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Esquire’s augmented reality issue

January 25, 2010

Esquire augmented reality issue

Esquire Editor David Granger demos the interactive magazine. Download the AR app here.

Related:
Esquire | “Welcome to the Esquire augmented reality issue

Video Source: Esquire

Skinput: Turning the Human Body into an Input Surface

March 19, 2010

SKINPUT R&D TEAM | We present Skinput, a technology that appropriates the human body for acoustic transmission, allowing the skin to be used as a finger input surface. In particular, we resolve the location of finger taps on the arm and hand by analyzing mechanical vibrations that propagate through the body. We collect these signals using a novel array of sensors worn as an armband. This approach provides an always-available,… read more

Video Source: Carnegie Mellon: Human-Computer Interaction Institute & Microsoft

Related:
Chris Harrison's website & Skinput project details
Carnegie Mellon: Human-Computer Interaction Institute

3D on display at the IFA in Berlin

September 9, 2010

The old radio tower which stands in the middle of Berlin’s amusement park is decked out in ribbons to mark the 50th edition of the IFA, the biggest European trade show for consumer electronics and domestic appliances.

Video Source: euronews

Time | 10 questions for Stephen Hawking

February 26, 2011

Stephen Hawking

Time | The renowned physicist has a new book, The Grand Design. Stephen Hawking will now take your questions.

Video Source: Time

Related:
Time article: "10 Questions for Stephen Hawking"

Science Bytes | Blueprint for the brain

February 5, 2012

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Science Bytes | How can three pounds of jelly inside our skulls enable us to do everything that makes us human? For centuries, scientists have been fascinated and puzzled by the mysterious workings of the brain. Now, for the first time, they can re-create in the computer the shapes of every one of the billions of nerve cells that make up our brains, the component parts of the intricate neural… read more

Peter Norvig: The 100,000-student classroom

November 4, 2012

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In the fall of 2011 Peter Norvig taught a class with Sebastian Thrun on artificial intelligence at Stanford attended by 175 students in situ — and over 100,000 via an interactive webcast. He shares what he learned about teaching to a global classroom.

Video Source: TED

Short Film World Builder

March 2, 2010

World Builder is a 2007 award-wining science fiction short film by Bruce Branit (co-creator of 405) in which a man uses holographic tools to create a virtual world for a woman he loves. The filming was completed in a single day, but the post-production computer graphics required 2 years.

Video Source: Branit|FX

Related:
Branit|FX website
405 short film by Bruce Branit & Jeremy Hunt

Virtusphere full body immersion virtual reality

March 27, 2010

Virtusphere | Virtusphere develops and markets a locomotion platform that allows users to be completely immersed into their interactive virtual experience. How it works: Virtusphere consists of a 10-foot hollow sphere, which is placed on a special platform that allows the sphere to rotate freely in any direction according to the user’s steps. Wearing a wireless, head-mounted display the user is able to walk and run being immersed into virtual… read more

Video Source: Virtusphere

Related:
Virtusphere, Inc.

Lifenaut

September 18, 2010

Lifenaut

The latest video update of Bina48 robot (first seen in the New York Times online video). She is part of the LifeNaut.com project and first came to life three months ago.

More info: Lifenaut

IBM: Watson sparring matches — pop culture performance

February 13, 2011

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IBM | During its training against former champions, Watson, the IBM computer system designed to play Jeopardy!, was constantly updated on popular music, movies, television and pop culture references in order to be competitive in these categories. Watch Watson tackle pop culture references during these sparring matches. Enormous amounts of data are generated every day in the financial industry. The deep analytics of Watson, the IBM computer system designed to play… read more

Video Source: IBM

Related:
IBM's YouTube channel
IBM Watson official website
Jeopardy! website for "The IBM Challenge"

IDG Computerworld | Telenoid robot attempts emotions

May 16, 2011

Telenoid robot

IDG Computerworld | Conveying physical emotions through a phone call or email is difficult, but researchers from Japan’s Osaka University, in collaboration with the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute, have developed a robot called Telenoid that they think can do just that.

Video Source: IDG Computerworld

Related:
Telenoid R1: Hiroshi Ishiguro’s newest and strangest android
IDG Computerworld YouTube channel
Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International

BAE Systems | Tanks test infrared invisibility cloak

December 30, 2011

Adaptiv cloak

ITN | The company behind a new so-called “invisibility cloak” says it will help protect tanks from heat-seeking missiles.

BAE Systems | Unlike traditional camouflage systems which rely on paint or nets to hide vehicles, ADAPTIV can instantly blend a vehicle into its background. The system can also be used on ships and fixed installations, allowing them to stay undetected by enemy surveillance units. With the ADAPTIV system installed,… read more

Google Science Fair 2012: How can robots aid scientific research?

March 14, 2012

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At Google Science Fair, Scientists from Cambridge University talk about using LEGO MINDSTORMS to aid their research.

Prized Science | Peter Wolynes: untangling protein folding

November 9, 2012

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Peter Wolynes, winner of the 2012 ACS Award in Theoretical Chemistry, spent his career untangling the process of protein folding and discovered a process through which these chain molecules tumble into shape. His discovery may help usher in new techniques for personalized medicine and reveal how protein mutations affect the body.

Video Source: American Chemical Society

Related:
Ep. 5: “Peter Wolynes: Untangling Protein Folding”

NASA Johnson Style (Gangnam Style Parody)

December 22, 2012

NASA Johnson Style

NASA Johnson Style is a volunteer outreach video project created by the students of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. It was created as an educational parody of Psy’s Gangnam Style. The lyrics and scenes in the video have been re-imagined in order to inform the public about the amazing work going on at NASA and the Johnson Space Center.

Special thanks to astronauts Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Mike Massimino and Clay… read more

Video Source: Students of NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

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