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Archive for March 2007

 
 

QR Codes

My friend the other day was talking about this new form of advertising called QR Codes and I had no idea what she was talking about so I had her explain it to me and this is what she said.” QR Codes are codes that allow cell phones to scan the code and the phone adds information based on the code or take you to a website or a bunch of other things and this form of advertising is huge in Asia but I have never heard about it in America until my friend who is from Japan said something about it. Wikipedia has a great article about QR Codes is is worth a read if you want to better understand what they are.

Flash Advertising to rule the internet

Well since Google and the other search engines do not want companies to sell text links, and with Apollo soon to come out and the mobile internet on the rise I think we will start to see alot of advertisiong companies switching to Flash based or AJAX based ads in order not to upset the search engines and lose the traffic from them. Not to say that other people in companies now and in the future will not sell text links ads but why would you want to upset any of the search engines by selling text link ads if your relying on them to bring you traffic and money. Me and a couple of friends are thinking of putting together a company called Flashtising which would sell Flash ads for high traffic websites at first but then plan to offer lower traffic sites advertising oppurtunities as we progress.The thing that makes Apollo so great is that even if the server is down on our end the ads can keep running on the clients end one thing I had hoped for when Macromedia was around and every once and awhile heard a rumor about it coming out, but when Adobe bought them out I knew it was going to be sometime before it was released so I put plans on the backburner for quite sometime but thanks to the great people over at Adobe it looks like I will be able to start another company. Any web designers out there with Flash skills looking for a job please contact me A.S.A.P I looking to hire four of five designers and you can work from home just need a web camera.

Brainiacs Succeed in Mapping 248-Dimensional Object

Brainiacs Succeed in Mapping 248-Dimensional Object 

By Sara Goudarzi

“That high school math problem with a page-long solution was a cakewalk compared to a recent mathematics answer that would ink an area the size of Manhattan if written out in small print.

A total of 18 mathematicians and computer scientists from several countries worked for four years to successfully map the inner working of E8 one of the most complicated structures in math, a 248-dimensional object. The findings were reported today by the American Institute of Mathematics.

“E8 was discovered over a century ago, in 1887, and until now, no one thought the structure could ever be understood,” said project leader Jeffrey Adams, a mathematician at the University of Maryland. “This groundbreaking achievement is significant both as an advance in basic knowledge, as well as a major advance in the use of large-scale computing to solve complicated mathematical problems.”

The mapping of E8, according to researchers, may very well have unforeseen implications in mathematics and physics which wont be evident for years to come.

Underlying symmetrical objects such as spheres and cylinders is something called a Lie group”a mathematical group invented by the 19th century Norwegian mathematician Sophus Lie to study symmetry. E8 is an example of a Lie group.

“This is an exciting breakthrough,” said Peter Sarnak, a researcher at Princeton University. “Understanding and classifying the representations of E8 and Lie groups has been critical to understanding phenomena in many different areas of mathematics and science, including algebra, geometry, number theory, physics and chemistry. This project will be invaluable for future mathematicians and scientists.”

The result of E8 and all its representations is 60 gigabytes in size, enough to store 45 continuous days of music in MP3 format. In comparison, the Human Genome Project holding the entire genetic code of a cell is less than a gigabyte in size.”

A really great success story click on the Headline to read the entire article via Live Science

MIT OpenCourseWare

MIT’s OpenCourseWare a free and open educational resource (OER) for educators, students, and self-learners around the world.Here is a short list of what anyone can learn for free via this amazing website.

Aeronautics and Astronautics
Anthropology
Architecture
Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation
Biological Engineering
Biology
Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Comparative Media Studies
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Economics
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Engineering Systems Division
Experimental Study Group
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Health Sciences and Technology
History
Linguistics and Philosophy
Literature
Materials Science and Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Media Arts and Sciences
Music and Theater Arts
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Physics
Political Science
Science, Technology, and Society
Sloan School of Management
Special Programs
Urban Studies and Planning
Women’s Studies
Writing and Humanistic Studies

Nano-Piezotronics New Class of Electronic Components

‘Nano-Piezotronics’ — New Class of Electronic Components from PhysOrg.com
Researchers have taken advantage of the unique coupled semiconducting and piezoelectric properties of zinc oxide nanowires to create a new class of electronic components and devices that could provide the foundation for a broad range of new applications. []