July 11, 2012
There have been remarkable advances in understanding the brain, but how do you actually study the neurons inside it? Using gorgeous imagery, neuroscientist and TED Fellow Carl Schoonover shows the tools that let us see inside our brains.
Carl Schoonover is a neuroscientist and one of the founders of NeuWrite, a collaboration between writers and neuroscientist.
Video Source: TED
January 26, 2012
CBC The National | These two Canadian teens — Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad — sent a patriotic Lego man on a space mission. They designed a capsule that carried four cameras and the Lego man high above the clouds.
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March 19, 2012
From PayPal to electric cars to rockets, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk wants his company, SpaceX, to build America’s next manned spacecraft. Scott Pelley reports.
Video Source: CBS News
June 11, 2014
In the opening teaser, ubergeek Sheldon (Jim Parsons) explains to his roommate and best friend Leonard (Johnny Galecki) that he is trying to determine how much longer he has to live.
Referring to his timeline, he laments that he… read more
December 9, 2013
CBS News | A 1.8-million-year-old skull discovered by scientists in the Former Soviet Republic of Georgia reveals new evidence that may reshape what is known about human evolution.
The discovery of an ancient skull has revealed clues that could shake up the accepted theories of human evolution, it could rewrite the history of humanity.
Instead of many branches in our evolutionary family tree thought to lead to us, like… read more
CBS News | Cedars Sinai Heart Institute physicians have completed the world’s first procedure in which a patient’s own heart tissue was used to grow specialized heart stem cells that were then injected back into the patient’s heart in an effort to repair and re-grow healthy muscle in a heart that had been injured by a heart attack. Eduardo Marbán, MD, PhD, Director of the Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, who… read more
Video Source: CBS
April 30, 2012
Bryan Alvarez is a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, researching brain-based and cognitive mechanisms of a unique form of sensory-blending called synesthesia, which he also experiences.
TEDxBerkeley 2011 — Engaging the World — took place on Saturday, February 19th, 2011 at UC Berkeley.
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January 10, 2013
The Neurosky MindWave is a headband with EEG sensors that, paired with software, let’s you control things by thinking.
The latest gadget to use the Neurosky interface, the Puzzlebox Orbit, has a helicopter inside an orb (to keep it from damaging itself when it inevitably crashes). It comes with a transmitter that hooks up to a mobile device, software, and a Neurosky headset; the package costs $189.… read more
Video Source: IEEE Spectrum
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
March 25, 2012
CNET | Robots are widely used now, and they’re only spread even farther into daily life. The sci-fi future may be closer than you think. The Fraunhofer Institute usually uses this robot for gauging the quality of new reflective materials, but at the CeBIT show in Hanover, Germany, it used it to draw portraits. The robot took a digital photo of a person, processed it digitally, drew a line-art portrait,… read more
Video Source: CNET
March 18, 2014
Cole Gerst | A video about the book Buckminster Fuller: Poet of Geometry by author and illustrator Cole Gerst. Buckminster Fuller was a renowned 20th century inventor and visionary born in Milton, Massachusetts on July 12, 1895.
Dedicating his life to making the world work for all of humanity, Fuller operated as a practical philosopher who demonstrated his ideas as inventions that he called “artifacts.”
Fuller did not limit… read more