Monday, August 29, 2005

Friday, August 26, 2005

Scientists Try to Harness Wave Energy - Yahoo! News

I have long wondered why waves were not considered more seriously for power. Anyone who has been knocked down by one can vouch for their power.

Good luck Oregon!

Scientists Try to Harness Wave Energy - Yahoo! News: "'There is tremendous potential in the oceans to supply energy for the world,' Annette von Jouanne, an
Oregon State electrical engineering professor told the crowd. 'A 10-square-mile wave power plant could supply the entire state of Oregon.'"

Civil War Gazette

Civil War Gazette
I found this when looking for Civil War Podcasts (yes they have one). Highly recommended.

The site tells the story of the Civil War through the eyes of those there. In the words of the site:

"The Civil War Gazette is a WebZine (non-commercial) dedicated to telling the story of the common soldier during the American Civil War. We do this through authentic and original letters, diaries, excerpts from historical records, photos, pictures, ambrotypes, tin types, dagguerotypes, CDVs, newspaper accounts, etc"

Well done!

Thursday, August 25, 2005

SSRN-Placebo Effects of Marketing Actions: Consumers May Get What they Pay For by Baba Shiv, Ziv Carmon, Dan Ariely

Ths is why I often think I should charge for the blog.

VERY interesting!!!

Placebo Effects of Marketing Actions: Consumers May Get What they Pay For
By BABA SHIV, Ziv Carmon, and Dan Ariely

Their abstract:

"We demonstrate that marketing actions such as pricing can alter the actual efficacy of products to which they are applied. These placebo effects stem from activation of expectancies about the efficacy of the product, a process that appears not to be conscious. In three experiments we show that consumers paying a discounted price for a product (e.g., an energy drink thought to increase mental acuity) can end up deriving less actual benefit from consuming this product (e.g., they are able to solve fewer puzzles) compared to consumers who purchase and consume the exact same product but pay its regular price. Our studies consistently support the role of expectancies in mediating this placebo effect. We conclude by discussing theoretical, managerial and public policy implications of the findings."

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Flight Delay Information - Air Traffic Control System Command Center

Traveling and looking for flight delay information? This is pretty cool.
It is from the FAA.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Ananova - Door knocking bear

This is too funny. A bear that knocks on the door! lol

Ananova - Door knocking bear

"The Loknar family from Gerovo in western Croatia said the bear had knocked at their door three times and they were now refusing to answer the door.

Mum Nevenka Loknar said: "We jumped out the window as he came in through the door and raided the kitchen the first time."

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

PC Pro: News: IBM donates software to guide Firefox

Good move IBM! always good to see large firms be "good neighbors"

PC Pro: News: IBM donates software to guide Firefox: "IBM donates software to guide Firefox 4:52PM
IBM has announced that it is contributing software to the Firefox Web browser to make it easier for users with visual and motor impairments to use the Web.

The code will enable the navigation of websites and Web pages with keystrokes rather than mouse clicks and will make it possible for pages to be automatically narrated or magnified."

Saturday, August 13, 2005

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | New blood test to save dog lives

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | New blood test to save dog lives: "Dogs can now have their blood type tested, potentially saving thousands of canine lives, Australian vets at the University of Melbourne have said."

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Now that is a camera!

Check out this site. It is using a camera that is amazing! It uses 1000MP resolution. WOW!

Image Gallery

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Cafe Hayek: Roid Rage

A cool article on the similarities between steroids and plastic surgery, botox, etc. Well done!
Cafe Hayek: Roid Rage: "Palmeiro has an addiction. No, not to steroids. This addiction is even harder to shake. He'’s addicted to adulation. Success"

101 Easy Ways to Save

SOme really good ideas here!
101 Easy Ways to Save

Saturday, August 06, 2005

BBC NEWS | Health | One 'cure all' flu jab for life

While the headline and coverage is probably too strong (maybe all known types would be better) this is still exciting news:

BBC NEWS | Health | One 'cure all' flu jab for life: "Scientists are making a vaccine that could give lifelong protection against all types of flu in a single jab"

"However, the work is very early and is years off being tested in humans."

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

The future of the media?

Another where to put it piece. This is from but it links to a "movie" on the future of media in the presence of blogging, Google, etc.

Interesting and thought provoking to say the least. Oh and very well done! :: Link: For My Writer-Friends

Tuesday, August 02, 2005


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