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Smartphone app parks your car

gadgets Updated: Nov 01, 2012 02:31 IST

Researchers have developed a smartphone app that lets your car to park on its own without you in it.

Researchers from the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have developed ‘Virtual Valet’ that lets your iPhone tell your car to park while you are not in it.

“You pull up to the kerb, push a button on your smartphone and the car takes care of everything else. Then you tell it to come back whenever you are done,” said lead researcher Aaron Steinfeld.

To find its own spot, the system uses a sensor suite similar to ones found in many luxury cars.

Music from waves of swimming pool
London: A British composer dubbed ‘KingCanute’ has become the first in the world to perform music created by waves — in a swimming pool.

Dr Alexis Kirke transformed his body into a “giant baton” by covering himself with motion sensors that controlled the water in a massive wave tank at the University of Plymouth, Devon.

The more he moved his arms, the more intense the music became — just like a normal conductor.