Mar 30, 2007

Math Problems.

A Math problem is always a three way problem. It's a problem to the student, a problem to the teacher & problem is a problem in itself. Here are some humorous ways to sort out your math problems. (Click on the images to enlarge.)











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Mar 23, 2007

Top 5 Impossible Structures.

Here are some of the impossible structures, though they appear to be impossible for construction but they are made possible. These pictures have not been edited.

Penrose Impossible Triangle

Many think this can't be done. But it is actually possible! And if you wish to construct your own Penrose Impossible Triangle then just download and print the PDF. What more, you can change the dimensions as you like & even shade it or color it too.
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Wheel

If you cover about 1/3 of the picture at either end, then the picture looks like any other ordinary picture of washer or ring. In this only two colors have been used just like Mobius, has only two faces.
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Real life impossible object


So how was this constructed? Here you can see how this construction was built:

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Impossible wooden structure

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Amazing wooden structure

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Mar 17, 2007

Top 10 Unique Computer Mices.

World's Most Expensive Computer Mouse
It costs you about £12,400.00 / $24,180.00 USD. If you are willing to spend it then you can get it personalized with diamond initials of your choice. "The world's most expensive computer mouse, cast from 18 carat white gold and set with 59 brilliant cut diamonds. Choose from the beautiful "Diamond Flower" design and the "Scattered Diamond" design."
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World's Most Powerful Mouse: MX510 Performance Optical Mouse.
Logitech's most powerful computer mouse ever, the MX510 Performance Optical Mouse. "Designed for computer gamers and other "power users," Logitech says the MX510 can take 5.8 megapixels of surface detail per second, deliver a 12-bit data bath and support acceleration up to 15g. The company claims that the finish on each mouse is completely unique, making it like a snowflake -- no two are exactly alike. The MX510 includes eight programmable buttons, including an Internet forward and back buttons aimed at being within easy reach of the thumb. A Quick Switch Program Selector button is at the top of the mouse, which lets a user jump between open applications."
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World's Thinnest Mouse: Slimouse
How about going for this one? "The Slimouse is held between the thumb and middle finger and instead of the usual left and right buttons you get a front and back button to control with your index finger. The scroll wheel is on the side."
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World's Most Advanced Mouse: MX™ Revo1ution
This one is "smarter, faster, and fully loaded. Hyper-fast scrolling. Instant application switching. Touch to Search."
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World's Smallest Laser Mouse: Sigma's Rotino
Size matters, here is the worlds smallest laser mouse, "Sigma's Rotino". "Substance size the 1/4 of 30×70×20mm (width × depth × height), weight approximately 40g and general mice small-sized mouse. At the same company it has expressed the "mini car mouse". Small size, resolution is possible to change 1,000/2,000dpi, you say that frame rate 9,600fps and the high performance loads the laser sensor, job is possible in the space 1 of cards. Interface with USB, can equip the cord/code reel in the cable, can receive the cable the unused time."
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World's Most Unique Designed Mouse?
"This thing has all the controls you would expect to find on a media keyboard, but jammed onto a mouse for some reason. The "mouse" moves the only two buttons you really need on a mouse, the right and left click buttons, to the front conveniently located (NOT!) under the USB cable."
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World's Most Silent Mouse
A Silent mouse? "When you press down on the left-click and right-click buttons, it makes no noise whatsoever, but you can't feel any clicks, either. There's no tactile feedback at all. There's just this rubbery, bottomless travel that gives you no indication of when you've actually engaged that button."
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World's First Stone Mouse
Russian designer Neko made this mouse from stone, "looks like the stone parts are polished/cut and glued to the mouse."
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World's Most Unusual Mouse?
An old Nintendo Powerglove converted by Zerosign into a functional computer mouse.

