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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).
- Perceptive Pixel unveils an 82-inch multi-touch LCD, TV news anchors overcome by giddy hands (engadget.com)
- iPhone-Style Touch on a Giant Screen (technologyreview.com)
- Smartphone-Style Touch Sensing On an 82-Inch Screen (hardware.slashdot.org)
- Jeff Han of Perceptive Pixel and Microsoft’s Steven Bathiche set to Chair Interactive Displays 2010 (prweb.com)
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.
- $30 Million Private Moon Race Gets New Chief (space.com)
- Race to the Moon Heats Up for Private Firms (stevebeckow.com)
- Fly me to the moon (theage.com.au)
- CNN’s Soledad O’Brien to Deliver Opening Keynote Address at PRSA 2011 International Conference (prnewswire.mediaroom.com)
- X-Prize director describes incentive prizes in an interview with Sander Olson (nextbigfuture.com)
- Isle of Man Space Company Gears up for the Google Lunar X Prize Team Summit (prweb.com)
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.
- MIT develops a portable, high-resolution 3D imaging solution (bostinnovation.com)
- MIT GelSight is portable, high-res 3D imaging tech (news.cnet.com)
- Portable, super-high-resolution 3-D imaging (w/ Video) (physorg.com)
- Make a High-Res 3-D Image of Just About Anything Anywhere, Using MIT’s New Gel By Clay Dillow (imullins89.wordpress.com)
- Portable, super-high-resolution 3-D imaging (technology-headlines.com)
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!
- Gulp (e-clecticism.blogspot.com)
- Nokia N8: Gulp (ibelieveinadv.com)
- Gulp (milkandcookies.com)
- Nokia N8 : The making of Gulp [Video] (scaryideas.com)
- Nokia N8: Gulp (adsoftheworld.com)
- Gulp: The world’s largest stop-motion animation (itsnicethat.com)
- gulp! W+K creates world’s largest stop frame animation for nokia(wklondon.typepad.com)
- See Massive Stop-Motion Animation Gulp, Shot Entirely With Cellphone (wired.com)
- Gulp (presurfer.blogspot.com)
- Nokia’s Gulp Is the World’s Largest Stop-Motion Animation (Video) (dailypicksandflicks.com)
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.
- Giant Mermaid In Alster Lake (oldstersview.wordpress.com)
- Gigantic lady of the lake (cosmonavigator.wordpress.com)