Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Radio Navigation Systems

The radio can be a significant resource of the baby. The classical features provided with this product, furthermore for the transmission of voices and texts, will be the cogent reasons for the elevated usage. Mobile phones aren’t mere communication products as well as the leisure uses are lots of. When you are idle and want to entertain, it may be perfect to experience a device in the pocket for everybody the main reason.

They’re broadly proven to become the best choice. In spite that it absolutely was initially made to have the ability to exchange voices over distances, it’s become device to provide entertainment and competes while using computer in your house. It’s portable little also.In occasions of emergency like getting twisted in crowded places, your delay might be communicated effectively through text messages. Waiting is not anymore a monotony along with your mobile phone in the palm. It’s very amusing using the qualities supplied by the walkie talkies models. Checking mails, browsing internet, hearing music, taking photographs, watching tv might be completed from you throughout an insipid travel. Hence mobiles allow us just like a communication device that works many tasks.

GPRS facilities, camera, music player, TV and two way radio will be in built and help in experienceing this multi functions provided. Just pointing to have an amusing image and clicking some control results in using the image. It might be either maintained for your offspring otherwise moved along with other mobiles or personal computers. Talking about is done inexpensively while using Bluetooth facility. Conversations with pals or important notes might be recorded. You’ll be able to record your loved an individual’s voice for listening anytime and anywhere. Videos may also be achievable together with the current cell phone models, the duration is extended to greater than an hour.

Multimedia texting guarantees a bigger reference to changing messages. Pictures and sounds might be incorporated to yield a enjoyable talking about. Emails might be sent and received on the run which process does not require a unique device. Thus the process is more simple to use and simple. You’ll be able to begin to see the websites increase yourself while using innovative technology. Some are exclusively designed to easily fit into the mobile screen due to the improved access.Playing games will be the ultimate choice of many of us in spare time. When it’s available for you personally with the device that you just carry in the bank, falter ignore!

While using giant leap in technology, Microsoft ‘office’ documents might be seen making use of your mobile phones. You will notice your documents a number of occasions. Furthermore, your computer could use your mobile phone just like a window. This fact signifies the desktop utilization of mobile products. MP3 files might be carried out utilizing your mobile. Music within the internet might be streamed and carried out using the mobile. Television stations might be acquired while using the latest models.Shopping can also be done while using the phones. It replaces the borrowed funds and atm cards. Billing might be completed in line using the relationship existing involving the customer as well as the operator. Mobile phones do become the perfect wallet! Obligations for the merchants could be produced easily. Capacity to see the barcode symbols has brought towards the programs in commerce. This can be very useful!

Evolution in cell phone is rapid and multitude much more comparison for the personal computers. Mobiles work as watches and travel travel alarm clocks and perform varied function. Calendar function and hands hand calculators can be found. Pointers might be recorded too! The astounding particulars round the innovation and growth in the mobile phones require acquiring the right phone. The gamut ranges from simple ones for the trendy products. Make your smartest choice. Spare time relies upon mobiles in deed!

Radio Navigation Systems

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Author Neil Gaiman Defends Children’s Literature From Adult ‘Snobbery’

52-year-old British author Neil Gaiman has spoken out against ‘snobbish’ adult judgements being placed upon children’s literature.

The author, who delivered the second annual Reading Agency lecture in central London this week, chose to use this time, at least in part, to speak out against what he feels is a damaging trend in modern literary criticism.

“I don’t think there is such a thing as a bad book for children,” began the author, addressing a crowd that included many leading figures from the arts and entertainment world, as well as several representatives from educational institutions.

“Every now and again it becomes fashionable among some adults to point at a subset of children’s books, a genre, perhaps, or an author, and to declare them bad books, books that children should be stopped from reading,”

“I’ve seen it happen over and over; Enid Blyton was declared a bad author, so was (‘Goosebumps’ author) RL Stine, so were dozens of others. Comics have been decried as fostering illiteracy”.

“It’s tosh, it’s snobbery and it’s foolishness”, he continued.

Mr Gaiman, who’s works include children’s books (Odd & The Frost Giants), comic books (Sandman, 1602) and prize winning novels (The Graveyard Book, Coraline, American Gods), has seen his works adapted into popular films (Stardust, Coraline), and has written for several TV shows (Babylon 5, Dr. Who, Neverwhere). He is generally considered to be one of the most prolific and celebrated authors of his generation, so it is likely that his criticisms will carry some weight.

Gaiman continued, saying that, “There are no bad authors for children, that children like and want to read and seek out, because every child is different. They can find the stories they need to, and they bring themselves to stories”.

“A hackneyed, worn-out idea isn’t hackneyed and worn out to them. This is the first time the child has encountered it. Do not discourage children from reading because you feel they are reading the wrong thing. Fiction you do not like is the gateway drug to other books you may prefer. And not everyone has the same taste as you.

He continued with a warning to parents, teachers and even older siblings, when he said that,

“Well-meaning adults can easily destroy a child’s love of reading: stop them reading what they enjoy, or give them worthy-but-dull books that you like, the 21st Century equivalents of Victorian ‘improving’ literature. You’ll wind up with a generation convinced that reading is uncool and worse, unpleasant.”

Gaiman’s own book, ‘Neverwhere’ was recently removed from a High School reading list in New Mexico after a parent complained that it was inappropriate.

Gaiman’s response to this was wry and well-considered, as he told a BBC reporter, “I tend to take books of mine being challenged and occasionally being banned – and very occasionally being burned – as a kind of badge of honour. You know you are doing something right.”

Mr. Gaiman’s concerns were echoed by a number of the lecture’s attendees.




Author Neil Gaiman Defends Children’s Literature From Adult ‘Snobbery’

Monday, December 23, 2013

Iceman’s Living Relatives Discovered

A team of Austrian scientists has identified living relatives of Oetzi the Iceman, the 5,300-year-old body discovered in the Italian Alps in 1991.

The research highlights 19 Tyrolean men, all of whom bear distinct genetic similarities to samples taken from the body of Oetzi (so named because he was discovered in the valley of Oetz).

It is thought that the same genetic mutation that was found in Oetzi’s ancient DNA will also be discovered in the nearby Swiss region of Engadine.

The men have not been informed about their famous heritage and their connection to the Iceman is known only from analysis of their blood after donation. Women were not included in this particular study, as a different procedure would be required to match their samples to Oetzi’s.

The Austrian team has announced that it will be working with Swiss and Italian partners in order to further their research.

Since hikers discovered the body in 1991, Oetzi has been a source of constant fascination to historians, geneticists, archaeologists and interested media outlets. A high level of research has uncovered how Oetzi died, what his last meal consisted of and even what his face might very well have looked like (he had brown eyes). In addition, the Iceman’s entire genome was mapped and published last February.

In life, Oetzi stood at about 5ft 2in, lived to be approximately 46 years old and suffered from (amongst other things) arthritis and a whipworm infestation.

However, the discovery of living relatives to the 5,300-year-old corpse definitely represents a milestone in a case that has been called ‘the world’s oldest murder mystery’ by some.

Since Oetzi’s discovery in 1991, debates have raged about the Iceman’s final moments, there has even been some speculation that he was buried, but why and by whom remains a mystery.

In addition, a court case raged for years between the body’s discoverers and the local authorities, regarding a 25% finders fee that the authorities declined to pay in full. The court case was eventually settled in 2008.

The Iceman has made news in other areas as well; seven people involved in the discovery of Oetzi have died under allegedly ‘mysterious’ circumstances, leading some to speculate as to the existence of a curse.

Last year, Oetzi made the news yet again, as Italian scientists determined that there were red blood cells around Oetzi’s wounds. This was remarkable news as previously no blood was found within the body. These findings made Oetzi’s blood the oldest in the world, but, amazingly, his bloodline continues to this day.









Iceman’s Living Relatives Discovered

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Inform, Entertain and Educate, Two-Way Radios in Broadcasting

The disparity between how easy it is to watch a television program and how difficult it is to make one is truly staggering.

Outdoor shoots are often rushed, always difficult and dependent on a number of factors completely outside of any Human control (principally: the weather). Managing a live broadcast outdoors is a difficult job that only highly trained professionals are properly equipped to deal with.

Mistakes can cost huge sums of money and even jobs to be lost in an instant. As a result, it is of absolutely paramount importance that an outdoor shoot runs as smoothly as possible. It is not possible to control all the variables in this equation, therefore the factors that are controllable need to be handled with a great deal of care and attention.

Before we even get to the problems presented by demanding talent, caffeine-addled directors, technical hiccups (and anything else you’ve heard discussed in exasperating terms on a variety of DVD commentaries), producers need to consider the health and safety of all participants. Keeping so many varied lines of communication open requires a technology that is proven, reliable, affordable and easy to use. As a result, two-way radios are a mainstay of the broadcast industries.

Two-way radios help to keep a shoot or set running smoothly and efficiently, whilst at the same time ensuring that the production team, guests and everybody else involved are safe and secure. Without an instant method of communication, a large amount of today’s TV programming would simply cease to exist (of course, some may say that isn’t too bad a thing!).

