The idea of recycling shipping containers as bespoke pieces of micro-architecture is by no means unique to Tsai Design Studio

 The idea of recycling shipping containers as bespoke pieces of micro-architecture is by no means unique to Tsai Design Studio, but its Safmarine Container Project – real, built, and in use – is no less admirable as a result. The 39-foot (12-meter) long, 538-sq foot (50-sq m) container is living a second life as a classroom for 5-6-year old pupils at the Vissershok School, Cape Town, South Africa.The most radical addition to the container is…

"The idea of recycling shipping containers as bespoke pieces of micro-architecture is by no means unique to Tsai Design Studio"

Microsoft’s process for sharing information about security vulnerabilities in its products

 The guideline, known as “proof-of-concept” code, most likely leaked from one the more than 70 security companies that get advance warnings from the company about major new holes, according to the researcher who found the flaw.Microsoft said it was investigating the disclosure and “will take the necessary actions to protect customers and ensure that confidential information we share is protected pursuant to our contracts and program requirements.”“The details of the proof-of-concept code appear to match…

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Fly Underwater With The Subwing:The Subwing is a device that is towed behind a boat

 We’ve probably all seen scuba divers on television, hitching rides on the backs of manta rays or sea turtles. For those of us who love the ocean, it looks like a near-magical experience, but … you shouldn’t do it. Marine biologists will tell you that it’s simply a form of harassment, which the animals themselves don’t particularly enjoy. So, how can you replicate that “flying underwater” experience? Well, Norwegian inventor Simon Sivertsen would suggest you…

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Dell ditched its previous attempt at cracking the global tablet market

As Apple’s third-generation iPad went on sale on Friday, accompanied by the now traditional scenes of fans queuing round the block , Dell’s chief commercial officer Steve Felice said the tablet market was still wide openDell ditched its previous attempt at cracking the global tablet market, the Streak, last year. It was based on Google’s Android operating system software.Now Dell is planning a fresh assault with the advent of Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating platform,…

"Dell ditched its previous attempt at cracking the global tablet market"

Affordable tablets begin to cut into company’s dominating grip on market : Apple iOS tablets

 Will this be the year that Apple and iOS fall out of favor with the tablet-crazed market? Hardly. This report, put together by the International Data Corporation (IDC), is more so indicative of the massive impact that affordable tablets are beginning to have on the worldwide tablet market. The iPad is still the industry leader, but with the continued proliferation of more-affordable, better-running, Android-based tablets, we’ll likely see more balancing of the market over the…

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The SLT-A57 is somewhat taller than its predecessor, a move that’s said to offer users a more comfortable grip

 Sony’s translucent mirror technology – which directs incoming light to the image sensor and the AF sensor simultaneously – continues to advance with the introduction of the company’s new SLT-A57 digital camera. The new camera trumps the α55 it replaces in a number ways, most notable of which is the 12 images per second continuous shooting with full-time continuous autofocus in Tele-zoom Continuous Advanced Priority AE mode. The new, faster, more powerful image processor that…

"The SLT-A57 is somewhat taller than its predecessor, a move that’s said to offer users a more comfortable grip"

Communication via Neutrino Beams can be Accomplished with Today’s Technology

 Neutrinos have been in the news recently, and although it appears that they probably do not travel faster than light, they still hold court as three of the strangest of the known subatomic particles. Undeterred by these arcane particles, Fermilab scientists have succeeded in communicating with neutrino pulses through 240 meters of rock at a rate of 0.1 bits per second. Although only capable of sending one alphanumeric character every minute, this is still an…

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The cyborg snail with a biofuel cell implant that generates electrical power from glucose and oxygen in the snail’s blood

 Earlier this year we reported that researchers had implanted a cockroach with an enzyme-based biofuel cell that could potentially be used to power various sensors, recording devices, or electronics used to control an insect cyborg. While it may not be the most dynamic of creatures, a team from Clarkson University has now performed a similar feat with a living snail. The biofuel cell implanted into the snail by a team led by Evgeny Katz, the…

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Vuzix Wrap 920AV video eyewear looks like sunglasses and lets you see the world around you.

 Vuzix has been a pioneer in the world of video eyewear, introducing the virtual reality video visor, the AV310 widescreen experience and now, video glasses that won’t make you look like you’re auditioning for Star Trek. In fact, the new Vuzix Wrap 920AV doesn’t simply combine a 60-inch viewing experience with the look of fashion sunglasses – you can actually see right through the screen into the outside world. Along with the viewing equivalent of…

"Vuzix Wrap 920AV video eyewear looks like sunglasses and lets you see the world around you."

The Dual V6 with smoke lenses:Eyewear sunglasses provide bifocal lenses for reading bike computers

 Electronics have become a ubiquitous part of fitness and recreation. You use a GPS to navigate and track your speed, distance and vertical. You use a heart rate monitor to measure your calories burned and heart rate. You load your iPhone with all kinds of music and apps to power you through. Heck, you may even load your sneakers with electronics.While electronics can enhance your experience, they can also be dangerous if you’re spending time…

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