Monday, April 30, 2012

USA The New World Trade Center in New York.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

USA The New World Trade Center in New York.

Soaring above the city at 1,776 feet, One World Trade Center will be America's tallest building - and an indelible New York landmark. Designed by David M. Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the 2.6-million-square-foot building will include office space, an observation deck, world-class restaurants, and broadcast and antennae facilities.

Begun by Silverstein Properties in April 2006 and taken over by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, construction has accelerated in the last year.   

An expansive public lobby will be topped by a series of mechanical floors, comprising the base level of 1WTC.  Above this base will be sixty-nine office floors, including two television broadcast floors, mechanical floors, and two restaurants. Atop this, there will be an observation deck and a glass-metal parapet. The crown of the project is a communications platform and a 408-foot, cable-stayed antenna, designed in collaboration with artist Kenneth Snelson.  

Sustainable design is central to One WTC's development, integrating renewable energy, interior daylighting, reuse of rainwater, and recycled construction debris and materials. The below-grade concourses will include approximately 55,000 square feet of retail space and connect to an extensive transportation network.  

One WTC will incorporate advanced life-safety systems that exceed New York City building code requirements. From structural redundancy to dense fireproofing to biochemical filters, it will create a new standard for high-rise buildings. Extra-wide pressurized stairs, multiple backups on emergency lighting, and concrete protection for all sprinklers will ensure optimal firefighter access. Exits are designed to ensure easy evacuation, and all safety systems will be encased in the core wall, with the enhanced elevators.  

Safe, sustainable, artistically dynamic - One WTC will stand as a shining beacon for New York's transformed Downtown.    

The second tallest of the WTC towers, 2 World trade Center (200 Greenwich Street) will create a bold addition to the New York skyline. Designed by Foster and Partners, its sparkling glazed crystalline with a diamond-shaped summit will salute the memorial below, 

  At 1,349 feet, 2 WTC tower will contain five levels of retail; four trading floors; 60 office floors -- a of total 3.1 million rentable square feet; and a 67-foot-high office lobby. Its eight entrances will allow access at street level, below-grade at the WTC Transportation Hub, and at the retail area. A typical office area will vary in size from 41,000 to 45,000 rentable square feet of space. Trading floors will be 65,000 square feet.  

2 WTC's central cruciform core - steel encased in reinforced concrete - will provide the structural backbone to the tower. Its safety systems will exceed New York City building code and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey requirements, and  it will seek to to achieve the LEED Gold standard for energy efficiency.  

 2 World Trade Center will be a powerful statement of hope as we look to the future. Its height celebrates the spirit of the city and the diamond shape top will be a crowning landmark in Manhattan.s new skyline  .

3 World Trade Center - Greenwich Street View.

3 World Trade Center is a bold design by Pritzker Prize winning architect Richard Rogers. Rising eighty stories, 3WTC will include 2.8 million square feet of office space spread across 53 floors and five trading floors.  Office levels will range from 29,000 to 44,000 square feet, and trading floors will include 68,000 square feet of space  3WTC will have five levels of retail at and below grade.

The tower will consist of a reinforced concrete core with steel structure outside the core, and be clad in an external structural steel frame. Its safety systems will exceed New York City building code and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey requirements, and  it will seek to achieve the LEED Gold standard for energy efficiency.      

4 World Trade Center at 150 Greenwich Street will face directly onto the World Trade Center (WTC) Memorial Park from the west. Rising 977 feet from street level, it will be the fourth-tallest skyscraper on the WTC site. Designed by Maki and Associates, the 72-story tower is intended to assume a quiet but dignified presence at the site while also serving to enliven the immediate urban environment as part of the redevelopment efforts of downtown New York.

The podium of 4 WTC consists of two retail levels below grade, ground floor, and three levels above grade. The remaining floors are set aside for commercial offices, totaling 2.3 million rentable square feet. One third of the office space is slated to become the new headquarters of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The tower portion of the building will accommodate office spaces in two distinctly shaped floor plates. The lower- and mid-rise sections, floors 7 through 46, will feature a typical floor plate size of 44,000 rentable square feet in the shape of a parallelogram echoing the configuration of the site. These floors will be served by two elevator banks, each equipped with eight cars and one elevator bank with six cars. The high-rise section of the tower, from floors 48 to 63, will feature a trapezoidal floor plate measuring 34,000 rentable square feet. The trapezoid will be shaped and fluted to open toward the tip of Manhattan and triangulated from the lower floors to face 1 World Trade Center. These floors will be served by two elevator banks, each with six cars. Both office floor plans contain a central core with a 45-foot span on the west side facing the memorial, as well as on the north and south. The east side has a 35-foot lease span. The project will also provide access to Wall Street and the central PATH terminal.