Live broadcasting is like catching lightening in a bottle; all conditions need to be as close to perfect as Humanly possible. Two-way radios help to make such a demanding task achievable.

For directors, producers and assistants, the ability to speak directly to the assembled professionals is completely indispensable.

Ultimately, co-ordination of talent, equipment and staff coupled with effective time management and supreme professionalism on all fronts makes broadcasting what it is. However, two-way radios make it all a lot easier and create many more opportunities for better work to be done. 

Inform, Entertain and Educate, Two-Way Radios in Broadcasting

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Pioneering Rock Musician Lou Reed Dies at 71

Rock n Roll poet Lou Reed, a founding member and principal songwriter of the massively influential band ‘The Velvet Underground’ – as well as a globally recognized recording artist in his own right, has died of liver failure, he was 71 years old.

Reed’s songs were groundbreaking in that they openly discussed issues like outsider sexuality and hard drug use and then married these lyrics to alternative, sometimes avant-garde music.

Reed was a recording artist in every sense of the word. Throughout his life and career, his work was challenging, powerful and often divisive. However, he was also no stranger to a catchy, crowd-pleasing pop chorus, as famous hits like ‘Perfect Day’, Satellite of Love’ and ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ will attest. Lou Reed’s work was the ultimate meeting point between the urban culture of the New York City streets and the highbrow insouciance of the uptown art galleries.

Supremely influential to the development of Pop, Glam, Indie, Punk and lots more besides, Reed was considered to be a godfather of alternative sounds.

Lou Reed was born in Brooklyn in 1942, when World War 2 was still raging around the world. He studied at Syracuse University and, around this time, became a disciple of the poet Delmore Schwartz. Upon graduation, he worked for Pickwick records as a songwriter, generating at least one minor hit. Eventually, he met Welsh violinist John Cale and, together with drummer Maureen Tucker and guitarist Sterling Morrison, formed The Velvet Underground.

The Velvet Underground were an instant hit on the New York music scene, so much so that pop artist Andy Warhol became a fan and incorporated them into his various projects. Warhol would eventually be credited as the producer of the band’s 1967 debut album, for which he also provided the artwork. The band were white hot creatively for three years, until their last album ‘Loaded’ was released in 1970.

Commercially, however, the Velvet Underground were completely ignored at the time. It was only later that they would be considered by a new generation of musicians as a seminal, trailblazing band.

Reed’s first solo album (where he was backed by the progressive rock band ‘Yes’) wasn’t a hit, but his glam-inflexed, David Bowie produced follow up, ‘Transformer’ became a worldwide smash and yielded several enduring pop classics.

For the rest of the decade, Reed refused to be pigeon holed as simply a ‘Rock’ or ‘Pop’ performer, instead producing albums like the tragic, story-based ‘Berlin’ or the savagely experimental ‘Metal Machine Music’. ‘Coney Island Baby’ was perhaps his most accessible record after ‘Transformer’, it was a hard-edged song-set that featured a collection of radio friendly alternative rock tunes and it was well received by the majority of fans.

Over the decades, Reed’s rebellious music continued to divide and delight in equal measure. Albums that had some fans and critics cheering had others scratching their heads. He was wholly capable of being supremely heartfelt and candid one minute and yet totally aloof and incomprehensible the next. He was, however, never less than 100% true to his incomparable artistic spirit.

In the 2000’s, Reed became a devoted practitioner of Tai Chi; he based an album on the works of Edgar Allen Poe and he worked as a photographer (which had been a side passion of his for many years). He also became even more heavily involved in social and environmental activism. His most recent record was released in 2011; it was produced in collaboration with Thrash Metal giants ‘Metallica’.

To say that Lou Reed made a huge impact on popular music would be an absolute understatement; to say that Lou Reed is one of the founding fathers of alternative music/culture would be doing the man something of a disservice. In truth, Lou Reed wrote the book on Rock n Roll, before summarily burning it and doing whatever he felt like doing, whenever he felt like doing it. He will be missed.

Pioneering Rock Musician Lou Reed Dies at 71

Why so many buy xbox 360 games

The aim of this site is to keep you updated on the latest releases, innovations and general news from the black-and-green neon world of the Xbox.


Here at best xbox game, we love the damn things. Can’t get enough of them, in fact. But the console itself is nothing without the rocket fuel that takes your imagination into the stratosphere with each new adventure. By which, of course, we mean the games.


Without great games, a console is nothing at all. Less than nothing. At best xbox game, we really feel that the Xbox has the best game library ever assembled, a roster of undeniably brilliant stories, characters and experiences. best xbox game aims to grow up to be the definitive Xbox site. With your support, we just might.


We like Playstation, we like Wii but that’s as far as it goes here at best xbox game. If you want the advice of our ‘X-perts’ regarding the best and brightest this console has to offer, all you have to do is stay on best xbox game and have a look around. We just might have what you’re looking for, the missing piece of the existential puzzle on your life. Then again, we may have overshot ourselves on that last part. Whatever.


best xbox game is committed to providing the ultimate guide to the ultimate games for the ultimate console. So there. 

Why so many buy xbox 360 games

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

BREAKING NEWS ‘New’ Species of Mammal Discovered in South America

American Scientists from the Smithsonian Institute of Washington DC have discovered a new type of carnivorous mammal previously unknown to Western science.

The creature, known as the olinguito, is the first such animal to be discovered on the American continent in 35 years.

Zoologist Dr. Kristofer Helgen, who works as the curator of mammals in Washington DC’s National Museum of Natural History, discovered some stored remains in a Chicago museum and was reportedly ‘stopped in his tracks’ upon seeing them.

Following further examination, Helgen says that, “The skins were a rich red colour and when I looked at the skulls I didn’t recognize the anatomy. It was different to any similar animal I’d seen, and right away I thought it could be a species new to science.”

DNA testing eventually proved that, whilst the 35-cm long olinguito is a type of olingo (a relative of raccoons), it is definitely a distinct species in its own right. However, not content with simply describing the species from the remains, the real challenge for Helgen was to attempt to observe this new mammal in the wild.

Using educated guesswork and clues obtained from the specimen drawer, Dr. Helgen and his team were able to theorize a possible habitat for the olinguito. Their ideas proved to be correct and the animal has since been established as inhabiting a number of protected areas from Central Columbia to Western Ecuador.

This is not the first time that Dr. Helgen has identified new species by examining museum remains. In fact, throughout his distinguished career, he has discovered around 100 new species of animals. As an example, Helgen’s work has demonstrated that the hog badger, presumed simply to be a single, widespread species, was in fact three different species, albeit with similar attributes.

Historical records show that Washington National Zoo actually had an olinguito specimen in the 1960’s, but it was never identified as such. The animal was exhibited as an olinga, but its keepers were puzzled when it failed to breed. Sadly, the captive olinguito died without ever being correctly identified.

It should also be noted that just because an animal is considered ‘new’ to Western science, the term rarely denotes a species completely unknown to Humankind. People native to the areas inhabited by these animals are usually well aware of its presence and indispensable in locating individuals for observation and study by Western researchers. 

A host of other new species have already been discovered this year, including the Cambodian tailorbird, a new type of hero shrew, a reef fish from the Caribbean, a beautifully patterned bat from the Sudan and two new spider species (including a grey and black tarantula the size of an open palm).

To Dr. Helgen, this is hardly surprising, “Conventional wisdom would have it that we know all the mammals of the world. In fact, we know so little. Unique species, profoundly different from anything ever discovered, are out there waiting to be found.” He says.









BREAKING NEWS ‘New’ Species of Mammal Discovered in South America

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Life found in our upper environment, maybe it"s from outer space?

A team of Uk scientists believe that they’ve discovered organisms in earth’s atmosphere that originally come from space.


As difficult as that may be to judge, Professor Milton Wainwright, the team’s boss, insists that this is definitely the case.


The team, out of the University of Sheffield, discovered the little organisms (misleadingly referred to as ‘bugs’ by a great deal of demanding journalists) living on a research balloon that had been sent 16.7 miles into our atmosphere during last month’s Perseids meteor shower.


Reported by Professor Wainwright, the minuscule creatures couldn’t have been passed into the stratosphere with the balloon. He said, “Most people will presume that those biological particles must have just drifted up to the stratosphere from Earth, but it is generally accepted that a particle of the volume found can’t be lifted from Earth to heights of, as an example, 27km. Really the only identified exemption is by a violent volcanic explosion, none of these occurred within 3 years of the sampling trip.”


Wainwright maintains that the only most important conclusion is that the organisms originated from space. He went on to mention that “life just isn’t restricted to the planet also it almost definitely didn’t originally come here”


However, not everyone is so persuaded. Dr. Seth Shostak, senior astronomer with the SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) project said, “I’m very skeptical. This claim may be made beforehand, and dismissed as terrestrial contamination.” The team responds to that by saying that they were thorough when they prepared the balloon before the experiments begun.


