Awesome Dubai Panoramic Tour

For an awesome Dubai panoramic tour, you’ll want to check out the link below.  If you have plans to travel to Dubai, or have been their before, you’ll get a heads up 360 degree view of various parts of the city.  These parts include the famed Palm Island and the Marina.  It’s well worth the look.

Dubai Panoramic

If You’re Looking For A New Smartphone – The HTC One Is Here

Well, it’s almost here.  The carries will start to carry them in April of 2012.  Not too far down the road.  If you’re looking for easy of use, or even a starter phone, this Smartphone may be just what you’re looking for.  With an integrated wireless link up for connecting to all brands of Media TVs, you’ll be able to pick and choose which TV you want.

Streaming music is supposed to be easy and the camera is going to be an upgrade.  Be sure to check out the phone when it hits the markets.  Here is an excerpt from the article….

“Taiwanese cellphone maker HTC on Sunday announced the phone it is counting on to help it regain the rapid growth that has stalled out in recent quarters.

“You want a phone that is sleek and eye catching, so that when you pull it out, your friends go, ‘Wow, what is that?’” CEO Peter Chou said, at an event in Barcelona. “Today, I am proud to introduce just such a phone — the HTC One.”

Chou noted that taking photos is the No. 2 thing people do with their phones (after making calls), and promised that the HTC One will be good enough to replace the standard camera.

“It is the one phone you will need,” Chou said. “It is the one camera you will need.”

The flagship HTC One X device will pack a 4.7-inch screen along with a quad-core Nvidia chip in most models, and a Qualcomm chip in its LTE variant.

“HTC One is a speed and performance beast,” Chou said.

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iPad 3 May Be Coming In March

If you thought that the release of the iPad 2 was something else, you’ll be surprised that the rumor of a new iPad 3 is due in March.  That’s right, rumor has it, that it will be the first week of march.  Better be saving up for it though.  Here is an excerpt from the article…

“Yesterday, news about a new iPad 3 leaked out from a couple of Chinese web sites.  What I have gathered is that improvements are being made for screenresolutions and camera. There was also a buzz about selling your iPad 2 if you want to get the best price before the release of the iPad 3. I am not sure how many people who own the iPad 2 are willing to sell it and fork out another $699 (estimated price) for the next generation iPad 3. There’s speculation that the release of the new iPad 3 will be around the first week of March.”

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Record Breaking Wind Speeds From Black Hole?

Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have reported record-breaking wind speeds coming from a stellar-mass black hole.

This should make for some interesting conversation with your friends.  Click the image to be taken to the Tumblr page it was found on…

A Fungus More Expensive Than Gold?

N-Acetylneuraminic acid is 50 times more expensive than Gold according to some.  It’s used in the production of antiviral drugs.  However, it can be found/synthesized from the Shells of Sea Creatures.  Here is an excerpt from the article…

“Usually, mould fungi are nothing to cheer about – but now they can be used as “chemical factories”. Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have succeeded in introducing bacterial genes into the fungus Trichoderma, so that the fungus can now produce important chemicals for the pharmaceutical industry. The raw material used by the fungus is abundant – it is chitin, which makes up the shells of crustaceans.

Fifty Times More Expensive than Gold

Viral Infections are usually treated with antiviral drugs, which are often derived from N-Acetylneuraminic acid (or NANA, for short). NANA, which can be obtained form natural sources or synthesized, is fifty times more valuable than gold – it is sold for around 2000 Euros per gram. A research team at Vienna UT, led by biotechnologist Astrid Mach-Aigner, has now found a new, eco-friendly way to produce NANA. The vast knowledge about the genetics of the fungus Trichoderma accumulated at Vienna UT over the years was crucial for the project. ”

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Organic Bio Displays?

You know Science has come far when scientist are tampering with Bio-organisms in order to create displays with them.  What will they do next?  So far, they’ve created flashing Bio-organisms that flash light on a monitor display.  Here is an excerpt from the article…

“After the December 2009 ‘Bacteria towing Santa’s wagon‘, this is the ultimate example of life-imitating art. Millions of E. coli bacteria glowing together. Biologists and bioengineers at UC San Diego constructed this remarkable living display by engineering the biological clocks of bacterial cells to fluoresce together like blinking light bulbs. And they synchronized thousands of these blinking bacteria colonies so that millions of them would glow ON and OFF in unison.”

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Bio-organisms

Bugs In The Atmosphere Will Give New Power Source!

