This is a question that the artist Nickolay Lamm wanted to answer. With the help of Astrobiologist M. Browning Vogel, he launched a number of images representing just what wi-fi would look like if it turns out to be visible to the human eye. Of course these are only virtualisations based on wifi signals, so 2.4ghz and 5ghz, If you could actually see radio waves with your eyes the result would be somewhat different.
Thats right, this homemade 3D printer is made of Lego, and you could make one as well! The NXT controls the LEGObot’s power elements: a hot glue gun, a fan and an old VHS camera motor, which powers the printer’s extruder and build platform. So it actually uses melted glue as the material of choice. Besides that It is only made of Lego Parts, and while no match for a MakerBot or similar commercial 3D Printer, It certainly is cool!
Here is the instructables link
This “camera-ball” is a fascinating idea. With cameras pointing at all angles and sensors to detect It’s orientation it takes a bunch of pictures while mid-air and then stitches them together into a 360 panorama. Not sure if it could handle it, but I’d love to throw this thing down a waterfall. They say It can be used for checking unsafe environments, in firefighting for example, but if you ask me It’s just a fun thing. So far it is just a prototype and not for sale.
Some say Ads are constantly getting more and more intrusive , but this kinda takes the price. A collaboration between the streaming site SkyGo and adverising agency BBDO Dusseldorf has started a new campaign in Germany which involves a special transmitter that vibrates the window on a train at just the right frequencies so that sound is transmitted through your cranial bones, directly into your ears. No one on the train, except those resting their heads on the window will hear them. So if you like to rest your head against the window on a train to rest, you better bring a pillow. (more…)
Google aims to bring the world into your home, while they have already mapped a huge part of the world, including parts under the sea, and the Amazon Jungle. Now they bring you the worlds tallest building!
It took the them three days to capture the images from both the viewing gallery on the 124th floor and the window cleaning gantry on the 80th. They used Google street view backpacks to capture the whole thing.
Try it out for yourself here!