Computational creativity and the future of AI

Chris Wood

Because acoustic-gravity waves travel much faster than tsunamis, detection of them could s...

A new MIT study has examined the possibility of acoustic-gravity waves – high-speed sound waves often generated by underwater earthquakes and landslides – acting as an early warning of tsunamis and rogue waves.  Read More

Paragon pairs with a wireless sensor to precisely monitor and maintain cooking temperature...

Paragon is a low-cost induction cooktop from GE-subsidiary FirstBuild, designed to provide precision cooking to the masses. The product, which is currently the subject of a crowdfunding effort, pairs with a temperature sensor and links up with an iOS app, all with the goal of providing a less stressful kitchen experience.  Read More

The QindredCam, pictured here in its prototype form, uses an array of sensors to decided w...

Acumulus9 aims to improve upon the existing lifelogging camera experience by not taking photos at predetermined intervals, but having its QindredCam select when and where to take a snap. It offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and incorporates cloud storage to make it easy for users to view and share content.  Read More

FLEX aims to detect abnormal peaks of florescence from space, providing warnings of stress...

The European Space Agency (ESA) has successfully tested its Fluorescence Explorer mission (FLEX), which is vying for a spot on the organisation’s eight Earth Explorer satellite. The mission, which aims to create global maps of photosynthetic activity, will allow for the identification of vegetation suffering degrees of stress that simply aren’t visible to the human eye. It has the potential to significantly further our understanding of the global carbon cycle, and could have an impact on agricultural management.  Read More

The CfA team created a 3D map of the Cassiopeia A supernova explosion (Image: D. Milisavlj...

Observations recorded in a study by researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian and Dartmouth College have shed light on the interior of the much-studied exploded star, Cassiopeia A. Using the astronomical equivalent of a CAT scan, the team created an interactive 3D map of the exploded star, showing that the supernova remnant is made up of a series of massive cavities.  Read More

Razer's new Blade offers better performance in the same package, at the same price point

Razer has updated its high-end 14-inch notebook with Maxwell graphics, a brand new Intel processor and double the memory of last year’s model. It’s not all change though, with the machine still offering the same trim build and QHD+ display as its predecessor.  Read More

Printing a 2-inch (5 cm) long section of windpipe takes less than two hours

Researchers at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have successfully created cartilage using a MakerBot 3D printer. The team made use of the technology to quickly and affordably prototype and refine the bioprosthesis, and even used it to create a low-cost bioreactor to facilitate the growth of the cells.  Read More

The Bluewire automatically records phone calls, even if they're using a different Bluetoot...

Bluewire is a Bluetooth 4.0 headset designed to let the user record up to 1,000 hours worth of calls. The device will record both sides of a user’s conversation, is wireless charging-enabled and offers extra functionality including a built in flashlight and “find my phone” feature.  Read More

The Duet combines Android and Windows systems with an Intel Edison mini-computer, allowing...

We’ve seen a number of smart tables from Ideum before, but the Duet brings something a little new, integrating both Windows 8 and Android computers into a single unit. The company has designed it to be easy to switch between the two operating systems, and the hardware itself is a rugged, multitouch affair.  Read More

The Milestone Prizes are designed to give teams a helping hand on their journey to the Moo...

Back in December, we learned that the final deadline for the prestigious Lunar XPrize had been pushed back to 2016, giving the teams a little more time to perfect their creations. We also heard that up to US$6 million in funding would be awarded to the most promising teams. The results are now in and the front runners are beginning to emerge.  Read More

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