WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights - June 14, 2018 - MIT trains AI to track people's movements through walls
(Worldkings.org) In 2013, an MIT team found a way to see through walls using Wi-Fi radio signals, and in 2015 the technology was advanced enough to distinguish and track individuals. Now, led by Dina Katabi from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), the team has hooked the latest version, called RF-Pose, to an artificial intelligence (AI) neural network as a way to teach it to deduce a person's postures and movements even when completely hidden.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights - June 14 , 2018 - Wireless system designed to power, communicate devices inside body
(Worldkings.org) American researchers have developed a new way to power and communicate with devices implanted deep within the human body. Those devices could be used to deliver drugs, monitor conditions inside the body, or treat disease by stimulating the brain with electricity or light, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) said in a release on Monday.
(Worldkings.org) On June 14, 1834, the first U.S. patent for a practical underwater diving suit was issued to Leonard Norcross of Dixfield, Maine. It is the first closed helmet diving apparatus; the helmet was made of lead and the air pipe from the surface entered the helmet on top.
(Worldkings.org) If you're dirty and sweaty from performing an outdoor activity, it's understandable that you don't want to drive home that way. Wouldn't it be nice if you could take a hot shower first? Well, the portable Geyser System lets you do so – depending on how you define the word "shower."
(Worldkings.org) If you don't have a garage, shed or enough room in your home, it's certainly possible to lock your bike up outside … although that leaves it open to the weather, vandalism, and parts-thieves. That's why the Alpen Bike Capsule was created. It's designed to keep your steed enclosed and secure while stored outdoors.
WORLDKINGS - Old Events - June 13, 2018 - 1st sodium vapor lamps installed in Schenectady, NY (1933)
(Worldkings.org) If you have ever paused to look at the streetlights around your city, you might have marveled at their garish yellow glow, caused by the sodium gas inside the lamps.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights - June 12, 2018 - Clever keychain multitool packs a ratchet and firestarter
(Worldkings.org) There are a great number of multi-tools out there that feature a Philips head screwdriver tip for tightening and loosening screws, but Brian Filko has had enough of all of them. The Pennsylvania-based mechanical engineer has crafted an everyday carry that features a dynamic ratchet, so you can keep right on cranking when working in tight spaces.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights - June 12 , 2018 - Zero-gravity champagne caters for out-of-this-world celebrations
(Worldkings.org) One problem with spaceflight is that when astronauts do something incredible like walk on the Moon, all they have to toast their achievement with is warmish powdered orange juice sucked out of a plastic bag. Vinter Maison Mumm wants to change that with its Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar, the first champagne designed to be drunk in space. The result of three years of work with space design firm Spade, the new sparkling wine and its high-tech bottle and glasses are specially engineered for celebrating in zero gravity.
(Worldkings.org) The gas mask is a mask used to protect the user from inhaling airborne pollutants and toxic gases.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights - June 11, 2018 - BotScan simultaneously uses 70 DLSR cameras to create insanely detailed 3D scans
(Worldkings.org) Botspot, a Berlin-based company, claims it can take a complete 3D scan of your whole body in just 0.01 seconds. At that speed, by the time you finish blinking, the Botscan’s 70 high-resolution DSLR cameras have scanned your body more than 30 times, detecting every visible wrinkle, dimple, and freckle on your body with some 16.7 million possible colors. Converting these images to data points puts detailed 3D models into the hands of printers, developers, doctors, and designers.