Powerglove Mouse At Work

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World's First Mouse
Here is the image of the first computer mouse held by Engelbart showing the wheels which directly contact the working surface.
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Mar 16, 2007

Great Piece Of Work In Photoshop

If you watch the above images from your seat in front of the computer, Mr. Angry is on the left, and Mrs. Calm is on the right.Get up from your seat, and move back. They switch places! "This illusion was created by Dr. Aude Oliva & Philippe G. Schyns, MIT illustrates the ability of the visual system to separate information coming from different spatial frequency channels."

Here is another piece of work created by Dr. Aude Oliva (Ph.D. Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT) & Dr. Antonio Torralba (Ph.D. Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory). Again watch the above images while seated in front of the computer. Now get up from your seat & walk a few paces & you will be astonished to see the change in their expressions. Both the images are a great piece of work & we think none others were able to generate anything this similar in Photoshop.
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Mar 12, 2007

Shuttle XPC 1337 A Must For Elite Gamers Seeking The Absolute Best Performance

So what's in this small box?
Intel QX6700, Fully internal liquid-cooling system, AMD ATI Radeon X1950 Pro , 10,000RPM Western Digital Raptor 150GB, & 2GB Crucial Ballistix."Packed inside the XPC 1337 Series SDXi system is a Intel QX6700 processor. This processor features twice the amount of processing power than dualcore equipped P2 3700 systems. In addition to having four processor cores to work with, XPC 1337 systems also feature 2GB of Crucial Ballistix high performance memory.
In terms of graphical prowess the XPC P2 3700 systems feature not one but two ATI Radeon X1950 XTX graphics cards running in parallel with AMD's ATI technology.
New to the XPC 1337 Series SDXi system is a liquid cooling system. The liquid cooling system allows the two AMD ATI Radeon X1950 XTX graphics cards to stay cool during the most gaming situations."
Hand painted premium automotive paint gives the glossy & unique feel to each unit of SDXi. The starting price is about $3,499 & can keep going higher depending on how much more you want it to have in it. Though the cost many not be the only cause stopping you from buying it, because as of now they seemed to be sold out.
[Shuttle 1337 SDXI Via Chip Chick]

Personal Meteo Centre - METE-ON 1

Personal Meteo Centre - METE-ON 1

Mete-On 1 displays a weather forecast for 4 days and nights in 60 regions. It also provides 2 days' forecast (day/night) for 30 further regions of Europe. The dimensions are 255 x 170 x 41 mm & the current supply uses 4 x AA batteries or net adapter.
"Initial setup promises to be clear and simple and day to day operation are minimized to just a few buttons. Mete-On auto detects and selects the strongest signal and has a test mode to help you to find the best location for your display. At the touch of a button you can see the forecast your favourite European destinations."
It costs you about £195.00.
[METE-ON 1 Via Bios]

Mini foldable keyboard


The mini foldable keyboard is just larger than a credit card, & measures 92 x 71 x 12mm (3.6 x 2.8 x 0.24 inches) when closed, & 176 x 71 x 6mm (6.9 x 2.8 x 0.47 inches) when open & weighs just about 3 ounces. The internal battery provides 9 hours of continuous use or 45hrs of standby time. It can be recharged through a USB cable.
It allows the user to choose between the SPP (Serial Port Profile) mode and the HID (Human Interface Device) mode & the keyboard has 63 individual keys.
"The HID mode allows "Out of the Box" Alphanumeric compatibility with many products, including PCs, Laptops and many PDAs using the HID technology."
It will cost you about $69.95.
[Freedom Mini Duo Keyboard Via Pop Gadget]

Mar 10, 2007

Worlds Fastest Gadgets

When is fast fast enough? Here are world's fastest gadgets, which one will you opt for?

