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Need to pick up a new skill? The people at New Scientist have discovered an innovative learning system that makes education easier. Maybe you are a golfer looking for a robot companion on the faraway, or have a pile of recyclables you don't know what to do with? If so, Amy Iverson has a few stories you need to see.
Sometimes the best way to learn a skill is by observation. This new system is called 'Ghostman' and it uses augmented reality glasses. These allow you to see a teacher's hands over your own vision. You then see the demonstration from your instructor's point of view, while still seeing your own hands. Researchers say learning this way is as effective as sitting right next to your teacher.
If you're a golfer who likes to walk the links, but doesn't necessarily like carrying your golf clubs, this British company has the answer. The X9 Golf Trolley uses Bluetooth to follow the user around the green. Connect the handset to your belt and as you walk, the X9 stays right there with you. These cost around $2500 and may put caddies out of work, but this smart golf-bag can't give advice on which club to use.
These artists have used something pretty simple to make music: 250 Pringles cans. Gawker put out a challenge to create something out of an unlimited supply of Pringles cans. These guys thought the cans looked like organ pipes, so that's what they made.