New Scientist | Machines may be capable of impressive feats, but can they ever be truly intelligent? In this animation produced by The Open University, we follow a famous thought experiment proposed by philosopher John Searle that challenges the notion of strong AI — that a machine can ever successfully perform an intellectual task as well as a human.
John Ellis answer the question, What is the Higgs boson? In preparation for the press conference following the seminar on LHC 2012 results on the Higgs boson searches, on July 4 2012 at CERN.
Video Source: CERN
November 9, 2012
Leap represents an entirely new way to interact with your computers. It’s more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen. For the first time, you can control a computer in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements.
The Leap works on Windows Vista/7/8 and Mac OS X, with Linux being on the agenda. To learn more, pre-order, or apply… read more
Video Source: Leap Motion
April 22, 2013
University of Wyoming scientists have developed a simulated robot made up of two different kinds of muscles along with bones and soft tissue for structure. This robot was devolved over a thousand virtual generations to move as fast, as far, and as functionally as possible.
Video Source: The Golem Project
Bizarre Soft Robots Evolve to Ru
July 31, 2014
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September 9, 2010
Textiles that moisten the skin, textiles that absorb perspiration, textiles that measure your heartbeat and your breathing, textiles that are both soft to the touch and water resistant — European researchers are working hard to create the next generation of textiles.
Video Source: euronews
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January 29, 2012
October 27, 2012
In this video, the Pet-Proto, a predecessor to DARPA’s Atlas robot, is confronted with obstacles similar to those robots might face in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC). To maneuver over and around the obstacles, the robot exercises capabilities including autonomous decision-making, dismounted mobility and dexterity.
Video Source: Boston Dynamics
March 2, 2010
BBTV | Boing Boing TV Gadgets editor, Joel Johnson, meets with his hero, futurist and artist Syd Mead, to discuss the evolution of conceptual design. Mead is a former designer for Ford Motor Company and US Steel. His designs have appeared in many movies, including Aliens, Tron, and Blade Runner.
Video Source: bbtv
April 3, 2010
Intuitive Surgical | The da Vinci robotic surgical system performs minimally invasive surgeries with extraordinary precision and more dexterity than the human hand. The original prototype for Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci System was developed in the late 1980s at SRI International under contract to the U.S. Army. While initial work was funded in the interest of developing a system for performing battlefield surgery remotely, possible commercial applications were even more… read more
Video Source: Intuitive Surgical
October 13, 2010
Scientists have built a virtual heart that works just like its real counterpart, showing, for example, cells that don’t perform well enough, or allowing the study of the propagation of the electrical wave in someone’s heart muscle before implanting a pacemaker.
Video Source: Euronews Futuris
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Microsoft Surface | An abstract of life in the workplace of tomorrow with suppressed visibility of technology and devices; directed by Microsoft’s Dane Storrusten, created by INVIVIA Inc.
Slashgear | Microsoft has released a few interesting concept videos over the past years, usually tipping their vision of multitouch, mobile handsets and the interaction between intelligent devices. Their two latest videos, “Home” and “Work,” take things more into the bizarre:… read more
Video Source: Microsoft Surface