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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
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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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Juggling robot takes on two balls with one very fast hand

May 17, 2012

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Japanese roboticts at Chiba University have taught one of their robots to repeatedly juggle two balls at once with an incredibly lifelike motion. This high-speed hand and arm combination is coupled to an even higher speed vision system.

Video Source: IEEE Spectrum

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Honda announces new UNI-CUB personal mobility device

May 16, 2012

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Honda’s new UNI-CUB personal mobility device is designed for “harmony with people.” Featuring a compact design and saddle, the UNI-CUB offers the same freedom of movement in all directions that the average person has while walking.

Video Source: SportsCarIllustrated

Maxed-out or abundance? Paul Gilding, Peter Diamandis debate

May 13, 2012

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Is the Earth maxed out, or should we be optimistic about being able to solve our future? At TED 2012, Paul Gilding made the case for the former, and Peter Diamandis argued for the latter, and then they debated.

Video Source: TED

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Crowdsourcing a TEDx at SISSA Trieste, Eric Ezechieli

May 10, 2012

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“A few months ago you enthusiastically responded to my request for help, posted on KurzweilAI. Here you will find the result: a crowdsourced TEDx (probably the first of this kind). It is in Italian (recorded at SISSA in Trieste, Italy) with English voiceover translation.

“I asked the following question: ‘What are the three most important trends shaping humankind’s future in the next 10 years? Provide specific recent examples/news/Web links which exemplify… read more

Video Source: TEDx Trieste

DARPA SeeMe

May 9, 2012

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DARPA’s SeeMe program aims to give mobile, individual US warfighters overseas access to on-demand, space-based tactical information in remote and beyond- line-of-sight conditions. If successful, SeeMe will provide small squads and individual teams the ability to receive timely imagery on a handheld device of their specific overseas location directly from a small satellite with the press of a button — something that’s currently not possible from military or commercial satellites.… read more

Video Source: DARPA

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