Seagate's World's Fastest Hard Drive

"Seagate's hard drive has a 15,000rpm, 2.5in 3Gbps Serial Attached SCSI (SAS). The Savvio 15K has a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 1.6m hours. New Savvios consume two-thirds of the power of 3.5in 15,000rpm drives and sport a seek time that's 12 per cent faster."
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Sony's World's Fastest DVD±R Burner

Sony claims its drive to be the world's fastest DVD±R writer.
"Sony admitted the availability of media certified for use at 18x was "limited", but it claimed the drive - dubbed the AWG170A - would write 16x discs at the higher speed. It also said the drive will write DVD-RAM discs as 12x. DVD±R DL discs are written at up to 8x, it added, the same speed the drive writes DVD+RWs. DVD-RW discs are written at 6x."
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Corsair's World's Fastest RAM: XMS2 Dominator PC2-10000

"world's fastest DDR-2 production memory and it's from Corsair. Rated at PC2-10000, it's able to run at 625MHz using a total of 2.4 volts and possibly even more if you are lucky enough."
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AnyDATA's World's Smallest & Fastest USB Modem for HSDPA Wireless Broadband Access

"The ADU-610is powered by download speeds from the Internet of up to 7.2 Mbps this small modem makes wireless broadband accessible for PDAs, notebook, and even home PCs."
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TUL Corp's World's Fastest Silent Graphic Card: PowerColor X1950 SCS3

"This graphic card runs passively, at the same time, maintaining its original specifications, including: 575MHz core engine, 1380MHz effective memory speed, 256MB GDDR3, and 36 pixel processors. The X1950 SCS3 comes with VIVO, HDCP, and is Windows Vista ready."
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Infinera's World's Fastest Optical Chip: Photonic Integrated Circuit
"It's a two--centimeter-wide featuring four patterned, gold-colored rectangles. The chip's simple appearance belies its complex engineering and gives little hint that it could be the key to cheaply supplying the bandwidth demanded by a YouTube users"
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BenQ's World's Fastest 19-inch LCD Monitor: BenQ FP93G X+
"BenQ launched the world's fastest 19-inch LCD monitor, the BenQ FP93G X+, for PC and online gamers. The FP93G X+ features an ultra-fast 2ms gray-to-gray response time, a super-slim 13mm bezel and a high contrast ratio of 800:1."
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HP's World's Fastest Inkjet Printer: HP Officejet Pro

"HP's newest inkjet printer portfolio includes three new high-performance HP Officejet Pro All-in-Ones, three new HP Officejet Pro single-function printers and a new low-cost HP Officejet All-in-One for improved productivity."
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Hasselblad's World's Fastest High-End Scanner: Flextight X5

"Flextight X5 has been built for speed and scans 35mm originals at up to 8000 dpi and at a speed of 300MB per minute, making it the world's fastest, high-end scanner."
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Gigabyte's World's Fastest 3D Graphics Card: GV-RX195X512VB-RH.

"Featuring the ATI Radeon® X1950 XTX, with state-of-the-art architecture which includes an ultra-threaded engine for outstanding shader performance and manufactured using an advanced 90 nanometer process technology, the GV-RX195X512VB-RH supports high speed GDDR4 memory, enabling it to performance with an incredible increase in gaming and video image processing speed."
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Mar 3, 2007

Different at Birth.

Baby with three hands:

A 2-month-old known as Jie-jie, was born with one right hand and two left hands. "How it happens? Van Heest estimated that one out of 200,000 babies are born with two thumbs on one hand and one out of 2 million have doubling at the wrist, resulting in two hands."
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Baby born with two heads: "Rebeca was born with the undeveloped head of her twin. Fully developed twins born conjoined at the head are extremely rare, accounting for one of every 2.5 million births, but these twins, where one twin stops developing, are even rarer."
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Another Baby born with two heads:

"Syafitri, an Indonesian baby born with two heads, the four-day-old baby girl weighs 7 pounds and 450 grams".
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Yet another case of baby born with two heads:

Manar Maged was originally one of conjoined identical twins, but her sister didn't develop.
"Manar Maged was an Egyptian girl, born with a condition - a type of conjoined twin where the twins are attached at the head and one doesn't develop completely, becoming completely dependent upon the other".
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Two-Headed Boy of Bengal:

"Two-headed boy of Bengal who was born in 1783 & remains are with the H.M of the Royal College of London".
Source: en.wikipedia.org/, Image via forteantimes

Here is the a video of baby born with 2 Heads: