List of posts with the tag: Environment

Doing a high five with a whale

High five with a whale: If you read a recent front page story of the San Francisco Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale that had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle…

November 3rd, 2011
RoboEarth: Internet only for robots

The RoboEarth-project exploits a new approach towards endowing robots with advanced perception and action capabilities, thus enabling robots to carrying out useful tasks autonomously in circumstances that were not planned for explicitly at design time. The core of the innovation proposed by the consortium involves the development of a world-wide web-style database: RoboEarth. RoboEarth will…

February 9th, 2011
Internet, Technology
A Monster Ate My Homework (iPhone, iPod Touch game)

Monsters have stolen your homework and now it’s payback time! With 60 levels of Monster thumping carnage, it’s your job to not only get your homework back but also give those sneaky pests a good hiding. Swipe, throw and knock the stuffing out of them but be warned, they wont make it easy for you….

January 4th, 2011
Animation: WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson

One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from? With Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson pairs the insight of his bestselling Everything Bad Is Good for You and the dazzling erudition of The Ghost Map and The Invention of Air to…

October 12th, 2010
Photos of the Rainbow Eucalyptus, a colorful tree

The Rainbow Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta) or Mindanao Gum is the only species of Eucalyptus tree found in the northern hemisphere. As if that weren’t extraordinary enough, the up to 70 meters tall tree also shines in the colors of the rainbow, its bark can take on a yellow, green, orange and even purple shading. If…

April 16th, 2010
How were made the Special Effects of Alice in Wonderland

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is almost ready to premiere on March the 5th, 2010. With this images we can see how some of its digital characters were animated and created with the help of some actors. This movie is going to be a treat of visuals and effects.

February 6th, 2010
Daniel Burd, 16 year-old Canadian student isolates bacterias that degrades plastic bags

We produce 500 billion of Plastic bags in a year worldwide and they are discarded polluting oceans, killing wildlife and getting dumped in landfills where they take up to 1,000 years to decompose. Researchers have been unsuccessfully looking for a solution. The 16 year-old Canadian high school student, Daniel Burd, from Waterloo Collegiate Institute, has…

January 6th, 2010
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