Archive for January, 2010

Running Your Phone on Coca-Cola

Daizi Zheng, a Chinese developer who is currently based in London, has modified a Nokia cell phone to run on Coca-Cola or any other sugary solution.

Zheng says the modified phone can run three or four times longer on a single charge than a phone using a conventional lithium ion battery, and can also be fully biodegradable.

As Zheng explains, a sugar-powered phone could potentially offer a much more environmentally friendly power source than lithium ion batteries. The new phone’s bio battery, which basically acts as a fuel cell, uses enzymes as the catalyst to generate electricity from carbohydrates.

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Posted: January 18th, 2010
at 2:39pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Only 16 percent of British small business managers think that the Internet has increased their operational efficiency, while nearly half think that it has made running their businesses more complex. That’s according to a study carried out by the Cranfield School of Management on behalf of Pipex Business.

The survey of 422 SMEs, conducted by Cranfield, showed that despite a high level of SMEs embracing the Internet for their business (97 percent have email, 94 percent have broadband, and 84 percent have a website), 60 percent do not feel that the Internet has increased their operational efficiency.

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Posted: January 18th, 2010
at 2:24pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Happy MLK Day

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a vital figure of the modern era. His lectures and dialogues stirred the concern and sparked the conscience of a generation. The movements and marches he led brought significant changes in the fabric of American life through his courage and selfless devotion. This devotion gave direction to thirteen years of civil rights activities. His charismatic leadership inspired men and women, young and old, in this nation and around the world.

Dr. King’s concept of "somebodiness," which symbolized the celebration of human worth and the conquest of subjugation, gave black and poor people hope and a sense of dignity. His philosophy of nonviolent direct action, and his strategies for rational and non-destructive social change, galvanized the conscience of this nation and reordered its priorities. His wisdom, his words, his actions, his commitment, and his dream for a new way of life are intertwined with the American experience.

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Posted: January 18th, 2010
at 1:44pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Amazon Kindle Expands

Amazon has expanded its self-service platform to enable authors and publishers outside of the United States to upload and sell books in the Kindle Store.

The Kindle Digital Text Platform can now be used to sell books in English, German, and French. Before Friday, authors and publishers using the self-service platform had to be based in the U.S.

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Posted: January 18th, 2010
at 6:18am by Koookiecrumbles


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Going Live 1.0

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Posted: January 18th, 2010
at 5:56am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: computers,web,cell phones,gear,design,events

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Ben Rhodes and The Year in Foreign Policy

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Posted: January 18th, 2010
at 5:45am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: politricks

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Haiti Earthquake Humanitarian Emergency

The Center for International Disaster Information, is a main coordinator for American aid, please help Haiti.

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Posted: January 17th, 2010
at 3:38pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Doctors Serving in Haiti

A large and growing number of Miami doctors and nurses are at the center of the medical relief efforts in Haiti.

While more than two dozen survivors of the catastrophic earthquake have been airlifted to University of Miami/Jackson Memorial’s Ryder Trauma Center, about 100 of the school’s medical staff are currently on the ground in the devastated country, working around the clock.

"They are performing life-saving acts in a literal war zone with lack of such basic services as blood pressure cuffs, foley catheters and even equipment to chart on patients," Dr. William O’Neill, executive dean of clinical affairs at UM’s Miller School of Medicine reported yesterday after returning from a trip to assess the needs of those working at the Port-au-Prince airport since Wednesday.

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Posted: January 17th, 2010
at 3:34pm by Koookiecrumbles


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China and Google Update

These are interviews in French from Aujourd hui la Chine but they are translated here. They speak openly about the significance of Google’s decision and the lack of freedom of expression in China.

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Posted: January 17th, 2010
at 3:30pm by Koookiecrumbles


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