Building Systems

The building will feature many structural enhancements, including a reinforced concrete core and columns with steel girders and beams. Safety systems will be designed to exceed New York City building code and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey requirements. Designed in accordance with the highest energy efficiency standards, 150 Greenwich Street will seek to achieve the Gold standard under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Located on the southernmost portion of the World Trade Center (WTC) site, 5 World Trade Center will be developed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  In September 2006, as part of the Master Redevelopment Agreement for the World Trade Center site, the Port Authority assumed responsibility for construction of this tower.

Designed by the architectural firm of Kohn Pederson Fox, it will stand on the site currently occupied by the remains of the Deutsche Bank building, which was irreparably damaged by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The 40-story building's decontamination process began in early 2006, when crews from Bovis Lend Lease erected scaffolding and elevator hoists and installed new netting around the exterior. Interior abatement followed, and included environmental cleaning and removal of all interior surfaces and non-structural elements in the building.

The actual floor-by-floor deconstruction commenced in March 2007, but was suspended after a fire on August 18, 2007 that damaged floors 13 through 18. At the time, the building had been deconstructed to the 26th floor; the search for potential human remains in the building concluded in early June 2007.

The tower was deemed structurally sound immediately after the fire, and soon the project managers instituted several safety improvements. They included repairing the fire standpipe, using fire-resistant materials and equipment, rebuilding safety structures, centralizing the negative-air-pressure and electric controls, and improving emergency access and egress points.

The city’s stop-work order was lifted at 130 Liberty Street in April 2008, and decontamination resumed in May 2008 with constant fire department and environmental oversight and monitoring. Crews wrapped up abatement in September 2009, with deconstruction resumed in November 2009. 

7 World Trade Center (WTC) marks the gateway to the new WTC and heralds the spirit of redevelopment and renewal in downtown Manhattan. Opened in May 2006, the rebuilt 52-story, 1.7-million-square-foot office tower is now fully leased, with a tenant directory that includes  Moody's Corporation, WestLB, New York Academy of Sciences, Wilmer Hale, Ameriprise Financial, BMI, Silverstein Properties, and Mansueto Ventures, publisher of Fast Company and Inc. magazines. The building is developed, owned, and managed by Silverstein Properties.

Located at 250 Greenwich Street and bound by Greenwich, Vesey, Washington, and Barclay Streets, the 741-foot-tall structure contains 42 column-free, tenant floors, each averaging 40,000 square feet and starting on the 10th floor. The lower floors of 7 WTC are dedicated to building mechanical facilities and a Con Edison substation that supplies electrical service to downtown Manhattan.

Sustainable Design

Sustainable design is among the most important initiatives at 7 WTC. The U.S. Green Building Council, which has developed the nation's only common standard of measurement for a "green" building, certified the tower at gold status for core and shell development under its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-rating system, making it the first green commercial office building in New York City.

Artistic Collaboration

Artist and MacArthur Fellow James Carpenter worked with David Childs and the SOM team to design the exterior podium wall and its lighting. Inside, the building lobby features a site-specific installation by acclaimed conceptual artist Jenny Holzer. The work is an animated-text installation of prose and poetry that scrolls across a glowing 65-foot-wide, 14-foot-high glass wall behind the reception desk.

Public Space

The triangular park at 7 WTC, situated between the now-extended Greenwich Street and West Broadway, creates public open space and provides light and views in a previously congested area. The park, designed by landscape architect Ken Smith, consists of a central open plaza with a fountain and flanking groves of trees and shrubs. At the center of the park, solid marble benches surround a 30-foot-wide fountain with jets of water. Featured in the fountain area is a sculpture by renowned artist Jeff Koons, Balloon Flower (Red).

Construction System

Among its many building enhancements, 7 WTC has a reinforced concrete core and a steel superstructure. Safety systems exceed New York City building code and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey requirements and are expected to form the basis for future high-rise building codes. Tishman Construction Corporation served as construction manager for 7 WTC.

Source: wtc

Ecuador: Pacific Refinery negotiations building funds from China, advancing.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Ecuador: Pacific Refinery negotiations building funds from China, advancing.

Negotiations for China's participation in the Pacific Refinery , Ecuador and Venezuela plan to build, are being finalized and will convert the Chinese shareholders of the work, said Monday in Brasilia Foreign Minister of Ecuador. 

"They are virtually complete agreement" for China's participation in the refinery, as well as funding from that country to Ecuador, said Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño.

 "In relation to the refinery in the Pacific, we are very happy to know a great willingness of China to participate in the financing, possibly as a shareholder," Patiño said, noting that "China is keen to petroleum." 

