November 18, 2017

NASA Mars Rover Landing Free on Xbox Live

Want to get a taste of what it’s like to burn through the atmosphere on a NASA spacecraft? Xbox and NASA have teamed up to develop “Mars Rover Landing,” a skills game in which you use Kinect motion sensors to guide the rover Curiosity to land on Mars and successfully reach a target. The on demand game is available in 18 different languages. Download it for free on Xbox Live. File size is a modest 496MB. Related PostsUAT Robotics Team Places at Embry Riddle VEX U Tournament CollegeHack: Dealing with Stress in Positive Ways UAT Robotics Demos at CactusCon UAT…

Swÿp Technology Jumps Devices

Natan Linder, a PhD student in the Fluid Interfaces group at the MIT Media Lab and undergraduate researcher Alexander List have created a very clean, easy to use, user interface concept they call Swÿp–pronounced “swipe”—that allows users to drag files from the phone to the computer swiping their finger. It is an open source software, “cross-app, cross-device data exchange using physical ‘swipe’ gestures,” as they write on their website. It is such a cool concept that people wonder why it has not been invented before. Swÿp gathers information from your phone and iPad’s approximate location and account details, then ties…