June 26, 2008
Video Source: VCU Life Sciences
Researchers at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, have developed a quadcopter that they claim can be controlled by thought alone. The idea is to give people with impaired motor abilities a new avenue for interaction, says New Scientist.
Video Source: Zhejiang University
Inspired by nature, a three-week old remote-controlled machine at the MIT Media Lab is weaving a cocoon-like structure. Eventually it will be autonomous.
Video Source: IDG News
The Ubi is an always-on voice-activated computer ready to help. Just plug it in, talk to it and it’ll help you connect with your world.
Ubi uses voice recognition technology to listen for plain language commands, responding to requests in a synthesized voice or offering simple status updates using the multi-colored LED indicator lights. It’s been designed to synchronize with other Ubis in the home or office, and users… read more
Video Source: Team Ubi
What if you could have electricity anywhere there was sunlight? What if the charge on your phone could last for weeks, the poorest, most remote homes in the world could have electric home lighting, and adding a USB charge outlet was as simple as slapping a sticker onto a sunlit wall? All of these are becoming possible thanks to microsolar: small solar panels that are small and cheap enough to… read more
Video Source: Digibox/Rhine Bernardino/Alex Hornstein and Shawn Frayne
Professor Philip Zimbardo conveys how our individual perspectives of time affect our work, health and well-being. Time influences who we are as a person, how we view relationships and how we act in the world. For example, past-oriented vs future-oriented.
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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
In The Prototype (2013), a science-fiction thriller, the military tries to track down a humanoid drone that escapes from a government facility
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MaxLife Foundation | The Manhattan Beach Project was a recent conference of leading biomedical scientists, entrepreneurs, and anti-aging doctors held in Manhattan Beach, California on November 13-15, 2009. The goal of the event was to create real timelines and real budgets “designed to completely change the face of aging.” This conference presented an interesting map of current knowledge on why we age, why degnerative illnessness that hasten aging and death occur, and what… read more
Video Source: MaxLife Foundation
The Machine That Changed the World is the longest, most comprehensive documentary about the history of computing ever produced, but since its release in 1992, it’s become virtually extinct. Out of print and never released online, the only remaining copies are VHS tapes floating around school libraries or in the homes of fans who dubbed the original shows when they aired.
The first… read more
These images, called the Hubble Deep Field (HDF), were assembled from 342 separate exposures taken with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) of the Hubble Space Telescope between December 18 and 28, 1995. Representing a narrow “keyhole” view stretching to the visible horizon of the universe, the HDF images cover a speck of the sky only about the width of a dime located 75 feet away. Though the… read more
Video Source: Tony Darnell’s Deep Astronomy
Better Living Through Astronomy
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.
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Author Howard Bloom discussed om C-SPAN his latest book, The God Problem: how A Godless Cosmos Creates, in which he explains his theory of how the universe was created without a creator, and how the universe might end. The talk was hosted by Columbia University Bookstore in New York City.
Video Source: C-SPAN
The History Channel | Today’s world has troubles unique to its time in history, from the global financial crisis to technological meltdowns to full scale, computerized global war. Observing the convergence of such events, contemporary prophets have begun to emerge from obscurity to suggest that these conditions might be signs of the demise of the modern world. These men are historians as well, using all manner of information and patterns… read more
Video Source: The History Channel