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Leg saved by adult stem cells

September 9, 2010

Two years ago, Rodney Schoenhardt faced having his leg amputated. A condition called critical limb ischemia meant that blockage in his arteries restricted blood flow to his legs. In an attempt to save his leg, Rodney underwent several operations; for a time the pain went, only to come back again.
It was then his doctors turned to stem cell treatment.

Video Source: euronews

Textiles of the future

September 9, 2010

Textiles that moisten the skin, textiles that absorb perspiration, textiles that measure your heartbeat and your breathing, textiles that are both soft to the touch and water resistant — European researchers are working hard to create the next generation of textiles.

Video Source: euronews

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Google Instant launch

September 9, 2010

Google | On September 8, 2010, Marissa Mayer and Ben Gomes hosted a search event at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to announce Google Instant. Check out this video from our event.

Google Instant is a new search interface and infrastructure enhancement that is fast and predictive, making search easier by showing you relevant search results instantly on the results page as you type. When people use… read more

Video Source: Google

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Multiple hopes for multiple sclerosis

September 10, 2010

Anette Hansson, is one of the tens of thousands that fall prey to MS across Europe, she describes the onset of the disease:

“I had a lot of balance problems. My muscles were very weak. I had pain in my eyes. It was the optic nerve, I understood afterwards. So I went to the doctor. And after a while I got the diagnosis.”

Video Source: euronews

MUSIC to your mobile’s ears

September 10, 2010

Providing information in real time in crowded places, like the Paris metro, or connecting smartphones and servers, regardless of their pre-installed operating systems – this is now possible, thanks to new digital technology that allows mobile devices to reconfigure themselves, to adapt to a changing environment, automatically.

Video Source: euronews

Robots: man’s new best friend?

September 10, 2010

Robots are learning to become more human. But what are the goals and boundaries of such progress?

Meet Erica and Borka.

Erica – 29 years old – lives not far from Budapest. At the age of 2, a road accident left her confined to a wheelchair.

Video Source: euronews

EU project looks to make the roads safer

September 10, 2010

When it comes to making driving safer, much has been done over the past decades but there is still much work to do. The European Union is currently backing a scheme to analyse drivers’ habits in order to reduce the number of road accidents.

Video Source: Euronews

Future cities

September 10, 2010

More than half the world’s population already lives in cities, and that trend is going to continue, putting a high demand on energy and resources.

Ursula Eicker, Scientific Director at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, guides us through the key themes that will define the cities of the future in this special Futuris documentary.

Video Source: euronews

Lifenaut

September 18, 2010

Lifenaut

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

Titan the Robot performing at the Dubai Gitex 2009

September 28, 2010

Titant the Robot entertains spectators at the Dubia Gitex 2009 conference.

Video Source: Cyberstein Robots Ltd.

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Japanese scientists create new humanoid walking robot

September 28, 2010

Japanese scientists have unveiled a new humanoid walking robot, northeast of Tokyo. Demands are growing for socially useful robots, such as those for caring for the elderly and the sick.

Video Source: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

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Virtual heart may hold key to better treatment

October 13, 2010

Scientists have built a virtual heart that works just like its real counterpart, showing, for example, cells that don’t perform well enough, or allowing the study of the propagation of the electrical wave in someone’s heart muscle before implanting a pacemaker.

Video Source: Euronews Futuris

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MovieReshape software

October 14, 2010

The MovieReShape software was developed at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrucken by Christian Theobalt and colleagues, and enables movie-makers, both amateur and professional, to dramatically change the appearance of people on video without computer editing each frame. The software can quickly and easily manipulate parameters such as muscularity, body bulk, height, waist and hip girth, and length of legs.

Video Source: Max Planck Institute for Informatics

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Water droplet bouncing on a superhydrophobic carbon nanotube array

October 18, 2010

Video from the paper “Bouncing Water Droplet on a Superhydrophobic Carbon Nanotube Array,” authored by Adrianus I. Aria, Morteza Gharib, published online on ArXiv, Submitted on 7 Oct 2010: http://arxiv.org/abs/1010.1351

Video Source: ThoughtWare.TV

Apple’s 1980s Knowledge Navigator concept videos foresaw the iPad, multitouch, Internet, Google, speech recognition, e-books

October 22, 2010

Wikipedia (with edits) | The Knowledge Navigator was a concept developed by Apple in the 1980s, based on Alan Kay’s Dynabook, for a hypothetical device that could access a large networked database of hypertext information, and use software agents to assist searching for information.

Apple produced several concept videos showcasing the idea. All of them featured a tablet style computer with numerous advanced capabilities, including an excellent text-to-speech… read more

Video Source: Apple Inc.

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