...with live streaming to web!
Inductive charging stations would be one of many ways to solve this problem.
Will drive the neighborhood kids crazy.
The patent process has not only proven to be laughable, but completely ignorant of prior art. I'm gonna get a team of lawyers and apply for a patent on the enter key. Bwa-ha-ha!
cremeglace writes "No one had seen a laser reflector that Soviet scientists had left on the moon almost 40 years ago, despite years of searching. Turns out searchers had been looking kilometers in the wrong direction. On 22 April, a team of physicists finally saw an incredibly faint flash from the reflector, which was ferried across the lunar surface by the Lunokhod 1 rover. The find comes thanks to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which last month imaged a large area where the rover was reported to have been left. Then the researchers, led by Tom Murphy of the University of California, San Diego, could search one football-field-size area at a time until they got a reflection."
You can download the "FOLLOW ME!" app.
Who does it auto-dial when I break wind?
theodp writes "If you're brilliant, work really hard, and earn a world-class doctorate from a US university, IBM has a job for you at one of its US research sites — as a 'complementary worker' (as this 1996 piece defined the then-emerging term). But be prepared to ship out to India or China after you've soaked up knowledge for 13 months as a 'long-term supplemental worker.' Newsweek sketches some of the bigger picture, reporting that IBM, HP, Accenture, and others are finding it profitable to detach from the United States (even patenting the process). 'IBM is one of the multinationals that propelled America to the apex of its power, and it is now emblematic of the process of creative destruction pushing America to a new, less dominant, and less comfortable position.'"
See the "TubeSat Personal Satellite Kit" post from August 2nd: http://science.slashdot.org/story/09/08/02/1653256/Orbit-Your-Own-Satellite-For-8000?art_pos=8