September 18, 2012
Having perfected the art of grabbing a baseball with his feet, he set a goal of throwing out the first pitch at every ballpark in the country.
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Armless Man Pitches at Fenway
In The Prototype (2013), a science-fiction thriller, the military tries to track down a humanoid drone that escapes from a government facility
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The human being will be the first species able to understand its own blueprint. The rapidly increasing knowledge of genetics, nanotechnology, robotics, and AI will dwarf everything philosophers, scientists, science fiction writers and other visionaries have ever conceived. Human life without disease and possibly even without death doesn’t seem impossible anymore. Film by Basil Gelpke and Alexander Kluge, now available on DVD.
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Researchers at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, have developed a quadcopter that they claim can be controlled by thought alone. The idea is to give people with impaired motor abilities a new avenue for interaction, says New Scientist.
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It may look like you’re entering the Matrix but this video is actually a mouse brain fly-through captured with unprecedented sharpness. Imaged by Francesco Pavone from the European Laboratory for Non Linear Spectroscopy (LENS) in Italy and his team, the 3D map was created by combining two microscope techniques to eliminate the blurriness that typically occurs when trying to capture large biological samples.
Video Source: New Scientist
Throughout the history (pdf) of NASA space suits, astronauts had to deal with bulky, hard to move in, non-mobile suits that hindered their work flow as opposed to helped them achieve their tasks and jobs.
That is, until Dava J. Newman — a Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems, Director of Technology and Policy Program, and MacVicar Faculty Fellow at MIT — and her… read more
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MITs Next Mars Space Suit
Google+ Hangout on August 29 with astrobiologist Pan Conrad — NASA deputy principal investigator with the Sample Analysis at Mars chemistry lab aboard the Curiosity rover, to learn more about the Mars astrobiology mission.
Her instrument is currently “sniffing” the Martian atmosphere, and will soon start digesting bits of the soil around Curiosity, trying to answer one pressing question: Could Mars support life?
With Fraser Cain and Amy… read more
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Trailer of a documentary about the science and philosophy of the longevity movement, and the scientists making science fiction a reality. The film is by Jason Sussberg and David Alvarado.
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Professor Philip Zimbardo conveys how our individual perspectives of time affect our work, health and well-being. Time influences who we are as a person, how we view relationships and how we act in the world. For example, past-oriented vs future-oriented.
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Using bioluminescent proteins from a jellyfish, a team of scientists has lit up the inside of a neuron, capturing spectacular video footage that shows the movement of proteins throughout the cell.
The video offers a rare peek at how proteins, the brain’s building blocks, are directed through neurons to renew its structure.
“Your brain is being disassembled and reassembled every day,” said Don Arnold, associate professor… read more
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Most drugs and small molecules cannot cross the blood-brain barrier to treat diseases originating in the brain. Researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University are working on a model using actual cells found in this barrier to simulate how the blood-brain barrier works. The model will help scientists better understand how the barrier works. Such a model also could be used to test… read more
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Tackling the brain’s barrier
The Singularity Summit, open to the public, is the premier event on cutting-edge technologies including robotics, regenerative medicine, artificial intelligence, brain-computer interfacing, and more. The event this October 13-14 will draw over 800 thought leaders to San Francisco for discussions on the most revolutionary technological advancements on the horizon.
The annual conference was founded in 2006 by Ray Kurzweil, Peter Thiel, and the Singularity Institute as the first academic… read more
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Singularity Summit 2012