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Overview of the da Vinci Si Surgical System

July 7, 2012

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Corporate video from Intuitive Surgical, maker of the da Vinci surgical robot, describing the main features of the system.

Video Source: Intuitive Surgical

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Seth Shostak: ET is (probably) out there — get ready

July 6, 2012

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Dr. Seth Shostak participates in the search for extraterrestrial life at the SETI Institute. He heads up the International Academy of Astronautics’ SETI Committee, and hosts a weekly radio show, “Big Picture Science”. Shostak has published more than 400 popular articles on science, and his most recent book is Confessions of an Alien Hunter, A Scientist’s Search for Extraterrestrial Life (National Geographic). Shostak is also an accomplished photographer. His photos… read more

Video Source: TED

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What is the Higgs boson? John Ellis, theoretical physicist

July 4, 2012

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John Ellis answer the question, What is the Higgs boson? In preparation for the press conference following the seminar on LHC 2012 results on the Higgs boson searches, on July 4 2012 at CERN.

Video Source: CERN

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CERN: Are we there yet on the search for the Higgs boson?

July 4, 2012

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Video Source: CERN

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‘RADICAL OPENNESS’ for TEDGlobal 2012 by Jason Silva

June 26, 2012

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Video Source: TEDGlobal

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Futurama is back tonight 10/9c

June 20, 2012

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Video Source: Comedy Central

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Space Experience Economy seminar trailer

June 8, 2012

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Second trailer introduction to the Space Tourism Society’s new seminars — the Space Experience Economy seminar series.

Video by Virgin Galactic, ESA-Hubble.org, and NASA video
Music by Elegyscores
http://www.youtube.com/user/Elegyscores
http://soundcloud.com/elegy-music

Video Source: Space Tourism Society

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John Carmack talks virtual reality at E3 2012

June 7, 2012

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John Carmack, co-founder of id Software demonstrates his latest VR work at E3 2012.

Video Source: E3 2012

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Robotiq robot hand

June 1, 2012

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Canadian firm Robotiq demonstrates its adaptive robotic gripper at the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in St. Paul, Minn.

Video Source: IEEE Spectrum

Drones shot down over Texas

May 29, 2012

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Good old boys deal with drones the Texas way.

Video Source: Prison Planet TV

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Leap gesture control technology hands-on

May 28, 2012

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Leap gesture control technology hands-on.

Video Source: Leap Motion

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First video sample from Google’s Project Glass

May 25, 2012

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In a gallery posted to Google+, Google has included a sample video from its Project Glass device, providing an early look at how the glasses can capture video and photos.

Although it doesn’t offer any additional clues to the exact technology behind Project Glass, it’s another key example of how Google’s vision to “let technology get out of your way” is slowly becoming a reality.

Video Source: The Verge

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Watch Google’s Larry Page speak at Zeitgeist 2012 while wearing Project Glass

May 23, 2012

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Google CEO Larry Page’s talk titled “Beyond Today” at this year’s Zeitgeist was centered around all of the areas that Google focuses on, including Project Glass, the power of the smartphone, Google+,  and increased interest in all things mobile.

Video Source: Google

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In robot football, the quarterback has a battery pack

May 22, 2012

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On April 20, 2012, a mechatronic quarterback’s metallic arm threw a football into the waiting net of a nearby wheeled receiver, and history was made. It was the first-ever completed pass in a football game played entirely by robots, and it happened during the world’s first intercollegiate robotic football game.

Video Source: Wired

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Robots at ICRA 2012

May 21, 2012

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Robots exhibited at the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in St. Paul, Minn.

Video Source: IEEE Spectrum

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