"We are hopeful that this participation actually materialize (in China) and we can begin construction firm in the coming months" of the refinery, Ecuadorian and Venezuelan initiative, he said. 

After a meeting with his Brazilian counterpart, Antonio Patriota, Patiño reported that the refinery was opened to participation by other countries and said there Brazilian companies interested in preparing the ground, referring to the big builders in the country.

 The plant, at a cost of about 10 000 million dollars, will have a capacity to refine 300 000 barrels of oil a day. There is still no date for the start of its operations. Through loans and advance sale of oil, from Ecuador to China, has found its main source of funding, after which in 2008 declared a moratorium on part of its external commercial debt, which repurchased at a discount.

Source: ElComercio Ecuador More information:refineria del pacifico

Peru: M.D Oscar Patiño wins gold for his invention, created a device that facilitates the process of tracheotomy.

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On the video he is saying: Why the actual device causes side effects after a tracheotomy not letting you speak , bleeds you, suffering pain? So, He created a new device which is not inserted at all , but holds on your trachea without side effects.

Peru: M.D Oscar Patiño wins gold for his invention, created a device that facilitates the process of tracheotomy.

Oscar Patino (72) created a device that facilitates the process of tracheotomy.He was awarded next with a nuclear power plant projects and a Korean university

As we reported yesterday (, was not one but two Peruvian participants in theWorld of Inventions held in Geneva under the auspices of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Which gained great notoriety was Sixto Ramos (65), a blind engineer who won bronze in the mechanical category for his "force multiplier system."

But he had not spoken much so far is the second national competitor, the surgeon Oscar Patino Melgar, 72, who earned the right to show his invention in Switzerland after winning the 2011 national contest with inventions Indecopi an ingenious device.

Patiño Melgar, Almenara hospital doctor, developed the "* Cannula tracheotomy *", which allows the process of tracheostomy a safe, less complicated and without causing damage to the airways. After participating in the five days of the exhibition in Geneva, Oscar Patino was awarded the gold medal in Class M, ie in the category medicine.


"We had hoped but not much optimism, frankly, because monsters competing with Asian and European universities," says the Peruvian doctor via the telephone line. And no wonder, because those "monsters" had extremely valuable creations but as important as yours.

The "trach" was awarded in its category with a project of the Russian nuclear power to detect disease and another invention from the University of South Korea that allows early detection of glaucoma. "It is my honor to have won the same distinction that these large institutions," he said with humility and pride.

"At the show competed thousand inventions from around the world and in the category of medicine were more than 100" Well said in a statement excited. "Most competitors were prestigious universities or recognized groups very famous," he said. Before them all, won the invention of surgical surgeon.


Patino, who has worked for many years as Head of Head and Neck Guillermo Almenara Hospital, said his invention was created because of the paradox that life-saving tracheostomy but after a while hurts your health. "The patient can not swallow or speak normally and produce anatomical injuries," he said.

This happens, he explains, because the tube must always be within the trachea."So what I did was to develop a device that no longer goes into the tracheal tube but is fixed in the anterior wall of the trachea, so that it is impossible to produce internal injury and the patient can eat and speak without risk" he said.


The Directorate of Inventions and New Technologies of Indecopi awarded last March 6 the utility model patent for "tracheotomy cannula," Dr. Oscar Patino.

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SONY Hayabusa (LT29i) next Android smartphone, with a 7m.m case.

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SONY Hayabusa (LT29i) next Android smartphone, with a  a 7m.m case.

 Said to be powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the LT29i, aka the Hayabusa, is pegged with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset with an upgraded graphics processor unit. The battery is listed as being 2,200mAh, which puts it slightly above most of today's Android smartphones. As impressive as this all sounds, consider that Sony is rumored to squeeze this into a 7mm case.

What's more, BriefMobile is reporting that the LT29i will feature a 4.55-inch 720p HD display and boast a 13-megapixel camera with high dynamic range video. For Sony it would be its largest screen and highest-resolution camera so far. 

Expected price of 493 euros ($650 U.S.)

Source: xperia blog

Nokia 808 PureView shot with full 41 Mpxls on HD. See the full picture. Video.

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Nokia 808 PureView  shot with full 41 Mpxls on HD. See the full picture.Video.

This film was made using the Nokia 808 PureView: Turn "I wish I had a good camera" moments into beautiful detailed photos and Full HD movies. 

Nokia has a fresh two-minute spot for its PureView 808 smartphone. It was filmed using the device's jaw-dropping 41-megapixel camera.

It can capture images in either 5-, 8- or 38-megapixels, as well as record and play video in full 1080p resolution. The phone is available only in Europe. No word on when it hits the U.S.

