shiny brainThe US Department of Defense has a good reason to fund research in advanced bionic limbs—in fact, it has a couple thousand good reasons. In the last thirteen years, 2,000 men and women have lost a limb in military service. And of course, military amputees are hardly the only amputees. Far from it.

Advanced prosthetic research in clinical settings is providing a ray of hope for all these folks—military or civilian—as participants in DARPA’s Reliable Neural-Interface Technology (RE-NET) program continue to make progress in the realm of brain-interfacing prosthetic devices.

Two recently released DARPA videos demonstrate just how far researchers have come. In the first video (below) a man manipulates a prosthetic arm using targeted muscle re-innervation (TMR) developed by Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. TMR allows direct manipulation of the prosthetic with thoughts alone.

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Aireal: Disney tests air-flow tactile gaming technology

xbox controllerGamers could be able to feel the thwack of a ball or bullets whooshing past their faces if Disney’s experimental air-flow technology takes off.

Dubbed Aireal, the technology allows users to feel physical feedback from virtual images without having to wear gloves, belts or vests.

Puffs of compressed air blown at different strengths and speeds simulate tactile experiences, the inventors say.

It is the latest innovation in haptic – or tactile – technology.


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Masdar City – One of the most sustainable communities on Earth

Wind turbineMasdar City is a project in Abu Dhabi, that will present the world’s first zero-carbon, car and skyscraper-free city. In Arabic Masdar means “the source” and refers to Masdar the company and Masdar City, being a source of knowledge, innovation and human capital development in the areas of renewable energy and clean technologies.

Project was initiated in 2006. with the projected cost approximately US$18-US$19 billion. Masdar City is a unit of Masdar, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Mubadala Development Company, which is an Abu Dhabi Government-owned vehicle set up to spur economic development and diversification in the emirate.

Masdar City is planned to be a hub for cleantech companies and it will host the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

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Florida Accidentally Banned All Computers, Smart Phones In The State Through Internet Cafe Ban: Lawsuit

GavelWhen Florida lawmakers recently voted to ban all Internet cafes, they worded the bill so poorly that they effectively outlawed every computer in the state, according to a recent lawsuit.

In April Florida Governor Rick Scott approved a ban on slot machines and Internet cafes after a charity tied to Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll was shut down on suspicion of being an Internet gambling front — forcing Carroll, who had consulted with the charity, to resign.

Florida’s 1,000 Internet cafes were shut down immediately, including Miami-Dade’s Incredible Investments, LLC, a café that provides online services to migrant workers, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

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Sky Deutschland to broadcast adverts directly into train passengers’ heads

Subway Station in MunichSky Deutschland has developed technology to transfer adverts from train windows directly and silently into commuters’ heads.

Passengers leaning their head against the window will “hear” adverts “coming from inside the user’s head”, urging them to download the Sky Go app.

The proposal involves using bone conduction technology, which is used in hearing aids, headphones and Google’s Glass headset, to pass sound to the inner ear via vibrations through the skull.

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China unveils world’s most powerful computer

circuit boardChinese scientists have unveiled a supercomputer twice as powerful as any existing machine.

Aside from the Milky Way Two’s extraordinary speed, the massive computer is remarkable in a number of other ways.

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