Impressive Boats and Yachts Concepts

Volitan by Designnobis Studio
This boat has a name that means “flying fish”. The design is very futuristic, the boat is eco-friendly, functioning on wind power and solar energy. The flapping-of-wings add stability to the structure in high-winds of the boat and host the solar panels as well
Corvette Stingray Inspired Boat Design by Bo Zolland
You will think this boat comes directly from a SF movie. They say it is inspired from 1963 Corvette Stingray classic car. I think Batman is looking for his boat. He wants it back!

SENTORI 58R by Christian Gumpold & Christopher Gloning

This is a yacht that reflects opulence and style; but regrettably this is still a concept! SENTORI 58R yacht is a driven project drawn by 2 postgraduates who prognosticated to establish a prototype by Feb 2009. Since we have not heard a word on the amazing project. My guess is that the yacht's prototype is still in production. The specifications envisioned sounded too good to be true. Everybody is hoping they'll pull this luxury project off. 

Oculus by E. Kevin Schopfer 
The Titanic of  21 Century! You will notice the luxurious and futuristic design of the yacht. Designed to accommodate 12 guests in extraordinary comfort and style. If luxury yachts would have a king, well.. this is the king of all kings. You will love the interior too:

Fast Medical discoveries about cancer

Cancer has become a major cause of death worldwide. This ruthless disease is characterized by abnormal cell proliferation in a normal tissue anatomy within the body. All body organs may be affected, but the most common forms of the disease is breast cancer, cervical cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, skin cancer.

Exhaust gas from diesel engines favors cancer

Exhaust inhalation from diesel engines favourizes the development of new blood vessels that contribute to the development of cancerous tumors. A group of researchers from Ohio University, U.S., reached this conclusion after a scientific study done on laboratory mice.

A relatively small amount of inhaled diesel particles can easily penetrate the body and can go directly to organs and tissues. This study wanted to reconstitute the conditions in which a person would inhale the particles in an urban environment with traffic.

After two weeks of exposure to diesel emanations for six hours a day, five days a week, the mice have developed new blood vessels and had chemical changes in the body, such as slowing the production of an enzyme able to delay the development process cancerous tumors.

The final result of the study were: exposure to diesel engines' exhaust gases for a period of two months can turn a healthy tissue into one potential carcinogen.

Cannabis can help fighting prostate cancer

Cannabis herb contains chemicals contained that may prevent prostate cancer cells to promote proliferation. This is a new discovery by a team of Spanish scientists, published in "British Journal of Cancer.

Cancer cells grown in the laboratory were blocked by CANNABINOIDS (chemicals in the cannabis plant) have helped to reduce tumor size in mice. According to researchers, the substance is blocking receptors on the surface of cancerous tissue, which prevents division and growth of cancer cells. This discovery could be useful for prostate cancer types that does not answer to hormonal treatments.

Researchers said that more should be expected until the first clinical tests. Patients should not smoke cannabis in the hope that it will heal because the use of this drug can have side effects.

Chemicals found in everyday products can cause cancer

Researchers from the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) of France warns about synthesis chemical bisphenol A. Bisphenol A is a component present in daily use plastic objects: packaging, cosmetic bottles, medical equipment, plastic toys, materials used in dentistry, inside boxes of beer.

The substance bisphenol A has a structure similar to the one of substance diethyl-stilbestrol, a chemical component which causes genital birth defects, cancer, diabetes, infertility, pregnancy problems, etc...

Anaesthetic Mavericks part 1-6

It is known that animals test or lab experiments have their limits and it comes a moment when every scientists/medic wants to test in on the next level: humans.

Michael Mosley is an award-winning journalist and former doctor. In this BBC series he tries to expos the curious, gruesome and sometimes fatal ways in which scientists have transformed medical knowledge regarding anaesthetics by using themselves as guinea pigs. Enjoy the full episode (part1-part6). Via

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Thermal imaging camera used to determine home's wasting energy

A council has spent £30,000 using a spy plane carrying a thermal camera to determine which homes are wasting energy. (File photo)

Thermal imaging cameras are used to create color-coded maps that will help Council officials to find out houses with problems regarding energy waste. Owners found with energy wasting houses will be educated about the environmental damage and the measures they can make.

The airplane took a lot of thermal images of homes and businesses along. Those losing the most heat were showing up as red. If the image was blue it meant that the house had better isolation.
Head of this operation,  Andy Jarvis, said they first target businesses but the next step was inevitable.

