February 22, 2011
Time | Here are some of 2010′s biggest (and coolest) breakthroughs in science, technology and the arts.
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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
JPL’s BioSleeve enables precise robot control with hand and arm gestures. It uses EMG sensors, and other devices to decode hand and arm gestures and map them onto a robot control system. The system was presented at ICRA 2013 by Michael T. Wolf, Christopher Assad, Matthew T. Vernacchia, Joshua Fromm, and Henna L. Jethani from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Jürgen Schmidhuber, Director of the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA
The recent resurrection of multi-layer neural networks is generating a lot of interest currently, with deep learning appearing on the New York Times front page, and big companies like Google and Facebook hunting for the experts in this field. Jürgen’s talk will shed more light on how deep learning methods work, and why they work.
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Video Source: Zürich Machine Learning and Data Science Meetup
HONDA | Ever since the dawn of man, mobility has been central to our growth and freedom as a civilization. There have always been places to go and people to see, greener pastures, bluer skies and undiscovered lands. But what about the future of mobility? We ask some of the great thinkers of our generation how people will get around in 80 years. From the hope of hydrogen to the… read more
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IBM | Preparing Watson for the Jeopardy! stage posed a unique challenge to the team: how to represent a system of 90 servers and hundreds of custom algorithms for the viewing public.The result? A dynamic visual avatar based on the smarter planet icon. A speaking voice that clearly pronounces a vast vocabulary. And an answer panel that reveals the system’s top responses and confidence levels. Watch the video to
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Microsoft | January 6, 2000 — The Microsoft Home®, located on the company’s Redmond, WA, campus is a concept family home designed to showcase the company’s vision of the role new software will play in improving people’s quality of life. The Microsoft Home brings together under one roof a broad range of technologies, products and services that work together to… read more
This video features a series of time lapse sequences photographed by the Expedition 30 crew aboard the International Space Station. Set to the song “Walking in the Air,” by Howard Blake, the video takes viewers around the world, through auroras, and over dazzling lightning displays.
We’re walking in the air
We’re floating in the moonlit sky
The people far below are sleeping as we fly… read more
Video Source: NASA
Walking On Air
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
Imagine a day when all of your gadgets can talk to each other. Your phone will control your television and your computer can run your gaming device. At the annual Consumer Electronics Show going on now in Las Vegas, that vision is becoming more of a reality.
Video Source: CNET
Titant the Robot entertains spectators at the Dubia Gitex 2009 conference.
Video Source: Cyberstein Robots Ltd.
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