The Neurosky Mindset has fully open specs, support, and developer resources. Their package contains specific instructions, a parts list referencing sparkfun, and code for interfacing an EEG to an Arduino. This headset has basically the same hardware as the Uncle Milton Star Wars toy I have two of at the space, so maybe I can hack some of the apps/specs?
“Naivety and passion make a potent mix; combine the two with power and you have an extraordinary force, one that can effect great change for good or for ill. Google fervently believes it has a mission. ‘Our goal is to change the world,’ Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt, told me. ‘Making money,’ he continued, ‘is a technology to pay for it.’ ”— Googled: The End of the World as We Know It by Ken Auletta - Times Online
THE great hope of transplant surgeons is that they will, one day, be able to order replacement body parts on demand. At the moment, a patient may wait months, sometimes years, for an organ from a suitable donor. During that time his condition may worsen. He may even die. The ability to make organs as they are needed would not only relieve suffering but also save lives. And that possibility may be closer with the arrival of the first commercial 3D bio-printer for manufacturing human tissue and organs.
According to Technology Review, a research paper by Massimo Franceschet at the University of Udine in Italy named a few instances of the ranking technology in history. Franceschet was able to trace back the first known mention of a PageRank-like technology to a Harvard economist Wassily Leontief who had described a ranking algorithm used to model complex economic forces
Is the next generation going to severely lack for programmers and hackers? Have opaque / black box technologies and asynchronous communication via chat and text caused people to give up “looking under the hood?” Are closed, one-way content consumption systems like the iPad the future for nearly everyone?
What can Alpha One Labs do to further fuel the growth of programming and hacking in the community at large, and encourage people to become more active and involved in the technologies they use every day, instead of passively consuming technologies given to them?
Here’s how it will work: A research ship deploys the robot to the seabed, where it identifies the exact location of the explosive. After sounding a warning to surrounding ship traffic, scaring fish away using a small explosive, and then emitting a “seal screamer” of high intensity noises designed to make the area around the blast quite uncomfortable for marine mammals, Bactec’s engineers erupt a 5 kg blast, forcing the mine to detonate. This process ensures the safety of humans plus any animals living in the surrounding environment.
Growing up in Latvia, my friends and I had a good mental map of the mossy WWII scrap in the woods around Jaunogre. A tank, two trucks, some reinforced dugouts, and a smattering of rusted ordinance we were lucky not to wake.