The Coming Wave of Smart Drugs →
There are drugs that help you remember what you learn, and ones that erase your memory. But until now, there have no substances with the power to enhance and strengthen old memories hovering on the brink of being forgotten. Now a group of neuroscientsts say they’ve isolated a single enzyme in the brain that can help long-term memories remain crisp in your mind.
Ray Kurzweil on the Singularity
Better Tools for Kinect Hacking →
A new generation of tools will soon make it even easier to tinker with the Kinect, the $150 Microsoft device that lets people control video games by gesturing. Since the Kinect’s release in November, Microsoft has sold upwards of 8 million units and perhaps inadvertently started a frenzy of hacking, as academics and hobbyists have adapted the sensors available in the Kinect for projects...
inFamous 2 will never end, thanks to user-created... →
The original inFamous was a wonderful game that took a look at what might happen if a normal person was gifted with superhuman powers. Would they use those powers for good, or evil? The second game in the series looks like it will expand upon those ideas in many ways, and at the 2011 Game Developers Conference, Sucker Punch unveiled a huge selling point for the game: players will be able to create...
Native Chinese Supercomputer Could Be World's Most... →
A new native Chinese supercomputer set to debut this summer might be the most efficient ever built. It won’t be the fastest, but it sips power to perform terascale calculations, and it’s all built in China. Officials at China’s Institute of Computing Technology recently announced a summer launch for the country’s first wholly indigenous supercomputer, the Dawning 6000, which will achieve 300...
World's First Eye-controlled Laptop Presented At... →
Computer manufacturer Lenovo has partnered with Swedish startup Tobii Technology to launch the world’s first eye controlled laptop which will be on display as from today at CeBIT in Hannover. The prototype is a fully functional model and according to the manufacturer provides with a more intuitive interface as it relies on the human eyes to point, select and scroll and complements, rather...
Astronauts4Hire.org - Even Astronauts are... →
Astronauts4Hire Announces Selection of New Flight Members Orlando, Florida – Astronauts4Hire is pleased to announce the selection of its third class of commercial scientist-astronaut candidates. The nine new recruits were selected through a rigorous process that included consultation with former NASA astronauts.
New Scientist TV: Punk rock skeleton demos mind control system
Remapping Computer Circuitry to Avert Impending... →
Hewlett-Packard researchers have proposed a fundamental rethinking of the modern computer for the coming era of nanoelectronics — a marriage of memory and computing power that could drastically limit the energy used by computers.
How To Turn A Laser Into A Tractor Beam →
A photon has a small momentum which it can impart to anything it hits, as Arthur Compton and Peter Lebedev discovered at the beginning of the last century. We now know that photons can be used to push anything from electrons to solar sails.
Advertising Robot Follows You Everywhere →
Belgian shoppers may be too polite to deal with the terror that is the future of advertising. Marketing agency Duval Guillaume came up with a brilliant strategy for their client Alfa Romeo: robotic signs that follow people whether they like it or not. Eerily persistent motorized frames would lock on to a passerby and then pursue them while proudly displaying an ad for cars that translates as...