Muse or Brain Sensing Headband can translate your brain waves to actual instructions and lets you to control any devices such as iOS or Android directly with your mind. This gadget has six sensors and uses the thought controlled computing technology for converting the brain waves to instructions.
Installation art piece by T.E. Raijmakers where circles are projected to visualize any sound produced within it’s space - video embedded below:
Light and sound are two types of waves. Like radio and the waves that our cell phones make to communicate with each other. We are continuously surrounded by waves, but we never see them.
Until now! Because here, at the cradle of radio and television, sound waves are being visualized. Whistle, clap, talk, sing or scream and see the waves you produce yourself. Experience how waves travel through space and bounce off the walls. Discover how different tones also produce different waves.
Here is a better video demonstrating the work in action, taken by Hans van Zutphen
You can find out more about the installation at openlight here
Here are a collection of images taken during the NASA Social MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN). If you are active on social media and share space/astronomy stories in an interesting way then apply for NASA Social. Regarded as one of the best experiences provided by NASA as well as a behind the scenes look at NASA.
Also big thanks to Robert Nerff and Linda Seid Frembes for letting us use some of their images. Go Atlas! Go Centaur! Go MAVEN!
Interactive Live Holography - From Science Fiction to Science Fact
Introducing live medical holography - the world’s first 3D holographic display and interface system, initially for medical imaging applications.
To learn more visit:http://www.realviewimaging.com/
See example Holographic clips at:http://www.realviewimaging.com/?page_…
See “First In Human” recorded cases at:http://www.realviewimaging.com/?page_…
GTA IV VR
Demo of game played with Oculus Rift, a WiiMote, and the Cyberith Virtualizer - video embedded below:
In this video, you see me in GTA 4 VR with the Virtualizer, the Oculus Rift and a Wii mote. I totally forgot reality and my mind was in Liberty City.
I also show the sitting function of the Virtualizer in this video. You can adjust it to your body height and use it while driving a car or a tank, sitting in a helicopter or other vehicles. You can also use it to rest a while when you are exhausted of escaping from the cops hehe.
The price of a bitcoin topped $900 last week, an enormous surge in value that arrived amidst Congressional hearings where top U.S. financial regulators took a surprisingly rosy view of digital currency. Just 10 months ago, a bitcoin sold for a measly $13.
The spike was big news across the globe, from Washington to Tokyo to China, and it left many asking themselves: “What the hell is a bitcoin?” It’s a good question — not only for those with little understanding of the modern financial system and how it intersects with modern technology, but also for those steeped in the new internet-driven economy that has so quickly remade our world over the last 20 years.
Bitcoin is a digital currency, meaning it’s money controlled and stored entirely by computers spread across the internet, and this money is finding its way to more and more people and businesses around the world. But it’s much more than that, and many people — including the sharpest of internet pioneers as well as seasoned economists — are still struggling to come to terms with its many identities.
With that in mind, we give you this: an idiot’s guide to bitcoin. And there’s no shame in reading. Nowadays, as bitcoin is just beginning to show what it’s capable of, we’re all neophytes.
252 Byte Demos of P01
You can view these experiments in your browser (listing the above examples):
A full list of releases can be found here, which all including documentation on the technical programming details for each project.
Interactive art installation by FRONT404 combines a bicycle and an Oculus Rift to allow people to travel around a virtual alien landscape - video embedded below:
Put on your Oculus Rift VR-glasses and jump on the bike, it’s time to go on a Citytrip!
With Citytrip you can explore a fantastical, alien city by riding a bike. By pedalling and steering you navigate through the virtual reality as if you are really there. Fly through the air by pedalling like a mad-man and hitting the ramps, or use the bicycle bell to jump from building to building. Explore the city on the ground or navigate the twisting aerial pathways and cycle along the top floors of skyscrapers. You set your own goals and create your own challenges, and fun!
The idea for this project came to us when we were playing with some of the projects other people had already made for the Oculus Rift. While the virtual reality of the Oculus Rift is very immersive, we noticed that moving around using a mouse and keyboard breaks down that immersion pretty quickly. The interaction and movement in the game world just doesn’t feel real, because you know you’re not moving. We wanted to create a project in which this disconnect between your movement and the virtual reality wasn’t an issue. After brainstorming for a bit we decided on using a bicycle as the way to interact with the world. A bicycle removes a lot of the disconnect of using a keyboard because it is a familiar way of moving for most people, making the interaction with the virtual world feel much more natural.
You can try this out yourself at the New Institute in Rotterdam, where iw will be until the end of December.
More info here
Amazon.com is testing drones to deliver goods as the world’s largest e-commerce company works to improve efficiency and speed in getting products to consumers.
Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos unveiled the plan on CBS’s “60 Minutes” news program in the U.S., showing interviewer Charlie Rose the flying machines that can serve as delivery vehicles. The CEO said the gadgets, called octocopters, can carry as much as five pounds within a 10-mile radius of an Amazon fulfillment center. Amazon may start using the drones, which can make a delivery within 30 minutes, within five years pending Federal Aviation Administration approval, Bezos said.
“It will work, and it will happen, and it’s gonna be a lot of fun,” he said in the “60 Minutes” interview broadcast Sunday. (Photo: Amazon/AFP/Getty Images)