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Darkflame 2017-01-13 14:49

Oh, sure, it will be crude at first. But even that step is cool as hell.
I hope mobiles get more and more sensors. Eventually, of course, it wont be mobile phones but AR specs using the same tech.
Some people see this as humans getting closed of from the real world, but I see it the reverse; we get to see more of the world, to understand more from it, then our natural biology can alone - and that's fantastic ^_^

But,yes, I do fear the smart toilet paper uprising.

ChaosFish 2017-01-14 01:31

I agree that it's fantastic. I'm also curious to see what exactly the toiler paper uprising will look like.

By the way my brother got the molecular sensor as a Kickstarter backer (for $200) and yes it really works. We tested it on several food products and it always matched the correct values as said on the product's nutrition values. You just point it at whatever and it tells you fat percentage and such things. There's an app center for it where developers can make and publish apps that can assist you with anything molecule-related.

It's crazy! I mean, it's difficult to grasp the fact I'm holding such a device in my hand. One minute it's crazy sci-fi, the next minute I'm actually holding it. It's surreal. Not nearly as surreal as me talking to you right now by tapping those little flat stones on a plate that communicates to this crazy machine that is infrastructured on the entire planet, but we've already gotten used to that 20 years ago haven't we?

We get used to things so fast we tend to forget the fact that they weren't there yesterday. And in turn the fact that what's impossible now will be trivial tomorrow.

Darkflame 2017-01-14 09:55

Indeed x 10.
The most amazing thing of all is we live in a world were its easy to forget just how amazing things are.
Sometimes I just think of something that seems simple - like a lightbulb - and all the various inventions and effort it took for humanity to be able to make it.

Polaris 2017-01-14 12:06

Hehe, reminds me of a French video when a guy stares out of a window car at night and thinks of everything that had to be accomplished in order for him to do that :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylItncwfIE4

SpaceGuitarist 2017-01-15 04:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by Polaris (Post 455331)
Hehe, reminds me of a French video when a guy stares out of a window car at night and thinks of everything that had to be accomplished in order for him to do that :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylItncwfIE4

No subs? aww man. :( I can understand the kind of narrative though, seems clever.

ChaosFish 2017-01-15 09:55

The uploader blocked the video from view in Israel. Nice. :sigh:

Polaris 2017-01-15 13:20

I tried to look for a subbed version but couldn't find any :(

Here is the vid from another website, hope this one is available from everywhere : http://www.videobuzzy.com/Bref-des-f...uris-5288.news

The final two sentences are "It was one of the most beautiful things I saw in my life. In short, sometimes I think about it, and I smile."

Darkflame 2017-01-20 21:13

Need happiness?
http://hackaday.com/2017/01/19/marla...m/#more-240486

I couldn't not have a big grin watching that.

SpaceGuitarist 2017-01-20 22:53

Adorable. :o:o:x

Team Unlimbited... HAHA.
Pardon my ignorance however, I do not understand how she controls the grip. It was simply attached to her arm with straps... Where does the signal comes to close and open the hand?

Polaris 2017-01-23 11:47

Not bad :D

I think the hand grips automatically when she folds her arm.

Polaris 2017-01-24 12:10

"Car" for goldfishes :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GDgmP1ac_A

I somehow remember already seeing something like that somewhere... Anyway, for some reason, I'm finding this pretty cool |)

Darkflame 2017-02-09 20:04

ha :D
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Anyway, this popped up earlier in the thread I think, but really impressed what a skilled person can do with it;

Polaris 2017-02-12 12:30

Whoa :eek:
I have a 3D pen, but this is something else !

Darkflame 2017-02-12 15:00

Yeah, its like people who can make masterpiece art in mspaint.
In this case though its a completely new medium for art. Cant think of anything like this before.

Polaris 2017-02-12 21:35

Well... It's a statue... ?

Darkflame 2017-02-12 22:35

Yeah, but its inverted - your adding, not chipping away.
Also at times in the video he bends it a bit with his hands.
So its like statue+drawing+clay+???

ChaosFish 2017-02-19 23:39

Wowza! When technology and art meet, the most beautiful things are born.

Darkflame 2017-02-23 18:19

indeed!
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7 earth sized planets found in a nearby system - 3 in the habitable zone;
http://www.space.com/35803-trappist-...lien-life.html

Darkflame 2017-03-03 21:33

Lots and lots of free software from NASA;
https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/02/na...ou-should-try/
Sure, most only useful for very specialized purposes, but some stuff like image analysis might be applicable for other fields.
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Unrelated but cool;
https://benedikt-bitterli.me/tantalum/tantalum.html

Light beam simulator, including refraction.
Switch to lazer for the most interesting effects.

Polaris 2017-03-04 17:51

Hard to read that light simulator, but neat indeed !

Darkflame 2017-03-10 01:37

Quote:

At first, Kala and Philip thought their only option was to get Levi a bone marrow transplant, but they couldn’t find a match for him. Then they learned about an experimental gene therapy at Boston Children’s Hospital. It was attempting to treat children like Levi by replacing the gene responsible for destroying his immune system.

“I thought, this isn’t real,” Kala says. “There’s no way this could work.”

Nonetheless, the Lookses flew from their home in Michigan to Boston in May 2015. Days later, Levi got an infusion of the therapy into his veins. He has been a normal boy ever since—and he has even grown larger than his twin brother. Babies born with SCID typically didn’t survive past two years old. Now, a one-time treatment offers a cure for patients like Levi Looks.
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/6...ne-therapy-20/

ChaosFish 2017-03-14 11:41

Check out this awesome software (demo on browser, no download necessary): https://affinelayer.com/pixsrv/index.html

I think it's amazing. Just imagine how useful it can be once it's even more developed... it's as close as we've ever gotten to simply imagining something in our heads and have the computer display it on screen. And what's more, looks like it's completely free and open source.

Darkflame 2017-03-14 14:50

oh, yes, played with that earlier...should have posted it here myself. Its amazing indeed.

Darkflame 2017-03-17 01:06

Actually, maybe we could make a collection of these cool high-tech interactive websites?
(this one, googles "recognize whats in the image" one....?)

ChaosFish 2017-03-18 01:32

Go for it :tup: (can't think of any more sites myself at the moment)


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