News Photo Of The Day- Viet Vets Buried At Arlington

Remains of Vietnam War vets buried at Arlington National Cemetary.

Rich Shulman writes

The dignity of these ceremonies is impressive, even as the Pentagon is taking flak over the treatment of remains at the Dover mortuary.

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Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

The caisson carrying the remains of the three soldiers missing in action from the Vietnam War, arrives for burial services at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, Nov., 9. The remains represent the entire crew are being buried in a single casket are; Capt. Arnold E. Holm, Jr. of Waterford, Conn., Spc. Robin R. Yeakley of South Bend., Ind., and Pfc. Wayne Bibbs of Chicago.

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Better 3D Without The Glasses

Video: This 3D Display Uses Multiple Lenses To Boost Sense Of Depth Perception

Serkan Toto    Source- TechCrunch
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Naked-eye 3D displays, even large-sized models, are nothing special anymore, but they usually have a common problem: the 3D effect when viewing pictures isn’t as strong as with displays that require users to wear glasses. Professor Kakeya from Tsukuba University in Japan is trying to solve the problem.

This video, shot by Diginfo TV, provides more insight:

The way his 3D display works is actually pretty simple: it uses multiple layers and lenses to boost the sense of depth perception. Professor Kakeya explains:

It forms images of objects at the front toward the front, and objects at the back toward the back. When objects at the front are in focus, those at the back are blurred, and when you’re looking at objects at the back, those in front are blurred. So a feature of this display is that it reproduces focal depth.

Charles Wheatstone's prismatic pseudoscope. It...

OmniTouch- Virtual Keyboards & Screens Anywhere and Everywhere

Death to Keyboards & Monitors: the OmniTouch

By Bill Weir & C. Michael Kim | This Could Be Big

The other day I watched a toddler approach a flat-screen television and, with Cheetos-encrusted fingers, try to swipe the boring show away. Such is life in the touch screen age. But just as we are getting used to swiping and typing on phone and tablet glass, a new breakthrough could make our physical screens obsolete within the next five years.

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As Carnegie Mellon grad student Chris Harrison explained to me, gadgets with screens the size of oyster cracker have inspired new ways to “steal” everyday surfaces to replace the computer screen. By using tiny projectors that sense your every move, you’ll soon be able to read and write email on a wall or table top. Or surf the web on the palm of your hand or the leg of your jeans.

In a project with Microsoft, he’s also developed “Skinput.” It is a bio-accousic sensor that converts the tapping of your forearm or fingertips into commands for a music player or video game. So along with new advances in voice-recognition software, it won’t be long before the mouse, keyboard and game controller are replaced by the snap of a finger and a spoken command.

News Photo (and Video) Of The Day

Germans claim first flight of manned, electric helicopter

Beate Kern / e-volo

Thomas Senkel of e-volo flies the e-volo multicopter, a battery-powered helicopter with sixteen motors and rotors.

Jim Seida writes

A three-man team from Germany has developed, and flown, a personal helicopter that’s powered by lithium batteries running sixteen motors and turning sixteen rotors. You can read about it in msnbc.com’s Future of Technology blog.  Be sure to check out the video below, too.

Beate Kern / e-volo

The propellers create the full lift, and are also responsible for balancing the device on all three axes only by independent speed control of the motors. E-volo from the beginning has been designed entirely as an electrically powered device. Unlike the rotor of a helicopter, the propellers don´t have any pitch control and therefore no wear. These factors make the multicopter mechanically simple, with close to no maintenance necessary.

At the end of October 2011, Thomas Senkel of e-volo made the first manned flight with an e-powered multicopter at an airstrip in the southwest of Germany. The flight lasted one minute and 30 seconds, after which the constructor and test pilot stated: “The flight characteristics are good natured. Without any steering input it would just hover there on the spot”. This could be the future of flight, piloting a device as simple as a car.

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Humanoid Biker Goes For A Spin

Video: Amazing Mini Humanoid Rides Bicycle

by Serkan Toto
from http://techcrunch.com/

We’ve shown you robots completing various tasks in the past, but this new model, a small hobby humanoid, can ride a bicycle like a human being. It’s not the first of its kind (Murata’s robot and Panasonic’s EVOLTA robot come to mind), but the model that’s pictured on the left costs just US$2,220 in its standard configuration.

