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Tesseract - A Four Dimensional Cube

In Marvel movie The Avengers, it is stated that the Tesseract contains an unimaginable power and can be used as weapon of mass destruction if the power can be unlocked. Well, the tesseract that i'm refering to is not in the movie but rather the one in field of geometry.

Tesseract from the movie The Avengers
According to wikipedia, a tesseract is a four dimensional analog of the cube and sometimes is called 8-cell, regular octahoron or cubic prism. Tesseract is a four dimensional hypercube, (cube with dimension higher than 3) and first proposed by Charles Howard Hinton, a British mathematician in the 19th century. 

A tesseract image in Schlegel diagram.
A tesseract can be unfolded into 8 cubes in 3D space, the same as a cube unfolded 6 squares in 2D surface. The image below shows how a tesseract can be build from 1 dimensional space until the first cube projection in 4 dimensional space.

How to draw a tesseract from a single point ie one dimension.

There are other types of tesseract for example truncated tesseract and rectified tesseract in which they have different Schlafli Symbol and Schlegel diagram.  The existence of higher dimension is by far an abstract concept and none have observed these higher dimensions. Nonetheless, the mathematics suggests the possibility and therefore could exist in this vast universe.


p/s: I read somewhere in which lower dimensional object couldn't possibly see the higher dimension but the higher dimensional object can definitely see the lower one. Not sure how this implicates the existence of higher deity though. 

Alchemy: Transform Metal into Gold

For the past hundred years, many scientists tried to do alchemy, in which the ultimate aim is to create a philosopher's stone, an object powerful enough to convert normal metal to gold or silver. The stone also is believed to hold the secret of immortality through elixir of life. Though not all part from alchemy is understood nowadays, it did provide a foundation for modern science and chemistry.

Nonetheless, people are still trying to find ways to create gold because after all, gold is considered high value item and represents the wealth of an individual. Unfortunately, the status may change due to recent finding at Michigan University. The finding, which is a bacteria named Cupriavidus metalliduransc (right?) is found to be able to produce gold nugget through microbial processes.

"Gold nugget" after the microbial alchemy

Well, the amount, as you can see from the picture is not much compare to the gold that you'll find in nature but with more research, the capability to turn something into gold, though amazing, may bring impact to world's economy.
Gold nugget found in nature

The researchers presented their finding as an art project called The Great Work of Metal Lover by using a portable lab house where the bacterium performs the "microbial alchemy" thingy. And luckily, the researchers said that replicating the bacterium's actions on a larger scale would be impractical and cost prohibitive.

Source: here

Earth Natural Music

Dawn chorus refers to a phenomena that occurs during sunrise and with proper but unsophisticated equipment, you can hear a music played by the Earth.


The music is believed to be generated by interaction between high energy electrons that trapped in the Earth's magnetosphere and electromagnetic field from solar wind. Well, ignore the scientific jargon for now, chill and listen to the song of the earth.

P/s: I'm not grasping the how this music is created just yet. But you are welcome to read about it here and here.




Source: Here.

Thorium Future

As world energy demand increases, there are talks about alternative energy being not enough to support the depleting fossil fuel. However, new discovery (well, relatively new) has been made and with the subject of nuclear fusion/fission to generate energy, Thorium, is said to hold the key.

Below is a good infographic about Thorium and its properties that enable it to become the future in providing the world's energy need. 


Source: here

Thought Control Quadrotor

Since the discovery of brainwave by Hans Berger, neurologist from Germany, more advance applications are made to utilize the brain function, which includes using brain to give instructions to physical object. The video below shows several experiments done by researchers at Zhejiang University, China regarding thought control. 


