6 Aug 2012
NASA's most high-tech Mars rover on Sunday zeroed in on the red planet where it will attempt a tricky celestial gymnastics routine during a "seven minutes of terror" plummet through the atmosphere. Curiosity, the car-size, one-ton rover is bound for arrival on Mars at 1:31 a.m., EDT on Monday, Aug. 6. The landing will mark the beginning of a two-year prime mission to investigate one of the most intriguing places on Mars.
21 Jul 2012
The V Motion Project is an interactive music and video performance system that translates a performer’s gestures to music and motion graphics using Xbox 360's Kinect motion sensor. The performer’s movements are captured by two Kinect motion sensors and projected on stage in the form of a computer generated avatar. The music system works by connecting the Kinect to Ableton Live, a music sequencing software used by Djs and musicians during live performances, so when the performer hits certain hot spots, different music samples and notes are played. Below is a video showing the full device in action. Very very cool.....
15 Jul 2012
Check out this video. I had a ball watching this little guy do the YMCA and Thriller. This is an excellent way to show the dexterity of a humanoid robot. So adorable......
14 Jun 2012
The new version of Apple's iPhone operating system comes with new emojis, the popular emoticons that are often used in texting and email, especially by young kids and nerdy adults like me. Two of these new pictograms represent gay and lesbian couples for the first time.