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CNET | Parrot Bebop Drone + Oculus Rift

May 12, 2014


CNET’s Donald Bell shows off Parrot’s compact, tablet-controlled Bebop Drone and uses a pair of virtual reality goggles to see from a drone’s point-of-view.

Video Source: CNET

Parrot Bebop Drone

Building the #Knowosphere

April 27, 2012


In a talk, “Building the #Knowosphere: How new ways to share and shape ideas can help build durable progress on a finite planet“ on Earth Day 2012 at MIT, New York Times Dot Earth blogger Andrew Revkin suggests how to use the Web and other emerging communication tools and networks to make the world a better place

The notion of Knowosphere has… read more

Video Source: MIT TechTV

Building the #Knowosphere: How new ways to share and shape ideas can help build durable progress on a finite planet

The coming civil war over general purpose computing

August 27, 2012


Even if we win the right to own and control our computers, a dilemma remains: what rights do owners owe users?

Cory Doctorow gave this talk at Google in August, and for The Long Now Foundation in July 2012.

Video Source: BoingBoing

The Coming Civil War over General Purpose Computing

Robot copies your muscles and bones

December 12, 2012


Meet Kenshiro, developed by University of Tokyo researchers as a bio-inspired musculoskeletal humanoid robot. They have added more muscles and more motors to their Kojiro robot from 2010, making Kenshiro’s underlying structure the closest to a human’s form so far.

Video Source: University of Tokio

Kenshiro Robot Gets New Muscles and Bones
Kenshiro: Human Mimetic Musculoskeletal Humanoid

The Daily | ‘Tase of Our Lives’

March 19, 2012


The Daily | New police surveillance drones could be armed with nonlethal weapons. As a Texas sheriff prepares to use an unmanned drone as his force’s eye in the sky, and perhaps even arm it with nonlethal weapons like tasers and rubber bullets, civil liberties groups are crying foul.

Video Source: The Daily

The Daily | "Tase of Our Lives: New police surveillance drones could be armed with nonlethal weapons"

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

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Mona Lisa beamed to Moon probe in laser-link test

January 18, 2013


As part of the first demonstration of laser communication with a satellite at the moon, scientists with NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) beamed an image of the Mona Lisa to the spacecraft from Earth.

The iconic image traveled nearly 240,000 miles in digital form from the Next Generation Satellite Laser Ranging (NGSLR) station at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., to the Lunar… read more

Video Source: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA Beams Mona Lisa to Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the Moon

Bioprinting a pancreas

March 12, 2013


The Biomanufacturing Laboratory at the University of Iowa College of Engineering’s Center for Computer Aided Design is  developing a process for bioprinting a glucose-sensitive pancreatic organ that can be grown in a lab and transplanted anywhere inside the body to regulate the glucose level of blood.

Their bioprinter has multiple arms that can print several materials concurrently. This capability offers a time-saving advantage when attempting… read more

Video Source: University of Iowa

UI researchers developing 3D printer, 'bio-ink' to create human organs

Wolfram Research | A personal introduction to Wolfram Language by Stephen Wolfram, PhD

March 7, 2014

Wolfram Language graphic in orange

Wolfram Research | Stephen Wolfram, PhD, introduces the Wolfram Language in this video and demonstrates how the symbolic programming language enables functional programming, querying of large databases, flexible interactivity, and easy deployment.

Wikipedia | Wolfram Language is a highly general, multi-paradigm programming language developed by Wolfram Research, that serves as the main interfacing language for Wolfram Mathematica.

It is designed with emphasis on symbolic computation, functional programming, and rule-based programming. It is built to represent arbitrary… read more

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

May 23, 2012


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

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

3-mile-long asteroid seen by SLOOH space camera

December 13, 2012


The irregularly-shaped space rock named 4179 Toutatis was captured by the SLOOH team on December 11th, 2012. Its closest approach to Earth was nearly 4.4 million miles away on December 12th.

Video Source: SLOOH Space Camera

3-Mile-Long Asteroid Seen By SLOOH Space Camera | Video

Deep Learning in Action | How to learn an algorithm

January 3, 2016

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Deep Learning in Action | A talk by Juergen Schmidhuber, PhD at the Deep Learning in Action talk series in October 2015. He is professor in computer science at the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence Research, part of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland.*

Juergen Schmidhuber, PhD | I review 3 decades of our research on both gradient based and more general problem solvers that search… read more

The Eye Tribe — eye control for mobile devices

August 16, 2012


The Eye Tribe software (formerly known as Senseye) allows users to interact with their mobile device using their eye movements.

The add-on uses a simple webcam and a set of infrared LEDs, all connected to the USB port of the tablet. Our software records the eyes and calculates the point of the screen where the user is looking.

Video Source: EyeTribe

The Eye Tribe raises $800,000 to let you control your phone with your eyes

Dimensions: Cosmic Eye HD

August 26, 2016


Danail Obreschkow

This movie was generated using the iOS App “Cosmic Eye“, written by Danail Obreschkow at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research at the University of Western Australia. This app draws inspiration from a progression of increasingly accurate graphical representations of the scales of our Universe, including the classical essay “Cosmic View” (1957), the short movie “Powers of Ten” (1977),… read more

Video Source: Danail Obreschkow

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

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