If the explanation isn't clear, here's a sort of what the lady said in the beginning:

"Flying Buddy2 is developed to ease the life of a disable person. It consists of electroencephalography headset, AR Drone and a computer. The computer can receive the EEG signals via bluetooth and convert them to specific (unclear, morse?) to control AR drone through wifi computer program"

Well, that's what i heard. Nevertheless, the system is utilizing the brain wave with the main purpose being for the betterment of the disable. The possibility exists that the same system can be used by normal people and when the difference between men is narrowed down to only their thought pattern, one can assume that a training to enhance thought pattern to develop stronger brainwave signal is of importance. 

And since the human brain is not yet fully understood, imagine how thought pattern of a single person can affect the physical world. The Fringe series, has an episode regarding this. 


While it's interesting to see how neuroscience provides an insight to new technology, one can see the importance of putting a limit to the advancement of technology so that no unwanted catastrophe being cast upon mankind because of their 7 deadly sins. 

Losing Weight with Virus


Problems regarding weight has been well documented over the past decades or so. Diabetes, renal malfunction and high blood pressure which can lead to stroke are all associated with weight. Well, fear not, recent studies on John Hopkins University stated that there'll be an easy way to prevent and control this problem.

Neuropeptide Y - protein involves in regulating food intake and physical activity.

Researchers at the university found out that rat group injected with the virus ate less as compared to the control group. The virus is said to interrupt/attack/inhibit the process of Neuropeptide Y (NPY), an amino acid said to be responsible for energy regulation, learning and memory processing.

To make it even more surprising, the observation on the rat revealed that injected rat when given high calorie food, didn't convert them into white fat, but easy-to-burn brown fat instead. The virus is years from being able to be used on human though, but one can feel the ramification of this finding towards mankind.


Source: Here and here



p/s: i think the virus 'forced' the NPY to convert it to brown fat cause i don't think the virus is responsible for fat conversion. Well, it's just an opinion, i have no idea how it actually behaves though.

Harvesting energy from insects in quest to create tiny cyborg first responders

An insect fitted with piezoelectric generator to harness the energy from the insect's wing.
Insects have served as the inspiration for a number of Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) that could be deployed to monitor hazardous situations without putting humans in harm's way. Now researchers at the University of Michigan College of Engineering are proposing using actual live insects enhanced with electronic sensors to achieve the same result. The insect cyborgs would use biological energy harvested from their body heat or movements to potentially power small sensors implanted on their bodies in order to gather vital information from hazardous environments.

To harvest energy from insects, the researchers have designed a spiral piezoelectric generator that converts the kinetic energy from the insect's wing movements into electricity. This power would be used to prolong the battery life of devices implanted on the insect, such as a small camera, a microphone or a gas sensor. The prototype piezoelectric generator was fabricated from bulk piezoelectric substrates and was designed to maximize the power output in a limited area.

"Through energy scavenging, we could potentially power cameras, microphones and other sensors and communications equipment that an insect could carry aboard a tiny backpack," said Professor Khalil Najafi, the chair of electrical and computer engineering at the U-M College of Engineering. "We could then send these 'bugged' bugs into dangerous or enclosed environments where we would not want humans to go."

The U-M team examined several techniques to scavenge energy from wing motion with their results were published in a paper titled "Energy scavenging from insect flight," which was recently published in the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. The university is now pursuing a patent for the technology and is seeking commercialization partners to bring it to market.

Getting the insects to go where their handlers want them to is another part of the puzzle that needs to be solved before insect cyborgs can be deployed. But DARPA has been working on this, having put out a call some years back for research proposals for Hybrid-Insects-Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (HI-MEMS) interfaces to control the movement of living insects. Combining the two technologies could be just the thing to take insect cyborgs to the next level and see them used to monitor hazardous situations in the not to distant future.


sources : http://www.gizmag.com/insect-cyborgs/20596/


Shredder Clock




There is a new clock that makes you wanna wake even if you don't want to cause you can't afford not to.
The Shredder Clock is just a concept, but it’s a pretty good idea, and a new spin on the notion that money is a great morning motivator. Other alarm clock inventions force you to feed them money before they’ll shut up, or automatically donate to charities that you hate until you get out of bed, but this one lets you see your money going to waste.
You could conceivably shred anything you find precious, from letters to pictures, not just money even summons if you want to risk going to jail.
This actually seems like a decent DIY project — it probably wouldn’t take much work to sync a paper shredder to your alarm clock although the outcome won't be as good as this.


