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Grasshopper Takes Its First Hop / 9-21-12

September 25, 2012


On Friday, September 21, 2012 SpaceX’s Grasshopper vertical takeoff and landing test vehicle (VTVL) took its first test flight hop from the company’s rocket testing facility in McGregor, Texas.

The short hop of approximately 6 feet is the first major milestone for Grasshopper, and a critical step toward a reusable first stage for SpaceX’s proven Falcon 9 rocket. As seen in the video, Grasshopper consists of a Falcon 9… read more

Video Source: SpaceX

SpaceX Channel

Xbox | SmartGlass

November 10, 2012


Xbox | SmartGlass turns your mobile phone or tablet into a second screen that intelligently interacts with your Xbox 360 to elevate your entertainment experience. Xbox SmartGlass allows for your devices and TV to talk to each other to enhance your favorite TV shows, movies, music, sports and games.

Use your phone, tablet, or Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets and PCs to control your living room Xbox experience.… read more

Video Source: Xbox

Introducing Xbox SmartGlass

A prosthetic hand controlled by mobile app

April 24, 2013


The Touch Bionics i-limb ultra revolution, featuring a powered rotating thumb, 24 grip options, and extra-sensitive electrodes, is the first upper-limb prosthesis that can be controlled via a mobile app.

Video Source: Touch Bionics

Touch Bionics unveils next generation of prosthetic hand with powered thumb rotation

NBC | Amazon acquires video game streaming service Twitch

August 26, 2014

Twitch - logo - two

NBC | Amazon’s itch for Twitch. Ethan Kurzweil, Bessemer Venture Partners, provides insight on Amazon’s $970 million acquisition of video game streaming company Twitch.

IGN | Amazon will acquire video game streaming service Twitch for approximately $970 million dollars.

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Twitch is the world’s leading video platform and community… read more

CBC The National | Lego man sent to ‘space’

January 26, 2012

Lego man in space

CBC The National | These two Canadian teens — Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad — sent a patriotic Lego man on a space mission. They designed a capsule that carried four cameras and the Lego man high above the clouds.

The Telegraph | “Lego man sent to space”
Mathew Ho’s YouTube channel

Video Source: Mathew Ho & Asad Muhammad

Landscape House by Universe Architecture

January 21, 2013


One surface folded in an endless möbius band. Floors transform into ceilings, inside into outside. Production with innovative 3D printing techniques. Architecture of continuity with an endless array of applicability.

— Universe Architecture

Source: Universe Architecture

Dutch architect to build "endless" house with 3D printer

First video sample from Google’s Project Glass

May 25, 2012


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

First video sample from Google's Project Glass

Samsung smartwatch, other gadgets

September 5, 2013

Samsung smartwatch

New gear showcased at the IFA tech show includes Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch, Galaxy Note 3 smartphone, and Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet; and a new type of camera from Sony that clips onto a smartphone.


Video Source: CNET

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch revealed

European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope HD timelapse footage

June 1, 2011


NikoBustos’ YouTube Channel | This video was taken on location by Stéphane Guisard and José Francisco Salgado, at the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT)  (Paranal), ALMA (Chajnantor) Observatories, and the E-ELT Site (Armazones) in the Atacama Desert, II Region, CHILE.

Recommendations: Watch on YouTube. Choose 720p, full screen, and turn up the sound.

Video Source: YouTube

VLT (Very Large Telescope) HD Timelapse Footage

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

MicroLED display for next-generation Google Glass demo

July 30, 2013

Next-gen Glass

Google’s Glass has everyone excited and that includes the folks at ITRI in Taiwan. They are working on some next generation technology for what they hope will power the next Google Glass. Right now they are showing it in monochrome but they will have full color by the end of the year. ITRI was showing off some new Active Micro-sized light emitting Diode chip technology for micro imaging and pico… read more

Video Source: Mobile Geeks

Double by Double Robotics

August 19, 2012


The Double looks like an ultra-simple robot that can navigate a far-off place through two iPads. One acts as the robot’s eyes and ears, and the other controls it through an iPad application. It is the simplest, most elegant way to be somewhere else in the world without flying there. The minimalist design and intuitive touchscreen controls allow you to freely move around without inconveniencing others.

You can stay… read more

Video Source: Double Robotics

‘Double’ Turns the iPad Into a Telepresence Robot

Discovery | 2111 show features Alcor member Maria Entraigues

May 10, 2013


Discovery | Interview for a Spanish/English show about the future called 2111, a series covering robotics, communications, travel, longevity, and other futures scenarios. This is a segment of the episode dedicated to longevity, the part on Alcor and cryonics, featuring Alcor member Maria Entraigues. The full episode includes interviews with Dr. Aubrey de Grey at SENS Research Foundation, Alcor president Max More, Peter and Louise Voss, James Canton, and Ray… read more

Video Source: Discovery

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

Space Oddity

May 13, 2013

space oddity

A revised version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.

With thanks to Emm Gryner, Joe Corcoran, Andrew Tidby and Evan Hadfield for all their hard work.

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— Chris Hadfield

Video Source: Evan Hadfield

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