Very cool interactive part of The Economist’s website, where you can check out the best “thinking spaces” for different professionals.
When you need to escape from your current reality, a 30 minute loop of the sound of rain can help.
A bird’s eye view of the oil spill by a kite-camera.
Thanks Max and Grant for the heads up on these!
This site is great for when you don’t know where else to go on the internet. Just check off your interests and it sends you to random cool sites that meet your criteria. The NY Times calls it “channel surfing” the internet. Thanks for the heads up Stephanie!
List of the name of random stuff…
Gene Wang has outdone himself. He has created a device that can monitor your appliances.
“What that means is that you could monitor your microwave, Playstation and coffee machine in real time, check their levels of energy consumption, and make apps to control how they behave. Ultimately, that could lead to substantial savings of energy and money.”
This isn’t a “take out of the box and turn the switch on” sort of device. So 99% of the population (including myself) can’t really do much w/ it yet. But my prediction is give it a year , maybe less, and there will be an “easy to use” way of creating software to control and monitor your appliances and machines.