Monday, January 31, 2011

Really Funny!!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

In this pulse-pounding eco-thriller, a crack team of divers, activists and special effects experts infiltrate a secret cove in Japan to expose one of history's most shocking and unimaginable crimes against nature. Winner of the Audience Award at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

I recently watched this- It is horrific and cruel to kill such highly intelligent peaceful dolphins.

"The shot of the wall, cause it is like ironic." lol

Thursday, January 27, 2011

How did I miss this video?!?!?!?!

I just stumbled on this video from 2009, how I missed this I am not quite sure, but this video makes this T-shirt I recently picked up at Buffalo ..Exchange SO MUCH more amazing

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

That's so gangsta

..Failure is not falling down, you fail when you don't get back up.


British engineer designs his own heart valve implant and saves own life

Self-Designed Heart Implant
The Engineer

In 2000, Tal Golesworthy, a British engineer, was told that he suffers from Marfan syndrome, a disorder of the connective tissue that often causes rupturing of the aorta. The only solution then available was the pairing of a mechanical valve and a highly risky blood thinner. To an engineer like Golesworthy, that just wasn't good enough. So he constructed his own implant that does the job better than the existing solution--and became the first patient to try it.

The existing fix, called the Bentall surgery, requires a five-hour invasive slice-and-dice and a heart-lung bypass, after which the damaged part of the aorta is cut out and replaced with a graft and mechanical valve. But Golesworthy saw an opportunity instead of despair: Nobody had thought to use more modern technologies, namely combining MRI tests with computer-aided design tools and new rapid prototyping techniques. Golesworthy saw a chance to create an implant that would support itself and reduce the chance of blood clots, thus eliminating the need to take that dangerous blood thinner.

In two years of work, Golesworthy discovered that the hardest part of creating this new implant wasn't the actual design or construction--it was securing reliable measurements. The movement of the heart and other organs made it so different perspectives yielded totally different measurements. Luckily, the team figured out that a scan at one specific point in the cardiac cycle gave them the dimensions they needed.

The final product is constructed of polyethylene terephthalate, a standard medical plastic, and weighs less than 5g. It can be sutured directly into place by a surgeon at relatively low cost. The results speak for themselves: Golesworthy was the first recipient of his own creation, and since then, 23 others have taken the plunge, with more on the waiting list. Golesworthy sees this as not just a victory for Marfan sufferers, but a message to the medical community: "They are all biologists and medics, and they need process engineers," he said. Golesworthy wants a greater collaboration amongst the medical community and engineers, who could see solutions the doctors and biologists can't. Hopefully the medical community is listening--he's his own proof, after all.

SprintCam v3 NAB 2009 showreel from David Coiffier on Vimeo.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Pictures I took when my friend Monica and I went
and checked out the new exhibit at DAM
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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Monday, January 3, 2011

Back alleys (Denver)

I wandered around Denver taking pictures of back alleys and this is what I found...

I call this one- "Urban Waterfall" ;-)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Apres ski party (New Viceroy Aspen/snowmass)

Pretty sweet entrance

Me and the DJ- another fellow New Yorker

MORE PURPLE PEOPLE- I really don't think there is enough purple going on and someone get me a drink

White "snowballs"

Ice bar

Ceviche in carved ice shots

Stoli time

Rack of lamb

About to strip down and get this pool party started

Peace love and redbull vodkas

In the middle of a snowball fight

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