Behind the Hype, It's Nepalese Who Rescue Stranded Trekkers
They huddled in the tiny outside courtyard as a collapsing wall buried their knapsacks, and bricks piled up just a foot away. Screams rose up from the village as the rolling earth flattened every house in Ripchet. Nir dug out their bags and tested the ...
May 5, 2015
Comedian and Actor Dustin Ybarra 5-8-15
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May 8, 2015
Juxtaposing Fukushima with Hiroshima and the “Atoms for Peace” campaign (as discussed in more detail below) takes the events of 2011 out of the realm of “natural disaster”, placing Fukushima in the longer history of nuclear weaponry and the nuclear ...
February 16, 2015
Apple's Jony Ive digested: 23 things we've learned
Jobs liked digital facsimiles of analog designs, with the fake leather stitching of iCal and other apps based on the interior of Jobs' private jet. Ive disliked the approach, although thought it was important for the first iPhone for familiarity, but ...
February 17, 2015
Toshiba wants to reshape the chip industry with new low-power tunnel FETs, $2 ...
When the gate is thick, electrons are unlikely to cross the channel. Still, TFETs have one thing going for them — they're an incremental step, an evolution of existing technology and practices, rather than an attempt to reinvent the wheel ...
September 10, 2014
IEDM 2014 Preview
To quote the conference web front page, IEDM is “the world's pre-eminent forum for reporting technological breakthroughs in the areas of semiconductor and electronic device technology, design, manufacturing, physics, and modeling. IEDM is the flagship ...
December 8, 2014
Super Bowl Athletes Are Scientists at Work
The Vince Lombardi Trophy sits alongside the helmets of the Seattle Seahawks (L) and New England Patriots before a press conference of the coaches of Super Bowl XLIX at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz., on Jan. 30, 2015. (Timothy A....
February 1, 2015
KATHMANDU — Nepal had always been on Sandy Kyin’s travel list. So seven months ago, Sandy, a 29-year-old risk consultant in the banking industry in New York, quit her job and began traveling. On April 17 she headed into the Himalayas, north of Gorkha and into the Tsum Valley, one of Nepal’s wilder and less-travelled regions. Sandy and a young Spanish couple were planning a three-week trek along the Manaslu circuit, led by Nir Gurung, a 27-year-old Nepali guide. They visited temples, prayed with Buddhist nuns, and hiked six hours or more a day while Nir gave them constant Nepali lessons. They huddled in the tiny outside courtyard as a collapsing wall buried their knapsacks, and bricks piled up just a foot away. Nir dug out their bags and tested the roof of a collapsed house before helping them walk over it. Some houses in the village had caught fire, and the group joined a human chain of women passing water containers from a stream up the hill to help... Aware that one earthquake often presages others, Nir was keen on getting his group to a safer flatter area. Nir insisted on walking across them first to determine their stability. “Nir really saved my life,” Sandy repeated several times.
Takamine Tadasu’s Fukushima Esperanto (2012) is an immersive project that responds to the unfolding tragedies of the March 2011 Tōhoku disaster. Connecting the experiences of Tōhoku with the devastating floods experienced across Queensland, Australia in the same year, Fukushima Esperanto invites reflection on trauma by a transnational audience. The artist’s assemblage of obsolete technologies and objects of childhood play expresses Takamine’s opposition to, and Japan’s conflicted relationship with, nuclear energy. Takamine Tadasu’s Fukushima Esperanto (2012) is an immersive, cross-media art project, which communicates the tragedies of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami of 11 March 2011, and the subsequent meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. This art project exemplifies how the nature of trauma can be communicated artistically through bricolage , or an accumulation of pre-used objects from everyday life. In Fukushima Esperanto the use of bricolage, in this case a fragmentation and accumulation of text, sound, image and object, is an inclusive device that conveys trauma to a global audience which is assumed to be diverse.
He has created some of the most recognisable and iconic objects of our age, but Apple’s head designer Jony Ive has always been something of an enigma. Ive has a lot of famous friends Ive said Abrams told him his thoughts were partly responsible for the new style of lightsaber in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, although he doesn’t explicitly mention the cross-shaped guards. more analog and more primitive, and I think, in that way, somehow more ominous. And despite Apple having one of the most polished images and highly tuned corporate public relations, Ive’s presentation video for the launch of the Apple Watch was largely directed and edited by him. Earlier in his career, things were less glamorous: Ive designed a bath, a sink and a toilet Before Ive started at Apple in 1992 he worked for design consultancy Tangerine in London. There Ive designed the Macintosh Folio tablet concept for Apple, which had a stylus and an adjustable angled screen, as well as a sink, toilet and bath for British bathroom firm Ideal Standard. Now Ive has a 12-foot square glass-walled office That office has a Playmobil.
Teardown: Wireless weather sensor transmitters
Last time, I disassembled La Crosse Technology's TX61U-IT solar-powered temperature sensor and wireless transmitter, the companion to the company's WS-811561-W temperature station (plus atomic time/date ... to taking it off the wall, the unit's markings ...
February 13, 2015
Teardown: Dissecting an under-the-weather weather station
Such is the case this time; the victim is La Crosse Technology's WS-811561-W indoor/outdoor temperature ... The PCB in the middle, I'm guessing, handles "atomic clock" date and time functionality. In part, my presumption is derived from the antenna it's ...
December 16, 2014
The Geek Gifts You Didn't Get (But Still Can) for Christmas 2013
But analog clocks are often inaccurate, as their springs compress or stretch, or their motors vary their output based on the current charge from the wall or battery. The 14-inch-diameter Atomic Analog Clock takes the best of both worlds: A clean ...
December 25, 2013
Wood Finish Atomic Digital Wall Clock with Forecasting Function
A rich wood grain finish gives this digital atomic wall clock a retro style, but the weather forecasting ... Wall hanging or free standing. Made in the La Crosse Asia factory in Shenzhen, ChinaSpecifications:. Wireless outdoor temperature range: -39 ...
December 10, 2013
14in Atomic Analog Clock Silver
Silver frame clock with chrome rim gives you accurate atomic time and automatic updates during daylight savings. Requires 1 AA battery and simple button operation. 4 US time zones and On/Off daylight saving button. This item cannot be shipped to APO/FPO ...
December 10, 2013
10 Clever Clocks & Watches That Spring Forward (And Back) By Themselves
This is the KLH Audio KC-120. (Update: This clock is no longer available. A great alternative clock is here.) 8. La Crosse Technology Atomic Wall Clock With Remote Temperature Casio atomic watches are rated very highly by users. The Mudman is as tough as ...
January 27, 2013
Always On Time: Atomic Clocks
A La Crosse company is the first in the United States to create two products to help you stay up to date and on time ... clock to analog clocks." Baechler says La Crosse Technology is the only company in the United States selling these always exact, atomic ...
January 21, 2008