Warning: Illegal string offset 'woo_layout' in /home/shreyas/public_html/blog/wp-content/themes/canvas/includes/theme-actions.php on line 725
NASA Siberia's Lena Delta

NASA Earth Day – Siberia’s Lena Delta

Siberia’s Lena Delta The protected wilderness area of the Lena River, some 2,800 miles long ...

Creativity & The Two Wolves

“What Is Creativity?” “…the emergence of a novel, relational product, growing out of the uniqueness of the individual.” (?Carl Rodgers, psychologist and writer) “The occurrence of a composition that is both new and valuable.” (Henry Miller, writer)  - you can demonstrate creativity simply by uttering a sentence in your mother tongue. Elvin Box, one of [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

West meets East in China

Quentin Shih’s excellent photography shows the sign of the times and a great example of West meets East in China

Read full story Comments { 0 }

The Imminent Rise of Social Cloud Computing

Image courtesy of Daniel Iversen Cloud computing is the distribution of services like information storage and processing as if they were utilities, rather like electricity sold over a power grid. The idea is that people use and pay for only as much as they need. But one problem with this model is trust. How can users [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Consumables, DIY Servers, and The Cloud – more sense, less fun.

Oh man! The heat proof glass from the front of the oven disintegrated while I was cleaning it. The crack was like a bullet, cat poo’d itself (shame). Power supply in my main server went pop (wish I was in the Cloud for everything, so expensive when you have 6 servers, yes I know…), now [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

MAKE | Predictions For 2012 – Add Yours!

MAKE | Predictions For 2012 – Add Yours! blog.makezine.com12/28/11 I wonder what will happen when the maker movement starts to threaten some established corporate interests. Makers trying to commercialize a product can’t afford to defend themselves against even the most trivial corporate …

Read full story Comments { 0 }

NASA – The Home Planet: Exploring the Whole Earth

The Water Planet Viewed from space, the most striking feature of our planet is the water. In both liquid and frozen form, it covers 75% of the Earth’s surface. It fills the sky with clouds. Water is practically everywhere on Earth, from inside the planet’s rocky crust to inside the cells of the human body. [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Build, Unite, Multiply! – A History of the Hackerspace Movement, Circa 2008

hackerspaces | flux | Hackerspaces – The Beginning (the book) This book documents where the Hacker Space movement was in December of 2008 when most 2011?s Hacker Spaces were still in their infancy. Noisebridge founder Mitch Altman interviewed at CCC Camp, in 2007 about Europe’s second-wave hackerspaces. The resulting wave of hundreds of hackerspaces has swept the world. [Via Adafruit] [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Eddy Current Braking Games

This simple demonstration of eddy current braking will probably be familiar to many of you, but this video from YouTuber JamesRB1995 is a short, well-shot, impressive documentation of the effect. Keep in mind that copper is not ferromagnetic, and there is no direct magnetic attraction going on here. – Courtesy of Make Magazine.

Read full story Comments { 0 }

The Maker Movement – The New Industrial Revolution

Web innovation is being applied to the “real world” It is easy to laugh at the idea that hobbyists will change the world. But the original industrial revolution grew out of piecework done at home, and look what became of the personal computers of the 1970s. The tools we have to go after a problem are [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

The Rise of Raspberry Pi

Chris Swan has two solid predictions for Raspberry Pi. For the same reasons The BBC Micro and Home Brew computers inspired a generation, and hackers continue to realise more potential than manufacturers in their own technology. RaspPi is a whole computer on a tiny circuit board – not much more than an ARM processor, a USB [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }