Steve demonstrates how the self-siphoning chain of beads works in slow motion. Amazingly, the entire chain of beads siphons out of the jar, float in midair seemingly against gravity. The chain levitate even higher when he holds the jar up. Watch the video below.
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What a brilliant idea! A group of Ukrainian students have invented a sensory gloves that work with an app to turn sign language into automated speech. The Enable Talk project won first place ($25,000 grand prize) at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup 2012 this week in Sydney, Australia.
Students on the winning Team QuadSquad — Anton Stepanov, Anton Posternikov, and Maxim Osika — beat out 350 students from 75 countries for the gold. Their Enable Talk glove that allows deaf and hearing-impaired individuals the ability to communicate with those who don’t know sign language.
The glove picks up the hand gestures and the Enable Talk smartphone app translates the data. The app is wirelessly connected through Bluetooth technology. The team uses Microsoft’s Speech and Bing APIs to translate and play what’s been signed.
The contest’s cash prize of $25,000 will cover more than half of the $40,000 needed to start pre-production. Costs will cover software development and system testing. The current product prototype retails around $50. In the short future Enable Talk will probably cost around $20 each.
Dr. Mohamed Babu is an Indian scientist who came up with an interesting idea when his wife showed him some ants that had turned white after drinking spilt milk. He gave the ants a colored sugar drops and watched as their transparent stomachs matched the food they were eating.
As you can see in the video below the demonstrator got a length of copper pipe and dropped a small neodymium magnet into it. It shows that the magnet wasn’t attracted to the pipe, but the descent was still slowed dramatically on the way down creating eddy currents. Interesting, don’t you think!? Watch the video below.