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  • Your Brain Has More Memory Than the Internet

    02/05/2016 7:39:06 AM PST · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 2-4-16 | Brian Thomas
    Your Brain Has More Memory Than the Internet by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Whoever said the human brain is the most highly organized collection of matter in the universe was more correct than they could have known. New research modeled tiny structures within nerve cells and discovered a clever tactic brains use to increase computing power while maximizing energy efficiency. Its design could form the basis of a whole new and improved class of computer.
  • By turning medical scans into adventures, GE eases children's fears

    01/22/2016 3:41:34 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1-22-16 | Guy Boulton
    Waukesha - The sight of a terrified little girl about to have an MRI scan gave Doug Dietz a different perspective on his work as an industrial designer at GE Healthcare - and led to a project that has turned imaging departments at 27 children's hospitals into small theme parks. The idea that eventually emerged from a mix of brainstorming and research - with some persistence thrown in - was to transform a frightening medical test into a voyage on a spaceship, a visit to a pirate island and other adventures. Imaging departments became elaborate sets. Technicians became amateur actors...
  • Epi-Genetic Data and Irreducible Complexity

    03/31/2015 11:25:10 PM PDT · by allessior · 20 replies
    Self | April 1, 2015 | Alessio Ventura
    Atheist physicists often refer to a "primordial soup" as a basis for the development of life on earth. However, they cannot precisely map from that soup, in a mathematical way, into an actual life form. Sure, there are plenty of theories about atmospheric conditions that are "ripe for creating life", but it remains conjecture, although the die-hard atheist physicist presents it as factual. They use the "authority" associated with their title, or their position within a university or other research organization, providing false fodder for young minds full of mush, who could not think critically of their lives depended on...
  • Critical Sharks Part IV: Fear of Apple

    03/26/2015 7:55:34 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 3 replies
    Critical Sharks ^ | March 24, 2015 | Eli Schiff
    There is an unfortunate climate of fear in the software community today. It is primarily in ephemeral video interviews and podcasts that we get any semblance of coherent criticism and even then it is reticent. Worse than the fact that this criticism is relegated to verbal discussions is that it is later renounced by the very same designers and developers when they are interviewed in the more permanent-seeming medium of the written word. In written interviews, these fair-weather critics go on to reverse their opinions and praise the products of modern minimalist UI design because it is more convenient not...
  • New guardrails turn into ‘rigid spears’ that ‘sever limbs,’ Ontario city alleges in $500M lawsuit

    03/05/2015 9:02:20 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    National Post ^ | March 5, 2015 | Colin Perkel
    TORONTO — Authorities across Canada are awaiting test results from the U.S. before deciding what to do about thousands of safety devices with alleged defects that could cause guardrails to rip through cars and motorists instead of protecting them in crashes. In the interim, several provinces have stopped installing the units, which would cost tens of millions of dollars to remove, while the city of Stratford, Ont., has launched a proposed $500-million class action against the manufacturer. At issue is Trinity’s ET Plus — the end unit of the guardrail — which is supposed to absorb impact and guide the...
  • Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God

    12/27/2014 4:52:35 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 146 replies ^ | Eric Metaxas
    The fine-tuning necessary for life to exist on a planet is nothing compared with the fine-tuning required for the universe to exist at all. For example, astrophysicists now know that the values of the four fundamental forces—gravity, the electromagnetic force, and the “strong” and “weak” nuclear forces—were determined less than one millionth of a second after the big bang. Alter any one value and the universe could not exist. For instance, if the ratio between the nuclear strong force and the electromagnetic force had been off by the tiniest fraction of the tiniest fraction—by even one part in 100,000,000,000,000,000—then no...
  • Here’s Why You Hate Round (Catholic) Churches