Though, they would acknowledge that there could be an strange reason for these organisms to reach such altitudes. It should also be renowned that microbal organisms discovered within the 1980’s and 1990’s and named ‘extremophiles’ stunned the scientific community by living in environments that might immediately kill the majority of life on earth.


These creatures have always been observed living deep under Antarctic ice or even 1900 feet below the sea floor. In March of that year, Ronnie Glud, a biogeochemist at the Southern Danish Uni in Odense, Denmark was quoted as saying “In the most secluded, unfriendly places, you are able to actually have higher activity than their surroundings,” which “Yow will discover microbes all over the place – they are exceptionally compliant to conditions, and stay alive where they are,” so it seems more plausible that any the team is in error, or that this is solely one more case of microscopic life showing up in an strange place.


Moreover, it isn’t the first time this unique team has come under fire for stating such statements, either. Back in January of this year, astrobiologist Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe reported that ‘fossils’ found from a Sri Lankan meteorite were testimony of extraterrestrial life, an assertion that’s extensively criticized by scientific community.


Other scientists have complained that there frankly is not enough evidence to make a great claim, as the theory this vital would need a huge body of evidence to confirm its validity.


What that says to the reporter is that microbes can live basically anyplace and that it simply is not good science to leap to wild conclusions like aliens each time a more plausible answer is most likely present. Science shouldn’t be subject to such wild leaps of elaborate. Imagination is a great aid to science, it also isn’t a science in and of by itself. Sadly, Dr. Wainwright and his group seem to be seeing exactly what they want to observe.







Life found in our upper environment, maybe it"s from outer space?

Monday, November 25, 2013

The General use of Two-Way Radios

Two-way radios are, in a very real sense, a large part of British industry. If not quite the ‘lifeblood’ of our manufacturing, transport, leisure, health and security industries, they are certainly vital components of it.

People from all walks of life use two-way radios every day. Management teams use them to communicate directly with shop floor staff, security guards and production line supervisors, while builders and tradesmen use them to discuss the next step of the job they are currently working on, saving time by being able to talk over long distances. But it doesn’t end there, cab drivers, truckers and train drivers all use two-way radios and the military views the two-way radio as an indispensable part of modern warfare (and has done since World War 2).

To put it simply, two-way radios save lives, being used by health and safety professionals, fire marshals and, of course, the police. The ability to communicate with one another quickly and reliably over relatively vast distances is not only useful; it’s downright indispensable.

Because of two-way radios, production lines can move faster, shopping centres can be more efficient and building work can be completed more quickly. When merchandise is shipped in from foreign lands and produce is, in turn, shipped out to other lands, radios play a massive part, allowing the cataloguing and stock taking process to be handled quickly and efficiently.

Professionals with radios can be seen on golf courses, at rock n roll gigs, repairing roads, managing conference centres, patrolling our streets and saving lives. More reliable than a mobile phone, more durable and tough than a pager and universally praised for the simplicity and ease-of-use displayed in its design, the humble two-way radio is precision engineered for literally thousands of different tasks.

In fact, radios are so ubiquitous that it’s highly probable that you’ve seen (or even used) several of them today and barely even noticed. Two-way radios are used for so many jobs, be they in the public or private sector, be they practical or theoretical, that it is absolutely impossible to live to adulthood in the UK and never encounter one.

So join us in saluting the unsung hero of British industry, the two-way radio. It really is an amazing invention, one that is far more important than most of us actually realize.

The two-way radio is one of those genuinely great inventions that legitimately changed the world, it is high time that it was celebrated as such. Over. 

The General use of Two-Way Radios

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Koudounaris’ book, ‘Heavenly Bodies’ is out there right away.

Paul Koudounaris, who is also known by his nickname ‘Indiana Bones’ in known as an author, photographer and foremost expert on bone-decorated places and ossuarys. Earlier this year, Koudounaris published a book featuring high definition imagery of that 400-year-old ‘catacomb saints’ of Rome, a bunch of corpses that had been carefully garlanded with jewelry and finery prior to being offered as the remains of saints to congregations around Europe.

Throughout the Protestant Overhaul of the 16th Century, Catholic church buildings were routinely stripped of these relics, symbols and finery. So as to defy this, The Vatican had very old skeletons removed out of the Catacombs of Rome and generously adorned as a remnants of recognizable saints.

Although mostly forgotten until Koudounaris released his book, the catacomb saints continue to fascinate fascinated parties; they may still encourage religious zeal. In 1977, the town of Ruttenbach in Bavaria worked hard to raise enough funds to purchase back 2 of their original saints from private collectors, the ornamental skeletons had originally been auctioned off in 1803.

The book, that Koudounaris has slyly titled ‘Heavenly Bodies’ sees its author try to find and photograph each of these existing tomb saints.

In their glory days (a period that lasted over 200 years before conclusively coming to a close within the nineteenth century), the saints travelled all over the place, being transported at vast expense by the Church. They were venerated as things of care, or conduits for prayer.

Though the saints may seem unusual to contemporary eyes (one Telegraph reporter described these as ‘ghastly’), it’s crucial that you keep in mind that those who prayed at the feet of these gilded cadavers were a lot nearer to demise than their contemporary counterparts. While in the wake of The Black Death (which recurred repeatedly throughout Europe from the 14th to the 17th Centuries), art, literature and even worship had moved to embrace such ghoulish, macabre imagery.

The remains were usually decked out by nuns and often located in various authentic poses, before being secured in glass cabinets. Some of our meticulous decoration took as long as five years to finish, with jewellery and costumes being particularly impressive.

Koudounaris’ book, ‘Heavenly Bodies’ is available now.  

Koudounaris’ book, ‘Heavenly Bodies’ is out there right away.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Is after death actual fictional

The most current scientific study has suggested that dying rats encounter an strange surge of intense neural motion during their final moments of existence. This enlarged brain operation may be consistent with (and thusly describe) Human accounts of close to or after death experiences, as reported by some people around the world.


About a 5th of all folks who have survived a cardiac arrest have reported having an ‘After Death Experience’ or ADE.  This is sort of an alarming statistic, principally as ADE tends to contain a profound effect within the life of the survivor. Having an ADE is seen by many as unquestionable substantiation of an spirit world or even a continuation of the individual’s soul after death.


Likewise, a ‘Near Death Experience’ (or NDE) is believed being comparable to an ADE, but clearly occurs whilst the patient continues to be technically alive. Many individuals who experience NDE’s report a floating sensation or ‘From Body Experience’ (OBE), also as encounters with angels, deceased family members and loved ones. Both NDE and ADE survivors regularly explain traversing an extended tunnel in direction of an intense light.


Discussions of life after death seems in early scriptures, archaeological sites and many subsequent works of philosophy and possess fascinated (and frightened) Human beings, regardless of creed, ethnic group or culture, since time immemorial.


After recuperating from surgery in 1979, Jazmyne Cidavia-DeRepentigny of Hull, Georgia, USA, reported a typical NDE story which was finally published in the book ‘Beyond The Light’ by P.M.H Atwater in 1994. Like many, Jazmyne recounts details of her surgery that might be very hard to obtain were she lying.


Jazmyne states that “I was perched over my body.  I could see and listen to all that was being said and done.  I left the area for a short while and then returned to where my corpse lay.  I knew why I died.  It is because I couldn’t breathe.  There was a tube along my throat and the medical staff did not have an oxygen mask on my nose.  I had also been provided too much sedative”.


She went on to illustrate her attempts to remove the tube from her throat in a rather upsetting account.


Prior to that aforementioned study, it was accepted undeniable fact that neural activity ceases once the heart stops. This has now been demonstrated as being untrue, at the least as far as rats are concerned. It is also the strongest premise to this point concerning the reasons of ADEs, OBEs and NDEs.


One of the scientists responsible for these results, Dr. George Mashour of the University of Ann Arbour, Michigan, USA said that the team was “astonished with the high degrees of activity” in the rodents. “In reality, at near-death many recognized electric signatures of consciousness exceeded levels found within the waking condition, signifying that the brain is effective at well-organized electric activity during the early phase of clinical death.” He said.


The team’s lead scientist, Dr. Jimo Borjigin added that “This report tells us that drop of oxygen or equally oxygen and glucose during cardiac arrest can stimulate neural activity that is characteristic of conscious processing,”


However, Dr. Martin Coath from the University of Plymouth, UK was a little critical of the team’s findings.


Dr. Coath said, because the rats were anaesthetized, the findings better demonstrated the unconscious brain’s response to a dangerous deficit of blood flow and oxygen. He also said that the study hadn’t essentially showed that any ‘sharp cognizant processing’ had actually taken place, suggesting the wording of that conclusion was “a bit of a stretch”. He commented that, while the results were “genuinely interesting” they were as well “hardly amazing”.


The results of this report will no doubt be of great notice to numerous in the scientific kinship, also as religious groups, those fascinated in the mystic and people who have experienced an ADE or NDE.







