So if you have a PSP or especially a PS3 the content available for purchase on the PlayStation has probably garnered your attention, well, they are finally putting the pre-paid cards for said content on store shelves. So far it appears to only be the $20 cards, and even then have so far only been seen on an army base.
Who hasn’t ever wished they had x-ray vision. Whether for nefarious reasons or just plain curiosity, I’m sure we’ve all yearned for it at one time or another.
Physical Optics Corp., which is based in Torrance California, has come up with a product they call LEXID (Lobster-eye X-ray inspection Device) and it can see through wood, concrete and steel. It does so by reading the reflection, instead of refraction, of x-rays that are beamed at certain objects/walls. This is how lobsters see in murky waters, thus the name.
I think this is amazing. It’ll be a great help for people in law enforcement or, especially, soldiers. I can’t help but think how many lives this could possibly save. For my own selfish, and possibly nefarious reasons, I’d love to get my hands one but it looks like it’ll only be for those government type people.
New ‘Lobster Visions’ Cam Sees Through Walls [via The Raw Feed]
Panasonic, one of the largest plasma manufacturer, will present the world largest consumer plasma flat TV once again at CES show 2008, with 47 inches bigger in diagonal compare to last model. The prototype was developed by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. It has a size dimension of 138 x 79 inches and is big enough to display a full scale adult! Keep your eyes open at CES, it will be there look to reclaim world largest flat panel set by Sharp's 108” LCD TV. The race is on.
Panasonic to Unveil 150-Inch Plasma HDTV [via tvpredictions]
China is to claim the world 2nd fastest commercial bullet train at 300kmh, 20kmh shy of France’s Train Grande Vitesse. Current fastest domestic trains run at services speed of up to 250kmh, a newer and 50kmh faster model, rolled off the production line this weekend and has a schedule to put on service between Beijing – Tainjin route just in time before the Beijing Olympics in August 2008. Xinhua news agency reported that the China self-designed and developed 8-carrieges train can seat about 600 passengers, weighted in 7 tons of aluminum alloy and will reduce travel time between the two cities from 80 minutes to around 30 minutes.