    12/07/2014 5:36:40 AM PST · by NYer · 54 replies
    Standing on my head ^ | December 5, 2014 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    Have you noticed that nobody loves modern churches? Nobody. I mean NOBODY.Seriously. Have you ever met anyone who sees a church like this and and heard them whisper, “I just love that church! It is so inspiring!”.No. Never.Have you ever gone into a “worship space” like this and heard someone say how awed they were to be in the presence of God? I doubt it.  That’s because these buildings were not designed to inspire awe or to remind you about the presence of God. They are people centered, not God centered. They are auditoria not temples.There is a gut level...
  • Brain Bath: A Clever Design Solution

    10/20/2014 7:52:42 AM PDT · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 10-17-2014 | Brian Thomas
    Brain Bath: A Clever Design Solution by Brian Thomas, M.S. * What makes sleep so mentally refreshing? University of Rochester neuroscientist Jeff Iliff addressed the crowd gathered at a September 2014 TEDMED event and explained his amazing new discoveries.1 The words he used perfectly match what one would expect while describing the works of an ingenious designer.2 Other organs rely on the lymphatic system to remove metabolic waste that builds up in the spaces outside cells, but no lymph vessels exist behind the skull. Since the brain uses a fourth of all the body’s energy, there must be some other...
  • 'A little Graceland, a little Scarface..'70s' Meghan McCain reveals the inspirations..L.A.

    08/04/2014 6:46:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 4, 2014 | David McCormack
    The daughter of former Republican presidential nominee John McCain is adamant she isn’t about to join daytime chat show The View and instead is too busy enjoying the new life she has made for herself in Los Angeles, including a new job and settling into a fabulous new apartment that she has just had decorated.
  • Revolving Shotgun Concept Suited for 3D Hybrid gun

    07/16/2014 5:47:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    This homemade revolving shotgun design seems well suited for a 3D printed/hybrid metal version.    While the version pictured uses cut off chambers from cast off 12 gauge barrels, the same effect could be accomplished by using sections of the appropriately sized water/gas pipe or tubing.  The same tubing/pipe could be used for the barrel.  The concept would be that the 3D printed parts would comprise the cylinder into which the chambers would be fitted and glued, and which would have the more difficult mechanical details to revolve the cylinder.   Perhaps a modification of the zig-zag revolver design by Yoshitomo...
  • The Studebaker that Woulda-Shoulda-Coulda

    12/30/2013 11:32:59 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 45 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 30 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Like most independent US automakers in the 1950s, Studebaker -at that point already in business for over 100 years, producer of Conestoga wagons that conquered the American west, and an automobile manufacturer since 1905- was simply unable to compete with the Big Three's economies of scale, access to capital, and profit-crushing price wars. The result was companies like Nash, Hudson, Packard, and Studebaker being forced to seek a merger in order to survive... So as Mitt Romney's old man did when he created AMC/Rambler out of Nash and Hudson, Studebaker teamed-up with ultra-luxury Packard, consolidated manufacturing, and eliminated redundancies. Yet...
  • How to Tell if You're NOT an Intelligent Design Proponent

    12/16/2013 3:23:41 PM PST · by Politically Correct · 54 replies
    Evolution News ^ | 16 December 2013 | David Klinghoffer
    Taking the publication of Stephen Meyer's bestseller Darwin's Doubt as his news hook, our colleague the University of Texas, El Paso, mathematician Granville Sewell smartly answers a good question: What do you have believe if you're NOT a proponent of intelligent design? Writes Dr. Sewell in an El Paso Times op-ed: So what do ID proponents believe? Perhaps the best way to answer this question is to state clearly what you have to believe to not believe in intelligent design. Peter Urone, in his 2001 physics text "College Physics" writes, "One of the most remarkable simplifications in physics is that...
  • Software, Design Defects Cripple Health-Care Website

    10/07/2013 6:12:55 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/6/13 | Christopher Weaver, Shira Ovide, and Louise Radnofsky
    Six days into the launch of insurance marketplaces created by the new health-care law, the federal government acknowledged for the first time Sunday it needed to fix design and software problems that have kept customers from applying online for coverage. The Obama administration said last week that an unanticipated surge of Web traffic caused most of the problems and was a sign of high demand by people seeking to buy coverage under the new law. But federal officials said Sunday the online marketplace needed design changes, as well as more server capacity to improve efficiency on the federally run exchange...
  • Aerodynamic, Retractable Tornado-Proof Homes that Look Like Something Right Out of 'The Jetsons'