Dr. Guero [JP] from Japan modified KHR3HV, a bipedal robot made by Japanese maker KONDO that has been available in many robot stores for years. The humanoid can even stop for a moment and continue riding the bike on his own, which is pretty cool.

PRIMER-V2 weighs 2.5kg, stands 495mm tall and can reach a top speed of 10km/h. This video shows the robot in action:


Via Plastic Pals via IEEE Spectrum

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Take a 360 degree ride- The innerspace of an outerspace vehicle

Yesterday it was the interior of the Sistine Chapel– Today it’s the cockpit of the Space Shuttle once again this 360 degree ride was provided by reader/contributor Leslie. -Bloggo

Space Shuttle Discovery – 360VR Images

Space Shuttle Discovery’s flight deck during decommissioning in the Orbiter Processing Facility

Texas Tech alumnus Rick Husband was the final ...

Just click on the picture and move the mouse in any direction to scan. Great high def detail- Don’t forget to look at the ceiling!

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The Sistine Chapel- A 360 Degree Virtual View

This is a follow-up article to: On This Date: November 1st by Bloggo Schloggo. This was submitted by a Bloggo reader/contributor- Thank you Leslie.

Virtual Sistine Chapel

Michelangelo's The Last Judgment

Here is an amazing bit of technology that gives you a view that you would never see in person. First of all, you would NEVER be alone in the room, it is always very crowded and of course you can’t see Michelangelo’s artwork close up as you can here. This is especially spectacular if you have a large high-definition screen!

The Sistine Chapel Virtually-  VIEW EVERY PART OF THE MICHAEL ANGELO’S MASTERPIECE JUST CLICK AND DRAG YOUR ARROW IN THE DIRECTION YOU WISH TO SEE.
In the lower left, click on the plus (+) to zoom in, or the minus (-) to zoom out. Or use the wheel on your mouse to zoom in and out. Choir is thrown in free. This virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel is incredible. Amazing what can be done with technology.

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VIRTUAL SISTINE CHAPEL

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Google Doodles Giant Pumpkins

Halloween Google Doodle Carves Up 3 Tons of Pumpkin

By Eric Mack, PCWorld

Google celebrates Halloween with a time-lapse video Doodle of Google employees carving the company name into six ginormous jack o’ lanterns. The video embedded into the Google search page uses HTML5 allows you to start and pause the video to discover funny and quirky scenes.

The giant pumpkins, weighing in at a 1000 pounds each, were delivered to Google’s Mountain View, California campus from nearby Half Moon Bay. Google’s “Doodle team” spent eight hours slicing into them while numerous costumed employees wander in and out of frame. According to Google, Santa Claus, the Village People, and the “peg man” from Google Maps are among those who make an appearance.

“The doodle team wanted to capture that fascinating transformation that takes place when carving a pumpkin,” writes official doodle team member Sophia Foster-Dimino on the Google blog.

The embedded YouTube video graces Google.com and features a Serbian-styled soundtrack from Matt Moran and Slavic Soul Party!, according to Foster-Dimino.

The doodle also made a brief appearance a few days early when subscribers of Google’s YouTube channel got a notification it had been uploaded, but it was quickly pulled down on Friday, according to one Google watcher on Google+.

Sticking with the company archetype, the doodle team approached the
pumpkin-carving project as an engineering task.

“If we aren’t careful, the whole pumpkin could collapse,” explains project
co-leader Stephanie Boudreau in the behind-the-scenes video below. “We want to make sure that they’re creative and they’re beautiful and they’re artistic, but we also need to make sure that they’re structurally sound.”

To light the pumpkins, incandescent bulbs attached to a “flicker box” were
used to simulate flickering candles, according to Google photographer Andrew Bender.

Google’s Halloween doodle efforts have ramped up the past few years. Early doodles celebrating the ghoulish holiday integrated classic memes like witches, ghosts, and goblins into the company logo. In 2008, horror legend Wes Craven guest-designed an especially spooky logo, and then in 2010, a multi-panel, clickable doodle told the tale of a Halloween
adventure featuring Scooby-doo, Shaggy, and the rest of the gang from the Mystery Machine.

