A few bits of technology recently found online: a car you can fight crime in. One word: Hotelicopter. Cheap finger tracking, multitouch interactive whiteboarding, and virtual reality head tracking using the Wii remote (thanks for the pointer, Sekou). And if you’re interested in some older technology, one of Galileo’s telescopes is currently visiting Philadelphia.
With the current economic downturn, it’s currently hard to find work in many parts of the world. But according to a New York-based HR firm, there are places in the world where it’s just hard to work due to things like crime, political unrest, lack of infrastructure, or climate. But the U.S., Canada, and Western Europe were specifically excluded from the list, and most of the cities listed are in Africa and central and southern Asia. That begs the question of how different the list might look if people from non-Western viewpoints had compiled it.