    07/25/2013 2:28:53 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 July 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    What if your home could protect itself from dangerous weather  by retreating underground automatically long before it hits? If you think about it, a house -or entire neighborhood/town- that could withstand higher winds than boxy, frail wood structures -and actually hide underground if necessary- could have one heck of a lot of applications: not just in tornado alley, but avoiding fires in California, tsunamis in Japan, or of course hurricane season in the Carolinas. Why build an expensive underground shelter only to watch your house and belongings be scraped from the face of the Earth, washed-away, or turned to...
  • Photoshop CC turns software into a monthly rental

    07/09/2013 10:32:26 AM PDT · by SoCal Pubbie · 68 replies
    The Seatlle Times ^ | 7/7/13 | David Pogue
    The dawn of Software as a Subscription is now upon us. You have to pay $30 a month, or $240 a year, for the privilege of using the latest Photoshop version, called Photoshop CC. Or, if you want to use the full Adobe suite, you’ll pay $600 a year.
  • Morphing Flight: Beyond Irreducible Complexity

    06/06/2013 5:47:54 AM PDT · by kimtom · 78 replies ^ | Jan1,2011 | by Jerry Fausz, Ph.D.
    Researchers and observers have long recognized that birds and various other flying creatures change the positioning of their body structures in flight in order to perform specific maneuvers or adjust their aerodynamic profile to accommodate changing flight conditions. This adaptive orientation of body shape has been dubbed “morphing” in the popular literature. The words “morph” and “morphing” are actually digressive forms of the word “metamorphosis,” which derives from the Greek “meta” (to change) and “morfe” (form). This is an apt description of the ability that birds possess to change the form or geometry of their bodies for increased maneuverability, as...
  • Unix Architecture Showing it's Age

    05/16/2013 6:39:16 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 75 replies
    OStatic ^ | 14 May 2013 | Jon Buys
    High Scalability has a fascinating article up that summarizes a talk by Robert Graham of Errata Security, summarizing the development choices needed to support 10 million concurrent connections on a single server. From a small data center perspective, the numbers he is talking about seem astronomical, but not unbelievable. With a new era of Internet connected devices dawning the time may have come to question the core architecture of Unix, and therefore Linux and BSD as well. The core of the talk seems to be that the kernel is too inefficient in how it handles threads and packets to maintain...
  • Starship Musings: Warping to the Stars

    05/03/2013 1:03:10 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 5/2/13 | Kevin Long via Paul Gilster
    Starship Musings: Warping to the Stars by Paul Gilster on May 2, 2013 by Kelvin F.LongThe executive director of the Institute for Interstellar Studies here gives us his thoughts on Star Trek and the designing of starships, with special reference to Enrico Fermi. Kelvin is also Chief Editor for the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, whose latest conference is coming up. You’ll find a poster for the Philosophy of the Starship conference at the end of this post.Like many, I have been inspired and thrilled by the stories of Star Trek. The creation of Gene Roddenberry was a wonderful...
  • Guide to Personal 3D Printers

    01/13/2013 8:38:15 PM PST · by null and void · 49 replies
    Retrevo ^ | 1/10/13 | Andrew Eisner
    Guide to Personal 3D Printers 3D Systems’ Cube 3D There is an emerging new category in the gadget world. The products are called 3D printers and although still evolving, they are becoming relatively affordable and quite workable. The term and the idea of a personal 3D printer came from the work of two MIT grad students who in 1995 modified an inkjet printer to deposit layers of plastic in a process sometimes referred to as additive manufacturing. RepRap was also early on the 3D printer scene with an open source 3D printer project that helped inspire an early 3D printer...
  • Young Conservative Starts Patriotic Business

