December 17, 2012
Video Source: multiple on YouTube
Video Source: multiple on YouTube
Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sits down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about his visionary projects, which include a mass-marketed electric car, a solar energy leasing company, and a fully reusable rocket.
Video Source: TED
In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium – but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and… read more
Video Source: SonyPictures
n the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium – but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and… read more
Video Source: Sony Pictures
Elysium (early trailer)
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
The Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California [ETC-USC] is an Organized Research Unitwithin the School of Cinematic Arts. Its mission is to study entertainment technology developments that are critical to the creative community; production companies; content owners, distributors and exhibitors; and technology companies.
ETC-USC’s sponsors include the School of Cinematic Arts; Hollywood’s major studios: NBC-Universal, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, Viacom/Paramount Studios, The Walt Disney Company… read more
Video Source: Entertainment Technology Center at USC
“A robotic fish developed by scientists from Essex University is put through its paces in a special tank at the London Aquarium. It works via sensors and has autonomous navigational control.”
Video Source: ITN
When it comes to making driving safer, much has been done over the past decades but there is still much work to do. The European Union is currently backing a scheme to analyse drivers’ habits in order to reduce the number of road accidents.
Video Source: Euronews
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
NikoBustos’ YouTube Channel | This video was taken on location by Stéphane Guisard and José Francisco Salgado, at the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) (Paranal), ALMA (Chajnantor) Observatories, and the E-ELT Site (Armazones) in the Atacama Desert, II Region, CHILE.
Recommendations: Watch on YouTube. Choose 720p, full screen, and turn up the sound.
Video Source: YouTube
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
Bizarre Soft Robots Evolve to Ru
EyeRing is a wearable intuitive interface that allows a person to point at an object to see or hear more information about it. We came up with the idea of a micro camera worn as a ring on the index finger with a button on the side, which can be pushed with the thumb to take a picture or a video that is then sent wirelessly to a mobile phone… read more
Video Source: Fluid Interfaces
Ray Kurzweil recently keynoted Australia’s Creative Innovation 2011 conference. Artist Gavin Blake (director of Fever Picture “graphic facilitation agency”) documented the event with these clever illustrations. You can see more examples of their work on here. Click on the [+] expand button in the upper right-hand corner of the two images below to expand them to full size for best readability.… read more
Video Source: Fever Picture | Gavin Blake
– Niantic Labs@Google
Video Source: Niantic Labs@Google
Field Trip on Glass
Google reveals Field Trip app for Glass, puts recreational recommendations in your FOV
Interview: Google’s John Hanke, head of the Niantic projects, on Field Trip and Ingress