Oct 7, 2010 /
"The goal of any emergency respiratory device is to achieve tight fixation and full coverage. Luckily, the wonderful design of the bra is already in the shape of a face mask and so with the addition of a few design features, the 'Emergency Bra' enhances the efficiency of minimising contaminated bypass air flow," the eBra website explained.
Dr. Elena Bodnar demonstrates her 'Emergency Bra' at the MIT Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Sept. 28, 2010. Elena Bodnar of Hinsdale, Illinois and colleagues who designed and patented the bra that can be quickly converted into a pair of gas masks, one for the brassiere wearer and one to be given to some needy bystander, won the 2009 Ig Nobel Public Health Prize.
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Sep 28, 2010 /
Samsung Galaxy Tab will come with a brilliant 7-inch touch screen display, running on a 1.2GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application processor to deliver users with a robust HTML Web browsing experience.It's also got built-in 3G HSPA connectivity, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 3.0.
"Samsung recognises the tremendous growth potential in this newly-created market and we believe that the Samsung Galaxy Tab brings a unique and open proposition to market," said Samsung's head of mobile communications JK Shin.Samsung says its research shows people want this device to be useable on the move and they need to be able to communicate with it.
So the Tab can make calls - and video calls, as well as all the video, music and book content that you get on an iPad.You'll be able to access millions of books, plus newspapers and magazines - Samsung even says that "we expect the Tab to play an important role in the digitalization of printed material".
Aug 24, 2010 /
Miss Mexico, Jimena Navarette, was named Miss Universe after competing in three contests: swimsuit, evening gown and "the final question."
This year's final question was "'what are your views on the problems of children using the Internet without proper supervision?" It was posed to the top five contestants — Mexico, Australia, Jamaica, Philippines and Ukraine.
Since the age of 15, the 5-foot-8-inch Jimena Navarrete, a self-described nature enthusiast who enjoys boating and motorcycles, has been working in the modeling world with gigs that include working the runway at fashion shows. Most recently she walked at Mexico Fashion Week 2009 for designer Macario Jimenez.
Jul 8, 2010 /
As I sat there in English class, I stared at the girl next to me. She was my so called "best friend". I stared at her long, silky hair, and wished she was mine. But she didn't notice me like that, and I knew it.
After class, she walked up to me and asked me for the notes she had missed the day before and handed them to her. She said "Thanks" and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I wanted to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends. I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.
The phone rang. On the other end, it was her. She was in tears, mumbling on and on about how her love had broken her heart. She asked me to come over because she didn't want to be alone, so I did. As I sat next to her on the sofa, I stared at her soft eyes, wishing she was mine. After 2 hours, one Drew Berrymore movie, and three bags of chips, she decided to go to sleep.
She looked at me, said, "Thanks" and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I wanted to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends. I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.
The day before prom she walked to my locker. "My date is sick," she said, "He's not going to go well, I didn't have a date." And in 7th Grade, we made a promise that if neither of us had dates, we would go together just as "best friends". So we did. Prom night, after everything was over, I was standing at her front door step! I stared at her as she smiled at me and stared me with her crystal eyes. I want her to be mine, but she doesn't think of me like that, and I know it. Then she said "I had the best time, thanks!" and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends. I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.
A day passed, then a week, then a month. Before I could blink, it was graduation day. I watched as her perfect body floated like an angel up on the stage to get her diploma. I wanted her to be mine, but she didn't notice me like that, and I knew it. Before everyone went home, she came to me in her smock and hat, and cried as I hugged her. Then she lifted her head from my shoulder and said, "You're my best friend, thanks" and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I I wanted to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends. I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.
A Few Years Later
Now I sit in the pews of the church. That girl is getting married now. I watched her say "I do" and drive off to her new life, married to another man. I wanted her to be mine, but she didn't see me like that, and I knew it. But before she drove away, she came to me and said "You come!" She said "thanks" and kissed me on the cheek. I wanted to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends. I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.
Years passed, I looked down at the coffin of a girl who used to be my "best friend". At the service, they read a diary entry she had written in her high school years. This is what it read;
I stare at him wishing he was mine, but he doesn't notice me like that, and I know it. I want to tell him, I want him to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love him but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why. I wish he would tell me he loved me!
I wish I did too…………I thought to myself, and I cried
From the Best English No.(120), June, 2009
Jun 8, 2010 /
In court, the judge didn't talk specifics about how the actress violated the court order, which was issued May 24. Revel did double Lohan's bail from the initial $100,000 to $200,000, which is pending a July 6 hearing that will deal with whether Lohan violated the terms of her probation, stemming from a 2007 driving-under-the-influence arrest.
