Author: MichaelPG

September 21, 2011 No comments exist

Print Blood Vessels

By of Engadget
VIA: CNET
SOURCE: Fraunhofer

I was reading this and I thought it was an interesting idea on rebuilding the human body.

Barely 24 hours after we told you about printing your own bones, the franken-science continues with the announcement that blood vessels are next on the body-parts-you-can-print list. Unsurprisingly, you’ll need more than just regular toner if you want to start printing your own at home, but pioneering work by application-oriented research organization Fraunhofer has claimed to have cracked it by adding some good old ‘two-photon polymerization’ into the mix — yeah, obvious once you know. The added photon special sauce is what makes the printed synthetic tubes biofunctionalized, which in turn enables living body cells to dock onto them — we’re guessing that’s important. Sounds cute, but how long until we can start printing whole people — Weird Science, anyone?

September 18, 2011 No comments exist

Windows 8 Image

 

Source:   Article by Julie Larson-Green, corporate vice president, Windows Experience.

The internally code-named “Windows 8,”  is  reimagining Windows.  “The interface for a new generation of touch-centric hardware. Fast, fluid and dynamic, the experience has been transformed while keeping the power, flexibility and connectivity of Windows intact” , said Juile Larson-Green.

Here are a few aspects of the new interface :

Fast launching of apps from a tile-based Start screen, which replaces the Windows Start menu with a customizable, scalable full-screen view of apps.
Live tiles with notifications, showing always up-to-date information from your apps.
Fluid, natural switching between running apps.
Convenient ability to snap and resize an app to the side of the screen, so you can really multitask using the capabilities of Windows.
Web-connected and Web-powered apps built using HTML5 and JavaScript that have access to the full power of the PC.
Fully touch-optimized browsing, with all the power of hardware-accelerated Internet Explorer 10.

“We also showed effortless movement between existing Windows programs and new Windows 8 apps. The full capabilities of Windows continue to be available to you, including the Windows Explorer and Desktop, as does compatibility with all Windows 7 logo PCs, software and peripherals.”

September 18, 2011 No comments exist

Emmy Awards 2011

Jane Lynch hosts the TV industry’s 63rd annual night of nights, telecast from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Presenters include Will Arnett, Scott Caan, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Jon Cryer, Kaley Cuoco, Claire Danes, Zooey Deschanel, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Lowe, Julianna Margulies, Melissa McCarthy, Lea Michele, Jason O’Mara, Amy Poehler, Ian Somerhalder, Sofia Vergara and Kerry Washington. HBO leads the nominations pack with 104. The individual leader: HBO’s “Mildred Pierce”.

The 63rd annual ceremony will be broadcast live on Sunday at 8/7c on Fox.

September 12, 2011 No comments exist

Cast Photo of Entourage

 

Wow, I still can’t believe that Entourage is over. I wish the show was still going on, but like the old saying “All good things, must come to an end”. Jerry. While the jury seems split – on Twitter at least – on how the “The End” did or did not bring the series to a proper close, let’s break it down for ourselves.  **Spoilers after the cut**

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September 8, 2011 1 comment

USA's Burn Notice Advert

Tonight is the Summer Finale of USA’s breakout hit: Burn Notice. This is the last episode of Season 5’s Summer Season. Burn Notice will return in Winter, which usually means sometime after January. In tonight’s episode, with all evidence pointing to Michael, he must perform a desperate act in order to clear his name as Max‘s murderer. And in a bit of bad timing, Larry returns with a job for Michael and he won’t take “no” as an answer.

Lauren Stamile and Jere Burns guest star in “Dead to Rights,” premiering tonight at 9/8C!