    07/19/2012 2:22:46 PM PDT · by bthockey · 6 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 7/19/12 | Todd Starnes
    A Pennsylvania teenager has figured out a way to not only promote conservative values, but also pay his college tuition – he’s creating his own business. Bryan Thomas, from Mars, Penn., is the founder of “Patriot Type,” a graphic design business that specializes in patriotic typography. And he did it without any help from the federal government. “I’m trying to promote patriotism and conservative ideas through graphic design,” the 18-year-old told Fox News. Thomas said he draws inspiration for his artwork from the Founding Fathers. Read more:
  • 17-year-old missed flight to Jacksonville after agents inspected gun replica(design on purse)

    12/02/2011 11:14:58 AM PST · by rawhide · 85 replies
    newsjax4 ^ | Dec 01 2011 04:09:03 PM EST
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A teenage girl's sense of style got her in trouble at the airport. Vanessa Gibbs, 17, claims the Transportation Security Administration stopped her at the security gate because of the design of a gun on her handbag. Gibbs said she had no problem going through security at Jacksonville International Airport, but rather, when she headed home from Virginia. "It's my style, it's camouflage, it has an old western gun on it," Gibbs said. But her preference for the pistol style didn't sit well with TSA agents at the Norfolk airport. Gibbs said she was headed back home...
  • Controls gone wild [On the 2011 Hyundai Equus, selecting a radio station preset requires 5 steps]

    09/11/2011 8:09:26 PM PDT · by grundle · 35 replies
    Consumer Reports ^ | October 2011
    2011 Hyundai Equus On most cars, you only need to press the preset button that was used to save the desired radio station. But on the Equus you need to use voice commands or wade through five steps using the multifunction controller. 1. Starting on the frequency-indicator screen, push the controller knob to the left to highlight the menu. 2. Turn the knob to select "Presets" from the menu. 3. Push the knob down to confirm the selection. The screen displays the station preset list. 4. Turn the knob to highlight the desired preset. 5. Push the knob down to...
  • The Crowd Delivers: DARPA’s XC2V Military Vehicle Arrives On Time

    06/27/2011 4:39:18 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 29 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | June 26, 2011 | Gizmodo
    When Local Motors won DARPA's XC2V private "crowd-sourced" competition about 14 weeks ago, they secured the right to build a prototype that could eventually serve as a next-gen military vehicle for U.S. armed forces. Not a lot of time! As you can see, however, they delivered. The fruits of their labor are on display above. Now, while a new kick-ass military vehicle is cool, the true goal of DARPA's competition was to see how much faster a crowd-sourced project could go from concept to prototype than traditional means. Turns out the answer was "much faster," with Local Motors completing their...
  • Weird Houses

    04/26/2011 3:50:53 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 26, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Star of David Design Found in Diamond, Linked to Kabbalah

    10/17/2010 9:53:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 1+ views
    inn ^ | 10/17/10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    A one-of-a-kind natural diamond with the design of the Star of David has been discovered, Hidabroot TV revealed. Hidabroot TV, Israel’s first Jewish-oriented television station, broadcast a YouTube video explaining the amazing 8.53 carat jewel last week. The YouTube video clip appears below, courtesy of Hidabroot, part of the Hidabroot organization established by Rabbi Zamir Cohen to bring and spread the Torah's knowledge in Israel and the world. The video refers to the Star of David and Kabbalah.
  • Amazing New Designs For The Dollar Bill

    09/18/2010 9:21:32 PM PDT · by americanophile · 114 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 17, 2010 | HP
    The American dollar is in bad need of a makeover. Thanks to the Dollar ReDe$ign Project, we may now have some options. Organized by creative strategy consultant Richard Smith, the Dollar ReDe$ign Project is soliciting ideas for the dollar bill of the future. "Our great 'rival', the Euro, looks so spanky in comparison it seems the only clear way to revive this global recession is to rebrand and redesign," the project notes on its website. Fisher started the project in with the intent of "trying to find a catalyst to restart our economy" he told Fox News. The recent competition...
  • Some see white iPhone delay as part of bigger problem(Too much focus on design?)

