Saturday, September 8, 2012

World´s First Invisible Door Lock - Essence by VingCard

VingCard Elsafe Introduces “Essence by VingCard”, the World´s First Invisible Door Lock.

World leader in hotel locking solutions once again revolutionizes the hotel industry with debut of the ultimate in minimalistic locking solutions.

VingCard Elsafe, the global leader in hospitality security and part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, today announced the introduction of “Essence by VingCard,” an entirely new concept in locking design and technology, patent pending. Essence takes minimalism to the extreme, eliminating all lock hardware on the door by encasing all electronic components inside the door itself and making security virtually invisible to hotel guests.

Although undetectable on the door exterior, Essence by VingCard integrates VingCard Elsafe’s most advanced contactless locking solutions into the interior electronics, including Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Near Field Communication (NFC) compatible locking technologies. Essence by VingCard is was unveiled in HITEC 2012, the world’s largest hospitality technology show, took place on June 25th–28th at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Since the advent of electronic security, hotel door locks have presented a challenge to hotel design professionals, such as architects and interior designers, who are tasked with blending the lock hardware into the hotel d├ęcor. Even though lock manufacturers have made strides in recent years by minimizing the lock hardware and incorporating new technologies such as RFID and NFC, a visible card reader has remained on the door exterior, giving hotels a distinctly commercial feel in the hallway. Essence by VingCard eliminates that challenge, hiding the locking components from the user and allowing designers to align the guestroom doors with the current trend toward a more residential look in hotel design, while proving the ultimate in security technology.

VingCard Elsafe is the world leader in developing locking systems, electronic in-room safes and energy management solutions for the hospitality industry, offering user-friendly systems that meet the unique operational needs of hotels and resorts. Since introducing the first world’s first recodable lock in 1979, VingCard Elsafe, has continued to “Stay First” in the in the industry with the continuous development of forward-thinking security solutions.

23 Interesting Facts About the Film - Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo is an American computer-animated comedy-drama film written and directed by Andrew Stanton, released by Walt Disney Pictures on May 30, 2003, and the fifth film produced by Pixar Animation Studios.

It tells the story of the overly protective clownfish Marlin who, along with a regal tang named Dory, searches for his abducted son Nemo in Sydney Harbour. Along the way, Marlin learns to take risks and to let Nemo take care of himself. It is Pixar's first movie to be released in cinemas in the northern hemisphere summer. The film received extremely positive reviews and won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Here, we have collected 23 curious and interesting facts about this blockbuster movie. Take a look...

15 Interesting Facts About Smiles And Laughter

Smiling is an universal language that is understood by everyone despite culture, race, or religion; it is internationally known. Cross-cultural studies have shown that smiling is a means of communicating emotions throughout the world even though there are large differences between different cultures. Smile often and the people around you will literally feel like a million bucks. Everyone loves the quote that “laughter is the best medicine,” and it's indeed true in real life. In fact, smiling can boost your mood and even your immune system. Now let's take a look at some more facts about smiles...

1. Forcing yourself to smile can boost your mood

Psychologists have found that even if you’re in bad mood, you can instantly lift your spirits by forcing yourself to smile.

2. It boosts your immune system

Smiling really can improve your physical health, too. Your body is more relaxed when you smile, which contributes to good health and a stronger immune system.

3. Smiles are contagious

It’s not just a saying: smiling really is contagious, scientists say. In a study conducted in Sweden, people had difficulty frowning when they looked at other subjects who were smiling, and their muscles twitched into smiles all on their own.

4. Smiles Relieve Stress

Your body immediately releases endorphins when you smile, even when you force it. This sudden change in mood will help you feel better and release stress.

5. It’s easier to smile than to frown

Scientists have discovered that your body has to work harder and use more muscles to frown than it does to smile.

6. It’s a universal sign of happiness

While hand shakes, hugs, and bows all have varying meanings across cultures, smiling is known around the world and in all cultures as a sign of happiness and acceptance.

7. We still smile at work

While we smile less at work than we do at home, 30% of subjects in a research study smiled five to 20 times a day, and 28% smiled over 20 times per day at the office.

8. Smiles use from 5 to 53 facial muscles

Just smiling can require your body to use up to 53 muscles, but some smiles only use 5 muscle movements.

9. Babies are born with the ability to smile

 Babies learn a lot of behaviors and sounds from watching the people around them, but scientists believe that all babies are born with the ability, since even blind babies smile.

10. Smiling helps you get promoted

Smiles make a person seem more attractive, sociable and confident, and people who smile more are more likely to get a promotion.

11. Smiles are the most easily recognizable facial expression

People can recognize smiles from up to 300 feet away, making it the most easily recognizable facial expression.

12. Women smile more than men

Generally, women smile more than men, but when they participate in similar work or social roles, they smile the same amount. This finding leads scientists to believe that gender roles are quite flexible. Boy babies, though, do smile less than girl babies, who also make more eye contact.

13. Smiles are more attractive than makeup

A research study conducted by Orbit Complete discovered that 69% of people find women more attractive when they smile than when they are wearing makeup.

14. There are 19 different types of smiles

UC-San Francisco researcher identified 19 types of smiles and put them into two categories: polite “social” smiles which engage fewer muscles, and sincere “felt” smiles that use more muscles on both sides of the face.

15. Babies start smiling as newborns

Most doctors believe that real smiles occur when babies are awake at the age of four-to-six weeks, but babies start smiling in their sleep as soon as they’re born.

Giant Floating Prison in New York City

The Vernon C. Bain Center ( VCBC ) is an 800-bed jail barge used to hold inmates for New York City as part of the New York City Department of Corrections as part of the vast Rikers Island jail complex. Built in New Orleans for $161 million and brought to New York in 1992 to reduce overcrowding in the island's land-bound buildings for a lower price under a David Dinkins-led crime initiative, it is designed to handle inmates from medium- to maximum-security in 16 dormitories and 100 cells. Due to the facility being on the water, a minimum of three maritime crew is maintained under Coast Guard regulations.

It was opened in 1992 and was named for Vernon C. Bain, a warden who died in a car accident. In the same accident, Officer Theresa M. Brown and her nine year old daughter Tracy Hope Diaz were severely injured. It has been used by the city of New York, as a prison, but has also temporarily held juvenile inmates. Now let's take a look at some more photo of this unique prison in water... 

Creative And Amazing Camouflaged Cell Phone Towers

Camouflage is a set of methods of concealment that allows something to remain unnoticed by blending with their environment or by resembling something else. Camouflage is used mostly by animals and in military to avoid been spotted by enemies. But that's not it, Nowadays it's also used by some innovative cellphone company's to install mobile phone towers which is camouflaged to resemble mostly like a tree or a post. Here we have compiled some of creative and unique camouflaged cell Phone towers form around the world. Take a look...