As usual lately, all of the really nice additions to Android are proprietary and tied to Google services, further eroding the open nature of Android
I wish I could mod summaries as troll. Honestly, many of us here make our livings creating proprietary software. Whining that Google makes proprietary apps just makes us all look bad. Stop it.
Poulikakos's team spent 4 years trying to budge their floating droplets from a standstill. Finally, they conceived of a chessboard-style setup with multiple vibrating plates, each generating its own sound frequency. By varying the frequency that each plate emits, they can move the acoustic field and the object trapped inside. Their new design, described online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, can precisely control the lateral movement of liquid droplets while keeping them floating smoothly in midair.
Its the lateral movement and fine control that's new, not the levitation.
The security setting for Java defaults to High anyway. You would have to either A) change your security settings specifically lower or B) specifically allow an untrusted applet to run for this to (sometimes) work. I'm starting to get tired of the anti-Java FUD, there are a vulnerabilities found all the time in other languages/frameworks, how come all we seem to hear about is lame Java applet sandboxing issues?
Didn't realize I wasn't logged in when I made that post
Marvelous! The super-user's going to boot me! What a finely tuned response to the situation!