    07/24/2010 1:10:36 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 71 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 07/23/10 | Cynthia Lin
    July 23, 2010, 4:03 p.m. EDT Some see white iPhone delay as part of bigger problem Too much focus on design and an arrogant attitude seen by public By Cynthia Lin, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Apple Inc. users may have shrugged off another push-back in the release of white iPhone 4s, but some of them say the delay adds to a string of recent issues that call the company's priorities into question. Customers outside Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) store in midtown New York who spoke to MarketWatch were mostly unconcerned about white versions being unavailable -- but they thought the delay...
  • Freepers, Please Contribute to the BP Logo Design Contest

    06/07/2010 7:51:26 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 28 replies · 134+ views ^ | 6/4/2010 |
    Contribute your own. Or vote for another.
  • Transparent Digital Keyboard

    05/06/2010 4:06:23 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 2 replies · 2,097+ views
    Associated Content ^ | May 5 2010 | Alice Winters
    When it comes to computer technology, thin is always in. It's indisputable that the thinner, lighter, clearer, the better when dealing with the latest computer gadget. This keyboard is the epitome of the high standards expected of the technological version of the fashion industry. It's based on image as well, that is, image recognition technology. It judges clicking depending on the image of the size and where your finger touches the keyboard.
  • The case for teaching intelligent design in public schools; part 2

    03/30/2010 2:34:25 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 57 replies · 703+ views ^ | 03/30/2010 | John Mark Burleigh
    aving established that the universe must have been created by an Intelligent Designer, let us now consider the issue of the origin of life in the universe. Though many believe science has proven that evolution is a fact, we will demonstrate that nothing could be further from the truth. At best evolution is a theory, a “guess” about the origin of life, and many scientists will tell you that there are a lot of unanswered questions. Even Darwin admitted as much in his Origin of the Species: “Long before the reader has arrived at this part of my work, a...
  • The case for teaching intelligent design in public schools: part one

    03/29/2010 10:57:25 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies · 347+ views ^ | 03/29/2010 | John Mark Burleigh
    One of the most controversial questions facing American educators today is “Should Intelligent Design be taught as an alternative to the theory of evolution?” The principal argument employed by many educators is that the teaching of Intelligent Design is religion, not science. The purpose of this article is to present scientific evidence that the case for Intelligent Design is at least as plausible as the case for Evolution. Consequently, we will suggest that Intelligent Design and Evolution should be given equal consideration by educators and students in their search for the origin of life in the universe. Although some advocates...
  • Clearly Something Impressive (Transparent Digital Keyboard)

    03/02/2010 10:42:21 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 35 replies · 5,858+ views
    Computer User ^ | 27 February 2010 10:44 | Alice Winters
    When it comes to computer technology, thin is always in. It’s indisputable that the thinner, lighter, clearer, the better when dealing with the latest computer gadget. This keyboard is the epitome of the high standards expected of the technological version of the fashion industry. It’s based on image as well, that is, image recognition technology.
  • What Defines an Organism? Biologists Say 'Purpose.'

    12/10/2009 8:12:50 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 308 replies · 3,639+ views
    ICR News ^ | December 10, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    David Queller and Joan Strassmann, evolutionary biologists at Rice University, recently proposed a new way to describe what makes an organism a unified whole. They defined an organism as an entity made up of parts that cooperate well for an overall purpose, and do so with minimal conflict. But how do parts like these get together, and where does purposeful behavior come from?...
  • The Creative Integrity of William Golden

    10/11/2009 10:17:43 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 356+ views ^ | 2009.10.09 | Amid Amidi
    Recently I revisited The Visual Craft of William Golden, a book published in the early-Sixties about the legendary CBS creative director. There is an essay in the book by CBS exec John Cowden that sheds light on Golden’s artistic integrity, and helps to explain why the advertising work created under his guidance remains to this day the strongest body of advertising ever created for a TV network. Golden’s world revolved around graphic design, illustration and advertising, but I find his experiences to be relevant to creative people working in any commercial field, and especially animation. For example, Cowden recounted how...
  • Plant geneticist: ‘Darwinian evolution is impossible’

