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DARPA’s Wound Stasis technology could save lives

December 11, 2012


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

Video Source: DARPA

DARPA Foam Could Increase Survival Rate for Victims of Internal Hemorrhaging

Augmented-reality SpaceGlasses

August 23, 2013


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


Video Source: CNET TV

Meta's Meron Gribetz and the rise of the natural machine

Japanese robot actroid-SIT gets more social

March 25, 2013


Actroid-SIT, a lifelike robot from Japanese firm Kokoro can function autonomously, talking and gesturing while interacting with people. Researchers are teaching the robot to handle interruptions and address crowds.

Video Source: IEEE Spectrum

Japanese Robot Actroid Gets More Social, Has No Fear of Crowds

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

June 11, 2014


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

Portabee: an affordable, portable 3D printer

November 28, 2012


A $480 portable 3-D printer called the Portabee comes as a kit and collapses down to fit into a laptop bag.

Video Source: Portabee

Living Tomorrow | House of the future

November 3, 2011

living tomorrow house of the future

Wannahaves | Living Tomorrow was founded in 1991 by architects Frank Belien and Peter Bongers. Their mission was to create a platform on which several companies could show their innovative ideas. Have you ever wondered what a future home will look like? We have been there, so watch here and find out.

Wikipedia | Living Tomorrow is a research oriented company with projects in the cities of Brussels and Amsterdam. It focuses… read more

Robotics Unlimited | OutRunner is world’s first remotely controlled running robot

May 27, 2014


Robotics Unlimited | Meet OutRunner, the world’s first remotely controlled robot, running up to 20 miles per hour on various terrain, with up to 2 hours of battery life.

Video Source: Robotics Unlimited

OutRunner: The World's First RC Running Robot

Warner Brothers | Transcendence film trailers by filmmakers Wally Pfister and Christopher Nolan

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

Bipedal hobby robot walks a tightrope

October 23, 2012


A Japanese roboticist that goes by the handle Dr. Guero, famous for programming his hobby robot to ride a miniature bicycle and walk on stilts, has managed to get his robot to balance on a tightrope.

The video shows Dr. Guero’s robot as it slides its way along the wire, making minute adjustments to its balance by waving its arms, based on signals from its… read more

Video Source: Dr. Guero

Bipedal hobby robot walks a tightrope

Alexander Graham Bell voice recording recovered

April 26, 2013


A dramatic application of digital technology has allowed researchers to recover Alexander Graham Bell‘s voice from a recording held by the Smithsonian — a breakthrough announced in the Smithsonian magazine for the first time.

The precise methods they employed in early efforts to play back their recordings are lost to history. As a result, says curator Carlene Stephens of the National Museum of American History, the discs, ranging… read more

Video Source: Smithsonian

We Had No Idea What Alexander Graham Bell Sounded Like. Until Now

Electrical near-field 3D gesture interface

November 14, 2012


Microchip Technology has introduced GestIC, a configurable 3-D gesture controller that allows users to interact with their devices using hand/finger position tracking and intuitive free-space gestures in real time. The device is only available as a development kit. Applications include: 

  • Notebooks/Keyboards/PC Peripherals
  • Mobile phones
  • Tablet computers
  • Electronic readers
  • Remote controls
  • Game controllers

Video Source: Microchip Technology

A New Chip to Bring 3-D Gesture Control to Smartphones

International Supercomputing Conference | Henry Markram on simulating the brain — the next decisive years

July 10, 2011

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Henry Markram, Ph.D., Director of the Blue Brain Project at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, speaks at the International Supercomputing Conference 2011.

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Video Source: International Supercomputing Conference 2011

Back to the Moon for power?

December 11, 2012


Lunar and Planetary Institute geologist Paul Spudis believes that human exploration of the Moon should begin again, in part to tap into polar water which can be used for rocket fuel and life support.

Video Source: Lunar and Planetary Institute

Back to the Moon for power? Scientist says Go!

John Carmack talks virtual reality at E3 2012

June 7, 2012


John Carmack, co-founder of id Software demonstrates his latest VR work at E3 2012.

Video Source: E3 2012

John Carmack talks virtual reality at E3 2012

Meet Diego-san, a robot baby than learns

January 9, 2013


“DIEGO-SAN” by Hanson for the Machine Perception Lab at the UCSD Institute for Neural Computation.

With a face by David Hanson and Hanson Robotics, which mounts on a body by Kokoro, this robotic baby boy was built with funding from the National Science Foundation and serves cognitive AI and human-robot interaction research.

With high definition cameras in the eyes, Diego San sees… read more

Video Source: Hanson Robotics

Meet Diego-san, the creepy robot baby developed by UCSD

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