Lizzie Velasquez was once cruelly called the 'World's Ugliest Woman' but now she's starting an inspirational tour to spread a positive message against bullying. Lizzie is just four stone and has almost zero per cent body fat but her appearance is due to a genetic condition called Neonatal Progeroid Syndrome which causes premature ageing and decreased fat under the skin. In her talks, Lizzie tells the story of how she discovered a video of herself on You Tube at the age of 15 which had been cruelly labelled 'The Most Ugly Woman in the World'. Amazingly instead of causing her to hide away, it became the defining moment which helped Lizzie become a speaker to help other bullying victims. Now, she is setting off on a tour to give talks to teenagers and adults across America and reveals her next ambition is to set up an anti-bullying business. "I want to create an anti-bullying company something to help kids and adults and teenagers," she said.
Ford's Tech TV crew get a hands on demo of the new Nokia 808 Pureview. The phone (running Symbian) was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona and features a 41 megapixel camera sensor, made possible by a combination of Carl Zeiss optics and Nokia-developed pixel over-sampling technology.
Fresh from unleashing its latest high-tech cleaners, the DC47 cylinder vacuum and the DC50 upright vacuum cleaner, Dyson set its engineers another challenge – with a bit of a twist.
The objective was to design a remote controlled car using a ball and spare Dyson parts. The British electronics giant had over 50 engineers take part and, after three weeks of development, the winning car was chosen.
Made up of different mechanics and Dyson parts, the team took an iterative approach engineering a robust and highly manoeuvrable vehicle. Check out the video for all the action.
MirageTable: freehand interaction on a projected augmented reality tabletop
MirageTable is a novel augmented reality system which enables instant digitization of physical objects, correct 3D perspective views, and interaction using bare hands without gloves or trackers.