Human ingenuity knows no bounds, and the monumental projects you're about to see are sheer proof of that. While some have already been translated into reality, others are still in the planning stages. What they all have in common is the unprecedented level of ambition required to create them, the billions of dollars needed to fund them, and the degree to which they affect the lives of people that live in their vicinity:
1. Pingtang Telescope, China
The Pingtang telescope was completed in September 2016, becoming the world's largest radio telescope in the process.
Its dish measures more than 1,600 feet across and is capable of capturing signals more than 1,000 light years from earth.
2. Gotthard Base Tunnel, Switzerland
The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel became … [Continue reading...]
AMERICANS REALLY “GET” VIRTUAL REALITY
A national study, conducted by Frank N. Magid Associates, will be released at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas starting January 4. The study clearly shows that VR has the attention of a large part of the American public. A majority of consumers (56%) who play any type of game (70% of the U.S.), aged 8-64, have heard of virtual reality.
While many companies are coming out with VR devices, some are better known than others. Among those VR devices, American gamers are aware the Oculus Rift at 25%, Samsung VR Gear at 21%, PlayStation VR at 20%, and Google Cardboard at 17%.
A quarter (24%) of the gamer respondents in this survey said they were “very interested” in “Virtual Reality Experience in the home.” A similarly sized group at … [Continue reading...]
The Most High-Tech Wedding Becomes Reality at The Knot Dream Wedding -
We tried a new video technique with our pictures we hope you like it, as the emphasis of this story is all the Good News that Kristen Maxwell Cooper, Editor of The Knot shares. Paul
How Technology is Being Implemented to Enhance Weddings
and Watch What America Voted on for This Wedding via Live Stream
Kristen Maxwell Cooper, Editor of The Knot, will share a glimpse into the future with a preview of how technology enhances the personalization of weddings, or any special event, as showcased at The Knot Dream Wedding. From robots and drones, the annual crowd sourced The Knot Dream Wedding will be full of new technology, and it will be broadcast as a live streamed, two-hour event at TheKnot.com. Kristen can talk … [Continue reading...]
Parkinson’s Patient and Advocate, Jo-Ann G, Talks about Why She Is Sharing Her Story
Consider this: In the time it takes you to sift through 30 minutes’ worth of email, at least 3 people will learn they have Parkinson’s disease (PD). And many are unprepared for their new reality. While most people recognize PD symptoms that impact movement, like slowness and tremors or stiffness, the disease also involves a range of non-motor symptoms that can significantly impact the lives of those affected.
Jo-Ann was diagnosed 16 years ago and only recently learned that symptoms like fatigue, difficulty sleeping or memory problems can be associated directly with PD. As an outspoken and active advocate for the PD community, Jo-Ann has made it her mission to educate others and serve as an example of the … [Continue reading...]
DARYL HALL TAKES HIS HOME ON THE ROAD: THE LIVE FROM DARYL’S HOUSE NU-SOUL REVUE, FEATURING SHARON JONES AND ALLEN STONE, READY FOR APRIL LIFT-OFF
Live version of Webby Award-winning and Syndicated TV show gets underway April 11 in Montclair, NJ, ends with show at N.Y.’s historic Beacon Theatre April 21
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16, 2011—Daryl Hall, who has taken fans inside his home for the critically acclaimed, nationally televised web series Live from Daryl’s House, is now ready to take his show on the road. The award-winning program, which recently marked its 50th episode, is set for a seven-city U.S. tour, the Live from Daryl’s House Nu-Soul Revue Featuring Daryl Hall and the LFDH Band with special guests (and former show participants) neo-soul stars Sharon Jones plus Allen Stone.
The tour … [Continue reading...]