Showing posts from August, 2011

nepalese history in facebook

Just imagine what it would be like, if Facebook was there in the past. Here’s an imaginary series of events in the history of Nepal, expressed through Facebook; for the lighter side of life. Enjoy.Technorati Tags: ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

yet another super alphabet

A really creative Neil Cameron at his site, has created one of the most badass alphabets ever. We are thankful that they don’t teach this one to kids at school. But if they did, just imagine how many PhD’s would come up as experts on Buffy, Edna, Gundam, Hager, Joss and the rest. So without further ado, here are some highlights of the alphabet:A is for Aztecs in Atomic Armour Attacking Anomalous AmphibiansB is for Buffy Bravely Battling BeelzebubD is for Doctor Who Defeating Doctor Doom in a Deadly Disco Dance-OffF is for The Fantastic Four saving the Finnish ambassador From Fred Flintstone, who's Flinging Flaming Fajitas at his Ford FiestaG is for Galactus Geeking out with his Glove puppets of Gundam and GodzillaH is for Hagar the Horrible Hacking Hello Kitty in HalfI is for Indiana Jones Inching away from an Inebriated IronmanJ is for Joss. Just Joss.The full alphabet is on this page, given as a very good illustration. Technorati Tags: ,,

offshore wind-lens generates mega-energy

Forget about traditional tri-blade wind turbines — the ultra-efficient turbine of the future might look completely different if Kyushu University professor Yuji Ohya has anything to say about it. Ohya and his team recently unveiled the Wind Lens, a honeycomb-like structure that purportedly triples the amount of wind energy that can be produced by offshore turbines.The Wind Lens was unveiled at Yokohama Renewable Energy International Exhibition 2010. The structure works similarly to a magnifying glass that intensifies light from the sun — except in this case, the lens intensifies wind flow. Ohya’s design doesn’t have too many moving parts — just a hoop (AKA a brimmed diffuser) that “magnifies” wind power, and a turbine that is rotated by wind captured from the hoop. Each Lens, which measures 112 meters in diameter, can provide enough energy for an average household.Ohya doesn’t know if the Lens will go into commercial production, but if nothing else, it could provide a more aesthetical…