Friday Joke ...

Try this out:

1. Go to
2. Click on Get Directions
3. From Toronto
4. To London
5. Read step 26 =)

Liquid Armor Gear could keep troops, police, and prison guards safer

Here is one of my favourite examples of "Outside the box" Thinking.

How would you describe a bullet-proof vest ? Hard, heavy, stiff and bulky ...

Dr. Norman Wagner, a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Dela-ware's Center for Composite Materials, has a different view. Initially, Wagner and his team envisioned armor that could be spread on a person, almost like peanut butter on bread. And they were able to developed a liquid material to turn soft, flexible fabric into a tough, stab-proof, bullet-proof material.

The material is a mix of liquid polymers and silica (tiny sandlike particles). Together they produce a "sheer-thickening liquid" that stiffens instantly into a shield when hit hard by an object. It reverts to its liquid state just as fast when the energy from the projectile dissipates.

Sounds like Sci-Fi ? Check it out =)

The wildest USB gadget ...

I am sure lots of you have seen different funny USB drives or gadgets .
But here is the wildest one I've seen - A USB Dancing Shoe ...

There are better ways to make career.

I simply love this recruiting agency from Germany. I came across one of their clever ads awhile ago and here's a new one ! It is a banner ad placed at the entrance of an event with the text: "There are better ways to make career". Brilliant =)

More Multi-Touch Application from Jeff Han

I have been reading more on multi-touch technology since Apple launched the iPhone and I have heard lots of people talked about Jeff Han's Multi-Touch presentation in TED 2006.

Here's a new footage of Jeff showcasing more sample multi-touch application in TED 2007.

Google announced free in-home wireless broadband service in beta

Most of you may have already heard about this news, but just in case you haven't, read on.

Google has annoucned plan to bring free wireless internet to home. Google TiSP (BETA) is a free in-home wireless boradband service that delivers online connectivity via users' plumbing systems. The Toilet Internet Service Provider (TiSP) project is a self-installed, ad-supported online service that will be offered entirely free to any consumer with a WiFi-capable PC and a toilet connected to a local municipal sewage system.

This new service was annoucned by Google on April 1st.

The "Green Gym". Improving your health and the planet

Saving the planet has become good business. Califonia Fitness in Hong Kong is trying to help making the gym more environmental friendly. The gym's "Powered By You" program is in an experimental stage and it is aimming to turn energy that goes into burning calories into real energy that can be used to power the gym. With the gym's modified cardio machine, one person on a cycle can generate up to 50 watt-hours of energy per hour. That's 4,380 liters of CO2 saved from our delicate atmosphere.