If you're into science fiction, then you must know Doctor who. And if you happen to have a PlayStation 3 or PC then you will be in for a treat, because coming soon is the first ever video game featuring beloved doctor. And here's the first ever trailer featuring actual gameplay from Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock, coming later this year to PlayStation 3, PC and PlayStation Vita.
A movie that was filmed on the International Space Station is being held back from release by NASA. Richard Garriott, who spent 30 million of his own money to be a "Space Tourist" aboard the ISS while he was on board he filmed two movies; Man on a Mission, which is currently in theaters and an 8 minute film entitled Apogee Of Fear.
NASA is keeping Apogee Of Fear from release as they claim it was not filmed on board NASA Hardware, as Garriott explains to Space.com. The main actors of the film aside from Garriott himself, are NASA astronauts Mike Fincke and Greg Chamitoff, along with Russian cosmonaut Yuri Lonchakov.
When Apple said it would be taking the iPad to new heights, I bet they didn't mean space. The Rhode Island based company G-Form, noted for it's rugged electronic cases and aesthetic pads wanted to demonstrate how rugged it's latest case, the Extreme Edge was. Encased inside was an innocent iPad 2, also mounted to the case was a high-definition camera, all of it was attached it to a high altitude weather balloon and released into the atmosphere.
Once the iPad reached 100,000 feet (or 30,480 meters) in height, the balloon bursts and the iPad is sent crashing down toward our planet at speed. The high-def video tracks the decent of the iPad's free fall all the way to the moment of impact, in the deserts of Nevada. Once it was recovered, the iPad was found to be undamaged and still playing the video that was started at liftoff.
The video of the fall can be found here.
The X Prize Foundation and Qualcomm Foundation today announced the launch of the $10M Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize, a global competition to revolutionize healthcare.
In this competition, teams will leverage technology innovation in areas such as artificial intelligence and wireless sensing — much like the medical Tricorder of Star Trek fame — to make medical diagnoses independent of a physician or healthcare provider.
The goal of the competition is to drive development of devices that will give consumers access to their state of health in the palm of their hand.
The $10 million prize purses will be awarded to the team that develops a mobile platform that most accurately diagnoses a set of 15 diseases across 30 consumers in three days. Teams must also deliver this information in a way that provides a compelling consumer experience while capturing real time, critical health metrics such as blood pressure, respiratory rate and temperature.
The winning solutions will enable consumers in any location to quickly and effectively assess health conditions, determine if they need professional help and answer the question “What do I do next?” when it comes to their health. The system will diagnose diseases, measure vital signs, and assess health state (both sickness and wellness) through single point-in-time as well as ongoing measurement.
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