Science blog  RSS content feed What is RSS feed?
New Article Alert  
RSS content feed What is RSS feed?
Blogspan.org Archive Page
Back to main page

$4.5 billion go into Hedge funds in Aug 2009

 $4.5 billion go into Hedge funds in Aug 2009
Net inflows for hedge funds reached $4.5 billion in August, with over 50% of the reporting funds attracting capital during the month Preliminary reporting from Eurekahedge finds that August marks the 6th consecutive month of positive returns for hedge funds (up 13.1% YTD); hedge funds up 2.6% for the last 12 months, while the MSCI AC World Index is down 18.5% for the same period There were over 300 new hedge fund launches and 400 fund........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 9/15/2009 10:27:05 PM)


Delicious fruit slices can be your memo(ry) aids

Delicious fruit slices can be your memo(ry) aids
The last thing you would want to do with such gorgeous fruit is feed them to that unforgiving abyss called the stomach. And that too when they can sit so pretty on your table, radiating a mysterious sense of calm each time you steal a glance. Which is why someone has already ensured that these beauties are not at all edible, to begin with. These "slices" of fruit (apple and pear) are post-it note dispensers called Kudamemo. Amazed, huh? Not........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 9/15/2009 9:55:42 PM)


Franchising Myths

Franchising Myths
© chego10 I saw an articles recently on myths many business people have in their heads regarding franchise businesses. They're the kind of myths that prevent people from getting into a franchsie The author is Terry O. Powell:As a 25-year veteran of the franchise industry and a multi-brand franchisor, I've seen tremendous growth in the popularity of franchising. However, a number of misconceptions about franchise ownership........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 9/2/2009 10:58:02 PM)


Staple Skyscrapers

Staple Skyscrapers
Low-Rise is the installation created by P. Root in 2006 using staples and mirror, and it measures 180x80cm. Thousands of stacks of staples were used to make this skyline or what the artists call "city-like mosaic". "Like a city, the staples are subject to the elements, on a micro scale. The slightest breath or vibration and the domino effect kicks in."His work experience includes a variety of professions such as architecture, contemporary media........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 9/1/2009 11:00:57 PM)


RIP Naomi Sims

RIP Naomi Sims
Naomi Sims, arguably the first black "supermodel" and businesswoman passed away from cancer on Saturday at her home in New Jersey. If ever there was a self-made woman, Naomi was it. She overcame a difficult childhood which included the divorce of her parents, an absentee father, and several stints in foster care to become on of the most recognizable black women in the 1960s and 70s. Undeterred by agencies and designers that refused to hire the........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/27/2009 7:07:49 AM)


Rumors of a BMW Electric Scooter

Rumors of a BMW Electric Scooter
Unnamed sources at BMW report that a new electric scooter could debut at an upcoming motorcycle show sometime in late 2010 and put in production in 2011, according to Spain’s Solo Scooter website. If the rumor mill is right, this new scooter would sport a lithium ion battery pack, have a range of about 155 miles or three hours of continuous use and a top speed of 75 miles per hour........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 8/26/2009 11:20:32 PM)


A Guide to Growing, Harvesting, and Cooking

A Guide to Growing, Harvesting, and Cooking
As part of our ongoing commitment to become better people, my fiance and I have joined the Urban Gardening movement. In our relatively small D.C. apartment living room, we have tomatoes, jalapeños, habaneras, and a variety of herbs. One of our favorite herbs to grow is basil, because it comes in so many variations and can be used in dishes from pasta to pizza Basil is an incredibly easy herb to grow year round indoors. Here are some tips ........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 6/4/2009 8:51:18 PM)


Susan Boyle 'admitted to clinic'

Susan Boyle 'admitted to clinic'
Britain's Got Talent's star Susan Boyle has been admitted to a private London clinic, it is being reported. The Sun said the Scottish singer has been admitted to the Priory clinic with exhaustion a day after she was runner-up in ITV1 talent show final. Police were called to a London hotel on Sunday at 1800 BST to doctors assessing a woman under the Mental Health Act, Scotland Yard confirmed.........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/31/2009 9:09:09 PM)


Histoires de Parfum - 1876

Histoires de Parfum - 1876
I thoroughly enjoy the concept behind the scent "library" collection created by Gerald Ghislain, founder of Histoires de Parfum. 1876 was one of the clear cut winners when I first experienced this scent at a recent launch party for the brand. 1876 is inspired by Mata Hari, who was a unique and mysterious female character.Although this is billed as a floral and does have a significant amount of rose, I wouldn"t call it your typical rose scent........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/30/2009 8:23:27 PM)


20 Creative Ways To Reuse Egg Cartons

20 Creative Ways To Reuse Egg Cartons
Egg cartons are obvious items in almost every modern house and a significant portion of the trash we generate.Yet, from modern art and high-class lighting sets to beds for cats, seed starters and toys - there are countless of ways egg cartons can be reused and otherwise useful.........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/23/2009 10:50:45 PM)


DoubleTwist gets funding; goes big.

