2008 COMPUTEX Taipei: Another insight of “Design”

Monday, June 9, 2008 This year’s COMPUTEX Taipei showcased vast ICT products and innovative designs. According to the Taiwan Design Center (TDC), Taiwan positioned a stable place in industrial and students’ designs after winning several international design awards including G-mark, Red Dot, and iF. To promote the design of Taiwan into the world, not only…

News briefs:June 16, 2008

Contents 1 Scores dead, thousands flee as flooding spreads across southern China 2 RAF Harrier jet crashes in Rutland, England, pilot survives 3 Senior intelligence official suspended after leaving top secret files on train 4 Australian government considers controlling fuel supplies 5 Temporary restraining order stops demolition of partially collapsed building in Buffalo, New York…

New method of displaying time patented

Saturday, October 14, 2006 An American inventor has patented a pair of new time formats with a footprint less than 50% of that of conventional four-digit time. The more unusual of the two new formats, called “TWELV”, dispenses with numerals altogether. In place of clock hands or digits, the new clock uses color to convey…

Volunteers and food needed for flooded Manitoba, Canada

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 Local municipal and provincial volunteers in Manitoba, Canada are exhausted in their efforts to divert the rising waters of the Red River of the North. It has been hard work with little sleep for the residents who live on the shores of the Red River to shore up their defences with…

Dove ad viewed more than 3 million times on YouTube

Saturday, November 4, 2006 An advertisement for Dove beauty products has been viewed by well over three million people, without ever being on television. A copywriter from Ogilvy Toronto, the advertising agency that created a spot named “evolution”, uploaded the advertisement to video sharing website YouTube. While the official upload of the ad itself has…

Government of Zimbabwe forces thousands out of their homes

Sunday, June 5, 2005File:Robert Mugabe.jpg 200,000 people living around Harare, Zimbabwe have been evicted from their homes, which have been targeted in a demolition programme by the government. Most have been forced to sleep out in the open while rental prices in the city have skyrocketed. The operations have targeted at least six Harare suburbs:…

Manitoba’s flood creating hazardous conditions

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 The Red River at Winnipeg is almost clear of ice blocks and ice jamming, however there are still dangers from the Red River flood. Ice blocks which were as high as two storey buildings were ripping out trees, fences and railway ties. “You’ll see huge pans of ice standing vertical, up…

What Is A Membrane Roof?

Find Out More About: Rope Galore byadmin A membrane roofing system is a popular choice for a commercial roof; it is designed to reduce the possibility of pooling and to reduce the incidence of leaks which are often associated with other roofing systems. This type of roof is rapidly becoming the favorite type of commercial…