U.S. researchers developed a software program, which is claimed to be able to automatically generate sequential images of the future, predicting how the face of a child will change from decade to decade, as he will be growing from three years old to… 83.
The research, funded by the Google company and the biggest processor manufacturer Intel, was conducted by scientists at the University of Washington, led by computer science professor Steven Seitz.
The software can be run on a single PC and takes just a minute to produce a series of portraits of the future look of a three-year child. The algorithms are based on Continue reading
Designer Dor Tal from Israel developed a concept gadget Future Control, which can analyze the information taken from the internet in order to make “predictions” about the actions of its owner.
The Future Control Project focuses primarily on a new mobile application that requires access to the personal data of social networks, bank accounts, e-mail, calendar, messages, calls, etc. The algorithm of the app will analyze the information and provide predictions for the future. Future Control is going to be a kind of Continue reading
A couple of ghost hunters from Indiana, U.S.A., claim to have created an application that allows people to communicate with ghosts with the help of their iPhone.
Passion for the paranormal has united two people Roger Pingleton and Jill Beitz. According to the couple, they always try to visit the places where strange events happen, indicating the presence of the creatures of the underworld.
Usually, those who witness the appearance of ghosts or poltergeists experience a panic fear, but as for Pingleton and Beitz, they try to understand the message of the spirits. The desire of these two people to communicate with ghosts caused the creation of the iPhone application named “Spirit Story Box”. Continue reading
British and Spanish scientists designed a simulation device that allows rats to experience “Avatar” and establish interactive communication with humans.
In the sci-fi film “Avatar”, the human body, through genetic modification, can easily become substituted for a person of an alien race. Currently, a team of computer scientists are to transform science fiction into reality using rats as experimental objects. Continue reading
A group of British students from a local technical university developed a computer program that allows human consciousness to visit the hereafter.
In an interview, one of the creators of such unusual software shared fundamental mechanisms of its work. It turned out that for a few months the students have been conducting research in a British hospice. People condemned to death were implanted with a special detector sensitive to the brain activity impulses, which, in their turn, were transmitted to a computer, and a specially developed program analyzed the received information.
In the most tragic moment when a person died, the computer received the main signal. On the basis of a number of such signals, the program created an entire virtual image of how the brain behaves in the first minutes after the biological death of the human body. Continue reading
A British psychologist carries out a mass participation experiment in order to verify whether an application for smartphones with the name Dream:On can positively influence human dreams.
The application is developed by a scientific team led by Richard Wiseman, professor at the University of Hertfordshire. It is considered to monitor and record sleep patterns, eventually producing a particular sound when a sleeping person sees a dream. Continue reading
LanguageTool is an Open Source language checker for English and German language.
This is a rule-based language checker that will find errors for which a rule is defined in its XML configuration files. Rules for more complicated errors can be written in Java.
You can think of LanguageTool as a tool to detect errors that a simple spell checker cannot detect, e.g. mixing up there/their, no/now etc. It can also detect a limited amount of grammar mistakes. It does not include spell checking.
Genius is a small application that helps you memorize things
Genius helps you memorize things. It organizes your information using the Leitner “learning cardfile” system, and it quizzes you using a spaced repetition method.
For each quiz, Genius carefully chooses each question based on your past performance, by combining repetition intervals and weighted random selection. It even performs lexical similarity analysis for fuzzy answer checking.
You can use Genius to study vocabulary words, foreign language phrases, formal speeches, historical events, legal definitions, marketing points, religious texts -anything you need to memorize!
Easily learn a foreign language with the help of this application
OpenTeacher is an open source application that helps you learn a foreign language vocabulary.
All you have to do is enter some words in your native and foreign language, and OpenTeacher will start testing you.
Here are some key features of “OpenTeacher”:
· Read and write T2K and wrts files
· Easy-to-use interface
· Support for synonyms
· Greek input
· txt-output to print or send
· Available in English and Dutch