Star Trek has inspired a great deal of modern technology. The X Prize Foundation wants one of the most desired of them all: a functioning Tricorder that can diagnose physical ailments and injuries. Think you can make one? You could win $10 million.
How much do you get into your favorite TV shows/movies? Chances are that you totally get immersed in the worlds the show present. At least I know I do, and if you take a look at forums and other venues where discussion abounds, a lot of other people do tend to get obsessed with certain [...]
We all know just how tattoos can be cool, and we love them! Even though some of us are taking forever to decide when to actually take the plunge and get inked ourselves, there is no stopping us from appreciating all those wonderful works of art inked on other people’s bodies. Now what if you [...]
Robots may soon become a part of our everyday lives. They have their own world wide web, are capable of cleaning our bathrooms, are becoming ever better at solving puzzles, and realistic robot babies with the possibility of having a solar-powered skin that can touch and feel exist already. If that wasn’t evidence of enough [...]
Facial recognition software is fascinating. Software, be it on a computer, or as an app on a smartphone which can capture an individual’s likeness and recognize who the individual is, often is expensive, does not work, or the technology is owned by another. Two Cornell undergraduate students, Brian Harding and Cat Jubinski, have just taken [...]
The world of robotics and biology are on a crash course which could soon find encountering a fellow human who is part cyborg. Seriously.
Anyone with parents intent on providing a little discipline and structure in their children know the dreaded feeling of having to complete chores. Unfortunately as one grows older it hits you that chores never go away. Certainly there exist some that you don’t mind doing as much, vacuuming for instance, but there are others that [...]
Firefighters are, in my humble opinion, some of the most courageous individuals that walk the earth. Consistently putting themselves in harm’s way, anytime, anywhere, to protect their fellow citizens is something worth everyone’s gratitude.
QR Codes seem to be everywhere at present. For those unfamiliar with a QR (Quick Response) Code is a two-dimensional code which can be read by QR bar code readers and camera-equipped phones.
Night vision cameras are super devices that have been used in some super situations. A few examples include the Paris Hilton sex tape, Jame Gumb’s creepy use of night vision in Silence of the Lambs, and a funny scene involving night vision from the hilarious movie, Step Brothers.