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

October 25, 2011

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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

Infinite Reality: avatars, eternal life and new worlds

July 16, 2012

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Jeremy Bailenson, founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab and an associate professor in the Department of Communication at Stanford, shares his research on virtual reality, avatars, transformed social interaction, related communication and psychological theories; and the implications for citizens living in the digital age.

Video Source: Stanford University

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Europa mission a Go in new sci-fi film

December 10, 2012

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In “Europa Report,” a manned mission to the Jupiter moon in search of alien life is the setting of a new movie starring Sharlto Copley (District 9). Factual Europa science factored into the movie’s development.

Video Source: europaventuresllc.com

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Syd Mead: Visual Futurist documentary trailer

March 2, 2010

SYDMEAD.COM | Visual Futurist: The Art & Life of Syd Mead : Exhaustive interviews with some of the greatest minds in design share their experiences working with Syd Mead in automotive, industrial, and film design. Listen to Syd Mead recall his influences and life tales of working on some of the largest projects the world has ever undertaken. Travel through the film projects such as Blade Runner and TRON with… read more

Video Source: SydMead.com

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Bicycles of tomorrow

April 1, 2008

YOUTUBE | Shimano, best known for bike parts, developed a new concept to attract non bikers. It added coaster brakes and a computer that shifts gears automatically. Matt Robertson, with Shimano, explains how the new Coaster gear shift works. Shimano’s Coaster concept, with a computer for automatic gear shifting, was integrated into Trek’s new Lime bicycle. The Lime includes extra storage under the seat, hidden gears and coaster brakes.

Video Source: The Orange County Register

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University of Arizona | 3-D moving images possible with new hologram technology

February 8, 2011

University of Arizona News | Traditional holograms are printed much in the same way a poster or a painting are, in that once the image is printed on a surface, it is permanent. But a technological breakthrough at the University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences has brought the possibility of full color, rewritable, holographic displays and televisions one step closer to reality.

Video Source: The University of Arizona

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Under Armour | Smart garments include embedded sensors and on-board computer for biofeedback

February 26, 2011

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Yahoo Sports | At the 2011 scouting combine, about 30 players will be wearing clothing technology that allows coaches and scouts watching the various drills to receive specific technical data about the players. The E-39 compression shirt is fitted with electronic touchpoints that send biofeedback via Bluetooth or to a computer or handheld device, and expands the specific awareness of what the body is doing during the drills.

The… read more

Video Source: Under Armour

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Stefan Eckert | The world’s first 3-D holographic fashion show

December 6, 2011

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Potts Mueller & Stefan Eckert Design | Yessian has ventured onto the catwalk with fashion designer Stefan Eckert, presenting music and sound design for a first-of-its-kind fashion show performance using 3-D holographic imagery.

The show required construction of one of the largest fashion stages ever created to showcase this innovative event.

It is a complete holographic show presented without using actual live models, but rather by utilizing large… read more

Amazon | Demo of Zocalo cloud service

January 1, 2001

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Amazon | Zocalo is a fully managed, secure enterprise storage and sharing service with strong administrative controls and feedback capabilities that improve user productivity.

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PointScreen™ user interface from the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis & Information Systems

January 25, 2010

“PointScreen™ is an Interface developed at Fraunhofer Institut für Medienkommunikation in Bremen, Germany. PointScreen™ makes it possible to control the computer intuitively with gestures. The user navigates by merely pointing toward the screen; contrary to touch screen technology, the interaction proceeds completely without touch. The PointScreen™ technology is based on the principle of Electric Field Sensing (EFS): the dynamics of the body—such as gestures and movement—are measured and digitally registered.… read more

Video Source: Fraunhofer IAIS

Futuristic rolltop laptop concept

March 5, 2010

YOUTUBE | www.orkin-design.de : The device of the flexible display allows a new concept in notebook design growing out of the traditional bookformed laptop into unfurling and convolving portable computer.

By virtue of the OLED-Display technology and a multi touch screen the utility of a laptop computer with its weight of a mini-notebook and screen size of 13 inch easily transforms into the graphics tablet, which (with its 17-inch… read more

Road trip: 3 months, 13,000km… and no driver

September 9, 2010

Two electric autonomous orange vans are on their way from Italy to China. They will brave the traffic of Moscow, the intense summer heat of Siberia and the bitter cold of the Gobi desert before their planned arrival in Shanghai in October.

Video Source: euronews

Multitouch musical instruments

September 4, 2008

Using infrared lasers and an infrared camera, it is possible to transform any surface into a low cost, multi-point interface for controlling electronic musical instruments, lighting, and other applications.

Video Source: University of Applied Sciences, Western Switzerland & Music Conservatory of Geneva

IBM | Perspectives on Watson — customer service, finance, and healthcare applications

February 13, 2011

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IBM | The customer service industry is judged on two criteria: speed and accuracy. Watson, the IBM computing system designed to compete on Jeopardy!, is built to achieve both of these. IBM experts share their thoughts on how the DeepQA technology that powers Watson could transform the customer service industry into a faster, more accurate experience.

Medical records, texts, journals and research documents are all written in natural language… read more

Video Source: IBM

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Verizon Wireless | ‘Susie’s Lemonade Stand’ commercials exemplify democratization of innovation

May 16, 2011

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Ray Kurzweil | This commercial is a wonderful depiction of the enormous power of the tools that are in all of our hands — illustrating the democratization of innovation, and the increasing youthfulness of entrepreneurship.

Video Source: Verizon Wireless

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