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August 28, 2012

prostheticknowledge:

Augmented Reality Cooking Simulator 

Tokyo institute of Technology project aims to teach how to cook the perfect steak with projection onto real frying pan and virtual utensils - via DigInfo (video embedded below):

This cooking simulator, being developed by a research group at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, features a force feedback fry pan and spatula to accurately recreate the sense of cooking.

This simulator calculates the heat transfer from the pan to the meat or vegetables that are being cooked, and displays the visible changes caused by heating. The fry pan interface allows for three dimensional input, and as well as moving the fry pan to aid the cooking process, the simulator can feed back the weight of ingredients combined with the tactile feeling of the ingredients cooking.

“When you move the frying pan, the actual movement is input, and you can feel the ingredients through the pan. Also, the upper part of the system is a screen. When you look into the pan, you can see what’s in it through a half-mirror. So this simulator lets you experience looking into the frying pan while you hold it.”

More at DigInfo here

For people that haven’t properly figured out how to fry an egg.

(via thenextweb)

9:28 // 1 year ago
August 14, 2012
11:41 // 1 year ago
July 9, 2012
Photos that can’t be explained: ”Frank Schleck of Luxembourg uses a towel as he warms up prior to the 9th stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 41.5 kilometers (25.8 miles) with start in Arc-et-Senans and finish in Besancon, France, Monday July 9, 2012.” (Photo by Laurent Cipriani/AP)

Photos that can’t be explained: ”Frank Schleck of Luxembourg uses a towel as he warms up prior to the 9th stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 41.5 kilometers (25.8 miles) with start in Arc-et-Senans and finish in Besancon, France, Monday July 9, 2012.” (Photo by Laurent Cipriani/AP)

14:43 // 1 year ago
April 26, 2012

Pollen cloud causes stir in Moscow

What would you do, if you woke to the sight of a large green cloud drifting towards you from the direction of Chernobyl? If you said panic, we, and thousands of Russians, are with you. This morning, just such a cloud appeared over Moscow, leading to rumors of everything from industrial accidents to alien invasions. Fortunately, the government confirmed the pollen-filled cloud’s safety, and urged residents to remain calm. When asked about the panic, one Russian official simply replied, “Many residents forgot all about natural phenomena.” (photos via @KristyaMasyasha/Gizmodo/ABC) source

18:58 // 1 year ago
April 17, 2012
New Mac Smell: Artists create cologne mimicking signature Apple fragrance
Greatest Hits, a group of Australian artists, worked with a fragrance supplier in France to create a fragrance that they say replicates the smell of a newly opened Apple Macbook. It’s not for sale, and was only created for use during an upcoming exhibition in Melbourne. So just what exactly is the scent? According to Air Aroma, it “encompasses the smell of the plastic wrap covering the box, printed ink on the cardboard, the smell of paper and plastic components within the box and of course the aluminum laptop which has come straight from the factory where it was assembled in China.” Of course. (Photo via Air Aroma) source
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Greatest Hits, a group of Australian artists, worked with a fragrance supplier in France to create a fragrance that they say replicates the smell of a newly opened Apple Macbook. It’s not for sale, and was only created for use during an upcoming exhibition in Melbourne. So just what exactly is the scent? According to Air Aroma, it “encompasses the smell of the plastic wrap covering the box, printed ink on the cardboard, the smell of paper and plastic components within the box and of course the aluminum laptop which has come straight from the factory where it was assembled in China.” Of course. (Photo via Air Aroma) source

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15:37 // 2 years ago
March 13, 2012
brooklynmutt:

Entire town of Buford, Wyoming for sale by sole resident
Read: Yahoo! News

Gonna buy this town and rename it to W4QYEAQPAKZG — basically to make it look like we run the town so haphazardly that our name is just a bunch of characters mashed together on a keyboard.

brooklynmutt:

Entire town of Buford, Wyoming for sale by sole resident

Read: Yahoo! News

Gonna buy this town and rename it to W4QYEAQPAKZG — basically to make it look like we run the town so haphazardly that our name is just a bunch of characters mashed together on a keyboard.

15:31 // 2 years ago
March 2, 2012

So, somehow, someway, Herman Cain (who isn’t even running for president anymore) topped the infamous Mark Block smoking ad. Any questions? Any questions? The only thing we can think of are questions after this messed-up clip. Like why you killed or endangered that goldfish. (EDIT as the Cain camp says the fish isn’t dead)

11:41 // 2 years ago
February 16, 2012
10:27 // 2 years ago
February 2, 2012

Today in bizarre adoptions: A polo club owner adopts his adult girlfriend

  • story A wealthy Florida polo club owner, involved in a car crash that killed a 23-year-old man a year ago, is facing both criminal charges and a wrongful death suit in the case. He could face up to 30 years in prison for vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of the crime; he ran a stop sign and was driving under the influence at the time.
  • twist In a legal maneuver which probably has no prior precedent, back in October, 48-year-old John Goodman legally made his longtime 42-year-old girlfriend … his adopted daughter. Officials believe this is an attempt to shield his wealth from a civil suit. Also, the math doesn’t work out on that father-daughter relationship. source

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10:31 // 2 years ago
October 27, 2011
"Slumdog Millionaire" story basically comes true: Sushil Kumar’s family was so poor they couldn’t even afford a television set. But that didn’t stop Kumar, left, from winning $1 million dollars on a game show, which means the $120-per-month government worker is now living in a Danny Boyle movie. Kumar plans to buy a home for his family, buy back his ”dilapidated ancestral house,” and use the money to study for India’s civil services exam.

"Slumdog Millionaire" story basically comes true: Sushil Kumar’s family was so poor they couldn’t even afford a television set. But that didn’t stop Kumar, left, from winning $1 million dollars on a game show, which means the $120-per-month government worker is now living in a Danny Boyle movie. Kumar plans to buy a home for his family, buy back his ”dilapidated ancestral house,” and use the money to study for India’s civil services exam.

10:16 // 2 years ago