July 7, 2012
Video Source: New Scientist
Video Source: New Scientist
Like a Star Trek “tricorder,” medical tools for diagnosis and treatment are becoming smarter, smaller, wireless, and more portable. Running intelligent software that can see patterns that the naked eye might miss, diagnostic tools like this super-small ultrasound will revolutionize access to healthcare.
GE | This ad showcases typical doctor/patient interaction throughout time, but in present day, it is enhanced with the Vscan from GE Healthcare, a product that… read more
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Providing information in real time in crowded places, like the Paris metro, or connecting smartphones and servers, regardless of their pre-installed operating systems – this is now possible, thanks to new digital technology that allows mobile devices to reconfigure themselves, to adapt to a changing environment, automatically.
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Colorado State University | June Medford, plant biologist at Colorado State University, explains from her laboratory on the CSU campus how she’s discovered how to rewire plants so that they can detect environmental contaminants and explosives. Green plants turn white once they’re exposed to such contaminants — a discovery made by Medford and her collaborators including some 30 graduate, undergraduate, post-doctoral fellows and researchers in her lab.
Bill Farland,… read more
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Microsoft | Retail Future Vision — Visit a store of the future where integrated handheld devices and store systems provide a more personalized, streamlined shopping experience. This video was created in 2004.
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Microsoft Office Labs
Google | Google Zeitgeist Americas 2011: “Spirit of the Time” — when we bring together a range of young minds seeking solutions for our time, what inspirational insights will we discover? Panel: Eric Berdinis — Young Minds Winner; Shree Bose — Google Science Fair Winner; Scot Frank — Clinton Global Initiative University moderated by Chelsea Clinton.
Kinecthesia | Kinecthesia uses a belt-mounted Kinect to aid navigation for the visually… read more
American Museum of Natural History | Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration (November 19, 2011 — August 12, 2012) offers a vision of the future of space travel as it boldly examines humanity’s next steps in our solar system and beyond.
See a re-creation of a lunar habitat, a model of a space elevator rising up from the surface of the Moon, and one of… read more
The Microsoft Research Cambridge team has built an app for brain surgeons. Kinect Fusion supplies 3D modeling of anything, which could fuel some seriously neat medical innovations. (Watch the demo of Kinect Fusion here.)
At the 13th annual Microsoft TechFest, Ben Glocker demoed a prototype app that would allow neurosurgeons to look inside a patient’s brain before they cut it open. Doctors could see the skeleton, brain,… read more
Video Source: IEEE Spectrum
CNET | At the company’s Build developer conference in San Francisco, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore demos a new addition to the Windows Phone 8 operating system, a personal assistant called Cortana.
note | The character design for the Microsoft Windows Phone smart digital assistant Cortana is based on Microsoft Studios’ popular Halo game series, in which Cortana is a powerful artificial intelligence with human-level capabilities.… read more
CHRIS FAGAN | A Visual Exploration of the Fritz Lang’s Film Metropolis and its relationship to other Futurist works of the 1920s, including Le Corbusier’s The City of To-Morrow & Hugh Ferriss’s The Metropolis of Tomorrow.
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Chris Fagan Design
CBS News | Cedars Sinai Heart Institute physicians have completed the world’s first procedure in which a patient’s own heart tissue was used to grow specialized heart stem cells that were then injected back into the patient’s heart in an effort to repair and re-grow healthy muscle in a heart that had been injured by a heart attack. Eduardo Marbán, MD, PhD, Director of the Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, who… read more
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Wikipedia (with edits) | The Knowledge Navigator was a concept developed by Apple in the 1980s, based on Alan Kay’s Dynabook, for a hypothetical device that could access a large networked database of hypertext information, and use software agents to assist searching for information.
Apple produced several concept videos showcasing the idea. All of them featured a tablet style computer with numerous advanced capabilities, including an excellent text-to-speech… read more
Video Source: Apple Inc.
The Economist | This year The Economist’s Innovation Awards reached its 10th year so we invited all of our past winners and our judges from around the world to attend the ceremony and summit to mark the tenth anniversary.
The theme was “the essence of truly great innovation” and in recognition of this we launched the Anniversary Award which was presented to Steve Jobs for his contribution to innovation… read more