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DIY multitouch pad + virtual window

Posted by Ed on June 27, 2009

1) DIY multitouch pad
You can build your own multitouch pad due to Seth Sandler who has programmed a software. Just take a box, place a webcam inside of it and then cover the box with a sheet of paper. Watch the video below:

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Chimps vs. Humans – Who has the better memory?

Posted by Ed on June 14, 2009

In 2007 Japanese scientists found out that chimps have a better “photographic” memory than humans. Watch the video above. It is amazing how chimps can still recall the numbers although the exposure time is so short.

A quote from this BBC article:

This is evidence, the researchers believe, that young chimps have a photographic memory which allows them to memorise a complex scene or pattern at a glance. This is sometimes present in human children but declines with age, they say.

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