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Submission + - supersonic ping pong gun (technologyreview.com)

zerosomething writes: "If there’s one thing wrong with Ping Pong Guns, it’s that they can’t fire their ammunition at supersonic speeds. At least, that’s the feeling of Mark French, a mechanical engineer at Purdue University in Indiana, and his graduate students Craig Zehrung and Jim Stratton."

400 meters per second! That's going to leave a mark!

Submission + - Singularity Summit Videos Now Available (singularitysummit.com) 2

zerosomething writes: Videos from the October Singularity Summit 2009 have finally been posted for those of us unable to attend. Speakers include the usual suspects Peter Thiel and Ray Kurzweil plus other well know thinkers like Abubery de Grey and Stephen Wolfram and a host of other apparently intelligent people. What ever you may think of the truth or myth of smarter than man technology there are a number of big names working to pave the way.

Submission + - Indonesian Asteroid (spaceweather.com)

zerosomething writes: Space Weather is reporting that on Oct. 8th around 11 am local time in the coastal town of Bone, Indonesia the planet was hit by a 10 meter wide astroid. It exploded in the atmosphere "with a yield of about 50 kton of TNT". "The explosion triggered infrasound sensors of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) more than 10,000 km away,"

"The asteroid that caused the blast was not known before it hit and took astronomers completely by surprise."

Submission + - Brain control for the Arduino - Hack a Day (hackaday.com)

zerosomething writes: When we hear about a brain controlled Arduino project we immediately think about a coding nightmare." "It turns out they purchased Uncle Milton’s Force Trainer which uses a headset to measure brain waves and has a base unit that reacts to these measurements. Hacking into this device didn’t require reverse engineering of anything. They took the easy route, and tapped into the five LEDs on the base unit.

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