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New ‘Stealth Paint’ can convert any aircraft into a stealth aircraft

New ‘Stealth Paint’ can convert any aircraft into a stealth aircraft

Stealth aircrafts are painstakingly engineered to avoid the all-seeing eye of radars. An Israel-based company is now claiming that they have developed a paint that can make basically all flying objects difficult to detect via radars. The company, Nanoflight says that its new nano-paint can make flying objects like aircrafts, missiles and drones nearly invisible to radars.

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Real-life Cyborg can hear colors

Real-life Cyborg can hear colors

Neil Harbisson suffers from achromatopsia, so he can only see the world in black and white. He is an artist, studying fine arts so the shortcoming would appear even more of a problem. Not exactly for Neil, who happens to be a cyborg, utilizing technology to see colors he wouldn’t be able to perceive otherwise. Also, he is the first person to be recognized as a cyborg by a government.

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WISE Satellite sees the heart and the soul of the universe

WISE Satellite sees the heart and the soul of the universe

NASA’s WISE Satellite (Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) is on the job to map out the sky in infrared radiation. It is of course sending back images as it does its work, and one of them is of the Heart and Soul Nebulae. Both of these look like hearts, the one on the right being similar to the anatomical description, while the left is more like a “Valentine day heart.” Official names of the nebulae are IC 1848 and IC 1805.

Via: Scientific American

Video: Toshiba’s AirSwing gesture based interface in action

Video: Toshiba’s AirSwing gesture based interface in action

Gesture based interfaces are seen by many as the future of computing, and though Microsoft’s Natal has been getting most of the attention in this area, there obviously are many others at work on the same idea. Toshiba’s AirSwing gesture based UI is noteworthy in the way that it does not demand much of extra hardware or even a lot of CPU resources to work.

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XI_V becomes the first satellite to tweet

XI_V becomes the first satellite to tweet

Japanese Satellite CubeSat XI-V has become the first satellite to update its status on twitter. The two pound satellite has been in orbit since five years, and is now tweeting about its temperature and sometimes, photographs of the earth. Nakasuka Lab at the University of Tokyo, which taught the satellite to tweet, did so only in Japanese, and we can’t help think it would be a lot better if done in English.

Via: University of Tokyo, Dvice