Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Veltop turns regular 'open top' bikes into convertibles: "You have to admire the people who commute by bike – regardless of the weather – although riding in the rain seems to involve a choice between getting soaked, or wearing a lot of rain gear and still getting a wet face."
Posted by steve at 10:03 PM
The Chip Scale Atomic Clock makes atomic time-keeping portable: "Atomic clocks are one of those things that most of us have probably always thought of as being big, ultra-expensive, and therefore only obtainable by well-funded research institutes."
Posted by steve at 10:01 PM
Jaguar teams with Williams F1 to produce US$1.5 million C-X75 Hybrid Supercar: "Jaguar's stunningly beautiful C-X75 hybrid concept that wowed Salon L'automobile last October in Paris, is to be produced in a limited edition of 250 vehicles with prices beginning at GBP700,000 (US$1.15 million) and running to GBP900,000 (US$1.5 million)."
Posted by steve at 10:00 PM
Researchers simulate schizophrenia in a computer: "One of the theories regarding the cause of schizophrenia suggests that, due to an excessive release of dopamine, the brain remembers too many irrelevant things. Schizophrenics are then overwhelmed by the vast amounts of facts, thoughts and memories all crammed together in their heads, and start processing them into conclusions that aren't based in reality."
Posted by steve at 9:59 PM
Farseeing inventor pioneered computer music: "Renowned computer generated music innovator Max Mathews has died at the age of 84. Back in 1957 Mathews wrote the program that enabled an IBM 704 mainframe computer to play a composition lasting 17 seconds – an achievement recognized as one of the first examples of digital synthesis of music on a computer."
Posted by steve at 9:57 PM