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Like-A-Hug

October 6, 2012

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MIT Media Lab – Tangible Media Group – Hiroshi Ishii

Like-A-Hug is a wearable social media vest that allows for hugs to be given via Facebook, bringing us closer despite physical distance. The vest inflates when friends ‘Like’ a photo, video, or status update on the wearer’s wall, thereby allowing us to feel the warmth, encouragement, support, or love that we feel when we receive hugs. Hugs can also… read more

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Microsoft Research | Speech recognition breakthrough for the spoken, translated word

November 9, 2012

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Microsoft’s Chief Research Officer Rick Rashid demonstrates a speech recognition breakthrough via machine translation that converts his spoken English words into computer-generated Chinese language. The breakthrough is patterned after deep neural networks and significantly reduces errors in spoken as well as written translation.

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First MRI movies capture fetal brain connecting up

February 25, 2013

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The brains of unborn babies have now been imaged in action, showing how connections form.

This fMRI movie, produced by Moriah Thomason from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, shows a fly-through of several fetuses in their third trimester. By comparing the scans at slightly different stages of development, Thomason was able to pinpoint when different parts of the brain wire up.

By identifying how brain… read more

Video Source: New Scientist

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Daniel Wolpert: the real reason for brains

January 15, 2013

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Neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert starts from a surprising premise: the brain evolved, not to think or feel, but to control movement. In this entertaining, data-rich talk he gives us a glimpse into how the brain creates the grace and agility of human motion.

- TED

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How it feels [through Glass]

February 28, 2013

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Want to see how Glass actually feels? It’s surprisingly simple. Say “take a picture” to take a picture. Record what you see, hands free. Even share what you see, live.

Directions are right in front of you. Speak to send a message, or translate your voice. Get the notifications that matter most. Ask whatever’s on your mind and get answers without having to ask.

All video footage captured… read more

Video Source: Google

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World’s first stainless-steel robot with seven degrees of freedom

July 24, 2013

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries has developed the world’s first all-stainless-steel robot with seven degrees of freedom. It will be used in the drug discovery and pharmaceutical fields to automate experiments that use dangerous chemicals.

Due to its stainless steel body, it can be sterilized using hydrogen peroxide gas, for work in sterile environments. Kawasaki plans to launch this robot in January 2014.

— DigInfo

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After Earth movie trailers starring Will Smith

April 6, 2013

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Sony Pictures | After Earth movie trailers starring Will Smith
RETV | Comic Con sneak peak of After Earth

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Elysium

April 12, 2013

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In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium – but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and… read more

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Miguel Nicolelis: a monkey that controls a robot with its thoughts

February 22, 2013

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Can we use our brains to directly control machines — without requiring a body as the middleman? Miguel Nicolelis talks through an astonishing experiment, in which a clever monkey in the U.S. learns to control a monkey avatar, and then a robot arm in Japan, purely with its thoughts. The research has big implications for quadraplegic people — and maybe for all of us. (Filmed at TEDMED 2012.)… 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

Video Source: The Science Channel | Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible

3D Printer – high resolution – homemade – DIY

July 12, 2012

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This is a High resolution 3D Printer I have developed at home. The printer quality is amazing.

I have been dreaming about having a 3D Printer at home for many years, but the ones with good quality are not affordable and the low costs just deliver poor quality. Sounds crazy but I decided to build a high resolution 3D Printer by myself at home (people actually said that I… read more

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The Grand Entrance (William Shatner) — Curiosity landing on Mars

July 31, 2012

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William Shatner and the Grand Entrance: As NASA prepares for Curiosity rover landing on Mars on August 5, William Shatner shares this thrilling story of NASA’s hardest planetary science mission to date. The video titled, “Grand Entrance,” guides viewers from entry through descent, and after landing.

Video Source: NASA

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DARPA’s Wound Stasis technology could save lives

December 11, 2012

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Battlefield medical care administered by first responders is often critical to the survival of injured service members. In the case of internal abdominal injuries and resulting internal hemorrhaging, however, there is currently little that can be done to stanch bleeding before the patients reach necessary treatment facilities. The resulting blood loss often leads to death from what would otherwise be potentially survivable wounds.

A foam-based technology developed under DARPA’s… read more

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Augmented-reality SpaceGlasses

August 23, 2013

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Meta’s SpaceGlasses video shows the huge potential of augmented reality, bringing the computing scenarios of “Iron Man” to life. Spaceglasses.com.

— CNET TV

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CBS The Big Bang Theory | Technological singularity is primetime hit on award-winning sitcom

June 11, 2014

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Episode “The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification” of CBS hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory brings the concept of technological Singularity to one of its widest audiences.

In the opening teaser, ubergeek Sheldon (Jim Parsons) explains to his roommate and best friend Leonard (Johnny Galecki) that he is trying to determine how much longer he has to live.

Referring to his timeline, he laments that he… read more

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