In the near future instead of paying by minutes like your cell phone, you can buy miles for your car. Like your cell phone the car can be very cheap or even free if you sign up and buy miles per months. Why? The reason is because you only own the car not the battery! Like AT&T, Verizon, Tmobile, or any provider around the world for cell phone, Better Place will be the provider for auto. Better Place launched late 2007 and nowIsrael, Denmark, Australia, California, Hawaii and Canada have committed to Better Place for deploying the world’s first electric car networks.
Well that depend, in the case of Gary McKinnon or "SOLO" is a Scottish hacker facing extradition to the United State to face charges of perpetrating what has been described by one prosecutor as the "biggest military computer hack of all time." According to "Solo" he was just looking for details of UFOs. If found guilty he could face up to 70 years in a US prison. Should "SOLO" set FREE or GO TO JAIL?
SXSW or South by Southwest is a set of interactive, film, and music festivals and conferences that take place every spring in Austin, Texas. SXSW first began in 1987 and is centered on the downtown Austin Convention Center.
Eye tracking is the process of measuring either the point of gaze ("where we are looking") or the motion of an eye relative to the head.
Here are few questions Google want to know: Where did your eyes go first when you saw the results page? Did they go directly to the title of the first result? Did you first check the terms in boldface to see if the results really talk about tying a tie? Or maybe the images captured your attention and drew your eyes to them?
As a result the information will let Google know how to improve their products and services for both user and advertiser. Is that Evil or Good?
From left are Mission Specialists Richard Arnold and Steve Swanson, Pilot Tony Antonelli, Commander Lee Archambault, and Mission Specialists Koichi Wakata, John Phillips and Joseph Acaba. Red Team? Ice Team? Cost 1/2 B$ to launch?
BS Physics, BS Math, Masters in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Media Arts and Sciences, Jeff Lieberman with his extensive knowledge explore the future of wireless power and levitating combine. The result is simply "magical"!
Note: The lightbulb remain on for years without any physical contact, charging, or batteries. Consumes less than half the power of an incandescent bulb.
Smart, ambitious, and disciplined Tan Le President, Co Founder Emotiv Systems predict in ten years:
We will go around in a world that will respond to our mental commands.
Fed by data wirelessly streaming in from a few freckle-size sensors embedded in your scalp.
Your stereo will know when you are feeling blue and what sort of music cheers you up.
Movies will know when you are getting bored and cut to the action.
Car advertisers will know when you are feeling the need for speed.
Your doctor will know when you are depressed.
Doors will open at your mental command.
But for now Emotiv is exploring with entertainment such as gaming, now you will be able to vaporize onscreen enemies with an angry thought, have your online characters smile when you smile, and see video games react to your level of excitement.
Emotiv already got 5,000 preordered through their website at $299.
Siri is working on virtual personal-assistant software, which would help users complete tasks rather than just collect information. An all-star team of designers and engineers drawn from Google, Yahoo, Apple, Motorola, Netscape, RealTravel, SRI, NASA, and Xerox PARC. The orgins of Siri is from CALO stands for “Cognitive Assistant that Learns and Organizes” financed by DARPA stands for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Siri is planning to release a public version of its product in the first half of 2009. Mobile users will get the first shot at it and will perform only specific types of functions, such as helping make reservations at restaurants, check flight status, or plan weekend activities. Are we moving from "search engine" to "do engine"?
Mathematica is a computational software program used widely in scientific, engineering, and mathematical fields and other areas of technical computing. It was originally conceived by Stephen Wolfram and developed by a team of mathematicians and programmers that he assembled and led. It is developed by Wolfram Research of Champaign Illinois. (source: wikipedia)
Mathematica Application could use for modeling, simulation, visualization, development, documentation, and deployment.
Example: Solving Life's Solar Battery
Biophysicist Melih Sener used Mathematica to piece together the puzzle.
"i cocoon" is a 360 degree immersive display screen by NAU. The "i cocoon" may be use for many applications such as gaming, remote working, communications solution, education, fitness, and even relaxtion.
Augmented Reality or AR is is a field of computer research which deals with the combination of real-world and computer-generated data (virtual reality), where computer graphics objects are blended into real footage in real time.
Past, Present, and Future Applications of Augmented Reality include:
Fields of augmented reality
Outdoor Augmented Reality
Mobile Augmented Reality
Augmented stereoscopic reality
Check out some ofAntiVJaugmented reality live performances and installations.
Google’s first female engineer. Newsweek, which called her “one of the most powerful women of her generation.” At 32, vice president of search products and user experience, Mayer manages 150 product managers, who direct the efforts of nearly 2,000 software engineers. Products such as Google Earth, Google Maps, Google Books, Google Images, Google Healths, and many more other Google's services. Below is Marissa Mayer first time appearance on Charlie Rose.
1. Scheduled to launch March 6, 2009 2. The world's first mission with the ability to find true Earth analogs 3. Three-and-one-half-year mission 4. Largest camera ever launched into space, a 95-megapixel 5. So powerful it could detect one person in a small town turning off a porch light at night
In order for virtual world to simulate the real world all five sense must be YES! Researchers think they can achieve that now, and the only thing they missing now is $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!
Thanks to company like Second Sight Ron is able to drive and sort out sock! Second Sight ® Medical Products, Inc., located in Sylmar, California, was founded in 1998 to create a retinal prosthesis to provide sight to patients blinded from outer retinal degenerations, such as Retinitis Pigmentosa.
India-born, 39 years old computer science engineer Dr.Dharmendra Modha has put together neuroscientists, computer engineers and psychologists from IBM, Stanford, Cornell and Columbia Universities to simulate a human brain on a supercomputer.
"The plan is to engineer the mind by reverse-engineering the brain," says Dharmendra Modha...