'Through those images, a thermal image photograph can be created in which you can pick out individual properties which are losing a lot of heat.We do a lot on domestic energy conservation already and realised it would be useful to see if any of the homes which were particularly hot were properties where people had not insulated their lofts.We were also able to look at very cold properties and think we might have picked up people on low incomes who are not heating their homes because they cannot afford to.'

Every year, 60% per cent of a household's heat is lost through uninsulated walls, lofts and windows, costing the average home £380 a year.

Incredibly Smooth Robotic Arm Controller [VID]

This robotic arm camed from Willow Garage and is pretty awesome. It seems that this robot arm is gravity balanced. It has a very complex mechanics behind it. The capture system has come up with a new teleoperation system for the robot. It seems that this system has many possibilities for fine-grained control of the arm's many degrees of freedom.

They are planning to build 10 of these robots and loan them out for free to research labs/startups/universities. Their business model is basically "let's all work together to advance robotics to the point that we can start making money off it".

I wish them Good Luck!!!

Overclocking Intel's Core i7 Extreme With Liquid Nitrogen

There are a lot of people out there who are very excited when they can use the full potential of a computer. When Intel released the monster 3.33GHz Core i7 975 processor, the Intel 3.2 965 was the highest performing desktop CPU on the market. The Core i7 975 brought with it the new D0 stepping which brought slightly cooler temperatures, tightened up memory timings and lowered operating voltage requirements . But that was not enough! The enthusiasts also noticed another plus of the new CPU: higher overclocking capability.

Intel's Extreme Edition processors are designed and sold to a very small segment of the market because it just don't make much sense for everyday use. People who buy Intel's Core i7 tend to push their hardware a lot harder than we do. These are the kind of people that usually spend more time overclocking and tweaking the system rather than operating it. The 975 features small speed bump at its stock settings. Let's not forget about the unlocked multiplier which provides coveted flexibility to overclockers as they push core speeds to new heights.

The team that overclocked the CPU decided to leave the safe confines of air cooling and enter the precarious world of sub-zero chilling. Liquid nitrogen, or LN2, is commonly used as a coolant within the overclocking scene and can reach much lower temperatures than air, water, or the phase change cooling you may be accustomed to.

While we are used to seeing processors operate in air-cooled settings of around 40'C, the use of LN2 will allow us to push clock speeds all the way down in the -80'C range in order to unlock the overclocking capabilities of both the motherboard and CPU. We paired a Core i7 975 processor with the EVGA X58 Classified motherboard to find out just how far we can go with the X58 platform and Intel's current flagship CPU.

Check out the final results

Experiment Source: HotHardware

Cell phones and radiation: 10 best and 10 worst

How much radiation does your cell phone emit?

This question is always in my mind when I buy a new phone. That's the reason why I use hands-free devices when I talk to someone.

It's easy to find out the answer to that question thanks to the Environmental Working Group's new online guide to cell phone emissions. They ranked over 1,000 different cell phones according to radiation levels. So, here is the list:

10 best phones (lowest radiation)

  1. Samsung Impression (SGH-a877)
  2. Motorola RAZR V8
  3. Samsung SGH-t229
  4. Samsung Rugby (SGH-a837)
  5. Samsung Propel Pro (SGH-i627)
  6. Samsung Gravity (SGH-t459)
  7. T-Mobile Sidekick
  8. LG Xenon (GR500)
  9. Motorola Karma QA1
  10. Sanyo Katana II

10 worst phones (highest radiation)

  1. Motorola MOTO VU204
  2. T-Mobile myTouch 3G
  3. Kyocera Jax S1300
  4. Blackberry Curve 8330
  5. Motorola W385
  6. T-Mobile Shadow
  7. Motorola C290
  8. Motorola i335
  9. Motorola MOTO VE240
  10. Blackberry Bold 9000
If you find your phone in the second list (highest radiation phones) you should really change it.

Here are some tips adapted from EWG's guide to reducing cell phone radiation exposure:

  • Use speakerphone or a headset if your conversation last longer. It's not sure if it's safer to go with a wired or wireless headset, but headsets emit less radiation than cell phones, that's for sure.

  • If you can, text messages instead of talking. Phones use less power and therefore emit less radiation to send text than voice. It also keeps radiation away from your head, and that's a good thing.

  • If you have a poor signal try not to use the phone too much. In fact, try not to use it at all. Your device will emit more radiation to get the signal to the tower when there are fewer signal bars on your phone.

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Project Orick - multi-PC remote management live test

I'm not really sure what Project Orick Is. In this video you can see two engineers experiment with a tool in the form of a glove that literally allows them to do magic. Stunning video with serious implications for system administrators.

