Our New Apartment is Bigger Than Our Former House

I was looking at apartments for Lynchburg VA not that long ago because it is just something that I do from time to time to relax. I could never be a real estate agent or anything, but I do enjoy looking at apartments and houses, especially the floor plans. It was kind of funny though because when I looked this last time, I came across a floor plan that I really liked a lot. My husband and I along with our two daughters had been living in a small rental house. The girls had to share a room, and we all had to share the one bath. Continue reading “Our New Apartment is Bigger Than Our Former House”

Choosing a Modern Apartment Complex in Henderson

Finding the perfect apartment can be difficult. Unlike when you buy a home, you have to be willing to live with the way it looks in large part as it is when you first visit it. You can dress it up with new furnishings, but things such as the way the kitchen looks, the flooring, the light fixtures and other permanent features will remain the same. So the trick when searching for apartments in Henderson is to find something that fits your aesthetic or one that is largely livable as is. This can make the appeal of a newly built or recently renovated apartment complex very appealing. It offers the opportunity to live in something that has a more contemporary feel and one that is largely pleasing aesthetically to many, especially since it tends to complement a wide variety of styles.

Apartment searching can be a bit of a drag, but when you look at newly built communities you can greatly cut down on the amount of time it takes to find a great place. Continue reading “Choosing a Modern Apartment Complex in Henderson”

Study: Teens Blood is Ageless Recipes

Kim Jong Il reportedly often inject himself with the blood of virgin teens to slow down the aging process.

The younger human blood has long been believed to be a drug life. One of the people who know to believe it was the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. He reportedly often inject himself with the blood of virgin teens, to slow down the aging process.

But apparently the belief was not entirely wrong. Saul Villeda, a researcher from Stanford University, U.S., found that the blood of young people have such youthful drug effects.

Villeda arrived at the conclusion after holding experiments involving mice. He mentranfusi blood of young mice to old mice 18 months. Transfusion process was carried out eight times a month. The results found that the connections in the brains of old mice increased to 20 percent after a blood transfusion done.

“One of the main things that changed in the process of aging is these connections. Much decreases as we age. If your connection is reduced, the neurons are no longer communicating, and suddenly you’re having problems in learning and memory,” said Villeda who presented research at the Society for Neuroscience conference in New Orleans, USA, on Wednesday (10/17).

According to the importance of this research could help people suffering from diseases such as Alzheimer’s related memory.

“While we still have the body control to prevent the disease, then we are not required to treat Alazheimer, we may just have to stop it,” said Villeda.

However, Villeda not the first study on this theme. In 2010, researchers from Harvard have blood circulation system connecting young and old rats, so their blood mingled. The result is a process that turned out to rejuvenate the blood-producing stem cells in old mice.

Study: Humans in the Tropical Region Faster Dead

An average of 377 of every 1000 people who live to age 15 years will die before reaching the age of 60 years

Man who live in the tropics tend to die sooner, 7.7 years younger than other humans different hemisphere, according to a study initiated by the James Cook University (JCU) in Australia.

In a report titled “State of the Tropics” which was released on Monday (11/19) it was shown that people who live in the tropics, in 2010, had an average life expectancy of just over 64.4 years.

While in humans living in non-tropical areas of life expectancy on average reached 72.1 years, says the study involving 13 institutions and held in 12 countries.

In general, mortality in tropical regions caused by disease, conflict, poverty, and food insecurity. Investment of social services such as health and education, access to water, sanitation and medical technology are also an important factor leading to the low life expectancy.

According to the report Central and Southern Africa is the region with the rate of adult mortality are highest. In that region, the average 377 of every 1000 people who live to age 15 will die before reaching the age of 60 years.

In other tropical regions, an average of 240 from 1000 adults will die before reaching 60 years. In nontropical countries only 154 of 1000 adults who die before reaching 60 years.

In 2050 about half the world’s population will live in tropical regions that included Australia, Southeast Asia and South America, Africa, the Middle East, Central and South America, and the Caribbean and Oceania.

