March 12, 2003
Richard Saul Wurman is hosting TEDMED3, focused on “the collection of media and technologies that enable individuals to seek and obtain a healthier life through the understanding of information.” It will be held June 11-14, 2003 in Philadelphia.
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June 26, 2009
Brooke Greenberg is 16 years old now (the picture shows her at age 11), but hasn’t aged since she was an infant. Understanding her condition could provide an insight into the genetics of aging.
Richard Walker of the University of South Florida College of Medicine thinks that Brooke is the first recorded case of what he describes as “developmental disorganization.” His hypothesis is that the cause is disruption of… read more
October 5, 2006
Teenagers prefer instant messaging or text messaging for talking to friends and use e-mail to communicate with “old people,” according to Pew Internet & American life study.
“E-mail is so last millennium,” as USA Today puts it.
January 15, 2007
Berkeley has become the first government body in the United States — and possibly anywhere, according to some analysts — to explicitly regulate businesses that make or use nanoparticles.
The new regulation requires businesses to annually identify any materials they use or produce with at least one dimension of 100 nanometers or less, no matter how small the quantities. They must also share what they know about how toxic… read more
‘Telecoupling’ describes how distance is shrinking and connections are strengthening between nature and humans
February 22, 2011
Understanding and managing how humans and nature sustainably coexist is now so sweeping and lightning fast that it’s spawned a new concept: “telecoupling.”
Joining its popular cousins telecommuting and television, telecoupling is the way Jack Liu, director of the Human-Nature Lab/Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability at Michigan State University, is describing how distance is shrinking and connections are strengthening between nature and humans.
The “Telecoupling… read more
April 30, 2009
Readybot, a research group that last year released videos of a simple prototype cleaning robot, has revealed that the robot is managed through a combination of cloud-based software and skilled remote teleoperators.
August 20, 2004
Physicists have carried out successful quantum teleportation of qubits with polarization-encoded photons over a distance of 600 meters.
July 12, 2005
In his new book, Teleportation – The Impossible Leap, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., writer David Darling contends that “”One way or another, teleportation is going to play a major role in all our futures. It will be a fundamental process at the heart of quantum computers, which will themselves radically change the world.”
Darling senses the day may not be far off for routine teleportation of… read more
January 21, 2008
Fact met fiction when a Hollywood actor Hayden Christensen, of Star Wars fame, and director Doug Liman sat down with two MIT physicists to compare the reality of teleportation to the special-effects version in the upcoming movie Jumper.
February 4, 2009
University of Maryland researchers have built a teleporter capable of sending the state of ytterbium ions from one side of the lab to the other; something that until now had only been possible with photons.
A laser beam makes each ion emit a photon. Each ion-photon pair is “entangled” in a shared quantum state in which what happens to one particle can affect the other, no matter how far… read more
June 2, 2014
Using quantum entanglement, they transferred the information contained in a quantum bit in a diamond to a quantum bit in another diamond three meters away, without the information having traveled through the intervening space.
The… read more
February 11, 2002
The dream of teleporting atoms and molecules — and maybe even larger objects — has become a real possibility for the first time. The advance is thanks to physicists who have suggested a method that in theory could be used to “entangle” absolutely any kind of particle.
Quantum entanglement is the bizarre property that allows two particles to behave as one, no matter how far apart they are. Until now,… read more
With the rapidly expanding use of brain and spinal cord stimulation therapy (neuromodulation), “remote presence” (telepresence) technologies may help to meet the demand for experts to perform stimulator programming, reports a study published in Neurosurgery.
The preliminary study by Dr. Ivar Mendez of Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, supports the feasibility and safety of using a telepresence robot (“RP-7″) to increase… read more