Are bugs the new generation of Power Sources?  What about Solar?  We’ll still have Solar energy, but some scientist at Newcastle University are working with Bacteria in the Atmosphere to create new power cells.

Now, it would take a lot of these to power a home, but it would provide some form of electricity in areas of the world that don’t have any.  For example, you could power a light bulb, or a small appliance with it.  Perhaps even a computer?

Here is an excerpt from the article…

Bacillus stratosphericus — a microbe commonly found in high concentrations in the stratosphere — is a key component of a new ‘super’ biofilm that has been engineered by a team of scientists from Newcastle University.

Isolating 75 different species of bacteria from the Wear Estuary, Country Durham, UK, the team tested the power-generation of each one using a microbial fuel cell (MFC).

By selecting the best species of bacteria, a kind of microbial “pick and mix,” they were able to create an artificial biofilm, doubling the electrical output of the MFC from 105 Watts per cubic metre to 200 Watts per cubic metre.

While still relatively low, this would be enough power to run an electric light and could provide a much needed power source in parts of the world without electricity.”

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Google Hacks Internet Browser Privacy!

Google is apparently up to malicious activity.  They’ve managed to force several web browsers to accept cookies that allow them to secretly track the users activity.  Seriously?  Yep, Google just might be getting too big for it’s own good.  This is one of those cases where a company is so big, that they think they can do anything.  Even if they didn’t mean any harm by it?

I’m beginning to question if Google even has it’s customers best interest at heart?  This is a major flaw, not only in the Web Browsers, but in Google’s Ethics.  Does Google have any more Ethics left?  Do they have any Morals left?  This is merely one incident of the Web Browser.  The Web Browsers Google hacked were: Internet Explorer and Safari.  Chances are, there are others, chances are, users of Google Chrome, are being watched.

If you thought Facebook invaded your privacy, this is a big thing.  Yet another reason to stay away from Google Chrome.  Here is an excerpt from the article….

“If you read the recent reports that explain how Google exploited a flaw in Apple’s mobile browser to potential spy on its users, you might have wondered if you were among the victims. As it turns out, engineers at Microsoft pondered the same thing.

Now following revelations that Google sent scripts to the mobile version of Apple’s Safari application to keep tracks on its users, the programmers behind Microsoft’s Internet Explorer are learning that they were else impacted by the flaw.

A researcher at Stanford University recently identified an attempt by Google in which the company bypassed the privacy settings of users of the popular Apple Safari browser by means of forcing the app to accept a small cookie file that they could then watch to monitor online activity. Not only did the maneuver allow Google to exploit millions of users of competing products, but it also meant that millions potentially had their Internet history unknowingly monitored by the search engine giants.”

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NASA To Create Meals For Mars Astronaughts

NASA is apparently in preparation of an experiment to create meals that are balanced enough and not boring for the Mars Mission.  Balanced food that is not boring is a big issue for the 3 year long journey to Mars.  Those that go to Mars will have to eat prepared food, as well as cook shelf life food.  Here is an excerpt from the article…

“NASA is lining up humans to eat space food on Hawaii in a mission-to-Mars simulation.

­Since no life on Mars has been proven so far to enable astronauts to catch and grill something fresh, the mission on Mars will have to take enough rations for three years. The problem is how to make those rations sufficient and not boring.

Researchers from Cornell University and the University of Hawaii-Manoa are going to test six volunteers in a facility simulating a base on Mars on a Hawaiian lava flow. The deadline for applications is February 29.”

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Russians To Create Nuclear Powered Train?

Russians are a lot smarter than one might think.  Especially with the American education system the way it is.  Right now, Russia ranks ahead of us in Advanced Math and Science.  The only grades we do better than them in is 4th grade, the elementary years.  From there, things just go down hill for many Americans.

Just the thought of Nuclear powered things tend to create a lot of buzz and quite a bit of interesting conversation.  A nuclear powered train is no exception, certainly one to talk to your friends about.  Here is an excerpt from the article…

“Russian Railways (RZhD) and the Russian Federal Atomic Energy Agency (Rosatom) intend to create a nuclear-powered train, reports Interfax.

According to RZhD vice-president Valentin Gapanovich, the train, consisting of 11 carriages, will house scientific exhibits.

The estimated cost of construction is as yet unknown, as well as the safety measures for such transport.

In the middle of the 20th Century the transport industry almost fell in love with the idea of nuclear-powered vehicles.”

Seems like America has some catching up to do.  Click on the image to be taken to the original article…