Sunday, 23 November 2014

About Harbor Island

Magnificent Island Estates open water view home. Custom built to the highest standards in 1999, this 6,420 sq ft, five bedroom, three full and two half bath Mediterranean masterpiece will fulfill all of your waterfront dreams. As you enter, you are immersed in the grandeur of the architecture and finishes of the foyer which showcases marble floors, double staircase, soaring ceiling and a crystal chandelier. Your eyes are then drawn to the two story windows of the great room beyond framing the incredible view of the calm ICW waters. The great room's view is complimented by stately columns, a gas fireplace and two story volume ceilings. The open-concept chef's kitchen and breakfast room have views of the open water and large covered lanai with outdoor kitchen. Just off the kitchen is the formal dining room and a cozy living room. The expansive master bedroom features a gas fireplace and a wall of windows with open water views. The master bath is a luxurious expression of marble and glass with dual sinks, jetted spa tub and separate shower. An office and high-tech media room round off the first floor. The game room opens to the great room and a balcony overlooking the ICW. The fitness room has water views and a sauna. Four generous guest bedrooms are perfect for family or visitors. The waterfront features a dock with 15,000 lb boatlift and covered boat slip for 50+ ft boat. This incredible estate also features a three-car garage and whole house sound system.


  • Boat Ramp / Boat Dock
  • Fireplace(s)
  • Game Room
  • Gym
  • Office
  • Boat Slip
  • Media Room / Home Theater
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • 3 Car Garage
  • View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Luxury Defined


 Price $ 3,800,000, Clearwater, Florida - 3233

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Gehry Buildings

Every project undertaken by Gehry Partners is designed personally and directly by Frank Gehry. All of the resources of the firm and the extensive experience of the firm’s partners are available to assist in the design effort and to carry this effort forward through technical development and construction administration. The firm relies on the use of Digital Project, a sophisticated 3D computer modeling program originally created for use by the aerospace industry, to thoroughly document designs and to rationalize the bidding, fabrication, and construction processes.
The partners in Gehry Partners, LLP are: Frank Gehry, Brian Aamoth, John Bowers, Anand Devarajan, Jennifer Ehrman, Berta Gehry, Meaghan Lloyd, David Nam, Tensho Takemori, Laurence Tighe & Craig Webb.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Creatively Decorated Homes

Living room with purple statement chairs

An eye for color and clever juxtaposition, honed over a lifetime immersed in interior design, informs the creative decoration of this Victorian London home. The lofty living room is one end of the open-plan space that forms the middle floor. To make the most of the natural light, the owner has used low-level furnishings, carefully placed so the space feels open and airy. Pink linen-upholstered Gio Ponti chairs and purple suede stools add soft hits of color.

Our Designer's Choice

Monday, 14 April 2014

Unlock Your Dream Home

Velvet chairs in blue

Inspired by designer David Hicks's striking combinations of colors, patterns and eras, the blue velvet chairs are used to focus on the 1960s Danish dining table, while emphasizing the distinctive artworks...

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Monday, 27 January 2014

Google buys UK artificial intelligence start-up DeepMind

 Google has bought UK start-up DeepMind for a reported $400m (£242m), making the artificial intelligence firm its largest European acquisition so far. DeepMind was founded by 37-year-old neuroscientist and former teenage chess prodigy Demis Hassabis, along with Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman.

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Saturday, 7 December 2013

Dark Blue Bath

A shower-bath can be a brilliant solution, allowing you to enjoy a full-size shower and a full-size bath in a single piece of sanitaryware. ...So where bath length may be an issue, such as in this space under the eaves, look for designs that are shorter and wider then a conventional bath, but still have the same capacity. 
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Monday, 25 November 2013

Botanical Inspired

Take inspiration from the outdoors by decorating your living room with a pretty mix of botanical-themed fabrics and artwork. Here, simple silver gilt frames have been hung in a symmetrical arrangement to give the space a calm, orderly feel. The antique, sepia tone of the prints is punctuated by the deep green shade on the walls. Don't be afraid to use colour - here the grassy green paint and vibrant striped sofa prove how sophisticated bold hues can be, even in a traditional setting. Blocks of cream in the lampshade and cushions add pale relief to the dark scheme.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Oxbridge to Invest Up to $1 Billion in Medical Commercial Developments in US, Canada, & Internationally

Oxbridge to Invest Up to $1 Billion in Medically Anchored Mixed Use Commercial Developments in the United States, Canada and Internationally

Oxbridge Capital today announced that it would invest up to $ 1 billion over the next 60 months in developing healthcare anchored mixed use commercial real estate developments in the United States, Canada and internationally. See
According to investment guidance made public today, Oxbridge will develop these substantial real estate capital plays alongside a number of key strategic partners, including:
  • Integrated healthcare service providers, including companies providing a full range of physiotherapy, surgical, pharmaceutical, senior care and other services;

  • Hospital groups and integrated healthcare delivery systems;

  • REITs, including those involved in all aspects of mixed use commercial development, acquisition, finance and management;

  • Private equity real estate investment funds;

  • Investment management, infrastructure and other specialized funds;

  • Insurance companies;

  • Design build consortia, including large and well known construction and facilities maintenance operators in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia; and

  • Various real estate development and structured finance professions in Toronto, New York, London and Singapore.

