Archive for January, 2007

TechnoArt Bike at Cambridge Science Festival

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

TechnoArt bike, pink TechnoArt Bike, AI Lab frame TechnoArt bike, Yellow

Have you ever wished if there was an easy way for converting your ideas and designs to real objects by taking advantage of the latest technologies? The TechnoArt Bike is a high-tech effort, with a touch of art, by Dr. Ali Taalebinezhaad as a proof-of-concept of his patented process for realizing even complex designs.

His work was featured in the Science & Innovation section of Boston Globe Newspaper on April 16, 2007.  The TechnoArt Bike will be showcased at the grand finally event of Cambridge Science Festival on Science & Technolgy:

Saturday, April 28, 2007
12pm-5pm 
MIT Stata Center
(32 Vassar St., Cambridge, MA 02139).

The TechnoArt Bike is designed in a CAD system and then automatically cut out of polycarbonate transparent sheets (Lexan) by a waterjet machine which uses CAD files as input. (At MIT dxf file from CAD is used by Omax for creating cutting path file for water-Jet.) These cut-out pieces are designed to easily lock into each other without any bolts and  nuts.

The TechnoArt Bike looks like a glass-made art sculpture in the first glance but it is indeed a fully functional bike which is built using very advanced manufacturing processes. It is packed with many electro-mechanical devices from magnet-induced lights to electronic radio and many thing else in between. This unique design will be on public display for the first time and only for one afternoon as a part of the upcoming Science Festival in Cambridge on Saturday, April 28, 2007 at MIT Stata Center. Young, old, techie, and non-techies can enjoy and benefit from this special exhibit.

Ordinary people would not need to spend a fortune to a manufacturer or be a machinist guru to build their own dream designs. Such innovative processes allow them to make their dreams come true easily. The same way that word processor and weblogs changed the world of typing and publication as we knew it,  our invotive production process can revolutionarize design productions for common people.  

Full Bike, Front View Bike Front Fork Bike rack, top view Bike Rear Frame

You can see more detailed pictures of the TechnoArt Bike at TechnoArt Photo Gallery.

Origin of the Eunuchs Operating System!

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007
Ron is not a typical American; he adores Iran, Iranians and has studied Middle Eastern cultures; besides, he has a great sense of humor. This is the chapter one of his recent work called:“The World According to Ron” .
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Origin of the Eunuchs Operating System!

The ancient Middle East played an important role in the early development of the modern computer. Centuries ago, kings would employ the services of a certain type of men, called eunuchs, to guard their harem, or wives, from intruders. These eunuchs mingled freely among the kings wives and were free to cavort carnally with them. The king would have no fear of his eunuchs impregnating any of his wives and eliminating any possibility of producing an illegal heir to the throne. These eunuchs, of course, were castrated.

Some of them were such good singers with a mellow high voice the king would ask them to sing for him. They eventually became known in the musical world as Castratos. Later, Vienna would learn of these men with a beautiful voice and began using the idea of Castratos by having young boys castrated before reaching puberty. This procedure kept the boys’ voices artificially high, even as they grew past the age when their voices would normally lower. They became known as the world famous Vienna Boys Sausages that sang extremely well.

So, it is told, the ancient kings of Babylon unwittingly began using the Eunuchs Operating System in their palace. The rest of us have to use a similar but problematic Microsoft software family. Microsoft, nothing but the best helps keep your hardware from running smoothly.

نمایش مد مانتو در تهران

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007
Iranian Model in colorful outfit
مدلی در نمایشگاه مد مانتوهای زنانه درتهران، دیماه 1385

Woman Fashion Show in Tehran

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

      Iranian Model in colorful outfit       

A model at Tehran Fasion Show in Jan. 2007.

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A Unique Yalda History & Culture Presentation

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

English Version:

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Watch this unique Yalda presentation to learn about another cultural icon of Iran. You can download this presentation and its instructional README file from the Yalda page of Shirin site:

http://www.shirin-center.org/yalda/yaldaEnglish.pps

نمایش ویژه تاریخی-فرهنگی یلدا

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007
Yalda Persian presentation icon     

فایل این نمایش وفایل توضیحات طرز استفاده از آنرا میتوانید از صفحه یلدای سایت شیرین بگیرید

http://www.shirin-center.org/yalda/yaldaPersian.pps

http://www.shirin-center.org/yalda/persianREADME.html

Raha and TechnoArt bike

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

Hi my name is Raha. This is a picture of a bike that my dad made out of plexiglass. It’s equiped with a radio, lights and everyhting in between. You can even ride it!

me and my bike

How to use Shirin Blog?

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

Please keep the follwoing points in mind while browsing the “Shirin Blog” at http://shirin.mit.edu/blog

1. ALL the posts/entries are listed in the chronological order, and the newest entry will be shown first.

2. Only the lastest 10 posts will be shown when you open the above page. However, you can see the ramaining posts by clicking on the “Previous Entries” at the bottom-left side of that page.

3. Anybody can access and view Shirin Blog entries from anywhere in the world. However, you need “Username” and “Password” if you want to add comments or create new entries/posts.

4. By clicking on the “Catagories” listed in the right column of the Shirin Blog page, you can view only the specific material you are looking for. For example, clicking on “Technology” lists all the entries related to Technology.

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5. You can also choose to view only the entries in a specific month by selecting it from the list in “Archieve” section in the right column. See the previous figure.

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What is the use of Shirin Blog?

Monday, January 29th, 2007

This  weblog is a website that you can add your posts (news, thoughts, peoms, photos, …) to at anytime from anywhere in the world. It is like an electronic newsletter which you can immediately publish for anyone in the world to see. It also givs you the ability to leave comments about other people’s enteries on this site. All of your comments and posts will be annonymous unless you decide to sign them by your nickname or real name.

For taking advantage of this powerful tool join the “Shirin Blog” as described in the next post titled “How to join Shirin Blog?“.
For more information about blog and its history please see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog

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How to join Shirin Blog?

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

To join Shirin Blog take the following simple steps: 

1. Go to Register page and register by choosing a “username” for yourself.

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2. Enter your CORRECT email address because your machine generated “password” will be sent to this address!

3. Use your username/password to login!

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After your first login, enter your name and any other info you like and change your password here. Done!

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Now, you can add comments, post new entries, or even upload images. Read the following Howto’s in this regard.

Engjoy!

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