The $825 Biometric Wallet !

Afraid someone might take something out of your wallet? If you have $825 to spend, fear no more. Dunhill is selling what it calls a “Biometric Wallet” that it claims is virtually indestructible and can only be opened with your fingerprint. Scared of someone taking the entire wallet? It can be linked to a mobile phone via Bluetooth and set to sound an alarm if your phone and wallet are separated by more than five meters (15 feet).

This wallet is built to be durable. It has a carbon fiber shell, leather interior, and stainless steel money clip. If only its design matched its top-notch construction. Almost any standard wallet looks slicker than this clamshell.

Would you invest more than $800 into a wallet? If so, what features would you require?

If you want to buy this wallet CLICK HERE

Don’t Steal Computers From People Who Know How to Use Computers

Two months ago, a thief stole a Macbook Air from Mark Bao, the 18-year old serial entrepreneur (he’s CEO of at least six companies), creator of the viral threewords.me site, and weekend New Yorker. On Friday, he discovered he could remotely access the browser history on the machine. Lulz ensue! “Wow. The first thing that MacBook thieves do REALLY IS take pictures on Photo Booth. I didn’t think they were that dumb!” he tweeted. Turns out the thief did more than take pictures–he took a video of himself dancing to a version of T.I.’s “Rubber Band Man.”

Mr. Bao also attained access to the thief’s Facebook page; he lives a few blocks from Mr. Bao’s dorm at Bentley University in Waltham, Mass. Mr. Bao plans to report the thief to the campus police when he gets back from spring break, but not before some more public humiliation. “I’m too busy to stage any serious lulz, but don’t worry… lulz will certainly happen,” he tweeted.

Mr. Bao was able to get access to his Safari history using the cloud backup service Backblaze.

The following Video is the one that was taken by the thief showing his dancing capabilities !

 

Via Betabeat

Mysterious Jules Verne Island

When Jules Verne wrote the legendary story about the Mysterious Island, many said that he actually was talking about Madeira Island. Are these photos the living proof that Madeira is Jules Verne’s ‘Mysterious Island’ ? I believe in that. Take a look and see yourself !

Amazing Sand World

These Sand sculptures aka sand art is seen on the beaches all over the world. Sand sculptures are made by using only the natural materials. It is environmentally friendly and does not harm our  environment. I hope that those who care create some in Kuwait !

Feed Your Curiousity: Black Holes

Black holes sound like they’re straight out of a science fiction story: objects so dense that nothing in the universe can escape from their gravitational pull. But over the past few decades astronomers have been steadily building up evidence that black holes are not only real, but, in fact, quite prevalent in the universe.

It is now thought that almost all galaxies contain gigantic black holes in their centers, millions or even billions of times more massive than the Sun. Some of these beasts are among the most violent and energetic objects in the universe – active galactic nuclei and quasars, which shoot off jets even as they suck in surrounding gas – while others, often older ones like the black hole at the center of the Milky Way, are considerably more quiet feeders.

Galaxies are also thought to contain many examples of small black holes, with masses only a few times greater than that of the Sun. Astronomers have detected a handful of these in our galaxy, by observing the light emitted when they shred apart their companion star in a binary system. Several of these small black holes have been dubbed “microquasars” because they produce miniature jets akin to those of their larger cousins.

Theory of Black Holes

Though the concept of a black hole was first proposed in 1783, it was Albert Einstein’s 1915 theory of general relativity which put the idea on a firm theoretical footing. Einstein showed that gravity can bend the path of light just as it bends the path of any other moving object – the only reason we don’t observe this effect in our daily lives is that light moves fast and gravity pulls weak. When this was confirmed by observations, the idea of a black hole became obvious. If you pack enough material together, its gravitational pull should be strong enough to not only bend light’s path but also keep it from escaping, just as the Earth is strong enough to pull back much slower objects (like baseballs) to its surface.

Formation of Black Holes

Regular black holes are thought to form from heavy stars (perhaps those which start off with masses more than 20 or 25 times that of the Sun, but this is still an area of active research). When these stars end their lives in a supernova explosion, their cores collapse and gravity wins out over any other force that might be able to hold the star up.

Eventually, the star collapses so much that it is contained within its Schwarzschild radius, or event horizon, the boundary within which light cannot escape. At this point, the black hole is extremely tiny; a black hole with the mass of the Sun would fit in a small town, while one with the mass of the Earth would fit in the palm of your hand! The material inside the Schwarzschild radius will continue to collapse indefinitely, reaching the point where our understanding of the laws of physics breaks down. But no information from inside the Schwarzschild radius can escape to the outside world.

Supermassive black holes, meanwhile, form differently – perhaps from the merger of many smaller black holes early in the universe’s history – and grow over the years as they suck in gas from their surroundings. The formation of these objects and their relationship to the galaxy that harbors them is still an area of active research.

In the past couple of decades scientists concluded that black holes are materials that can have infinite density if they reached singularity, unlike the older belief which suggest that black holes are just emptiness !

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Japan Earthquake 2011: 'Miracle' Rescue Stories and How to Help

 

A four-month-old girl who had been swept from her parents’ arms in the shattered village of Ishinomaki when the deadly wave crashed into the family home was pulled unharmed from the rubble three days later.