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The Macabre Parade & Procession

A collection of oddities, curios, peculiarities, the Strange, Disturbing, horrid and beautiful.

A celebration of the creative imagination and diversity of thought.

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A FILMwerx Production from O l i v e r ArtWorks
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1.houseof1000corpses:psychedelic-psyche:ppsychicchasms:(odios)
2.Enrique Gomez De Molina / Interactive Arts
3.pictureisunrelated.com
4.houseof1000corpses:zombiesdontlove:WWI facial wounds with experimental skin grafts.
5.uglyoverload.blogspot.com
6.sotona: (korovasexbar)(bonefudge)
7.Artist:Thomas Häfner  http://www.johncoulthart.com
8.purephase:madonaperra:bewitching Shimizu
9.Snailfight by ken-wong
10.Artist: Robert and Shana Parkeharrison
11.Artist: Robert and Shana Parkeharrison
12. iheartmyart:Artist: Aron Wiesenfeld, David
13. houseofshows: Stephen Gammell
14.darksilenceinsuburbia: War Of Worlds by Heiko Muller
15.Artist: Mike Worrall
16.musicfortherestofus
17.Artist: Esau Andrews
18.Artist: Fred Einaudi
19.The Devil presenting St Augustine (of Hippo) with the book of vices. Artist: Michael Pacher
20.Artist: Santiago Caruso paganlovefest
21.Artist: Santiago Caruso
22.Artist: Fred Einaudi
23.Ebenezer and Tiny Tim by lauren-rabbit
24.Artist: Karl Persson Title: Lunch Monkey
25.pope nide gas by ~PsihoDrill
26.Artist: Kris Kuksi Title: The Guardian pyatki.com
27.I want by Nytara-Celes
28.dream once again Artist: SheerHeart
29.Promises by MattSpire
30. Soul-mates by askrzypek
31.Mrs Tentacles and Mr Foghorn by ~Momothecat
32.Egg by Kulik Larissa
33.embryo sluldze by ~PsihoDrill
34.The Body And The Self by parablev
35.the cage by ~Peterio
36.Easter drama by ~PsihoDrill
37.Artist: Greg Petchkovsky disturbingimages:akissso deadly:geekhideout
38.Fetal Skeleton Tableau, 17th Century, University Backroom, Paris (by Joanna)
39.Rosie Hardy
40.Anatomical study by Charles Errard (1606-1689)
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41.Fancy Couple Heiko Müller (mechanolatry)
42.Gregory Colbert
43.disturbingimages
44.Jeffery Scott
45.Artist: Mark Ryden
46.A Modern Day Sagitarian’ by Jeffery Scott
47.Artist: David Stoupakis (bunnylicious.org)
48.Artist: Kris Kuksi
49.Artist: Zdzislaw Beksinski blog.isztan.eu
50.Artist: Claude Verlinde
51. Alice’s last last Ouija game by Paul Grand
52. Artist: Dimitri Tsykalov
53.Artist: Frank Kortan
54.Artist: Mikel Glass Title: Boxes of Dolls
55.Artist: Travis Louie Title: Stack of Demons aka Mike, Sam, & Alex
56.Artist: TKL-KIZIMECCA
57.Artist: Joel Peter Witkin interesnee.net)
58.Artist: Shain Erin
59.Artist: Carrie Ann Baade
60.Artist: Stefano Bonazzi disturbingimages

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Soundtrack Mix and Video by Charles Oliver

Halloween In Motion- Creepy Video Fare

The Shinning vs The Shining 

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Comparing clips from the simpsons treehouse of horror v, the shinning to the movie, the shinning

The Lego Shining

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Legoman goes crazy!

old cartoons are CRAZY

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The toons:
Gertie the Dinosaur, 1914
Fantasmagorie, 1908
Betty Boop in Snow White, 1933
Steamboat Willie, 1927
The Skeleton Dance, 1929
Humorous Phases of Funny Faces, 1906
Koko’s Earth Control, 1928

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This has to be one the most terrifying movie scenes that I have ever scene. The 1992 movie is called “Demonic Toys” directed by Peter Manoogian. I will probably have nightmares tonight!