Janken with 100% Winning Rate Robot

The game Janken or rock-paper-scissors is so famous that almost everyone know how to play it. In fact, recent news in the world of technology reveals the ability of a robot hand to play this game, and you'll never beat it.
The robot hand on the right is designed to have 100% winning rate
This robot was developed by Ishikawa Oku Laboratory (Japan, obviously) and with the super-duper high-speed sensor that'll read opponent's hand gesture, the robot will make a counter move that will beat the human's move.

Here's the video.
The purpose of this highly frustrating machine (cause you play the game and lose everytime) is to demonstrate its ability in real world situation where the robot must be able to react like human when necessary.

I hope the researchers can tweak the algorithms so that it can play rock-paper-scissors-lizard-spock just like in the series The Big Bang Theory.
Here's the graphical representation as to what Sheldon Cooper said in the video.

Certainly technology has advance quite fast and hopefully all of these achievements can give benefit to human in a peaceful way. 

50 Gigapixel Camera

A group of engineers from Duke University and University of Arizona recently have managed to build a camera with 5 times better than human vision of 20/20.

The camera was built by synchronizing 98 tiny cameras into one device and a computer processor will then compiles all the image captured by the cameras using a software developed by a team led by Michael Gehm.

The 50 Gigapixel Camera with 2 and half feet square and 20 inches deep

The typical consumer camera ranges from 8 to 40 megapixels only and by comparison, the image produced by this new camera will have 12++ more pixels than consumer camera. This undoubtedly will create an image with excruciating details.

Even with the 50 Gigapixel of resolution, the optic part of the camera only constitutes around 3% of the overall size of the camera and the rest is divided into processors and electronics used to assemble the information gathered by the optic.
Example of a picture taken by the high resolution camera
Currently, the highest amount of pixels in a picture is 272 Gigapixels, created by Alfred Zhao using 12000 images all taken in Shanghai, China. You can see the picture and the amount of details in this website. Engineers in this team claim that with smaller electronics and processors are being made, camera with this resolution may be able for general consumer and everyday photographers.

Source: Here.

Some Characters and Their Names

Below are some characters, that you might have seen throughout your life. Some of them may be familiar to you and some of them are not. 

~ --> Tilde

@ --> At Sign

# --> octhotorpe/hash/hex/cross

$ --> Dollar sign

& --> Ampersand

^ --> Caret

% --> Percent

* --> Asterisk

" --> Ditto mark/Quotation mark

 ÷ --> Obelus

¶ --> Pilcrow

>> --> Guillemets

..., --> Ellipsis

 § --> Section sign

Source: Wikipedia.

No 'Blind Spot' Side Mirror

Dr R. Andrew Hicks, a math professor at Drexel University has successfully eliminates 'blind spot' in current design of side mirror by introducing a curved side mirror. Normal side mirror is often flat, giving you around 17 degrees field of view. This revolutionize side mirror, on the other hand, can give you field of view around 45 degrees, allowing you to see more as compared to flat side mirror.

The curvy side mirror might gave you a wider field of view but the visual distortion on the mirror which can make straight line looks curvy presents with great risks, hence no car companies want to try and use it. But Dr Hicks invention on the other hand is created with mathematical algorithm so that the visual distortion is minimized and in his invention, the curvy straight line is barely detectable, suggesting low visual distortion, but still, object appears in a distance when in reality it is much closer.

In the curvy mirror above, the silver car is seen at a distance but is much closer in reality. However,
the field of view in above mirror allows driver to see details that aren't present in flat mirror.
The metaphor given by Dr Hicks to his invention is like disco balls bouncing off light. We can imagine the mirror's surface is created with thousands of smaller mirrors and the algorithm will manipulate each of these smaller mirrors' direction so that the resulting big mirror will give wider view to the driver without distorting the visual appearance on the mirror.

