Team M1R from Spain, which is really just one guy, Sergio Rivas Gomez, created one of the craziest projects I've ever seen at any Imagine Cup—an augmented reality helmet that has 3-D vision and responds to the movement of the wearer's eyes, and her brain waves. When I wore it, and looked at a piece of paper with Russian text on it, the helmet translated it, displaying the text in English right below. It's like Google Glass, except that, in Gomez's view, it could do everything from give surgeons super-vision to create more immersive video games. "If he doesn't win something, I'll eat my hat," I thought, because I actually think things like that. But he didn't, so I guess I have to. It just goes to show how steep the competition is. As Matt Smith put it, "I was completely astounded by the level of some of these projects,.I was expecting, like, volcanoes that blow up and stuff."