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Researchers at Tokyo University have come up with a technology that is a first and significant step away from the mouse and keyboard – touchable holograms. [Hiroyuki Shinoda, Professor, Tokyo University]: "Up until now, holography has been for the eyes only, and if you'd try to touch it, your hand would go right through. But now we have a technology that also adds the sensation of touch to holograms." The technology consists of software that uses ultrasonic waves to create pressure on the hand of a user “touching” the projected hologram. Researchers are using two Wiimotes from Nintendo’s Wii gaming system to track a user’s hand. The technology was introduced at SIGGRAPH, an annual computer graphics conference, and has so far only been tested with relatively simple objects.
<img alt="circuit_board_table.jpg" src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/circuit_board_table.jpg?w=600&h=401" width="600" height="401" class="mt-image-none" /> Prompted by the Circuit Board Bench that we posted yesterday, commenter GuyInMilwaukee pointed us to his beautiful Computer Board Table .
Loose connections and majestic rotational movement define this strange computational organism named Sea Thing. CLICK individual units of the sea thing to separate them. Like many things in the deep sea, the Sea Thing is actually a collection of individually aware objects.
Ever met a grandmother who swears her still-youthful glow is thanks to a lifetime of shea butter?
Last Updated: 3/21/2013 13:09 PST As many people hit middle age, they often start to notice that their memory and mental clarity are not what they used to be. We suddenly can't remember where we put the keys just a moment ago, or an old acquaintance's name, or the name of an old band we used to love.
The Rosenhan experiment was a famous experiment into the validity of psychiatric diagnosis , conducted by psychologist David Rosenhan and published by the journal Science in 1973 under the title " On being sane in insane places ". [ 1 ] The study is considered an important and influential criticism of psychiatric diagnosis. [ 2 ] Rosenhan's study was done in two parts. The first part involved the use of healthy associates or "pseudopatients" (three women and five men) who briefly simulated auditory hallucinations in an attempt to gain admission to 12 different psychiatric hospitals in five different States in various locations in the United States . All were admitted and diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. After admission, the pseudopatients acted normally and told staff that they felt fine and had not experienced any more hallucinations.
Depressive realism is the proposition that people with depression actually have a more accurate perception of reality , specifically that they are less affected by positive illusions of illusory superiority , the locus of control , and optimism bias . [ edit ] Studies Studies by psychologists Alloy and Abramson (1979) and Dobson and Franche (1989) suggested that depressed people appear to have a more realistic perception of their importance, reputation , locus of control , and abilities than those who are not depressed. People with depression may be less likely to have inflated self-images and look at the world through " rose-colored glasses ", thanks to cognitive dissonance elimination and a variety of other defense mechanisms that allow them to ignore or otherwise look beyond the harsh realities of life.
German inventors have developed a new material which holds the promise of replacing everything plastic with something as natural as wood.
Hydrogen as a fuel has an excellent energy density per mass, roughly 33.3kWH/kg. But hydrogen at standard temperature and pressure is a gas. As a result, it has an energy density of 0.53kWH/L
When astronomers look at distant galaxies to determine how fast they're moving, it looks like they're all moving away from us.
August 05, 2010, 12:21 PM — Google CEO Eric Schmidt had some scary things to say about privacy yesterday. In a nutshell, he said there's an almost incomprehensible amount of data out there about all of us -- much of which we've generated ourselves via social networks, blogs, and so on -- and we are totally unprepared to deal with the implications of that fact. Schmidt was speaking at the Techonomy confab , currently underway at California's Lake Tahoe, where large-brained people gather to talk about how technology and the economy intersect. [ See also: Whom do you fear: Apple, Google, Microsoft, or God? ]
The video below shows scientific proof that there is something NOT quite logical or scientific about this universe. The mere act of observation can completely change the outcome of an event! Before I get too ahead of myself, you need to watch the video below to understand: (Forgive the corny cartoon character explaining the concept — at least he knows his stuff) Recap: When a camera observed the electrons, they acted as particles. However, when the no equipment was used to observe the electrons, they acted as waves and particles simultaneously.