GE | Building upong the natural properies of garnet gemstone, scientists at GE have created a new material, making the world’s first HDCT possible.
At the heart of Gemstone Spectral Imaging is the first new detector material in 20 years; one that is, quite literally, a gem. GE engineers discovered that, by changing the molecular structure of real garnets, they could develop a scintillator capable of delivering images 100… read more
Video Source: GE Healthcare
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
November 4, 2008
Alvis Brigis, FutureBlogger | Intel CTO Justin Rattner paints a scenario in which humans have access to “computers, and cameras, and phones that run infinitely”, relating that the feasibility and demand for such devices has spurred Intel to seriously research the underlying technologies that could spawn such a future reality. Rattner says Intel has been coming at wireless power “in a number of ways”, first from
Video Source: MemeBox/FutureBlogger
February 20, 2009
University of Arizona News | U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords initiated a series of public forums on the economy at the UA and in Phoenix. During one visit to the UA, Giffords attended a Steward Observatory Mirror Laboratory solar energy demonstration where UA scientists burned a hole through a piece of steel within a 15-second period.
Video Source: University of Arizona News
March 15, 2009
This is the Army news channel Benning Report spot on the Boston Dynamics robot Big Dog. This video was uploaded from a .wmv file available on the Boston Dynamics website.
Video Source: Ft. Benning Public Affairs Office
Inventor, entrepreneur and visionary Ray Kurzweil explains in abundant, grounded
detail why, by the 2020s, we will have reverse-engineered the human brain and nanobots will be operating your consciousness.
Video Source: TED.com
January 1, 2010
KEIICHI MATSUDA | Alternative realities surround us and present possible and impossible fantasies for purposes of information, advertising, glamorising, publicising, and propagating the ideals of capitalism through consumption. The mechanisms of addiction are at play.
Shop windows, billboards, magazines are portals to parallel universes. They set-dress our mundane world, and relieve us of the responsibility of the dream. The pusher shows us what our aspirations are, and shows us… read more
Video Source: Vimeo / Keiichi Matsuda
XXNIGHTOPSXX | Art from the second Golden Age of Science Fiction when books, magazines and films had some of the most amazing and memorable covers/artwork from artists like Peter Elson, Angus Mckie, Chris Foss and Tim White and John Berkey.
Video Source: xxnightopsxx
January 23, 2010
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