Archive for March, 2014 | Monthly archive page

Yale researchers reconstruct facial images locked in a viewer’s mind

Using only data from an fMRI scan, researchers led by a Yale University undergraduate have accurately reconstructed images of human faces as viewed by other people. via YaleNews | Yale researchers reconstruct facial images locked in a viewer’s mind.

Glass Brain – real time 3d brain visualisation

The glass brain is a Unity3D brain visualization that displays source activity and connectivity, inferred in real-time from high-density EEG using methods implemented in SIFT and BCILAB. via Glass Brain | Projects | Neuroscape lab.

Bitcoin bloodbath as China shutters all trading sites

China’s central bank has ruled that all banks and payment service providers in the country must cease dealing in Bitcoin. The ruling, effective from April 15th, basically shutters all Bitcoin trading sites in the Middle Kingdom and means cash purchases will soon be the only way to buy into the virtual currency. via Bitcoin bloodbath […]

Gunshot victims to be suspended by replacing their blood

Doctors in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are now waiting for a patient to show up with a gaping chest wound, who’s lost around 50% of his / her blood so they can replace the entire blood supply with a cold saline solution, which rapidly cools the body and stops almost all cellular activity. […]

Sketch in 3D using augmented reality using a pad and pen

This cool pad and pen lets you sketch in 3D using augmented reality.

Disconnect – Private Browsing

We crawl the web to find the companies that track people, then Disconnect blocks those companies’ tracking requests in your browser. Click the items below to learn more about Disconnect’s features. via Private Browsing.

Heat the base of a snowboard and it’ll go faster

RoomScan – The app that draws floor plans by itself

RoomScan draws floor plans all by itself – just touch each wall with your phone! To get the best from the app, please have a look at these demo videos: via RoomScan – The app that draws floor plans by itself on the App Store on iTunes.

Anti glare / sunlight screens

You can put these on your laptop monitor and still be able to read the screen in the sunshine Nushield 3M HP

First direct evidence of cosmic inflation

Gravitational waves squeeze space as they travel, and this squeezing produces a distinct pattern in the cosmic microwave background. Gravitational waves have a “handedness,” much like light waves, and can have left- and right-handed polarizations. “The swirly B-mode pattern is a unique signature of gravitational waves because of their handedness. This is the first direct […]

OKCoin Raises $10 Million to Become China’s ‘Largest Exchange’

OKCoin has grown rapidly over the past few weeks and is now the biggest Chinese exchange, according to its CEO Star Xu. He claims the exchange’s current daily trade volume is approximately 50,000 bitcoins per day. Interestingly, on top of that, the exchange allegedly trades 5 million litecoins per day. The company claims that at its […]

Singapore to regulate virtual currency exchanges

The city-state says the regulations for transacting digital currencies will be similar to those currently imposed on money changers and remittance businesses that undertake cash transactions. BBC News – Singapore to regulate virtual currency exchanges.

Acoustic Cloaking Device Hides Objects from Sound | Duke Pratt School of Engineering

It’s an invisibility cloak for SONAR! It doesn’t look like it can be used for ships or subs though, as it’s in the shape of a pyramid… Acoustic Cloaking Device Hides Objects from Sound | Duke Pratt School of Engineering.

NL gov gives away source code for person registration system

From a man who has done plenty wrong in privacy recently, this is a very very good idea. People who want the source code do have to sign a NDA. I don’t know what’s in the NDA, but this seems reasonable. Plasterk geeft broncode Basisregistratie Personen vrij – Webwereld.

Samsung Galaxy Backdoor

Samsung Galaxy devices running proprietary Android versions come with a back-door that provides remote access to the data stored on the device. In particular, the proprietary software that is in charge of handling the communications with the modem, using the Samsung IPC protocol, implements a class of requests known as RFS commands, that allows the […]

Convert your van into a hybrid for $8000,- and save around 20% fuel in urban environments

A hybrid conversion is a cutting-edge technology designed to transform your existing vehicle, or a new one via ship-thru installation, into a hybrid electric vehicle. XL Hybrids system is designed to work on the most popular Class 1-3 fleet vehicles, including cargo/utility/shuttle vans. By adding hybrid powertrains to your fleet, you can cut fuel costs, […]

NL Police get office info from 1551 accounts in 2nd half 2013

In the first half it was 714 accounts. In 2012 it was 1438 accounts. This is information from Office 365, Hotmail and Skype. Nederlandse politie vordert meer klantdata bij Microsoft – Webwereld.

Krita – digital painting tool – now also on Windows

Krita is especially useful if you have a tablet. It’s been out on Linux for a long time and is very popular for comic art. News.

NL High court rules that musicians should get money for every media sold that could copy music onto it

After having lost court case after court case, NORMA has won in the highest courts, saying that it should get money for each form of media – hard disk, ipod, SD Card, basically anything that allows digital content copied to it – in order to ‘pay the artists’ that could, potentially have their music copied […]

Gravity Screen Uses Sensors to Turn your Phone On, Off Automatically

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