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IBM scientists create ultra-fast device that uses light for communication between computer chips

February 13, 2011

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IBM | Ultra-low power device could greatly further energy efficient computing: IBM scientists today unveiled a significant step towards replacing electrical signals that communicate via copper wires between computer chips with tiny silicon circuits that communicate using pulses of light. As reported in the recent issue of the scientific journal Nature, this is an important advancement in changing the way computer chips talk to each other.  

The device, called… read more

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Singularity Summit 2012 — Create the Future

August 20, 2012

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The Singularity Summit, open to the public, is the premier event on cutting-edge technologies including robotics, regenerative medicine, artificial intelligence, brain-computer interfacing, and more. The event this October 13-14 will draw over 800 thought leaders to San Francisco for discussions on the most revolutionary technological advancements on the horizon.

The annual conference was founded in 2006 by Ray Kurzweil, Peter Thiel, and the Singularity Institute as the first academic… read more

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Swarm robots cooperate with augmented-reality drone

October 24, 2012

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We’re starting to see swarms of heterogeneous robots, with different robots combining their powers to make each other more efficient and more capable. One of the first projects to really make this work was Swarmanoid, with teams of footbots and handbots and eyebots, and researchers presented a similar idea at IROS earlier this month, using an augmented-reality drone to help a swarm of self-assembling ground robots… read more

Video Source: Nithin Mathews, Anders Lyhne Christensen, Rehan O’Grady, and Marco Dorigo, from Universite Libre de Bruxelles and Instituto Universitario de Lisboa

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DARPA: Driving critical technological surprise

April 30, 2013

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In this Pentagon media briefing, DARPA Director Dr. Arati Prabhakar explains what the Agency does for the U.S., how it does it, how it thinks about its mission in the context of today’s realities, and the future that it’s building by creating the next generation of technology to give Defense leaders more options for tomorrow’s missions.

She mentions innovations in cyber warfare, electronic warfare, position navigation and timing… read more

Video Source: U.S. Department of Defense

** comedy ** Old Spice | Smell Like a Man from Head to Toes

October 27, 2014

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Old Spice — Smell Like a Man from Head to Toes | Stairs: Wash away embarrassing computer chip odors from your shameful plastic and metal body with Old Spice body wash and deodorant.

Old Spice — Smell Like a Man from Head to Toes | Hot Tub: I’m not a real human man, but you’d… read more

Future cities

September 10, 2010

More than half the world’s population already lives in cities, and that trend is going to continue, putting a high demand on energy and resources.

Ursula Eicker, Scientific Director at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, guides us through the key themes that will define the cities of the future in this special Futuris documentary.

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Project Tango: NASA SPHERES

April 21, 2014

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Project Tango Prepping for Launch Into Space.

Since the summer of 2013, the Project Tango team has been working closely with a team at the NASA Ames Research Center. The goal: to integrate a Project Tango prototype onto a robotic platform, called SPHERES, that flies inside the International Space Station. The SPHERES program aims to develop zero-gravity autonomous platforms that could act as robotic assistants for astronauts or perform… read more

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PBS Newshour | Teaching computers how to play Atari better than humans

May 12, 2015

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PBS Newshour | Teaching computers how to play Atari better than humans.

This version of Atari’s “Space Invaders” isn’t being played by a person, but a system of computer algorithms that is learning how to play it just by looking at the pixels on the screen.

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Virtual Reality, HDR, Photogrammetry at ICT

September 8, 2008

Dr. Paul Debevec, innovator of HDR photography and creator of Photogrammetry, used in “The Matrix,” takes us through USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies.

Video Source: Mahalo Daily

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Honda short film Living With Robots

March 3, 2010

HONDA | What’s behind our collective obsession with robots? Join us as we ponder life with robots alongside science-fiction screenwriters, professors, philosophers, engineers and other thinkers.

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iPad magic sub:E

July 9, 2010

Smart clothing, embedded electronics

December 31, 2010

Video Source: EuroNews, Futuris

DigInfo | Japan’s University of Electro-Communications demonstrates ‘remote kissing device’ prototype

April 27, 2011

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DigInfo | The Kajimoto Laboratory at the University of Electro-Communications is conducting research into remote tactile communications, with the aim of creating a device which can effectively transmit the feeling of a kiss. “This device is for communications within the mouth, in other words, the goal is to obtain the feeling of kissing,” the lab explained.

Video Source: DigInfo | The Unviersity of Electro-Communications

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Khan Academy: The future of education?

March 12, 2012

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Video on Instagram

June 22, 2013

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Over the past two and a half years, Instagram has become a community where you can capture and share the world’s moments simply and beautifully. Some moments, however, need more than a static image to come to life. Until now these stories have been missing from Instagram.

Today, we’re thrilled to introduce Video on Instagram and bring you another way to share your stories. When… read more

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