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Darkflame 2010-07-20 17:19

Seen plenty of stuff like this, but its the most impressive/clear Ive seen;
Flexible OLED display

Jasiek 2010-07-24 04:42

The last launch of Shuttle Atlantis:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKPqomW5kDI

Jasiek 2010-07-24 15:49

Finally a relatively cheap device to control the machine with your brain!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVhggGSjXVg

This is just too amazing.

LBAWinOwns 2010-07-24 18:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jasiek (Post 398009)
Finally a relatively cheap device to control the machine with your brain!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVhggGSjXVg

This is just too amazing.

Machine learning is so awesome ...

Darkflame 2010-07-30 03:08

Behold... mankind's most amazing invention...THE META COOKIE;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GnQE...ayer_embedded#!

And look at that slick, elegant and fashionable device you have to wear to experience it :)
Within the year everyone will have one!

Jasiek 2010-07-31 00:46

Right... this seems more like a way for lazy cooks to get away with half burnt cookies then any sort of innovation....

Jareth 2010-07-31 01:48

The only cool thing (except te helmet) is that this project uses Arduino platform (Arduino Mega to be precise).

Other than that, it's just another useless gadget from Japanese "scientists"...

iamscottj 2010-07-31 07:51

I like the Project Natal (now Kinect for 360) of Microsoft. Whole body as the controller. Its so much fun playing games with it. I really loved the uniqueness they brought in new generation of gaming. It also recognizes voice commands which is indeed a great advantage for everybody. The cost is around $300...

Drelnor 2010-07-31 07:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darkflame (Post 398198)
Behold... mankind's most amazing invention...THE META COOKIE;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GnQE...ayer_embedded#!

And look at that slick, elegant and fashionable device you have to wear to experience it :)
Within the year everyone will have one!

i think its pretty scare to eat something that change colors.... mainly if he becomes my worst food while im eating :eek:

Darkflame 2010-07-31 18:29

Quote:

I like the Project Natal (now Kinect for 360) of Microsoft. Whole body as the controller. Its so much fun playing games with it. I really loved the uniqueness they brought in new generation of gaming. It also recognizes voice commands which is indeed a great advantage for everybody. The cost is around $300...
Did you actual play it? I didnt think it was out yet.

The technology is great...reflect IR scanning, 3 cameras. 2 for stereoscopic positioning, and one for colour/image recognition. It is pretty advanced stuff.

However, the launch games looked rather terrible, imho.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jasiek (Post 398218)
Right... this seems more like a way for lazy cooks to get away with half burnt cookies then any sort of innovation....

I dunno, Id say it could make quite an interesting study of fooling the body.
Is the look and smell enough to trick us completely about the taste?

Its clearly not useful as a device people will use, but I think it could make some interesting studies about sense's.

LBAWinOwns 2010-07-31 18:46

Are you familiar with the bullshit-episode about "The Best", where they used near-garbage ingredients to serve expensive high-classy food in a restaurant, of course those who ate the food got fooled and didn't notice anything.

What I mean is that it's hardly the actual food that's going to say if the overall meal was pleasant or not. AR isn't required to realize that :)

But yea, really nice project they have, I'm pro meta cookie. :p

Darkflame 2010-07-31 22:15

Yes, I saw that episode.
The idea that nothing can be truly objectively "best" unless your looking at just one criteria of comparison is a philosophy I subscribe too.

Jasiek 2010-08-01 16:00

If you're referring to episode "Junkfood" I think you missed the point. It meant that fasfood food isn't really junkfood, but we merely label it as such because of it's social context, and the climate that surrounds fastfoods. And that instead of blaming ourselves for eating too much, we try to blame the food for being "
bad for you". The classical scapegoat mechanism at work.

DIdn't really had that much to do with objectivity.

Darkflame 2010-08-01 16:09

nah, different episode.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0771121/

LBAWinOwns 2010-08-01 18:13

Nevertheless, seems like an interesting episode too, seeing as I've started to eat a noticeable amount of various fast-food since I've moved to my own flat.

Darkflame 2010-08-02 13:46

http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/15/p...ember-for-299/

Not exactly high tech, but its very cool we can have this sort of stuff as toys now.

Darkflame 2010-08-24 18:38

This is weird...and potentialy a massively important leap in physics;

Radioactive decay effected by the Sun
http://news.stanford.edu/news/2010/a...un-082310.html

If thats correct, that will change a lot of assumptions about all sorts of things.

Not to mention predicting solar flares before they happen would be a wonderful breakthough for space technology's.

Jasiek 2010-08-24 18:53

Haven't read it yet.... but seems like wow.
Quantum entanglement perhaps?

Darkflame 2010-09-22 01:20

Possibly. Id guess its more likely some form of radiation we cant detect that comes before the flare we can see. or maybe its a gravitational effect? (Ive always been skeptical gravity works at only lightspeed ;) )
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Anyway, some more cool stuff;

Self assembling artificial photosynthesis material;
http://dvice.com/archives/2010/09/scientists-disc.php

More on "alien" red-rain;
http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/25699/
Still waiting for confirmation though, but alien or not, cell's like that are just bizarre.

Potential advance for growing stuff on the moon;

http://news.discovery.com/earth/a-ve...-the-moon.html

Jasiek 2010-09-22 04:52

Some pretty amazing stuff there! :D


Festo "bionic assistant" arm.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd9yR64jwFo

Darkflame 2010-09-22 14:42

Ok, thats very cool....but did they have to make it look THAT close to Doctor Octopus's arms O_O

Jasiek 2010-09-22 15:00

It seems to me that the arm's looks are purely function. Except for the Festo labels there isn't anything there that would come out directly out of it's function.

Darkflame 2010-09-22 17:57

I know, its all functional, but still, those grippers on the end could have been done in quite a few different configurations.

Darkflame 2010-09-27 21:48

Micro-flying-linux-network-drone-things -
http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/27/e...-air-vehicles/

Actually, probably pretty useful as well as a cool "toy".
(although Id still rather have a ARDrone myself)

Jasiek 2010-09-27 23:53

NEWS!

Apparently some bloke named Lloyd (GREAT SCOTT! like Christopher Lloyd!!) has solved the grandfather paradox in time-travel:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1007.2615

New exo-skeleton:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UpxsrlLbpU

And of course it's going to the cock sucking army...

The US is being fucking gay again with trying to interfere in the itnernet:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/27/us...anted=1&emc=na
I wish they'd fuck off already....


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