Feliz Ano Novo – Happy New Year
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Happy New Year 2007

  1. High Dynamic Range is a software technique of taking either one image or a series of images, combining them, and adjusting the contrast ratios to do things that are virtually impossible with a single aperture and shutter speed. Check a good tutorial and hdr clusters at flickr.
  2. Do You Have Mouse Rage Syndrome? The effects include increased heart rate, screaming at the display, furious clicking and mouse bashing. I hate annoying flash ad’s covering up what I want to read.
  3. Green tea + Caffeine = Negative Calories?  Mellow Monk advises drinking a lot of green tea, which will boost your metabolism and give you all of the other benefits of green tea but without all of the other chemicals found in bottled drinks like Enviga.
  4. Jatropha can grow in wastelands, and it yields more than four times as much fuel per hectare as soybean, and more than ten times that of corn. Researchers in Idia are developing new methods for cultivating japtropha.
  5. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is an approach to mitigating climate change by capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from large point sources such as power plants and subsequently storing it away safely instead of releasing it into the atmosphere.
  6. Andrew Hopper was made an CBE for services to the computer industry. Now the head of the University of Cambridge computer lab, Prof Hopper is best known for his part in founding iconic British technology firm Acorn. One of the most influential subsidiaries that grew out of Acorn was Advanced RISC Machines which is now known as ARM.
  7. US proposes to list the Polar Bear as an endangered species. I thought it was already listed.
  8. Google Maps Has Become a Real Trip Planner – you can add multiple destinations to your driving directions and change the order by drag and drop.
  9. SearchMarch.com – Google’s upcoming Search Mashup service
  10. Eureka – “I am in a state of having found it” – is the state motto of California, referring to the momentous discovery of gold near Sutter’s Mill in 1848.

BBC’s 10 things, by which I was inspired to write my 10 things, has a 100 things post to round off the year.