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There’s an awesome article on designboom today about The World’s Largest Multitouch LCD Display from Perceptive Pixel. Perceptive Pixel is a recognized leader in the research, development and production of multi-touch interfaces (read more about Perceptive Pixel).
Everyone loves healthy competition. For many, nothing beats the high of being declared a winner — except, maybe, the high of giving back.
For those craving competitive thrill and the chance to make the world a better place, check out the X PRIZE Foundation. The educational nonprofit’s mission is to make the impossible possible, one prize at a time.
The X PRIZE tagline is “Revolution through competition” – since humans are hardwired to compete, it’s only natural to use that drive to push capabilities beyond limits. Think about it: 100 years ago, people would never believe a transatlantic aircraft flight could happen. But in 1927, Charles Lindbergh made the impossible possible — all because of the $25,000 Orteig Prize.
The U.S. based X Prize organization’s first competition was in 1996 and called for the first private team to build a spaceship. Teams from around the world worked towards the goal … and the $10 million prize. However, the initiative inspired not just competition, but created businesses and industries that are worth more than the original incentive — thanks to the human drive. Today, groups are competing for the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE, which aims to reach the moon with a new generation of low-cost robots.
If you’re innovative and want to help create a better future, look into the X PRIZE Foundation. Somewhere in the world, someone will have the solution.
Maybe you will be one of the ones that make the impossible … possible.
GelSight‘s resolution is in the hundreds of microns, that’s quadruple the highest resolution I’ve seen at Direct Dimensions, Inc., but then again this is a completely different kind of 3D imaging technology. I hope coworkers who are at SIGGRAPH 2011 in Vancouver run into the developers of GelSight.
This is an awesome Stop-Motion Animation by Sumo Science at Aardman in the UK that I read about on designboom. Check out the write up here. Gulp broke the world record for “Largest Stop-Motion Animation” and was shot, in it’s entirety, using a 12 mega-pixel Nokia N8 cellphone camera!
A giant statue of a nude woman created by Oliver Voss can be seen floating in Alster Lake in Hamburg, Germany. The 13ft high, 98ft long 3-piece floating sculpture of “The Bather” has already caused controversy and will only be on display for 10 days.