Google : Zeitgeit 2012 : Year in Review
Liquid metal used to create ultra stretchable wires.
A new type of conductive wire uses a gallium and indium liquid metal alloy inside an extremely thin elastic polymer tube to create a wire which can be stretched to up to eight times it’s size without losing electrical conductivity.
The wire could be used for headphone cables or phone chargers, and can be mass produced using current methods. The cable might not yet make it to market though - if the cable is cut the liquid metal leaks out, causing a possible hazard.
Check out a video of the cable being stretched here.
New data shows that since Google launched its iOS mapping application, there has been a 30 percent bump in people upgrading their devices to Apple’s newest mobile operating system.
A man shot and killed three people in a home in Colorado on Tuesday before turning the handgun on himself and committing suicide, authorities said.
Sergeant Tim Schwartz of the Weld County Sheriff’s Office said police received a call from
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‘Metapaper’ blocks Wi-Fi signals.
French researchers have developed a wallpaper able to block Wi-Fi signals, while still allowing FM radio waves and emergency frequencies to pass through. Known as metapaper, it is able to filter out 99% of all waves coming from the outside.
Possible uses could include creating quiet spaces inside movie theaters or hospitals, or for the ultra paranoid it could be used to stop the neighbors stealing your Wi-Fi or hacking into a wireless home network.
The snowflake patterned wallpaper can be covered with traditional wallpaper. The makers are pushing it as a ‘healthy alternative’, citing studies showing that overexposure to electromagnetic waves could cause adverse health affects.
Apology, Warning and Request From the Jesil’s World Team
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“Six months ago, Taylor [Morris] was serving our nation in Afghanistan. And as a member of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team, his job was one of the most dangerous there is: to lead the way through territory littered with hidden explosives; to clear the way for his brothers-in-arms.
On May 3rd, while out on patrol, Taylor stepped on an IED. The blast threw him into the air. And when he hit the ground, Taylor realized that both his legs were gone. And his left arm. And his right hand.
But as Taylor lay there, fully conscious, bleeding to death, he cautioned the medics to wait before rushing his way. He feared another IED was nearby. Taylor’s concern wasn’t for his own life; it was for theirs.
Eventually, they cleared the area. They tended to Taylor’s wounds. They carried him off the battlefield. And days later, Taylor was carried into Walter Reed, where he became only the fifth American treated there to survive the amputation of all four limbs.
Now, Taylor’s recovery has been long. And it has been arduous. And it’s captivated the nation. A few months after the attack, with the help of prosthetics, the love and support of his family, and above all his girlfriend Danielle, who never left his side, Taylor wasn’t just walking again. In a video that went viral, the world watched he and Danielle dance again.
I’ve often said the most humbling part of my job is serving as Commander-in-Chief. And one of the reasons is that, every day, I get to meet heroes. I met Taylor at Walter Reed. And then in July, at the White House, I presented him with the Purple Heart. And right now, hanging on a wall in the West Wing is a photo of that day, a photo of Taylor Morris smiling wide and standing tall.
I should point out that Taylor couldn’t make it here today because he and Danielle are out kayaking. In Taylor we see the best of America—a spirit that says, when we get knocked down, we rise again. When times are tough, we come together. When one of us falters, we lift them up. In this country we take care of our own—especially our veterans who have served so bravely and sacrificed so selflessly in our name. And we carry on, knowing that our best days always lie ahead.”
—President Obama on Veterans Day
Nielsen’s new Connected Devices study is out:
- Social Media — 44% of 18-24 year olds and close to 50% of 25-34 year olds are visiting social networking sites on their smartphones during both commercials and programs while watching TV.
- Seeking Information — 36% of people 35-54 and 44% of people 55-64 use their tablets to dive deeper into the TV program they are currently watching.
So the older folks are relying on search to make their experience of TV richer, while the youths are relying on each other.