Wednesday, 26 December 2012

To all my American readers, please DO something about this video

Please watch this very saddening video and then tell your government how you feel. Killing someone else is NOT a game and it is NOT for fun. Indiscriminately firing at civilians is WAR CRIME and should be treated as such even if it means you are reporting other Americans.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Is human culture unique?

Culture is defined as behaviour acquired from learning from the peers. In this case, chimpanzee societies cultures. Also published simultaneously at Atheist Bible Reading and Forum

Friday, 21 December 2012

Season Greeting

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Learning Technologies 2012 - Ray Kurzweil

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Suspension Bridges from Ancient Times

Inca Grass Bridge [Actual footage starts at 0:20] Meghalaya's Living root bridges

Friday, 23 November 2012

How I started a sanitary napkin revolution!

Don't worry, this is about innovation and philanthropy.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Monkey Intelligence

Is this monkey at the same intelligence level as human's ancestor thousands (or tens of thousands) of years ago? How long ago?

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

How to walk a 10 feet tall, 5 ton Moai

Don't under estimate the power of human ingenuity.

The first years to walk and talk, the rest of the childhood to stop and shut up

Friday, 2 November 2012

An Amazing Experiment

I invite you to try this. 1. Hold a piece of paper with some written words on it in front of you. Shake the paper horizontally and try to read the words. Can you? 2. Hold the same piece of paper steady in front of you. Turn your head sideways while trying to read the words. Can you? Our vision system is really amazing, isn't it? Source: BBC Prehistoric Autospy Episode 2. (14:30 minutes into the show)

Monday, 29 October 2012

How to photograph a water droplet

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Learning Technology in the Classroom

Khan Academy

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Bird goes fishing

The use of tools is obviously not a unique human ability.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Eagle hunting a goat

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

There is still hope for mankind

The final act of a police officer before he was gunned down was to buy an unknown kid some cookies... On Jun 20th, 2011, a 16 years old boy tried to commit suicide at a bridge in Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China. A brave young lady walked by and started chatting with him. As she shared a similar life experience, she understood this young boy. Watch the video and this is story comparable for a fairy tale. A life saved by a stranger with a kiss ... Another amazing rescue...

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Input Director - for Wins only

I wrote about the benefit of multiple computers working together before. Here is a donate-ware which may do just that (unfortunately for Windows only)

Monday, 16 April 2012

My father











Thursday, 8 March 2012

Why a continuous personal video recording system is a good idea

If the story of the passenger was right, a personal video recording would have proven her innocent.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Big History - Story of Human evolution

Monday, 16 January 2012

XO 3.0

Tuesday, 3 January 2012


As this blog has been selected as the Blog-o'-the-Month at STE Island's Bloggers Hut in Second Life, I welcome some new readers to my blog.

I will try, in this month, to post my feelings of using virtual world and to a more extended way the use of role-based learning. To start off, here are some posts I have written on the subject.

Second Life as a potential learning platform

Virtual World and Real Life

Role Play and 3-D Virtual World

Ten commandments of role play simulation