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Jesus Phone brings the DEAD back to LIFE

The Register - Wed, 03/30/2011 - 10:10
Get me an iPhone and 20cc of adrenaline, stat!

When doctors are attempting to save the life of someone who has suffered a heart attack, they do a better job if they use a free iPhone app developed to brief them through procedures and drug dosages, according to a recent trial.…

George Lucas 'very happy' with 3D <i>Phantom Menace</i>

The Register - Wed, 03/30/2011 - 09:57
So far so good, reckons Star Wars supremo

George Lucas has announced his satisfaction with the efforts to date to convert The Phantom Menace to 3D.…

BP loses personal details on spill victims

The Register - Wed, 03/30/2011 - 09:55
Leaky leaks from lost laptop

Infamously leaky oil company BP has lost a laptop containing personal information, social security numbers and other details on 13,000 people claiming compensation for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.…

Permabit looks to Linux dedupers

The Register - Wed, 03/30/2011 - 09:54
Mainstream OEMs signed up or shut off

OEM deduplication software supplier Permabit has built an Albireo version for Linux vendors to use, as the mainstream storage OEM market for its technology is saturated.…

Watch amazed as we turn data into Visualisation

The Register - Wed, 03/30/2011 - 09:33
See your data, make better decisions

Broadcast Today at 15:00BST we’ll be in our studio exploring the visualisation techniques available and looking at how they should be applied in your business - from basic applications to highly sophisticated mapping techniques that can revolutionise the understanding of your business. You can watch it right here.…

Free Webcast: The workload challenge - Integrating the mainframe into today's IT

Air NZ safety vid provokes terror in the skies

The Register - Wed, 03/30/2011 - 09:23
'You're a giraffe!' wails prancing fitness guru

Those of you of a nervous disposition are advised to put your head between your hands, lean forward and brace yourselves on the seat in front of you, because Air New Zealand has decided that naked cabin crew simply weren't getting the attention of the self-loading cargo:…

Patricia Ryan: Don't insist on English!

TED.com - Mon, 03/28/2011 - 14:31
At TEDxDubai, longtime English teacher Patricia Ryan asks a provocative question: Is the world's focus on English preventing the spread of great ideas in other languages? (For instance: what if Einstein had to pass the TOEFL?) It's a passionate defense of translating and sharing ideas.

Talking Funny - First Look

Ricky Gervais - Sun, 03/27/2011 - 21:05
A first look at Ricky's TV special, Talking Funny - a discussion about comedy with Ricky, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Louis CK. Watch on HBO April 22nd

Claron McFadden: Singing the primal mystery

TED.com - Fri, 03/25/2011 - 15:30
"The human voice: mysterious, spontaneous, primal." With these words, soprano Claron McFadden invites us to explore the mysteries of breathing and singing, as she performs the challenging "Aria," by John Cage.

Eythor Bender demos human exoskeletons

TED.com - Thu, 03/24/2011 - 14:23
Eythor Bender of Berkeley Bionics brings onstage two amazing exoskeletons, HULC and eLEGS -- robotic add-ons that could one day allow a human to carry 200 pounds without tiring, or allow a wheelchair user to stand and walk. It's a powerful onstage demo, with implications for human potential of all kinds.

Paul Root Wolpe: It's time to question bio-engineering

TED.com - Wed, 03/23/2011 - 14:38
At TEDxPeachtree, bioethicist Paul Root Wolpe describes an astonishing series of recent bio-engineering experiments, from hybrid pets to mice that grow human ears. He asks: isn't it time to set some ground rules?

Isabel Behncke: Evolution's gift of play, from bonobo apes to humans

TED.com - Tue, 03/22/2011 - 14:45
With never-before-seen video, primatologist Isabel Behncke Izquierdo (a TED Fellow) shows how bonobo ape society learns from constantly playing -- solo, with friends, even as a prelude to sex. Indeed, play appears to be the bonobos' key to problem-solving and avoiding conflict. If it works for our close cousins, why not for us?

Hans Rosling and the magic washing machine

TED.com - Mon, 03/21/2011 - 13:33
What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine. With newly designed graphics from Gapminder, Rosling shows us the magic that pops up when economic growth and electricity turn a boring wash day into an intellectual day of reading.

Krispy Kreme Meet – March 2011

Grant GB - Sun, 03/20/2011 - 21:45

The first sign of good weather this year and every V8 in South London was fired up and pointed in the direction of New Malden. Possibly the busiest of the monthly meetings yet at Krispy Kreme  doughnuts.

An Idiot's Appeal

Ricky Gervais - Fri, 03/18/2011 - 21:05
Ricky, Steve and Karl do their bit for Comic Relief Night 2011

Rogier van der Heide: Why light needs darkness

TED.com - Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:08
Lighting architect Rogier van der Heide offers a beautiful new way to look at the world -- by paying attention to light (and to darkness). Examples from classic buildings illustrate a deeply thought-out vision of the play of light around us.

Mark Bezos: A life lesson from a volunteer firefighter

TED.com - Wed, 03/16/2011 - 14:41
Volunteer firefighter Mark Bezos tells a story of an act of heroism that didn't go quite as expected -- but that taught him a big lesson: Don't wait to be a hero.

Janna Levin: The sound the universe makes

TED.com - Tue, 03/15/2011 - 14:09
We think of space as a silent place. But physicist Janna Levin says the universe has a soundtrack -- a sonic composition that records some of the most dramatic events in outer space. (Black holes, for instance, bang on spacetime like a drum.) An accessible and mind-expanding soundwalk through the universe.

David Brooks: The social animal

TED.com - Mon, 03/14/2011 - 14:58
Tapping into the findings of his latest book, NYTimes columnist David Brooks unpacks new insights into human nature from the cognitive sciences -- insights with massive implications for economics and politics as well as our own self-knowledge. In a talk full of humor, he shows how you can't hope to understand humans as separate individuals making choices based on their conscious awareness.

Rob Harmon: How the market can keep streams flowing

TED.com - Fri, 03/11/2011 - 15:35
With streams and rivers drying up because of over-usage, Rob Harmon has implemented an ingenious market mechanism to bring back the water. Farmers and beer companies find their fates intertwined in the intriguing century-old tale of Prickly Pear Creek.