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Water droplet bouncing on a superhydrophobic carbon nanotube array

October 18, 2010

Video from the paper “Bouncing Water Droplet on a Superhydrophobic Carbon Nanotube Array,” authored by Adrianus I. Aria, Morteza Gharib, published online on ArXiv, Submitted on 7 Oct 2010: http://arxiv.org/abs/1010.1351

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‘Where did we come from?’ on Nova: Science Now

February 13, 2011

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Nova: Science Now on PBS | “Where did we come from?” with host Neil DeGrasse Tyson explores the origin of our solar system and the start of life itself, how head lice figure in human evolution, and more. Journey back in time to the birth of our solar system to examine whether the key to our planet’s existence might have been the explosive shockwave of an ancient supernova. Meet a… read more

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Nova: Science Now on PBS | ‘How does the brain work?’

February 28, 2011

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Nova: Science Now on PBS | This episode of Nova: Science Now delves into some pretty heady stuff, examining magic and the brain, artificial intelligence, magnetic mind control, and the work of neuroscientist and synesthesia researcher David Eagleman. Can we really believe our own eyes? Will machines one day think like us? Can magnetic wands effectively control brain functions and treat depression? Explore this and more.

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Video Source: Nova: Science Now on PBS

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GestureTek’s GestureFX®

January 25, 2010

“GestureTek’s patented GestureFX® series is a stunning interactive visual display system that has revolutionized advertising and entertainment in public spaces. Using sophisticated cameras and body tracking software, the system intelligently responds to the subtlest of body movements to project dynamic interactive multimedia content or interactive games onto any surface, of any size.”

Video Source: GestureTek

Bringing space down to earth

April 10, 2008

European Commission | Space is a strategic asset for Europe. The European Commission’s Space Research and Development activities are coordinated within the framework of the overall European Space Policy, complementing the efforts of Member States and of other key players, including the European Space Agency.

The Space Theme of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) is implemented with the objective to support… read more

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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.

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Robotic exoskeleton turns grunts into super soldiers

November 19, 2007

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IBM Business Analytics | real world examples of the power of predictive analytics

February 17, 2011

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IBM Business Analytics | Learn how DC Water is using IBM predictive analytic software to improve customer service.

IBM Business Analytics | IBM, The Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries and Clarkson University are working together to instrument the Hudson River. The data that’s being collected can be analyzed in real time using IBM analytics technology. The river is serving as a model for all the rivers… read more

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Honda | ASIMO the robot live at Disneyland

January 6, 2012

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ASIMO live show at Disney

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How to control a robot with your thoughts

July 7, 2012

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‘How smart are animals?’ on Nova: Science Now

February 13, 2011

Nova: Science Now on PBS | As an astrophysicist, Nova: Science Now host Neil deGrasse Tyson has a unique view of the universe. Hear his cosmic perspective on “How smart are animals?”

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Air Danshin | Japanese airbag protects homes from earthquakes

March 7, 2012

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The Guardian | Japanese technology firm Air Danshin has devised an airbag system that can raise a house 3cm off the ground to protect it from earthquake tremors. Sensors detect when a quake starts and ends, and gently deflates the airbags afterwards.

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Robot creates ‘infinite’ WiFi network

August 8, 2012

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A team of seven undergraduate students at Northeastern University designed and built a “nearly indestructible” robot that can enter rugged territory and create a theoretically infinite WiFi networks as it goes.

The team faced three problems: they needed a robot that could travel over rough terrain or rubble; the WiFi network had to be robust, cheap and easy to deploy; and they needed a way to control the robot… read more

Video Source: Barry Son, Daniel Landers, Hector Palomares, Mauro Berti, Ryan Moynihan, Senthuran S.

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Doing business with a parrot: Goffin cockatoos trade with nuts in an exchange experiment

March 15, 2013

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Biologists in the Department of Cognitive Biology at the University of Vienna has for the first time succeeded in observing self-control of cockatoos in exchange experiments.

A new study at the University of Vienna, on an Indonesian cockatoo species — the Goffin’s cockatoo — which recently made headlines, showed notable results.

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Nokia “Morph” nanotechnology concept phone

March 31, 2008

Morph is a concept demonstrating some of the possibilities nanotechnologies might enable in future communication devices. Morph can sense its environment, is energy harvesting and self cleaning. Morph is a flexible two-piece device that can adapt its shape to different use modes. Nanotechnology enables it to have adaptive materials yet rigid forms on demand. It was featured in the MoMA exhibition “Design and the Elastic Mind” (highlights available online, see… read more

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