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3D on display at the IFA in Berlin

September 9, 2010

The old radio tower which stands in the middle of Berlin’s amusement park is decked out in ribbons to mark the 50th edition of the IFA, the biggest European trade show for consumer electronics and domestic appliances.

Video Source: euronews

Documentary on Joseph Weizenbaum, computer pioneer, Rebel at Work

January 5, 2011

Il Mare Film | [Weizenbaum] created the first banking computer in the world, was perhaps one of the first computer nerds ever and pursued an unprecedented career at MIT, where he invented the first virtual persona, ELIZA/DOCTOR, a program that engaged humans in conversation with a computer.  Later, Weizenbaum was branded as a heretic when he began to criticize his colleagues in public.  Joseph Weizenbaum eventually became a “preacher.” strictly demanding… read more

Video Source: Il Mare Film

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Watch the film: DVD and download site

Ars Electronica | Showcase: Festival Ars Electronica 2010 — art, technology and society

February 19, 2011

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Ars Electronica | Repair — Rethink — Reinvent: 2010 Festival for Art, Technology and Society turns to the pioneers of our age. Not the adventurers who’ve sailed forth because they wanted to find out what awaits them on the other side, but rather the visionaries who are bringing expertise as well as a great deal of creativity and idealism to bear in their work on an alternative future. “Repair” is… read more

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World Records Academy | Purdue team set new world record for Rube Goldberg machine

April 10, 2012

Purdue Rube Goldberg machine

World Records Academy | The Purdue Society of Professional Engineers team smashed its own world record for largest Rube Goldberg machine with a 300-step behemoth that flawlessly accomplished the simple task of blowing up and popping a balloon – setting the new world record for the Largest functional Rube Goldberg machine, according to World Records Academy.

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Blood-brain barrier model to test drugs for brain diseases

August 22, 2012

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Most drugs and small molecules cannot cross the blood-brain barrier to treat diseases originating in the brain. Researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University are working on a model using actual cells found in this barrier to simulate how the blood-brain barrier works. The model will help scientists better understand how the barrier works. Such a model also could be used to test… read more

Video Source: John Hopkins University

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CTRL+CONSOLE looks to take editing to the touchscreen

November 16, 2012

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New Kickstarter project creates an instant editing station for Final Cut X, Final Cut 7, and Premiere on iPad or iPhone.

Video Source: Mashable

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Short Film World Builder

March 2, 2010

World Builder is a 2007 award-wining science fiction short film by Bruce Branit (co-creator of 405) in which a man uses holographic tools to create a virtual world for a woman he loves. The filming was completed in a single day, but the post-production computer graphics required 2 years.

Video Source: Branit|FX

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405 short film by Bruce Branit & Jeremy Hunt

Virtusphere full body immersion virtual reality

March 27, 2010

Virtusphere | Virtusphere develops and markets a locomotion platform that allows users to be completely immersed into their interactive virtual experience. How it works: Virtusphere consists of a 10-foot hollow sphere, which is placed on a special platform that allows the sphere to rotate freely in any direction according to the user’s steps. Wearing a wireless, head-mounted display the user is able to walk and run being immersed into virtual… read more

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Lifenaut

September 18, 2010

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The latest video update of Bina48 robot (first seen in the New York Times online video). She is part of the LifeNaut.com project and first came to life three months ago.

More info: Lifenaut

Time | Best inventions of the year: 2007-2010

February 22, 2011

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Time | Here are some of 2010′s biggest (and coolest) breakthroughs in science, technology and the arts.

 

Video Source: Time

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Space bursts provide insight to Theory of Everything

December 11, 2012

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Light from some of the universe’s most energetic explosions is allowing scientists to probe the nature of space-time, according to new observations of gamma-ray bursts from the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Ikaros spacecraft. Photons released by these bursts help place limits on a unified model of all of the forces of nature — what scientists call a “theory of everything.”

 

Video Source: Space.com

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Gesture-based robot control

May 20, 2013

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JPL’s BioSleeve enables precise robot control with hand and arm gestures. It uses EMG sensors, and other devices to decode hand and arm gestures and map them onto a robot control system. The system was presented at ICRA 2013 by Michael T. Wolf, Christopher Assad, Matthew T. Vernacchia, Joshua Fromm, and Henna L. Jethani from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Video Source: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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JPL BioSleeve Enables Precise Robot Control Through Hand and Arm Gestures

Deep Learning

April 21, 2014

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Jürgen Schmidhuber, Director of the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA
Deep Learning

The recent resurrection of multi-layer neural networks is generating a lot of interest currently, with deep learning appearing on the New York Times front page, and big companies like Google and Facebook hunting for the experts in this field. Jürgen’s talk will shed more light on how deep learning methods work, and why they work.

Some news… read more

Video Source: Zürich Machine Learning and Data Science Meetup

Anthony Atala, M.D., discusses tissue engineering at TEDMED 2009

January 23, 2010

Anthony Atala , M.D., Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, discusses advances in tissue engineering at TEDMED 2009.

Video Source: TEDMED

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Honda short film Mobility 2088

March 3, 2010

HONDA | Ever since the dawn of man, mobility has been central to our growth and freedom as a civilization. There have always been places to go and people to see, greener pastures, bluer skies and undiscovered lands. But what about the future of mobility? We ask some of the great thinkers of our generation how people will get around in 80 years. From the hope of hydrogen to the… read more

Video Source: Honda

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