Wednesday, February 29, 2012

glycogen food for the brain


glycogennice article



Otzi the"Ice Man" lactose intolerant and quite unhealthy


THE "NEWS SCIENTIST"


"Ötzi, the "ice man" who lived in the Bronze Age, and whose body was found in the Italian Alps in 1991, had brown hair and eyes and was lactose intolerant...


These characteristics emerge from the mummy's DNA analysis by the team of Albert Zink, who belongs to the Institute for Mummies and the Iceman in Italy.
MCM6 gene mutations indicate that he could not digest the lactose found in milk. "The change in farming [in Europe] only occurred between 5,000 and 10,000 years ago and to digest the milk becomes an advantage," said Zink.

According to the researcher, Ötzi was also more likely to develop coronary heart disease.He was carrying a mutant gene that accounts for a 40% increase in the probability of having a cardiac risk.

In addition, your arteries, including the main aorta were calcified. A sign that they were clogged with fat."

Monday, February 27, 2012

Huawei Debuts World's First Quad-Core Tablet

Huawei has shown off the world's first 10-inch quad-core tablet. 
  • Huawei 1.5GHz quad-core processor, Google Android 4.0 operating system and a 10-inch IPS high definition display screen.
  • The Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD runs on Huawei's proprietary 1.5 GHz K3 quad-core processor, and leverages the K3 chip's embedded GPU to provide fast processing power and 3D graphics processing capability. Wireless access of up to 84 Mbps (HSPA+ 21/42/84Mbps)
  • 1920 x 1200 IPS display,  8 megapixel rear automatic-focus camera and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and memory storage of 2G RAM.

Orange moves Forward to Accelerate Development of Mobile Applications

My old company Orange, announced today at Mobile World Congress 2012, that they are working with Facebook and others on initiatives to create new mobile web applications for customers.


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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Travels Japan Tokyo

Working in the telecom brings me often to one of my favorite cities, Toyko.  Please not the threee HDR photos and the woman with the rising sun are not my photos, I just can find where I found them.









Travels Thailand - Phuket

Just starting to post old travel photos from around the world...  Southern tip of Phuket....






Maserati's Quattroporte Sport Package




At a recent launch and charity event here in Tribecca... Need for Speed... The Sport package is so tempting with it's custom alloy wheels. The GT maintains the same 4.7-liter V8 engine that puts out 440hp and 361lb-ft of torque and is equipped with the 'super-fast' MC Auto Shift software for the six-speed ZF automatic transmission. Maserati's Sport package also boasts a new exhaust system that, when in 'Sport mode', keeps the bypass valves fully agape giving the exhaust a large note.The Maserati GT Sport package can get you from 0-62mph in five seconds and can hit a top speed of 183mph

http://www.maseratiamerica.com/maseratimonthly/MM_200507_03.aspx

Academy Awards 2012 -- Playing Tourist with the golden man...

playing tourist with the golden man 2012...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Oscars Will Drop References to Kodak Theatre

For the last ten years I've grown used to the Oscars referring to Kodak Theatre as to where they are hosted... Now that Kodak and the bankruptcy lawyers agreed to stop their annual $4million payment to keep the Kodak name on the venue... The owner of the building wants all references to Kodak removed...


Kodak theater

Edith Piaf - NON, JE NE REGRETTE RIEN - legendado


The soundtrack from Inception was based on this....

I cannot get enough of listening to her voice....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hqc-NWlNJQ&feature=related



Faster-than-light neutrino result reportedly a mistake caused by loose cable...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17139635


It appears that the faster-than-light neutrino results, announced last September by the OPERA collaboration in Italy, was due to a mistake after all. A bad connection between a GPS unit and a computer may be to blame.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

PRISONER-OF-WAR-STYLE MODEL OF A 50-GUN SHIP Drawing

PRISONER-OF-WAR-STYLE MODEL OF A 50-GUN SHIP


Getting around to scanning old drawings when i was a little kid with a large imagination...  Updated from old entry...

Rare new Challenger Explosion Video 1986

Monday, February 20, 2012

Birth of Nebulas by Stephen Sherman 2012

birth of nebulas by stephen sherman 2012

Early Morning Risings by Stephen Sherman

By Stephen Sherman 2012


World's oldest working Seagate drive in the UK

"Seagate reckons it has found the oldest working Seagate disk drive in the UK: a 28-year-old ST-412 disk drive from 1983.
It is the drive for an old IBM PC, which booted up when it was brought down from owner Mitch Hansen's attic in his Ruislip house. The 5.25-inch disk has four platters, eight read and write heads, spins at 3,600rpm, weighs 2.1kg (4.1lbs) and holds just 10MB of data. Seagate says it would have cost £263 back in 1983."

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Polymer scientists and a biologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have invented "Geckskin," a device that can hold 700 pounds on a smooth wall.

Now, a team of polymer scientists and a biologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered exactly how the gecko does it, leading them to invent "Geckskin," a device that can hold 700 pounds on a smooth wall.


FaceBook IPO makes morning commute more enjoyable

Seems the upcoming  Facebook  IPO is making their employee commute a little more fun in the morning....





Ok... It's really a preview of the upcoming Silverstone gathering...Ferrari F40 fans might wish to put the date July 22 in the calendar now.... The annual three-day Silverstone Classic is claimed to be the world's biggest classic motor racing festival.





Ferrari F2012/150° Italia - Radical New Air Package - Ugly

Words can't describe how ugly the new package is... oh how i miss the years of the beautiful unrestricted areo designs...  distant memories of large tail fins and sculptured nose packages...
 

 
The new F2012 is so visually unappealing that it better at least perform above its competition


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hatchbacks make an American Comeback...

Though I've never owned a hatchback... Here are some very cool designs coming out of the manufactures...  Including Kia Trackster Concept, VW etc....

Extremely Cool New HTC Mobile Camera Technology Erases People in the Background while you take your Photos


Camera Technology Erases People in the Background of Your Pictures

Now you never have to wait for that perfect shot of both your subject matter and background....

Thursday, February 2, 2012

GIANTS VS. PATRIOTS: Super Bowl XLVI 2012




Being a Boston native, though now living in NYC, my interests still are with the Boston teams, so come this sunday, the Patriots will be the team that is receiving my cheers.  Though I hope the DVD above is a preview of the results.