Friday, April 27, 2012

Freaky Friday: Seeing Through Walls With Your Cellphone

It's Friday - and things are freaky.  A little over a week ago, the University of Texas announced one of its research teams had figured out how to build a smartphone so that a user could have X-ray vision.  The implications of the core technology and where it could go in the future are far reaching - with potential applications ranging from the medical profession to urban search and rescue in collapsed structures.  To learn more, use the link below to read the news release from the University of Texas:

Comment: Mark Twain once said: “Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense.”  If someone had told me when I graduated from high school in 1972 that I would live long enough to see driverless cars with built-in TV sets, autonomous earth mapping drones, and hand-held communicator/camera/data bank devices that would know my location to within inches while giving me X-ray vision - well, I would have thought that story didn't make any sense...   And, sure enough, here we are.

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