Hacking Earth via [email protected]

November 28th, 2005 | Filed under: Future, Internet, Scary, Science | No Comments »

According to Richard Carrigan, a particle physicist at the US Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois, aliens could use the widespread [email protected] network the unleash viruses. But then again, if they wanted to, they’ve probably already done so, or maybe they’re living amongst us, or maybe they’re gentle beings and will send us the answer to life, the Universe, and everything.

via Guardian Unlimited | Space

How chill are you?

November 14th, 2005 | Filed under: Internet, Mapping, Social | No Comments »

Coca-Cola is mapping local “chill” levels all around the globe generate Worldchill data “every bit as important as the latest barometric pressure, or the current Nikkei average.” Huh? I guess.

via information aesthetics

ISPOTS : Real-Time Wireless Map

November 8th, 2005 | Filed under: Internet, Mapping, Social, Urbanism | No Comments »

ISPOTS tracks wireless Internet access points on the MIT campus into a visualization of usage patterns in the last 24 hours. [launch (right click to zoom)]
via Cartography

VRMAG : Issue 22

October 12th, 2005 | Filed under: Internet, Photography, Virtual Reality | No Comments »

QTVR Galore! VRMAG is now at issue 22 with many more QTVR environments you won’t find with an image search and an old but still incredible 3d interface.

R. Buckminster Fuller's Synergetics : Web Version

October 10th, 2005 | Filed under: Architecture, Books, Internet, Mathematics | No Comments »

Robert W. Gray has formatted the entirety of R. Buckminster Fuller’s Synergetics into web form, offering quick linking to indexed scenarios and figures. Each section can also be downloaded in pdf form. [launch]

InVision Guide to a Healthy Heart

September 17th, 2005 | Filed under: Biology, Health, Internet | 6 Comments »

The InVision Guide to a Healthy Heart beautifully illustrates how a healthy heart works and why it sometimes fails with highly detailed images and a few 3d models with interactive layers.

Acoustic Keystroke Recording

September 17th, 2005 | Filed under: Internet, Technology | 2 Comments »

The researchers were able to take several 10-minute sound recordings of users typing at a keyboard, feed the audio into a computer, and use an algorithm to recover up to 96 percent of the characters entered. The algorithm distinguishes the acoustical nuances in each of the keyboard’s buttons and uses statistical algorithms to weed out unlikely letter combinations. [article]

via wmmna

Next, 4G Wireless 2010

September 5th, 2005 | Filed under: Future, Internet, Technology | 1 Comment »

NTT-DoCoMo and Hewlett-Packard are jointly developing the next generation wireless platform titled MOTO-Media set to be release by 2010. Their recent prototype phone performed 32 high definition video streams, while traveling in an automobile at 20 kilometers per hour. NTT claims the phones could download 100 megabits per second on the move and at up to a gigabit per second while static.

via NS

Arkitus : AngularV1

September 2nd, 2005 | Filed under: AI, Internet, Programming | No Comments »

Here’s another fun applet from Arkitus.
AngularV1 | click to shoot, shift to shield, space bar to restart


August 29th, 2005 | Filed under: Internet, Mapping, Social, Urbanism | 1 Comment »

denCity.net meshes physical locations in a virtual network of nodes. The project takes its que from the expanding use of cellphone cameras as barcode readers as users not only read existing barcodes, but place custom encoded barcodes into physical locations. These tagged locations are then store in a database allowing users to play with the territorialisation and re-appropriation of public spaces.