Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Energy Quizzes...

A little while ago I had an idea to automatically generate quizzes from Wikipedia. I spent a few weekends writing an algorithm that can parse an entry, and then generate mostly relevant questions. Check out some of the completely generated energy quizzes that were made:

The Zero Point Energy Quiz
The Solar Energy Quiz
The Perpetual Motion Quiz
The Renewable Energy Quiz

And of course check out the fully auto-generated Steorn Quiz!

If you find a question that seems bogus, or have suggestions for additional questions for any of these generated tests, the user interface allows you to submit feedback. I hope to continue to add to the site, making it more like Wikipedia so that users can easily mark up quizzes and add there own.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Prime Time Steorn

Sean McCarthy, CEO of Steorn, appears on RTE News: Prime Time in the following video along with a test setup:

Sean offers his opinions on improving the Irish economy. He also briefly mentions Steorn's technology.