Developer Hacks Microwave with Raspberry Pi to Create AWESOMENESS!

You know, microwaves have been relatively unchanged since their original inception.  I mean, sure knobs changed to buttons, an LCD display was added, and the inclusion for preset heating durations made microwave use more convenient, but since we live in a world of computers, tablets, smartphones (where even REFRIGERATORS have built-in screens/tablets), the microwave gets ignored like the toaster; and it’s 2013! Until now. Developer Nathan Broadbent hacked his microwave to include voice commands, the ability to scan barcodes for pre-set cooking times and a self-setting clock! All thanks to his regular microwave and the Raspberry Pi microcomputer. Continue reading “Developer Hacks Microwave with Raspberry Pi to Create AWESOMENESS!”

Future Cameras To Have NO LENS?!? Crazy Science Talk!!

I don’t know if you know this, but metamaterials are starting to become pretty useful for having some fun with the electromagnetic spectrum, and that ranges from the technology you can see in any science-fiction show, book and.or movie, or for use in the real world.  It seems that engineers at Duke University have come up with a metamaterial imaging sensor that doesn’t require a lens to generate a picture.  This means that this could lead to cheaper imaging technology in the near-to-distant future.   Continue reading “Future Cameras To Have NO LENS?!? Crazy Science Talk!!”