How Narrow Can Houses Go !

Can you actually stay in a house with 1 meter WIDE by 10 meters TALL?

A house calls attention in Madre de Deus, Brazil; it have three floors and even the builder had faith in what he built. Helenita, the designer and the owner of the house who is now living happily inside.

At first, the plan refused, but in the end with the plan allowed the construction, that became a touristic spot of the small town of 12 thousand people.

There are benches in front of the house where the tourists can spent some time watching the unusual building. Some, more curious, ask to go inside and take pictures, in which Helenita (woman in yellow) allows. The couple now have plans to build a 4th floor, “open, for leisure, with barbecue and everything” !

Office Capsules By Office Pod !

Working at home has some disadvantages like kids and family noise or lack of space in your own house. OfficePOD would be a great solution.
You can put it on your backyard and work away from all those home problems. Now This an amazing solution, well designed and it looks really great, I wonder if its available here in Kuwait !  I will definitely have one if it is available 🙂

You can check their product and its benefits by clicking here.

                              

The World Most Expensive Home Theater System

Jeremy Kipnis, a music engineer, producer, classical music lover, has paid a whooping US $6 million for this amazing collection. And you have seen nothing yet. Wait until you find out what gadgets make this home theater so top notch.

Picture Elements:
Sony SRX-S110 Professional Video Projector (4,096-by-2,160) Stewart 18-by-10-foot Snowmatte 1.0 Gain Laboratory-Grade Motion Picture Screen

Players and Sources:
Sony BDP-S1 Blu-ray Player Sony PlayStation 3 Gaming Console Toshiba HD-XA1 HD DVD Player JVC HMDH-5U D-VHS Recorder SATA Drive (72 HDTV Hours Total) Mark Levinson Reference N°33 and N°33H. Pioneer HLD-X0 Hi-Vision HDTV MUSE Laserdisc Player

Surround Processing and Decoding:
Theta Digital Generation VIII 32-bit 8x Oversampling Dual Processors (13)

Amplification:
Mark Levinson N° 33h Amplifiers (2) McIntosh MC-2102 Amplifiers (30) Crown Macro Reference Gold Amplifiers (3)

Speakers:
Snell 1800 THX Music & Cinema Reference Subwoofers (16) Snell THX Music & Cinema Reference Towers (8) MuRata ES103A Super Tweeters (10) Snell THX Music & Cinema Reference LCR-2800 Center-Channel Speakers (3)

The World’s Only Immortal Creature

The turritopsis nutricula species of jellyfish may be the only animal in the world to have truly discovered the fountain of youth.

Since it is capable of cycling from a mature adult stage to an immature polyp stage and back again, there may be no natural limit to its life span. Scientists say the hydrozoan jellyfish is the only known animal that can repeatedly turn back the hands of time and revert to its polyp state (its first stage of life).

The key lies in a process called transdifferentiation, where one type of cell is transformed into another type of cell. Some animals can undergo limited transdifferentiation and regenerate organs, such as salamanders, which can regrow limbs. Turritopsi nutricula, on the other hand, can regenerate its entire body over and over again. Researchers are studying the jellyfish to discover how it is able to reverse its aging process.

Because they are able to bypass death, the number of individuals is spiking. They’re now found in oceans around the globe rather than just in their native Caribbean waters.

The Living Dragon !

This little cuties can be found in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia – Malaysia, Indonesia, South India, the Philippines, Sumatra and Borneo. This lizards can grow from 20-40cm. Through the evolution they have develop an ability to fly with small wings. So they could ran away from predators. Really amazing!

Degraded Internet Performance !

Two days ago I’ve noticed that the internet browsing was so slow, This was due to a technical issues in the fiber cable between Egypt and Italy due to KEMS. And the degrade in browsing speed and internet performance will remain for the next 3 days.

The following E-mail (recieved from KEMS) describe the issue for those who are intrested:

“From: ops@kw.zajil.com [mailto:ops@kw.zajil.com]
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2010 4:50 PM
To: ————
Subject: SMW4 submarine cable repair activity, Zajil T.T# 25147.

Dear Customer,

 We would like to inform you of cable fault on SEA-ME-WE4, submarine Fiber cable approximately at 1886.152 Km from Alexandria towards Palermo.

Currently, SMW4 cable provider is performing repair/power re-configuring activity which may be completed within three days.

During this repair activity, you will experience degraded performance with high latency on Internet services. Further updates will be provided as and when we are updated by our provider.

Internet services will remain operational on available alternate capacities.

We thank you for your understanding in this regard,

 Best Regards,

Network Operations (1 821821)

Zajil International Telecom Co.”

Green Cars Go Bamboo !

Developed by Kyoto University Venture Business Laboratory, Bambgoo is a fully functional vehicle that runs for 50 kilometers on a single charge. This ecological concept car is 270 cm long, 130 cm wide, 165 cm high and only 60 kg heavy. That’s what’s so special about Bambgoo, its body is made out of bamboo. If you happen to pass through Japan these days, you might want to check it out and maybe even take it for a short drive-test.

The Cappuccino Coast

Foam swallowed an entire beach and half the nearby buildings, including the local lifeguards’ centre, in a freak display of nature at Yamba in New South Wales .

One minute a group of teenage surfers were waiting to catch a wave, the next they were swallowed up in a giant bubble bath. The foam was so light that they could puff it out of their hands and watch it float away .

Boy in the bubble bath: emerges from the clouds of foam after deciding that surfing was not an option It stretched for 30 miles out into the Pacific in a phenomenon not seen at the beach for more than three decades. Scientists explain that the foam is created by impurities in the ocean, such as salts, chemicals, dead plants, decomposed fish and excretions from seaweed. All are churned up together by powerful currents which cause the water to form bubbles. These bubbles stick to each other as they are carried below the surface by the current towards the shore. As a wave starts to form on the surface, the motion of the water causes the bubbles to swirl upwards and, massed together, they become foam.

The foam “surfs” towards shore until the wave “crashes”, tossing the foam into the air.

It’s the same effect you get when you whip up a milk shake in a blender, The more powerful the swirl, the more foam you create on the surface and the lighter it becomes.

In this case, storms off the  New South Wales Coast and further north off Queensland had created a huge disturbance in the ocean, hitting a stretch of water where there was a particularly high amount of the substances which form into bubbles.