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Amazing Technology Invented By MIT - Tangible Media

Amazing Technology Invented By MIT - Tangible Media
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Magical, Retractable Tire Studs Only Deploy When You Need Them | Autopia Metal studs pop out of Nokian’s new concept tire at the push of a button. Photo: Nokian Remember the scene in The Living Daylights where James Bond blasts across a frozen lake in his Aston Martin and presses a button to deploy metal spikes from his tires? That tech just got real. Well, realish. Finnish tire company Nokian is showing off a set of tires that do exactly that, allowing drivers to deploy metal studs at the push of a button for on-demand grip in even the worst polar vortex. The tire is but a concept, and no matter how hard we pushed, Nokian wouldn’t say anything about how it works. Fine. First, there’s a communication system that transfers data from the tire to a “mobile communicator.” More interesting is a patent for “a coil system and voltage rectifiers for communication and inductive powering of devices inside rotating tyre of a vehicle.” And then there’s a patent simply titled, “spike for tire.”

MIT – Docubase | The open documentary lab Meet the Teams Who Are Building the World's First Medical Tricorder Totally awesome. I wonder if there was no Star Trek if the idea of a portable medical scanner would ever have been conceived? Or even the semi-portable devices that are used today in hospitals... I'm hoping one of the doctors who comment on I09 will comment on this article. What interests me is how often I keep coming across these stories of odor being associated with specific maladies. For example, I've heard how vets will inhale a pet's breath to start tracking down kidney problems or to clue in on anything being out of whack. This is absolutely coming.

Hacia una metodología proyectual de los multimedios (7) Se han descrito y analizado múltiples actividades concernientes al diseño de los multimedios, siendo su intención final, una vez comprendidas y contextualizadas, organizar estas etapas de diseño de manera de afrontar un proyecto de multimedios desde una perspectiva metodológica acorde con las nuevas actividades del diseño surgidas de las nuevas tecnologías de la información. De esta forma se propone finalmente un esquema de acción en que cada fase de diseño propuesta responde a una pregunta fundamental dentro de la concepción general del diseño de multimedios. Este plan metodológico además intenta vincular de manera coherente el orden en que debieran ser abordadas todas estas materias junto con indicar la relación que existe entre ellas, hasta definir el prototipo que da respuesta a los objetivos de diseño planteados al inicio del proyecto. Esquema metodológico propuesto del taller de diseño de multimedios, según la problemática descrita. Solís Stegmann, Juan Marcos.

Bioengineering Dermo-Epidermal Skin Grafts with Blood and Lymphatic Capillaries + Author Affiliations + Author Notes ↵* These authors contributed equally to this work. The first bioengineered, autologous, dermo-epidermal skin grafts are presently undergoing clinical trials; hence, it is reasonable to envisage the next clinical step at the forefront of plastic and burn surgery, which is the generation of autologous skin grafts that contain vascular plexuses, preformed in vitro. Copyright © 2014, American Association for the Advancement of Science Citation: D. Miette's Bedtime Story Podcast These Guys Are Creating a Brain Scanner You Can Print Out at Home | Wired Enterprise Conor Russomanno (left) wears an OpenBCI prototype, while Joel Murphy experiments with its predecessor Photo:OpenBCI Conor Russomanno and Joel Murphy have a dream: They want to create an open-source brain scanner that you can print out at home, strap onto your head, and hook straight into your brainwaves. This past week, they printed their first headset prototype on a 3-D printer, and WIRED has the first photos. Bootstrapped with a little funding help from DARPA — the research arm of the Department of Defense — the device is known as OpenBCI. It includes sensors and a mini-computer that plugs into sensors on a black skull-grabbing piece of plastic called the “Spider Claw 3000,” which you print out on a 3-D printer. High-grade EEG machines — the kind you’d find in a laboratory — will set you back thousands of dollars. But Russomanno and Murphy felt the community needed a completely open-source platform if it was truly going to take off.

Cinco herramientas gratuitas para crear vídeos interactivos El vídeo interactivo amplía las posibilidades narrativas del formato audiovisual digital. Su desarrollo es progresivo y actualmente existe una variada oferta de soluciones tecnológicas profesionales para crearlos. No obstante, también hay opciones gratuitas para el usuario ocasional o individual. Cuando Youtube incluyó su servicio de “anotaciones” dio alas a la imaginación de muchos creadores. El simple hecho de incluir botones enlazados a vídeos permite crear relatos no lineales. En poco tiempo, la oferta se ha ampliado. Like a Rolling Stone ¿Recuerdan el vídeo musical de la canción Like a Rolling Stone de Bob Dylan? En el plan de precios de la empresa se contemplan dos tarifas para proyectos profesionales y una sin cargo para uso personal. Dibujar sobre la imagen Además de enlazar fragmentos de vídeo entre sí, existen otras opciones interactivas disponibles, como crear cuestionarios o dibujar sobre las imágenes. Vídeo + encuesta Con etiquetas y enlaces

Lytro Unveils the ‘Illum': A Beautiful Beast of a Light-Field Camera More than two years after the debut of the company’s first camera, Lytro has come back with a vengeance. Well, actually, Lytro has come back with an ‘Illum,’ which is the name of a new camera that the company says, “advances the light field category from novelty to game-changing visual medium that could one day rival digital and film.” Those are lofty words, but one look at this Star Trek-worthy beast of a light field camera and its spec sheet, and you might just become a believer. It is, in essence, the original light field camera on steroids — like they took their original concept, let’s call that camera the Lytro 1.0, and then skipped 2.0-9.0 to arrive directly at 10.0. Spec-wise the camera is upgraded in every way. There’s also an 8x optical zoom (30-250mm equivalent) lens with a constant f/2.0 aperture, a 4-inch 800×480-pixel tiltable touchscreen, max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec, and exposure controls that include Program, ISO Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual.