Nothing to say today, folks. Just enjoy a few of the best engineering and computer science links around, this lovely Friday!
- Here’s a cool piece of facial-recognition technology: Kittydar, facial recognition for cats. Try it with a picture of your cat!
- While maybe not super exciting, this is a great example of a well-engineered product: the Sandia CPU cooler. It has fewer parts parts than coolers on the market today, and yet is both more efficient at cooling and resists dust buildup. Watch the 6-minute video about its brilliant design.
- DARPA is at it again! This time they’re researching medical implant materials that can dissolve inside your body.
- Very cool one-hour video of Google software engineer Eric Schmidt talking at Princeton about the future of technology.
- Here’s a neat idea: light handrails with LED lights to guide people through the dark.
- Some videogame AI has passed the Turing test. Read what we’ve said about the Turing test in the past, the test that gauges whether AI displays human-like behavior.