 

Hiromitsu Shinkawa, 60, was rescued Sunday about 10 miles out to sea, sitting atop a roof that the tsunami knocked off his home two days earlier. He told rescuers that he and his wife had returned home shortly after the 8.9-magnitude quake to pick up some belongings when the tsunami slammed the city of Minamisoma.

 

Ayumi Osuga was practicing origami with her three children, aged 2 to 6, in their single-story home in the coastal city of Sendai (pictured) when the ground started to shake. Then Osuga’s husband called. “Get out of there now!” he yelled. Chilled by the brusque warning, the 24-year-old factory worker quickly gathered her children into the car and fled to a hilltop home belonging to her husband’s family 12 miles away. Though her home was destroyed, Osuga knows she is lucky to be alive. “My family, my children … I have come to realize what is important in life,” she said.

 

Pescuers pulled Sai Abe, a 70-year-old woman, from her toppled home in the port town of Otsuchi (pictured) Tuesday, four days after an earthquake-spurred tsunami tossed the house off its foundation in Japan’s northeast.

 

Japanese naval and coastguard helicopters found a ship that was swept out to sea by a massive tsunami and successfully airlifted all 81 people aboard to safety, Jiji Press reported.

 

A man was pulled from the rubble 96 hours after the earthquake struck.

 

 

Japan faced one of the worst natural disasters ever in their history. they really need help, for those of you who want to help Japan please find the following links:

Save The Children

The Red Cross

Mercy Corps

Medical Teams

Medecins Sans

 

 

Calorie Control: Diet Review

Since July 2010 I’ve been suffering from losing control over my diet plans and consequently I’ve gain 11 kilo’s above my normal weight. since then I’ve been trying to reduce my weight but I have always failed, then I decided to subscribe to one of the diet meal supply companies, I wanted one that create costume diets. After doing some research I found that no diet company in Kuwait do fully costumed diets that offer it clients the choice of his meals (calories , fat, protein and carbs intakes) except Calorie Control Center, and they offer the best price per month (189 K.D) compared to an average (215 k.d) non costumed plans.

Calorie Control offers 3 meal+ a snack for 30 days and they also offer 3 free sessions with their dietitian one before the whole program , one after 2 weeks and he final session is after the completion of the whole period.

I have been subscribed to Calorie Control program for the past 3 weeks and the results are impressing ! I have been cheating like a kid through these weeks and I haven’t been going to the gym regularly, surprisingly I have lost 4 kilo’s so far.

I will definitely re-subscribe by the end of the month. and will recommend for those who are suffering from weight loss problems.

 

Calorie Control Center is located in Burj Jassim (Kuwait city). their phone number is: 22960900.

they do have variety of programs with different prices starting from 89 k.d/month !

 

400 People Volunteer for a One-Way Trip to Mars !

I hadn’t heard of the Journal of Cosmology until today, maybe because they just started in 2009.

According to FoxNews.com, just over a month after this issue came out, more than 400 people have contacted the journal editors to volunteer for the trip.

“I do VERY well with solitude,” wrote 69-year-old computer programmer Pasha Rostov, according to FoxNews.com.

“I am handy with tools, very good at making things work, … and am quite sane and stable.”

Other volunteers included a college student, a nurse, a mechanic, and a Methodist pastor.

“I have the feeling that spiritual issues would come up among the crew. The early explorers on Earth always took clergy with them,” Reverend Paul Gregersen told FoxNews.com.

The unexpected response raises an interesting question: If a private group ever did manage to launch a mission to start a Mars base, who would go?

Would the kinds of people who could make a Martian colony work be the kinds of people who would want to volunteer?

And who decides what the right kinds of people are?

NASA, for example, has some pretty stringent requirements for what it takes to be an astronaut , from educational and professional background to physical and emotional endurance.

Some might make the argument that no one was vetted before setting of for the New World in the 1600s. Heck, England exiled thousands of convicts to the colonies before the revolution.

The difference is part technological, part political.

Colonists arriving in America could be assured of some basic needs: water, air, soil for growing crops and raising livestock, raw materials for building settlements.

Mars colonists would have none of that to depend on, so they would need a very different set of skills and tools to survive.

In addition, that very first one-way trip to Mars would carry a certain prestige. You *know* you’d be famous, even if you died the minute after you set foot on red regolith.

I’d bet that the public would demand only the best and brightest [and probably the most attractive] sign up for the job.

In a nongovernmental mission, I guess whoever’s footing the bill would get to make the final call, so I’m sure that would affect the backgrounds of the first Mars colonists, too.

Now, the Journal of Cosmology didn’t even ask for takers, and of their 50,000 monthly readers, 400 said, Heck yeah! That’s 0.8 percent of people who supposedly read the Mars issue.

If you asked for volunteers among the 307,006,550 people living in the United States, by that math you’d get almost 2.5 million volunteers.

Yes, this is not a perfect calculation.

That figure would be reduced by the fact that people who read the JoC must be space buffs to begin with, and so somewhat self-selecting for people willing to go permanently off-world.

Also, not everyone who would volunteer for such a mission would be qualified. But if you only need three or four hardy, skilled colonists, I think it could happen.