Archive for October, 2011

October 31st, 2011 - 5:02 am § in Uncategorized

Daylight Savings Time Explained

Ever wonder where Daylight Savings Time came from and how widely it’s used? I sure did. Thankfully I ran across this video the other day and all my questions have been answered. I didn’t even know there was a continental US state that doesn’t observe DST.[...]

October 28th, 2011 - 5:25 am § in Uncategorized

Touchscreen projection of the future.

Here’s another one of things we won’t think twice about 10 or 20 years from now. We’ll all have tiny versions of this device sewn in to our clothes or in our glasses or pinned to our lapels. It will truly be a new level of computing when we don’t have to seek out our [&hellip[...]

October 27th, 2011 - 5:45 am § in Uncategorized

How gaming will save the world.

Here’s an interesting TED Talk from Jane McGonigal about how well-structured video games can do a great deal to encourage and motivate people. She even suggests that video games could affect the overall evolution of the human race. I certainly see this as a possibility as silly as it sounds.[...]

October 26th, 2011 - 5:42 am § in Uncategorized

America’s high-speed rail network of the future

A good transportation system is very important for the development of a country. Lately we’ve seen more and more high-speed rail systems cropping up around the world and it looks like in a couple decades we here in America might have such a system of our own.[...]

October 25th, 2011 - 5:58 am § in Uncategorized

Saw-stopping technology

Here is a bright an shining example of a technology improving a product. I’m sure it would at least quadruple the price tag of your saw and most people still wouldn’t trust the technology, but it’s little safeguards like this that give me comfort.[...]

October 24th, 2011 - 5:34 am § in Uncategorized

Why and how a supernova happens

This is a very cheap and easy experiment anyone can see for themselves. It seems to be somewhere along the lines of the same physical property that makes double bouncing on trampolines possible. The experiment in the video is much safer.[...]

October 20th, 2011 - 5:11 am § in Uncategorized

Marble adding machine

Considering the fact that I have about 20 objects in my house that are more powerful than this thing, I can’t say I’d have as much fun with most of them. There’s nothing quite like seeing cold hard math happening right in front of your eyes. Texas Instruments, eat your heart out.[...]