Monday Marvels: August 6th – 12th
[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B007D7W6DM” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/310UrTB017L._SL160_.jpg” width=”90″]1.) Will Grandma be the Next Terminator?
Cyberdyne, an actual company located in Japan, has created HAL: a robotic exoskeleton that allows patients who have suffered stroke and related conditions to walk and climb stairs despite their weak legs. This may be the first step to creating human “terminators”, however we can all hope for a less violent outcome than the Hollywood feature.
2.) Pirate-Bay Still Thriving: Celebrates 10 Years of File Sharing
The renowned website has revealed a new “Pirate Browser” that assures users their torrents will be safeguarded from any blocking attempts from your ISP. So feel free to click, download, watch, and play… looks as if for now the Pirate Bay is here to stay!
[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0083Q04IQ” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51E5nQoXRyL._SL160_.jpg” width=”109″]3.) A New Amazon Kindle Fire? Try Three>Specs Have Been Leaked!
News has been leaked regarding not one, but three new tablets from Amazon soon to be released. Allegedly an 8.9” version and two 7” versions said to flaunt a high end display with 1,280 x 800 pixels and utilize a 1.5GHz dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP4 4470 processor with PowerVR SGX544 graphics. Amazon has yet to comment on the potential specification, but we may know as soon as next month!
4.) Hard Drives Soon to be 20 Times Smaller?
Scientists have finally tapped into the long awaited technology known as the “skyrmion”; a uniquely shaped device that allows particles to remain closely together without becoming unstable and mangling the data. There is still much to be researched and tested before the first prototype could ever be released, however the fact that scientists were able to finally use this device to write data means we are closer than ever before.
[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B007N9217Q” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/418hTsPu5gL._SL160_.jpg” width=”107″]5.) Will Brain Scans Replace Job Interviews?
The question was posed by medical physician Tim Lahey, who expands on new research about an MRI’s role in detecting which parts of the brain dictate particular emotions. He believes that this type of information coupled with a mere phone application, could specifically replace medical job interviews in regards to discerning empathetic nature and bedside manner. But why stop at medical professions? Perhaps a quick MRI and small video clip uploaded to an IPhone app will be all you need for your next interview!
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