According to Sandra Harding of JCU’s tropical regions are evolving into a critical region in the world and is home to 40 percent of the world’s population and accounted for 20 percent of the world economy.

The report also found that life expectancy in the tropics has increased in the last 60 years. People in the tropics now living 22.8 years longer than in 1950.

Southeast Asia is a region with a life expectancy rate in 2010 reached as high as 60 years, rising by 26.7 years, higher than the average age is only 20.2 percent globally in the same period.

Institutions included in the study came from Kenya, Ecuador, England, Thailand, Singapore, Costa Rica, Denmark, United States, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Brazil.

New Planet Similar to Earth with Habitat Zone Found

Rotation with the sun at a distance equal to the Earth’s rotation on the solar system.

An expert team of Anglo-German astronomers have discovered a new planet orbiting a nearby sun in the same distance as the Earth orbits the sun so that it has a climate that can support life.

The team actually discovered three new planets orbiting stars within 44 light-years, but only one of them had so-called Goldilocks zone, surrounding a sun belt where the temperature is not too hot and not too cold for liquid to exist.

“The star HD 40307 is a star that is quite perfect parents, so there is no reason why a planet can not have a climate like the earth,” says Guillem Angla-Escude from the University of Goettingen, Germany, who led the research with Mikko Tuomi at the University of Hertfordshire in England.

The planet has a mass at least seven times that of Earth, but orbit has the same distance from the sun as Earth’s distance to the sun, this means the planet has the same amount of energy as an acceptable earth.

More than 800 planets have been discovered outside our solar system since it was first detected in the early 1990s, but only few of them have all habitable zone.

Even more rare planets rotating in the zone, as happened on this planet, to create conditions at night and during the day, which adds to the likelihood of having an environment like Earth. A non-rotating planet will have a dark side constantly.

“The planet is most like Earth than the habitable zone,” said astronomer Hugh Jones of the University of Hertfordshire.

This planet, called HD 40307g, is part of a system previously thought to have only three planets, all are in orbits too close to its star to be able to support the presence of liquids.

Astronomers are getting this discovery, reveals in a research article in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, by examining data from HARPS spectrograph, attached to the telescope at the European Southern Observatory in La Silla, the Atacama desert in Chile.

Equipment HARPS is able to take even the slightest change in the color of light emitted from a host star when the star is moving under the gravitational influence of planets berorbit.

The team also used a novel technique to filter the signal generated host star itself. “This significantly increases our sensitivity and enable us to reveal three planets around the star,” says Mikko Tuomi.

Ecoparty introduced technology plastic waste modifier into electricity


Jakarta – Plastic may be a major culprit in the garbage problem in some countries. However, Japan had already found a solution for reducing plastic waste. A Non-Government Organization (NGO) from Japan named Ecoparty come to Indonesia to introduce technology that can turn plastic into diesel fuel.

As many as 60% of all types of plastic can be recycled using the technology offered Ecoparty. For example, food wrappers, bottles, spoons, forks, and clothing made of plastic. Solar high quality can be produced from the recycling of plastic type polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), and polystyrene (PS).

This technology is able to convert 1 kilogram (kg) of waste plastic into 1 liter (L) diesel, which could then be converted into electricity by 11.6 kWh. “With the small machine, can produce as much as 200 L of diesel per day,” said President Director Ito Akinori Blest. Meanwhile, there are at least 131,521,000 tons of plastic waste in the world that can be converted into 1,525,651,525,120 kWh of electricity.

“The research says that the rubbish that flows into the sea had reached Australia. Rubbish has been to small molecules that then eaten fish in the sea. Ends, eaten by humans. The result can change our DNA as well as bad for health, “said Masanori Uwai Ecoparty Executive Committee.

“The electricity that we use in this room comes from waste plastics,” says Akinori when interviewed on stand Ecoparty, JIEXPO, Kemayoran, Jakarta, on Friday (3/1). “Popcorn in the corner is also made with electricity from waste plastic,” added Akinori.

