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Audiopad: Motion-Based Electronic Instrument

January 2, 2011

James Patten & Ben Recht | Audiopad is a composition and performance instrument for electronic music which tracks the positions of objects on a tabletop surface and converts their motion into music. One can pull sounds from a giant set of samples, juxtapose archived recordings against warm synthetic melodies, cut between drum loops to create new beats, and apply digital processing all at the same time on

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IBM Labs | IBM Research Computational Biology Center

February 17, 2011

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IBM Labs | The IBM Computational Biology Center embraces activities at Yorktown Heights, with strong affiliations with activities at Almaden and other IBM Research Centers. Computational Biology (CompBio), including bioinformatics, is the study of how computer systems can manage, analyze, and simulate the complex structures and processes in living systems.

CompBio Research at IBM spans pattern recognition in sequences, structures and processes; the studying of systems ranging from single… read more

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Broad Group | Thirty-story building built in 15 days

January 10, 2012

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Wikipedia | Broad Group is a private company based in Changsha, China. Since 1996, it has been the global leader in manufacturing central air conditioning non-electric absorption chillers, powered by natural gas and waste heat, and currently exports its products to over 60 countries. It was Shanghai Expo 2010′s only global official partner that was a Chinese private enterprise and exclusively supplied central air conditioning, ventilation and air purification products for the event.

Broad is one of the few Chinese manufacturing companies that… read more

Twentieth Century Fox | Prometheus official full HD trailer

March 28, 2012

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Twentieth Century Fox | In the distant future, two superpowers control Earth and fight each other for all the solar system’s natural resources. When one side dispatches a team to a distant planet to terraform it for human colonization, the team discovers an indigenous race of bio-mechanoid killers.

Ridley Scott, director of Alien and Blade Runner, returns to the genre he helped define. With Prometheus, he creates a groundbreaking mythology,… read more

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Paralyzed patients to remotely control robots with their mind

November 15, 2012

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CRNS-AIST Joint Robotics Laboratory researchers are developing a brain-controlled interface (BCI) that would allow  tetraplegics or paraplegics to remotely control robots via thought alone.

Using a cap with electroencephalogram (EEG) electrodes, a computer program would interpret the user’s brainwave signals and transform them into robot actions to control movement and interaction.

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Wii remote-controlled robot percussion

February 22, 2010

POPULAR SCIENCE | A musician has harnessed the power of two Nintendo Wiimotes to become a cyborg percussionist with the robo-band Jazari. His playing of one drum machine can evoke an automated response from another, so that he can go around the drum circle in a beautiful display of human-robot improvisation.

The man behind the machine, Patrick Flanagan, is a composer who cites music theory, music cognition, and machine… read more

Video Source: Popular Science

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Tour of The Daily, the world’s first iPad-only news app in the U.S.

February 4, 2011

The Daily Holdings, Inc. | The Daily is the world’s first iPad-only news app in the U.S., owned by News Corporation, with original daily content created exclusively for the iPad and covering: breaking news, sports, pop culture, entertainment, apps, games, technology, opinion, celebrity gossip and more. The Daily has the depth and quality of a magazine but is delivered daily like a newspaper and updated in real-time… read more

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Microsoft Office Labs | Prescient ‘Banking Future Vision’ pervasive information technology concept video from 2005

February 19, 2011

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Microsoft Office Labs | Banking Future Vision — Imagine a banking experience where you’re always connected to your finances, banks are empowered to anticipate your needs, and transactions are seamless through predictive technologies — whether you’re in the branch, at home, or on the go. This video was created in 2005.

Video Source: Microsoft

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Backyard Brains | Affordable neuroscience kits for students of all ages

November 30, 2011

Affordable neuroscience kits for students of all ages

Backyard Brains | Backyard Brains offers a series of exciting and affordable entry‐level Brain Recording Kits that provide the ability for students of all ages to learn about neurons. For the first time ever, school children and amateur scientists will have access to similar tools used by neuroscientists worldwide to study Electrophysiology: the electrical activity ofneurons. By following a few simple steps, everyone can experience how the brain is able to communicate our… read more

XFF2012 PROMO

December 10, 2012

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Video Source: Extreme Futurist Festival 2012

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TED Talks: How Technology’s Accelerating Power Will Transform Us

March 15, 2009

Inventor, entrepreneur and visionary Ray Kurzweil explains in abundant, grounded
detail why, by the 2020s, we will have reverse-engineered the human brain and nanobots will be operating your consciousness.

Video Source: TED.com

Highlights of Honda at Sundance and ASIMO’s (robot) Film Festival Debut

March 3, 2010

HONDA | Living With Robots, an all-new short documentary film from Honda, debuted at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 22, followed by a live 10-minute demonstration of the worlds most advanced humanoid robot, ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility).

The sixth film release in Honda’s popular “Dream the Impossible” Documentary Series, Living With Robots was directed by award-winning filmmaker, Joe Berlinger, (Brother’s Keeper, Crude, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some… read more

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Dr. Rohit Khare – Networks and Computing Systems

April 30, 2010

Dr Rohit Khare explains the fundamentals of networks and computing systems. Filmed during the November 2009 Executive Program at Singularity University, NASA Ames Research Center, Silicon Valley, CA.… read more

Smart clothing, embedded electronics

December 31, 2010

Video Source: EuroNews, Futuris

DigInfo | Japan’s University of Electro-Communications demonstrates ‘remote kissing device’ prototype

April 27, 2011

remote kiss

DigInfo | The Kajimoto Laboratory at the University of Electro-Communications is conducting research into remote tactile communications, with the aim of creating a device which can effectively transmit the feeling of a kiss. “This device is for communications within the mouth, in other words, the goal is to obtain the feeling of kissing,” the lab explained.

Video Source: DigInfo | The Unviersity of Electro-Communications

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