Without Microsoft's help, legions of hackers have used the Kinect to bring drawings to life, create mimicking robots, perform surgery, and play music. Over the weekend, Microsoft announced its intention to bring a starter kit for development--basically, a box of tools so developers can legitimately take advantage of the Kinect's potential--to those same enterprising folks, which can only mean we're in for ever more evolved uses for our favorite futuristic gaming accessory.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.
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