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Technology Links - past, present, future

The Past:


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101 of the Greatest Inventions of All Time
(Title says it all - S. K. Smith)


A Brief History of the Computer - Photo Essays - TIME  (time.com)
("A gallery of a few paradigm shifts of the past")

 Computer History in 140 seconds (youtube.com)
("A quick trip through 100 years of state of the art computers."

Lego Antikythera Mechanism (youtube.com)
("The Antikythera Mechanism: http://bit.ly/fm4oFK is the oldest known scientific computer, built in Greece at around 100 BCE. Lost for 2000 years, it was recovered from a shipwreck in 1901. ..."  This has be a model for one of the oldest computer.)

Today Show January 1994...What is the Internet?! (youtube.com)
("Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric don't know what the Internet is..."  But this was 1994 - S.K. Smith.)


Oldest photographs in the world  (YouTube.com)
("Here you can see the oldest photographs in the world.")

The Very First Motion Picture (1889)  (YouTube.com)
("...the first experimental movie that Thomas Edison made in 1889.  In 1878, British photographer Eadweard Muybridge made a series of still photographs of a horse that when viewed in sequence, appeared to be galloping. Edison felt this was too cumbersome for practical use and soon developed a system for "motion" pictures, based on his wax cylinder for phonographs. Thus you will see the two short sequences still in existence of the very first American motion picture from 1889.")


First sound ever recorded (1860)  (YouTube.com)
("This is the first sound ever recorded, by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, in 1860, before Edison's wax cylinder experiments. Ironically, the "phonautograph" was designed only to record sounds, not to play them back. The 10 seconds ghostly voice is a woman singing "Au Clair de la Lune")

Robert Browning Recites His Poem (1889 Edison Cylinder) (YouTube.com)
("This is one of the most important historic recording from 19th century. This recording contains the voice of great English poet, Robert Browning (1812 - 1889).")

Voice of Florence Nightingale (1890)  (YouTube.com)
("Another rare, Historical voice recording. Florence Nightingale(1820.5.12 - 1910.8.13), known as "The Lady with the Lamp" and a pioneering nurse, writer, and noted statistician, recorded some words on Edison Parafine Wax Cylinder, on July 30th, 1890.")


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10 science discoveries to be thankful for  (msnbc.msn.com)
("Among them: Satellites, microscopes, vaccines and the mighty Hubble")

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26 Things You Didn't Know About Tech  (mashable.com)
  (" ... a comprehensive guide to everyday technology")

Jmars Inc.  (jmarsinc.com)

TechCrunch   (techcrunch.com)
"...a network of technology focused sites offering a wide range of content and new media")

US scientists create cloth that can listen  (techcrunch.com)
".This could give a whole new meaning to the phrase power dressing."  But I remember seeing an episode on Star Trek about this. - S. K. Smith)

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Computer Science Study Guides - SparkNotes   (sparknotes.com)
(The Cliff Notes of computers.  S. K. Smith)

Future Designer laptop - ROLLTOP   (YouTube.com)
("The device of the flexible display allows a new concept in notebook design growing out of the traditional bookformed laptop into unfurling and convolving portable computer.")

Quantum Dot Displays Start to Shine - Technology Review   (technologyreview.com)
("Unlike OLEDs, they may soon be practical for larger displays, such as computer screens and televisions."


Antennas, etc.  (sites.google.com/site/antennasetc)
(Antenna Column Articles previously published by CC Smith for ham radio news magazine - 0-Beat)


Welcome to secret island of an eccentric genius - Tech & Science  (today.msnbc.msn.com)
("Segway inventor’s high-tech HQ has its own constitution and power grid."  But don't go off the cliff!)


Cool Websites, Software, and Internet Tips  (makeuseof.com)
(We have all this cool technology.  Now what?)

Google Facts and Figures  (stumbleupon.com)
(Facts about Google.)

The Kim Komando Show   (komando.com)
("Free Tips, Downloads, Reviews, Software and Advice for Your Digital ")

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The Future:

 Six scientists tell us about the most accurate science fiction in their fields (io9.com)
("What do scientists think about seeing their fields of research pulverized by science fiction? We asked researchers from diverse fields to tell us whether any science fiction gets it right.")

IBM Next 5 in 5: 2011 (YouTube.com.com)
("IBM unveils its sixth annual "Next 5 in 5" -- a list of innovations with the potential to change the way people work, live and play over the next five years."  S. K. Smith)

 Scarecrow of the Future (YouTube.com.com)
(I'd hate to see what the Scarecrow would look like in a futurist "Wizard of Oz.".  S. K. Smith)

 Where's the Flying Car? Yesterday's Dreams of Tomorrow  (FoxNews.com)
(It's been said - The future is not what it used to be.  S. K. Smith)

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