    10/05/2009 9:03:40 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 120 replies · 3,730+ views
    Creation Magazine ^ | Don Batten, Ph.D.
    Plant geneticist Dr John Sanford began working as a research scientist at Cornell University in 1980. He co-invented the ‘gene gun’ approach to genetic engineering of plants. This technology has had a major impact on agriculture around the world...
  • Feng Shui Tips For Fall

    09/30/2009 1:24:26 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 16 replies · 596+ views ^ | 9/30/2009 | Pamela O'Brien
    Feng Shui can help you nurture yourself and bring more prosperity into your life while you get back to work or school this fall. In honoring seasonal changes, you clear out old and bring in new energies which connect you to the natural world around you. Welcome in the new season and get organized, too, with these fall Feng Shui tips: Warm Up Your Environment: Bring some warm tones into the house by switching out pillows and throws. Get your heating system checked; clean the chimneys and fireplace; and stock up on yellow and orange vegetables in your kitchen.
  • Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design

    08/09/2009 3:42:43 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 11 replies · 986+ views
    Amazon ^ | June 2009 | Stephen Meyer
    One hundred fifty years ago, Charles Darwin revolutionized biology, but did he refute intelligent design (ID)? In Signature in the Cell, Stephen Meyer argues that he did not. Much confusion surrounds the theory of intelligent design. Frequently misrepresented by the media, politicians, and local school boards, intelligent design can be defended on purely scientific grounds in accordance with the same rigorous methods that apply to every proposed origin-of-life theory. Signature in the Cell is the first book to make a comprehensive case for intelligent design based upon DNA. Meyer embarks on an odyssey of discovery as he investigates current...
  • First Lady Fetes Designers, Stresses Arts Exposure

    07/25/2009 12:19:09 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 6 replies · 666+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/25/2009 | Yahoo News
    WASHINGTON – If you think your kids spend a little too much time on their laptops, take heart: Michelle Obama has the same problem. The first lady made the rueful revelation as she feted the nation's top innovators and designers in fields as diverse as architecture, technology, fashion, and communications — winners of the annual National Design awards — at an East Room luncheon Friday. "What would we do without our laptops?" asked Mrs. Obama, addressing one of the winners, Bill Moggridge, who designed the world's first laptop. "My kids would die," she said to laughter. "They'd be — they...
  • Vivificat Relaunched!

    Fathers, Brothers and Sisters: Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! Thanks to the good offices of George and Ashley Weis of, veritable Michaelangelos of computer graphics design, Vivificat and Vivificat en Espańol now display a brand new template that I hope better conveys what this vehicle of self-expression is all about. They worked with me at every step of the way and got to know me, in order to better capture the essence that I wanted to convey and share with all of you. Visit the blogs at and and see for yourselves. The new template...
  • Dirty Dozen Ugliest and Lamest Cell Phones

    05/07/2009 10:56:04 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 1,103+ views
    PC World ^ | 05/03/09 | Daniel Ionescu
    Dirty Dozen Ugliest and Lamest Cell Phones Ugly only begins to describe what is wrong with these cell phones. Some of them lack such phone basics as keypads and displays. Daniel Ionescu, PC World Sunday, May 03, 2009 10:00 PM PDT Twelve Cell Phones We Love to Hate Some cell phones really look great, but are impossible to use. Other cell phones have cool features, but are ugly ducklings. Then there are those rare mobile monstrosities that fail at both looks and usability. Some have pricing issues as well. Now to be fair, many cell phone makers fail when they...
  • Doctors Provide Design Input for Hospital in Iraq (ESSAYONS)

    05/07/2009 4:28:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 231+ views
    IRBIL, Iraq, May 7, 2009 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region Division used a partnership with emergency room doctors in designing a new hospital here. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers resident engineer design team in Irbil, Iraq, incorporated preconstruction input from emergency room doctors into the construction plan for a $12.6 million facility that will serve as the area’s primary access point for treating emergency patients. U.S. Army graphic  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The Irbil resident engineer design team incorporated preconstruction input from the doctors into the construction plan for the $12.6 million,...
  • Danielle DiFerdinando: Heavenly Handbags Divinely Designed (Very Pretty Designer)