She tweeted Tuesday said that " did not violate anything at all"
The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be the 19th FIFA World Cup, the premier international football tournament. It is scheduled to take place between 11 June and 11 July 2010 in South Africa. The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be the culmination of a qualification process that began in August 2007 and involved 204 of the 208 FIFA national teams.This will be the first time that the tournament has been hosted by an African nation.
The detail schedule of 2010 2010 FIFA World Cup could be get in Excel format.
* $9 million - Round of 16
* $18 million - Quarter-finals
* $20 million - Semi-finals
* $24 million - Runners up
* $30 million - Winners
Get your the Ultimate World Cup Guide 2010.
Jun 5, 2010 /
The touchscreen is a 25 cm (9.7 in) liquid crystal display (1024 × 768 pixels, 132 ppi, XGA) with fingerprint–resistant and scratch-resistant glass.
Everything you need to know about Apple's revolutionary mobile device. Get ready to embrace the iPad with this in-depth guide, packed with 100s of tips and tricks, essential how-to tutorials and must-have apps. Plus key features explained, from getting started and browsing the internet to using contacts and setting up email. This essential guide tells you everything you need to know about the iPad.
May 22, 2010 /
The American Heart Association's conference, in Washington DC, was told that it was safe to resume sex as soon as the patient feels better and can handle moderate exercise.Doctors, the conference heard, should encourage heart attack patients that sex after an attack was minimal.
A study presented at the conference found men and women were 1.3 to 1.4 times more likely to cut down on sex after a heart attack.But the study, of more than 1,600 patients, found less than half of men and a third of women were actually were given advice from their doctor about how to resume safe sexual activity.
Prof Stacy Tessler Lindau, who led the study, said fewer than 40 per cent of men and less than one in five women spoke about sex with their physicians in the year following their heart attack.
"If you can walk up two flights of stairs or do moderate exercise, then it's OK to have sex. The likelihood of dying during sexual intercourse, even among people who have had a heart attack, is really small.
"Sexuality is an important part of life throughout life, and most heart attack patients are sexually active."
Patients who were given doctors' advice about resuming sexual activity at hospital discharge were more were 30 per cent to 40 per cent more likely to engage in such activity over the following year, it found.
Depression and mood swings are common after a heart attack and can dampen interest in sex, but this usually goes away within three months, the conference heard.
Read Heart attack sufferers 'should be encouraged to have more sex' for detail
May 17, 2010 /
Fakih, of Lebanese descent, went into the pageant as Miss Michigan. She is thought to be the first Arab American and Muslim to become Miss USA.She won the pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip after swimsuit, evening gown and interview competitions.
Rima Fakih, Miss USA
Education: Graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a bachelor's degree in economics and business management
Occupation: Marketing at the Detroit Medical Center
Biggest supporters: Her parents, Hussein and Nadia Fakih of Dearborn
Miss Michigan Rima Fakih of Dearbornis crowned Miss USA 2010 by Kristen Dalton, Miss USA 2009, on Sunday night in Las Vegas. When asked how she felt about winning the Miss USA crown, Fakih said, "Ask me after I've had a pizza."Miss Michigan Rima Fakih of Dearborn, left, is crowned Miss USA 2010 by Kristen Dalton, Miss USA 2009, on Sunday night in Las Vegas. When asked how she felt about winning the Miss USA crown, Fakih said, "Ask me after I've had a pizza."
During the interview portion, Fakih was asked whether she thought birth control should be paid for by health insurance, and she said she thought it should because it's costly.
"I believe that birth control is just like every other medication even though it's a controlled substance," Fakih said.
Jan 16, 2010 /
Published in LA Times ( Sunday August 17, 2008)
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Jan 13, 2010 /
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Jan 5, 2010 /
You can buy the phone without a contract for $529. The Nexus One runs an updated version of Google's Android operating system. Built by HTC from Google's direct specifications, it has a touch-screen and a fast processor. It includes a 5-megapixel camera for video and photos, a Global Positioning System (GPS), and stereo Bluetooth connection for headphones.Among gee-whiz features: speech dictation, which lets you speak and compose e-mail messages, Twitter tweets and Facebook posts without typing.
Google has lagged Apple in the mobile market. It has tried to be a major player with Android, which it offers free to manufacturers and wireless carriers. Some 20 Android phones are available, but few, with the exception of the Verizon Droid (by Motorola), have been big sellers.
