Sunday, April 28, 2013
From mapping the human brain to 3D printing "nothing stops the progress" as they say, but sometime innovations can happen in the most unexpected sector which is exactly the case of today's "innovention".
The research team at Durex - yes, the famous condom manufacturer - has created what they call "Fundawear", a long-distance iPhone app controlling underwear stimulator - no kidding. So, yes, now there is even "an app for that" and the "multitouch" smart phones screens really deserved to be called like this! That said, why not, and if this "Fundawear" works as well as they say it could be fun.
On the first video below "Durexperiment" team developers located in Australia explain you more about this new "Fundawear" which will be released first in Australia only. Fundawear price hasn't been announced yet.
On the second video a cute couple is experimenting Fundawear...
On this third video Billie Whitehouse, the fashion designer explain how she designed the underwear which needed to include the technology used in Fundawear.
For more infos go to Fundawear Facebook page HERE.
All videos: copyright Durex Australia
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Have you ever wished you could lift your pen off the paper and see your drawing become a real three dimensional object? Well now you can with "3Doodler", and it's something really amazing. 3Doodler is the world's first 3D "printing" pen, which means that the pen create instantly in 3D what you are "drawing". As a matter of fact it's a pen that draw in the air! The creators put their project on the famous Kickstarter web site, asking for $30.000 to put the project into production, and they received an overwhelming an enthusiastic response as, right now - and there is still 26 days to go - the project has 21090 backers and received $1.883.267 M!
And i think they deserve it. Sure, on the demo/presentation video below what they create might not seems extremely interesting but the potential of this 3D pen is interesting and the technique itself amazing. And does it works, you ask? In the video the inventors explain you in detail, but basically the product which is in the pen solidify instantly as soon as it gets out of the pen. It looks simple but it took thousand of years to be able to did it!
Picture and video: copyright 3Doodler
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The good guys of The Verge had the first test of the non yet available but awaited Google Glass. The Google Glass will allow you to receive a lot of infos right in front your eyes but so far the best feature seems to be the ability of taking pictures or videos, and for the first time ever exactly as you see scenes with your eyes - have a look at the video below as the result is pretty amazing:
But there might be also a downside with this Google Glass, specially for our private life, and i suggest you to read the CNN article of Andrew Keen right HERE."But the feature everyone is going to go crazy with — and the feature you probably most want to use — is Glass’ ability to take photos and video with a "you are there" view. I won’t lie, it’s amazingly powerful (and more than a little scary) to be able to just start recording video or snapping pictures with a couple of flicks of your finger or simple voice commands."
And of course you can have a read of The Verge full test of the Google Glass HERE.
Video: copyright Google
Posted by Alain Littaye at 12:22 PM
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Eruptive events on the Sun can be wildly different. Some come just with a solar flare, some with an additional ejection of solar material called a coronal mass ejection (CME), and some with complex moving structures in association with changes in magnetic field lines that loop up into the Sun's atmosphere, the corona.
On July 19, 2012, an eruption occurred on the sun that produced all three. A moderately powerful solar flare exploded on the Sun's lower right hand limb, sending out light and radiation. Next came a CME, which shot off to the right out into space. And then, the Sun treated viewers to one of its dazzling magnetic displays -- a phenomenon known as coronal rain.
Over the course of the next day, hot plasma in the corona cooled and condensed along strong magnetic fields in the region. Magnetic fields, themselves, are invisible, but the charged plasma is forced to move along the lines, showing up brightly in the extreme ultraviolet wavelength of 304 Angstroms, which highlights material at a temperature of about 50,000 Kelvin. This plasma acts as a tracer, helping scientists watch the dance of magnetic fields on the Sun, outlining the fields as it slowly falls back to the solar surface.
The footage in this video was collected by the Solar Dynamics Observatory's AIA instrument. SDO collected one frame every 12 seconds, and the movie plays at 30 frames per second, so each second in this video corresponds to 6 minutes of real time.
Video : copyright NASA
Posted by Alain Littaye at 6:39 PM
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Mission : Space at Epcot is one of Walt Disney World favorite attraction, but how is a real space mission? This fantastic video from Commander Sunita Williams filmed inside the Space Station is really fascinating: "In her final days as Commander of the International Space Station, Sunita Williams of NASA recorded an extensive tour of the orbital laboratory and downlinked the video on Nov. 18, just hours before she, cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency departed in their Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft for a landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan. The tour includes scenes of each of the station's modules and research facilities with a running narrative by Williams of the work that has taken place and which is ongoing aboard the orbital outpost".
All aboard for a tour of the Space Station as you will discover every inch of it - and of course watch the video full screen!
Video: copyright NASA
Posted by Alain Littaye at 9:45 AM