Daily Archives: March 2, 2012

Video: Consurgo

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Infinite Radio

Vortex radio waves could boost wireless capacity “infinitely”

It is hard to put into words just how significant Thide’s discovery could be. If the vortex preserves other aspects of wireless communications, such as multiplexing, then in the short term we could be looking at a wireless spectrum that can carry 10 or 20 times as much data. In the long term, as our understanding of orbital angular momentum grows, our wireless spectrum could effectively be infinite. To be honest, this is such a huge twist for wireless communications that the full repercussions are not yet known.

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Now I wonder about the orbital angular momentum of other waves and particles.

Now I also wonder if scarcity is only a consequence of human ignorance and not the default of the Universe.


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Amazing Puppetry: The Beatles

I stumbled across street performers with marionettes of The Beatles.

The formal name is the TitiriBeatles (or Puppet Beatles), from the two-person troupe calling themselves Compania Periplo.

This is some remarkable stuff.

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R.I.P. Voice Actor Robert Easton

Stingray voice artist Robert Easton dies


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All Your Books Are Belong To Pirate Translators

How Three Germans Are Cloning the Web

Bamarang is the creation of Oliver, Marc, and Alexander Samwer, a trio of German brothers who have a wildly successful business model: Find a promising Internet business, in the U.S., and clone it internationally. Since starting their first dot-clone in 1999, a German version of EBay, they’ve duplicated Airbnb, eHarmony, Pinterest, and other high-profile businesses. In total, they’ve launched more than 100 companies. Their Zappos clone, Zalando, now dominates six European markets and is estimated to be worth $1 billion by Financial Times Deutschland. Through their venture capital firm, the European Founders Fund, they also invested in European knockoffs of Facebook and YouTube, which sold for $112 million and $36 million, respectively.

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Do they have a book business too?

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