Is after death actual fictional

Saturday, November 9, 2013

What browsers do the microsoft surface Pro use

The Surface Pro is a assorted bag, at least in the eyes of most critics.

Judge this assessment by Marc Weber Tobias of Forbes.com,

“Microsoft has created a sophisticated piece of hardware that can perform the functions of a tablet and ultrabook. The reality is that the Surface Pro works well in both environments but is too much of a compromise. If that works for you, then the Windows tablet will be a great addition to your travel tools arsenal. Just be sure you don’t stay too far from a power outlet for too long a time”.

A few reviewers/buyers loved it, but the majority were a bit let down. Some hated it, but the rest didn’t go that far. The truth is the Microsoft surface Pro did not make it to become the ‘iPad killer’ that it had been speculated to be. Arguments that it is pernickety to work, overpriced and unfamiliar all held water, but it is also worth noting that it was not a terrible device.

In reality, in spite of all the aforementioned drawbacks (many of which I touched upon in earlier reviews) this was still a high-end tablet and a excellent display and outstanding hardware. It handles the Web better than most tablets, as well.

Now, when it relates to Internet use, especially on lightweight tablets, many of us have moved from IE and towards other browsers. Microsoft acknowledges this (albeit grudgingly) but evidently they would rather Windows 8 users to choose Internet Explorer 10.

So, is Internet Explorer 10 it any good? Actually, when used on this Surface, yes it is.

If you are planning on using a Microsoft surface or Microsoft surface Pro, you’ll really be at your finest, Internet-wise, with Internet explorer 10. Several have recommended Google Chrome as the better option, but when Pastor Shaw (writing for the Surface-based blog back in April) is right then I doubt that will be the case forever, (S)he says:


“Chrome doesn’t pinch to zoom, but it handles Google’s stuff really well, especially with extensions.  If only Chrome was more memory efficient and had pinch to zoom.  The forums don’t believe there’s much hope for Google to try to support pinch-to-zoom on Windows 8, because of a not-so-secret cold war brewing between Microsoft and Google.  Soon we’ll have to pick sides.  If you use many services like me, this expanding gulf may force you to pick sides”.


At the end of our day, Microsoft do their best work in their own back patch. Straying too far from the ‘Microsoft Method’ doesn’t regularly result in good things when it relates to using Microsoft products (same with Apple, #in that# regard).


Like everything else, there can be conflicting opinions plus the question itself is very subjective. In my opinion, I consider that Internet explorer 10 is the best browser for the Surface and Microsoft surface Pro. It is the default browser and the device is made to work with it. So that’s the answer I’m going with. 

What browsers do the microsoft surface Pro use

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Alternative ways to power your mobile, Pee as you go

Scientists working at the University West of England (UWE) in Bristol, United kingdom, have worked out one way to power a cell phone with Human urine.

The team have been in a position to recharge a Samsung smart phone by putting the liquid through a surge of microbial energy cells. Using this process, enough power has been produced to send text messages, browse the Web and also make a short phone call.

As outlined by the scientists in charge, the next stage is to completely charge the device with pee…I assume cleaning their hands straight afterwards.

Dr. Ioannis Ieropoulos has labored for ages with microbial energy cells; he is considered a guru in harnessing energy from strange options. The possibe applications of his work are very interesting from an environmental point of view.

Dr. Ieropoulos said, “We are very excited as this is the world’s first, no-one has harnessed power from pee to try this so it is an interesting finding. Using the ultimate waste product as the supply of energy to produce electrical power is roughly as eco as it takes.” Eco-friendly tech is, obviously, the good doctor’s main area of interest.

The microbial cells work as an energy converter, they turn the organic substance straight into electricity, via the metabolism of live microorganisms. The electricity is a by-product of a microorganism’s natural life phase, meaning that as they ‘eat’ the urine, they produce power the energy that powers the phone. Now that is what we call ‘pee as you go’.

Bathroom humour aside, the team have engineered a world first, as nothing as large as the mobile battery has ever been charged using this method before.

You’ll notice, at present, no plans to promote this technology on a large scale, but perhaps someday we can be signing a ‘P’ mobile contract, the trick, as they are saying, might be pissistance.

PS – I’m sorry about this one. The task and its implications are amazing. All credit to the UWE team. On the other hand, I continuously needed to do one to those ‘And Finally’ type tales and now I finally get to. Please forgive me, one and all.




Alternative ways to power your mobile, Pee as you go

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sena SR10: Wirelessly Add 2-way Radio to Your Motorcycle Ride

Latest news – We now have said for a while, Bluetooth will be the future for walkie talkies and headphones. With so many different incarnations of the technology to try and adapt it for that two way radio market, no one has yet got it small enough to use stealthily enough. This analysis from a bike site may give us an indication of how the technology is progressing.



Sena SR10 Two-Way Radio Adapter Review with Midland Radio BT Next and Midland Two-Way Radio

I’m an admitted tech addict and enjoy looking for and finding new gadgets that enhance life’s experiences. This is especially the case for moto-related kit and, lately, Bluetooth (BT) gizmos. While writing our recent BT headset reviews, I became interested in pairing a two-way radio to my helmet’s headset.

Some riders to whom I’ve spoken eschew the use of any newfangled item that could distract them or in some way diminish the riding experience and I respect that.

Personally, I find only enjoyment and an extra margin of safety in being able to communicate with other riders, listen to music or FM radio, GPS instructions and make or take the occasional phone call.

Until now, to communicate with my buddies I’ve used the intercom function built into virtually all BT headsets on the market today. Most offer full duplex operation (like a telephone, all parties can talk at once without having to press a push-to-talk (PTT) button) and a line-of-sight range up to a mile but, often, much less.

I read that some headsets allow pairing to a two-way radio which offers not only greater range but the ability to have an unlimited number of participants on the conversation, unlike headset intercoms that have a limitation on the number of pairings.

Also eliminated would be the need to stop and pair the headsets to one another in advance. Wouldn’t it be great if our group did this and agreed upon a certain radio channel? We could shout out to one another when heading to a meeting and converse during the ride. Changes in plans could be made on the fly without waving hands in some, often misunderstood, hand signals. Then there’s “that guy” who always takes the lead on a ride just when there is a critical turn to make and he doesn’t know the way.

The solution is easier than you might think. All you need is a two-way radio and a BT adapter since no consumer priced radios to date have BT built in (that’s on the way but not yet). For this review I used Sena’s SR10 BT adapter along with Midland Radio’s BT Next headset and GXT1000 FRS/GMRS radio.

The SR10 adapter connects to most popular radios via a short cable unique to each brand, so check Sena’s list to make sure they offer one for the radio you want to use. As an added bonus, the SR10 has two AUX ports that enable you to connect non-Bluetooth devices such as radar detector, GPS navigation and non-BT MP3 player but I didn’t try that for this review.

Once all your devices are charged up the SR10 (which utilizes a micro-USB cable – my favorite for simplicity’s sake) pairs easily with the headset with just a few key presses. One important caveat to note here is that the SR10 must pair with a BT channel that supports Hand-Free Profile (HFP) on the your headset. All headsets have at least on HFP channel but that is usually paired to the phone. Some headsets, like the BT Next, have more than one channel supporting HFP and that is a key feature, allowing the two-way radio to coexist with the phone and music player. If your headset only has one HFP channel you may pair it with the SR10 then pair your phone to the SR10 as well. I tried this and it worked but I could not use the music player built into my phone. There are often trade-offs to be made in the world of BT.

For this review my buddy Rick and I each placed a radio and adapter in our tank bag. The SR10 offers VOX (voice-actuated talk) but also has a wired PTT switch included. During our initial testing we found that the VOX worked well but usually required several loud spoken words to switch over so we opted to use the PTT buttons. We zipped our tank bags to allow the antenna to peek out and the PTT cable was routed to the left handgrip and attached with the included rubber strap.

We liked the ease of use with the PTT button which allows quick back-and-forth conversations. The GXT1000 produces a soft beep upon releasing g the PTT button and advises others that you have closed the connection. Better than having to say “over” each time you end a sentence.

Priorities are important in BT as they instruct the headset as to what devices override others. In this case, when receiving from the other rider, the headset quieted the FM radio or music player to allow us to hear the other rider.

As with all BT and other moto devices, my advice is to set them up, test and get acclimated to them before going near your bike. Once we were done with that we rode the freeways for 10 miles to some hilly back roads. Operation was easy and I let Rick head out while I waited near the on-ramp. At a range of about a mile or more I started to lose him even though the radios were set in high-power mode. This is still a far greater range than the intercom but illustrates the limitations of UHF radios. In our canyon segment of the test, range was reduced further but was always better than the intercoms.

The GXT1000 is rated to 36 miles range but Midland advises that this is greatly affected by the surroundings and we proved that. I chose this FRS/GMRS static-free UHF radio because of the relative quiet as compared to CB radios.

Range can be improved by mounting the radios higher up on the bike or by buying a radio with a connector to a better, permanently mounted antenna. CB, on the other hand, while producing more audible noise, is affected less by terrain due to the characteristics of the frequencies in which it operates.

