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168 years ago today the influential Scottish-born scientist, inventor and engineer, Alexander Graham Bell, was born. This month we will be taking an in-depth look into Bell’s life and accomplishments. Wrongly known as the inventor of the telephone (more on that later) he also completed groundbreaking work in optical telecommunications, aeronautics and hydrofoils but he would refer to his profession as a teacher of the deaf. Alexander Graham Bell – Father of the Telephone As one of three brothers, Aleck, as he was known to close relatives and friends, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on March 3, 1847. Bell held 18 patents in his […]
Setenil de las Bodegas in Andalucía, Spain, looks like a town that might feature in a fantasy film with its bright white cave dwellings that lie in stark contrast with the towering cliffs above them. However in this part of the world cave dwelling is the in thing due to the fact that geological forces made volcanoes and mountains that are perfect for calling home. [Image Courtesy of Feli Garcia] There has been evidence of humans making their homes in the rock and caves at the nearby Cueva de la Pileta as long as 25,000 years ago. However at this […]
Microsoft have yet again treated us to their vision of the future in another Productivity Future Vision video. The video focuses on how technology will further assist us in productivity with our social and work lives by the integrated use of flexible touch-screened devices that seem to link up seamlessly. If you remember the last Microsoft vision of the future video then you’ll notice that this one too is heavily based around massive touch screen devices and interconnectivity. That video was supposedly set in 2019 (so not long left to deliver on those promises Microsoft) but the new video is set […]
There’s a war going on but not war as we know it. It’s the battle for green credentials. With an ever increasing focus on carbon emissions and renewable energy it’s no surprise that cities are fighting for the title of the Cleanest City in the World. Oslo boasts the honor of having not a single landfill and Copenhagen is shooting to be carbon neutral by 2025. Frankfurt was recently named the most sustainable city on the planet and across the pond Chicago is covering its rooftops in luscious greenery. The infographic below brought to you by Hassle depicts the cleanest cities in the […]
A historic department store tower in Dam Square in Amsterdam has been transformed by architecture firm i29 into a resident for an artist and is just one part of a program with the title of ‘Room on the Roof’. [Image Courtesy of Ewout Huibers] Artists along with designers, musicians and other professionals are going to be invited to live in the residence and during their stay create a project that can be shared with the public. Both national and international artists are welcomed by the program set up by the De Bijenkorf department store along with the Rijksmuseum. [Image Courtesy […]
Do you want to take a peek into your partner’s emails to see what they have been up to? Well at one time finding a hacker would have meant that you would have had to delve into the seedier parts of the internet onto some dubious forum to hire yourself one. Now all you have to do is make a search on Google for ‘hacker for hire’ and you will find that there are around 1.6 million results. [Image Courtesy of Shutterstock] It seems that hackers don’t live in the shadows anymore as there are even websites such as hackerlist.org […]