this is 1of 4 videos of Pharrell Williams, Nas, and Grandmaster Flash @ the Smirnoff Experience Press Conference talking about music and Africa (not African Music).
For the Rest of the Videos find them @ Blogs.BET
If you able to help by donating by doing anything even donating the $5 Wyclef recommend in this interview, go to Yele Haiti.
Working in Haiti, Shawn Frayne, a 28-year-old inventor based in Mountain View, Calif., saw the need for small-scale wind power to juice LED lamps and radios in the homes of the poor. Conventional wind turbines don’t scale down well—there’s too much friction in the gearbox and other components. “With rotary power, there’s nothing out there that generates under 50 watts,” Frayne says. So he took a new tack, studying the way vibrations caused by the wind led to the collapse in 1940 of Washington’s Tacoma Narrows Bridge (aka Galloping Gertie).
Frayne’s device, which he calls a Windbelt, is a taut membrane fitted with a pair of magnets that oscillate between metal coils. Prototypes have generated 40 milliwatts in 10-mph slivers of wind, making his device 10 to 30 times as efficient as the best microturbines. Frayne envisions the Windbelt costing a few dollars and replacing kerosene lamps in Haitian homes.
More info @ Popular Mechanics
These are 3 out of the 24 stunning images captured of the 2008 Olympics Opening Ceremony.Â The repeatition is immense.
A really nice look at how Architecture plays a very important role in the Olympic Games.Â This series of games will be held in the Herzog and de Meuron designed "Bird Nest," its gorgeous and breaking way from conventional thought of structure and form.
The Times makes me sick.Â Now this commendable agent has to live in fear the rest of his life hoping that Al Qaeda does not find him.Â
I thought this picture was appropriate, got it from MichelleMalkin.com.
Check this out: pictures in various cities such as Sao Paolo, Brazil (above), Caracas, Venezuela, and Dharavi, Mumbai showing the incredible divide between the rich and poor. This picture above amazes me mostly becuase of terraced balconies with swimming pools and the size of the tennis courts versus the size of one favela.
This is a 13 room night club in Singapore with was inspired by a clinic, right down to the restaurant furniture being wheel chairs. The floor plans are shapes of prescription drugs. found via Random Good Stuff