It’s an example of an inorganic polymer, noted for its many unusual characteristics. It bounces, it breaks when given a sharp blow, it can flow like a liquid when it is slowly stretched, and it will “melt” into a puddle.
I wrote previously about desktop versus web applications… or a hybrid of both. There are definite trends towards providing users with richer clients. Forrester Research has done a usability comparison between Rich Internet apps and HTML apps, in a report
The Read/Write Web site took a survey to identify what readers expect to have the greatest impact in 2007: 1. Online Video / Internet TV – 27% 2. Continued rise of browser-based apps – 22% 3. Mobile Web – 15% 4.
An article in Yahoo Health asks, “Can Snoring Kill You?” Evidently, persons with sleep apnea (lack of quality sleep from breathing problems) have a higher death rate than the average person, are five times more likely to be in a fatigue-related
I use a web site that streams live video of the various highways around Ohio… I’ve discovered that there is a great web site to access over 30 video and still cameras located around Manhattan island. This New York web site
If you’re interested in the top new IT products for 2006, check out this article in CRN.
A new scientific study suggests that people who frequently experience positive emotions are less likely to catch colds. Psychologist Sheldon Cohen and his colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University interviewed 193 healthy adults daily for two weeks and recorded the positive
Popular Mechanics has a new list of technologies (or at least concepts for technologies) that it claims will be big in 2007. From PRAM to BAN and SmartPills to data clouds, it’s a good summary of upcoming and in-process trends.
If you’re into magic tricks, this site shows a video of how some of the basic tricks are performed with a deck of cards… It’s very interesting.
This site has an interesting article that describes 30 open source software packages you should consider for your Windows-based computer.