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Google Goggles lets you search the web with images taken on your mobile phone

August 12, 2010

Google Labs | Google Goggles lets you use pictures taken with your mobile phone to search the web. It’s ideal for things that aren’t easy to describe in words. There’s no need to type or speak your query – all you have to do is open the app, snap a picture, and wait for your search results.

Google Goggles works better with certain types of queries. Try taking pictures… read more

Video Source: Google

IBM: Watson sparring matches — pop culture performance

February 13, 2011

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IBM | During its training against former champions, Watson, the IBM computer system designed to play Jeopardy!, was constantly updated on popular music, movies, television and pop culture references in order to be competitive in these categories. Watch Watson tackle pop culture references during these sparring matches. Enormous amounts of data are generated every day in the financial industry. The deep analytics of Watson, the IBM computer system designed to play… read more

Video Source: IBM

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IDG Computerworld | Telenoid robot attempts emotions

May 16, 2011

Telenoid robot

IDG Computerworld | Conveying physical emotions through a phone call or email is difficult, but researchers from Japan’s Osaka University, in collaboration with the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute, have developed a robot called Telenoid that they think can do just that.

Video Source: IDG Computerworld

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BAE Systems | Tanks test infrared invisibility cloak

December 30, 2011

Adaptiv cloak

ITN | The company behind a new so-called “invisibility cloak” says it will help protect tanks from heat-seeking missiles.

BAE Systems | Unlike traditional camouflage systems which rely on paint or nets to hide vehicles, ADAPTIV can instantly blend a vehicle into its background. The system can also be used on ships and fixed installations, allowing them to stay undetected by enemy surveillance units. With the ADAPTIV system installed,… read more

Google Science Fair 2012: How can robots aid scientific research?

March 14, 2012

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At Google Science Fair, Scientists from Cambridge University talk about using LEGO MINDSTORMS to aid their research.

Prized Science | Peter Wolynes: untangling protein folding

November 9, 2012

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Peter Wolynes, winner of the 2012 ACS Award in Theoretical Chemistry, spent his career untangling the process of protein folding and discovered a process through which these chain molecules tumble into shape. His discovery may help usher in new techniques for personalized medicine and reveal how protein mutations affect the body.

Video Source: American Chemical Society

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Ep. 5: “Peter Wolynes: Untangling Protein Folding”

NASA Johnson Style (Gangnam Style Parody)

December 22, 2012

NASA Johnson Style

NASA Johnson Style is a volunteer outreach video project created by the students of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. It was created as an educational parody of Psy’s Gangnam Style. The lyrics and scenes in the video have been re-imagined in order to inform the public about the amazing work going on at NASA and the Johnson Space Center.

Special thanks to astronauts Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Mike Massimino and Clay… read more

Video Source: Students of NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

Brittany Wenger at TEDxWomen

July 21, 2013

TedX Talks - breast cancer

Brittany Wenger talks about Cloud4Cancer, a computer program she designed to diagnose breast cancer more accurately and less invasively. She won the grand prize in the 2012 Google Science Fair for her project, “Global Neural Network Cloud Service for Breast Cancer.”.

— TEDx Talks

Video Source: TEDx Talks

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Steve Jobs’ Apple iPad demo

January 28, 2010

Video Source: Apple Inc.

Abracadabra: wireless, high-precision finger input for very small mobile devices

March 19, 2010

ABRACADABRA R&D TEAM | Advances in small and low power electronics have created new opportunities for mobile computing, leading to an explosion of new devices for the general public. Overall, these advances have allowed extremely powerful computing capabilities to be packaged in smaller and smaller form factors. These devices offer tremendous new potential due to e.g., their extreme mobility. However, with this potential come new challenges for interaction design.… read more

Video Source: Carnegie Mellon: Human-Computer Interaction Institute & Microsoft

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Carnegie Mellon: Human-Computer Interaction Institute

Moon is shrinking according to NASA scientists

September 9, 2010

A recently published NASA study has revealed the Moon has shrunk significantly in the last 800 million years – a very short period of time in astronomical terms.

Video Source: euronews

Amber Case: We are all cyborgs now

January 19, 2011

TED | Technology is evolving us, says Amber Case, as we become a screen-staring, button-clicking new version of homo sapiens. We now rely on “external brains” (cell phones and computers) to communicate, remember, even live out secondary lives. But will these machines ultimately connect or conquer us? Case offers surprising insight into our cyborg selves. Amber Case studies the symbiotic interactions between humans and machines — and considers how our… read more

Video Source: TED

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IBM Social Media | System of systems

February 17, 2011

IBM system of systems

IBM Social Media | Video featuring, from IBM: Mike Wing, Irving Wladawsky-Berger and Julia Grace. If you look at our planet from space, what you see is something like a neural network with the cities as its nodes, and that is as good an image of the planet as a complex system of systems as one could hope for.

With the emergence of the Internet in the mid-90′s, the

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Video Source: IBM Social Media

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New project ‘Hypothes.is’ for sentence-level annotation of the Web

August 1, 2011

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Hypothes.is | Hypothes.is is an open-source, community-moderated, distributed platform for sentence-level annotation of the Web. We think relatively simple tools can help us all improve the quality of information on the Internet, and by extension in the greater world around us.

Hypothes.is will be a distributed, open-source platform for the collaborative evaluation of information. It will enable sentence-level critique of written words combined with a sophisticated yet easy-to-use… read more

Video Source: Hypothes.is

University of Texas | Mirage invisibility effect using transparent carbon nanotube sheets

October 25, 2011

nanotechnology mirage invisibility

University of Texas | Researchers at UT Dallas recently demonstrated that transparent carbon nanotube sheets, which can have the density of air and the specific strength of steel, can be used to make objects invisible.

Vanishing act creates a stir in the nanotech world,” Oct. 25, 2011 | Sheets made of microscopic carbon fibers seem to disappear when heated. Dr. Ali Aliev, a research scientist at UT… read more

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