When asked about range limitations, Midland’s Emily Frame replied, “While they (FRS/GMRS radios) do have the capability to be used with the BTs, we find this is not our customer’s first choice. Our CBs are made more for use in vehicles, such as trucks, and are great for communication on the road.” Live and learn.

Our BT to two-way test was, everything considered, a success. We proved that one does not need a degree in electrical engineering to make this technology work for you. I am going to try to get my hands on a pair of CB radios and, when I do, I will do another review, hopefully, extolling their virtue.

Look for more reviews on BT headsets and gadgets in the coming weeks with Uclear’s HBC200 Force headset with boom-less microphone technology scheduled for my next review.



Sena SR10: Wirelessly Add 2-way Radio to Your Motorcycle Ride

Monday, October 28, 2013

Tablets set to outsell PCs by the end of the year

Editors Note – The writing was on the wall the first time Steve Jobs stood up on the stage in 2010 and showed everyone the future of computing. The pc tablet has altered the way we take part in games, compose letters and work away from the office, So this news story about a drop of 13% in sales of laptops and a rise of seven% in sales of tablets, is not surprising 3 years on. It is only going to grow for that little tablet pc with apple continuously innovating, microsoft beginning to move into the market with their windows 8 tablets and google’s android spreading out its market share quicker than anybody else, it is tricky to see how a laptop or even the desktop can compete.


The number of laptops sent from producer to retailer fell by 13.9 per cent worldwide over the period, while volumes of desktop computers shipped dropped by 7.4 per cent, according to estimates by Canalys analyst firm.

Year-on-year, PC shipments to European, Middle Eastern and African markets showed a decline of three per cent. Western Europe in particular proved challenging for vendors, with a decrease of 10 per cent over the year.

Volumes to the Asia Pacific region declined 0.5% year-on-year to just over 40 million units, with figures for the region affected by a six per cent fall in shipments to China, which accounted for almost 45 per cent of the Asian market.

Apple remained the top PC vendor for the quarter, with a 17.1 per cent market share with over 18.5 million units. This is a 4.5 million unit lead over Lenovo, its closest competitor in the market, but still a dip from the 19 per cent market share the Californian company enjoyed in the second quarter of 2012.

Lenovo, the Chinese multinational, gained market share in notebook and desktop PC shipments over the quarter. It also bucked trends by reporting strong annual growth in EMEA (34 per cent), the US (28 per cent) and especially Latin America (93 per cent) and performed well on the tablet side of its business, where it shipped an estimated 1.5 million units.

“It is striking how successful it has been in globalising its PC business and breaking the one million unit barrier is an important milestone for its tablet shipments,” said James Wang, an analyst with Canalys.

“Lenovo is on an upward curve with its tablets, expanding in mainland China and Latin America, where there is little competition from the likes of Google or Amazon.”



Tablets set to outsell PCs by the end of the year

Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Predicament Halved: Why Hard Drives Are Functional; An Extreme Instance

Back in 2008, in a tiny Cambodian town called Phnom Penh (No idea of a pronunciation) a couple separated following an 18-year marriage. Nothing interesting in that, you would possibly think, but it’s the best way they did it that had web forums busy.


They reduce their bloody home in half. Honestly, you can look it up. We will remain here…


Found it? Mental, right? Now, far be it from us to support our entire sales pitch on an article we found online at Cracked.com, but it really got us thinking. It got us thinking that if they had a computer, say, with all their individual files (business, music, images and etc) then it might have been slashed in half too.


Aside from the storage that hard drives release, that’s probably a hard drives better features, hard drives will duplicate and keep safe all data you need to store. So, whilst the couple’s DVDs were probably a total disaster area (I can picture the husband virulently shouting “What the hell am I gonna do with half a copy of ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’, you b*tch!?”) the downloaded Seinfeld episodes on his hard drives would likely have escaped detection.


hard drives back stuff up. hard drives keep things safe. hard drives are convenient and fitting, but most of all, they’re notoriously complex to saw through, mainly if you’ve just taken a hedge trimmer to your coffee table.

A Predicament Halved: Why Hard Drives Are Functional; An Extreme Instance

Friday, October 18, 2013

’Earth-Like’ Asteroid Devoured by Dead Star

The Hubble Space Telescope has recorded an intriguing event some 150 light-years from Earth.

A large asteroid was pulled into the White Dwarf star (named ‘GD 61’ by astronomers) and utterly destroyed. This is not an unusual event, as even dead stars still exhibit a very high level of gravity. However, scientists are interested because the chemical signatures left in the star’s atmosphere indicate the presence of water and a rocky surface, both considered to be key building blocks for the creation of life on our planet.

Until this event was observed, water and a rocky surface had never been found together on an object outside our solar system.

The asteroid consisted of the elements magnesium, silicon, iron and oxygen, all of which are usually found in rock minerals, but scientists believe that the abundance of oxygen indicated the heavy presence of H20.

The object was at least 90KM across and as much as 26% of that is thought to have been water. Earth is considered to be just 0.02% water.

This discovery is important because it gives scientists a vindicating glimpse of how inhabitable environments may have been formed, receiving key components (such as water) from outside sources such as meteorites.

It is thought that water first arrived on our planet by similar means and that other planets in the GD 61 system would once have received water this way as well. According to BBC News, scientists consider the presence of rocky planets in the GD system to have been “very likely”.

Scientists have observed over 1,000 planets outside our solar system, but none is thought to contain water.

Closer to home, some planets and heavenly bodies are thought to contain water. Mars is considered by many to once have had liquid water, but if this is still the case, it is a greatly reduced amount.

Elsewhere, Jupiter’s moon Europa raises a tantalizing prospect that there are oceans under its icy surface. This has led to some convincing research into the possible presence of ocean currents there. However, Europa is not alone, its fellow moons Callisto and Ganymede have also been suggested as candidates for liquid water.

In addition, Rhea (moon of Saturn), Titania (moon or Uranus), Oberon (also orbiting Uranus), Triton (moon of Neptune), Pluto (dwarf planet), Eris (dwarf planet), Sedna (possible dwarf planet) and Orcus (another possible dwarf planet) are all speculated to have oceans, some of which may be in contact with the rocky core of the respective body, which would hypothetically result in a steady stream of minerals and salts into the water – an important factor in creating life.

Saturn’s moon Enceladus has geysers, which is seen as proof of the presence of water or at least water vapours. It has even been theorized by some that Neptune contains oceans of liquid diamond.

The heavy presence of water on this asteroid is a vital clue for scientists and their understanding, not only of the cosmos, but also of how our home planet came into being.





’Earth-Like’ Asteroid Devoured by Dead Star

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Stallone To Play ‘Rocky’ Again

Rumours proliferate that Sylvester Stallone will probably be playing the character of ‘Rocky Balboa’ again, in a brand new film set inside the ‘Rocky’ universe.

The incredibly admired character Rocky Balboa first appeared in the Oscar-winning 1976 film ‘Rocky’ and is the central protagonist in no less than six movies to date.

MGM films have basically offered the brand new project, currently identified only as ‘Creed’ to director Ryan Coogler.

The future film is really a spin-off as opposed to a straight sequel.

Michael B. Jordan, star of this year’s ‘Fruitville Station’ as well as HBO television drama ‘The Wire’, would play the grandson of habitual series character Apollo Creed. The planned story line would call for the young Creed to enter the world of boxing, with Stallone’s Balboa playing the function of his guide.

Director Ryan Coogler, who worked with Jordan in the aforementioned ‘Fruitville Station’ film, is said to be enthusiastic with the idea and is eager to co-create the screenplay.

Apollo Creed, as portrayed by Carl Weathers, was initially presented as Rocky’s adversary. In his original position, Creed (who was supposedly similar to a mixture of Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard and Joe Louis) was the World Heavyweight Boxing Champ also as a confidence entrepreneur. When faced with the deficiency of appropriate opponents, Creed decided to put his trophy on the line against a local, unknown fighter.

The original film mainly centred round the elected fighter Rocky Balboa as he trained for the biggest fight of his life. In the later films, Apollo Creed started to be a adviser plus a close pal to Rocky.

Weathers played Creed in every ‘Rocky’ film until ‘Rocky IV’, where the character was killed during a match with Russian boxer Ivan Drago (portrayed by Dolph Lundgren).

In spite of the character’s downfall, he’s prominently mentioned in both follow-up movies and remains extremely popular with fans of this series.

The ultimate film within the initial Rocky series, ‘Rocky Balboa’ was released in 2006 to a keen critical and commercial reception. In 2010, Sylvester Stallone was inducted into the Worldwide Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum for his creation and portrayal of Rocky, also like the many tributes he has paid to boxers and the sport of boxing in his career.




Stallone To Play ‘Rocky’ Again

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Recipe For Success!

Nigella Lawson, Jaimie Oliver and Ainsley Harriott is probably not your picture of gaming heroes or heroines, but nonetheless cooking games are a steadily mounting phenomenon. Enduring the current attraction with video games based on real-life (The Sims, Tennis, Bowling etc) all baking games are about is, clearly, cooking.


