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Assignment: Impossible

Assignment: Impossible

Exploring the area between the unknown and the impossible.

  • A Modest Proposal: Google Street View Time Machine redux

    A Modest Proposal: Google Street View Time Machine redux

    By Charles Q. Choi | November 25, 2013 |

    In the series "A Modest Proposal," my colleagues and I will propose inventions and projects that I think are eminently doable and would love made real. In a recent post , scientists in France suggested Google Street View , could act like a kind of time machine as well, offering views of places across time. […]

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  • A Modest Proposal: Google Glass Neighborhood Watch

    A Modest Proposal: Google Glass Neighborhood Watch

    By Charles Q. Choi | November 21, 2013 |

    In the series "A Modest Proposal," my colleagues and I will propose inventions and projects that I think are eminently doable and would love made real. Google wants to help change the way people see the world with Glass , a lightweight transparent video display that rests in front of your eyes and whispers into your ears. […]

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  • A Modest Proposal: 3-D Printing of Fossils Still Trapped in Matrix, redux

    A Modest Proposal: 3-D Printing of Fossils Still Trapped in Matrix, redux

    By Charles Q. Choi | November 20, 2013 |

    In the series "A Modest Proposal," my colleagues and I will propose inventions and projects that I think are eminently doable and would love made real. I had suggested last year that one could create 3-D scans of fossils while they are still trapped within the rock using, say, X-rays. […]

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  • A Modest Proposal: Google Street View Time Machine

    A Modest Proposal: Google Street View Time Machine

    By Charles Q. Choi | November 11, 2013 |

    In the series "A Modest Proposal," my colleagues and I will propose inventions and projects that I think are eminently doable and would love made real. With Google Street View , you can gaze at panoramic views from the streets of hundreds of cities across the world and many places off the beaten track as well , such as Antarctica, the Galapagos and the Amazon. […]

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  • A Modest Proposal: Consumer Wi-Fi Tags Redux

    A Modest Proposal: Consumer Wi-Fi Tags Redux

    By Charles Q. Choi | August 19, 2013 |

    In the series "A Modest Proposal," my colleagues and I will propose inventions and projects that I think are eminently doable and would love made real. Nearly two years back, I suggested locator tags one can place on one's own belongings to help find them if you misplace them -- say, your keys, or a television remote. […]

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  • A Modest Proposal: Google Glass Filmmaking: Porn Redux

    A Modest Proposal: Google Glass Filmmaking: Porn Redux

    By Charles Q. Choi | August 18, 2013 |

    In the series "A Modest Proposal," my colleagues and I will propose inventions and projects that I think are eminently doable and would love made real. So I recently mentioned that Glass from Google , which helps people see what you see in a hands-free way that's simpler to use than a handheld camera, might lead to an explosion of first-person perspective films. […]

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  • From The Writer’s Desk: Drunk Science

    By Charles Q. Choi | July 25, 2013 |

    So after months in the making, Drunk Science finally appeared. Let me talk here about how fun it was, and how I or anyone else involved will never, ever do it again. So what is Drunk Science? The idea is based off the Drunk History video series (now a television show! […]

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  • From The Writer s Desk: Drunk Science

    By Charles Q. Choi | July 25, 2013 |

    So after months in the making, Drunk Science finally appeared. Let me talk here about how fun it was, and how I or anyone else involved will never, ever do it again. So what is Drunk Science? The idea is based off the Drunk History video series (now a television show! […]

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  • A Modest Proposal: Google Glass Filmmaking

    By Charles Q. Choi | May 9, 2013 |

    In the series "A Modest Proposal," my colleagues and I will propose inventions and projects that I think are eminently doable and would love made real. So Glass from Google helps people see what you see, in a hands-free way that's simpler to use than a handheld camera. […]

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  • A Modest Proposal: Google Glass Meets Tech Support

    By Charles Q. Choi | May 6, 2013 |

    In the series "A Modest Proposal," my colleagues and I will propose inventions and projects that I think are eminently doable and would love made real. A powerful benefit of Glass from Google is how it could help people see what you see at the same time you are seeing it. […]

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