Turn the back of your hand into a trackpad with this wrist sensor

by Mark R

What you are seeing here is a type of interface that could easily be the future. Designed by Kei Nakatsuma, a PhD student at the University of Tokyo, it allows the user to use the back of their hand as a mouse pad and a finger as a mouse. It uses infrared detection to figure out where the user’s finger is, and special piezoelectric sensors to detect what a “tap” …

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Fast concept car is very flaky

by Mark R

This is the Flake project, a concept car that even the designer does not expect to work, but solely designed for inspirational purposes. The “flakes” on the car are carbon fiber microspoilers, and they are programmed to shift around during the drive to enhance speed and performance. As you might have guessed, the flakes go flat when it is time for a burst of speed. Turning causes the flakes on …

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Saudi Arabia prepares world’s largest skyscraper, Kingdom Tower

by Mark R

In case you have wondering if we will ever live in the cities of towers that we have seen in science-fiction, the Kingdom Tower should seal the deal. The Kingdom Tower will be built in Saudi Arabia, in Jeddah, a port city by the Red Sea that is often considered the “gateway to Mecca”. When it is completed, Kingdom Tower will stand at 3,281 feet tall, which is 568 feet …

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Motion capture technology improved by Carnegie Mellon and Disney

by Mark R

I recently saw some footage of how Disney made their film Mars Need Moms. It showed Seth Green in a skintight suit with dots all over his face and small balls in certain places on his body. Too bad Mars Needs Moms was such a flop, but Disney is working with Carnegie Mellon to create a new system of motion capture. It works by placing cameras all around the actors, …

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The OutRun AR Project

by Mark R

Some of you might remember playing a game back in the eighties known as Out Run. Imagine playing the same game, but instead of an arcade, you are on a moving vehicle? This is the Out Run project, by Garnet Hertz. It uses an electric golf cart that allows players to navigate their way around real-life courses using arcade controls. It uses some customized software that can automatically look in …

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Tour bus has detachable bikes

by Mark R

This is the “Bike Guide Concept”, a way of travel that could be the next form of tourism. As you can tell from the image, the Bike Guide uses bikes attached to the bus itself. The bus has a screen to announce information about the next destination, and then each bike has a screen to share even more. Screens are also used in bus stops, and the user scans their …

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i handbag is not a movie title

by Edwin

No sir, you don’t expect “i handbag” to be some sort of artsy fartsy movie title, but rather, it will have close connotations with Apple’s famous iOS-powered device – yes, I’m talking about the iPhone. Korean designer Jin-Woog Koo from the Nothing Design Group has a new kind of “handbag” which will target the iPhone toting female population for obvious reasons. First of all, guys don’t carry handbags, unless they’re …

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Insect-like robot can literally walk on water

by Mark R

I’m sure most of you know about insects like the water strider that have water-repellant legs to allow them to walk on the water’s surface . It is nice to see that technology has imitated mother nature yet again as scientists in China have created a microbot that walks on water. The robot is slightly larger than most water-striding insects as it is six inches long. It is also about …

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