Scientists Make Headway Toward Invisibility Cloaking The world of science fiction is rife with examples of invisibility - whether it is Harry Potter’s cloak, Romulan cloaks integrated into a spaceship’s shields, or the One Ring that helped our favorite hobbits steer clear of orcs. Of course, actually creating a device that is capable of bending light so an object appears to be invisible to the eye is a fairly tall order. However, a group of materials scientists led by Debashis Chandra at the University of Central Florida have made significant strides forward to making this long-fabled device a reality. By using nanotransfer printing, the team achieved optical properties across a large swath of material that have never been accomplished on such a large scale before, breaking barriers toward the development of a cloak that could make an object appear to be invisible. The results were detailed as a cover story in the journal Advanced Optical Materials.
Eun-Gyeong Gwon & Eun-Jae Lee This one’s kinda hard to swallow so take a deep breath, open your minds, and pretend it’s 2100. I CONTACT is essentially a mouse fitted to your eyeball. The lens is inserted like any other normal contact lens except it’s laced with sensors to track eye movement, relaying that position to a receiver connected to your computer. Quiz 2 study guide Document EXAM 2 (from Chapters 1-4) and Boje and Saylors Lectures to date (Excerpted notes included below, based on Chapter 7 Quantum Storytelling and chapters from Quantum Spirals & your Savall et al book). Go to List of Possible Quiz 2 questions Exam covers what is SEAM (Chapters 1 to 4, pp. 6-27), 3 types of storytelling (from lecture), 3 axes p. 26, 4-leaf clover p. 124, be able to apply Figure 2.1.a (p. 13) to your client, and what is your definition of Virtue Ethics. It also covers material from Boje's Quantum Physics of Storytelling, on-line book CHAPTER 7 (summarized in the notes that follow); On Line Book" Quantum Spirals for Organization Consulting; And the Book II Virtues of Character (where functional act is the middle path between dysfunctions of the deficiency and excess vices). Note: You can use only notes handwritten in your 'storytelling notebook' and no other paper, books, or electronics will be permitted. What is labour-power?
Cops In Dubai Are Using Google Glass To Catch Speeding Drivers Ayuda Web A police officer wearing Google Glass If you think traffic light cameras and discreet roadside cops are irritating enough, authorities may upgrade to Google Glass for catching speeding drivers soon enough. Police in Dubai have begun using Google's wearable display in an effort to capture traffic violators, according to a report by Gulf News spotted by The Verge. The technology is currently being tested by the Dubai Police Smart Services Department using two applications for tracking road-bound crimes. One app allows police officers to take photos of traffic violations using Glass, which would instantly be uploaded to the police department's system.
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Ray Kurzweil’s Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Next 25 Years In my new book BOLD, one of the interviews that I’m most excited about is with my good friend Ray Kurzweil. Bill Gates calls Ray, “the best person I know at predicting the future of artificial intelligence.” Ray is also amazing at predicting a lot more beyond just AI. This post looks at his very incredible predictions for the next 20+ years. Ray Kurzweil.
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You, Too, Can Soon Be Like Tom Cruise in 'Minority Report' TED/James Duncan DavidsonJohn Underkoffler, who helped create the gesture-based computer interface imagined in the film “Minority Report,” has brought that technology to real life. He gave a demonstration at the TED Conference in Long Beach, Calif., on Friday. Hollywood imitates life. And sometimes life imitates Hollywood. Azumio turns smartphone into biofeedback device Your smartphone looks set to become even smarter by gaining additional digital brain cells, so to speak, with the introduction of Azumio. Just what the heck is Azumio? Well, it is a mobile app which will stretch the functionality of the smartphone’s camera, accelerometer, and touch screen display in order to assist you in your health monitoring efforts.
How to see into the future Billions of dollars are spent on experts who claim they can forecast what’s around the corner, in business, finance and economics. Most of them get it wrong. Now a groundbreaking study has unlocked the secret: it IS possible to predict the future – and a new breed of ‘superforecasters’ knows how to do it Finally, Disposable Thumb Drives! No matter what I do I just can’t seem to hang onto a thumb drive. If I attach one to my keys, the clip breaks, and it goes missing. If I keep one in my pocket, one day I notice it’s just not there anymore. If I keep one in my laptop bag, it disappears mysteriously.