January 13, 2014
The new Parrot MiniDrone is a miniaturized version of the AR.Drone quadcopter, at about a tenth the size.
An optical flow camera, sonar rangefinder, and computer allows it to sense how high it is off of the ground, and using optical flow, sense its own motion relative to the ground. This, with the assistance of a barometer, accelerometer, and gyro, enables the MiniDrone to self-stabilize.
It… read more
Video Source: IEEE Spectrum
December 26, 2013
Time | SCHAFT was developed by a Japanese team and is owned by Google. The rescue and response humanoid can even drive a car.
December 21, 2013
related viewing from Warner Brothers Her trailer collection:
Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to… read more
December 20, 2013
related viewing from Warner Brothers Transcendence trailer collection:
Warner Brothers | Synopsis: Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the foremost researcher in the field of artificial intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions.
His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but… read more
December 20, 2013
PBS NewsHour | Want to have a just-like-real-life fantasy experience without leaving your living room? Virtual reality technology is already employed by certain industries, but economics correspondent Paul Solman considers the variety of applications it could have in the consumer market in the future.
Force for good or ill? Economics correspondent Solman explores the latest virtual reality technology with Stanford University’s Jeremy Bailenson, and weighs its societal impact with… read more
December 12, 2013
University of Pennsylvania | Hanging hundreds of feet off the ground to wash a skyscraper’s windows or pumping water out to a desert solar array to keep its panels and mirrors clean is more than just a hassle — it’s an expensive problem with serious ecological implications.
A spin-off company from Penn has found a way to solve the problem of keeping surfaces clean, while also keeping them transparent.… read more
December 11, 2013
December 10, 2013
TED | What is the most intelligent way to behave? Wissner-Gross explains how the latest research findings in physics, computer science, and animal behavior suggest that the smartest actions, from the dawn of human tool use all the way up to modern business and financial strategy, are all driven by the single fundamental principle of keeping future options as open as possible.
Consequently, he argues, intelligence itself may be… read more
December 9, 2013
CBS News | A 1.8-million-year-old skull discovered by scientists in the Former Soviet Republic of Georgia reveals new evidence that may reshape what is known about human evolution.
The discovery of an ancient skull has revealed clues that could shake up the accepted theories of human evolution, it could rewrite the history of humanity.
Instead of many branches in our evolutionary family tree thought to lead to us, like… read more
October 18, 2013
The FUTURE OF MONEY Television Series is an informative and entertaining six-part one-hour Docu-Series that we plan to complete by fall 2014. The series explores the evolution of money in six major aspects: Payment Transactions, Banking, Bartering, Credit Lending, Money Making and International Monetary System.
The show travels the world interviewing experts on financial innovations about the future of money. Together, we time travel with our audience — through… read more
Video Source: Heather Schlegel
Future of Money TV Series
October 18, 2013
Felix Baumgartner’s world-record-breaking jump from the stratosphere, 127,851 feet up.
Video Source: Red Bull
October 2, 2013
The goal of 3-D printing is to take this capability to microgravity for use on the International Space Station. In space, whatever astronauts have available on orbit is what they have to use — but just like on Earth, parts break or get lost. When that happens, there’s a wait for replacement parts, or the need to have multiple spares that have to be launched. The ability to conduct 3-D… read more
Video Source: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
September 12, 2013
What is the future of creativity, manufacturing, and design? How is the Shapeways community and 3D printing enabling everyone to make their ideas real?
This film portrays how the Shapeways 3D printing community and marketplace is enabling everyone to be a creator. All you need is an idea and an Internet connection.
Video Source: Shapeways
How Shapeways 3D Printing Works