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University of Arizona solar energy demo

February 20, 2009

University of Arizona News | U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords initiated a series of public forums on the economy at the UA and in Phoenix. During one visit to the UA, Giffords attended a Steward Observatory Mirror Laboratory solar energy demonstration where UA scientists burned a hole through a piece of steel within a 15-second period.

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Sony | Projection-mapping entire room in real time using Playstation Move and EyeToy

November 30, 2011

Projection-mapping entire room in real time using Playstation Move and EyeToy

Sony | To promote the immersiveness of movies available on the Playstation Store, Sony commissioned a team to do “projection-mapping” of an entire room in real-time (no post-production), Gizmag reports.

Projection mapping has become more common in advertising recently, but has always been limited by the effect only being visible from a single, static point. The production team found a way around this using Sony’s… read more

Oxford Martin Program on the Impacts of Future Technology | Eric Drexler explores physical law and future of nanotech

February 9, 2012


Oxford Future of Humanity Institute | Dr. Eric Drexler speaks at the Inaugural Lecture of the Oxford Martin Program on the Impacts of Future Technology. Introduced by Professor Nick Bostrom: “Exploring a Timeless Landscape: Physical Law and the Future of Nanotechnology”

In the inaugural lecture of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology, Eric Drexler explores the implications of physical law for the future potential of nanotechnology, then… read more

Video Source: Oxford Martin Program on the Impacts of Future Technology

What is the Higgs boson? John Ellis, theoretical physicist

July 4, 2012


John Ellis answer the question, What is the Higgs boson? In preparation for the press conference following the seminar on LHC 2012 results on the Higgs boson searches, on July 4 2012 at CERN.

Video Source: CERN


Leap Motion | Introducing the Leap

November 9, 2012


Leap represents an entirely new way to interact with your computers. It’s more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen. For the first time, you can control a computer in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements.

The Leap works on Windows Vista/7/8 and Mac OS X, with Linux being on the agenda. To learn more, pre-order, or apply… read more

Video Source: Leap Motion

Evolving soft robots

April 22, 2013

Evolving soft robots

University of Wyoming scientists have developed a simulated robot made up of two different kinds of muscles along with bones and soft tissue for structure. This robot was devolved over a thousand virtual generations to move as fast, as far, and as functionally as possible.




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Amazon | Demo of new Zocalo cloud service

July 31, 2014

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Amazon | Zocalo is a fully managed, secure enterprise storage and sharing service with strong administrative controls and feedback capabilities that improve user productivity.

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Essex University’s robot fish

January 25, 2010

“A robotic fish developed by scientists from Essex University is put through its paces in a special tank at the London Aquarium. It works via sensors and has autonomous navigational control.”

Video Source: ITN

Honeywell unveils “cockpit of future”

September 9, 2010

What is being described as the cockpit of the future has been unveiled at the Farnborough Air Show. American aviation company Honeywell presented a technology called Synthetic Vision.

Video Source: euronews

DigInfo | World’s first 8K Ultra HD display

May 21, 2011

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DigInfo | The world’s first ultra high definition-capable LCD display has been announced by Sharp and NHK. This 85″ LCD experimental display has a resolution of 33 megapixels (7,680 x 4,320 pixels) — 16 times the resolution of HDTV — allowing for detailed, high-quality images.

In the past, the only way to show a ultra high definition video (UHDV) broadcast at full resolution was by using a… read more

Video Source: DigInfo | Sharp & NHK

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Sharp | Sharp and NHK successfully develop 85-inch direct-view LCD compatible with super Hi-Vision, a world first
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New Scientist | Tech in a Minute: Can machines ever be intelligent?

January 5, 2012

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New Scientist | Machines may be capable of impressive feats, but can they ever be truly intelligent? In this animation produced by The Open University, we follow a famous thought experiment proposed by philosopher John Searle that challenges the notion of strong AI — that a machine can ever successfully perform an intellectual task as well as a human.

Today, people use computers to improve their ownread more

DARPA’s Pet-Proto robot navigates obstacles

October 27, 2012


In this video, the Pet-Proto, a predecessor to DARPA’s Atlas robot, is confronted with obstacles similar to those robots might face in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC). To maneuver over and around the obstacles, the robot exercises capabilities including autonomous decision-making, dismounted mobility and dexterity.

The DARPA Robotics Challenge will test these and other capabilities in a series of tasks that will simulate conditions in a dangerous,… read more

Video Source: Boston Dynamics

DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC)
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February 12, 2010

This conceptual video is a corporate collaborative research project initiated by Bonnier R&D into the experience of reading magazines on handheld digital devices. It illustrates one possible vision for digital magazines in the near future, presented by our design partners at BERG.

The concept aims to capture the essence of magazine reading, which people have been enjoying for decades: an engaging and unique reading experience in which high-quality writing… read more

Video Source: Vimeo / Bonnier R&D

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Bonnier Mag+ Prototype

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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Macrowikinomics murmuration: swarming, dynamic self-organization

January 24, 2011

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