DoubleTwist gets funding; goes big.
DoubleTwist is the new piece of software to come out of the mind of the notorious DVD Jon; the man who broke the original DVD copy protection. It's set to be something pretty big too; aiming to allow users to import media from from anywhere, and have it all in a single playable format, without having to worry about the complexities of setting encoding paramiters or possibly even cracking encryption........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/22/2009 10:06:04 PM)


Washable Keyboard - join the scrub-a-dub club

Washable Keyboard - join the scrub-a-dub club
The Washable Keyboard has got to be awesomeness incarnate. No more digging dead McNuggets out from under the spacebar, or wiping old rancid Mountain Dew stains from the numpad, just drop the whole dang thing into the sink and give it a good scrubbing. Lovely. It’s also dishwasher safe, and anti-bacterial, which puts it one step ahead of Windows Vista, eh? £39.95........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 4/21/2009 10:37:06 PM)


Diandra Forrest and Shaun Ross

Diandra Forrest and Shaun Ross
S: Nunu111/TFSShawn Ross and Diandra Forrest for Osklen. I wrote about Diandra earlier this year. She didn"t get any bookings during NY Fashion Week aside from the Arise show, so it"s nice to see her still working. Likewise, Shaun Ross appeared on the runway for only one designer this year and spoke to NY Magazine in February about the challenges he has faced as a albino and a model. The ads do reek of tokenism but I can"t help but admire how........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/21/2009 10:36:50 PM)


What's Fresh, Toronto? Ramps!

What's Fresh, Toronto? Ramps!
As the growing season gets started, I want to keep track of what is becoming available each step of the way, and will share my findings in my new farm fresh feature "What"s Fresh, Toronto?"Right now, ramp season is ramping up. What"s a ramp you ask? Also known as wild leeks, ramps (Allium tricoccum) are a member of the onion family. They look kind of like scallions with their white bulb at the bottom, but have a purplish stem and green leaves........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/21/2009 10:36:37 PM)


ScreamBody

ScreamBody
ScreamBody is a Wearable Body Organ. ScreamBody is a portable space for screaming.When a user needs to scream but is in anynumber of situations where it is just not permitted, ScreamBody silences the user"s screams so they may feel free to vocalize without fear of environmental retaliation, and at the same time records the scream for later release where, when, and how the user chooses.........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/1/2009 10:13:08 PM)


Peek at Arlenis Sosa ad for Lancome

Peek at Arlenis Sosa ad for Lancome
What can I say, except that she looks gorgeous and I can"t wait to see the rest of the campaign. Anyone ever use Lancome products? I seem to remember trying one of their Color ID foundations a few years back but not being impressed enough to buy it.Source: Dominican Fashion Models........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 3/22/2009 6:45:23 PM)


20 Best Free PC Games

20 Best Free PC Games
ExtremeTech has compiled their list of the 20 Best Free PC Games around at the moment, and it’s pretty good. Flash games are specifically excluded, so there will be some games here that you’ve not seen before. Good to bookmark for those rainy Sundays........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 3/4/2009 9:27:39 PM)


Floating Logo

Floating Logo
A pretty easy photohsop manipulation, but the idea is really interesting. Floating Logos by Matt Siber - The Project Statement : Inspired by the proliferation of very tall signs in the American Mid-West, Floating Logos seeks to draw attention to this often overlooked form of advertising… - More info & pics Her........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 2/26/2009 10:27:55 PM)


Posh Tots

Posh Tots
After successfully designing furniture with a straightforward approach for years, Canadian designer Judson Beaumont set out to create something unique for friends who were expecting their first child.He wanted his creation to capture the baby"s imagination for years to come. Today, like his first kid-inspired piece, Judson designs some of the most offbeat, whimsical furnishings in the world.(thanks Cora)........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 2/26/2009 10:27:40 PM)


I Mean Seriously, Americ

I Mean Seriously, Americ
America, you"ve got to be kidding me. Did you really fall for all the sentimental crap the producers shoveled out about personality-free performer Michael Sarver? Apparently you did because the sympathetic yet bland roughneck earned a place in the American Idol top twelve last night, baffling thousands of people who surely expected that spot to go to Anoop Desai, Ricky Braddy, or at least Tatiana del Toro. In Ricky, we would have had a........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 2/26/2009 10:27:18 PM)


  Astronomy blog  RSS content feed What is RSS feed?

