Google has unveiled the latest project to come out of the Google X labs, named "Project Loon." It involves sending giant balloons up to beam down internet access to remote areas of the planet. They will provide a more cost effective solution for wireless coverage in regions, that would otherwise be difficult due to location.
The Tetris Printer Algorithm, created by Software architect Michael Birken, is a program with the ability to draw using Tetris pieces. By autonomously playing the famous puzzle game, the algorithm can create images by rotating, positioning and dropping Tetriminos.
Researchers at Cornell University have developed a robot that is capable of accurately predicting when you need help, and providing assistance with tasks. Using a Kinect sensor, the robot uses a database of 120 videos to analyse and understand your movements. With this knowledge, it can then help you perform key tasks such as taking your medicine, making a meal, or stacking objects.