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Could Mars support life?

August 30, 2012

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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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How to deflect an incoming asteroid

October 28, 2012

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Send space-launched white paint balls on pellets, says Sung Wook Paek, a graduate student in MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The pellets would deflect the asteroid and the white surface (albedo) would continue to reflect sunlight — and in 20 years, this bouncing of photons off its surface could create enough of a force to push the asteroid off its course.

Paek won the 2012 Move an Asteroidread more

Some GM 2013 cars to support Siri for voice control

November 28, 2012

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General Motors says a number of its 2013 models will be compatible with Apple’s Siri. You’ll be able to use Siri’s Eyes Free mode without ever glancing away from the road. Triggered by a steering wheel button, Siri will find directions, look up information online, send text or e-mails,

 

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Mind Camp 3.0 | Singularity discussion with Alex Barnett inspired by Ray Kurzweil

November 22, 2006

Session by Alex Barnett at Mind Camp 3.0, inspired by Ray Kurzweil’s concept of the Singularity.

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Oakley | Airwave goggles

November 7, 2012

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The $600 Oakley Airwave snow goggles feature a small corner display that lets you see how fast you’re going, where your friends are on the mountain, vertical feet attained, maps, incoming calls/text messages, and music playlist. The Airwave app for Android or iOS lets you control your phone and playlist through the Airwave’s wrist controller. The display is perceived to be the size of a 14-inch screen viewed from a distance of… read more

Video Source: Oakley

Nikola Tesla pitching Silicon Valley VCs

June 10, 2013

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Nikola Tesla pitches wireless energy to VCs.

Video Source: Northern Imagination

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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A pro 3D printer with 7 different materials [cute animation]

March 1, 2013

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The Objet30 Pro desktop 3D printer combines incredible fine detail accuracy with a versatile range of 7 unique and different materials. This 3D printer is the only desktop system to feature clear transparent material and high temperature resistant material. The Objet30 Pro is ideal for the rapid prototyping needs of professional designers and engineers working in industries such as consumer goods, consumer electronics, medical devices, design consultancies and… read more

Video Source: Stratasys

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Staples 3D printing service

December 2, 2012

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Staples plans to launch a new online 3D printing service called “Staples Easy 3D.

You upload electronic files to the Staples Office Center and pick up the models in a nearby Staples stores, or have them shipped to your address. Staples will produce the models with the Mcor IRIS, a 3D printer with the highest color capability in the industry and lowest operating cost of any commercial-class… read more

Video Source: Staples Office Center

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Masked Frame Pictures | Project Kronos trailer

March 12, 2013

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Masked Frame Pictures | Project Kronos is an upcoming documentary film following a mission to achieve interstellar space travel. As the mission unfolds, the scientists find themselves questioning whether the space agency’s solution to achieving interstellar space travel is ethical at all. Written and directed by Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dulull. Technology sponsored by Adobe. Produced by Masked Frame Pictures. Representation: Scott Glassgold / I AM Entertainment.

Video Source: Masked Frame Pictures

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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Taste: 5 Future Technology Innovations from IBM

December 17, 2012

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Video Source: IBM

Big Dog throws a cinder block 17 ft.

March 5, 2013

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BigDog handles heavy objects. The goal is to use the strength of the legs and torso to help power motions of the arm. This sort of dynamic, whole-body approach to manipulation is used routinely by human athletes and will enhance the performance of advanced robots.

Boston Dynamics is developing the control and actuation techniques needed for dynamic manipulation. The cinderblock weighs about 35 lbs and… read more

Video Source: Boston Dynamics

High-power robot legs can jump, balance

May 8, 2012

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University of Tokyo JSK Lab researchers have developed a high-torque, high-speed robotic leg based on a novel electrical actuation system. Their robot uses high-voltage and high-current liquid-cooled motor drivers that get their power from a 13.5-farad capacitor system, which can supply lots of current very fast and reliably, something that batteries are not good at.

Video Source: University of Tokyo JSK Lab

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20th Century Fox | Google featured in The Internship with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson

February 17, 2013

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20th Century Fox | Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) are salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world. Trying to prove they are not obsolete, they defy the odds by talking their way into a coveted internship at Google, along with a battalion of brilliant college students. But, gaining entrance to this utopia is only half the battle. Now they must compete with a group of… read more

Video Source: 20th Century Fox

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