March 30, 2010
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Ciroc Stars from ashley Brittis on Vimeo.
Not sure what Ciroc Vodka wanted to do with this music video. In my opinion, they shouldn't have placed the product this much. well, less is sometimes more. Still fun to watch.
Labels: Science and Technology
A new generation of contact lenses built with very small circuits and LEDs promises bionic eyesight
(...)Conventional contact lenses are polymers formed in specific shapes to correct faulty vision. To turn such a lens into a functional system, we integrate control circuits, communication circuits, and miniature antennas into the lens using custom-built optoelectronic components. Those components will eventually include hundreds of LEDs, which will form images in front of the eye, such as words, charts, and photographs. Much of the hardware is semitransparent so that wearers can navigate their surroundings without crashing into them or becoming disoriented. In all likelihood, a separate, portable device will relay displayable information to the lens’s control circuit, which will operate the optoelectronics in the lens.
These lenses don’t need to be very complex to be useful. Even a lens with a single pixel could aid people with impaired hearing or be incorporated as an indicator into computer games. With more colors and resolution, the repertoire could be expanded to include displaying text, translating speech into captions in real time, or offering visual cues from a navigation system. With basic image processing and Internet access, a contact-lens display could unlock whole new worlds of visual information, unfettered by the constraints of a physical display.
Besides visual enhancement, noninvasive monitoring of the wearer’s biomarkers and health indicators could be a huge future market. We’ve built several simple sensors that can detect the concentration of a molecule, such as glucose. Sensors built onto lenses would let diabetic wearers keep tabs on blood-sugar levels without needing to prick a finger. The glucose detectors we’re evaluating now are a mere glimmer of what will be possible in the next 5 to 10 years. Contact lenses are worn daily by more than a hundred million people, and they are one of the only disposable, mass-market products that remain in contact, through fluids, with the interior of the body for an extended period of time. When you get a blood test, your doctor is probably measuring many of the same biomarkers that are found in the live cells on the surface of your eye—and in concentrations that correlate closely with the levels in your bloodstream. An appropriately configured contact lens could monitor cholesterol, sodium, and potassium levels, to name a few potential targets. Coupled with a wireless data transmitter, the lens could relay information to medics or nurses instantly, without needles or laboratory chemistry, and with a much lower chance of mix-ups.(...)
Sounds good! I want one of these!
March 22, 2010
March 20, 2010
Haha.. Great answer by Smokey Robinson when he was asked to give advice for those who want to be successful in show business. Listen to his short story titled "Ubla!"
March 19, 2010
March 10, 2010
Grooveman Spot at soundloud:
via Stevo's Facebook Fan page
March 9, 2010
March 8, 2010
Floor violence from HolyRollertv on Vimeo.
Set in a South London studio 28.10.08, this was a special day of dance, talk, jokes, old beefs and fun as the legends of the London Jazz Dance scene come together again after nearly 20 years.
March 6, 2010
Video & Download: "Verses from The Abstract" Full Remake by Mishoo The Drumkit, Vida Jafari & Dj Madsen
Vida, Dj Madsen and I covered the full song to respectfully pay tribute to the legendary rap group A TRIBE CALLED QUEST. The song was written and composed by Jonathan Davis alias Q-Tip alias Kamaal and was released on the "Low End Theory" Album in 1991.
Download the Full Remake of "Verses from The Abstract" by Mishoo The Drumkit and Vida Jafari at http://mishoothedrumkit.bandcamp.com/ for the WAV file or http://soundcloud.com/mishoo-the-drumkit/verses-from-the-abstract-full-remake-with-mishoo-the-drumkit-vida-jafari for the mp3 File.