The Nexus One could change that, says Charles Golvin, an analyst at Forrester Research: "It's the best Android to date."
Apple has sold nearly 30 million phones in 100 countries. Its U.S. carrier is AT&T. On Tuesday, it said iPhone and iPod Touch owners have downloaded 3 billion applications since it launched the App Store, a marketplace for 100,000 applications that do everything from play games to translate words.
Dec 23, 2009 /
A new study may help you to pick your type of booze. Bourbon gave drinkers a more severe hangover than vodka, report Damaris Rohsenow of Brown University and colleagues in an upcoming issue of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
The researchers recruited 95 healthy young adults, ages 21 to 33, and gave them caffeine-free cola mixed with bourbon, vodka or tonic water. The drinking ended when participants' breath-alcohol concentrations hit an average of 0.11, well over the legal intoxication limit. Participants were then hooked up to sleep monitors, which record brain activity, and allowed to sleep it off. At 7 a.m. the next day, the researchers roused the subjects from bed (a wake-up that did not include coffee or aspirin) and asked them to rate the severity of their hangovers.
But vodka drinkers aren't off the hook: Drinkers' sleep suffered equally with both drinks, as did their performance on tasks requiring attention and quick responses. Understanding the lingering effects of alcohol after a night of heavy drinking is important for people who engage in safety-sensitive tasks, such as driving, while hung over Rohsenow says.
Overall, bourbon drinkers reported feeling worse than vodka drinkers, rating higher on scales that measure the severity of hangover malaise, including headache, nausea, loss of appetite and thirst. It should come as no surprise that alcohol drinkers said they felt much worse than those who had drunk only tonic water.
One reason for the different effects of vodka and bourbon, could be that bourbon contains 37 times more toxic compounds than vodka does, including nasty organic molecules such as acetone, acetaldehyde, tannins and furfural. A good rule of thumb for liquors, she says, is that the clearer they are, the less of these substances they contain.
Both the bourbon drinkers and vodka drinkers slept poorly compared to the nondrinkers, the team found. The next morning, when the participants performed cognitive tests that required attention and quick reaction times, the drinkers performed worse than the nondrinkers, but the type of alcohol had no effect on performance. Both groups of drinkers were impaired equally.
Nov 4, 2009 / Labels: news
Q: Why shoot for the Senate?
A: I was drafted by a group called Draft Stormy, a grassroots movement in Louisiana that wanted someone who was the polar opposite of current senator David Vitter. They figured I would be perfect because I am open and honest about my sexuality, unlike Vitter. I realized that this is my chance to make a difference, to do something unselfish, noble, and to help a lot of people.
Q: You're referring to Senator Vitter's link to a Washington, D.C. escort service . . .
A: I'm not one to judge someone's sexual activity, but what annoys me is that he's so hard-core "family values," and he puts his wife and kids out there, saying he's a Christian family man. Then he's caught up in a prostitution scandal. He's a hypocrite.
Q: How much will your résumé be a factor?
A: It's actually starting to work in my favor—I have nothing to hide. A sex tape of me isn't going to pop up and shame me; there are 150 of them at the video store.
Q: Do you think you're more qualified than Senator Vitter?
A: Absolutely not. But in one movie, I did play a Secret Service agent marooned on an island controlled by North Korea. I butt heads with dictator Kim Jong-il and come out on top.
Q: What's the most important issue facing Louisiana today?
A: The biggest issue in Louisiana is the economy. In New Orleans, tourism is down, and the crime rate is up. I want to make Louisiana a better place to live—create jobs, rebuild the Gulf Coast, and make health care affordable.
Q: What's your party affiliation?
A: As far as the two-party political system goes, I swing both ways. But I'm leaning toward the Libertarian Party.
Q: Sarah Palin or Hillary Clinton?
A: Hillary Clinton. She's a well-rounded woman, extremely knowledgeable on a wide range of subjects, and carries herself with dignity.
Q: Your campaign adviser's car was bombed in July, although he wasn't in the car. Was this politically motivated?
A: I hope so. I hope someone is that afraid or interested in what I'm doing that they would try to scare me out of the race.
Q: If you're elected, will you quit porn?
A: Probably, but only because of HD...and gravity.
Sep 13, 2009 / Labels: Photography
Photographer Tracy Raver removes sleeping newborn babies. Photographer living and working in Nebraska. Rever said that the secret of her success is simple - keep the main thing in the studio warmth and comfort, and mothers have on hand, ready to feed the baby before shooting. See More