July 17, 2013
ESPN’s Katie Linendoll visits the St. Louis Rams to see how Google Glass could change the NFL in the future.
Video Source: ESPN
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Glide through part of the largest canyon on Mars, Valles Marineris, in this stunning visualization from ESA’s Mars Express.
Valles Marineris is the largest canyon on Mars, and at 4000 km long, 200 km wide and 10 km deep is the largest in the entire Solar System.
The movie focuses on an enclosed 8 km-deep trough in the northern most part of Valles Marineris,… read more
Video Source: ESA
On June 13th, 2013, the AeroVelo‘s Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter captured the long standing AHS Sikorsky Prize with a flight lasting 64.1 seconds and reaching an altitude of 3.3 metres. The competition was initially opened in 1980, and over the course of the 33 years that followed, dozens of teams from around the world pushed the limits of existing technology in pursuit of this once-thought-to-be impossible goal.
This… read more
Video Source: AeroVelo
The DIY (Drone It Yourself) v1.0 kit offers you the opportunity to turn any object into a drone, simply by attaching four motors and a control unit — no technical know-how needed. The kit consists of multiple parts that are easy to assemble and can be attached to a wide range of different objects.
For more advanced uses, you can take the original designs and alter the kit… read more
Video Source: Jasper van Loenen
DIY (Drone It Yourself) v1.0
Scaremongers play on the idea that robots will simply replace people on the job. In fact, they can become our essential collaborators, freeing us up to spend time on less mundane and mechanical challenges. Rodney Brooks points out how valuable this could be as the number of working-age adults drops and the number of retirees swells. He introduces us to Baxter, the robot with eyes that
Video Source: TED
Robotics designer David Hanson & Dmitry Itskov, founder and chair, 2045 initiative on robotics and avatars of the future.
— Charlie Rose show
Video Source: Charlie Rose
Over the past two and a half years, Instagram has become a community where you can capture and share the world’s moments simply and beautifully. Some moments, however, need more than a static image to come to life. Until now these stories have been missing from Instagram.
Video Source: Instagram
n the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium – but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and… read more
Video Source: Sony Pictures
Elysium (early trailer)
In the Czech Republic three companies have teamed up to make a prototype of an electric bicycle capable of flying, The Telegraph reports. It has six propellers powered by six battery-powered engines. It’s currently only capable of five minutes of flight before the batteries need to be recharged.
Video Source: The Telegraph
Max Tegmark, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi), presents a cosmic perspective on the future of life, covering our increasing scientific knowledge, the cosmic background radiation, the ultimate fate of the universe, and what we need to do to ensure the human race’s survival and flourishing in the short and long term.
Video Source: Future of Humanity Institute