Microsoft joint venture with Barnes&Nobles investing $300 million. To ditch Android for Windows 8 ?

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Microsoft joint venture with Barnes&Nobles investing $300 million. To ditch Android for Windows  8 ?

The plan is to spin out the "Nook" e-reader business from Barnes & Noble, along with its College business.

Microsoft's $300 million investment is worth a 17% stake in the new company, which means it's valued at $1.7 billion.

Amusingly, Barnes & Noble's entire market cap was $792 million at the time of the investment.

Barnes & Noble's stock is up 80% in pre-market trading
Barnes & Noble will own the rest of the company, and the new tablet focused company will still have a relationship with Barnes & Noble bookstores.

In January Barnes & Noble announced that it was exploring options to spin out its Nook business. At the time it appeared as though the Nook business was unprofitable. Barnes & Noble said sales of the Nook Touch were worse than expected and investment in the Nook business is dragging on earnings.

There's a lot to unpack here. Here are some of the things to think about:

Microsoft now has a stake in a company that is on a path to become a rival. The Nook Tablet, much like the Kindle Fire, is an entry level tablet. We doubt this new company is going to settle for making just Nook e-readers and entry level tablets. Eventually it will have a full blown tablet that rivals Windows 8 tablets.

Nook has forked Android for its tablet operating system. Again, this means Microsoft is investing in a rival platform, unless the new Nook company plans to ditch Android and use Windows 8 for its tablets. That seems unlikely. We assume it would take a lot of work to rebuild the code from scratch.

However nothing on that way, is impossible.

Microsoft and Barnes & Noble were in patent lawsuits until recently. They've settle their patent disputes and are now partners.

This is Microsoft's mode of operation lately. It is really into partnering with companies. Look at its deals with Facebook, Nokia, and now Barnes & Noble. It's much better than trying to build out an e-book business.

Microsoft saves Barnes & Noble's Nook business.

Latests Rumors: Apple´s NFC patent suggest it will be on iPhone 5.

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Latests Rumors: Apple´s NFC patent suggest it will be on iPhone 5.

This is a list of features and specifications we made on our before post of iPhone 5 rumors :

Features and specifications:

1. iPhone 5 Form Factor Could Be Bigger Than iPhone 4S?
2. iPhone 5 Could Come With Retina display.?
3. iPhone 5 Could Have A Quad-Core Processor (A5X ?)
4. iPhone 5 Could Have 4G / LTE Capability?
5. More Gesture-based – No Home Button.?
6. iPhone 5 Features – Storage Capacity up to 64GB, Battery Problems fixed and iOS 6 ?
7. Fire-proof iPhone?
8. Wireless Charging?
9. NFC Payment ?
10. iPhone 5 and Nano-SIM?

As you can observe on number 9.- NFC payment is on our list of possible features to come on the iPhone 5.

Patently Apple last week spotted a new patent (above pic) for gifting media purchased in iTunes from one user to another, using NFC or email to secure the exchange. The patent offers solutions which will let users share iTunes Playlists (at a cost) and also describes ways in which you will be able to pass your gifted track or album to others just by waving your iPhone near theirs. And yes, this also relates to other forms of media content.

The patents suggest Apple's assembling all the pieces it needs to introduce a range of NFC-supporting services when it does eventually field NFC support within iOS devices.

Given that whispers from within the NFC industry strongly suggest the company will introduce support for the (albeit fragmented) standard within the iPhone 5. The only hope is that Apple will choose to support both US and European implementations of NFC when it does. 

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LTE: Intel and Huawei team up for LTE TDD solutions.

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LTE: Intel and Huawei team up for LTE TDD solutions.

Huawei announced a partnership with Intel to “advance the development of interoperability testing and deployment of LTE TDD solutions.”

In a statement, it was said that the venture will “utilise Huawei’s expertise in LTE TDD network infrastructure technologies and Intel’s innovative and cost-optimised mobile communications platforms to expedite the maturity and development of LTE TDD.”

It was noted that by connecting directly to the Huawei infrastructure, Intel will be able to carry out end-to-end testing of its mobile platforms in a real life environment. The companies will set up a joint lab in China to support the test and implementation of TD-LTE technology.

Intel's determination to succeed in TD-LTE technology is unsurprising, given its previous backing of rival technology WiMAX, which failed to achieve mainstream commercial success. 

TD-LTE technology uses the same spectrum bands as WiMAX, and is being deployed by many operators which had previously committed to WiMAX. Meanwhile the deal strengthens Huawei's mobile broadband network offering, as the Chinese vendor attempts to compete with number one player Ericsson.

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