History Science

248-dimension math problem solved

“An international team of mathematicians has detailed a vast complex numerical “structure” which was invented more than a century ago. Mapping the 248-dimensional structure, called E8, took four years of work and produced more data than the Human Genome Project, researchers said.” -BBC

248-dimension math puzzle solved (2)

Related Post: Ramanujan’s deathbed problem cracked

Education Innovation Meta Technology

Scribd: YouTube of documents

Scribd is a user-based web portal where the users can upload PDF, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Text, etc. files to share with others. The files can be opened in embedded viewers on the website. Presently the content on the website is neither quantitative nor qualitative, however, it has great potential. Original source: LifeHacker


Business Innovation Technology

America’s best young entrepreneurs

A list compiled by of twenty-five businesses instigated by entrepreneurs under 25. Be Inspired.

America’s Best Young Entrepreneurs

Related posts: Subroto Bagchi on Entrepreneurship, Bill Gates on Innovation and Technical vitality

Education Technology

Stanford on iTunes

Stanford on iTunes U provides access to a wide range of Stanford-related digital audio content via the Apple’s iTunes Store. The public site includes Stanford courses, faculty lectures, event highlights, music, sports, and more.

Stanford on iTunes

Related posts:  Collection of e-libraries, MIT’s OpenCourseware

Productivity Technology

Notepad2: Notepad with some oomph

The same simple and fast Notepad with extra features:

  • Customizable syntax highlighting:
    • HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP, PHP, Perl/CGI
    • C/C++, C#, Java, VB, SQL, Python, NSIS, etc.
  • Drag & drop text editing inside and outside Notepad2
  • Basic regular expression search and replace
  • Brace matching, auto indent, long line marker, zoom functions
  • Support for Unicode, UTF-8, Unix and Mac text files
  • Open shell links

… and more

Note: This is not an official Windows release.

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Innovation Productivity Technology Travel

Exploring photos in 3D

Photo Tourism is a project by Microsoft and Washington University in which a 3D model of a scene is generated from various arbitary picures of the same scene/monument and then allows the user to browse through the contributing pictures using the 3D model. See a live demo on the website (link below). Also see a working prototype called PhotoSynth.

Photo tourism

Health Innovation Science Technology

Enabling the blind to see

Researchers at University of California have developed retinal implants creating a bionic eye, enabling the blind people to retore their visual capabilities. The resolution is poor due to early days, but has great potential.

Bionic eye implants look ahead

Education Productivity

Collection of e-libraries

An impressive aggregation of libraries of freely available online resources such as ebooks, magazines, tutorials, lecture notes, etc., covering a wide variety of subjects.

Innovation Nature Science

Termites: Green fuel factory?

Nobel laureate Steven Chu has suggested that understanding the digestive system of termites can solve world’s energy problems. The termites turn cellulose into ethanol, releasing no more carbon than it took to produce. No more global warming due to carbon emissions.

Termite guts can save the planet

Innovation Science Technology

Heavier weight ≠ greater energy cost

Researchers at University of Pennsylvania have developed a backpack which makes one feel ‘86% reduction’ in the weight being carried. A bungee system keeps the weight suspended at the same height above the ground while the carrier is walking or running, [resulting in a constant potential energy for the suspended weight] hence reducing the strain on the body. Innovative!

Bungee-Powered Backpack Can Lighten Your Load