The key to this technology is the temperature. Heating with high temperature (around 400 degrees Celsius) can turn plastic waste into diesel fuel, destroyed. “This machine is also safe because it does not use fire, but electricity. Other than that, this is a very small machine so easily transported anywhere, “said Ito. Recycling 1 kg of plastic requires about 3.4 Watts of electricity (including the process of heating the engine) with a maximum of 1 hour. “Waste produced very little. Waste generated from the dye attached to the plastic. Generally, 100% turned into diesel fuel, “said Akinori.

Focus on Education World

Initially, Ecoparty is an environmental education program in Kindergarten Shinmatsudo, Chiba prefecture, Japan in 2003. Then, in 2006, Ecoparty develop their activity to Nepal by sending stationery to schools.

Ecoparty then the fact a lot of plastic waste in the rivers of Nepal. Waste is then drain and pollute the ocean. Inspired, Ecoparty started to develop eco-friendly technologies. “For 12 years we learn this technology. It was not until 5 years later we refine this technology, “said Akinori.

Campaign plastic waste matter was intensively carried out in 2010. By using a car caravan “Oil Field School” which contains a machine converting plastic waste into diesel, Ecoparty around visiting schools and shows how the utilization of plastic waste.

By using electricity generated from the solar, Ecoparty then make popcorn. The kids just gave plastic waste she had. In addition, children can also easily operate the machine. “Our main goal is to educate children that plastic waste can be a source of energy. That way, they will not throw litter, “said Masanori.

Philosophy Whale

Pictures of whales in Ecoparty logo has meaning. History notes that, initially, came from whale oil. “The Pope just like humans, are sensitive to the environment. There is a kind of whale that likes to sing, to be able to call a friend who was at a distance of 3000 kilometers. It is their form of communication, “said Masanori.

“Humans have a major role in the pollution of the sea and has implications also for whales. So it is not wrong, if we want at Java Jazz next year there is a song for the pope, “he added. He also said that Ecoparty deliberately chose to open the show stand at Java Jazz (1-3 March 2013) because they want to engage with music.

Already in use in 28 countries

A total of 28 countries are already using the technology of Ecoparty. Among the countries: USA, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Germany, Thailand, Tanzania, Iceland, Alaska, and the Philippines. “We hear of plastic waste into one of the major causes of flooding in Indonesia and the Philippines. We offer this technology to the government who really want to focus on reducing plastic waste, “said Akinori.

Akinori sure if the government also said Indonesia would support this program, the Japanese government also must be willing to help. “I hope one wants to run the program Ecoparty in Indonesia,” he added.

Headphones For Travelers


Cooler Master

Thursday (09/04) launches headphones aimed at people who love to travel, namely HC-300and HS-500.

Both headphones are using HDSS technology, a breakthrough technology that eliminates the distortion that can move more freely.

Model HC-300 is a pair of ear phones that are suitable for smartphones with three pairs of soft silicone pads for the ears. Bass Enhanced integrated technology to improve sound quality.

This model features a built-in remote and mic, where the user is able to adjust volume, playback, and answer the phone quickly. HC-300 has three colors, white, black and red, priced at $29,90 US dollars.

While the model HS-500, is a practical headphones. Where these headphones can be folded into a more compact. This model is supported driver Neodymium magnets (NdFeB) with a diameter of 34mm with CCAW voice coils.

Made of aluminum, which makes the HS-500 is more powerful and lighter making it suitable for use by tourists. HS-500 is priced at $45,00 US dollars with a choice of black and silver.

Twitter Launches Two New Features, Like and Star


Back presents two new features that users are better known Like and Star.

Since the year 2008, the user has to know that the Favorite feature is available and become part of Twitter.

In order to further popularize the feature, Twitter has redesigned zoom to be more prominent and more frequently used by the users.

One of the steps taken by Twitter is again presents two new features that are better known Like and Star.

Interestingly, the symbol ‘Star’ used by Twitter is also there to that used by Favorite. As seen in the figure, for the tweet that got Star / Like will be visible in the user’s profile page.

Until now, both of these features continue to be refined and tested on some users.

Unfortunately, it is not known exactly when the new feature that gives color to the user’s Twitter is going to be available to all users.

Some observers have stated that in the not distant future, both of these features will be used by the user. We wait.

