Project Soli – Mind Blowing interaction method by Google

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For those who feel handling small devices was difficult, this is just the amazing innovation coming through from Google’s Advanced Technology And Projects (ATAP) group.

The device works on the concept of RADAR which senses our hand gestures and interacts with our electronic devices. Using this hardware along with complex algorithms of machine learning, it can track hand and finger gestures precisely. The video is just an amazing representation of the device that awaits us in future.

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5 TED Videos that will astound you

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TED talks is my personal favorite when it comes to Youtube channel. I have made it a point that everyday I see atleast one talk. It gives you a broader perspective and can also serve as inspiration. Here are few TED talks which surprises me no matter how many times I watch them:

1. This man thoroughly deserves respect. When he realized his wife had to choose between buying family meals and buying her monthly “supplies,” Arunachalam Muruganantham vowed to help her solve the problem of the sanitary pad. True meaning of persistence, sacrifice and victory.

2. The sixth sense man from India, gives me chills as I write this. Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data — including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper “laptop.”  Video will speak for itself.

3. 21 Year Old Usman Riaz grew up playing classical piano since the age of 6. Picking up guitar at 16 Usman taught himself how to play. A video to spark your self learning capability:

4. Though this does not teach you much, but it will definitely make you say “WTF”:

5. This video is worth a repeat in this blog, truly teaches you a lot on body language:

Hope you enjoyed it!

Mercedes Benz Biome Concept – “A car that emits Oxygen”

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Car that grows out of seeds and emits oxygen

 

Mercedes has just reached the next level by summoning an automobile from the lab farm. We thank the German auto manufacturer for their BIOME concept car, unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2010. This is a masterpiece of innovation.

It is made from an ultralight material called BioFibre so that the finished vehicle, though wider than a typical car, only weighs 876 pounds (397 kilograms). The best part is that the BIOME isn’t assembled. It grows from two seeds — one that forms the interior and one that forms the exterior. The wheels germinate from four additional seeds placed in the nursery.

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Press Release: “The Mercedes-Benz BIOME grows in a completely organic environment from seeds sown in a nursery. Out on the road the car emits pure oxygen, and at the end of its lifespan it can be simply composted or used as building material.”

 

How awesome is that! This will just act like trees on road !. Hope Mercedes-Benz finds a way to commercialize this soon.