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Be your own CSI with GelSight

The guys at GelSight¬†are on to something big – or at least, magnified. Their specially designed rubber lens lets one see details as small as two microns thick, through their patent-pending and newly perfected approach.¬†This video demonstrates how it all works: And this video shows off the extent of GelSight’s sensitivity: The stuff looks really […]

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MIT Propose A Digital Cloud for London

London invited the world to build them an addition to their skyline, in time for the Olympics in 2012. Their request has been answered by researchers from MIT. Here are some details of their brave response: The structure, dubbed “the Cloud”, would consist of two 400-foot towers and a number of interconnected, LED-filled bubbles, including […]

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Bibliography

So that’s it, my series is over. All that’s left to do now is credit the academic sources that influenced and aided in the construction of my argument. Thanks to everyone below, and thanks to you, dear reader, for coming along for the ride. References: Baudrillard, Jean (1983). Simulations. New York: Semiotext(e). Baudrillard, Jean (1988). […]

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Five New Interfaces from SIGGRAPH 2009

Just saw these over at MIT’s Technology Review, and thought I’d share… Touchable Holography: Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a display that lets users “touch” holograms. Virtual objects appear to float in mid-air thanks to an LCD and a concave mirror. The sensation of touching the objects is created using an ultrasound […]

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