Sometimes the music around you just doesn’t fit your mood. The Jukebox Hero designed by Zach Glueckert, Kevin Wills and Ross Bulkley may solve that problem. It can operate as a normal Jukebox with individual songs available. It can also operate on “mood” mode. The gadget uses sensors to identify temperature, light and sound in order to detect environmental mood. The Jukebox sensors can determine eight individual moods and each mood is tied to predetermined CD tracks. So, as the lights go down and the joint gets quiet, you’ll soon hear Frank Sinatra croon, “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning.” That is, unless the Jukebox operator has intentionally programmed the Clash to disrupt quiet moments at a party.
Artificially created metamaterials are already appearing in niche applications like electronics, communications, and defense, says a new report from Lux Research. How quickly they become mainstream depends on cost-effective manufacturing methods, which will include additive manufacturing.
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
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