Matt from the Library of Congress writes, "Have you ever sent out a 'tweet' on the popular Twitter social media service? Congratulations: Your 140 characters or less will now be housed in the Library of Congress. That's right. Every public tweet, ever, since Twitter's inception in March 2006, will be archived digitally at the Library of Congress. That's a LOT of tweets, by the way: Twitter processes more than 50 million tweets every day, with the total numbering in the billions."
Researchers from Tokyo's Meiji University demonstrated a prototype lickable display to display images with flavor. The screen is outfitted with an array of spray cans that squirt flavoring onto a "hygienic film" over the flat screen. "The goal is to make it possible for people to have the experience of something like eating at a… READ THE REST
Researchers have built tiny "liquid robots" that can operate continuously without needing any electricity. Instead, they get their power from chemical processes fueled by "food" they collect from the liquid in which they're swimming. According to the engineers from Berkeley Lab, the 2 millimeter "liquibots" could be used for chemical screening, to discover drugs, or… READ THE REST
DogPhone, who dis? University of Glasgow computer scientist Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas, who specializes in animal-computer interaction, her labrador Zack, and colleagues have developed a videophone system for dogs. It consists of a ball containing a motion-sensitive switch and wireless radio. When the dog shakes the ball, it triggers a nearby laptop to initiate a call. And… READ THE REST
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