As part of NASA’s SpaceApps Challenge to create wearable technology for future space travelers, Team Reno decided to make a functional Pip-Boy 3000 of Fallout 3 fame. Further evidence of science-fiction inspiring reality!
Scientists have developed an “off-switch” for neural activity! Which could be helpful for things like studying and/or treating epilepsy! Or making that annoying person at work stop talking to you! Maybe not that. But hopefully!
It’s conventional wisdom in engineering that you can’t improve both stability AND maneuverability. Just don’t tell the glass knifefish that! Cool research that could have impact on design and control systems, particularly for robots.
An ad campaign from a Swedish energy company used an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to simulate what it’d be like to live real-life with lag. This will not be a revelation to anyone who’s ever had a couple of beers.
Here’s a pen that lets you doodle in the air. Using 3D printing technology, it’s sure to entertain all your co-workers when you start writing “kill me now” over and over again during your next 3-hour planning session!
Talented fellow Chase Holfelder sings the Star-Spangled Banner in a minor key. Very cool treatment of one of my most favoritest songs of all time because MERICA.
How about a brain implant that could restore lost memories? Great application for folks dealing with Alzheimer’s or traumatic brain injuries. Also, one step closer to implanting false memories so we can go all Total Recall!