Daniel Komarynski

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Will Google (And The US Government) Permit Google Glass To Recognize Faces On Sight?

"Okay, Glass. Who's that?"<p>TechCrunch has a nice look at a new API from Lambda Labs, an "early-stage startup" (meaning, brand-new) from San Francisco, that's causing a bit of consternation. Lambda Labs makes a facial recognition API, which you can actually try out here in your browser. But now …

Headset Zaps Video Gamers' Brains For Better Reflexes

For when you just HAVE to beat everyone at Call of Duty.<p>Foc.us is a company that makes headsets for gamers. Those headsets, starting to ship in July, send electricity through your brain. This is their pitch:<p>Overclock your brain using transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to increase the …

NASA Invests In 3-D Food Printer For Mars Missions

Making pizza out of insect meal, instantly<p>It would take a lot of food to get astronauts to Mars, but what if they could get whatever they wanted at the push of a button?<p>NASA is funding an ambitious 3-D printing food project that wants to make that happen, <i>Quartz</i> reports. The space agency's handing …

What If There's No Internet?

I email. I search. I shop. I Facebook. I stream. I Skype. Every year I seem to do these things a little bit more. Stroke by stroke, as I slip deeper into the Internet's embrace, I find myself wondering:<p>"What would happen if the Internet went away?"<p>Can it? It was famously built to be indestructible, …

What Drives the Screaming Jet Streams of Neptune?

Jet streams ten times as fast as those on Earth scream across the surfaces of Neptune and Uranus. But how deep do these atmospheric dynamics go? The answer could open up new doors to learn about our solar system's great gas giants.<p><b>The gas giants of our solar system</b> protect their secrets. That's …

Why Don't We Have Fusion Power?

"Why Don't We Have" is a PopMech series that seeks to quickly explain just why some of the technologies promised by science fiction have yet to become fact. Today: fusion power.<p><b>Fusion energy, simply, is the exact opposite</b> of fission energy, which comes from splitting an atom and is widely used to …

Take a Look Inside a Tiny Nuclear Reactor

This year Westinghouse will begin fuel tests for its Small Modular Reactor (SMR), a downsized system that puts out 225 megawatts.<p><b>On the tail of getting the go-ahead</b> from the federal government to build the first new nuclear reactors in the U.S. in over 30 years, Westinghouse is aiming small. This …