Today, we're taking a look at Douglas Engelbart- one of the forefathers of modern computing. One of his most famous invention is a mouse. It's pretty clear to anyone who's used a computer what sort of influence that device had. Truth is, if it weren't for Engelbart, computers would likely have evolved in a very different direction.
Computers that talk to us. Programs that recognize human emotions and respond accordingly. An electronic device that knows the face of its owner. Sound like science fiction?
Birmingham University researcher Lijun Yin wants to make it a reality.
A doctoral student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) has won the 2011 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for developing a new technique for detecting hidden explosives, chemicals, and other dangerous materials from a safe distance.