Archive for December, 2006

Mindball: EEG Game

This week the Mindball championship is being held at The Science Museum in London. According to the museum, the winner will be crowned Britain’s Most Relaxed Mind. Mindball is a game in which two players compete to push a ball over the other’s goal line. But there’s a catch–this is a game of mind over [...]

A Robot in Every Home?

The January 2007 issue of Scientific American presents a cover story on robotics by Bill Gates. He describes the emergence of the robotics industry, which is developing in much the same way that the computer business did 30 years ago with future images of assembly lines creating useful robots such as those that can perform [...]

Time’s Person of the Year

Congratulations! You are the Time magazine “Person of the Year.” Person of the Year: You Yes, you. You control the Information Age. Welcome to your world. Time cited the shift from institutions to individuals – citizens of the new digital democracy, as the magazine put it. The winners this year were anyone using or creating [...]

Virtual Reality and Memory: Too Much of a Good Thing?

It has been said that experience is the best teacher. However, a researcher, Ann E. Schlosser from the University of Washington, tested how well people used a camera after learning about its functions two different ways: either through an interactive virtual rendition or through text and static pictures. She found that though virtual experiences improved [...]

Smart Stick MD

What is new in medical record storage and access? Finger activated medical record USB storage device. The smartSTIK-MD(TM), developed by bioMETRX, addresses the growing concern over unauthorized digital records access in the medical industry. smartSTIK- MD(TM) specifically addresses concerns over confidentiality of and access to medical records and how to securely transmit this sensitive data [...]