That could seem useless, given the real-life equivalent of cooking games (actually cooking) are a few things you virtually need to do every day or else starve, consider just how much amusing you can have with cooking games. These video games can teach formulas, quantities, strategies and also some subtleties that pro cooks have to understand the hard way.


The Cooking Mama series is one of the biggest cooking games about the market. Somewhat sexist title aside; the franchise has generated titles for the Nintendo DS and Wii console, (the console that’s best for baking games.) Handheld gadgets were initially the format of choice for launching the very first cooking games, with Sweet Ange being released all the way back in the time of Game Boy Colour.


Admired in Japan and increasingly catching on in the West, baking games look set to become another big thing. With cooking games, you will understand cooking skills without wasting money or making yourself poorly. You’ll be taught serenity as some cooking games allow you to create your gaming gastronome goodness in real time!


Obviously, cooking games hold an element of danger (and not only digital nut traces). Don’t forget to put the feast on when handling your cooking games, then go digital bowling or fishing and come back to find your banquet ruined. Though cooking games may be tempting as a cheaper alternative, you will also find a cooking games dinner to be far less nourishing than a Telly dinner.

A Recipe For Success!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Does the Xbox kinect offer no-controller action?

The Xbox Kinect is a marvellous thing. I’ve always wanted to take gaming matters into my own hands, like some sort of deranged geek vigilante.

“If I didn’t have to rely on these buttons so damn much” I frequently grumble, “I’d grab that monster and kick it in myself!”


Case in point, there’s a fat bloke in Pokemon (it doesn’t matter which version of Pokemon, there’s always a f*cking fat bloke) who stands in your way and stubbornly refuses to move until you have performed some task or the other. Now, if this was real life and some fat chunder-monkey was barring my way, I’d grab him by the scruff of the neck and kick seven bells out of him before moving onto the next city. I’m not really that agressive, but I’ve only got so much patience for that sort of behaviour, y’know?


Maybe that’s how Team Rocket and that lot get started? Maybe we’ve misjudged them all these years…Maybe they just got sick of fat blokes, people with spurious stomach-aches and Snorlax after bleedin’ Snorlax blocking their progress. They love cats and, with the exception of Blowfeld, Dr. Evil and a plethora of other classic villains, cat lovers can’t be bad people, can they?


Anyway, the Kinect finally gives you the opportunity to use your own body as the controller. When you throw a punch on Kinect, you’ll be using you’re own arm, when you run from danger, it’ll be as fast as your own legs can carry you. Now, the Xbox 360 with kinect bundle is putting all of these great things in one place, making it easier than ever to get playing the greatest gaming innovation since Sonic 2 allowed you to push down and ‘B’ in order to get up hills without running all the way back where you came from.


That’s right, the Xbox 360 with kinect bundle is the future of gaming technology. At last you can get stuck in like you’ve always wanted to. The day is finally here where you can play a game without resorting to controllers and other gizmos. Yep, the future is here and its Kinect-shaped…I know what you geeks are thinking, because I’m thinking it too, we’re one step closer to the invention of the Holodeck…Yay!  

Does the Xbox kinect offer no-controller action?

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Bone Conduction 101: How it Works, What it is and Will it Hurt?

Music is a large element of everyday life also it has been for almost as long as Humans have been on this earth. I often point to a discovery of the 40,000-year-old flute dating back to the ice age as evidence for this, but truthfully, the proof you may need is all around you, every day. We remember ballads and music long after the folks who first composed them have died and rotted away (an idea which I find curiously reassuring) plus the music industry, love it or hate it, is always a big business.


On the other hand, while the ice age musicians probably lived during a world of stark cruelty, frozen, unimaginative wastelands and tough, ‘kill or be killed’ inter-cave politics, they never required to contend with road works, transport lorries, screaming toddlers or drunken rabble-rousers on their way to the stag night. Lucky buggers.


Today’s listener has to accommodate all that and much more, that may make listening to the music not just difficult, but additionally dangerous.


Now, however, modern science has stumbled across a means in which you’ll be able to still listen to your favourite tunes, even if you’re wearing earplugs (no, I’ve not been sniffing discarded paint cans once more). It’s called skeleton conduction technology and no, despite the marginally strange name, it in truth doesn’t hurt…


According to recent research, contact with any noise over 100 decibels wears away a membrane known as a myelin sheath and leaves your middle ear liable to problems like tinnitus and temporary deafness, which can be the start of much more serious problems. Bone conduction technology has been developed to bypass the most sensitive parts of your ear and reduce the danger of inner-ear harm.


How? Well, so as to know that, we need to first identify with how our ears actually work. (HERE COMES THE SCIENCE-Y BIT) Essentially, noise travels though the air, these sound waves are intercepted by numerous structures in the ear and are finally translated and transmitted into our brains (if it helps, think of it like the encoding/decoding of digital information, like that which guides the actions of the wireless mouse).


The sound waves first encounter a bit of cartilage (yes, similar stuff a shark’s skeleton is formed of), which helps to focus the sound, this is called a pinna (but you may call it your outer ear without appearing too stupid). 


Then, the sound waves pass into your middle ear, it is filled up with air and also contains both your acoustic canal and your eardrum (my little brother burst his when he was little and almost burst mine crying about it). The eardrum vibrates, passing the sound through to the ossicles, which are three small bones (that are actually pretty vital to your sense of balance, I am told). These tiny bones transmit the sound to the cochlea, that is a fluid-filled structure that ‘encodes’ the signals for our brain to ‘decode’.


Bone conduction technology vibrates the bones of the skull, distributing the noise directly to the cochlea and bypassing the remainder of their ear totally. The nerve impulses transmitted to your brain are exactly the same, however the sensitive instrument of the ear doesn’t have to deal with the hassle of, to cite Anchorman’s Brick Tamland “LOUD NOISES!”


This process appears to be totally safe; actually, the eminently deaf composer Beethoven employed a elementary version of this method to be able to create his most famous works. He attached a rod between his piano and his head and, as such, was able to listen to the song he was playing.


So there you go, instead of exposing your sensitive ears to louder and louder volumes, to drown out the background noise, it is possible to instead stick your earpugs in and play your music at the appropriate volume. Make no bones about it (groan!)


for more information on the full range of bone conductor earpieces visit earpieceonline

Bone Conduction 101: How it Works, What it is and Will it Hurt?

Monday, September 30, 2013

Was leedsichthys problematicus the biggest fish ever seen?

A joint Scottish-Canadian team has proven that the primitive sea animal leedsichthys problematicus is the largest boned fish ever to wander the seas of the world.

Mounting to lengths of 16.5 metres over a projected development phase of forty years, the Jurassic-era fish would have outgrown even today’s massive whale sharks. In spite of its imposing mass, however, leedsichthys is believed to have been a filter feeder, akin to baleen whales, basking sharks and whale sharks are at present.

Found in the late 19th century and formally named (after English farmer and fossil collector Alfred Leeds) in 1889, remnants of leedsichthys have been unearthed right through Europe, and also in South America.

The ‘problematicus’ piece of its logical identity stems through the proven fact that leedsichthys fossils are infamously tricky to identify. It is due to the proven fact that leedsichthys’ skeleton #was not# made entirely of bone. Large portions #of the# animal’s internal structure were actually #made from# cartilage, just #as a# shark’s bone structure is. Cartilage #does not# mineralize as willingly as bone and, as the result, fossil cartilage is a little bit uncommon.

Out of context, the fossilized bones can characterize a challenge to palaeontologists. Through the years, remains of leedsichthys have even been posited as belonging to bone-plated dinosaur stegosaurus!

Because leedsichthys vertebrae was cartilaginous, it has been very hard to determine how long the fish may have been, with some unproven estimates signifying that it was as long as 30 m.

Yet, each time a new, more absolute, fossil was found near Peterborough, UK, scientists were at last able to get an precise measurement. Professor Jeff Liston, of our National Museum of Scotland, said, “We sat down and looked at a wide range of specimens, not just at the bones, but their inner development set ups as well – much like the growth rings in trees – to have some ideas with the ages of these animals, in addition to their estimated dimensions,”

The team eventually resolute that a small adult leedsichthys would grow to 8 or 9 metres after some 20 years and, in another two decades; it could achieve about 16.5 metres in length. This is larger than the whale shark, the largest bony fish existing today, regardless of persistent and credible reports of whale sharks growing as long as 14 m in length.

This information is exciting to scientists and natural history fanatics as it offers a functional insight into the changes in ocean life that occurred around and through the Jurassic period.

Scientists now accept as true that filter-feeding fish began as relatively small animals, before increasing to massive sizes we all know today. The unbelievable mass of leedishthys problematicus thus implies that there was a massive surge within the plankton population of that Mesozoic oceans.

The invention also requires a serious change to our record books.



Was leedsichthys problematicus the biggest fish ever seen?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Why Do Secret Service Agents Continue to Wear Those Curly Earphones?

