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the largest picture ever taken…

Published on YouTube by daveachuk, Jan 6, 2015
First & Last photo by Cory Poole: https://www.facebook.com/CoryPoolePho…
Music is ‘Koda – The Last Stand’ from Silk…
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Super-high resolution image of Andromeda from Hubble (NASA/ESA): http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/…

song from pi…

Thank you to aSongScout, who says “This is a song I wrote to help me memorize π, since I can memorize music easier than strings of numbers. In my mind, I can hear the melody, and figure out the numbers.”

time to rethink what is real…

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hack your brain’s default mode with meditation…

Published by Big Think on Aug 19, 2014:

Dan Harris explains the neuroscience behind meditation, but reminds us that the ancient practice isn’t magic and likely won’t send one floating into the cosmic ooze. He predicts that the exercise will soon become regularly scheduled maintenance, as commonplace as brushing your teeth or eating your veggies. Harris, an ABC News correspondent, was turned on to meditation after a live, on-air panic attack. His latest book is 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story (http://goo.gl/wfSX4E).

for the blind to read…

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Photo : MIT Fluid Interfaces Research Group

Device helps blind read print. The FingerReader is audio reading gadget for index finger

By Michael McEnaney, Tech Times | July 8, 12:18 PM

We’ve covered lots of new wearable tech over the last several months, some of which was fairly cool and some of which was fairly useless.

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab have developed something that will truly lift the category to new heights.

Take a gander at the FingerReader, a ring that slips on the index finger and enables people with visual disabilities to read text printed on paper or electronic devices. A mood sweater this is most certainly not.

The prototype the MIT team is showing off was created using a 3D printer and fit very snugly on the user’s index finger. A small camera positioned on the top of the ring actually scans the text. As the user moves their finger across the text, a synthesized voice reads the words aloud, quickly translating the text from any printed material including books, newspapers and restaurant menus.

The developers created a software program that tracks the finger’s movements, identifies each word and then processes that information for the synthesized voice to read aloud. Should the users stray from the correct order of the text on the page, vibration motors are activated alerting the reader that their finger has gone off course.

“The FingerReader is like reading with the tip of your finger and it’s a lot more flexible, a lot more immediate than any solution that they have right now,” explained Pattie Maes, an MIT professor who founded and leads the Fluid Interfaces research group developing the prototype.

While the MIT team that developed the device feels it will be able to affordably bring the device to market, there’s no guess at a final price.

The National Federation for the Blind estimates that 20.6 million adult Americans (or nearly 10% of all adult Americans) have reported they either “have trouble” seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses, or that they are blind or unable to see at all.

The developers of the FingerReader might be interested to know that the National Federation for the Blind further reports that the number of legally blind children (through age 21) enrolled in elementary and high school in the U.S. eligible to receive free reading matter in Braille, large print, or audio format stands at over 59,000.

And the organization adds that the number of noninstitutionalized males or females under 20 years of age in the United States, including all races and at all education levels, who reported a visual disability as of the beginning of 2012 stood at 656,100.

 

buckle up…and breathe…

Published by Peter Diamandis on May 21 2014.

transforming retail…

augmented-realityNO MORE MALLS: 5 DISRUPTIVE TECHS TRANSFORMING RETAIL

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Posted on SingularityHub on 06/12/14 8:00 AM

Five technologies are converging to transform the retail shopping experience forever.

This is big. This isn’t Amazon, it’s Amazon x100. Very social, very local and very efficient.

This will impact multiple industries.

Though it applies to other retail, the example I’ll share in this email is clothes shopping — specifically, a new approach that will give you back massive amounts of time in your life and make the experience fun, fast and super-personalized.

Gone are the wasted hours in dressing rooms or combing through racks and finding nothing in your preferred size or style.

The five converging technologies are:
1. 3D imaging
2. Body-motion sensors
3. Virtual reality headsets
4. Virtual worlds
5. Big data & AI

Let me give you a glimpse of the future.

Of course this doesn’t just hit clothing. It hits every element related to retail, like buildings, labor and transportation.

First, let’s look at the experience, and then we’ll examine the tech behind it.

THE FUTURE RETAIL EXPERIENCE
Here’s one future of clothes shopping…

You won’t drive to a store. Ever.

Eventually, clothing stores will go away, dematerialized and significantly demonetized — just like Amazon has done to most bookstores.

Your body is scanned and the data file is private. It’s your exact body on that exact day. (more…)

dr. smartphone…

Published by Neil Versel on Jan 24, 2013

Dr. Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, chief academic officer of San Diego-based Scripps Health and digital health’s rock star, was featured Jan. 25 on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams. In this interview with NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman, he showed off a number of technologies and gadgets that can provide better care at lower cost, often using little more than a sensor connected to a smartphone.

For more, including names of the products Topol demonstrated, see Neil Versel‘s story in MobiHealthNews:http://mobihealthnews.com/20032/topol…

 

 

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