Saturday, November 23, 2013

Secular Victory: Religious income tax exemption ruled unconstitutional

Source: Examiner

“Some might view a rule against preferential treatment as exhibiting hostility toward religion, but equality should never be mistaken for hostility. It is important to remember that the establishment clause protects the religious and nonreligious alike.” --Judge Barbara Crabb

Sono, a noise cancelation and isolation device that sticks on your window

Source: Extreme Tech

... a concept created by Australian industrial designer Rudolf Stefanich. Sono works by vibrating a window in a pattern counter to the vibrations caused by the ambient noise, essentially turning the surface into a noise-canceling speaker. ...

The strength of Sono is not that it can cancel out obnoxious ambient noises, but can still filter pleasant ambient noises through. So, not only can you still get the chirping birds and rustling leaves from that park across the street, but the sounds are natural...