Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Well more tomorrow.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
The mission fulfilled President John F. Kennedy's goal of reaching the moon by the end of the 1960s, which he expressed during a 1961 speech:
"I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth."
The problems and risks were discovered as the engineers discovered new technologies. And it all came down to the quote:
"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." Neil Armstrong
It was so amazing. Look at all the inventions that came from this directive by President Kennedy. Computers, Velcro, new metals (mylar) and many other discoveries were made during all of the Apollo missions.
Citations are the websites above.
1. Work has already started on the flying cars and continues to improve on ideas and innovations as there is a real need to change the way we commute.
2. The cost of road maintenance is getting extremely expensive as we rely on oil products for taxes to maintain them.
UPDATE II: And here's a link to a 60 minutes print story on "flying cars" that also mentions the Cartercopter and “Highway in the Sky”.
Will there be additional pollution? Work has already begun on alternative clean fuel sources for these “cars”. Efficiency is another factor that is already being worked on at Boeing.
Will there be mid-air crashes? With the use of “smart software” like “Highway in the sky” the craft would be made so there is space around it and the software can detect obstacles and maneuver around them.
Halal, W. E. (2008). Technology’s Promises. Palgrave MacMillan
Sherden, W. A. (1998). The fortunes Sellers
Simon, B. (2005) http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/04/15/60minutes/main688454_page3.shtml © MMV, CBS Worldwide Inc. All Rights Reserved
Thursday, September 11, 2008
This is from Microsoft labs. It only works on Windows XP and Vista right now but Mac should follow shortly. Check out the wedding, zoom in and out.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
The Wikipedia definition is "predictive analytics encompasses a variety of techniques from statistics and data mining that analyze current and historical data to make predictions about future events." Developing a model is necessary to capture the relationships between the data This enables prediction of future results. Predictive analytics uses confirmed relationships between explanatory and critеrion variables from past occurrences to predict future outcomes. The predictions are most often values suggesting the likelihood а particular behavior or event will take place in the future.