Category: Reality Zone

This Skeleton Can Read Your Mind (Mindwalker)

For people with paralysis, living life confined to a wheelchair can be a pretty frustrating existence. But technology is helping to give these folks some newfound independence. Technology like Mindwalker – the world’s first robotic exoskeleton that operates just through the power of thought. Sounds like science-fiction, doesn’t it? Well, European scientists are making this futuristic concept a reality. Mind Over Matter Similar to the i-Transport invention that we reported on back in February, the first Mindwalker exoskeleton prototype helps lift wheelchair-bound people into a standing position. It then holds them upright and moves their legs via a computer....

Read More

Researchers Created Technology Used To See Through Walls Called ‘Wi-Vi’

  Want X­ray vision like the man of steel? A technology that lets you see behind walls could soon be built in to your cell phone. MIT professor Dina Katabi and graduate student Fadel Adib have announced Wi­Vi, a demonstration of a technology that uses Wi­Fi to allow a viewer to “see” a person moving behind a wall. (Wi­Vi stands for “Wi­Fi” and “vision.”) Previous work demonstrated that the subtle reflections of wireless inter signals bouncing off a human could be used to track that person’s movements, but those previous experiments either required that a wireless router was already...

Read More

President Obama Legalizes Marijuana in Colorado and Washington

  In a profile published online over the weekend in New Yorker magazine, President Barack Obama continued his softening towards legalization. The president alluded to his own youthful marijuana consumption and clarified that while he doesn’t believe it to be a healthy pastime and has discouraged his daughter’s against its use, he also believes it is a less dangerous substance than alcohol and that current moves towards legalization are important experiments that can help end discriminatory arrest practices. “As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a...

Read More

Meet Valkyrie: NASA’s Superhero-Like Walking Robot Unmasked

  The newest humanoid robot from NASA just might be mistaken for a superhero. The space agency’s new Valkyrie — a 6 foot 2 inch tall (1.9 meters) robot with a glowing NASA logo on its chest — bears an uncanny resemblance to Marvel’s superhero Iron Man, but this space age automaton was built for work, not comic book heroics. A team of engineers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Tex., designed and built Valkyrie in just nine months, according to press reports. The robot was developed for the DARPA Robotics Challenge taking place at the end of...

Read More

The Thorium Car That Runs For 100 Years Without Refueling

  If your car was powered by thorium, you would never need to refuel it. The vehicle would burn out long before the chemical did. The thorium would last so long, in fact, it would probably outlive you. That’s why a company called Laser Power Systems has created a concept for a thorium-powered car engine. The element is radioactive, and the team uses bits of it to build a laser beam that heats water, produces steam, and powers an energy-producing turbine. Thorium is one of the most dense materials on the planet. A small sample of it packs 20...

Read More

Bill Gates Votes For Marijuana Legalization In Washington State‏

Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder turned billionaire philanthropist, voted to legalize marijuana in his home state of Washington. In a Tuesday interview with BuzzFeed, Gates said he voted in favor of the ballot measure during the 2012 election. “It’s an experiment, and it’s probably good to have a couple states try it out to see before you make that national policy,” Gates said, that he did not expect the measure to pass. Gates, who is the nation’s wealthiest individual and is heavily involved in public health causes, said a key effect of the new law would be its impact on...

Read More

Mythconceptions of A Culture The Facts PT. 1 by P.H.A.S.E. 2

* Graffiti pl. (from Italian graffiare, “to scratch”) 1. A scribbling on an ancient wall, as in Pompeii 2. A drawing or writing scratched on a wall or other surface The Break Down: Let us focus on the word “graffiti,” a term commonly used in reference to “Aerosol Culture” the multifaceted movement which evolves around the use of the aerosol paint can.. and to “writing’ (one of its many aspects as well as the source from which Aerosol Culture originated). Undoubtedly, from the very beginning and quite officially, writers referred to themselves as “writers” and what they did as...

Read More

Mini Camera-Carrying Helicopter Drone Takes Off on Kickstarter

  Thrill seekers interested in recording their exploits may soon be able to use a flying robot equipped with “follow me” technology to capture aerial footage of their adventures. A company called AirDroids has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to build a miniature helicopter drone that can track users in the air through their smartphones. The device, called the Pocket Drone, is collapsible, lightweight and easy-to-use, according to the company’s Kickstarter page. The helicopter drone is designed to carry a camera, making it an ideal tool for amateur photographers, drone hobbyists and adventure sports enthusiasts, company officials...

Read More

Japanese Humanoid Robot Dominates DARPA Challenge

  A two-legged robot built by engineers at SCHAFT Inc., a Japanese robotics firm, won the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials today (Dec. 21), scoring the most points across tasks that tested the robots’ mobility, dexterity, perception and autonomous operations. Florida-based IHMC Robotics’ humanoid robot claimed second place in the competition, with Carnegie Mellon University’s Team Tartan Rescue rounding out the top three. The DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials were held Friday and Saturday (Dec. 20-21) here at the Homestead Miami Speedway. Seventeen teams qualified to compete, but travel issues prevented one team from China from making it to Florida in...

Read More

The Power Of The Name ‘Rick Ross’ And The Weight It Carries ~ Big Noise News

  The name “Rick Ross” for many stirs much emotion… it stands at the center of what many perceive as the third leg of Black America’s oppression that came at the hands of the “crack epidemic.” As the stories of the Iran-Contra came out worldwide in the late ’90s, Rick Ross became the anti-hero of the ghetto. Rick Ross is a name that carries with it the burden of life sentences, gains of wealth beyond imagination, memories of dead friends from childhood and the pain of a lost generation. He and his image became a sort of singular face...

Read More

VIDs

Loading...