Professor Hiroshi Ishii at the MIT Media Lab

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Any look into the brilliance that’s happening day-to-day at MIT’s Media Lab is a welcome one, and their latest offering is an exciting video about the researchers making the next wave of technology that will allow us to remotely manipulate information. At face value, expert user interface designer Hiroshi Ishii’s new 3D motion sensor project is nothing short of amazing. The motions and spacial differential …

2013 L’Eroica Vintage Bike Race

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Each year vintage cycling enthusiasts gather in Tuscany for a celebration of the region’s white gravel roads and Italy’s historic relationship with the sport. The festivities culminate in L’Eroica, a 38 km race with a specific set of rules: Only “heroic bikes” (those built before 1987) are permitted, and gear shift levers must be on the down tube of the steel frame-only bikes. This year …

Music and Success

Drones dropping books, interactive TV, Banksy's $60 art and more in our weekly look at the web

Could playing music be the key to success in any field? This recent New York Times article addresses the link in light of the overwhelming amount of successful people who are also (if not professional, proficient) musicians. Woody Allen plays clarinet in a band, while Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen plays guitar, but it’s not just creative fields; Condoleezza Rice trained to be a concert pianist. …