Montag, 31. Oktober 2011

7 Halloween Costumes With High-Tech Appeal

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Soon It Will Be Impossible to Escape Radar Traps [Video]

Getting out of speeding tickets using a combination of savvy, hustle, gumption, and sheer dumb luck might be on its way out thanks to Cordon, new radar system that tracks with Terminator-like accuracy tracking dozens of cars—and their license plates—at a time. More »

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Panasonic GFX Photos Leaked: GF1 Successor At Last

Panasonic may be on the cusp of launching a true pro-level successor to its excellent GF1, according to leaked photos.
Ever since Panasonic started watering down its GF range of Micro Four Thirds cameras after the first model, curmudgeon’s (like me) have been griping. While Panasonic chased the point-and-shoot crowd with the GF2 and GF3, people [...]

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Artificial tongue distinguishes 18 different types of canned tomato

Taste tests are fun -- unless you're in Italy, in which case they're drawn-out and rancorous. That's why scientists in Milan are trying to remove humans from the equation, by using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to reveal objective "metabolomic fingerprints" for different foodstuffs instead. In their latest experiment, NMR succeeded in predicting how human testers would judge 18 different canned tomato products, including sensory descriptors such as bitterness, saltiness, "redness" and density. Like Caesar always said, technology that knows a good ragu is technology we can trust.

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Obama's 2012 Budget Visualized: Defense Loses, Education Wins [Infographic]

Compared to the 2010 and 2011 editions, the 2012 edition of the Death and Taxes poster shows some surprises. The first one: Military spending is down all across the board while Education, Transportation and renewable energy win. More »

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Custom Artificial Limbs Turn Prosthetics Into Personal Art Pieces [Medical]

Using rapid prototyping techniques like 3D scanners and printers, Scott Summit's company brings self-esteem back to those who've suffered a limb loss with custom designed coverings that turn prosthetics into stunning pieces of art. More »

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The New Essential Apps October 2011 [Apps]

iPhones. iPads. Android. Windows Phone 7. We've updated all of our essential apps lists to include a few forgotten favorites, some long awaited arrivals and, as always, even more amazing apps. Check them out! More »

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Laser Carved Pumpkin Produces Impressive Results and Terrible Smells [Lasers]

In a stroke of pure genius, Jack Chalkley decided the intricate pattern he'd chosen for his pumpkin was too complicated for his limited carving skills. So he converted his design into vector art in Illustrator, fed the results into his laser cutting machine, and plunked his pumpkin down on the cutting bed. More »

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