Saturday, October 2, 2010

Book Desk — The Perfect Piece of Library Furniture

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I don't know no one has ever thought about making a desk out of recycled books, before, but having one in a library seems natural enough. The lovely book desk you see below is located in the TU Delft architecture bibliotheek, which is a library in the Dutch city of Delft. Made of what looks like thousands of recycled books, this incredible looking desk stays true to its origins as well as its purpose. More images after the break...
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New Way to Demolish a Pipe House

Should you blow a building? But it's not neat at all. There will be too much dust and too many broken bricks. So Toronto builders came up with a more unique way on how to demolish a house. Maybe it's not that unique, but it's still pretty interesting. Remember to watch the video of this demolishing process!.. More imagea and video after the break...

Monday, September 13, 2010

Cargo Loading

How to move the impossible — Cargo loading more images after the break...

India's purchase of anti-missile system to counteract China's DF missiles ?

India's test fire of anti-missile interception

India, the regular customer in the world arms market, now plans to spend three billion US dollars to buy anti-missile systems.According to reports from US media, the Pentagon's report on the Peoples' Liberation Army (PLA) deploys DF-21 medium-range ballistic missiles in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Therefore, India holds the opinion that the slow development of its home-made anti-missile systems cannot fulfill strategic needs and it thus seeks to purchase the most advantaged anti-missile systems globally to strengthen its defense capability. More after the break...
Reports say US Patriotic-3 and Israel's Iron Dome and David's Sling missile defense systems are all in India's favour. The contract of Patriotic-3 is likely to be announced before US President Barack Obama visits India in November. Meanwhile, India and Israel both show their willingness to make such a deal for anti-missile systems. However, India must first gain US permission before its purchase of Israel's anti-missile systems, because the development of these weapons relies on the funds and technology of US.
US Patriotic-3 missile system
Israel's Iron Dome missile defense systems
Israel's David's Sling missile defense systems

Analysis points out India's urgent purchase of anti-missile systems results from the pressure of Chinese missiles. Indian defense officials state China targets its hundreds of nuclear missiles at India.According to reports, US's recent report of Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China points out in order to enhance military deterrence, PLA deploys more advanced solid fueled CSS-5 (DF-21) nuclear missiles with better anti-destruction performance in the area nearer to the China-India border.  India worries that its home-made anti-missile systems are still under development and cannot be put into real battles in a short time. Therefore, it's necessary to bring in the west's more advanced weapons.

China's DF missiles

Indian military experts have stressed many times that China has geological advantages over India when a battle breaks out between China and India. The China-India border is about 5,000 kilometers away from Beijing, while it's only more than 900 kilometers away from New Delhi, which means PLA could launch attack on India's main military targets in the north of India within more than ten seconds by deploying DF-11/15 strategic ballistic missiles. Furthermore, the more powerful DF-21 medium-range missiles have bigger military deterrence to India's military. Therefore, India urgently seeks to purchase advanced and reliable anti-missile systems.

According to Indian media, India's indigenous anti-missile weapons include Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missiles and surface-to-surface "Prithvi" missiles. It's reported that totally five test fires gained good results. An Indian defense expert states the Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile has better performance than Patriotic-3. He also says India is expected to become the fourth state capable of intercepting missiles with a range of 5,000 kilometers after US, Russia and Israel.

However, an Indian missile expert points out the fatal weakness of India's missile defense is the poor foundation of the national industry. Even though there are foreign technologies, some key parts related with interception missiles cannot be produced at home but can only rely on exports.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

How Morgan Cars Are Made Out of Wood

The Morgan Motor Company located in Britain doesn't change in a changing world. Not only it is still independent, but it also makes each car by hand. A base model is about $44,000, but some cars cost up to $300,000. And people wait for over a year to get their exclusive hand-built cars with the shell made out of metal and much of the vehicle made out of wood. Working on the wood interior, workers use metal shears to individually shape a hood because each car has to be different. Every year Morgan produces about 600 cars. The company will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2011. It has a long interesting history, because it is still run by the same family the Morgans. Founded by Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan known as "HFS", it was then ran by his son Peter, and now it is run by Charles, the son of Peter Morgan. More images after the break...

Friday, August 13, 2010

Interesting History Of Mobile Phone, The Case Of Innovation From Nokia

Innovation of Nokia mobile phoneproducts have a long journey. It reflect how Human innovate so that advanced Mobile Communication is able to be realized. This Finnish mobile phone giant has been in the mobile phone world  for 17 years since 1982. And Here's the interesting pictures of the evolution

1982: Mobira Senator. Nokia's firstmobile phone using NMT network. This phone can only be used in the car.

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1987: Mobira Cityman 900. Portable Nokia cell phone is still using the NMT network

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Mobira cityman 900

1992: Nokia 101. First handset with "candy bar"shaped.

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Nokia 101

1992: Nokia 1011. Digital portable phone with a GSM network.

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Nokia 1011

1994: Nokia 232. The first mobile phone that supported data services, fax and SMS.

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Nokia 232

1996: Nokia 9000 Communicator. The first mobile phone complete with fax, calendar, email andinternet.

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Nokia 9000 communicator

1996: Nokia 8110.This is the first Nokia mobile phone slide shaped.

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Nokia 8110

1997: Nokia 3810. The first mobile phone specially designed for Asian consumers.

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Nokia 3810

1998: Nokia 5100. The first mobile phone that the user can change cell phone's casing.

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Nokia 5100

1998: Nokia 5110. The first cell phone phone that the user can select the game.

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Nokia 5110

1999: Nokia 8210. Nokia's first fashion phone launched in collaboration with Kenzo

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Nokia 8210

2001: Nokia 6310. This phone is sturdy and simple. This was also the first Nokia phone using Bluetooth connectivity.

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Nokia 6310

2002: Nokia 3650. This is the first mobile phone equipped with camera to take the video.

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Nokia 3650

2003: Nokia 7200. the first flip mobile phone from Nokia.

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Nokia 7200

2003: Nokia 6108. The first Nokia Touch screen mobile phone.

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Nokia 6108

2005: Nokia N 92. The first mobile phone equipped with a DVB-H to view and record television shows.

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Nokia n 92

2006: Nokia N95. This is the first Nokia phone with GPS capabilities in it.

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Nokia n 95

2008: Nokia E71. Nokia Slim phone with qwerty keypad.

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Nokia e 71

2009: N 97. This cellular phone is connected to the Internet all the time.

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Nokia n 97

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