Rare Decay Threatens to Tear down Main Theory Physics

Theory that claims the existence of super-particles.

Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland has detected a rare decay of a particle that could undermine the theory of super-symmetry, one of the main theories in physics.

Super-symmetry, or SUSY is a theory used to explain a number of inconsistencies in the theory of the Standard Model, the traditional theory of subatomic physics the most widely recognized by scientists in the world.

The results of recent observations reported in the Hadron Collider Physics conference in Kyoto, Japan, held since 12 November, shows the difference with most SUSY models are believed to physicists.

Professor Chris Parkes, one of the conference participants who came from England to the BBC explained that “Super-symmetry may not be dead, but the latest results have obviously been put in the hospital.”

SUSY theories claiming the existence of super-particles or larger versions of the particles that have previously been found in nature or that have been known to man.

The presence of these particles could explain why galaxies rotate faster than those described in the Standard Model theory. Physicists suspect other than the particles already known, galaxies also contain dark material compiled by the super particles. Therefore galaxy contains more mass can be detected and spin faster.

Are researchers at the LHCb detector that finds a flaw in that theory. Previously estimated that a particle called the Bs Meson if decay it will split into two particles known as muons. But the test was found of any decay million times, just three times a Bs Meson particles shed into two muons. If the super-particles really exist – as postulated in the theory of SUSY – then decay should occur more often.

Decay test itself is one of the “golden test” or a major test in proving the theory of super-symmetry.

Professor Val Gibson of Cambridge LHCb team said the test was to put the “theory of super-symmetry we are in doubt.”

If SUSY is not an exact explanation for dark matter, scientists must look for alternative ideas to explain inconsistencies that occur in the Standard Model. But so far, physicists are trying to find an alternative explanation – the so-called “new physics” – for anomalies in the Standard Model is still a stalemate.

“If there is new physics, so he hides so well behind the Standard Model,” explained Dr. Marc-Olivier Bettler of Cambridge, one of the team’s analysis of the test.

Meanwhile, according to Parkes, the test results did not deny the existence of super-partikel. It’s just now that they’re “running out of location to find.”

Skull Similar Alien Found in Mexico


Human skull intentionally shaped like alien heads were found in a 1000 year-old tomb in Mexico, according to the researchers reported as quoted by LiveScience.

Practice changing the shape of the skull has become common practice in Central America. But the latest findings were surprising because it suggests that the practice has also spread further north.

Grave was discovered in Onavas, a small village in Mexico, in 1999. The discovery occurred when local residents were digging irrigation canals. The tomb is the tomb of the pre-Hispanic era first found in Sonora, a state which is located in northern Mexico.

Historical site called El Cementerio, containing 25 bodies. Thirteen of them had a skull that has been altered, intentionally aligned to the rear, while the other five have teeth that cut.

Than 25 the rest of the body was 17 of which were children aged between five to 16 years. There are no signs of the disease which caused their death. The researchers suspect they were killed because of the tradition of the formation of the head.

But experts from Arizona State University that perform research that do not know the reason for changing the shape of the head of the local community as it is.

“The reason why the people in El Cementerio change the shape of their skulls are not yet known,” said Cristina Garcia Moreno, one of the archaeologists involved in the study.

Some of the bodies were found still using earrings, nose rings, bracelets, and necklaces made of shells from the Gulf of California. One of the bodies were buried with a turtle shell on his chest.

Transparent 3 Dimensional Computer Introduced


Los Angeles

– Technology latest computer with a transparent display that allows users to reach out and touch into digital content introduced recently at the TED Conference (Technology, Entertainment and Design) in Los Angeles.

Researchers TED Jinha Lee has long worked on a 3D desktop computer in collaboration with Microsoft.

“Getting people to interact with machines in the same way as interacting with solid objects can make the activity much more intuitive computer use,” Lee said as quoted by the BBC.

The use of this kind of computer at the public can form in a decade, he predicted.

The system used includes a transparent LED screen with a camera attached (built-in cameras) that can read body language and eye movements of users.

Computer design is inspired by the human need to interact with objects, said Lee.

