Archive for April, 2012



My Daily Tweets 04-25-12

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Quantum Photon Gun Could be Basis for Quantum Information Processing

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The advent of a quantum internet, one based upon single photons used to encode and send information, which in turn is protected by quantum cryptography, has become more likely, thanks to the development of a photon gun that can fire pairs of photons on demand.

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Vintage Cameras Make Good Looking iOS Docks

What can you do with broken or discarded cameras that probably predate your date of birth? Unless they are still functioning, I guess they can make perfectly capable iPhone and iPod docks. Check out these retro docks made by Laboratoria Altieri. They put a whole new spin on reusing old tech.

vintage camera iphone dock

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Foco Acoustic iPad Amplifier: Another Boost for iPad Speakers

The Foco is another acoustic amplifier for your iPad. It’s basically like the Amplifiear but the shape is a bit more conservative and practical. It’s designed to make sharing tunes or watching movies a lot easier and you won’t have to lug around heavy powered speakers.

foco acoustic ipad speaker amp

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MIT Media Lab Makes OLED Display Cubes: No Cenobites in Sight (Yet)

For some reason, whenever I see small, interesting cube-like devices, I think of the puzzle cube in Hellraiser, which is also knowns as a Lemarchand’s box. However unlike those, these ones developed by the MIT Media Lab allow you to visualize something on each of the six screens, one on each side, not open a door to Hell!

display cube block oled

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Rare Fisheye Nikkor Lens for Sale… Just $160,000

SLR camera lenses can be pretty expensive, but this has got to be some sort of a record. A rare fisheye Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 lens, which is supposed to offer the world’s most extreme wide-angle, has gone on sale at Gray’s of Westminster in London, UK for the low, low price of $160,000 (USD), give or take a few dollars after currency conversion.

nikon nikkor fisheye 1970 lens

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Billionaires and Futurists Plan Space Missions to Mine Asteroids for Metals

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It’s been long thought, especially in science-fiction, that once Earth’s dwindling metallic resources dry up, the human race would look to the stars for precious metals. While this has been posited for decades in science-fiction literature, this is the first time that futurists are actually planning missions to harvest asteroids from space for metals.

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My Daily Tweets 04-24-12

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Adult White Killer Whale Spotted in the Wild for the First Time

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There have been sightings of white whales sporadically over the last few decades, but the only white killer whales (Orcinus orca) were young, including one with a rare genetic condition that died in a Canadian aquarium in 1972.

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Wheelblades Help Wheelchairs Tackle Snow and Ice

Wheelchairs have difficulties moving about in snow, but no longer thanks to Wheelblades. These small skis can be easily mounted on the front wheels of wheelchairs or baby buggies, significantly improving their mobility in snow and ice.

wheelchair wheelblades mobility snow ice

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