LED Day – 124

What is Project LED? Find out here

I’m something of a photographer too! Check out my work here.

Day of September 8th 2014

  • The top three finishers in a Formula One race are each handed a bottle of champagne to spray on one another and the nearby crowd. By contrast, the top finisher of the Indianapolis 500 is given milk.
  • There are what appear to be goats at Queens College (near Queens Hall).
  • Sweden has incinerators all over the country which and use the resulting fumes/steam to power turbines which generate electricity.
  • TV anchorperson & journalist Bob Woodruff was critically injured by a roadside bomb while he was reporting in Iraq. He was not expected to survive, and needed major surgeries for which he was kept in a medically induced coma for 36 days.
  • Gambia’s “President” (leader) is named Yahya Jammeh. His views on homosexuality are extreme, and he has ratified a bill which will punish participants of “aggravated homosexuality” with life imprisonment. Homosexual acts already carried a 14 year sentence in Gambia prior to this.

Sources:

Daily Track:

LED Day – 121

What is Project LED? Find out here

I’m something of a photographer too! Check out my work here.

Day of September 3rd 2014

  • NTSC stands for National Television System Committee. It is broadcasting system commonly used in North & South America. The system is quickly being phased out however, in favor of newer digital systems.
  • Anamorphic widescreen is a process in which widescreen images are stored onto standard (35mm) or full size media containers. The result is a familiar pair of black bars on the upper and lower boundaries of the viewing screen.
  • Dubliners is a collection of fifteen short stories by author: James Joyce.
  • One of my classmates claims to have driven at 137 mph on the Belt Parkway at night.
  • Dead batteries will bounce when dropped on a hard & flat surface, while charged batteries will not. (This applies to traditional AA, AAA, C & D cell batteries.)

Sources:

  • I was looking at the back of an old DVD case, and decided to search up all the terms I didn’t know.
  • See above.
  • I was assigned to read the short story: ARABY for my comparative literature class.
  • Our professor asked all of us to tell him (while taking attendance) what the top speed we’ve driven at is.
  • I came across this article on Facebook!

    http://gizmodo.com/an-amazingly-simple-way-to-test-if-a-battery-is-dead-1138197569

Daily Track:

LED Day – 114

What is Project LED? Find out here

I’m something of a photographer too! Check out my work here.

Day of August 22nd 2014

  • Hardcore Pawn is a TV show about pawn shop owners dealing with a variety of entertaining customers..
  • March 22nd is World Water Day.
  • The brain will actually shrink (temporarily) when the body is severely dehydrated.
  • The ASAPScience YouTube channel is run and founded by Mitchell Moffit & Gregory Brown.
  • The United States purchased Alaska in 1867 from the Russian Empire.

Sources:

  • My colleague referenced this show in conversation and explained the concept to me.
  • I came across this video on a newsfeed I follow!

  • See above.
  • This information is on the About page of ASAPScience.
  • My memory was refreshed when I read about the Alaska Purchase in a SAT history text.

Daily Track:

LED Day – 59

What is Project LED? Find out here

I’m something of a photographer too! Check out my work here.

Day of May 29th 2014

  • Seth MacFarlane is the executive producer of the TV series Cosmos.
  • The MOVI M10 is a relatively new system which grips a camera and allows for fluid and stable pan/tilt images.
  • This video was produced in 4K using the MOVI M10.
  • MYHABIT is a new Amazon company which carries designer fashion merchandise. I received an invite to this program for being a Prime subscriber.
  • There is a Kindle 4 case (by Verbatim) with a built in reading light which doesn’t take $54 out of your pocket! (Source link below)
  • The White House has 8 windows per row (2) across the front. The front has a total of 16 windows.

Sources:

  • Just watched the first episode of Cosmos!
  • Watched an amazing video which showcased parts of Northern India. The video producers used the MOVI M10 in their panning video clips.
  • The MOVI M10 is detailed here:
    http://www.freeflysystems.com/products/moviM10.php
  • Just got an email from Amazon for their new store. They have everything from watches & hats to shirts and pants.
  • I was searching for a Kindle case which had an LED light, and I found the Verbatim case. The Verbatim case ($15.99) is more or less the same as the one sold by Amazon for $54.99.

    http://amzn.com/B00B6OX7H2

  • I looked at the 20 dollar bill and then searched a picture of the White House on Google to make sure the count was accurate.

Daily Track:

LED Day – 41

What is Project LED? Find out here

Day of May 11th 2014

  • Viggle is a pretty awesome app which gives you points for watching TV, listening to music and watching adverts.
  • Slidejoy is an app which puts ads on your lock screen and pays you a uniform fee per ad view.
  • There are SD cards with WiFi built into them. They allow for transfer of files across devices on the same network without having to eject the SD card. I can’t see how this would helpful for anyone who doesn’t use a DSLR camera.
  • Blur magazine is a magazine which compiles a set of photos from public submission.
  • The term 4k video refers to 4000 vertical lines of pixels in an image.
  • There are massively active click-farms (in developing countries) out there which provide tons of likes on Facebook. Buying likes from click-farm sites is against Facebook’s policy, but it appears that when you choose to promote your posts on Facebook with Facebook’s promotion system, the likes come from the same places.

Sources:

  • I heard about the Viggle app on a news program covering people who actually seemed to have made a significant amount of money working at home.
  • I heard about the Slidejoy app on a news program covering people who actually seemed to have made a significant amount of money working at home.
  • I was looking at Amazon deals on SD cards when I came across the new breed of WiFi enabled SD cards.
  • I was doing research on what a professional photographer really is and came across sites where amateurs and professionals submit photos.

    http://www.blur-magazine.com/

  • I was doing research on 4k TV’s when I learned what they actually are. Many 4k TV’s won’t make a difference to your viewing experience simply because of how much information your eye can process.
  • This video titled Facebook Fraud is rather eye-opening.

Daily Track:

LED Day – 36

What is Project LED? Find out here

Day of May 6th 2014

  • There is such a thing as a fire tornado. Makes me really appreciate Queens.
  • In 1923, Japan was hit by an 8.2 (magnitude) earthquake which resulted in a tsunami, which resulted in powerful winds creating a slew of fire tornadoes.
  • The music for Game of Thrones was written/composed (in part) by Ramin Djwadi.
  • Ramin Djwadi has produced entire soundtracks for many TV shows, movies and even some video games.
  • 1 hectare is equivalent to 10,000 square meters.
  • Narendra Modi is a prominent candidate in the Indian national elections. He is currently the Chief Minister of Gujarat.

Sources:

  • I came across this IFL link on Facebook.

    http://www.iflscience.com/environment/fire-tornadoes-one-more-way-earth-trying-kill-you

  • The IFL article on the fire tornadoes detailed the effects of a set of consecutive disasters in Japan (1923).
  • I was linked to original music pieces of Game of Thrones by a friend, and then caught the composers name (Ramin Djwadi).
  • A search for Ramin Djwadi’s artist page on Spotify leads to a (rather large) catalog of his work.
  • While doing an environmental science lab, I came across the definition of a hectare unit; it is used to calculate area.
  • My father is a supporter of Narendra Modi. He has been watching speeches and interviews given by Modi on YouTube.

Daily Track: