this group of Japanese engineering students proved that you don’t need to be a multi-national corporation with big bucks to build a real working exoskeleton suit and the best part is, it doesn’t required any form of electrical power. the project called “Sukerutonikusu” that translates to “Skeletonics”, which is a hybrid of the words “skeleton” and “mechanics”. Continue reading Skeletonics is a power-free exoskeleton suit→
from the guy who gives you the world’s smallest car (Wind-up) and the world’s lowest car (Flatmobile), comes the world’s fastest furniture: a dining table set up, aptly dubbed the ‘Fast Food‘. Perry Watkins is no strange in creating weird vehicle and this time round, his Fast Food has achieved the world record speed of 113.8 mph. at a glance, this dining table set up looks to be just another, well, dining table set up for six complete with champagne, potatoes, gravy and roast chicken to boot – all of which are fake items, of course. however, lurking underneath this tantalizing set-up is a 3.5-liter Rover V8 engine cannibalized from a Reliant Scimitar Sabre and a nitrous oxide (NOS) injection system that is good for a century sprint in just four seconds. Continue reading this dining table is the world’s fastest furniture →
besides being the first Geminoid based on a non-Japanese person, the Geminoid DK, is also the first to sport facial hair. the robot was modeled after Associate Professor Hendrik Scharfe of Aalborg University of Denmark. great. even though we have not seen Assoc.Prof Scharfe before, now we know how he looks like! Prof. Scharfe revealed that they had been working on this latest Germinoid for a year now and the base Geminoid was built in Kokoro in Tokyo and is currently undergoing setup and testing in Japan’s Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR). Continue reading eerily realistic humanoid wants to smile and blink at you→
ever stop and marvel at today’s graphic engine? i know, i do. sometimes i think the CGI has progressed leaps and bounds to the extend that it blurs the line between reality and computer generated graphics. well, CryTek, the firm behind the game Crysis franchise, is set to blur the line between reality and virtual world further with its newest gaming engine, CryEngine 3. there is no use in trying to decipher the technicality behind this new engine (we are no engineers) but to witness it in action in the video after the jump. simply breathtaking! check it out. Continue reading the CryEngine 3 lets you step into photo-realistic gaming→
i thought this informational video regarding Placebo effect was a really good one. if you have been wondering what and how a Placebo effect really works, take a look at the video after the jump. it is light humored and well, informational. for those who had experienced with Placebo effect, how does it work for you? in fact, i would think Placebo effect is around us as we go about our daily routine. perhaps, it even took effect without us noticing it was placebo at play. now, that’s a clever way of claiming rights. isn’t?
(credit: screenshot by mike from official Ferrari FF video)
if you haven’t already heard, Ferrari has unveiled the official Ferrari FF video during its web unveiling last week. up until last week, what we have were sparse information and a few images to satisfy our curiosity about the first four wheel drive and four seater Ferrari. the video takes audience on a journey with the Ferrari FF going through a variety of scenic drive and terrains that most of people wouldn’t dream of doing. well, maybe in a dream, yes but in a high-end machine like the FF? definitely, no. the drive also take viewers to the world’s first Ferrari Theme Park in Abu Dhabi. pretty awesome video. check out the video after the break. Continue reading Ferrari releases new official Ferrari FF video →
running up to the rumored launch of iPad 2 next week, we thought we could use some humor on iPad 2 ourselves first – with this hilarious parody of iPad 2 review. hmmm, why didn’t he say “iPad 2, it changes everything… again?” check out the video after the break. warning: it is meant to be a humorous parody, hence Apple fanboys, do not get offended, yah?
kinetic must be the favorite among hackers. i mean its motion sensing technology has huge potential (other than gaming…) and this one is called the SwimBrowser which is a natural interaction web browser made for the 2011 PrimeSense/OpenNI developer challenge. its a weird name but it does garner attention after all. in anyway, user browses the net by motion similar to swimming strokes, hence the name SwimBrowser – swimming googles is optional. Continue reading kinect-hack: swim the web instead of surfing the web→
i hate tying ties as much as i hate clipping my nails. often, i wish somebody would invent something to tackle these simple yet frustrating chores. thank goodness for people like Seth Goldstein, who must have shared the same perspective as myself, designed and built a machine that solve this seemingly minute issue. the machine, aptly named ‘Why Knot?’, looks more complicated than it is to knot up a tie but it certainly works beautifully. hmmm, did i see a bicycle sprocket, chain and pedal there? very intriguing and applaudable project. Continue reading fancy a robot to knot up your tie? Why Knot? does just that→