Music is meditation. My greatest musical inspirations have come at moments where I allowed spirit to flow naturally without any expectation. Music is teaching me how to be in the moment, and how to recognize these synchronicities and how to align myself with them in order to maximize my energy. How could I ever not indulge this wonderful new found self-awareness?
Hailed as the greatest #pickpocket in the world, Apollo Robbins studies the quirks of human behavior as he steals your watch. In a hilarious demonstration, Robbins samples the buffet of the #TEDGlobal 2013 audience, showing how the flaws in our perception make it possible to swipe a wallet and leave it on its owner’s shoulder while they remain clueless.
The word “epic” is thrown around a lot these days to describe art or other media that people like. If you want a good idea of what “epic” really looks like, however, you need to see Desert Breath, a truly epic art installation near the Red Sea in Egypt. 17 years after its completion, this mystical desert spiral is still clearly visible on Google Earth…
At the core of Google’s freshly announced experimental Project Tango smartphone platform is a vision processor called the Myriad 1, manufactured by chip startup Movidius and its CEO Remi El-Ouazzane. The chip is being used by Google’s Advanced Technology And Projects Group, retained in the Motorola split, to enable developers to access computer vision processing never before seen on a phone…
The kitsune is a Japanese fox spirit. These spirits are often seen with multiple tails, the most powerful having nine tails. It is said that with every century they have lived they gain another tail. Kitsune temperaments vary, some being good, helpful, and associated with the fox god Inari. Others are tricksters and lead people into misfortune. Some powers of the kitsune include the ability to possess people, transform into a human shape (though they are always revealed by their shadow or reflection which shows their fox form), and can create a fire called kitsunebi that they use lead people off the paths at night into the dangerous unknown.
Steve Perlman believes his company’s pCell technology will revolutionize the wireless industry, eliminating congestion, dead zones, and unreliable connections. Read this article by Dan Farber on CNET News.
Hitachi recently announced that it has developed a medium that can outlast not only this old-school format but also CDs, DVDs, hard drives and MP3s.
The electronics giant partnered with Kyoto University’s Kiyotaka Miura to develop “semiperpetual” slivers of quartz glass that Hitachi says can preserve information for hundreds of millions of years with virtually no degradation.
Doctors told Lee Spievack there was no hope for his severed finger. Spievack accidentally sliced an inch off the tip of his index finger with a model airplane propeller.
But with the help of a mystery powder at the University of Pittsburgh, referred to as “pixie dust” — tissue, blood vessels and skin regrew in just four weeks.
Nine years ago, Dennis Aabo Sørensen severely wounded his left arm in a fireworks accident, and had to have it amputated. Now, a bionic hand has restored his ability to feel, the first time this has been reported in a scientific journal.
Researchers embedded electrodes in Sørensen’s arm, and touch sensors in a prosthetic hand to stimulate his remaining nerves. With the hand, Sørensen was able to recognize different objects by their feel, and grasp them appropriately, according to the study detailed online today (Feb. 5) in the journal Science Translational Medicine.