Visualizing Music

If You Could See It, This Is What Music Would Look Like

What happens when an oscilloscope measures a funky techno beat?

Jerobeam Fenderson

Octopus-Inspired Robots Can Grasp, Crawl, and Swim

Could It Be The Future Of Biotechnology?

Biomimicry, soft electronics and smart control mechanisms help these robots get a better grip on a complex world.

IEEE Spectrum

Wearable Music

A new glove will turn even the most deficient in musical talent into rockstars.

A new glove will turn even the most deficient in musical talent into rockstars.

Remidi’s T8 gloves essentially turn your hands into a musical instrument, and your every movement into a musical note. The end result looks a little dorky, but it sounds awesome.

You can currently pre-order it on their website.

Robots Are Learning To Jog And It Is Terrifying

MAKE IT STOP!

Two-legged robots, AMBER Labs have decided to make their human-like android do a very human like thing: jog – and yeah, it is terrifying to watch.

AMBER-Lab via Popular Mechanics

Now Is Time For The Middle East To Invest In Youth

Current oil prices have put all Arab countries on an equal footing: whether oil producing or not, they are “oil-poor” given current oil prices. The moonshot opportunity is to reach 30% of GDP coming from the digital economy in any Arab country within 10 years. Leaders in these countries should start this process today by priding themselves on being “youth-rich” and investing in sectors that employ their predominantly young and growing population.

Skype real-time Arabic translation

Skype opens the door to the Middle East with real-time Arabic translation

Skype Translator is still in preview mode after around a year and a half in beta – and four years in development – but the team has announced a new milestone for its real-time natural language processing tool as Arabic goes live on the service.