Archive for the 'tech' Category

John Kanzius : Cure Cancer Through Radiowaves!

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008


Woa! This is amazing! John Kanzius was diagnosed with leukemia, hence went though several(24) painful chemotherapy operations. He asked if there was any other treatments, and doctors said no. He has no college degree nor any medical engineering history, but he did have some knowledge tinkering with radios.

He took his wife’s pie pans and built a machine that heated up sections in a hot dog without any side effects at all. The basic idea, inject the cancer cell with some metal substance, and the radio waves heat up the metallic areas hence zap the cancer away with no radiation ever needed! Doctors and medical researchers are amazzzzed!

I’m no science geek or anything, but if this idea tricks out, hot damn awesome! This just reminds me that innovations are usually outside of your normal job! So designers, stop going to design conferences, reading the same design magazines, etc….expand your horizon…learn from other fields, and apply them to your design discipline. We are a hybrid economy!

video via cbs
Another more updated Youtube video


Searchme.com

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Search Engines have been all the same lately due to Googles domination. I do recall Ask.com doing some pretty cool visual add ons, but I’ll have to give them another try. Google’s top secret ad free engine SearchMash.com has it’s benefits as well…i dig the continuous pages.

Anyhow, I stumbled into Searchme.com which is in beta, but you just sign-up and you get access. Basically, it takes the web snapshots Ask.com uses and flips them into one fluid Coverflow like experience. They also have a pretty neat filter system for different topics. Sign up, give it a try! I’d say it’s only for users with fast connections as it is a very visual experience (more memory and higher bandwidth)

searchme.com videos


Sony Foam City

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

“Sony Foam City Ad”. Makes ya smile and want to go on an adventure!
One other making of clip at Gizmodo.


Twitter in English

Saturday, April 12th, 2008


Twitter in Plain English from leelefever on Vimeo.

I’ve been using Twitter for over a year now and must admit it rocks! This micro-blogging craze feeds and broadcast mini moments in your fun life via IM, web, or txt messaging …and best yet it updates lots of other things, like your facebook status, and my now twitter feed I’ve added to the side of Designverb. Basically, you send a shout-out to Twitter and it broadcasts out to all of your friends in digestible messages 140 letters or less. Sometimes you just want to share something, that doesn’t need to be discussed but makes for a good conversation later on.

Some may think it’s just another social network, which it is to some extent, but what it actually does is enhance your already existing communications. I signed up for Twitter, and almost never go back to the Twitter site since I use IM and txt messaging to do the rest.

Anyhow, instead of rambling on and on for hours about Twitter, I just found this awesome video above to explain it all in animation format!!! So, sign up for Twitter, and follow me if you want to hear my random daily shoutouts, trips, complaints, adventures, etc.. or here, for a feed of this blog (it’ll message you whenever I post something new and some random messages/links)

Also, lots of great Twitter 3rd party application like TwitterVision! ( a live mp of random messages being yelled out across the world) Also for you iphone lovers, Twinkle.


D-Barcode Fun!

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

d.barcodes. creative barcodes
Barcodes are on everything…barcodes can get boring. D-Barcodes in Japan has given barcodes a flair of fun and creativity. Awesome. I want a barcode quilted sweater now.
via darkroastedblend (lots more pics)


Regenerative Limbs via Cellular Matrix(pig bladder)

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Amazing! A dude cuts off half an inch off his finger. His brother gives him this smelly powder (ExtraCellular Matrix) made of Pigs bladder to apply daily on the wound. 4 weeks later, his finger regrows fully, skin, vessels, nails, like new!

Bio engineering, natural engineering, surgery…man, what a crazy medical world!

Watch above or here.

via CBS


Weekend Links

Monday, March 24th, 2008

pens
Thought of the week: Does liability hinder innovation or is it worth the gamble?

– Very cool inspirational video about MASS INNOVATION!
Sony Rolly…dancing spinning mp3 player.
Cool Frisbee trick, if ya have a round wall to play with!
– First comes solid state hard drives, now solid state fans! sweeeeet!
16 extreme beds!
Extreme stairs…(includes on of my projects from 2002)
Google’s freaking amazing Zürich office. (Be prepared to be jealous!)


Weekend Links

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

light grafitt art ufo

Above image via. It’s a painting, but would be a cool graffiti placement.

-funny fake movie trailer for Minesweeper.
-The desks of creative people. Reminds me of my post!
-Can you tell the original pic from photoshopped! Amy Dresser is a master at this!
-Oobject.com, a nice set of collections!
-The FAIL Blog …pretty funny! (thanks gordon) Reminds me of ICanHasCheezburgar.com


Craig Venter: Creating Synthetic Life

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Craig Venter the human genome pioneer, oceanographic microorganism voyager, and now engineering new life forms through his new company Synthetic Genomics!

Watch his incredibly scary, questionable, perhaps world-changing glimpse into his new adventure in creating synthetic microorganisms or bio robots that eat up waste(perhaps carbon) and in return spawn out useful chemicals such as bio fuels! Seriously dangerous yet mind blowing!

Watch the video above or directly here.
Buy Craig’s book “A Life Decoded” here.


Van Jones: green jobs instead of jails

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

I mentioned Van Jones awesome speech during my PopTech adventure last year and now it’s online, or watch it above!(22 mins) He has an incredible vision, a whimsical way in delivering and connecting everyday people to his message, and is one damn smart cookie. Basically, he talks about building a green economy to lift people out of poverty, and giving green jobs over jails! Give it a definite watch and pass it around!

PopCast Video
Van Jones website.


Adobe Light-Field Camera

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008


adobe light field multi lense

As a designer, I’ve come to love, breath, and sketch through photoshop and illustrator because of Adobe! Besides their awesome software, Adobe’s recently uncovered a fascinating bug-like multi-lense product that snaps pics at various depths, allowing photographers to later decide the focal length. Basically, it gives 2 dimensional images a 3rd dimension….best part is that it’s an attachment, so, no new camera, just a new component to latch onto your gear to take some sweet images. Watch the video above which will give you a better sense of this awesomeness!

via PopSci
Video


Ecospot: Grand Prize Winner: Sky is Falling

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

An awesome ad depicting how much carbon we pump into our tiny world.

via Current (Al Gore showed this at TED)