source site – The Boy With The Incredible Brain
Daniel Tammet is a boy with extraordinary mental abilities and one of the world’s few savants. He can do calculations to 100 decimal places in his head, and learn a language in a week. This documentary follows Daniel as he travels to America to meet the scientists who are convinced he may hold the key to unlocking similar abilities in everyone. He also meets the world’s most famous savant, the man who inspired Dustin Hoffman’s character in the Oscar winning film ‘Rain Man’.
source site – The picture perfect storm: Photographs capture the terrifying beauty of clouds gathering over Greenland | Mail Online
These incredible photographs look more like a scene from the end of the world than a winter sunrise.
The dramatic pictures were taken in north west Greenland by British Arctic photographers Bryan and Cherry Alexander and show a storm brewing over an Inuit community.
these pictures are must see in their awesomeness. the rolling clouds look almost like thick blankets covering the world… like a portent for doom.
source site – CleanTechnica – Technology Inspired By Nature
A fresh, up-to-date perspective on the latest trends in clean tech. From renewable energy sources, to less toxic electronics and more efficient information technology, Cleantechnica introduces readers to the full scope of clean technology in language that doesn’t require an engineering degree.
“Green Tech” will be something that we should be watching very closely in the next few years. i feel an increased awareness and seriousness about pushing forward with green technologies like solar panels, efficient combustion, recycling etc. the stratospheric oil prices plus the economic bubble bursting in the US is bringing about a much harder look at ourselves and long term sustainability. technologies which focus on sustainability will soon get their calling.
now i need to look for green stock indices…
source site – Image: global cooling idea
Aside from doing this to reduce global warming, can this technique be used to also reduce temperatures in tropical countries? The heat in Malaysia can be really hot on most days… resulting in increased electricity usage for air conditioning. would this idea work to reduce malaysia temperatures by a few degrees centigrade?
It’s nice to have a break. Totally unwind and away from emails, telephones and work. Tanjung Jara is the perfect place to do that. The distance could be a bit of a problem… it is a 6 hour journey – taking into account of stops along the way.
I was keen to make the most of it. The drive was pretty much ok on the highway – not much bothered by traffic. Poor Ju though, she probably found the drving journey tougher as this was the first time she drove (yeah, we drove in two cars) to the east coast. We had to stop at Kedai Kopi Hai Peng in Cukai. Hai Peng is a quaint but happening kopitiam which serves some good coffee and tea, including some good roti bakar and nasi lemak.
The weather at Tanjung Jara (about 15minutes north of Dungun, or 60kms north of Kemaman) was perfect. It only rained late in the evening on day one. The welcomed shower did help cool the air somewhat.
The kids truly enjoyed their stay. Saiful, our third, is not one to mince his words: “awesome” is how he described it. Couldn’t agree more.
We will come back in the future.