Tuesday, November 8, 2011

IHT 5: The Man Who Made The Title Sequence Into A Film Star


This article is about the graphic designer Saul Bass, whose title sequences in movies are very accomplished. He has done not only movie title sequences, but also logos for corporations, gas stations, children's toys, and postage stamps. One of his title sequences was for Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo. He also went on to make title sequences for directors such as Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorcese, and Billy Wilder.

-Alfred Hitchcock
-Red Carpet
-Saul Bass

IHT 4: Restored: Fading Account From The Heart Of Africa


This article is about a recovered field diary from the 19th century. The diary belonged to David Livingstone, a Scottish missionary and explorer. In most cases, the ink is very faded or masked by newspaper ink (since at some point during his exploration, Livingstone ran out of paper, but instead used a newspaper to write on). However, by using light-emitting diodes and a very high-resolution digital camera, researchers were able to figure out what was written in Livingstone's diary and it is now being published for the first time.

-David Livingstone

IHT 3: Sleep Medication: Mother's New Little Helper


This article is about the overwhelming amount of women who have trouble falling asleep at night. These women are constantly thinking about what needs to be done in their lives to the point where it's hard for them to fall asleep. They take a variety of drugs to help them fall asleep, from Ambien to low-dose antidepressants.

-Sleeping pills

Monday, November 7, 2011

IHT Article 2: In Nepal, Gliding With A Feathered Guide


This article is about a new adventure sport that combines falconry and paragliding. Basically, the person paraglides accompanied with a trained falcon and follows them. It is exciting for both thrill-seekers and bird enthusiasts. It adds a little something extra to paragliding, and some people wouldn't even want to paraglide if the trained bird wasn't with them.

-Egyptian vultures
-Travel agents
-Bird watchers

IHT Article 1: Now Your Phone Talks Back And Humors You


This article is about Siri, a new app on the recently released iPhone 4S. Siri is a virtual personal assistant that recognizes conversational speech and responds to it. Sometimes Siri makes witty comments, and people seem to really like it so far. Apparently she gets proposed to quite often.

-iPhone 4S
-Marriage rings