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Sunscreen?

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How much sunscreen do I need to apply? How long will I be protected with SPF30 sunscreen? When should I reapply it? And there’s plenty questions about getting the right sunscreen and doing it right to protect ourselves against the nasty cancer.

The following infographics designed by McCandless and the team is an excellent way to describe all you need to know about sunscreen and skin health. Read on below:

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Food Variety

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It’s so clear and striking: extinction is real and it’s not only the kinds of animals we can see that matters, the variety of food we can harvest and consume matters too. This infographics smartly illustrate the shrinking number of variety of food we eat in the past century.

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The Fish House

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The fish house is arguably the best tropical dream home! A marvel in architecture, interior design, and environment sustainability — all in a package. Visit the page and check out more photos of the green roof, bendable photovoltaic panels, media room, and more.

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and the awesome curvy swimming pool:

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Earth Hour 2011

Last year almost all the national monuments and landmark icons, including the Merlion, the Singapore Flyer, Esplanade Theatres, the Fullerton Hotel, One Fullerton, Clifford Pier and the Asian Civilizations Museum took part in the Earth Hour 2010 by switching off decorative lights that primarily define their façade at night. Around the central business district, the Singapore River flew in darkness when buildings in downtown area power down their non-essential lighting for the requisite hour between 8.30 to 9.30pm. These include the HSBC Building, Maybank Tower, Raffles City Shopping Mall, One Raffles Quay, Suntec City and Swissotel the Stamford. Read more about Earth Hour 2010 at CNNGo.

It seems that more people and organizations are more aware of the cause and get involved in this year’s Earth Hour. Let’s see how the skyline is gonna be during Earth Hour 2011 later this month!

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Some people misunderstood the whole idea behind this cause and thought the one hour of switching off the lights and electronic appliances is meant to save some electricity for the planet. Well, yeah they’re right the energy saved during that one hour doesn’t impact much on our planet even if millions of people are doing it during Earth Hour. But what they missed, and what prevails… is the hope and sense of unity which instill us and everyone else out there, declaring that millions of people around the world care about our one and only earth regardless of the continent we’re in, the language we speak, or the religion/belief we believe in.

Taking part in Earth Hour this year? Feel like going out on Saturday evening on 26Mar? Check this out:

EARTH HOUR SINGAPORE 2011 – OFFICIAL CELEBRATION PARTY

Venue: The Promontory @ Marina Bay
MRT: Raffles Place exit J
Date: Saturday, 26 March 2011
Time: 5.30 – 10.00 pm
WWF’s Earth Hour event is sustainably fueled by Alpha Biodiesel recycled from IKEA Restaurants’ waste cooking oil.

5.30 – 8.30pm : Free Live Concert and Carnival
This year, WWF, in partnership with the Singapore Kite Association, will be inviting you to make your own kite and personalise it with your message or wish for the Planet. Remember also to bring your picnic basket and your beewax candles. Sit back, relax and enjoy the performances and some educational fun at the carnival.

8.30 – 9.30pm : Earth Hour Night Walk
As the lights go out, get on your feet and show your support to the protection of our Planet. So get ready to walk in the dark for the first ever Earth Hour Night Walk! Lace up and join your fellow Singaporeans and our celebrity supporters in showing your commitment to our planet.

8.30 – 10pm : Movie screening — The Age of Stupid
If you choose not to take part in the walk, stay at the Promontory to watch this award winning documentary.

Now spread the words and let people know you care.

Mr. W

A cleverly directed clip.

Electric cars and charge challenge

Japanese giant manufacturer Mitsubishi motor sell its first mass-market electric car in showrooms today. This electric-powered vehicle technology is one of the key answers to international calls for emission reduction in the automobile industry. And the great thing in 2010 is the affordability of this technology to reach the mass.

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The electric car can travel 160 km in a single charge which takes about 14 hours using household electrical outlet or a quick 30 minutes charge using designated charging station at public places. Presently, there are about sixty public charging stations in Japan and the government is planning to increase the number in the coming years as more electrical cars hit the road and demand for such charging station increases.

Other car manufacturers like Nissan, Toyota, and Ford are preparing their electric cars for sale in the next 1-2 years. Meanwhile, Microsoft and Ford are collaborating to develop smart technology to manage and tackle the charging challenge which is likely to happen when there’s a surge of electric car ownership in a neighborhood.

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Certainly, the automobile industry, electrical and utilities board, information-technology player, and our society in general are progressing towards a cleaner transportation mode which put less strain on our planet.

Hopenhagen

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Hopenhagen is a movement, a moment and a chance at a new beginning. The hope that in Copenhagen this December – during the United Nations Climate Change Conference – we can build a better future for our planet and a more sustainable way of life. It is the hope that we can create a global community that will lead our leaders into making the right decisions. The promise that by solving our environmental crisis, we can solve our economic crisis at the same time.

Hopenhagen is change – and that change will be powered by all of us.

I’ve written my hope in Hopenhagen, just a few days before the United Nations Climate Change Conference takes place on 7 December 2009. Have you?

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Google Wave

I’ve been busy crunching numbers and digesting journals in the recent weeks, so much that I didn’t have much time to open Google Wave invitation that has been sitting idle in my inbox for long. Well, today I did, after the majority of my loads are off of the list.

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Google Wave’s fun factor depends on the number of friends (or family and colleagues) you have in your contact list. Only those with Google Wave account can hop on your communication wagon.

The interface design is pretty good, but it is still not intuitive enough for beginners to discover what they can do with it and how to do it. Perhaps mimicking typical email interface to something that is revolved around the complexity of Google Wave isn’t a good idea afterall.

Judging by the performance, Google Wave isn’t that great when it’s running on my Safari; It ran slower as soon as I opened Google Wave. Aside from that, there’s really nothing much to comment at this moment…

Still, Google Wave is an interesting communication concept that works pretty decent at its preview stage; It worth trying and exploring. I feel excited imagining a streamlined communication and collaboration for work and leisure. Not to mention the amount of reducible paperwork if this streamlined communication works well.

Why don’t you take Google Wave a spin yourself and see how you like it? I do still have some Google Wave preview invitations left. Drop me a line if you wanna get one.

If you know fun ways to use Google Wave, drop me a line, leave a comment below, or wave me directly.

Earth Hour 2009

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Earth Hour starts at 8.30 tonight! The Merlion, Fullerton, Esplanade, Singapore Flyer as well as major buildings and shopping malls are taking part.  Will you?

Visit the official Earth Hour’s website for Singapore to read related articles about this event and see Sydney, Hong Kong, Beijing, New Delhi, Athens, Berlin, Paris, London, Madrid and New York among other cities of the world take part in Earth Hour 2009; Catch the iconic buildings and landmarks in the dark.

New Zealanders are now having their Earth Hour. Follow the tweet as Earth Hour

2019 Future Vision Montage

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What possibilities do technology and computer may bring to our world in 2019? Environmentally sustainable computing? Natural gesture-operated computer? Voice recognition, translation, and voice speech on the fly? The possibilities are endless.

Watch this exciting and inspiring montage clip to see our world in 2019 through the vision of the folks in Microsoft.