David Blaine: How he held my breath for 17 min

A fascinating video on how far we can push the limits of our bodies. I would not have even guessed that 17 minutes for holding ones breath was possible. Most of his doctors agreed, yet he did it and even had the doctors help document it. Spoiler…part of the way this is accomplished is to infuse the blood with extra O2 before the attempt. That makes it no less interesting, but less available to the mere mortal. There have been several other articles on the feasibility of respiratory nanobots, respirocytes that could travel through your bloodstream and infuse it with oxygen allowing you to go very long without actually “breathing”.

David Blaine: How I held my breath for 17 min | Video on TED.com.

Microsoft demos mobile Surface 3D interface

This is perhaps where touch phones and tablets will be heading. Watch the video, it’s an interesting demo. Now if we can just figure out how to do real-time holography and paint the screen in the air…well, that would be even cooler! 🙂

Microsoft demos mobile Surface 3D interface | Electronista.

George Whitesides: A lab the size of a postage stamp | Video on TED.com

This some wonderful  out-of-the-box thinking.  George Whitesides: A lab the size of a postage stamp | Video on TED.com has developed postage stamp sized pieces of paper with miniature “diagnostic labs” on them. They think they can get them down to 10 cents per stamp (or test)!

Printing body parts: Making a bit of me | The Economist

Another nice article on the Wake Forst work on printing organs:

Printing body parts: Making a bit of me | The Economist.

Technology Review: Blogs: Potential Energy: DOE Funds Huge Solar Project

Looks like our govt. is finally getting behind solar. 400 megawatts is a good start!

Technology Review: Blogs: Potential Energy: DOE Funds Huge Solar Project.

Jetlev Flyer – Way Cooler Than Water Skiing!

Home – Jetlev Flyer.

This looks like a blast and possibly a very good way to hurt oneself too 🙂

Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+ | Video on TED.com

Inspring and informative.  Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+ | Video on TED.com.

They study “blue zones”, places on the planet with a preponderance of people over the age of 100 and try to determine how they got that way.

After watching the video, answer this question, “why do you get up in the morning”?