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Building wings: Wii Remote controls wings by movement | My flying dream part 9

I tested the flapping of the wings with the electronic mechanism with the controllers (see below). And the result is fantastic. It works! The Human Birdwings is an interesting project for building a semi human powered flying device, and it is making some good progress.

Using the accelerometers of a HTC Wildfire S and a Nintendo Wiimote, Jarnos Smeets, a mechanical engineer from the Netherlands, has created some wireless wings.

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SETI to Scour the Moon for Alien Footprints? : Discovery News

SETI to Scour the Moon for Alien Footprints? : Discovery News | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Although SETI has been scouring the skies for a signal from an intelligent alien civilization, perhaps a closer look at the lunar surface may uncover some...

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How the world might end in 2012 (or maybe later) - opinion - 28 December 2011 - New Scientist

How the world might end in 2012 (or maybe later) - opinion - 28 December 2011 - New Scientist | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Is doomsday coming in 2012? Well, the world has got to end some time, says David Darling...

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Smart Guide to 2012: Neutrinos may be tachyons - physics-math - 28 December 2011 - New Scientist

Smart Guide to 2012: Neutrinos may be tachyons - physics-math - 28 December 2011 - New Scientist | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Next year, experiments will test claims of particles breaking the cosmic speed limit - but how to meld these misbehaving particles with the rest of...

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Futurists: BetaLaunch 2012 | World Future Society

Futurists: BetaLaunch 2012 | World Future Society | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Futurists: BetaLaunch (F:BL) is a unique technology expo where engineers, designers, and others can present their inventions and ideas to the 1,000 futurists expected to gather for the Society’s annual conference. Also in attendance will be venture capitalists such as Moon Express founder Naveen Jain and Lightspeed Venture Partners (among others). All inventors and designers selected to present their ideas and prototypes at F:BL will receive a complimentary registration to the WorldFuture 2012 conference ($750 value). The deadline for entry is March 15th.

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» Top Scientific Discoveries of 2011

» Top Scientific Discoveries of 2011 | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
From aging cells to pessimistic honeybees to a planet that might be right for life, the top discoveries of 2011.

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Microsoft: Five things to look for in 2012

Microsoft: Five things to look for in 2012 | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
After a year with few marquee releases, 2012 will likely bring the biggest debut of all for Microsoft: Windows 8. Keep an eye on Windows Phone market share and patent litigation as well.
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2012 mobile predictions: Microsoft purchases Spotify, Google spins off Motorola, and more

2012 mobile predictions: Microsoft purchases Spotify, Google spins off Motorola, and more | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Fueled by disruption on several fronts, 2012 will see some major mobile industry consolidation, as well as mobile VoIP services' lasting impact on carriers and more options on data pricing plans fo...

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Time for a change? Scholars say calendar needs serious overhaul

Time for a change? Scholars say calendar needs serious overhaul | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University have discovered a way to make time stand still -- at least when it comes to the yearly calendar.

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Flying Windmills - Technology Review

Flying Windmills - Technology Review | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
A small company is taking an unusual tack to produce cheaper wind energy.

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A Whole World of Options for Human Space Flight | World Future Society

A Whole World of Options for Human Space Flight | World Future Society | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

The United States, Europe, and China are all devising new space-flight vehicles of their own, with test flights for some new models maybe taking place as early as 2012.

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The Internet's Perilous New Year's Resolution - Technology Review

The Internet's Perilous New Year's Resolution - Technology Review | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Antipiracy legislation headed for a U.S.
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Tech highlights of 2011. Predictions for 2012 | Smarter Computing Blog

Tech highlights of 2011. Predictions for 2012 | Smarter Computing Blog | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

It's been another quiet year in the tech industry. Still no flying cars, thankfully. , I asked some of our bloggers what their personal tech highlights were from 2011 and what they predict will be big in 2012.

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Facebook's Timeline: We Are All Historians Now : Discovery News

Facebook's Timeline: We Are All Historians Now : Discovery News | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Facebook's Timeline combines the time-suck distraction of a photo album with instant feedback from friends -- and one huge privacy risk.

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The future of moral machines | KurzweilAI

The future of moral machines | KurzweilAI | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The prospect of machines capable of following moral principles, let alone understanding them, seems as remote today as the word “robot” is old, Colin...

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Scientists aim to scour all sides of the moon for ET

Scientists aim to scour all sides of the moon for ET | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Scientists aim to scour all sides of the moon for ET...

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Spring-loaded Pixels to Drive Holographic Displays - IEEE Spectrum

Spring-loaded Pixels to Drive Holographic Displays - IEEE Spectrum | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Semiconductor research firm Imec hopes to create holographic video displays using MEMS...

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Holographic video, which is capable of creating virtual images that are truly three-dimensional, has long been a tantalizing alternative to today’s 3-D display technology. But it's been moving forward in fits and starts. Every once in a while, a new development in holographic display will make the headlines. But the real quarrytruly immersive video is still a far-off dream. After years of work, the best holographic video displays are still quite bulky, slow, and blurry.

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Google+ Service May Have 400 Million Users by End of 2012 - Businessweek

Google+ Service May Have 400 Million Users by End of 2012 - Businessweek | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Google Inc.is adding 625,000 new users a day to the Google+ social-networking service, which may total 400 million members by the end of next year, according to independent analysis of its growth.

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Voyager 1 Speeds Toward The Brink Of Interstellar Space : NPR

Voyager 1 Speeds Toward The Brink Of Interstellar Space : NPR | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The Voyager 1 spacecraft is 11 billion miles from the sun.
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Microsoft Surface 2.0: From 'Minority Report' to Reality

Microsoft Surface 2.0: From 'Minority Report' to Reality | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The Microsoft Surface 2.0 takes surface computing to the next level.

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Atomic refrigerator could make coldest things possible even colder

Atomic refrigerator could make coldest things possible even colder | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The level of control over matter that scientists are now developing to create ultra-cold objects could also be used to create entirely new states of matter and super-powerful quantum computers, researchers added.

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Brazil overtakes UK as sixth-largest economy

Brazil overtakes UK as sixth-largest economy | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
UK relegated to seventh place in world league of leading economies in 2011, according to team of economists...

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New device could allow for high-speed optical information processing | KurzweilAI

New device could allow for high-speed optical information processing | KurzweilAI | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Researchers at Purdue University have created a new type of optical device small enough to allow millions of them to fit on a computer chip, leading to...

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Four Personal Finance Technology Trends for 2012 | Techland | TIME.com

Four Personal Finance Technology Trends for 2012 | Techland | TIME.com | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
If you're one of the holdouts still paying bills with checks, tracking your accounts with pen and paper or clipping coupons from the newspaper, 2012 could be the year you take the digital plunge.

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