: continuous recording till the memory card is full of storage or stop recording
* Battery: Built-in Lithium battery
* Power supply: Li-on rechargeable battery, charge by USB bus.
* Recording time: 4~6hours
* Charging time: 2~3hours
* Dimension:73*20*11mm
* Weight: 18g

Instapark Wireless Hidden Pinhole Spy Camera Nanny Cam with Microphone

21Pr7GKzR0L__SL500_AA160_  A Complete Wireless Spy Camera Kit System are included: Wireless color pinhole camera Camera metal bracket Stand for easy installation Camera Signal Receiver DC + 12V/500mA power adapter for receiver DC + 8V/200mA power adapter for camera AV Cable Battery Clip Connector Receiver antenna Manual
This New Model 2007 High Power Wireless Pinhole Surveillence Color Camera that can provides up to 500ft range and better picture quality. All cables & adapters are included so it can be easily installed in a few minutes to your tv, vcr or computer that has tv tuner or capture card.

Smallest and Slimmest DVD Player

41TkkSEbbdL__AA280_ CinePlayer PDP100, the smallest and slimmest DVD player on earth, is merely 18 mm height with state-of-the-art design. This stylish CinePlayer is not only easily portable but also user friendly with slot-in loading type, which provides the perfect stability and silence.

Technical Details:
- Dimensions: 16.3 x 15 x 1.8 ca, 280g weight
- Supports DivX, MPEG4 , MP3 and Jepg format
- UK/US/AU/EU 4 Types adapter cords included
- YPbPr and SPDIF (optical) supported

PQI 8GB Intelligent Stick USB Flash Drive i810 Plus. Smallest USB flash drive in the world, waterproof and dust-proof characteristics

315c0jMYyHL__SL500_AA280_ The Intelligent Stick mini is a PQI patented technology. It combines characteristics of a flash card and a USB flash drive. It does not need a card reader to read from or write to thus making it the perfect storage medium for all types of digital devices. PQI's Intelligent Stick consumes minimum power and its mini dimension makes it easy to store. For added value, it also comes with data security, my favorite and PC lock applications.
Main Features Overview
1. Ultra transfer rate: Read up to 27MB/sec
2. PQI s patented Intelligent Stick interface USB 2.0 compatible
3. Multimedia or Data Storage
4. Hot swappable, USB Plug & Play compatible
5. Low power consumption
6. Its small size marking it easy to carry and store
7. Cell phone decoration, easy to carry.
8. Useful utility software down load available.
9. Support Windows Vista Ready Boost

KingMax 8GB World's Tiniest Super Stick

31BLvl8BpHL__SL500_AA250_ The world's lightest, thinnest and only water-resistant and heat-resistant USB flash drive is now 50% FASTER with Vista Boost Certified!. The Super Stick is convenient enough for consumers to carry anywhere, and its trendy design makes it a great mobile phone strap accessory, necklace or keychain. It can even be stored in a wallet. The Super Stick is so small that it measures and weights about the size of a paper clip. It works with USB 2.0, allowing for the high-speed transfer of documents and data in your day-to-day work. The Super Stick is made to last using a patented packaging technology that is stronger than plastic or aluminum casing. In fact there is no casing; it is built directly into the sealed substrate making it resistant to water, heat and shock, virtually indestructible. Plus no snap-on cap is needed. Hate those bulky flash drives that end up losing or forgetting. Finally an USB flash drive that you can hold onto with no hassle. Revolutionary size and an amazing price make the Super Stick the ultimate buy for a USB flash drive.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Furniture in a Box: home and office collection

I-TRUNK. The pocket office

Trunk in wood and leather, jewelry in nickeled massive brass.
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SOPRANO. Music maestro

The Soprano Music Trunk. Genuinely not sure how to describe this one. It’s a leather covered trunk in which you can store your music CDs or whatever else you fancy, and which contains a full blown B&O stereo system.
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The Pinel Pinel's Movie trunk is a fold out home theatre system. It includes highly acclaimed Bang & Olufsen Beolab 6000 subwoofer, two Beolab 3 speakers, BeoVision 6-26 television, and the DVD1 DVD/CD player. This fold out home theatre system is covered in an assortment of 51 vibrant leathers with nickel plated brass hardware and 3 drawers to store 48 DVD’s.
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Pic Nic Trunk

The Pic Nic Trunk. Rather mythically subtitled "Trunk Of Happiness," this should please anybody out there on a quest for the ultimate picnic hamper. Whilst it may not be the solution to all your problems, it certainly won't hamper a good picnic. Once again, this product is available in a choice of 51 colours and is of wood and leather structure with brass detail. This particular trunk includes "11 drawers in which all the must-have accessories for a champagne picnic has been placed." A compartmentalists dream and surely a must for those in the upper echelons of society who like to shoot, eat and leave.
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Kibako - "The Green Trunk."

The company which provides the option of bespoke crocodile as standard show their nature-loving side once more with the Kibako. Structurally as above, this particular product lets the green fingered folk out there get their trunk on. With two drawers which function as collecting trays, Osram 80w horticultural light and a selection of bonzai maintenance tools, you'll be good to grow in no time.


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Steampunk phone by Arthur Schmitt

victorian steampunk phone This steampunk phone is a conceptual prototype by designer Arthur Schmitt, and it tickles all the right spots from a design standpoint.  It's got a heavy wire cover over the earpiece, gauges, visible screws, a rugged brown scheme, a spinning number-counter — oh, how we could go on. Best of all, it uses punch cards and binary phone numbers to control your phone's features and make calls, so getting someone on the line is charmingly unwieldy. Schmitt designed the Steampunk Phone for European cell provider o2, as part of a study on whether or not non-traditional cell phones could be marketed to more unusual focus groups: in this case, role-playing gamers.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Large Hadron Collider (LHC) wallpapers and photos

Globe of Science and Innovation wallpaper The Globe of Science and Innovation at night. The wooden globe is a structure originally built for Switzerland's national exhibition, Expo'02, and is 40 meters wide, 27 meters tall. This wooden building was given to CERN in 2004 as a gift from the Swiss Confederation to mark 50 years since the Organization's foundation.

Large Hadron Collider CMS Tracker Outer Barrel wallpaper

View of the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) experiment Tracker Outer Barrel (TOB) in the cleaning room. The Compact Muon Solenoid is one of two general-purpose Large Hadron Collider experiments designed to explore the physics of the Terascale, the energy region where physicists believe they will find answers to the central questions at the heart of 21st-century particle physics.

ATLAS Inner Detector wallpaper

The first ATLAS Inner Detector End-Cap after complete insertion within the Liquid Argon Cryostat.



ATLAS Hadronic endcap Liquid Argon CalorimeterAssembly and installation of the ATLAS Hadronic endcap Liquid Argon Calorimeter. The ATLAS detector contains a series of ever-larger concentric cylinders around the central interaction point where the LHC's proton beams collide.


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CERN-Geneva Large Hadron Collider (LHC) wallpapers and photos

All Photos © CERN

More Large Hadron Collider (LHC) wallpapers and photos at CERN Document Server