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TED removes TEDxWestHollywood license: ideas that have ‘failed to gain scientific acceptance’

April 1, 2013


TED has removed the license of TEDxWestHollywood for their planned “Brother, Can You Spare a Paradigm?” event, says the TEDxWestHollywood blog.

The takedown was only a couple of weeks before the April 14 event (and after they had spent more than a year preparing), the blog says.

In an email to Suzanne Taylor, the organizer of TEDxWestHollywood, a representative of TED outlined the objections: “And when… read more

TED: MIT Students Turn Internet Into a Sixth Human Sense — Video

February 9, 2009

Students at the MIT Media Lab have developed a wearable computing system that turns any surface into an interactive display screen.

The wearer can summon virtual gadgets and Internet data at will.

Pattie Maes of the lab’s Fluid Interfaces group said the research is aimed at creating a new digital “sixth sense” for humans that comes from computers and the Internet.

TED: Siftable Computing Makes Digital Data Physical

February 9, 2009

Two MIT students have created “siftable” — small prototype plastic cubes about one inch in size with screens, processors and infrared ports that communicate with one another in pre-programmed ways when placed next to one.

The cubes could be used to organize ideas, for presentations and for educational purposes.

TEDMED features medical and health innovations

November 3, 2009

The four-day TEDMED conference last week introduced eye-opening medical and health innovations.

Coverage has included medGadget (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4), Scientific Amarican, Huffington Post, and Twitter.

TEDMED3 to focus on new health tech

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.

The conference will cover topics such as:

  • computer graphics & imaging of the human body
  • micro lozenges that record their journey through the body
  • various
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    Teenage ‘baby’ may lack master aging gene

    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

    Teens: E-mail is for old people

    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.

    Teeny-Weeny Rules for Itty-Bitty Atom Clusters

    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

    Telenoid R1: Hiroshi Ishiguro’s newest and strangest android

    August 2, 2010


    Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro has just unveiled a new teleoperated android: a strange robotic creature called the Telenoid R1.

    Ishiguro and his collaborators say the idea was to create a teleoperated robot that could appear male or female, old or young, and that could be easily transported.

    They hope it will be used as a new communication device, with applications in remote work, remote education, and elderly… read more

    Teleoperated Design Revealed for Assistant Robots

    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.

    Teleportation goes long distance

    August 20, 2004

    Physicists have carried out successful quantum teleportation of qubits with polarization-encoded photons over a distance of 600 meters.

    Teleportation: Express Lane Space Travel

    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

    Teleportation: The leap from fact to fiction in new movie Jumper

    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.

    Teleporter sends ions on long-distance journey

    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

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