    04/17/2009 2:00:20 PM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 18 replies · 991+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Apr 17th, 2009 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Fashion Time: What’s the strangest handbag you’ve ever seen? Danielle DiFerdinando: It would have to be this bag I saw in a vintage store. The bag was made from Crocodile skin, and it still had the animals arms on it. I know that was once in fashion, but it definitely freaked me out. Fashion Time: Which designer, dead or alive, would you like to have lunch with, dishing fashion ideas? Danielle DiFerdinando: Tomas Maier. He’s such an inspiration to me. I love Bottega Veneta. His designs are so beautiful and classic.
  • Design a car contest

    03/31/2009 2:27:41 PM PDT · by knarf · 24 replies · 1,335+ views
    self | March 31, 2009 | knarf
    I think we need to have a contest and design our next automobile.If GM is now Government Motors, and we the people are the employers of the governmant, we should have some input on how to design a car.
  • Something From Nothing [Devotional]

    03/20/2009 4:01:44 AM PDT · by tenger · 2 replies · 208+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | March 20, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. Hebrews 11:3 We've all heard the story: God created the world out of nothing. At His command. Nothing to something. First there was God. Then he reached into the void to create something out of nothing. Essentially, it's the creation story. Intelligent design is the fancier, more modern phrase for it. Even as an unbeliever when I was growing up, I had a sense that there was a God in heaven who could pretty much...
  • Darwin's arguments against God

    03/11/2009 8:26:34 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 208 replies · 3,183+ views
    CMI ^ | Russell Grigg
    Darwin’s arguments against God How Darwin rejected the doctrines of Christianity by Russell Grigg Charles Darwin Charles Darwin grew up embracing the ‘intelligent design’ thinking of his day—William Paley’s renowned argument that the design of a watch implies there must have been an intelligent watchmaker, and so design in the universe implies there must have been an intelligent Creator.1 Concerning this, Darwin wrote, ‘I do not think I hardly ever admired a book more than Paley’s “Natural Theology”.2 I could almost formerly have said it by heart.’3 Nevertheless, Darwin spent most of the rest of his life attempting to...
  • The Wisdom of Darwin

    02/17/2009 8:13:34 AM PST · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 5 replies · 408+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | February 12, 2009 | Gina L. Diorio
    In anticipation of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth today, yesterday, Gallup released a new poll revealing that only 4 in 10 (39 percent) Americans actually believe the theory of evolution. Meanwhile, 25 percent do not believe the theory, and 36 percent have no opinion either way. Not surprisingly, the poll also shows the percentage of individuals adhering to Darwinian evolution spikes considerably among those with advanced education degrees. For example, while 21 percent of those with high school educations or less believe in evolution, 41 percent with some college and 53 percent of college graduates hold to the...
  • What Darwin Didn't Know

    01/27/2009 2:23:45 PM PST · by truthfinder9 · 41 replies · 979+ views
    A sage once said, "It's not what you know you don't know that's the problem; it's what you don't know that you don't know." When Charles Darwin advanced his theory of biological evolution, there was a lot of biology he didn't know. Some of it he recognized. But there was much he never even thought about. During the 150 years since then, scientific advance has yielded important understanding about life's origin, history and characteristics. These accomplishments provide the framework for modern biology. Even more, they are causing scientists to question his theory. Learning what scientists know will equip Christians with...
  • Karl Lagerfeld is Inspired by Queen Marie Antoinette’s Breasts

    12/12/2008 2:46:33 PM PST · by Mister Ghost · 26 replies · 1,581+ views
    Style Drama ^ | Dec 12th, 2008 | Style Drama
    Meet Karl Lagerfeld’s new role: dish designer. He has designed a champagne coupe that was inspired by Queen Marie Antoinette’s breasts and comes in the form of a new breast-shaped bowl modeled after the bosom of supermodel Claudia Schiffer.
  • What is Naturalism?

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