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In recent years, media experts have been predicting the death of paper as a means for transmitting information in business and amongst friends. But one company is determined to make sure that paper not only survives, but merges with USB technology in an innovative way that could give the medium a whole new lease on life.
 
We've written about Lumiblade before, but there's a new video out from Dezeen showing a ton of cool uses for OLED lighting. Dezeen filmed at the Lumiblade Creative Lab in Aachen, Germany where the focus is on how OLED technology...
 
The age of touchscreen tablets has been hailed as the beginning of an exciting new phase of computing, redefining our relationships with our gadgets. But this view tends to ignore the disabled, who may not have the ability to use a finger to swipe on the latest iPhone app. Now a new tablet accessory offers a solution for children who need a little extra help to access the world of touchscreens.
 
Most of us are aware that inhaling a mouthful of helium can give a person's voice a humorous, high-pitched tone that mimics a vocal recording played at high speed. But what some of you may not know is there is in fact another gas that has exactly the opposite effect, as a simple science lesson recently delivered by a high school teacher shows.
 
Most things that we see are made of shapes. You can think of shapes as made up of either a whole bunch of pixels in a grid, or as a few lines and curves. The former is what most digital images are stored as, but the latter is a much better way to go. A new video codec that relies on vector-based images might be killing off the pixel completely in five years.
 
Using your smartphone's GPS map functions to find your way in the real world, in real-time is a skill that some of us still haven't mastered, no matter how simply the visual information is presented. But now, thanks to augmented reality, using GPS maps can be simple process even for the cartography-challenged.
 
We've heard about Foxconn's legion of robots scheduled to take over for the company's human work force, and we know that robots are already working in many factories in the U.S. But bringing this kind of automation to the masses by making it simple to use and affordable has been elusive, until now.
 
Constructing machine and car prototypes designed for simulations and testing can save money and lives. But if we could create anatomically correct mechanical versions of our own bodies with the same testing and simulations in mind it could revolutionize how we design our entire world.
 
If you walked into a Disneyland building and saw flying dragon, you'd probably assume that some wirework and robotics were responsible. But if you then stepped outside, looked up at the night sky and saw a flying, fire-breathing dragon, then you might start worrying.

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