Aged celebrities

A list of photoshopped images of what today’s celebs might look like in the future. Kinda creepy, actually.

http://www.worth1000.com/cache/gallery/contestcache.asp?contest_id=7003&display=photoshop

Unofficial Borat Homepage

Jagshemash, I like you!
Yup, Borat has a fantastic unofficial homepage here

Free telephone calls with VoIPbuster

These guys are offering free calls from PC to landline (no, not mobile) using their software. I couldn’t find out how or why, but I didn’t see any weird stuff in their terms or privacy statement…

Saving the Earth through fuel efficiency and emission cutdown

With a $7.5m budget this guy has invented a car ‘plug in’ which drops your emissions by up to 100% and your fuel efficiency by 10%. Should be on the market in about a years time.

Basically, the H2N-Gen contains a small reservoir of distilled water and other chemicals such as potassium hydroxide. A current is run from the car battery through the liquid. This process of electrolysis creates hydrogen and oxygen gases which are then fed into the engine’s intake manifold where they mix with the gasoline vapours.

It’s a scientific fact that adding hydrogen to a combustion chamber will cause a cleaner burn. The challenge has always been to find a way to get the hydrogen gas into the combustion chamber in a safe, reliable and cost-effective way.

Talk Like A Pirate Day

Arrrr me hearties! It be t’day today matey!

Spacemonger

With my compulsion for graphical representations of space, I found this programme, which takes a drive and graphically represents the space useage on it. You can zoom in on folders, view and delete file etc – it’s really very good at showing how a drive is utilised and it’s free!

Sniff traffic by listening to keyboard clicks

What makes the technique feasible is that each keystroke makes a relatively distinct sound, however subtle, when hit. Typical users type about 300 characters per minute, leaving enough time for a computer to isolate the sounds of individual keystrokes and categorize the letters based upon the statistical characteristics of English text. For example, the letters “th” will occur together more frequently than “tj,” and the word “yet” is far more common than “yrg.”

This sounds a lot like Solar Designers technique for analysing SSH traffic, as presented at Hackers At Large in 2001…

Google Earth threatens World Peace

.. or Democracy, or whatever. Anyway, El Reg reports that various militaries are somewhat uncomfortable with the detailed Earth Imagery presented on Google Maps/Earth. With some detailed images explaining exactly why they’re a bit nervous..

Good stuff! 4 pages, so keep reading.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/09/13/google_earth_threatens_democracy/

Britain to replace nuclear capability?

In an interview with the Guardian, Reid, the UK Defence Secretary, indicates that it is time to replace Trident in order to be able to present a credible nuclear capability against the evolving new and potentially rogue nuclear powers (India, Pakistan, N. Korea among others). Which goes to show, allthough jointness and mobility is the new rage in armed forces, the all out war scenario is not being ignored.

Flat tape speaker cable

Yup, stick it against the wall, paint over it and it’s gone! Does it degrade audio quality? Dunno…

5 fingered artificial hand

You can plug it into your muscles and get it to move all five fingers with an opposible thumb

BMW 5 Series Authority Vehicles

You want your car to have some AUTHORITY? You want them to RESPECT you? Then this is the car for you:

The firearm bracket in the rear centre armrest provides space for an MP 5 and three magazines. The bracket is electromagnetically locked and is opened from the front seats using a switch. The firearm moves forward automatically, therefore easy for the driver and passenger to reach.

Bling them Rings

Yup, if spinners ain’t your thing because you is in da digital ages, then give deez rim blings yo lubbin’! Make Tire Tagz digital pictures around your wheels baby!

Laser fusion reactors

The basic principles are relatively simple to lay out: a high energy laser is used to heat and compress a small amount of deuterium, a stable isotope of hydrogen. When the deuterium gets sufficiently hot, the outer layers detonate, sending a shockwave towards the centre of the sample.

From The Register

3D Technologies

How to convert an LCD display into a 3D display using… cellophane!

A new technology to use a high resolution stereo camera, send it through a chip which splits the stream into 8 interpolated streams and then beam it through the HD TV so you don’t need glasses to view the 3D action

Installation

Create 3D objects on the screen, and they will be there when you look at them using your camera. Strange to explain, but cool to watch.

PowerQuick Personal Ascender

Climb stuff quickly! 1.5 ft per second using a harnass up a rope. For military and commercial uses…

Waterfall monitor

The site is in German, but it’s very damn cool – I want this in my foyer!

DIY Endoscope

Make your own endoscope for $800,- using a lens, webcam, PC and scope (it’s the scope that costs $800). 2 years of research! I want to look in my body!
Who can find the HOWTO?

Morphing wings

Wingwarping to the extreme – current wings use leading and trailing edge slats to change their shape in order to create more lift at different angles of attack (angles of aircraft and thus wing pitch into the airflow). This usually creates 3 seperate surfaces for control, but if you look at the way birds reshape their wings, it’s a much more fluid and precise process.

So these guys are building morphing wings on aircraft with wing spans less than 2 feet (probably due to structural integrity issues). It’s a cool beginning to this technology, and the site has videos etc.

Track aircraft from your PC

Using the SBS-1 module from Kinetic Avionic Products Limited, you can track all aircraft in their radar coverage on your PC, if they’re Mode-S/ADS-B equipped. How long will this stay legal? 🙂

In Car Computing Systems

With pictures how to do it – stream broadband TV, mp3s etc etc etc. Looks great!

Sliding Doors

Well, you could have the whole door open left and right… or you could do this:

The door is segmented into multiple strips and opens minimally according to the shape of the individual, animal or object that has to pass through

Good stuff!

Bizarre pavement art

Title says it all, really..

http://users.skynet.be//J.Beever/pave.htm

Global Issues that affect everyone

Global warming? Global dimming? Arms control? Corporate power? Manipulative media? This site covers it all..

http://www.globalissues.org/

 
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