New Nanoparticle Technology Shown to Kill Drug Resistant Bacteria

The current practical use of antibiotics to treat infection has created drug-resistant mutations in common bacteria. Amoxicillin and other types of commonly-used antibiotics–which work by affecting the DNA of microorganisms, thereby blocking their ability to multiply–have grown increasingly less effective in the last few decades as their use has become more widespread. In a recent […]

Cool Kinect-Based Video-Conferencing System

Kinected Conference is a cool MS Kinect-Based Video-Conferencing System that is currently being developed at MIT. What we can do if the screen in videoconference rooms can turn into an interactive display? With Kinect camera and sound calibration system, we can easily access the spatially calibrated depth and audio information. [Vimeo]

So True It’s Almost Not Funny: Tech Innovation Explained [Cartoon]

[Source: TJOT | Via Geekosystem]

Creepy: Animatronic Eye Mechanism [Video]

Yikes! That animatronic human eye mechanism sure is creepy! It was built by Dan Thompson of sFx company Visionary Effects. [Via Laughing Squid]

Fighting fire with… electricity?

Harvard researchers believe firefighters could one day control and even extinguish fires using a gun that fires electricity. The project, funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Department of Energy, investigated what’s said to be a 200-year-old observation that electricity can affect a flame’s shape, a point that hasn’t previously been the […]

Festo’s Amazing SmartBird [Video]

Festo, a company we’ve featured here on [GaS] in the past for their extraordinary work on various forms of strange robotic organisms, is back with a new video showcasing their latest toy: A bionic bird that can take-off, fly, and land just like a real bird. Check it out! [Via Toxel]

Flash still smashed but Chrome’s canary sings sweet tune

On Tuesday I wrote about a problem with Google Chrome not (consistently) displaying Flash content since an upgrade to version 10. We don’t have a confirmed diagnosis or a cure, but we do have something of a workaround. Thanks to everyone who replied — there are certainly plenty of us experiencing the same problem — […]

Excuse Me, Miss–Your Dress Is Ringing.

I can’t tell you how often I’m all dressed up and have nowhere to keep my phone. This has happened to me, I don’t know… at least one time. Thanks to soft circuit technology and the folks at CuteCircuit, I can now have my fancy soiree and my phone, too. Behold, the M-Dress, a silk […]

New Chrome Edition Not Looking so Flash

Google has introduced a feature from Apple’s portable device range to the latest edition of the Chrome browser. Unfortunately, that feature is Flash not working… or at least, not working too well. Ever since the update to the 10th edition of the browser I — and it appears a lot of other people — have […]

3D Multi-Viewpoint Fog Projection Display

Check out this cool new 3D Multi-Viewpoint Fog Projection system developed by Japanese researchers at Osaka University. [Via]

BaR2D2 Celebrates St. Paddy’s Day

In honor of St-Paddy’s day, Geeks are Sexy reader Jamie has sent us a video of his awesome bartending robot named… are you ready for this? BaR2D2! BaR2D2 is a mobile bar that features a motorized beer elevator, motorized ice/mixer drawer, computerized drink mixing, and sound activated neon lighting. The robot is drivable so you […]

Junkyard Jumbotron: Creating a Large Display out of Many Small ones

Rick Borovoy’s project, the Junkyard Jumbotron, allows you to create a large multi-device display out of many small ones, simply by taking a photograph of them bunched up together. Check it out: You can try making your own Junkyard Jumbotron by clicking right here!