His invention though great, but it won't be installed in any new car soon because of US regulations that a car must have flat side mirror or a phrase 'Objects in mirror are closer than they appear' must be included for curve mirror. Nevertheless, this is a good invention to eliminate the high statistics of vehicle accidents in the whole wide world. Dr Andrew Hicks also have designed several bizarre mirrors. You can check it out here.

Source: Here

Eidetic Memory

Eidetic comes from Greed word eidos which means "seen". Eidetic memory means the ability to recall any visual/audio events with perfect accuracy and details. People who claim to have this kind of memory possess the skills to exactly remember an event, for example the event in a ball room, where he/she can recall where the person was standing, the people around him/her, the shirt they were wearing, food they ate down to what kind of conversation that they were having.

There are several series depicting a genius with this kind of memory for example Dr Spencer Reid in Criminal Minds and Dr Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory. In real life however, the case of eidetic memory have yet to be understood fully but there are a few who claim to have this memory for example Stephen Wiltshire, a British architectural artist that can draw a landscape after seeing it once. Another person, Daniel Tammet, also a British citizen, who can recall the number pi up to 22 000 digits.

Dr Spencer Reid holds Ph.D in Math, Chemistry and Engineering
as well as B.A. in Philosophy.
Dr Sheldon Cooper portrayed by Jim Parsons in The Big
Bang Theory.
Psychologically, people who have eidetic memory sometimes suffer from a condition known as autism, a medical condition characterized by problems in social interaction and communication together with repetitive behavior. Generally, people who have eidetic memory suffer also with autism but people who suffer from autism may not have eidetic memory.

The video is a documentary about Daniel Tammet

There are several myths involving photographic memory especially as to whether normal people can acquire it or not. Most of the techniques that claim to help you acquire this memory are actually memory improvement technique, not the actual eidetic memory. Nevertheless, it is always good to improve your memory as it may helps you from time to time.

Source: here and if you like to read about some of the myths, you can go here.

How The Universe Was Measured

In space exploration, there are terms where researchers use in order to determine the distance of a star from earth. The two most common terms are astronomical unit, which is equivalent to approximately 150 million kilometers or the mean distance from earth to sun, and the other unit is light year, which is the distance of light travel by a year or 9.5*10^13 kilometers.

The video below shows how the distance of two stars between universe is measured. The video used only simple terms and people with no scientific background can also understand this. Give it a whirl.


There might be several terms such as Parallax, Standard Candle or Doppler effect which you might want to Google in order to understand the video better. Kudos to whoever involves in creating this wonderful video. 

Source: Here

Android Vs iOS

Sorry for the long hiatus. I bought Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with 3G connection so that i can stay alert on news and stuff. One might ask as how the Android different from the iOS, so here's an easy infographic for those undecided as to which direction they should go. 

Android vs iOS Infographic

Source: Here

Blue Strawberry

Blue strawberry is now available in real life. Scientists have try to come up with a way for strawberry to not degrade after being left in a freezer. While doing their research, the group of scientists discover an anti-freezing gene in Arctic Flounder Fish and use that to genetically modify the strawberry.

The Arctic Flounder Fish

Some concerns regarding this genetically modified strawberry are raised including the nutritional content and allergy. As for now, researchers created the blue strawberry for the purpose of research, not for production. So, for anti-GMO out there, just don't go on a demo just yet.


Source: Here and here.


p/s: Somehow i wonder why they change red to blue. Last time there was an announcement saying that blue roses are now available and now, the strawberries. 

Terrafugia Transition: A Flying Car

The combination of air and land transport certainly would be the best for those who love to drive but hate the traffic. Well, Terrafugia, an American corporation has developed what would appear to be the first affordable flying car.


