Bubbles, magnetic levitation, and gyroscopes — there’s tons of super-cool DIY physics at work in the Levitron. Created by Dustin Skye, it’s a spinning top floating in mid-air inside a smoke-filled bubble, all for your viewing pleasure.
A team of Spanish researchers has developed a way to vastly improve in-car GPS navigation—and all it requires is some cheap, extra sensors.
We've talked before about this floating robot from the Japanese Ministry of Defense, but now there's new video of this floating, gyroscopic drone. And, against all odds, this video is even more awesome than the last one.
The Invisibility app is indeed magical. It takes a mediocre camera on your iPad 2 and turns it into something incredible.
Some companies have all the luck. While Google's green Android robot sits on the sidelines, Apple gets to send two of its iPhone 4 handsets into space with the Space Shuttle Atlantis.
"Interactive Gaming with Co-Located, Networked Direction and Location Aware Devices," sounds dull, but
Acrossair's video shows that using the gyroscope in addition to the accelerometer and compass makes for a much smoother, much more accurate augmented reality experience. No more looking like you've got the caffeine jitters trying to find the nearest subway. [Readwriteweb]
Rarely has 19th-century technology stirred an audience of 21st-century technophiles as it did last week when Apple revealed that the next-generation iPhone will pack a gyroscope. But will this new sensor be, in Jobs's words, "just perfect for gaming"?
Whoever thought the future wouldn't be filled with humming radio-connected spheres is just plain dumb, but Moixa's mesmerizing Sphere i/o interface device seems to buck the current trend of natural interaction.
The March 7, 1912 Spirit Lake Beacon (Spirit Lake, IA) published a piece by V.A. Arnold titled, "The Public School of Tomorrow."
It's interesting to see transportation discussed as a way to revolutionize education in the early 20th century. An excerpt from the piece appears below, along with the article in its…
The December 6, 1931 Daily Capital News and Post-Tribune (Jefferson City, MO) ran a short blurb about Francis Keally's predictions for the city of 2031. Keally (1889-1978) was an architect who worked on the Oregon state capitol building in Salem, which was completed in 1938.
Francis Keally thinks that our future…
If the one thing keeping you from buying a luxury yacht is the fact that you vomit uncontrollably whenever there's a stiff breeze, this Ferretti 630 is something you may want to consider. The yacht has an Anti Rolling Gyro to stop side-to-side swaying, which means that whenever the thing tilts to one side, the…
I'll try to make wallpapers a regular thing from now on. I can't promise the consistency of say, Fish Fry Fridays, but I will…
Carl H. Renner painted this "Escacar" for General Motors in 1945. The Escacar is described as a "Unicycle Gyroscopic Rocket Car."
Buffalo's got this mouse, right, and you can use it both on your desk an in the air. Given the easy-to-remember name of BOMU-W24A/BL, the mouse makes use of gyroscopic witchcraft to let users flail the mouse in the air. The software that powers the mouse is only available for Windows, so Steve Jobs will have to find…
Developed by four Dartmouth undergrads in an engineering design class, the GyroBike helps children to ride bicycles by using gyroscoping precission to turn the front wheel in the direction of a child's impending fall, both correcting the imbalance and teaching them the counterintuitive but correct way to keep…
Ok, so the Manual Power Europe gyroscope isn't the highest-tech gadget we've laid eyes on, but when it says it's based on Newton's First Law, who could resist it? Basically, you're turning the rotor, which is producing energy and then forwarding it on to a cellphone.