Author Archives: robinna

Terracotta army, special properties of chinese blue, and more (ancient & new technology)

If you’ve never seen the terracotta army of 8000 soldiers in person, they are truly amazing. Each face is unique and handformed. How they made these was an advancement in art and technology for the time, but on top of that, they were painted in a now extinct form of paint called Chinese Blue (Han Blue). In researching Chinese Blue, superconductive properties were discovered. “Magnetically ...

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The autographer – a camera that records extra data (metadata)

I’d love to give an Auotgrapher camera a try.  How could a camera that records temperature, speed,compass (direction), motion,  GPS and time be used? Really interesting idea isn’t it? It could add a whole new range of contextual information to videos and photography. Although I do wonder if you would need an altimeter or if the GPS and compass to know the altitude. What about ...

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List of useful facebook links (merge accounts, find your ID, twitter, more)

Mostly for my own ease of access but feel free to use these as well (if you are logged in, it will take you to “your” sections of facebook: Facebook Access and Settings Facebook settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings (name, email, link to download your data, more)  Facebook ID (profile): http://findmyfacebookid.com/ (3rd party site) Facebook ID (developer): https://developers.facebook.com/apps?ref=mb (optional; must be set up, so not everyone has one) ...

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