This is a beautiful rendition of David Bowie’s Space Oddity performed on the International Space Station. Commander Chris Hadfield is such an inspirational astronaut. To learn more about him, click on the following link:
Those of you interested in cloud computing will likely enjoy these 2 books on Amazon (also available for Kindle). They both deal with cloud TCO and ROI, but “Cloudonomics” by Joe Weinman is much more in-depth. I read “The Economics of Cloud Computing” by Bill Williams first, and suggest you may want to do the same if you happen to pick these up.
Note: For more of what’s happening in the world of cloud computing, check out my other site @ http://scoop.it/t/all-cloud
Have you ever seen Scoop.it? If not, you might want to check it out. Scoop.it! is a web curation service that has been around for a while, but the user interface and overall experience have improved significantly in recent months. I use Scoop.it! to keep track of interesting articles, etc. in the disparate fields of “Connected TV” and “Cloud Computing”. You can check out all of my scoops here:
As you may know I am fascinated with Cloud Computing, and now I have a new favorite artist. Berndnaut Smilde has mastered the process of creating clouds. He uses a smoke machine, combined with moisture and dramatic lighting to create the effect. I think they’re beautiful. What do you think?
Now this is cool – There is a new website and iPad app called Boxfish that allows users to search for any word or words that are currently being spoken on TV. Hoping to revolutionize electronic programming guides (EPGs), Boxfish accomplishes this by indexing the closed captioning of 3,600 channels in real-time. In addition to search, Boxfish presents a list of what’s currently trending.
Or check out the iPad app.
“NASA’s confirmed its picks, with back-up choice Sierra Nevada picking up $212.5 million, while Space X and Boeing got $440 million and $460 million, respectively. To celebrate, SpaceX’s crafted another stargazing video.”
- See the original article by Engadget for additional info and the video.
Using rat heart muscle cells and a thin silicone film, researchers have constructed a swimming jellyfish like creature that can be used to study everything from marine biology to cardiac physiology.
Have you ever considered the consciousness, or unconsciousness, of your dog? Well, a group of neuroscientists have been thinking on the subject pretty seriously, and it was announced last week that “humans are not the only conscious beings in the universe.”
– By Brian Hoffstein
Contributing Writer, Singularity University.
“Samsung on Tuesday announced the immediate availability of Music Hub, the company’s new streaming music service for the United States market that wraps iTunes, Spotify and Pandora into one great package. Initially available on the wildly popular Galaxy S III, Samsung’s mSpot-powered Music Hub brings a massive catalog of more than 19 million songs to users’ Samsung smartphones and to desktop Web browsers…”