Steve Jobs is Back and He Brought New iPods

Steve Jobs is Back and He Brought New iPods
Steve Jobs himself showed up today to deliver the news about new iPods in Apple land. He looked healthy, happy, and he had plenty of good news for iPod users. Almost everything got a bump of some sort, and iTunes itself became a bit more useful. For me, it was a good day. My wife had a great day, because the iPod Nano refresh means that she gets a new iPod for her anniversary Firstly, iTunes 9 hit and it has sone nice features. The new........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 9/15/2009 10:42:21 PM)


Sales Basics to Remember

Sales Basics to Remember
It's easy to blame bad sales on the economy. It also easy to think that since the economy is "different" now, your sales people should do something different. So I found this piece on essential steps in making a sale to be an insightful reminder of ther basics The steps are simple.... Make sure people know who you are when you talk to them about a sale. Network. Be selective when you pick prospects. Have a rerasonably brief........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 9/15/2009 10:18:31 PM)


Dual simulation improves crash performance

Dual simulation improves crash performance
Crash tests often produce startling results. A new simulation process which factors in deformation during production as well as preliminary damage can predict the results of a crash test more accurately than ever. There are components that save lives: if a car rolls over during an accident, the 'B-pillar' plays a key role. It forms one of the connections between the floor and roof of the vehicle and is designed to prevent the passenger cell........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 9/15/2009 7:59:50 AM)


Tit for Tu

Tit for Tu
There are many things I expect to encounter on an episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Free flowing glasses of wine? Check. Oversized wigs? Check. Poets and helicopters? Semi-check. But a festive gathering of the ENTIRE CAST at a King Tut viewing? Didn"t see that one coming. And yet, that"s exactly what happened. Midway through the episode, Nene casually announced that oh yeah, she had a private viewing for King Tut, and maybe........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 9/1/2009 11:01:16 PM)


Hey, Nutter: Never Contact Me Again!

Hey, Nutter: Never Contact Me Again!
Photos by Monika Stojak & Pixel Packing Mama Dear Gala I wonder if you have any advice, or could perhaps write some advice on this subject for your site for everyone to benefit from I broke up with my boyfriend at the end of May. It was mutual. At first we agreed to be friends, & we even still went on a pre-planned holiday together. We had a lot of fun, although we argued & cried a bit too. He was still calling & texting me........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 9/1/2009 10:54:08 PM)


How children draw conclusions from the products they see

How children draw conclusions from the products they see
A well-groomed man gets out of a Mercedes. He's holding a Smartphone and wearing a slick business suit and what appear to be $400 Kenneth Cole shoes. You only catch a glimpse, but you've already drawn conclusions about him. A newly released study in the Journal of Consumer Research examines children's tendencies to draw conclusions about social roles from the products they see. "Good or bad, we adults have all made similar stereotypes about........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 7/20/2009 11:49:22 PM)


10 Awesome Flash-Animated Interactive Websites

10 Awesome Flash-Animated Interactive Websites
Ever wanted to draw a song or discover more about how the ancient Egyptians mummified their dead? How about learning about cocaine from Pablo the pooch, who just happens to be a talking doggy drug mule? No? Then what about connecting up the stars to create your own constellation then see it wrap around your screen in 3D?There must be something you will like from this selection of flash based websites.(via Robert-John)........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 6/4/2009 8:57:06 PM)


Now or later?

Now or later?
Let's say you planned to buy a new car at the end of the year. But then your car conks out and suddenly you need to make a purchase. A newly released study in the Journal of Consumer Research says you'll use different criteria to evaluate vehicles in that situation than you would if you planned to buy a car immediately but then had to postpone the purchase. Authors Yeung-Jo Kim and Jongwon Park (both Korea University Business School) and........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 5/13/2009 5:23:09 AM)


Infrared Nighttime Camera

Infrared Nighttime Camera
Camouflaged, waterproof, silent and heat sensing, this Infrared Nighttime Camera grabs 3 megapixel stills and/or video and stores them onto an integrated 1 GB SD card. We’re talking 2800 photos or 500+ 10 second video clips. The rechargeable battery lasts for around 14 days and charges up in 2 hours, and the whole thing hooks up to a USB port to allow downloading onto your computer. A great way to capture scavengers, ne’er do wells........Go to the The-future-blog (Added on 4/30/2009 8:24:17 PM)


Coffee Spice Rub

Coffee Spice Rub
With the beautiful warm weather of this past weekend, many in the Northeast pulled out their barbecues for the first time this season.  Too hot for coffee, but still interested in getting having a fun buzz?  Try Zingerman"s Roadhouse Spicy Rub at your next cook out!  This fun and spicy blend combines coffee with Urfa red pepper, Tellicherry Black Pepper, cloves, and Portuguese sea salt.  It adds flavor to beef, chick and pork.  For more........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/30/2009 8:23:19 PM)


