Friday, 30 November 2012

Personal manufacturing via 3D Printing

An exciting new field of personal endeavour is in the  process of opening up for everyone - the ability to produce or reproduce a huge range of consumer goods. Instead of going to the supermarket or hardware shop to buy a new plate, cup, shoes or much needed handyman tool one can now simply print with one of the many growing number of 3D printers.

The video below  by Christopher Barnatt of ExplainingTheFuture introduces us to the almost complete field of personal manufacturing with 3D printing today and in the future.

Read more about the available resources, here.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

E.T. Walrus can't yet quite sing, nevertheless

some of you may have remembered the Beatles singing I am the Walrus, well E.T. Walrus has retorted with his own wide range of entertaining vocalizations in this short video.

E.T. has had the good fortune of having learned these sounds at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, WA. USA and his rather formidable daily diet of 90 pounds of fish daily, likely assisted his memory whilst sustaining his good form.

E.T. is named for his wrinkled resemblance to alien in the popular 1982 movie "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial."

Friday, 16 November 2012

Rogue planet follows it's own path

Is the latest planet discovery individually free-floating 100 light years distant within our Milky Way galaxy, which seems to be travelling with a set of young stars referred to as the AB Doradus Moving Group. It appears to be traveling in the proximity of the AB Doradus star but as far as cam be detected, not orbiting any of them, and research astronomers are yet to determine if our bad boy is part of that family.

Although researchers at ESO say its comparative proximity, and the absence of a bright star very close to it, have allowed the team to study its atmosphere in great detail. The video here reveals an artist's impression of the free-floating planet,entitled CFBDSIR J214947.2-040308.9 courtesy of 

Thursday, 1 November 2012

zeZebra, slick and quick P2P file sharing app

is a handy personal file sharing user friendly app, allowing you to quickly send and receive any number of files for free that is secure, unlimited in file size transfers and provides a no-fuss approach for sharing files between users.

The app allows you to adjust transfer speed and number of simultaneous transfers and if your sending many files to many people, the app has a contacts manager allowing you to more efficiently send files, thus not requiring you to add the same information all over again.

Most important thing to take note of, is that each sender and recipient needs an installed app on their computers and in order to complete any file transfer, both users need to be online at the same time. This means that your sending and or receiving files to each other which don't get sent or received anywhere else.

zeZebra works on most 32-bit and 64-bit windows, from XP onwards and OSX computers. 

In order to help you get started here is a link to an excellent introductory video from the well informed Veronica Belmont via Tekzilla at Revision3.

After downloading the app quit all browsers, then install it. Open it and set up your profile (NB no one need have Facebook to use it), the app merely needs your name and email address to access the main interface.

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