You’d think that the U . s . FBI (being the United states secret service and everything) would have access to an earpiece a bit cooler that just the conventional ‘curly cable’ job, wouldn’t you?

If pushed, I’ve to say that I usually imagine some old fella, like Desmond Llewelyn in the Bond films, (and even a younger example like Ben Whishaw from ‘Skyfall’) producing all the devices himself and then explaining them to the agents before they go out and protector the President’s life.

This is just not the case. They use the models they use because they work plus they work well. Fundamentally, wired models continue to be more dependable than their wireless counterparts. With wireless, you tend to get more interference, as well as needing to deal with more restricted bandwidth. Basically, you need reliable tech if you’re within the field. Lives are at stake in a number of cases.

This straightforward, trusted earpiece can be relied upon to do the job, every time.

Another benefit that wired earpieces have over wireless ones (on this example, at the least) is the proven fact that a wired set needn’t carry an extra battery. Wireless earphones would need charging and, as a result, would have a somewhat limited operational capability. It just causes a lot more headaches for individuals who, let us face it, already possess a fair bit on their plates to begin with.

According to ‘AskJeeves.com’

“The ear piece and mic that the secret service uses is called a Throat Mic. The Throat Mic has clarity that is unsurpassed, great sound quality, and allows for discreet interaction. It also has an acoustic air tube that makes it comfortable when worn for long periods of time”.

The ‘curly earpiece’ tech is actually rather popular and has been utilized by a variety of individuals and businesses beyond the secret service. You are able to even buy a wireless version, but don’t expect the FBI to be involved!

I might contend another point, but this is just a pet theory with little or no research to back it up. Psychologically speaking, when y’see a secret service agent, you recognize them as such without seeing them in any form of uniform (beyond a dinner suit, shades and an earpiece), the earpiece, then, is really a subtle reminder to, the civilian, that not only is this not a regular person inside a suit, but additionally the area where you now end up is being closely monitored.

With one remark to his/her earpiece, the agent in question can possibly call down many of the other agents within the direct area, also as police, fire brigade and anybody else he/she believes is necessary. That subtle reminder is probably an incredibly potent crime deterrent. No guns need to be displayed, no helmets or flak jackets worn and yet you know that this individual has eyes all over the place and will, potentially, actually ruin your week. As I said, it is just a assumption, but It looks like it makes sense.

Why Do Secret Service Agents Continue to Wear Those Curly Earphones?

What type of catchup shows are free on a smart Television

I am sure the more youthful visitors perusing this article won’t believe this at all, but there was a time, not too far in the past, where really the only content you could watch on Television was anything happened to be on at the time. It is a period before the VCR, before DVD, before iPlayer…A absolute land before time.

Instead of today’s reference rag, got more out of habit than required after which callously crumpled under the coffee table, the TV Guide was once a holy document, a scripture being savoured and pondered upon for an entire 7 days, before small sections and images were cropped, with great care and focus, and pasted into scrapbooks so that whole family could re-live their favourite series of ‘The Avengers’ that might not again be broadcast for decades.

When VHS came along, listeners finally had the option to control their content. In fact, this Promethean innovation allowed us to record Television shows, just in case we’d go out. We could even buy our favourite shows and replay them to our heart’s content, even though you’re limited to how many series you can buy, as the pesky things were large enough to build an annex from, and still have enough for a patio and a loft extension (that is just what we did along my street – It boosted the property value in the area for a good 6 months before anybody noticed the new master suite was made from old copies of ‘Under Siege’).

When DVD came along, followed by downloadable content, it saved space also it made the guy inside the commercials go “whoa!” like Keanu Reeves receiving an Eskimo roll right up the you-know-what. The challenge was that Television still catered solely to its own schedule, as opposed to yours.

The BBC iPlayer and its ilk tainted even that. Does watching ‘Mock The Week’ conflict with your advanced catering class? Well, now you are able to watch it on what night of the week you please, which is lovely because, in the case of the particular programme, watching older DVDs can make you wince at once hilarious Jade Goody or Amy Winehouse gags that are now…not so novel.

On-Demand content also consists of shows streamed on the Internet, something your Smart TV will now get a lot better than your computer will. This consists of Internet-only Television shows along with Independent, user-generated content just like you might find on Youtube, Dailymotion or Vimeo (most of which have downloadable Smart TV apps). Using apps provided by companies like Amazon or Netflix, that were initially designed purposely for the World wide web, you are able to even rent modern movies directly to the Television watching them anytime you like and in no way having to fret about getting up early to drop the box back to Blockbusters on your way to work.

On Demand shows basically implies that if it’s out there, the odds are it is possible to look at it. Smart TV means that you can watch whatever you want; however you need, whenever you want. That’s right, you call the shots. Now, whenever you ask out the girl from the chippie and she says “I can’t that night cos Emmerdale’s on” you won’t have to creep home disappointed. Instead, you will basically suggest she catches up with it at a different time.

Smart TV fundamentally remakes you, the viewer, into the master of your entertainment destiny. You can choose from exactly anything one can think of and watch it anytime you like. You can even watch your Uncle Gordon’s holiday videos…But the beauty is that it is not the only thing that’s on. In my opinion, I would rather track down and re-watch ‘Demolition Man’. 

What type of catchup shows are free on a smart Television

Monday, September 9, 2013

Find out why you need to be purchasing Grand theft auto 5 on release day

That’s correct people, folkettes and folking mother folkers, ‘GTA V’ is approaching soon!


Designed to be Rockstar’s largest ‘open world’ game to date, we are able to require this naughty misadventure to be Gigantic. Even if you took the expansive artificial worlds of GTA 4, GTA: San Andreas and Red Dead Redemption and slapped all of them together, end to end, you might fit all of them inside the boundaries of GTA 5’s meticulously constructed virtual stage and you’d very much have space to spare. That’s not only us talking either, that is an official statement. Get this, even the ocean floor is entirely mapped and explored.


There are three protagonists and you’ll manage to swap between them freely so they can discover different aspects of the story from changeable angles. When you choose which character to ‘be’ next, the camera pans out, (Google Earth style) and deposits you within the present location of that chosen avatar. Surprising.


Do not worry though, there’s much more than pretty, destroyable scenery and multiple narratives to maintain the more murderous characters at bay. Everything of Grand theft auto V is chock full of cars, weapons and chances to inflict misery upon unsuspecting civilians, if that occurs to be your bag, anyway. If you are not #in the# mood for chainsawing gullible people to death (and if not, why don’t you?) you can basically ‘flip them off’ and try a variety of various pre-programmed movement that are character (and area) dependent.


Besides that, the gameplay system has had a complete refit and GTA 5 “evolves almost all mechanic” according to ‘Game Informer’s Matt Bertz. The combat system has been re-jigged and the aiming and shooting controls are entirely re-made.


Generally though, the overall feel and also the tone of the game will not be dealing with any important changes. You won’t be driving about delivering flowers or visiting church on Sunday. You’ll be stealing cars and murdering people.

Lots of people. Probably in a very number of mean ways.


If you followed the series thus far, then trust us, you’ll choose to be here for the next episode.


In this respect, Grand theft auto 5 is about what Grand theft auto has always been about, complete and utter bloodshed. It is a gangster movie that stars you; enslaving, shocking and more sophisticated than ever before…


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Find out why you need to be purchasing Grand theft auto 5 on release day

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Promoting Wellbeing and Exercise, World"s strongest man provides a helping hand

At the end of last week, numerous schoolchildren from Round Rock, Texas came head to head with the World’s Strongest Guy.

Texas native Mark Henry, a former Olympic weightlifter, record-breaking powerlifter and Professional Wrestling World Champion, was joined by a bunch of ex-NFL stars as well as his WWE colleague, Mark Callaway, AKA The Undertaker.

The event was made to advertise the need for education, health and fitness in time for the new school term. Henry flew in from New York to be able to visit the children and inspire them to better things for coming school months. As part of the day’s celebrations, Henry pulled a Semi Truck for a considerable distance before a group of amazed children, event organizers and parents.

Mark Henry’s list of athletic actions is extraordinary. He competed in both the 1992 and 1996 Olympic games as a weightlifter; Henry was also a Gold Medal winner during the 1995 Pan American Games and was named Drug-Free World Champion Powerlifter in 1995. He was named U.S powerlifting champion two times. He is a reigning world record holder in quite a few areas and is credited with the biggest raw squat and raw powerlifting total ever performed by a drug-tested athlete.

Henry is also a three-time U.S National Weightlifting Champion, an American Open winner, Two-Time U.S Olympic Event Champion and NACAC Champion. In 2002, he won the very first annual Arnold Strongman Classic Competition and has openly completed many feats of power, including pushing a tank.

Mark Henry’s declaration to being the ‘World’s Strongest Man’ is rather disputed and never considered official by most organizations, but having set lifting records right through his life and winning no less than one strongman contest, his declaration is respected by most (and also the visual evidence is hard to deny).

