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Nova | Making Stuff with David Pogue: materials science super stories — smaller stuff

February 1, 2011

Nova: Making Stuff — with David Pogue | How small can we go? Could we one day have robots taking “fantastic voyages” in our bodies to kill rogue cells? The triumphs of tiny are seen all around us in the Information Age: transistors, microchips, laptops, cell phones. Now, David Pogue takes Nova viewers to an even smaller world in “Making Stuff: Smaller,” examining the latest in high-powered nano-circuits and micro-robots that may one day… read more

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Nova: Science Now on PBS | ‘How does the brain work?’

February 28, 2011

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Nova: Science Now on PBS | This episode of Nova: Science Now delves into some pretty heady stuff, examining magic and the brain, artificial intelligence, magnetic mind control, and the work of neuroscientist and synesthesia researcher David Eagleman. Can we really believe our own eyes? Will machines one day think like us? Can magnetic wands effectively control brain functions and treat depression? Explore this and more.

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Nova on PBS | ‘The smartest machine on Earth’ on IBM’s Watson

March 1, 2011

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Nova | Making Stuff with David Pogue: materials science super stories — stronger stuff

February 1, 2011

Nova: Making Stuff — with David Pogue | What is the strongest material in the world? Is it steel, Kevlar, carbon nanotubes, or something entirely new? Nova kicks off the four-part series “Making Stuff” with a quest for the world’s strongest substances. Host David Pogue takes a look at what defines strength, examining everything from steel cables to mollusk shells to a toucan’s beak. Pogue travels from the deck of a U.S. naval aircraft… read more

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Radiolab | Talking to machines

March 26, 2012

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Radiolab | We begin with a love story — from a man who unwittingly fell in love with a chatbot on an online dating site. Then, we encounter a robot therapist whose inventor became so unnerved by its success that he pulled the plug.

And we talk to the man who coded Cleverbot, a software program that learns from every new line of conversation it receives…… read more

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Sci Fi Science on The Science Channel | Michio Kaku, Singularity and an ‘A.I. Uprising’

December 1, 2011

Michio Kaku, Singularity and an 'A.I. Uprising'

Sci Fi Science on The Science Channel | Michio Kaku comes up with a plan to stop the robots from taking over Earth. Imagine a world ruled by artificial intelligence where humans have been wiped out. This is no sci-fi fantasy. We’re fast approaching the moment when machines will be smarter than we are! We need a plan to stay on top and Dr. Michio Kaku is on the case.… read more

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Singularity Hub | Exclusive interview with Ray Kurzweil on How to Create a Mind

October 30, 2012

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Singularity Hub’s Keith Kleiner interviews Ray Kurzweil about his new book, How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed.

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Syd Mead: Visual Futurist documentary trailer

March 2, 2010

SYDMEAD.COM | Visual Futurist: The Art & Life of Syd Mead : Exhaustive interviews with some of the greatest minds in design share their experiences working with Syd Mead in automotive, industrial, and film design. Listen to Syd Mead recall his influences and life tales of working on some of the largest projects the world has ever undertaken. Travel through the film projects such as Blade Runner and TRON with… read more

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The Economist | 2011 Innovation Awards winners

December 21, 2011

2011 Innovation Awards winners

The Economist | This year The Economist’s Innovation Awards reached its 10th year so we invited all of our past winners and our judges from around the world to attend the ceremony and summit to mark the tenth anniversary.

The theme was “the essence of truly great innovation” and in recognition of this we launched the Anniversary Award which was presented to Steve Jobs for his contribution to innovation… read more

The Economist | The World in 2012 Festival predicts the future ahead

December 21, 2011

The World in 2012 Festival predicts the future ahead

The Economist | With lively presidential elections in America and France, the Olympics in London, and massive change happening in every corner of the globe, the year 2012 promises to be a big one. And this year, like every year for the past 25, The Economist has published The World in…, a collection of trends and predictions about the year ahead. Journalists from The Economist and leaders in business, government and a wide… read more

The Economist | Vivek Kundra, the White House’s CIO, discusses technological progress and the Singularity

May 11, 2011

Vivek Kundra talks to The Economist

The Economist | Vivek Kundra, President Obama’s Chief Information Officer, speaks about updating Washington D.C.’s tech for the 21st century. This video was recorded live at The Economist‘s “The Ideas Economy” event: Intelligent Infrastructure — The Architecture of Progess, which was held in New York City on February 16–17, 2011.

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Host | In the spirit of fun, in which we’ve been together the last day and a half, I’ll… read more

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The New York Times | Interview with the robot Bina48

June 20, 2011

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The New York Times | Bina48 was designed to be a “friend robot,” as she later told me in one of her rare (but invariably thrilling) moments of coherence. Per the request of Martine Rothblatt, the self-made millionaire who paid $125,000 for her last March, her personality and appearance are based on those of Bina Rothblatt, Martine’s living, breathing spouse. [...]

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The Singularity Is Near | The six epochs

February 22, 2012

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A video produced by TranshumanistForums with audio excerpt from Ray Kurzweil’s book The Singularity Is Near, describing “the six epochs of technology evolution.”

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The Verge | Google Now and the future of predictive search

November 7, 2012

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The Verge | An interview with the engineering team behind Google Now on Android to find out what’s next for the innovative search feature. Google executives Hugo Barra, Scott Huffman, Jeff Dean, and Vincent Vanhoucke tell the story behind how Google Now came into being and why it represents the best of Google. Read the full article here.

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Thug Notes | Science fiction and futurism classical literature collection

April 30, 2014

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Thug Notes | Thug Notes is your main hookup for classical literature summary and analysis, original gangster. I’m your host, Sparky Sweets, PhD.

You may have seen my ass on MTV, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Independent, and The Daily Dot. Educate yo self, son. Join me as I drop some of da illest classical literature you ever heard.

A hilarious,… read more

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