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9 Jan 2012

Smartest Toddler in the World

At 2 years old, Elise Tan-Roberts has one of the world's highest IQs.

Source:  YouTube

8 Jan 2012

China's Richest Village

This is located at Huaxi claimed to be China's richest village with a 328-metre-high skyscraper hotel.

7 Jan 2012

Worlds First Elastic Electric/Data/USB Cables

This is Roboden the World's First Elastic Electric, Data and USB CableS developed by Asahi Kasei Fibers. "We manufacture Spandex, an elastic textile, so we make fabrics that expand and contract to fit the human body. As a result, we know that human skin can stretch by a factor of 1.5. So we thought, if we can make a cable that stretches by a factor of 1.5, it could be used for wearable electronics, or for wiring the skin of humanoid robots. Those were the future applications we had in mind when we began development."

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5 Jan 2012

World's Greatest Robot Show 2011

Will there be any greatest robots or androids coming than this? Will you prefer robots to do all the things you want in a day? Wake up by an alarm robot and have already made you a hot cup of coffee mixed with a teaspoon of stevia and a tray of toasted bread from the robot's tummy :-). A robot to open the shower for you and choose what you probably wear for the day.
A robot that will wash the dishes and look after your feline or canine friends at home (the only non-robotic in the house).  How far can we ask for from a robot to outsource all the jobs we want done in a day or months when we want to getaway? I think it's roboticrazy world when we replace our brain up-side down by robots. Just a little thought.

World's Greatest Robot Show 2011:

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Funniest Robot in the World:

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4 Jan 2012

The Dutch East India Company Was the World's First Multinational Corporation

A bond from the Dutch East India Company, dati...
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By Geoff Ficke
Studying the history of business is a fascinating exercise. The origins of many of the finance and business products that we utilize today were perfected during centuries past in countries sprinkled far and wide around the world. One of the most important, inventive and skilled business cultures was created in the Netherlands during the 17th century.

As the world was discovered, mapped and colonized by the early Spanish and Portuguese explorers, new trade routes were pioneered and many high value products came to market in Europe as demand for exotic imports exploded. This boom in international trade required a corresponding expansion of novel financing mechanisms to fund this commerce.

The first great merchant traders were the Portuguese. They used Lisbon as their trade center. However, their trade apparatus was primitive even for the age. The principal imports and the most valuable products of 1600's trade were East Asian spices and silks. Because the Portuguese were inefficient in distribution and in financing methods the Italians, Spanish and Dutch were all interested in circumventing Portuguese merchants and overtaking their trade relationships.

3 Jan 2012

World's first manned flight with an electric multicopter

21st of October 2011 - Thomas Senkel of e-volo made the first manned flight with an electric multicopter at an airstrip in the southwest of Germany.
The flight lasted one minute and 30 seconds, after which the constructor and test pilot stated: "The flight characteristics are good natured. Without any steering input it would just hover there on the spot". This could be the future of flight, piloting a device as easy as a car.
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Video by AVDATA, Karlsruhe

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2 Jan 2012

World's First Camera with Built-in Digital Projector

The world's first ultra-small built-in projector is the Nikon's revolutionary COOLPIX S1000pj combines 12.1 effective megapixels and a 5x wide-angle Zoom-NIKKOR lens. The COOLPIX S1000pj is claimed to be a personal projector on the run.