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December 2008

Avatars that Show Your Mood

“The aim of this work has been to design a model that reveals a person’s moods and displays them on a virtual face”, said, Diana Arellano, from the UIB’s Computer and Artificial Intelligence Graphics and Vision Unit. “In the same 3-D space we have integrated personality, emotions and moods, which had previously been dealt with separately”, Arellano explained to SINC.… Read the rest

Green Jobs With New US President

The New York Times reports that a senior Obama aide said a green-jobs program will probably include the weatherizing of hundreds of thousands of homes, the installation of “smart meters” to monitor and reduce home energy use, and billions of dollars in grants to state and local governments for mass transit and infrastructure projects.… Read the rest

Bright HanuRamaGANESHAKwanZenMas!

Excerpts from a Hinduism Today article by the late Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami.

The winter solstice has always been a festive time of year in all countries, religions and among Hindus especially, for it is a traditional season for the worship of Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed Lord of Culture and the Arts.… Read the rest

Green Jobs Act of 2008

We really should ask for some of all of this “bailout” money to go to the working folks who need good, sustainable jobs.

Athough it may never actually be funded by the administration that passed the law, the Green Jobs Act of 2008 could provide millions of dollars for traning American workers to get green jobs. … Read the rest