Diabetes Blood Glucose Monitoring System - Bayer's CONTOUR

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* 0.6 blood sample size, alternative site testing, palm or forearm
* 480 test result memory with 14 day average

This device is specially design for diabetic persons. There is a variety of glucometers on the market, but this one is easiest to use right out of the box. It requires a pindrop sample and gives an accurate result in only 5 seconds.

The display is large and easy to read. It comes with a carrying case to hold the meter, a lancet, and a vial of test strips. You don't even have to take the meter out of the case to use it. Just unzip the case and pop in a test strip!

Price: $9.25 via Amazon

5 Most Outrageous Insurance Frauds

5. John Stonehouse – the master of cheesy staged suicides


The British Labor politician had teeth like no other. It seems like they never made contact with toothbrush John Stonehouse did what any man with debts and a whining wife would do. He staged his suicide and fled to Australia to start a new life with his mistress. The suicide was especially dramatic as he left nothing but his clothes on a beach to make it seem like drowning. Stonehouse was later arrested and convicted of insurance fraud.

4. Carla Patterson – The dead mouse in soup incident

Cracker Barrel has received one complaint from customers on behalf of Carly Patterson. She found a dead mouse in her soup, and accused the restaurant on a flagrant violation of health regulations. This is for U.S. $ 500,000 in insurance money from the restaurant. But when mice showed that he had no soup in the lungs and it was boiled. Patterson left their claims and received a year in prison.

3. Ronald Evano – The glass eater


Ronald Evano lived in Boston. He ate glass in order to convince his insurance company to pay him. He said he found the glass in the restaurant's food. Insurance companies didn't buy it and the man was prisoned for 62 months . Next time, maybe he should try a simpler trick.

2. John Darwin - “I think I’m a missing person”

In 2000, John Darwin went missing during a canoeing trip. Assumed deceased by the police Darwin’s life insurance was collected by his wife and life went on to see another day. Five years later a man showed up at a London police station claiming he had amnesia and under the belief of being a filed missing person. As it turned out this man was no other than John Darwin, who after half a decade hiding in Panama could no longer fight his longing for good ‘ol England.

Darwin had thus faked his own death, together with the misses, so that she could collect John’s quite wealthy life insurance. They had not told anybody, not even their children who genuinely thought their father was dead. A well planned life insurance scheme, unveiled only by a photo of the couple in Panama after Darwin’s disappearance.

In 2000, John Darwin disappeared during a boating trip. Assumed dead by the police, Darwin's life insurance was collected by his wife and life has continued to see another day. After 5 years, a man showed up at a police station in London claiming amnesia. Guess who that was. None other than John Darwin, who, after half a decade hiding in Panama, he could not fight against his desire for good ol 'England.

Darwin had staged his own death along with the wife. They have not told anyone, not even their children who truly believe that their father was dead. The whole con was very planned, since the only proof was a photo of the couple in Panama, after the disappearance of Darwin.

1. Antoinette Millard – The Saudi Princess from Manhattan

No doubt suffering from poor psychological health, Manhattan girl and investment banker Lisa Walker one day decided to take on the fake and fictive identity of Antoinette Millard – a Saudi princess who had converted to Judaism. In addition to intense mingling with the New York social elite, Millard also tried to convince here insurance company that she had been mugged on jewelry worth $262,000. Princess Millard became such a social phenomenon in New York that even magazine New York Social Diary mentioned the princess.

When the insurance company finally filed the princess’ insurance claim as insurance fraud, Millard confessed her elaborate scheme, blaming it on anything from 9/11 to her rough childhood.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembered

The destruction of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were remembered at a memorial ceremony at the United Nations Vienna headquarters where calls were renewed to curb nuclear proliferation and bring about an end to atomic weapons. The event was organized by the United Nations Information Service Vienna and the Vienna NGO Committee on Peace.
Reporting Kirstie Hansen, Camera Petr Pavlicek, Editing Al Sinoy.

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Artificial Skin Manufactured In Fully Automated Process

Skin from a factory – this has long been the dream of pharmacologists, chemists and doctors. Research has an urgent need for large quantities of ‘skin models’, which can be used to determine if products such as creams and soaps, cleaning agents, medicines and adhesive bandages are compatible with skin, or if they instead will lead to irritation or allergic reactions for the consumer. Such test results are seen as more meaningful than those from animal experiments, and can even make such experiments largely superfluous.

source: ScienceDaily