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.”
“- “Human remains or body parts (excluding hair and teeth).” No more human skulls, bones, skeletons, or shrunken heads, but you can still buy all the hair and teeth you want on Etsy.
- “Hazardous materials,” which would include mercury thermometers, fireworks, lighter fluid, and any other product that contained “flammable, explosive, corrosive, poisonous, etc.” elements.
- “Motor vehicles,” namely anything that might entail a change of title in order to complete a transaction. Etsy is not AutoTrader.com, but you can still buy a bicycle, tricycle, or, one assumes, unicycle.”
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)
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
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
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
"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.
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