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7 Accidental Change-Makers. Sound and vision: Visual cortex processes auditory information too. Scientists studying brain process involved in sight have found the visual cortex also uses information gleaned from the ears as well as the eyes when viewing the world.

Sound and vision: Visual cortex processes auditory information too

They suggest this auditory input enables the visual system to predict incoming information and could confer a survival advantage. Professor Lars Muckli, of the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Glasgow, who led the research, said: "Sounds create visual imagery, mental images, and automatic projections. 25 Life Lessons From Albert Einstein. 3D Printers and Drones — The Best Mash-up Since Peanut Butter and Chocolate? U.S.

3D Printers and Drones — The Best Mash-up Since Peanut Butter and Chocolate?

FAA head Michael Huerta recently told NPR that businesspeople are begging to be allowed to use drones for commercial purposes. It seems every Tom, Dick and Harry can envision a great way to make use of the unmanned aerial vehicles, which cost just a few dollars an hour to operate. The only tech product with a longer list of clever uses is the 3D printer — though its price point largely limits its uses to industry and high-tech. 14 Emerging Health Technologies. Worldtruth. A free energy device is one that creates energy in an open system.

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This means that the physical device is open to take energy from around it’s environment. Our educational institutions and mainstream science have perpetuated the idea that these systems cannot be created. In order to uphold and maintain a system of belief, one must teach it. This 3-D Printed Home of the Future is Built for Travel. MIT, Harvard scientists accidentally create real-life lightsaber. The force is clearly with them. In a reported first, researchers at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a newfangled technology that theoretically could be used to construct an actual lightsaber. Until now, photons, or the mass-less particles that constitute light, were thought to not interact, but rather simply pass through each other, just two beams of luminescence during a laser-light show.

"The physics of what’s happening in these molecules is similar to what we see in the movies.” - Mikhail Lukin, Harvard physics professor But according to the Harvard Gazette. Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived. Additional notes from the author: If you want to learn more about Tesla, I highly recommend reading Tesla: Man Out of Time Also, this Badass of the week by Ben Thompson is what originally inspired me to write a comic about Tesla.

Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived

Ben's also got a book out which is packed full of awesome. 19-Year-Old Develops Cleanup Array To Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From Oceans. Another young creative mind working towards bettering our world. 19-year-old Boyan Slat has revealed his plans to the world regarding his Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste from the world’s oceans.

19-Year-Old Develops Cleanup Array To Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From Oceans

The revolutionary device consists of an anchored network of floating booms and processing platforms that could be dispatched to garbage patches around the world. Video: Giant Chinese 3D Printer Builds 10 Houses In Just 1 Day. What Oculus’s $2 billion payday teaches us about innovation. Tuesday’s announcement that Facebook is buying the virtual-reality start-up Oculus for $2 billion no doubt left many people scratching their heads.

What Oculus’s $2 billion payday teaches us about innovation

It was only a month ago the social network giant shocked everyone by paying as much as $19 billion for WhatsApp, an Internet-based text messaging start-up which had amassed an eye-popping 400 million users in only a few years. Whirlpool CIO: Google's consumer-driven innovation led us to Apps. In another example of the blurred lines between business and personal computing, Whirlpool chose Google Apps because the home appliances giant is convinced Google’s focus on consumers gives it a special innovation edge as a provider of enterprise software.

Whirlpool CIO: Google's consumer-driven innovation led us to Apps

The way Whirlpool sees it, battling in the ferociously competitive and fast-changing consumer Internet market forces Google to innovate at breakneck speed and to stretch its technology vision into the future. “With Google, you get the relentless consumer-based innovation pressure on the products that can then be promoted into the enterprise suite,” Whirlpool CIO Mike Heim told IDG News Service after Google announced his decision last week. Over the coming year, Whirlpool, the home appliances giant, will move about 30,000 employees globally from an on-premises IBM Lotus Notes email and collaboration system to Google Apps, which is cloud-based and includes Gmail, Calendar, Sites, Docs and Drive. Best of Last Week – Star Wars shield possible, new element confirmed and brain based microchip. » WATCH: New IDF Laser Cannon Can Burn A Hole In An Enemy Boat. Lockheed Martin’s ‘Adam’ system neutralizes targets by firing a high energy laser beam; can track and destroy small rockets.

» WATCH: New IDF Laser Cannon Can Burn A Hole In An Enemy Boat

Yoav Zitun A successful test was recently carried out of ‘Adam’, a new military project that fires a high energy laser beam at its target causing destructive damage. Built by American weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin, the laser canon was fired out to sea in the recent test, aimed at a small boat which was neutralized within seconds. Stansberry's Investment Advisory. 19-Year-Old Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From Oceans.