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Road trip: 3 months, 13,000km… and no driver

September 9, 2010

Two electric autonomous orange vans are on their way from Italy to China. They will brave the traffic of Moscow, the intense summer heat of Siberia and the bitter cold of the Gobi desert before their planned arrival in Shanghai in October.

Video Source: euronews

DigInfo | World’s first 8K Ultra HD display

May 21, 2011

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DigInfo | The world’s first ultra high definition-capable LCD display has been announced by Sharp and NHK. This 85″ LCD experimental display has a resolution of 33 megapixels (7,680 x 4,320 pixels) — 16 times the resolution of HDTV — allowing for detailed, high-quality images.

In the past, the only way to show a ultra high definition video (UHDV) broadcast at full resolution was by using a… read more

Video Source: DigInfo | Sharp & NHK

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New Scientist | Tech in a Minute: Can machines ever be intelligent?

January 5, 2012

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New Scientist | Machines may be capable of impressive feats, but can they ever be truly intelligent? In this animation produced by The Open University, we follow a famous thought experiment proposed by philosopher John Searle that challenges the notion of strong AI — that a machine can ever successfully perform an intellectual task as well as a human.

Today, people use computers to improve their ownread more

What is the Higgs boson? John Ellis, theoretical physicist

July 4, 2012

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John Ellis answer the question, What is the Higgs boson? In preparation for the press conference following the seminar on LHC 2012 results on the Higgs boson searches, on July 4 2012 at CERN.

Video Source: CERN

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Leap Motion | Introducing the Leap

November 9, 2012

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Leap represents an entirely new way to interact with your computers. It’s more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen. For the first time, you can control a computer in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements.

The Leap works on Windows Vista/7/8 and Mac OS X, with Linux being on the agenda. To learn more, pre-order, or apply… read more

Video Source: Leap Motion

Evolving soft robots

April 22, 2013

Evolving soft robots

University of Wyoming scientists have developed a simulated robot made up of two different kinds of muscles along with bones and soft tissue for structure. This robot was devolved over a thousand virtual generations to move as fast, as far, and as functionally as possible.

 

 

 

Video Source: The Golem Project

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“Augmented (hyper) Reality: Domestic Robocop” by Keiichi Matsuda

February 10, 2010

KEIICHI MATSUDA | The latter half of the 20th century saw the built environment merged with media space, and architecture taking on new roles related to branding, image and consumerism. Augmented reality may recontextualise the functions of consumerism and architecture, and change in the way in which we operate within it. A film produced for my final year Masters in Architecture, part of a larger project about the social and… read more

Video Source: Vimeo / Keiichi Matsuda

Leg saved by adult stem cells

September 9, 2010

Two years ago, Rodney Schoenhardt faced having his leg amputated. A condition called critical limb ischemia meant that blockage in his arteries restricted blood flow to his legs. In an attempt to save his leg, Rodney underwent several operations; for a time the pain went, only to come back again.
It was then his doctors turned to stem cell treatment.

Video Source: euronews

Macrowikinomics murmuration: swarming, dynamic self-organization

January 24, 2011

Video Source: Don Tapscott

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YouTube Leanback | New feature turns your videos feed into a virtual TV

November 2, 2011

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YouTube | YouTube Leanback is designed to start playing a personalized feed of videos in full screen and in high definition as soon as you launch it. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

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Albino Black Sheep | Animator versus animation

January 29, 2012

Animator vs Animation by Alan Becker

Albino Black Sheep (Alan Becker) | This animation was made using Flash (now called Adobe Flash). It’s for Windows or Mac. See part 2 here.

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Video Source: Albino Black Sheep (Alan Becker)

DARPA’s Pet-Proto robot navigates obstacles

October 27, 2012

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In this video, the Pet-Proto, a predecessor to DARPA’s Atlas robot, is confronted with obstacles similar to those robots might face in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC). To maneuver over and around the obstacles, the robot exercises capabilities including autonomous decision-making, dismounted mobility and dexterity.

The DARPA Robotics Challenge will test these and other capabilities in a series of tasks that will simulate conditions in a dangerous,… read more

Video Source: Boston Dynamics

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Interview with Syd Mead, famed futurist artist who designed the world of Blade Runner by bbtv

March 2, 2010

BBTV | The 1982 cyberpunk cinema classic Blade Runner remains one of the most influential science fiction movies of all time, and tops many a nerd’s favorite films list.

Today on Boing Boing tv, Boing Boing Gadgets editor Joel Johnson visits the studio of artist and futurist Syd Mead, who designed the film’s dystopian look and feel. We learn about the 4 alternate opening scenes designed by Syd (one… read more

Video Source: bbtv

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HUMOR | The Mactini

December 23, 2009

Source: "The Peter Serafinowicz Show," BBC2 — December 23, 2009

From “The Peter Serafinowicz Show: Christmas Special” on BBC2.

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Virtual heart may hold key to better treatment

October 13, 2010

Scientists have built a virtual heart that works just like its real counterpart, showing, for example, cells that don’t perform well enough, or allowing the study of the propagation of the electrical wave in someone’s heart muscle before implanting a pacemaker.

Video Source: Euronews Futuris

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