The “first man-made biological leaf” could enable humans to colonise space
RCA graduate Julian Melchiorri says the synthetic biological leaf he developed, which absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant, could enable long-distance space travel.
Telerobotic Fanbots cheering for Hanhwa Eagles in South Korea
JapanSouth Korea (inadvertence, sorry) continues to surprise me. I never would have thought of Robo(tic)Capos. I think you could use them also for surveillance systems in stadiums. But that’s another story.
What if there was a robot cheering for those fans who cannot come to the stadium?
Fanbot is the combination of ‘fan’ and ‘robot’
Hanhwa Eagles, for the first time in the world, launched eagles-fanbot, which allowed for interactive cheering for those fans who cannot come to the stadium.
The ‘Holographic’ 3D Video Machine is closer than you think
From the creators project:
Recently completed by Chris Helson and Sarah Jackets, two Scotland-based artist who have been honing away on the project for seven years, this innovative 3D video machine will make its debut on July 31, as part of the Alt-W at the Edinburgh Art Festival. Inspired by the famous holographic message sent to Obi-Wan Kenobi from Princess Leia in Star Wars, the 360-degree piece, entitled Help Me Obi, has already won an Alt-w production award from New Media Scotland.
Inspired by scientific concepts that have garnered iconic cultural significance, Helson said the project is not to be confused with a 3D hologram: “We use the term holographic because there is nothing else like it,” said Helson. “The machine creates 360 [-degree] moving video objects apparently floating in space and the viewer is able to walk around the machine and see the video object from any position.”
Fluidly move from space to space, if people around you get too chatty. Need to have a focused business meeting? Take a screen-free stroll on the meandering walkway on the office perimeter.
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