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Create Your Own Personal Cloud.
The Cloud Machine consists of a pair of weather balloons fitted with an Arduino, GPS, cameras, and an altimeter. As it reaches a predetermined altitude, it releases Cloud Condensation Nuclei—or cloud seeds (they’re just sea salt)—along with heat and water vapor. If all goes well, the moisture condenses into a cloud.
Unfortunately, the two bright, flashing arcs of red & white LED light produced by the unique, wheel-mounted design of Revolights are no guarantee that some Hummer-driving idiot who’s cruising, texting and sipping a latté won’t run you down. On the brighter side, they are lightweight, theft & water resistant, and boast a 4-hour battery life.
Disney Turns Houseplants Into Multi-Touch Surfaces
It’s easy to imagine the future as an LCD-infused world, or a giant augmented reality app in which every rock has its own like button. But not everyone is working toward such a future.
Ivan Poupyrev, from Disney Research, imagines a world in which computers aren’t built, they’re grown. And he’s been developing a new technology called Touche that can transform virtually anything into a multitouch surface, from a tank of water to a human hand—even a simple houseplant.