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Gallery | Visions of the Future: art from the second Golden Age of science fiction

January 2, 2010

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

“The Pusher” by Keiichi Matsuda

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

HUMOR | The Mactini

December 23, 2009

Source: "The Peter Serafinowicz Show," BBC2 — December 23, 2009

From “The Peter Serafinowicz Show: Christmas Special” on BBC2.

The original MacBook Air commercial for comparison.

Leveraging Web 2.0 to Ensure the Democracy of Technology

November 2, 2009

MERITALK | Ari Schwartz, vice president and chief operating officer for the Center for Democracy and Technology discusses the use of Web 2.0 to ensure the democracy of technology.

Video Source: MeriTalk Conference 2010

Related:
MeriTalk website

TED Talks: How Technology’s Accelerating Power Will Transform Us

March 15, 2009

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

Boston Dynamics “Big Dog” Ft. Benning report Feb 2009

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

University of Arizona solar energy demo

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

Related:
University of Arizona YouTube channel

Intel CTO Justin Rattner on Intel and the Singularity

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

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Video Source: MemeBox/FutureBlogger

Related:
FutureBlogger: "Intel CTO Rattner: Wireless Power Likely to Produce Devices That Run Infinitely"

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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USC Institute for Creative Technologies

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

Tissue engineering – building body parts

June 26, 2008

Video Source: VCU Life Sciences

GE Healthcare: engineers molecularly alter garnet to convert X-rays into light

June 5, 2008

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

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GE Healthcare's Gemstone Detector
GE Healthcare's Gemstone Spectral Imaging

Open innovation & Nokia philosophy, Dr. Bob Iannucci, CTO of Nokia and Head of Nokia Research Center

June 1, 2008

Recorded on May 13, 2008 in Espoo, Finland, at the Micronova Centre for Micro and Nanotechnology.

Video Source: Vimeo / Micronova

Related:
PDF about the Open Innovation event
Nokia Research

Bringing space down to earth

April 10, 2008

European Commission | Space is a strategic asset for Europe. The European Commission’s Space Research and Development activities are coordinated within the framework of the overall European Space Policy, complementing the efforts of Member States and of other key players, including the European Space Agency.

The Space Theme of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) is implemented with the objective to support… read more

Video Source: EUTube

Related:
European space policy
European initiative for the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES)
Galileo: Europe's state-of-the-art global satellite navigation system

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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The OC Register | "Shimano peddles new bike"

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