Visual Microphone: Audio extracted from Vibrations of a Potato-Chip Bag

August 5th, 2014 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

Wissenschaftler am MIT haben Audiodaten aus Videos einer Chipspackung extrahiert, die von eben genau diesen Audiosignalen vibrierte. Die haben das nicht nur mit Highspeed-Kameras geschafft, sondern auch mit handelsüblichen 60FPS-Cams. Die Implikationen kann sich jeder selber ausrechnen.

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Beyond GPS: five next-generation technologies

August 3rd, 2014 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

Several DARPA programs are exploring innovative technologies and approaches that could supplement GPS to provide reliable, highly accurate real-time positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) data for military and civilian uses and deal with possible loss of GPS accuracy from solar storms or jamming

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Wyss Institute to Commercialize Its Organs-on-Chips Technology (VIDEO)

August 3rd, 2014 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

We’ve been reporting over the last few years on Harvard’s Wyss Institute’s efforts to develop small devices able to mimic various genetic, biochemical, and metabolic characteristics of human organs.

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Red-light-sensitive protein enables noninvasive neuron studies

July 26th, 2014 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

MIT engineers have developed the first light-sensitive protein molecule that enables neurons to be silenced noninvasively. Using a light source outside the skull makes it possible to do long-term studies without an implanted light source.

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Want a Cheap 2,000x Microscope? Just Fold This $0.50 Piece of Paper

July 26th, 2014 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

It’s an ironic marker of the digital divide that sometimes what constitutes a technological breakthrough is in fact a return to the simplest technologies in order to bring the benefits of modern science to those in the developing world.

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This super nifty one armed robot is better at ping pong than you

July 26th, 2014 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

It’s no Forrest Gump but this moving one armed robot is plenty good at ping pong. And may be even better than you. Watch it extend its arm to cover ground, cycle through backhand and forehand shots and hit the ball so effortlessly that it seems like an invisible human is controlling it.

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Out in the Open: This Farmbot Makes Growing Food as Easy as Playing Farmville

July 26th, 2014 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

The world’s population is expected to grow from about 7 billion to over 9 billion by 2050. That’s means we’re going to need more food. A lot more food.

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The Abyss Table by Christopher Duffy for Duffy London

July 26th, 2014 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

The visuals on The Abyss Table are more than enough to make your jaw drop, which is no surprise given Duffy London’s history for clever, unforgettable designs.

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Evolution Door (by Klemens Torggler) beautiful… : Fresser.

February 8th, 2014 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

but also, never mind the door. The sound of the footsteps on that particular wood, with those particular acoustics, with that particular stress to the floor underneath it … I knew immediately it was Germany, Berlin most likely.

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Listen to Strange Sounds Recorded in a Hole 5 Miles Deep

February 8th, 2014 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

For more than 20 years, the world’s deepest hole could be found on Russia’s Kola peninsula, boring 40,000 feet down into the Earth’s crust.

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