In structuring these investments, Oxbridge will leverage up to $250 million in internally generated and/or externally sourced funds and leverage the same with a combination of conventional bank debt, bond issuances, high yield financing, tax exempt offerings, structured finance and additional equity and debt offerings in the public and private markets. Oxbridge expects to announce its first set of transactions, including related financings approaching $500mm, within the next 12 to 18 weeks. The Company is already in advanced discussions on a number of potential projects in the United States, Canada and elsewhere.
Owners and operators of healthcare facilities and or development sites seeking to access these investment funds are encouraged to submit a brief business profile to
About Oxbridge Capital Group
Oxbridge Capital is a private equity group that acts as financial sponsor for transactions in a number of key sectors, including real estate, transportation and logistics, hospitality, healthcare and energy and power. The principals at Oxbridge, its financing partners and related entities, have played an instrumental role in negotiating, structuring, and/or placing more than $20 billion in debt and equity securities over the past 20 years. See

Sunday, 3 November 2013

IRISS EyE Check Device for Non-Specialists

Eye Health Informatics

iPad Displaying Eye Check StatisticsThe IRISS device captures in real-time crucial data relating to the eyes: pupil sizes, cornea diameter, palpebral aperture and so on. This data is aggregated on a Cloud-based platform where normative values are established. This in turn shows the clinician, in real time, a range of values for every eye-feature and assists them in making clinical decisions with regard to potential underlying conditions such as anisocoria, ptosis, buphthalmos and others.

The American Association of Paediatrics, the American Association of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus as well as the UK National Screening Committee and similar bodies around the world recommend that children undergo vision screening at least by the age of 4-5. The problem lies in the fact that while it is very desirable to detect these conditions even in babies and infants, this pre-verbal (often uncooperative) population, is very difficult to screen and diagnose accurately and reliably. This is the reason why many cases of amblyopia and strabismus are detected at the age of 6 or more, when it is almost too late for effective treatment. Hence there is a need for reliable and practical automatic screening and diagnostic technologies for these conditions.

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The IRISS Eye Check provides a quick, easy and cost-effective method of screening for the condition that will both reduce over- and under-referrals and complement current examination techniques.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Society of Vacuum Coaters

Motion Control and Automation Technology NASA

Motion Control and Automation Technology
Anti-Icing Formulas Prevent Train Delays
In the winter of 2009, Washington, DC workers faced the prospect of a difficult commute due to record-setting snowfall. But thousands of the city's Metrorail riders found the public transportation system fully functional, thanks in part to a NASA technology invented years before. Just like trains...
Spacesuit Simulator Meets NASA Training Needs
Aurora Flight Sciences delivered a completed Space Suit Simulator (S3) to NASA following the successful completion of a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) effort. The S3 was developed to meet NASA's research and training needs. Pressurized spacesuits impose high joint torques on the astronaut, reducing mobility for upper and lower body motions. Because of the highly altered mobility...
A Short-Range Distance Sensor with Exceptional Linearity
A sensor has been demonstrated that can measure distance over a total range of about 300 microns to an accuracy of about 0.1 nm (resolution of about 0.01 nm). This represents an exceptionally large dynamic range of...
Miniature Trace Gas Detector Based on Microfabricated Optical Resonators
While a variety of techniques exist to monitor trace gases, methods relying on absorption of laser light are the most commonly used in terrestrial applications. Cavity-enhanced absorption techniques typically use...
Non-Magnetic, Tough, Corrosion- and Wear-Resistant Knives From Bulk Metallic Glasses and Composites
Quality knives are typically fabricated from high-strength steel alloys. Depending on the application, there are different requirements for mechanical and physical properties that cause problems for steel alloys..

Sunday, 13 October 2013

SME Smart IP Scheme (SSIPS)

ISIS Innovation
Two new initiatives were launched to make it even more attractive for clients to engage with Isis. An easy-to-use Materials Evaluation Agreement was launched by Isis, Imperial Innovations and UCL Business, to help companies evaluate new materials from the research laboratories of these three universities. Isis also launched its SME Smart IP Scheme (SSIPS) which offers greater flexibility and reduced business risk for SMEs accessing Intellectual Property (IP) from Oxford University. SSIPS ensures that, whatever the ultimate route to market, the SME that invested in the development will earn a share of future revenues. Furthermore, Isis works with SSIPS partners to access support initiatives such as TSB Smart Awards and R&D tax credits. 


Thursday, 26 September 2013

Social Mobility: the greatest challenge of our time?

Education Endowment Foundation 

Sir Peter Lampl is Chair of the Education Endowment Foundation and the Sutton Trust.

The Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit is an accessible summary of educational research which provides guidance for teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.

The Toolkit currently covers 33 topics, each summarised in terms of their average impact on attainment, the strength of the evidence supporting them and their cost.
The Toolkit is a live resource which will be updated on a regular basis as findings from EEF-funded projects and other high-quality research become available. In addition, we would welcome suggestions for topics to be included in future editions. If you have a topic suggestion, or any other comments or questions about the Toolkit, please contact Robbie Coleman at

Saturday, 21 September 2013

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Laser Therapy for tissue generation

Toronto-based Theralase Inc. has collaborated with Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the University Health Network (UHN) for over a decade to develop its industry leading line of Low Level Laser Therapy products used in hospitals and medical clinics across North America.
Designed to treat wounds, increase tissue regeneration and reduce inflammation and pain, Theralase is the creator of one of only three FDA NHN (non-heating) approved therapeutic medical lasers licensed in the US and the only therapeutic laser system approved for chronic knee pain.
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Friday, 13 September 2013



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