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Singularity University Blog | Dr. Ralph Merkle introduces molecular nanotechnology

January 15, 2010

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jan 15, 2010 | Singularity University staff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdKyf8fsH6w

Dr. Ralph Merkle, a leading expert in nanotechnology, gives a non-technical introduction to nanotechnology and the future of manufacturing at the atomic level. From the 2009 Executive Program at Singularity University. Ralph is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing.

Singularity University Blog | Dr. Ray Kurzweil keynotes the executive program

January 15, 2010

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jan 15, 2010 | Singularity University staff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bis0euOhy58

Dr. Ray Kurzweil is the Chancellor of Singularity University and is a technology entrepreneur, inventor, futurist, and author (including 2005′s “The Singularity is Near”). Here, Ray delivers the opening speech at the 2009 Executive Program at Singularity University.

Dr. Rohit Khare – Networks and Computing Systems

April 30, 2010

Dr Rohit Khare explains the fundamentals of networks and computing systems. Filmed during the November 2009 Executive Program at Singularity University, NASA Ames Research Center, Silicon Valley, CA.… read more

Singularity University Blog | Exploring the brain-computer interface: Singularity U partners with X Prize Labs @ MIT

January 7, 2010
Brain-Computer Interface

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jan 7, 2010 | Singularity University staff

Imagine a direct connection between the human brain and the world’s most powerful computers… What if you could type with your thoughts? Or help the blind to see? Or give an amputee control over his bionic arm? How can the Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) positively affect humanity’s grandest challenges?

Singularity University partnered with X Prize Lab @ MIT for the 2-day “Brain-Computer Interfaces: Igniting a Revolution”read more

Singularity University Blog | First curriculum planning meeting (Jan 2009)

January 14, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jan. 14, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Singularity University’s First Curriculum Planning Meeting, Jan 14th 2009 at NASA Research Park.

Joining:… read more

Singularity University Blog | First international executive program: a successful week in Brazil

November 23, 2010
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Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 23, 2010 | Singularity University staff

As our alumni will tell you, the experience of Singularity University programs is unique and powerful. And, bringing the experience to students outside of Silicon Valley has been an important goal since our founding (and a frequent request from our international community). So, we’re excited to share the success of the first 6-day Executive Program earlier this month hosted by our international education partner FIAP in Sao… read more

Singularity University Blog | ‘Geek is the New Black’: SU sponsors ‘She’s Geeky’ unconferences

February 5, 2010
Susan Fonseca-Klein, Shawna Pandya (GSP-09 Alum), and She

Source: Singularity University Blog — Feb 5, 2010 | Singularity University staff

Demonstrating its commitment to a broader, women-focused initiative, Singularity University (SU) — the academic institution with the goal of preparing the next generation of leaders to address “humanity’s grand challenges” — recently became a Corporate Sponsor of She’s Geeky, a series of national technology unConferences for women. With the sponsorship, SU underscores its continued commitment to supporting and advancing women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), as well… read more

Good | Getaround: The future of car-sharing

January 12, 2012

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Source: Good — December 27, 2011

Getaround, a San Francisco-based peer-to-peer startup, may have a more sustainable vision of the future of car-sharing.

Instead of owning, maintaining, and operating its own fleet of cars (which is how Zipcar works), Getaround owns no vehicles, which may help it avoid problems like those that plague Zipcar. [...]

Singularity University Blog | Google donates 50 Android phones to Singularity University

July 6, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 6, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Thanks Google!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACXaFfUimwE

Singularity University Blog | Highlights from day one at Singularity University

June 30, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jun 30, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Yesterday was the first day of the Singularity University summer session. I was at the NASA Ames campus throughout the day to witness and record the event on video for the Hub (see highlight video footage at the end of this post). The energy at the University is absolutely thrilling. Its hard even to convey in words. Tons of smart, motivated people are gathered to discuss, debate, and learn about… read more

Singularity University Blog | Highlights from SU’s Summer 2009 program

January 15, 2010

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jan 15, 2010 | Singularity University staff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugLCy7rLXaQ

The 2009 Graduate Studies Program was the inaugural 9-week summer program at Singularity University. Here is a brief overview of some of the robotics and space tracks within SU, including the Vertical Motion Simulator at NASA Ames, advanced robotics at Willow Garage, and a Zero-G flight simulation. Music courtesy of Philip Sheppard.

http://singularityu.org/programs/graduate-studies-program/

CNET | Internet’s future on display at Singularity University

March 4, 2010

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Source: CNET — March 4, 2010 | Daniel Terdiman

CNET correspondent Daniel Terdiman shadowed Executive Program participant Rob Nail during one of his first days at Singularity University’s Winter 2010 Executive Program.

The Internet of the future is an intelligent network capable of proactively acting on our needs, following us wherever we go, helping provide us with focused health care, and possibly ushering in a new energy paradigm.

This is the vision that James Canton, CEO… read more

Singularity University Blog | ISU/SU opening ceremony: Peter Diamandis

July 6, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 6, 2009 | Singularity University staff

X PRIZE Foundation Chairman and CEO, Peter Diamandis is also the Chairman and Vice-Chancellor of Singularity University and Co-creator of the International Space University. This video highlights Peter’s speech at the Singularity University and International Space University Opening Ceremony, June 29th 2009, Mt View, CA.

Singularity University Blog | Jessica Scorpio 7/23 – Quad day

August 7, 2009
Jessica Scorpio

Source: Singularity University Blog — Aug 7, 2009 | Singularity University staff

GSP-09: Student’s Perspective, by Jessica Scorpio
(SU’s 2009 Graduate Studies Program)

twitter.com/jessicascorpio

8:35am – Reading the news in Moffett Field at the NASA Ames Research Center. Off to class in a couple minutes.

9:10 am – Brainstorming on how energy problems can be solved and innovation applied to help 1 billion people! Dividing up into groups

10:15 am – All the teams generated lots of ideas… Now which ones will actually work? Let the group assess!

Singularity University Blog | John Mauldin: financial expert presents “The end game” tonight

March 4, 2010

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Source: Singularity University Blog — Mar 4, 2010 | Singularity University staff

Join Singularity University’s winter Executive Program students, and the local business community for tonight’s special event featuring John Mauldin, New York Times best-selling author and recognized financial expert. Tonight’s presentation of “The End Game” will explore how the world’s major economies will develop over the next ten years – an especially crucial topic for current and aspiring entrepreneurs, investors and VCs.

When: Thursday, March 4 @ 7:30… read more

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