World Records Academy | The Purdue Society of Professional Engineers team smashed its own world record for largest Rube Goldberg machine with a 300-step behemoth that flawlessly accomplished the simple task of blowing up and popping a balloon – setting the new world record for the Largest functional Rube Goldberg machine, according to World Records Academy.
August 22, 2012
Most drugs and small molecules cannot cross the blood-brain barrier to treat diseases originating in the brain. Researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University are working on a model using actual cells found in this barrier to simulate how the blood-brain barrier works. The model will help scientists better understand how the barrier works. Such a model also could be used to test… read more
Video Source: John Hopkins University
Tackling the brain’s barrier
November 16, 2012
New Kickstarter project creates an instant editing station for Final Cut X, Final Cut 7, and Premiere on iPad or iPhone.
Video Source: Mashable
October 27, 2014
Old Spice — 4th and Touchdown | Drew Brees, Jamaal Charles, AJ Green, Earl Thomas, and robot walked into a talk show. It’s called 4th and Touchdown.
Old Spice — 4th and Touchdown | Jamaal Charles: Watching this video of a robot interviewing a running back interview will not only turn you into the smartest running back robot… read more
March 19, 2010
SKINPUT R&D TEAM | We present Skinput, a technology that appropriates the human body for acoustic transmission, allowing the skin to be used as a finger input surface. In particular, we resolve the location of finger taps on the arm and hand by analyzing mechanical vibrations that propagate through the body. We collect these signals using a novel array of sensors worn as an armband. This approach provides an always-available,… read more
Video Source: Carnegie Mellon: Human-Computer Interaction Institute & Microsoft
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.
Video Source: euronews
Il Mare Film | [Weizenbaum] created the first banking computer in the world, was perhaps one of the first computer nerds ever and pursued an unprecedented career at MIT, where he invented the first virtual persona, ELIZA/DOCTOR, a program that engaged humans in conversation with a computer. Later, Weizenbaum was branded as a heretic when he began to criticize his colleagues in public. Joseph Weizenbaum eventually became a “preacher.” strictly demanding… read more
Video Source: Il Mare Film
February 19, 2011
Ars Electronica | Repair — Rethink — Reinvent: 2010 Festival for Art, Technology and Society turns to the pioneers of our age. Not the adventurers who’ve sailed forth because they wanted to find out what awaits them on the other side, but rather the visionaries who are bringing expertise as well as a great deal of creativity and idealism to bear in their work on an alternative future. “Repair” is… read more
Video Source: Ars Electronica
Ars Electronica website
December 11, 2012
Light from some of the universe’s most energetic explosions is allowing scientists to probe the nature of space-time, according to new observations of gamma-ray bursts from the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Ikaros spacecraft. Photons released by these bursts help place limits on a unified model of all of the forces of nature — what scientists call a “theory of everything.”
Video Source: Space.com
May 20, 2013
JPL’s BioSleeve enables precise robot control with hand and arm gestures. It uses EMG sensors, and other devices to decode hand and arm gestures and map them onto a robot control system. The system was presented at ICRA 2013 by Michael T. Wolf, Christopher Assad, Matthew T. Vernacchia, Joshua Fromm, and Henna L. Jethani from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Video Source: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
April 21, 2014
Jürgen Schmidhuber, Director of the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA
The recent resurrection of multi-layer neural networks is generating a lot of interest currently, with deep learning appearing on the New York Times front page, and big companies like Google and Facebook hunting for the experts in this field. Jürgen’s talk will shed more light on how deep learning methods work, and why they work.
Some news… read more
Video Source: Zürich Machine Learning and Data Science Meetup
March 2, 2010
World Builder is a 2007 award-wining science fiction short film by Bruce Branit (co-creator of 405) in which a man uses holographic tools to create a virtual world for a woman he loves. The filming was completed in a single day, but the post-production computer graphics required 2 years.
Video Source: Branit|FX