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Musical 'i-doses' Claim to Get You High, But May Work Better With Real Drugs

As most Phish Phans know, terrible music and illicit drugs go together like Trey Anastasio and egomania. After all, you can't expect any sentient being to sit through 26 minutes of 'Down With Disease' without a pair of saucer-sized pupils and a parched mouth, right? Little did Trey know, though, that he never had to rely on a fabricated, Dead Head drug culture to make his music palatable. Because ...

Swimming Fish Make Music in Quiet Ensemble's 'Quintetto' Installation

Swimming, musical fish are about as tranquil as you can get. Quiet Ensemble, a studio founded by Fabio Di Salvo and Bernardo Vercelli that explores the relationships between art, technology and music, recently took third place at the Celestprize contemporary art gathering in Berlin for the work 'Quintetto.' Composed of a series of five tall fish tanks, back-lit in a darkened space, Quintetto uses...

Gift Guide: Ambient Devices Baseball ScoreCaster

Baseball enthusiasts know the frustration of searching high and low to get the update on scores of their favorite teams. That's all changed with the Ambient Baseball ScoreCaster. Operating on the free InfoCast Wireless Network, the ScoreCaster needs no TV or Internet connection to give instant information on any team, like inning by inning updates, standings (wins, losses, trends) and even sche...

Baseball Scores Without the Internet or TV on a Small Device

We're a society obsessed with information. We're constantly connected through instant messaging, e-mail, text messaging, Blackberries, we even have Internet access on our cell phones. As great as all these things are at making sure we have a world of knowledge at our fingertips 24/7, they still require us to turn on our devices and find the information we seek. Its never just there ... waiting f...

A Wheelchair Powered By the Mind

(Note: The above video is a bit slow to load ... ) Michael Callahan and Thomas Coleman want to put the minds of the handicapped to work. The founders of the Champaign, Illinois-based firm Ambient have invented a wheelchair powered by the mind -- and, fortunately, you don't need Uri Geller-grade brain muscles to get the wheels spinning. The Audeo motorized wheelchair works by having the occupant ...