February 14, 2010
Like a Star Trek “tricorder,” medical tools for diagnosis and treatment are becoming smarter, smaller, wireless, and more portable. Running intelligent software that can see patterns that the naked eye might miss, diagnostic tools like this super-small ultrasound will revolutionize access to healthcare.
GE | This ad showcases typical doctor/patient interaction throughout time, but in present day, it is enhanced with the Vscan from GE Healthcare, a product that… read more
Video Source: GE Healthcare
September 10, 2010
Providing information in real time in crowded places, like the Paris metro, or connecting smartphones and servers, regardless of their pre-installed operating systems – this is now possible, thanks to new digital technology that allows mobile devices to reconfigure themselves, to adapt to a changing environment, automatically.
Video Source: euronews
Microsoft Office Labs | Prescient Microsoft ‘Manufacturing Future Vision’ smart environment concept video from 2006
February 19, 2011
Microsoft | Manufacturing Future Vision — Imagine a manufacturing environment of the future where workers collaborate seamlessly across time-zones, predictive technologies automate processes, and sense and respond systems are connected across organizations. This video was created in 2006.
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Microsoft Office Labs
University of Georgia | Scientists develop ‘super’ yeast to turn pine trees into ethanol for biofuels
November 27, 2011
University of Georgia | Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a “super strain” of yeast that can efficiently ferment ethanol from pretreated pine — one of the most common species of tree in Georgia and the U.S. Their research could help biofuels replace gasoline as a transportation fuel.
International Business Times: “Scientists develop ‘super’ yeast to turn pine trees into ethanol for biofuels” | [...]… read more
Video Source: University of Georgia
September 5, 2012
It may look like you’re entering the Matrix but this video is actually a mouse brain fly-through captured with unprecedented sharpness. Imaged by Francesco Pavone from the European Laboratory for Non Linear Spectroscopy (LENS) in Italy and his team, the 3D map was created by combining two microscope techniques to eliminate the blurriness that typically occurs when trying to capture large biological samples.
Video Source: New Scientist
CHRIS FAGAN | A Visual Exploration of the Fritz Lang’s Film Metropolis and its relationship to other Futurist works of the 1920s, including Le Corbusier’s The City of To-Morrow & Hugh Ferriss’s The Metropolis of Tomorrow.
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Chris Fagan Design
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
Video Source: CBS
October 24, 2010
Japanese robot girl “HRP-C4,” created at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), danced and sang a pop song on stage at the Digital Content Expo 2010. The android has come a long way since her debut in March 2009. Wikipedia says: “The robot is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 95 pounds, including battery. Its shape and joints are based on the 1997–1998 Japanese… read more
Video Source: Digital Content Expo 2010, Japan’s AIST
AIST Intelligent Systems Group: Humanoid Robotics Group
Digital Content Expo 2010
Japanese Body Dimension Database 1997-1998: anthropomorphic test dummy project
January 11, 2011
Nova: Making Stuff on PBS | Invisibility cloaks. Spider silk that is stronger than steel. Plastics made of sugar that dissolve in landfills. Self-healing military vehicles. Smart pills and micro-robots that zap diseases. Clothes that monitor your mood. What will the future bring, and what will it be made of? In Nova’s four-hour series, “Making Stuff: Stronger, Smaller, Cleaner, Smarter,” popular New York Times technology… read more
Video Source: Nova: Making Stuff on PBS
Video Source: Nova
September 23, 2011
Gallant Lab at University of California Berkeley | The left clip is a segment of a Hollywood movie trailer that the subject viewed while in the magnet. The right clip shows the reconstruction of this segment from brain activity measured using fMRI.
The procedure is as follows:
-  Record brain activity while the subject watches several hours of movie trailers.
-  Build dictionaries (i.e., regression models) that
June 1, 2012
Canadian firm Robotiq demonstrates its adaptive robotic gripper at the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in St. Paul, Minn.
Video Source: IEEE Spectrum
January 25, 2010
EUTUBE | Micro and nanotechnologies are revolutionizing medicine. ‘Almost invisible’ tools are being developed by European researchers to discover diseases earlier and to treat patients better. The miniaturization of instruments to micro and nano dimensions promises to make our future lives safer and cleaner. A team of European researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Technologies Institute near Saarbruecken is using nanotechnology to improve diagnostic capabilities. In the “Adonis”-project, nano-sized… read more
Video Source: EUTube