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New Technology: OmniTouch and Quantum Levitation

Advances in modern technology continue unabated with the launch of two seriously impressive new pieces of technology.

The first innovation is from tech giant Microsoft, who have launched a tech prototype that promises to turn any wall, desk or even a person’s back, into a touch screen. The prototype is called OmniTouch and is a mounted camera that can project content onto any surface.

The touch ‘screen’ functionality reportedly utilises some of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Kinect motion technology to create something that is truly impressive. It is just a prototype at the moment, that requires the user to wear a shoulder mounted device, but this is undoubtedly something that Microsoft may be looking to roll out in the future. It certainly puts the Ice Cream Sandwich facial recognition software into perspective.

Quantum Levitation

Remember when you were a kid and you thought that it would be really, really cool to hover in the air, or to be able to hold things in the air without touching them? Well, thanks to a new tech method known as Quantum Levitation, you can. The science behind it is fairly complex (to us at Pluggedin Towers at least), but it involves quantum locking via the use of magnets and quantum superconductors locked in a magnetic field. Whatever it is it looks really, really cool. If you really want to know more about the science behind this, read on.