While most of the teens are spending their whole day life in Facebook (24X7), Have you ever missed Facebook in your real life - The real-offline-life?
How does it feel if Facebook enters your real life?
This video explains in a humorous way how Facebook is keen in customizing our Home with what we don’t want, ditching our privacy by leaving room open for all and more importantly painting our wall with their revenue ads.
This is a clear depiction of how miserable our life would be if the most popular social network enters our real life.
IBM has done a hollywood with its latest innovation – a movie from Geeks – specifically a Stop-motion film named “A Boy and His Atom” which is certified as the world’s smallest stop-motion film by Guinness World Records.
As the name suggests, there is a boy and his atom in the film but the most stunning this is the boy himself is a real-world atom – Yes, the same atom which we studied as “the basic unit of matter”, in our high school Physics. so this is the world’s smallest stop-motion film that’s been made with the world’s tiniest elements which we can see only through a powerful microscope.
So how such a movie has been made? In simple words, the atoms are moved and aligned using a powerful tool “Scanning tunneling microscope“ to make stop-motion shots that created a 242-frame film.
Speaking about the Noble Prize winning Microscope, Christopher Lutz, Research Scientist of IBM Research, says,
“It weighs two tons, operates at a temperature of negative 268 degrees Celsius and magnifies the atomic surface over 100 million times. The ability to control the temperature, pressure and vibrations at exact levels makes our IBM Research lab one of the few places in the world where atoms can be moved with such precision.”
The importance of the technology is felt when there is a need and when it serves the needy, it really serves its purpose of invention, one such case is the new iLimb Ultra Revolution from Touch Bionics.
It’s a next generation Prosthetic hand that can be configured and controlled through their proprietary iOS app - Biosim which features 24 preset Grip Patters that can configure the prosthetic hand in just a single tap on the app screen.
Image Courtesy: Touch Bionics
Introducing the iLimb Ultra Revolution, Stevens, CEO of Touch Bionics, said
“We believe that the i-limb ultra revolution,with powered thumb rotation and the ability to quickly access multiple grip patterns, offers unparalleled dexterity and control, enabling wearers to more easily perform activities of daily living and thus increase their quality of life.
The stunning feature in the iLimb Ultra Revolution is the “powered thumb rotation” which wasn’t there in the predecessor iLimb Ultra. This new feature has its role in tasks like tying shoelaces or holding something heavy which requires a firm grip. Nevertheless, it still requires the user’s muscular signal and hope the day that doesn’t need any signal input from users isn’t far away.
Time-Lapse videos are always great to watch, sometimes it’s just a fun and sometimes it brings excitement but this one is something more than that!
Yosemite & The Epic Sierra – Vimeo
Tony Rowell, a photographer, has shot some mind-boggling Time-lapse videos of our astro world. It not only just leaves us with a big “WoW” rather puts a smile, a cool feel and a stunning experience which makes us to share it with all of our knowns. And that’s the same reason i’m sharing it with you!
This short film features time-lapse footage that I captured of numerous iconic landscapes in Yosemite National Park and the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains. In 1973 my father Galen was the first person to shoot color photos of sunset light on Yosemite’s Horsetail Fall. This natural phenomenon is often referred to as the “Firefall,” a name that pays homage to the manmade firefall that once took place in Yosemite. In February of 2013 I visited the park several times during a two week window when the sun’s rays illuminate the seasonal waterfall. In this short video I share the footage that I captured of the Firefall as well as a rare nighttime lunar rainbow in the mist of Yosemite Falls known as a Moonbow. The majority of this video was shot in Yosemite and The Epic Sierra during 2012-13 under the countless stars of the Milky Way and by Moonlight on partial or full moons evenings.
Are you a social Media junkie who communicates heavily through various social media? Well, here is a news for you.
A new research has found some clear links between the number of social media communication channels, the usage frequency and the strength of the relationship of the users. Researchers after analysing the theory of Media Multiplexity, have found out that too much of social media may damage the strength of one’s relationship.
What’s Media Multiplexity? The ability of using Multiple media as communication channel frequently.
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Dr. Bernie Hogan of the Oxford Internet Institute and his team selected over 24,000 people in marital relationships, using 10 media channels and the result is that those who are using more media tend to have no great relationship satisfaction and for some the satisfaction even weakens. Theoretically, Social media channels which provide better connectivity with peers should strengthen the tie in any relationship, but according to Dr. Hogan,
“There may be a cut-off point after which the increasing complexity of maintaining so many separate communications threads starts to undermine relationship ties”
So it’s always good to come out of social media to communicate & interact with our friends in real-offline-world, thereby ensuring a strong relationship satisfaction and ties.