Driving in the rain may become a bit easier depending on the development of Carnegie Mellon‘s smart headlight concept.
“Researchers from Carnegie Mellon have developed a prototype smart headlight which blots out individual drops of rain or snow — improving vision by up to 90 percent.”
Are we one step closer to the universal translator? Is there a Babel Fish around the corner? This NewScientist article discusses the new iPhone translation app developed by the Universal Speech Translation Advanced Research Consortium (U-STAR)and its impact on the upcoming 2012 Olympics in London.
These maps are a great example of the public that is available and just waiting to be mashed up with additional data sources. Scan the country for positive test results for diseases by affected population, human, bird, mosquito etc.
“Run out of batteries? Just spray-paint some new ones. Researchers have created five sprayable paints that form a lithium-ion battery when layered together, letting you store energy on walls, tiles or even your favourite mug.”
Explore eight possible reasons your test is passing before you’ve written the code.