Boy do we love OLEDs and this one especially. This latest demonstration of OLED technology was brought to our attention by Kodak. We all know these amazing displays can be twisted and bent but we didn’t know they could also be submerged into a bucket of water! OLEDs are known to be notoriously moisture-sensitive, this allowed the Kodak researchers team to display a fishy image on the flexible display once it sensed that it was dipped into water. Check them out, it is truly quite an achievement!
Like Google’s Streetview technology, the yellowBird (which has one of the longest website domains we’ve ever seen) records and gives you a 360 degrees presentation. One difference though, unlike Streetview which are photos, yellowBird gives you videos (with sounds)! There are six lenses mounted on top of the tripod which you carry around which then captures views and sounds from all dimensions while you’re in motion.
The clever Japanese researchers at the Brain Science Institute (BSI) Toyota Collaboration Center have done something quite incredible once again. Using a wheelchair controlled by brain waves measured using EEG, it’s basically a system that will control the ride using brain waves analysed every 125 milliseconds; therefore the name “mind controlled wheelchair”.
As you will see in the video to follow, testers using the wheelchair and the EEG cap system have achieved accuracy of up to 95% which is not a bad figure considering a high tech wheelchair like this may be used in place of current manual wheelchairs for patients who have had strokes or other significant mobility impairments.
SanDisk yesterday unveiled what they claim to be yet the world’s fastest SDHC cards. The latest in technology new Extreme III SDHC series will come in 4/8/16/32GB capacities and will boast speeds of up to 30MB/second! These specs will be perfect for those looking to get more involved with HD video recording but have so far been annoyed by the lack of speed when it comes to transferring large video files.
Fancy a hands-free toilet flushing system at home? Take a look at the RoboFlush. It is yet another great use of the LEGO Mindstorms NXT Kit, touch sensor and a ultrasonic sensor (for flush detection) to do the flushing work for you. Check out the video of how it works after the break.