Equipped with foldable wing, Transition can moves 65 mph while on road and 115 mph while on air. Transition first successful take off was on 2009 with the supervision of FAA. Check this video out to see Transition's ability on both air and land.


Despite its ability as transportation vehicle, spectators expect that the cost for mass production of Transition will exceed the selling price, which is at 280 000 USD. I think most of the money is spent on extremely light and expensive carbon fiber. Since it falls under light-sport aircraft, you're gonna need to have a sport pilot license in order to fly.

All in all, this is a good way of showing that the world's technology is advancing. Personally, i like the hoverbike more. Read more about hoverbike news here.

Source: Here and here.

Vishalini: A Prodigy with Highest IQ in the World


The girl in the above picture is K. Vishalini, an 11 years old girl from Tamilnadu, India. Born with speech impairment (most geniuses in the world are) but was overcome with the help of her mother, Vishalini is due to claim the Guinness World Record because of her IQ which is estimated to be around 225. 

The only reason why she can't claim the record is because Guinness said only eligible entry requirement is 14 years old. Her IQ is 15 points more than the previous record holder, Kim Ung-Young from Korea (below picture).

Read more about Kim Ung - Young here.

Some of Vishalini's achievements:
  1. Vishalini’s IQ is around 225. It is higher than that of the Guinness record holder, Kim Ung-Yong, whose IQ is around 210.
  2. She has passed Microsoft Certified Professional and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) with more than 90% when she was just 10 years old - a world record again. (The previous record was held by a 12-year-old boy from Pakistan, Irtaza Haider)  
  3. She regularly now gets invited for "guest lectures" on Engineering topics at International conferences and by prestigious institutions like National Institute of Technology
  4. Both NITK of Mangalore and Kalasalingam Engineering College are now more than ready to welcome Vishalini. But her parents want the girl to enjoy her childhood for the next three years before thinking of entering a college campus.
Vishalini's parent said that their disappointment now is in the state and central governments who failed to recognize her achievements. Well, to Vishalini, the world of internet is pretty much awesome. Your achievement is just one mouse click away from being recognized by the gruesome governments.



Source: Here.



Geek Vs Nerd

There's a difference between geek and nerd and this infographic tells you just that.


Image source: Here.

P/s: I feel kinda lazy these days cause i can't figure out few problems that i have with Matlab programming. Hence the infographics. Will continue writing about stuff as soon as all the problems are gone. 

Hand Gestures

Same hand gestures may not have the same meaning if you're in different part of the world. See the most common hand gestures and places where you should avoid using them.


Some things aren't just the same......

Source: Here.

Arecibo Message

The search for extraterrestrial life began long time ago but it may be due to some conspiracy that we don't know, the existence of this life has not been proved yet. Nevertheless, human keep sending message in the form of radio waves to see whether an outer space life can detect and decode it or not.

The above picture isn't just a picture, but rather a message that was broadcasted from Arecibo radio telescope towards M13, a globular star cluster located 25 000 light years away. Scientists predict that Earth has to wait for 50 000 years for the reply.

The message was created by Dr Frank Drake, the creator of Drake Equation with the help of few other people including Carl Sagan, an American astronomer. The message consists of seven parts which generally explain about life on Earth.

The parts are:

  1. The numbers 1 through 10. (white)
  2. Atomic number of Hydrogen, Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen and Phosphorus, the elements that make up Deoxyrebonucleic Acid. (purple)
  3. The formula for sugars and bases in nucleotides of DNA. (green)
  4. Number of nucleotides (green) and the basic double helix structure of DNA. (blue)
  5. Graphic figure of human, dimension of the average man and human population on Earth in 1974. (red)
  6. Graphic of the solar system. (yellow)
  7. Graphic of Arecibo radio telescope and the dimension of the transmitting antenna dish. (bottom purple)
The message was encoded in binary in which it must be arranged in 73 rows and 23 columns for the string to make any sense. The binary string is as follows.

