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Behrokh Khoshnevis — contour crafting: automated construction

August 4, 2012


The next humans to lose their jobs may well be construction workers, says The Atlantic.

Behrokh Khoshnevis, a professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Southern California, has spent the last 15 years working on a machine that will “print” buildings. He calls the practice Contour Crafting.

The technology, he says, will be faster than all conventional building methods (including prefab construction), cheaper,… read more

Video Source: TED

Prototype of the Day: A Printer That Can Build a House in 20 Hours
Contour Crafting
USC Viterbi

Hanson Robokind

August 3, 2012


Hanson RoboKind robots bring you amazing Hanson facial expressions on walking bodies, for the most lifelike robots in the world. With high-definition cameras, numerous sensors, software API, Maxon motors, and a powerful embedded computer, RoboKind robots are perfect for RoboCup, robotics, and psychology research.


Video Source: Hanson Robokind

Hanson Robokind

Hangouts in Gmail

July 31, 2012


You can now chat face-to-face-to-face in Gmail.

Start a Google+ Hangout from Gmail to video chat with up to nine people at once, watch YouTube videos with friends, and more. To get started, click on the hangout button at the top of your chat list.

Video Source: Google

Video chat face-to-face-to-face with Hangouts in Gmail
Think Google+ is a ghost town? Chances are you’re just using it wrong

The Grand Entrance (William Shatner) — Curiosity landing on Mars

July 31, 2012


William Shatner and the Grand Entrance: As NASA prepares for Curiosity rover landing on Mars on August 5, William Shatner shares this thrilling story of NASA’s hardest planetary science mission to date. The video titled, “Grand Entrance,” guides viewers from entry through descent, and after landing.

Video Source: NASA

NASA's Solar System Exploration
NASA Ames Celebrates Curiosity Rover's Landing on Mars

Bonnie Bassler: How bacteria ‘talk’

July 30, 2012


Bonnie Bassler discovered that bacteria “talk” to each other, using a chemical language that lets them coordinate defense and mount attacks. The find has stunning implications for medicine, industry — and our understanding of ourselves.

Bonnie Bassler studies how bacteria can communicate with one another, through chemical signals, to act as a unit. Her work could pave the way for new, more potent medicine.

Video Source: TED

Bonnie Bassler: How bacteria "talk"

Sight — the future of Project Glass?

July 30, 2012


A short film by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo about a blind date in an augmented-reality future.

Video Source: Sight Systems

Is this the future of Project Glass?

Ramesh Raskar: Imaging at a trillion frames per second

July 29, 2012


Ramesh Raskar presents femto-photography, a new type of imaging so fast it visualizes the world one trillion frames per second, so detailed it shows light itself in motion. This technology may someday be used to build cameras that can look “around” corners or see inside the body without X-rays.

Photography is about creating images by recording light. Ramesh Raskar and his team members have invented a camera… read more

Video Source: TED

Ramesh Raskar: Imaging at a trillion frames per second

SIGGRAPH 2012 : computer animation festival trailer

July 27, 2012


The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is the annual festival for the world’s most innovative, accomplished, and amazing digital film and video creators. An internationally recognized jury receives hundreds of submissions and presents the best work of the year in daily Festival Screenings and the Electronic Theater. Selections include outstanding achievements in time-based art, scientific visualization, visual effects, real-time graphics, and narrative shorts. SIGGRAPH 2012 takes place 5-9 August in Los… read more

Video Source: SIGGRAPH


Matt Mills: Image recognition that triggers augmented reality

July 25, 2012


Matt Mills and Tamara Roukaerts demonstrate Aurasma, a new augmented reality tool that can seamlessly animate the world as seen through a smartphone. Going beyond previous augmented reality, their “auras” can do everything from making a painting talk to overlaying live news onto a printed newspaper.

Matt Mills comes from Aurasma, a startup that makes augmented-reality technology for mobile phones. Full bio »

Tamara… read more

Video Source: TED Global 2012

Matt Mills: Image recognition that triggers augmented reality
Matt Mills

Untangling the brain – by Nature Video

July 22, 2012

visual cortical neurons

Our brains are a dense tangle of billions of nerve cells connected together at synapses. Knowing how everything links up is key to understanding how the brain works — but it’s a huge challenge. Figuring out the brain’s wiring diagram is the aim of connectomics. It’s done at many scales: from the “super highways” linking brain areas down to individual cells and their connections. This video shows how, for the… read more

Video Source: Nature Video

Network anatomy and in vivo physiology of visual cortical neurons
Wiring specificity in the direction-selectivity circuit of the retina
Network anatomy and in vivo physiology of visual cortical neurons

Marc Goodman: a vision of crimes in the future

July 22, 2012


The theme of TEDGlobal 2012 was “Radical Openness.” In his talk, Marc Goodman explores the unintended consequences of this openness, giving the audience a glimpse into the future of crime and global security.




Video Source: TED

Speakers Marc Goodman: Global Security Futurist
Marc Goodman: A vision of crimes in the future

Hackers On Planet Earth 2012

July 20, 2012


Highlights of the Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE) conference, held July 13-15, 2012 in New York City.

Video Source: HOPE

HOPE number 9

Vernor Vinge & The Singularity: Authors at Google

July 19, 2012


5-time Hugo Award winning author Vernor Vinge, one of the most lauded SF writers of our era, discusses his work and concepts from it, including the concept of “The Singularity” which he coined, and his latest novel, “Children of the Sky,” the sequel to “A Fire Upon the Deep.” He is interviewed by Brad Templeton of EFF/Singularity U/Google X.

Video Source: @Google Talks

Vernor Vinge & The Singularity: Authors at Google

Infinite Reality: avatars, eternal life and new worlds

July 16, 2012


Jeremy Bailenson, founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab and an associate professor in the Department of Communication at Stanford, shares his research on virtual reality, avatars, transformed social interaction, related communication and psychological theories; and the implications for citizens living in the digital age.

Video Source: Stanford University

Infinite Reality: Avatars, Eternal Life, New Worlds, and the Dawn of the Virtual Revolution
Book --- Infinite Reality: Avatars, Eternal Life, New Worlds, and the Dawn of the Virtual Revolution

3D Printer – high resolution – homemade – DIY

July 12, 2012

Veloso 3D JPG

This is a High resolution 3D Printer I have developed at home. The printer quality is amazing.

I have been dreaming about having a 3D Printer at home for many years, but the ones with good quality are not affordable and the low costs just deliver poor quality. Sounds crazy but I decided to build a high resolution 3D Printer by myself at home (people actually said that I… read more

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3D Printer High Resolution - DIY

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