24 1 / 2014

World without wires is coming!

 txchnologist:

Closing In On Wireless Power Transmission
Above is a close-up of what developers call a “superlens,” a device that can focus low-energy magnetic waves over a distance. The result—wireless power generation over nearly one foot of air between transmitter and receiver.
That might not seem like a great feat, but its Duke University creators say the superlens for the first time demonstrates that electricity can be sent efficiently and safely over a gap larger than either transmitter or receiver. It’s a significant step toward realizing Nikola Tesla’s century-old dream of transmitting energy without wires.

(This small copper coil and its twin were used in the experiment to send and receive power using electromagnetic fields. In the background is the metamaterial superlens that dramatically increased the power transfer’s range. Courtesy Guy Lipworth & Joshua Ensworth/Duke.)
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World without wires is coming!

 txchnologist:

Closing In On Wireless Power Transmission

Above is a close-up of what developers call a “superlens,” a device that can focus low-energy magnetic waves over a distance. The result—wireless power generation over nearly one foot of air between transmitter and receiver.

That might not seem like a great feat, but its Duke University creators say the superlens for the first time demonstrates that electricity can be sent efficiently and safely over a gap larger than either transmitter or receiver. It’s a significant step toward realizing Nikola Tesla’s century-old dream of transmitting energy without wires.

(This small copper coil and its twin were used in the experiment to send and receive power using electromagnetic fields. In the background is the metamaterial superlens that dramatically increased the power transfer’s range. Courtesy Guy Lipworth & Joshua Ensworth/Duke.)

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20 10 / 2013

20 10 / 2013

Cine #loop (Taken with Cinemagram)

Cine #loop (Taken with Cinemagram)

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02 9 / 2013

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery.

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery.

01 9 / 2013

#Sundown …You better take care! (at Dock Of The Bay)

#Sundown …You better take care! (at Dock Of The Bay)

20 7 / 2013

NKOTB… BoyzIIMen… Vanilla Ice last night…if only i could have quantum leaped to Pearl Jam at Wrigley and teleported GNR to Chicago, I would have completed my musical tour of the early 90’s. #feelingyoung #feelingold #Pitchfork (at Pitchfork Music Festival)

NKOTB… BoyzIIMen… Vanilla Ice last night…if only i could have quantum leaped to Pearl Jam at Wrigley and teleported GNR to Chicago, I would have completed my musical tour of the early 90’s. #feelingyoung #feelingold #Pitchfork (at Pitchfork Music Festival)

11 3 / 2013

16 1 / 2013

16 11 / 2012

Another bucket list item checked off.  (at Pamukkale)

Another bucket list item checked off. (at Pamukkale)

26 10 / 2012

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Who and What the F***Are We Voting For!? — A Party - by Casey Caplowe
Even if you’re not one of the potentially mythical undecided voters in the presidential race, you may still be one of the roughly 100 percent of people (we made that up, but it feels right) who are undecided on the various ballot measures and state and local races you’ll find in front of you on November 6.
To help solve this problem and cram for the big event coming up just around the corner, we’re proposing a Who and What the F—- Are We Voting For!? party. 
The idea is simple: 
Find a spot to have a party. Invite some friends. Assign each guest one of the non-presidential races or ballot measures and ask them to prepare a short presentation (two minutes) to be delivered to everyone else at the party. During the party, as people present (questions and consulting the internet is fine) everyone fills out the DIY Voter Guide we’re providing below to bring to the polling booth as a cheat sheet. And we figured some drinking doesn’t hurt, so we’ve got a simple drinking game you can follow along with too. 
If you’re into it: 
Click here to download a toolkit and to-do list to help you make it happen. 
Click here to download the DIY Voter Guide and Drinking Game (print one copy for each attendee).
Click here to see if there’s any of these events happening near you, or add your own to the list on GOOD’s Meetup Everywhere page. 
And we suggest grabbing the image from the top of this post to use in your invite email to friends. (To download it, just right-click (or control-click if you’re on a Mac) the image and save it to your computer.)
And as you get more into it, here are some resources to figure out what’s on the ballot near you:
For full listings of what’s on the ballot in your zipcode: theballot.org or pollvault.com 
For the GOOD Community’s reviews on Ballot measures - vote.good.is
Many local newspapers have good voter guides and even endorsements published. We suggest searching for those perspectives to help you along your way. 
Cheers! America is lucky to have citizens like you.
This post is part of the Take Back Tuesday campaign to make Voting Day a national holiday. Sign up or encourage your company to join in at takebacktuesday.good.is.

good:

Who and What the F***Are We Voting For!? — A Party - by Casey Caplowe

Even if you’re not one of the potentially mythical undecided voters in the presidential race, you may still be one of the roughly 100 percent of people (we made that up, but it feels right) who are undecided on the various ballot measures and state and local races you’ll find in front of you on November 6.

To help solve this problem and cram for the big event coming up just around the corner, we’re proposing a Who and What the F—- Are We Voting For!? party. 

The idea is simple: 

Find a spot to have a party. Invite some friends. Assign each guest one of the non-presidential races or ballot measures and ask them to prepare a short presentation (two minutes) to be delivered to everyone else at the party. During the party, as people present (questions and consulting the internet is fine) everyone fills out the DIY Voter Guide we’re providing below to bring to the polling booth as a cheat sheet. And we figured some drinking doesn’t hurt, so we’ve got a simple drinking game you can follow along with too. 

If you’re into it: 

  • Click here to download a toolkit and to-do list to help you make it happen. 
  • Click here to download the DIY Voter Guide and Drinking Game (print one copy for each attendee).
  • Click here to see if there’s any of these events happening near you, or add your own to the list on GOOD’s Meetup Everywhere page
  • And we suggest grabbing the image from the top of this post to use in your invite email to friends. (To download it, just right-click (or control-click if you’re on a Mac) the image and save it to your computer.)

And as you get more into it, here are some resources to figure out what’s on the ballot near you:

  • For full listings of what’s on the ballot in your zipcode: theballot.org or pollvault.com 
  • For the GOOD Community’s reviews on Ballot measures - vote.good.is
  • Many local newspapers have good voter guides and even endorsements published. We suggest searching for those perspectives to help you along your way. 

Cheers! America is lucky to have citizens like you.

This post is part of the Take Back Tuesday campaign to make Voting Day a national holiday. Sign up or encourage your company to join in at takebacktuesday.good.is.