You won’t believe some of the innovations these kids have come up with – from flashlights that run on heat from a human hand, to a device for the hearing impaired to listen to music.
A Texas non-profit, Mobile Loaves & Fishes, has come up with the idea of building tiny, homey houses that can be put together in a matter of hours as accommodations for homeless people. An on-site medical center will help provide health and medical services.
A report from Working Partnerships USA says Silicon Valley’s biggest companies are creating an underclass of black and Hispanic workers with low wages and few benefits, even though these demographics make up 28 percent of the work force in places like California’s Santa Clara County.
BabyX, a computer-generated child, was developed by New Zealand’s Auckland Bioengineering Institute as part of a project to recreate brain activity. BabyX can mimic neural learning behavior; and its algorithms include learning models such as association, conditioning, repetition, and reinforcement.
Researchers at Cornell University are developing what they call RoboBrain, an online service of information and artificial intelligence intended for robots to tap into to better understand the world around them.