Sunday, September 07, 2008

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) As usual a start with the green car link. This time one put out by Ford, it goes on sale this November, gets 65 mpg, but we can’t buy one. Seems we are always getting the short end of the stick these days. This is a very nice five passenger job called the Ford Fiesta ECOnetic. If you want to move to Europe you can have one, but not for the U.S. Story here, check it out maybe next year
2) The gadget link for the week, the top five gadgets that could get you arrested. I don’t think I will have any trouble with them, just not my cup of tea, well maybe the pocket laser, just for the cool toy appeal. Anyway you might find something here to tickle your fancy.
3) While I am on the subject of cool gadgets, check out this, robots are really getting interesting these days. These have to be the best robot videos I have seen in a long time. Prototypes for the Army of course, but they are totally amazing.
4) Now for something I found that qualifies as the just plain interesting site for this week. Seems that for thousands of years no one has noticed this phenomenon, it appears all grazing animals from cattle, to deer all face north and south while grazing. The think it is related to the magnetic earth fields. Article from BBC here
5) Last up my geek link for the week, seems the old remote control, that often misplaced, extension of my right arm, may soon be a thing of the past. The new replacement being a small camera, interacting with a small processor to locate my hand then process visual information translating my waves, and gestures into command prompts to control the T.V. Article from the Telegraph Magazine in the U.K. linked here,
6) A late add-on here I usually put up five, but I almost forgot this one, and it is time sensitive. The idea that we will live or die by our technology may reach an ultimate climax this Wednesday. Reminiscent of that decision about the first atomic bomb, and not knowing for sure if the chain reaction would stop, or destroy the planet. Seems we are at it again with the Large Hadron Collider Atlas Detector. The will flip the switch on Wednesday some scientist think it could destroy the planet in 1/20th of a second then, the moon, sun, all planets and on to the entire cosmos at the speed of light. Read it here before it is too late.

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