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Watch 32 discordant metronomes achieve synchrony in a matter of minutes

October 1, 2012


If you place 32 metronomes on a static object and set them rocking out of phase with one another, they will remain that way indefinitely. Place them on a moveable surface, however, and something very interesting (and very mesmerizing) happens, notes io9.

The metronomes in this video fall into the latter camp. Energy from the motion of one ticking metronome can affect the motion of every metronome… read more

Video Source: IkeguchiLab

Watch 32 discordant metronomes achieve synchrony in a matter of minutes
American Scientist | Huygens's clocks revisited

Autonomous robot swarm takes over farm work

October 31, 2012


A new robot developed by David Dorhout and colleagues from Dorhout R&D is designed to plant seeds in a field while coordinating with a gang of other robotic farmhands, according to New Scientist.

The robot can walk in any direction while avoiding obstacles, using a sensor underneath its body to detect where seeds have already been planted. Once it finds an untouched patch, it drills a hole… read more

Video Source: Dorhout R&D

Autonomous robot swarm takes over farm work

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

Ubi Interactive: turn any surface into a touch screen

August 15, 2013


Microsoft announced Tuesday that its Ubi Interactive system, which instantly turns any surface into a touchscreen, is now available. It requires a computer running the Ubi software, a projector, and the Kinect for Windows sensor.

Video Source: Ubi Interactive

Microsoft's 'touch screen' for any surface goes on sale

Watch flying robots cooperate, throw and catch balls

October 3, 2012


The Flying Machine Arena at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) offers a safe, controlled sandbox environment for testing mobile robots’ fast-paced motions, thanks to a high-precision localization system, high-performance radio links, easy-to-use software structure, and safety nets enclosing the space.

Video Source: ETH

Flying Machine Arena

Challenges of getting to Mars: Curiosity’s seven minutes of terror

July 12, 2012


Team members at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory share the challenges of the Curiosity Mars rover’s final minutes to landing on the surface of Mars.

Video Source: NASA

Mars Science Laboratory

Russia Today | AI researcher says people will fall in love with human-like robotic romantic partners

February 4, 2012

Love and Sex with Robots book

Russia Today | Experts say human-like robots could be the way of the future. A perfect partner who’s always happy and never complains, is apparently now a reality. But there’s a catch — he or she is likely be made of plastic. From simple dolls to sophisticated robots, they seem to be winning the hearts and minds of people who’ve given up on finding true love. Gayane… read more

NBC | Unprecendented Ebola virus outbreak

July 15, 2014

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CNN | CNN’s Christiane Amanpour speaks with Peter Piot, MD, PhD… read more

A Boy and His Atom: the world’s smallest movie

May 1, 2013


You’re about to see the movie that holds the Guinness World Records record for the World’s Smallest Stop-Motion Film (see how it was made here). The ability to move single atoms — the smallest particles of any element in the universe — is crucial to IBM’s research in the field of atomic memory. But even nanophysicists need to have a little fun. In that spirit, IBM researchers used… read more

Video Source: IBM

The Secret Powers of Time

August 26, 2012

the secret powers of time

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.

Video Source: RSA Animate

RSA Animate

Nanobots: The rise of the molecular machines (video)

October 14, 2015


Nanomachines — including nano-sized motors, rockets and even cars — are many orders of magnitude smaller than a human cell, but they have huge promise. In the future, they could deliver drugs anywhere in the body, clean up oil spills and might even be used as artificial muscle cells. Find out more about these molecular machines (and the challenges that nanobot researchers still face) in Reactions’ latest video, produced in collaboration… read more

Video Source: American Chemical Society

Omek Interactive ‘Grasp’ Full Hands On Demo

February 8, 2013


Omek Interactive‘s new gesture recognition feature allows users to control a variety of apps and games. Dubbed “Grasp,” the technology captures 22 points of reference along your hands, allowing complex gesture control using simple, intuitive finger and wrist movement.

— Lazy Tech Guys

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Omek Interactive ‘Grasp’ Technology Destroys Kinect – Hands On
Omek’s Gestural Interface Makes Perceptual Computing Human-Friendly

What you’re doing wrong when you think about the future

March 28, 2013


Humans are notoriously bad at anticipating events that don’t conform to a very narrow idea of what the future will be, which is why we’re often caught off guard by the unexpected. In the recording of an online conversation above with Andrew Zolli, executive director of PopTech and the author of Resilience, we’ll discuss what about our psyches makes future thinking hard, and how we can recognize major… read more

Video Source: Fast Company Co.Exist

What You’re Doing Wrong When You Think About The Future

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