So What is a Sports Car? Answer Below

So What is a Sports Car? Answer Below
The 1938 Jaguar SS100 is, to my mind, the epitome of what a sports car should be. Never mind the lack of an envelope body and modern conveniences, one look at the SS100 and you know this is a car meant to be driven just for the sheer joy of driving. It is also the car that made Jaguar, and founder Sir William Lyons, household names in even the most dour of households. I came upon this particular car through the ClassicDriver site, which was........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/22/2009 10:06:13 PM)


Giant Magazine - May 2009 - Naomi Campbell

Giant Magazine - May 2009 - Naomi Campbell
I have nothing to say. The picture speaks for itself........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/21/2009 10:36:57 PM)


Dior Lilas Addict Collection

Dior Lilas Addict Collection
(image from beauty.dior.com/fra)One reader, CedriCeCCentriC, kindly left a comment under my post on Dior"s summer 2009 makeup collection and brought my attention to the Lilas Addict collection on the Dior France website. (Thank you very much!) Some of the items here look gorgeous, and the name of the collection echoes my love (or addiction?) for lilac shades........The collection includes new shades of Addict High Shine, Addict Ultra-Gloss........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/21/2009 10:36:43 PM)


Daily Outfit - 17th April 2009

Daily Outfit - 17th April 2009
All dressed up to go to dinner at Pure Food & Wine with Dhrumil, Philip McCluskey, Anthony, Shazzie & Kris Carr. The raw dream team It was a totally beautiful night, as you can see. New York City really turned it on Three handmade cupcake necklaces by Lucid New York — & you can use the code LN1D to get 10% off anything on the site ModCloth’s Style Inspiration dres Two cupcake rings by Cupcakes & Mace, skull ring........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/21/2009 10:36:28 PM)


Bullshit Detector

Bullshit Detector
The Local Government Association in the UK has compiled a list of bullshit terms that should not be used by councils. If you pay council tax, then you might be interested in how much bullshit you"re getting for your money. Well now"s your chance to find out.There was only 1 bullshit term found on The Presurfer.Enter the URL of a web page to check for bullshit.........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 4/1/2009 10:13:12 PM)


Alex McCord Parents in the City

Alex McCord Parents in the City
If you"re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting I’ve been catching up with the Real Housewives of New York City Season 1 and Season 2.    It struck me time and again how close Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen are, it’s clear they are truly in love and devoted to each other Alex was gracious enough to talk to me about her life recently!  The first thing I must mention is that she is really........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 3/22/2009 6:49:58 PM)


All in one electric hub powers up your old bicycle

All in one electric hub powers up your old bicycle
The boffins at MIT are working on an all-in-one electric wheel hub called the GreenWheel which when retrofitted to old bicycles converts them to electric power. There are plenty of Chinese electric wheels on the market, but this one goes a stage further by folding all the technology, including batteries, into the single hub, making it easier to install and use. The development prototypes still need to have the wheel spokes........Go to the The-future-blog (Added on 3/4/2009 9:28:01 PM)


Finesse and Synquis

Finesse and Synquis
Finesse and Synquis (pronounced "sin-qwiss") were often compared to Salt and Pepa in the 80s, but they totally were doing their own thing, delivering a color-coordinated, high energy, wedge-haircut good time with the help of several biker-short clad dancers. No wonder they drew such a crowd........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 2/26/2009 10:27:47 PM)


Still in the dark on Steve Jobs

Still in the dark on Steve Jobs
Last month, I did a blog entry slagging off at the Apple board and its total failure of corporate governance, keeping shareholders in the dark about Steve Jobs, his health and the likelihood or otherwise of him staying at the company.If nothing else, the board confirmed its ineptitude at the firm's annual shareholders meeting. As Reuters reports, the board just said Jobs remained deeply involved with the company, without spelling out........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 2/26/2009 10:27:32 PM)


NADIA ALI - LOVE STORY

NADIA ALI - LOVE STORY
good morning! some of you might already know nadia ali (join her on myspace) the libyan born singer used to be a member of NYC"s house music act iio - lending her voice to a number of hot dance hits including at the end, rapture, and is it love? - now she"s got a sexy brand new single out called love story which i"m totally digging on (the track already landed in billboard"s hot dance club play chart) it"s a guilty pleasure song that everyone........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 2/26/2009 10:27:25 PM)


   
Older Blog Entries   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32  
Contact us

New technology blog Computer science Health news blog Biology blog
Psychology Blog Media Blog Astronomy Blog Science Blog