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PARC | Power of 10 series — ‘Innovation: chasms and velocities’ with renowned innovation expert Geoffrey Moore

March 12, 2012

PARC Power of 10 series

PARC | This PARC Forum invited expert talk is part of a special series with 10 speakers on 10 aspects of innovation… because we’re celebrating the “Power of 10″ years of practicing open innovation (since being incorporated as an independent subsidiary in 2002).

Click here to watch the video on PARC’s website and learn more.

Presenter Geoffrey Moore has made understanding and exploiting disruptive… read more

Paralyzed patients to remotely control robots with their mind

November 15, 2012

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CRNS-AIST Joint Robotics Laboratory researchers are developing a brain-controlled interface (BCI) that would allow  tetraplegics or paraplegics to remotely control robots via thought alone.

Using a cap with electroencephalogram (EEG) electrodes, a computer program would interpret the user’s brainwave signals and transform them into robot actions to control movement and interaction.

Video Source: DigInfo TV

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Parallella: a supercomputer for everyone

October 31, 2012

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The Parallella project aims to make parallel computing accessible to everyone. The project has successfully raised its Kickstarter.funding goal of $750,000, with $898,921 pledged.

According to Adapteva founder Andreas Olofsson:
Making parallel computing easy to use has been described as “a problem as hard as any that computer science has faced”. With such a big challenge ahead, we need to make sure that every programmer has access to cheap and… read more

Video Source: Adapteva

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Paragon Space Development Corporation | Google’s Alan Eustace breaks world record for near space jump

October 24, 2014

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Arizona Daily Star | Alan Eustace, PhD, a Senior Vice President at Google, breaks the world record for high altitude jumps on October 24, 2014.

Eustace made history with a near space dive from a high altitude balloon at approximately 135,000 feet. Eustace broke several records, including national record for highest exit altitude; world and national record for free fall under a drogue chute; national record for vertical… read more

Oxford Martin Program on the Impacts of Future Technology | Eric Drexler explores physical law and future of nanotech

February 9, 2012

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Oxford Future of Humanity Institute | Dr. Eric Drexler speaks at the Inaugural Lecture of the Oxford Martin Program on the Impacts of Future Technology. Introduced by Professor Nick Bostrom: “Exploring a Timeless Landscape: Physical Law and the Future of Nanotechnology”

In the inaugural lecture of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology, Eric Drexler explores the implications of physical law for the future potential of nanotechnology, then… read more

Video Source: Oxford Martin Program on the Impacts of Future Technology

Overview of the da Vinci Si Surgical System

July 7, 2012

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Corporate video from Intuitive Surgical, maker of the da Vinci surgical robot, describing the main features of the system.

Video Source: Intuitive Surgical

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Overview of Nova: Making Stuff with David Pogue, exploring materials science breakthroughs

January 11, 2011

Nova: Making Stuff on PBS | Invisibility cloaks. Spider silk that is stronger than steel. Plastics made of sugar that dissolve in landfills. Self-healing military vehicles. Smart pills and micro-robots that zap diseases. Clothes that monitor your mood. What will the future bring, and what will it be made of? In Nova’s four-hour series, “Making Stuff: Stronger, Smaller, Cleaner, Smarter,” popular New York Times technology… read more

Video Source: Nova: Making Stuff on PBS

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Optical motion control of maglev graphite

December 31, 2012

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Graphite has been known as a typical diamagnetic material and can be levitated in the strong magnetic field. Here we show that the magnetically levitating pyrolytic graphite can be moved in the arbitrary place by simple photoirradiation. It is notable that the optical motion control system described in this paper requires only NdFeB permanent magnets and light source.

The optical movement is driven by photothermally induced changes in the… read more

Video Source: Masayuki Kobayashi and Jiro Abe, Aoyama Gakuin University

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OppiKoppi beer drone tech

May 8, 2013

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Visitors to the OppiKoppi festival in South Africa can now order beer and have it delivered by a drone and parachuted right to their location at the “District 9″ campsite..

 

Video Source: Oppikoppi Festival

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Open innovation & Nokia philosophy, Dr. Bob Iannucci, CTO of Nokia and Head of Nokia Research Center

June 1, 2008

Recorded on May 13, 2008 in Espoo, Finland, at the Micronova Centre for Micro and Nanotechnology.

Video Source: Vimeo / Micronova

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Omek Interactive ‘Grasp’ Full Hands On Demo

February 8, 2013

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Omek Interactive‘s new gesture recognition feature allows users to control a variety of apps and games. Dubbed “Grasp,” the technology captures 22 points of reference along your hands, allowing complex gesture control using simple, intuitive finger and wrist movement.

— Lazy Tech Guys

Video Source: Lazy Tech Guys

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Old Spice | Smell Like a Man from Head to Toes

October 27, 2014

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Old Spice — Smell Like a Man from Head to Toes | Stairs: Wash away embarrassing computer chip odors from your shameful plastic and metal body with Old Spice body wash and deodorant.

Old Spice — Smell Like a Man from Head to Toes | Hot Tub: I’m not a real human man, but you’d… read more

Old Spice | 4th and Touchdown

October 27, 2014

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Old Spice — 4th and Touchdown | Drew Brees, Jamaal Charles, AJ Green, Earl Thomas, and robot walked into a talk show. It’s called 4th and Touchdown.

Old Spice — 4th and Touchdown | Jamaal Charles: Watching this video of a robot interviewing a running back interview will not only turn you into the smartest running back robot… read more

Oil spills: search for a solution

September 9, 2010

Despite all the oil exploitation that goes on around the world, there are still no really reliable ways to collect and clean up deep water oil spills.

Video Source: euronews

Off The Grid — inside the movement

July 11, 2012

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Some of the characters (including author Carolyn Chute) from the book – OFF THE GRID – Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government and True Independence in Modern America, (Penguin, August 2010).

I traveled around America meeting these extraordinary people and writing about their lives. Above all I wanted to find out WHY they live off the grid.

Video Source: Off-Grid

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