“Memories of space (spatial memory), in which our bodies can instinctively remember where the objects, is a skill that is very unique to humans,” he explained.

By applying it to the digital world, so users can more easily operate the computer and able to complete tasks more difficult.

“If you’re working on a document, you can pick it up and flip through (page) like a book,” said Lee.

For tasks that require high precision and can not do with hand gestures, available touchpad or touch board. Thus, for example, an architect can make 3D animation models.

The workings of this computer, as shown in the BBC video, manual and hands separated by a transparent monitor, so both hands can still be seen, but that seemed to be touched or held is digital content that appears on the monitor transparent.

Likewise, the keyboard and touchpad are also located behind the monitor.

“The gap between what designers and what can be done very large computer. If you can put both hands into the computer and managing digital content, then you can express ideas more fully.”

Lee, a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is currently affected by military service in South Korea and was assigned to Samsung Electronics.

For him, the main purpose of this research is digitally integrate with the world of physics.

Computers are now easier to use because of the gap between the real world and the technology smaller.

“In the first generation of computers, there is a big gap, but it is getting smaller with findings such as a touch screen,” he explained. “Limitations of existing live our imagination.”


Conspiracy Theories Flourish in Russia Since Denomination Meteor Not to Found

Moscow – Thousands of Russian citizens were mobilized to clean up the damage caused by the meteor hit near the Ural mountains failed to find the space rock fragments. Failing that later sparked a conversation about the conspiracy theories about secret weapons and a warning from God.

A number of divers were deployed to search for the stone at the bottom of the river Chelyabinsk, where the discovery of a hole diameter of a few meters only found a small object size of 1 cm. Not found a bigger rock fragments.

The loss of the space rock proof ignited sharing conspiracy theories about the cause of the terrible explosion and fireball in the sky city of Chelyabinsk, a city where many of Russia’s defense industry operates.

One wing nationalist Russian politician, Vladimir Zhirinovsky told reporters in Moscow said that the explosion was actually the act of “state of war enthusiast”, the United States.

“It was not a meteor. Was new weapons being tested by the American people,” said Zhirinovsky.

Meanwhile, a priest who lived near the blast area warning call from the Lord. But some activists suspect the explosion was the result of weapons testing.

“Honestly, I am more convinced that it was the military stuff,” said Oksana Trufanova, a local rights activist asai.

But emergency officials in town affairs ministry assesses military related speculations expressed its citizens is “rubbish”.

As for the agency antarisa meteor that hit Russia Chelyabinsk was shot with a speed of 30.57 km / h and leaving a trail of white smoke in the sky along the 201 km.

While the U.S. space agency, NASA, estimated meteor approximately 16.76 meters in diameter before it enters Earth’s atmosphere with a weight of 10,000 tons.

Meteor explodes far above the Earth, releasing about 500 kilotons of energy – equivalent to almost 30 times greater than the atomic bomb that exploded at Hiroshima, Japan in World War II.

Toshiba Canvio Slim, Slim External HDD

Toshiba Singapore Digital Products and Service Group (DS) today introduced the Canvio Portable Hard Drive Slim, with a capacity of 500GB.

In a press release received AdmaTechnology, Saturday (2/2), Canvio Slim is one external 2.5-inch hard drive form factor available on the market today.

Thickness is only 8.9 mm and is encased in a brushed aluminum design black or silver (silver). More slender than other 2.5inci external HDD average thickness of 13mm.

“As electronic devices becoming smaller, thinner, and increasingly easy to carry, we expect a large increase in the category of portable storage media in line with the trend,” said Wong Wai Meng, Senior Manager of Product Marketing.

Canvio Slim has been pinned with NTI Backup Now EZ software that can back up your entire PC system, including operating system, settings, programs and data.

While computer crashes, users can easily restore the system to the last state when the backup done.

In addition, the built-in USB 3.0 interface significantly improves file transfer speed on large files.

There is no clarity about the price of the product is protected 3-year warranty. Slim Canvio Portable Hard Driveis available in shopToshiba and nearby stores starting in January 2013.