Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Random interesting stuff from the internet

I wanted to share the below links and information from the Internet which I found to be interesting.

  • Scientist says gravity is an illusion: Now this was a shocker. It has not been yet fully accepted and it's not yet a full theory but still an interesting read for those interested in Physics. He says that gravity is a consequence of the venerable laws of thermodynamics, which describe the behavior of heat and gases, so it doesn't exist on its own but its kind of a side effect. Some people are calling it "one of the most important papers of the last 20 years"
  • Blood Gadgets: We have all heard about blood diamonds and how these gems have fueled conflicts in different parts of the world, but I had not seen a direct link between the every day electronics we use and the conflict in Congo for example. Would this influence which gadget you buy in the future? Definitely worth the read.
  • US Currency redesign: Michael Tyznik made a really interesting entry to the Dollar Rede$ign contest and I cannot but wonder what any currency might look like, and how colorfull they are (remids me of Swiss Francs).

Dollar Redesign Poster

  • Free Fall: A really amazing with Guillaume NĂ©ry (Apnea World Champion) filmed entirely on breath hold by the french champion Julie Gautier, where he seems to dive to the Dean's blue hole. Really worth to take a look at it

Monday, July 05, 2010

3 very cool innovative marketing ideas by Volkswagen

It has been a long time without posting anything, as you can imagine that is because work was quite hectic, nevertheless to resume on the postings I wanted to share these 3 really creative ways I found while browsing in which Volkswagen is getting their brand out there and grabbing people's attention. I would love to see some more creative marketing like this everywhere.
To me the best of the three is "the slide", although I know several people that would enjoy a shopping cart like that a lot (specially in the middle east, where you can take your cart into the shopping mall).