00000010101010000000000
00101000001010000000100
10001000100010010110010
10101010101010100100100
00000000000000000000000
00000000000011000000000
00000000001101000000000
00000000001101000000000
00000000010101000000000
00000000011111000000000
00000000000000000000000
11000011100011000011000
10000000000000110010000
11010001100011000011010
11111011111011111011111
00000000000000000000000
00010000000000000000010
00000000000000000000000
00001000000000000000001
11111000000000000011111
00000000000000000000000
11000011000011100011000
10000000100000000010000
11010000110001110011010
11111011111011111011111
00000000000000000000000
00010000001100000000010
00000000001100000000000
00001000001100000000001
11111000001100000011111
00000000001100000000000
00100000000100000000100
00010000001100000001000
00001100001100000010000
00000011000100001100000
00000000001100110000000
00000011000100001100000
00001100001100000010000
00010000001000000001000
00100000001100000000100
01000000001100000000100
01000000000100000001000
00100000001000000010000
00010000000000001100000
00001100000000110000000
00100011101011000000000
00100000001000000000000
00100000111110000000000
00100001011101001011011
00000010011100100111111
10111000011100000110111
00000000010100000111011
00100000010100000111111
00100000010100000110000
00100000110110000000000
00000000000000000000000
00111000001000000000000
00111010100010101010101
00111000000000101010100
00000000000000101000000
00000000111110000000000
00000011111111100000000
00001110000000111000000
00011000000000001100000
00110100000000010110000
01100110000000110011000
01000101000001010001000
01000100100010010001000
00000100010100010000000
00000100001000010000000
00000100000000010000000
00000001001010000000000
01111001111101001111000

The message was sent with the aim of demonstrating the ability of arecibo radio telescope, not with the aim to find intelligent extraterrestrial life. Though, we'll never know what will happen in the next 50 000 years, could we?

Source: Wiki.

Stock 101

What is stock? How is it worth? How can you understand stock? The infographic below explains some of these questions and help total newb in understanding stock and its value. 
Click to enlarge

I found this infographic in this website. Check the website for more interesting information put it simple and easy way for people to understand. 

Gymbot - Cool Personal Fitness Trainer

First, some facts from WHO:

  • Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980.
  • In 2008, 1.5 billion adults, 20 and older, were overweight. Of these over 200 million men and nearly 300 million women were obese.
  • 65% of the world's population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight.
  • Nearly 43 million children under the age of five were overweight in 2010.
  • Obesity is preventable
Overweight and obesity will be the world's no 1 problem if it is not treated and prevented. Due to this problem, Gymbot, a concept robot presented at the ICSR 2011 design award is used in order to help humans especially in obese people to have a healthy lifestyle. 


Max Battaglia, the designer of Gymbot, hope that this robot will coach the owner in term of exercise, eating habit and healthy lifestyle. It can use the sensor to analyze not only the owner's activity, but also his/her body composition so that it can give advice on how to get healthier. 


This concept robot is meant to motivate and encourage overweight people to live healthily and well, there's nothing scarier than a big, bulky scary humanoid telling you what to do or else he'll beat the crap out of you. According to the designer, this robot may exist in 2020 where there are great improvement in technology that make the robotics become more affordable. 




Hopefully with this robot around, problems associated with obese can be eliminated and people can spend more time on other problems.

Source: Here and here.

Eco-Printer for Nature Lover

Found this on 9gag.com and then i googled around and found out that this pencil printer is designed by a designer named Hoyoung Lee. 




You can find out more in here.

Origin of Month Names

January: The name was given after the Roman god of beginnings, Janus.
Janus

February: Either come from Februus, ancient Roman god of purification or februa, the festivals of purification celebrated by Rome during this time.

March: Named after the Roman god of war, Mars.
Mars as God of war and agriculture guardian.

April: Originated from the word "aperire" which means to open. The word is taken because this is the time where buds begin to open after winter.

May: Taken from Maiesta, the Roman goddess of spring

June: The name came from Roman goddess of fertility, Juno.
Juno, also called Regina or the queen.

