17-Sep-2009

12 clever substitutions that save money – Link.

Pictures, graphs and diagrams that can make you stop and think – Link.

Would you like your eyes to automatically have night vision (ability to see in the dark) without night vision goggles? It may be possible to grow natural eyes using recombinant DNA and gene mutation and cell therapy and the like. “But after five months, something clicked. The monkeys picked out red and green, again and again.” UW researchers use gene therapy to give squirrel monkeys trichromatic vision. “Not only might we be able to cure disease, but we might engineer eyes with remarkable capabilities. You can imagine conferring enhanced night vision in normal eyes, or engineering genes that make photopigments with spectral properties for whatever you want your eye to see.” As such eyes connect with data derived from pervasive computing we may literally be able to see the data that is recorded in hard disks.

This thingy looks for sentences or groups of sentences whose words fall in groups of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. Haiku Finder.

Innovative concept pen by Korean designer Jinsu Park allows you to scan any color from your environment and instantly use it for drawing. Link.

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