The original Jordan Jumpman photoshoot that resulted in the still iconic logo.
The first experiment, which comes out of the University of Tokyo and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, transferred four qubits at a time with an accuracy of 79 to 82 percent. The qubits were sent more than 6,500 miles between Japan and Germany. Qubits have been transferred on-demand before, but at shorter distances and with a low success rate.
Scientists are interested in quantum teleportation because it could lead to faster, more efficient computing and communication. Photons travel at the speed of light and the connection in state between any entangled particles is nearly instant.
We continue to creep closer to science fiction…
**Update** More about the inForm morphing table from the MIT
Morphing Table inFORM
Well, what can I say… The Future is here. This is one of the most amazing artifacts from the future I’ve seen in a long time.
Think about the potential and what you can do with it when they increase the resolution and the strength of the blocks (carbon composites, graphene… whatever). I definitely share the astonishment of Kevin Kelly:
Wow, it’s the beginning of….. something in our future. There must be a science fiction name for a full body controlled virtually. It’s a demo of….
Be sure to watch the video and read the whitepaper:
The MIT Media Lab inForm Team (Daniel Leithinger, Sean Follmer, Alex Olwal, Akimitsu Hogge, Hiroshi Ishii / 2013) has now its own website.
Past research on shape displays has primarily focused on rendering content and user interface elements through shape output, with less emphasis on dynamically changing UIs. We propose utilizing shape displays in three different ways to mediate interaction: to facilitate by providing dynamic physical affordances through shape change, to restrict by guiding users with dynamic physical constraints, and to manipulate by actuating physical objects. We explore potential interaction techniques and introduce Dynamic Physical Affordances and Constraints with our inFORM system, built on top of a state-of-the-art shape display, which provides for variable stiffness rendering and real-time user input through direct touch and tangible interaction. A set of example applications demonstrates how dynamic affordances, constraints and object actuation can create novel interaction possibilities.
Droid schematic. Work in progress. The Lightstream Chronicles.
The online graphic novel continues.
Dikembe Mutombo says to Michael Jordan, NO NO NO, NOT IN MY HOUSE!
In a matter of hours on Friday, Typhoon Haiyan completely devastated parts of the central Philippines. It was one of the strongest storms ever recorded. The death toll is estimated up to 10,000 with hundreds of thousands more displaced. The country has declared a “state of calamity.”
To all our…
A team of neuroscientists has published a paper claiming it has developed a mathematical calculation that could potentially predict the tipping point of any massive event — from a market crash to a brain seizure.
Anais Nin.(via curvesincolor)