July: The month in which Julius Caesar was born. The name was given in honor of his assassination in 44BCE.
Julius Caesar

August: The name originated from Augustus Caesar, the first Emperor of Roman empire.
Augustus Caesar

September: Came from the word "septem" meaning seven. The name was given because this is the seventh month (counting from March).

October: Came from the word "octo" meaning eight. The name was given because this is the eighth month (counting from March).

November: Came from the word "novem" meaning nine. The name was given because this is the ninth month (counting from March)

December: Came from the word "decem" meaning ten. The name was given because this is the tenth month (counting from March).

3D Printing: Human Organs and Chocolate

A long time ago i posted something about 3D Printer. But the world does not stop at just that. Now, with time, 3D printing is advancing towards medical and food industry. 

The success story of printing body parts:

Organovo, a company pioneering in bioprinting technology has successfully created the first commercial organ printer in the world. The printer, called NovoGen MMX Bioprinter, is now capable of producing arteries which is commonly used by surgeons to do bypass surgery. By using the patient's own cell, the threat of rejection by organ transplant is greatly reduced. The company hopes that the machine will be able to print more complex organ such as heart and liver in the next 10 years. With capabilities to save thousands of lives that need organ transplants, NovoGen can be considered as the latest breakthrough in the world of medicine. 
Roadmap to bioprinting
Watch the video of the printer. 



Chocolate Printing:

Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) is now researching the 3D printer so that it can print custom design chocolate. This printer will allow user to design his/her own chocolate and bring it to reality. The challenge in creating this printer is to melt and temper the chocolate at the right temperature but it is one challenge that can be overcome. With the 3D printing technology becoming more and more commercially available, this research can help in revolutionizing the business of manufacturing process worldwide. 




Source: Here and here.

Amelia Earhart's Resting Place

If you've never heard of Amelia Earhart's, then you probably didn't know the fact that she was the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Earhart's mystery started when both Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan disappeared while trying to fly around the world. Signals were sent from Earhart's plane where she tried to find and confirm the location of Howland Island, which located at the atoll near the central of Pacific Ocean. 

There are few theories suggesting Earhart's disappearance and the most likely theory is The Nikumaroro Hypothesis. In this theory, Earhart landed on Nikumaroro Island, survived for sometimes and died on the very same island. She is said to be survived because of several hundreds radio signals sent from the plane, indicating that the plane was on land when the signal was sent. Apparently, the Electra (the plane's name) was swept away by Nikumaroro's strong waves, leaving no visible trace of the plane. 

Click on the image to view larger version
But now, researchers at the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery are attempting to verify the DNA evidence that will prove this theory when a skull was found by a researcher named Gallagher. The skull, believed to be from females with European descendant, together with 20th century makeup, a compact mirror and few other artifacts were found on Nikumaroro Island in 2007. 

Map showing the location of Howland and Nikumaroro Island
There are few speculations on how Earhart's died from injury, infection, eating toxic fish or simply dehydration. Nevertheless, now we can rest assured knowing that the mystery of the disappearance of world famous aviator is solved. 

Source: Here and here

Vending Machine for Cash

With the world of technology advancing everyday, we now can experience a whole new environment. But this advancement has its own cost, most obvious is the effect towards nature. But thanks to ecoATM, now we can recycle electronic products (cellphones and digital music players) in return for cash. 


What ecoATM developed was a kiosk or a vending machine that allows you to sort of trade in your phone for cash. In normal vending machine, you will put your money in return for goods but in this vending machine, you will need to put your unwanted cellphones in return for cash. 


With this machine in every mall in town, definitely unused electronic products can be managed in a more proper manner without damaging the mother nature. I think so far the machine only accept electronic items that can be used, which means broken or damaged product aren't acceptable. Nevertheless, it is without a doubt a wonderful tool for someone who hates his Iphone and wanted some cash to buy Blackberry. Watch the video below to see how the machine works. 


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