Henry has too had a 17-year career in Professional Wrestling, competing within the WWE (formerly WWF) ever since company owner Vince McMahon learned that Henry was a wrestling aficionado. His subsequent career has seen him win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship twice, also as the ECW Championship and also the WWE European Championship.

Regardless of his no-nonsense on-screen persona (a personality who regularly welcomes his enemies to the ‘Hall of Pain’) Henry is extremely active with the ‘Make a Wish’ Foundation, (a charity group that grants desires to children with life-threatening or fatal ailments) also as frequent anti-drug and anti-bullying campaigns.

When interviewed over on the day, Henry said: “I would like the children to have what I didn’t have. I didn’t have a great deal growing up. I hope more people did it for me, so I try and do it in kind.”



SOURCES: http://www.keyetv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/wwe-star-mark-henry-meets-round-rock-kids-11058.shtml







Promoting Wellbeing and Exercise, World"s strongest man provides a helping hand

Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Eventual PKD Treatment

What it is:

PKD stands for Polycystic Kidney Disease, it is a condition which effects some 12.5 million people worldwide. PKD is among the commonest life-threatening genetic illnesses on the planet. An individual that has PKD will develop kidney cysts gradually all through their existence, affected organs can, after 40-50 years, reach the size of footballs. It goes without saying they can become a supply of acute hurt and, ultimately, affected kidneys will yield to renal failure, regardless of what. Eventually, a kidney transplant is the only way to save the patient.

For a few years, patients with PKD went undiagnosed and the ailment claimed a great the number of lives without ever being properly identified. Now, however, it is an worldwide accepted ailment and sufferers are closely monitored from an young age.

In November of 2012, doctors at the KU kidney institute in Kansas, USA, developed a drug called tolvaptan. The medication was found to slow the growth of cysts and also easing the damaged kidney function, this was a much-needed step in the right direction, however it isn’t a cure.

For this year, things has been looking up even further. Scientists working at Massachusetts For the General Hospital were in fact able to improve a viable rat kidney and transplant it into a living animal. In addition of that, Dr. Xiaogang Li of the KU Kidney institute recently discovered that vitamin B3 can slow the expansion of cysts; in fact, his team was able to completely restore kidney use in test mice with PKD. Now that’s development.

Why we would like it:

Because 12.5 million citizens around the planet are suffering with that genetic, life threatening disease, also, infants with PKD are being born every single day. A cure is necessary and it’s needed now.

When can we expect it?

A bona-fide cure may yet be decades away, but if standard vitamin shots should be considered to regulate the illness itself, allowing patients to survive longer, healthier lives, then I would say that we were certainly on the right track.

Drugs that rule the condition could be available very soon, however. Large-scale Human being trials have hinted that vitamin B3 is safe for widespread use. This means that it should be available to patients all over the world comparatively soon.

Doctors eventually hope to be able to manage PKD in the womb, stopping the disease before it starts. That might, successfully, constitute a cure. Such expertise is likely 10 years (or more) away, but we are getting there.

Cool Factor: 5/5

Keep in mind that scene in ‘Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home’ where the crew of that Enterprise journey back in time to that mid 1980’s and Doc McCoy encounters an elderly Woman who wants kidney dialysis. Exploding in disbelief, the good doctor cries “what is this, the dark ages!?” before giving the Lady a pill that swiftly grows her a brand new kidney, much to her joy. That’s where we can be within a couple of decades – ‘Star Trek’ tech. What could be cooler than that?

Joining the NHS organ donor list is a way you might help this example, today. 

The Eventual PKD Treatment

Thursday, August 8, 2013

What radios do they employ in sea ports

Some 1.6 million folks are employed within the international shipping industry. These people grade, safeguard, manage, move, import or export the eight billion tons of cargo that’s shipped every year. Put basically, shipping everything international is an enormous endeavour and, nowadays, we do it a lot.

The worldwide shipping industry is undergoing a period of significant expansion, with revenues rapidly increasing. The materialization of new economies within the marketplace for cheaply manufactured goods has aided this growth period for our shipping business. Furthermore, the World-wide-web has given today’s customers access to products and markets within the outermost corners of our world. This may have negatively affected high street stores and shopping centres, but it is a substantial reason in the growth of the shipping industry.

Seaports, then, are (as they’ve constantly been) hotbeds of worldwide business and activity. Port terminal operations are complicated and require a high degree of management, as well as a dependable and practical workforce. That is where two way radios come in.

Clear calling, health and safety, legal protocols with a high level of security are just a few of the specialist requirements of that modern seaport. Staff need swift and easy access to management and vice versa. In the world of shipping, time really is money. As such, you actually cannot put a price about the level of clear, instant comms supplied by modern 2 way radios.

Seaport 2 way radios tend to be fitted with an analogue/digital diverse mode, which enables the user to connect with any analogue radio they may encounter. This is particularly useful within the world of shipping. It also allows today’s docks worker to take advantage of the best of digital, without sacrificing reliability.

As anybody who has ever been at sea or lived near the ocean will tell you, weather on or across the sea aren’t always idyllic, actually, sometimes they could get quite challenging. Don’t worry though; seaport 2 way radios are tough too. Manufactured to be tough in all weathers, the 2 way radios used within the shipping industry can stand a myriad of wear and tear and still go back for work the following day (very like the seaport workers themselves).

With an business as crucial to global trade as shipping is, the world needs a trusted and established technology to help run things easily. That is why they use radio systems and’s why they possibly always will.

What radios do they employ in sea ports

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

95th birthday of Nelson Mandela marked

Nelson Mandela has marked his ninety fifth birthday. The former South African Leader, still critically unwell following a chronic lung infection, is claimed to be making progress in direction of a steady condition.

Current South African President Jacob Zuma is alleged to be “encouraged” by Mr. Mandela’s progress. “I was able to say ‘happy birthday’ and he was in a position to smile,” said Mr. Zuma in a statement.

Mandela’s birthday is also International Mandela Day, one day declared by the U.N in honour of the Man’s contributions to racial equality, too as to South Africa and also the world.

South African artiste Paul Blomkamp will unveil a large painting of Mandela in New York’s Times Square and various commemorative concerts might be happening in Melbourne, Australia.

In Africa, school children might be singing a synchronised rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ for the President, while President Zuma will supervise the donation of houses to poor families within the Pretoria area. In Johannesburg, residents and well wishers shall be forming a Human chain that’s expected to stretch from the Fashion District all of the way to that heart of the city.

Meanwhile, volunteers around the planet (including British Capitalist Richard Branson) will donate 67 minutes to charitable action or community service, in order to mark Mr. Mandela’s sixty seven years of public service (a time which incorporates his prison sentence, as well as his time as a lawyer, an campaigner and South Africa’s first black President).

Mr. Mandela’s daughter Zindzi was quoted as saying that her father was making “remarkable progress” reporting that he is viewing hospital TV with headphones on. “We expect having him back in the home soon” she said.

Mandela’s wife, Graca Machel has said that she’s “less anxious” about his health than before. Nowadays also marks the couple’s 15th wedding celebration.

Mr. Mandela is generally communicating with his eyes and hands, but guests often say again that he is smiling a lot also.

Following a present-giving ceremony with the Mamelodi Township, Mandela’s children will share a unique birthday lunch with him. The family have organized 95 cupcakes in the honour.

95th birthday of Nelson Mandela marked

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The fourth in line of the throne is born

At 4.24 PM on monday, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton gave birth to a newborn son weighing 8lbs 6oz. The birth was officially announced to the world at 8.30PM.

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, was there at the birth, which doctor’s described as “textbook”.

Huge crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace all day in anticipation of the excellent news. When the statement ultimately arrived that the baby had been safely delivered, the people cheered in support.

There has also been a constant media attendance outside the palace and the hospital all day, covering the proceedings to the rest of the globe.

Queen Elizabeth II and her Partner Prince Phillip are thought to be “delighted by the news” while Prince Charles has made a short declaration that he was “enormously proud and content to be a grandfather for the first time” he also said that he was looking onward to seeing the baby soon.

The Duchess will remain in hospital overnight, but is said to be doing fine.

The new baby son is the third in line for the throne, following his grandfather Prince Charles and his father Prince William. Should the line of succession continue as anticipated, the boy will turn out to be the 43rd sovereign since William The Conqueror.

The pair have not yet announced a name for their new arrival. Though, in accordance with tradition, they first will present a list of preferred names to The Queen ahead of officially announcing their option. Historically, this shall let the reigning monarch to support or disapprove of the elected name.

Disapproval has happened irregularly all through the past, notably with the birth of Princess Margaret (who was initially to be named ‘Ann’) in 1930.

Though, Royal specialists say that Queen Elizabeth is more “down to earth” than a number of of her predecessors have been and that she is not possible to interfere in the christening process. The protocol is being overseen largely as a procedure and gesture of esteem on the part of the Royal duo.

There has been a lot of speculation as to what the child’s name will be, but William and Kate are likely to make a official announcement soon.






The fourth in line of the throne is born