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
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
February 5, 2012
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
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
May 16, 2011
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
December 30, 2011
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
At Google Science Fair, Scientists from Cambridge University talk about using LEGO MINDSTORMS to aid their research.
November 9, 2012
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
December 22, 2012
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.