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3D on display at the IFA in Berlin

September 9, 2010

The old radio tower which stands in the middle of Berlin’s amusement park is decked out in ribbons to mark the 50th edition of the IFA, the biggest European trade show for consumer electronics and domestic appliances.

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3D – Bringing it home

September 9, 2010

American computer experts in California’s Silicon Valley think that within the next 5-10 years all the displays we use in daily life will become 3D – televisions, computers, laptops, mobile phones, and games consoles will all be able to show 3D images. Next-generation computers may even have built-in stereo cameras for video chats, and 3D camcorders will be available at consumer prices.

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Surgery enters the third dimension

September 9, 2010

3D images have made work a little easier for surgeons at the University Hospitals of Geneva. The imaging helps plan operations and improve doctors’ precision, allowing them to see inside the body they’re about to go to work on.

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Meet the robots

September 9, 2010

On hi-tech this week – Acroban, a humanoid robot who plays with children, technology to control robotic hands and arms and Digoro the ‘Partner Robot’

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Oil spills: search for a solution

September 9, 2010

Despite all the oil exploitation that goes on around the world, there are still no really reliable ways to collect and clean up deep water oil spills.

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New heart scanner gives clearest ever view

September 9, 2010

A new heart scanner is giving doctors their clearest ever view inside the human body. The 3D high definition scanner allows surgeons at a hospital in Plymouth in southern England to spot problems well before a patient suffers a heart attack or even shows any symptoms.

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Bionic legs give new hope

September 9, 2010

In Aukland, New Zealand, wheelchair users have new hope of improved mobility after a company unveiled a new type of robotic leg. According to the developers, these bionic legs mean paraplegic people can do much more than they can with existing technology. The designer, Richard Little, is enthusiastic about this new technology: “There’s no other device that we know of that’s autonomous and allows people to stand, walk go up… read more

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Honeywell unveils “cockpit of future”

September 9, 2010

What is being described as the cockpit of the future has been unveiled at the Farnborough Air Show. American aviation company Honeywell presented a technology called Synthetic Vision.

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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.

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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

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Google’s voice search mobile app

August 12, 2010

Google’s Mobile App has a “search by voice” feature: speak your queries instead of typing.

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July 9, 2010

George Carlin’s Modern Man

June 29, 2010

PBS | Taped at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on November 10, 2008, the 90-minute 11th Annual Mark Twain Prize honoring George Carlin featured tributes and comic testimonials from a star-studded cast including Richard Belzer, Lewis Black, Margaret Cho, Ben E. King, Denis Leary, Bill Maher, Joan Rivers, Garry Shandling, Jon Stewart, and Lily Tomlin.

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Move over Dr. Moreau! Official trailer for Warner Brothers’ sci-fi movie Splice, genetic engineering nightmare

June 2, 2010

WARNER BROS. | Superstar genetic engineers Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley)specialize in splicing DNA from different animals to create incredible new hybrids. Now they want to use human DNA in a hybrid that could revolutionize science and medicine. But when the pharmaceutical company that funds their research forbids it, Clive and Elsa secretly take their boldest experimentation underground—risking their careers by pushing the boundaries of science to serve… read more

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Cedars Sinai Heart Institute pioneers heart stem cell procedure

May 25, 2010

CBS News | Cedars Sinai Heart Institute physicians have completed the world’s first procedure in which a patient’s own heart tissue was used to grow specialized heart stem cells that were then injected back into the patient’s heart in an effort to repair and re-grow healthy muscle in a heart that had been injured by a heart attack. Eduardo Marbán, MD, PhD, Director of the Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, who… read more

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