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Robot copies your muscles and bones

December 12, 2012

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Meet Kenshiro, developed by University of Tokyo researchers as a bio-inspired musculoskeletal humanoid robot. They have added more muscles and more motors to their Kojiro robot from 2010, making Kenshiro’s underlying structure the closest to a human’s form so far.

Video Source: University of Tokio

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Space bursts provide insight to Theory of Everything

December 11, 2012

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Light from some of the universe’s most energetic explosions is allowing scientists to probe the nature of space-time, according to new observations of gamma-ray bursts from the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Ikaros spacecraft. Photons released by these bursts help place limits on a unified model of all of the forces of nature — what scientists call a “theory of everything.”

 

Video Source: Space.com

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DARPA’s Wound Stasis technology could save lives

December 11, 2012

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Battlefield medical care administered by first responders is often critical to the survival of injured service members. In the case of internal abdominal injuries and resulting internal hemorrhaging, however, there is currently little that can be done to stanch bleeding before the patients reach necessary treatment facilities. The resulting blood loss often leads to death from what would otherwise be potentially survivable wounds.

A foam-based technology developed under DARPA’s… read more

Video Source: DARPA

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Back to the Moon for power?

December 11, 2012

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Lunar and Planetary Institute geologist Paul Spudis believes that human exploration of the Moon should begin again, in part to tap into polar water which can be used for rocket fuel and life support.

Video Source: Lunar and Planetary Institute

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Europa mission a Go in new sci-fi film

December 10, 2012

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In “Europa Report,” a manned mission to the Jupiter moon in search of alien life is the setting of a new movie starring Sharlto Copley (District 9). Factual Europa science factored into the movie’s development.

Video Source: europaventuresllc.com

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XFF2012 PROMO

December 10, 2012

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Video Source: Extreme Futurist Festival 2012

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Geordie Rose – D-Wave Quantum Computing – A Eureka Moment

December 4, 2012

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This talk is from USC in October 2011.

Jason Silva | Video maps out Kurzweil’s Six Epochs of Evolution

December 2, 2012

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Jason Silva | This video maps out Kurzweil’s Six Epochs of Evolution showing the exponential progression in the way the universe stores and processes information. What we see is a bootstrapping recursive complexification leading us towards some kind of intelligence singularity. Created for educational purposes only and non-commercial use by Jason Silva.

Shot by @JasonSilva
Edited by Dan McComb
Music by Nicholas Cotton
Images by Shutterstock and ImaginaryFoundation.com
Shot… read more

Staples 3D printing service

December 2, 2012

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Staples plans to launch a new online 3D printing service called “Staples Easy 3D.

You upload electronic files to the Staples Office Center and pick up the models in a nearby Staples stores, or have them shipped to your address. Staples will produce the models with the Mcor IRIS, a 3D printer with the highest color capability in the industry and lowest operating cost of any commercial-class… read more

Video Source: Staples Office Center

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Portabee: an affordable, portable 3D printer

November 28, 2012

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A $480 portable 3-D printer called the Portabee comes as a kit and collapses down to fit into a laptop bag.

Video Source: Portabee

Some GM 2013 cars to support Siri for voice control

November 28, 2012

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General Motors says a number of its 2013 models will be compatible with Apple’s Siri. You’ll be able to use Siri’s Eyes Free mode without ever glancing away from the road. Triggered by a steering wheel button, Siri will find directions, look up information online, send text or e-mails,

 

Video Source: Chevrolet

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20th Century Fox | Viral trailers for Prometheus feature David the android

November 26, 2012

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Wikipedia | About the film: Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott. The story is set in the late 21st century and centers on the crew of the spaceship Prometheus as they follow a star map discovered among the artifacts of several ancient Earth cultures. The crew, seeking the origins of humanity, arrive on a distant world and discover a threat that could cause the extinction… read more

Video Source: 20th Century Fox

Enabling end-users to program new skills on their robot

November 19, 2012

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Robots like Willow Garage’s PR2 have the physical capability to do a range of useful tasks for humans, but they’re limited by the software applications written by highly specialized programmers. Instead, Maya Cakmak from Georgia Tech, envisions robots that can be programmed by their end-users for their own specific needs.

Cakmak developed a spoken dialog interface that allows a user to program new skills by physically… read more

Video Source: Willow Garage

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Bluetooth gloves provide hands-free smartphone control

November 16, 2012

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BEARTek gloves allow users to control phone calls and music apps — including built in music apps, Pandora, and Spotify — without removing their gloves. If funded, the gloves will cost $175 to $200.

Video Source: Mashable

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CTRL+CONSOLE looks to take editing to the touchscreen

November 16, 2012

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New Kickstarter project creates an instant editing station for Final Cut X, Final Cut 7, and Premiere on iPad or iPhone.

Video Source: Mashable

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