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"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Why Twitter when you can Boo?

I'm too excited about this new iPhone "audioblogging" app called Audioboo. It allows you to record a sound clip of up to 5 minutes and post it online. It even links up with your Facebook or Twitter account. Although why Twitter when you can Boo? It's also a great way to record notes and save them for yourself on your iPhone or retrieve them online on your own personal Audioboo page. And it integrates the iPhones location feature allowing you to show where you Booed. And you can share the link to a clip or embed it on your website or blog. Here is a little video that explains it all:

Here is my first Boo:


And here is their website: http://audioboo.fm

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Artificial Tissue based on DNA strands is happening...

Scientists now are producing artificial tissue for use in implants and artificial growth of organs and tissue. This means that eventually they will be able to grow (for example) new artificial livers based on DNA strands! Yes, the same stuff that makes up your skin is being produced artificially. We can make you better, stronger, faster than you were! Think about the implications for future robots, they will have artificial skin that looks and feels exactly like human skin and won't be any different fundamentally... Cool stuff... Read more here.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Google News Timeline Search

" Google News Timeline--is a new feature by Google labs that organizes many different types of search results on a zoomable, graphical timeline." CLICK HERE

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I am a videogame addict - brilliant short video

I saw this video on Ted.com and was blown away by its implications. A must see...

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Best of the Internet 2009 Site!

www.shmoop.com/teachers/ is a fantastic resource for Literature, Poetry, US History and Books. It was a 2009 Webby Award honoree. "Shmoop is lovingly created by Ph.D. and Masters students from top universities - primarily Stanford and U.C. Berkeley." You won't regret looking at this site. Easy to use and tons of awesome resources. Do it now!

Go to: www.shmoop.com/teachers/

Excellent Scientific Inquiry Site for Middle School

Stumbled on a cool interactive site launched by the National Academy of Sciences and wanted to share it with you. It's all about women's adventures in science. It's definitely worth a look. Take 5 minutes to check it out at: iwaswondering.com