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Bringing space down to earth

April 10, 2008

European Commission | Space is a strategic asset for Europe. The European Commission’s Space Research and Development activities are coordinated within the framework of the overall European Space Policy, complementing the efforts of Member States and of other key players, including the European Space Agency.

The Space Theme of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) is implemented with the objective to support… read more

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European space policy
European initiative for the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES)
Galileo: Europe's state-of-the-art global satellite navigation system

Brittany Wenger at TEDxWomen

July 21, 2013

TedX Talks - breast cancer

Brittany Wenger talks about Cloud4Cancer, a computer program she designed to diagnose breast cancer more accurately and less invasively. She won the grand prize in the 2012 Google Science Fair for her project, “Global Neural Network Cloud Service for Breast Cancer.”.

— TEDx Talks

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Young innovators: Meet the brains behind an artificial brain

Broad Group | Thirty-story building built in 15 days

January 10, 2012

Broad skyscraper

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

Building new experiences with Glass

April 5, 2013


Timothy Jordan gave developers at SXSW in Austin, TX a sneak peek at the Google Mirror API, which is what they’ll use to build services for Glass. With the presentation, we set out to help developers and entrepreneurs start imagining what they could do on Glass.

— Google

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Building the #Knowosphere

April 27, 2012


In a talk, “Building the #Knowosphere: How new ways to share and shape ideas can help build durable progress on a finite planet“ on Earth Day 2012 at MIT, New York Times Dot Earth blogger Andrew Revkin suggests how to use the Web and other emerging communication tools and networks to make the world a better place

The notion of Knowosphere has… read more

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Building the #Knowosphere: How new ways to share and shape ideas can help build durable progress on a finite planet

Buzz Aldrin says humanity’s future is on Mars

May 9, 2013

misson to mars

The moon is not enough for Buzz Aldrin, the second man ever to walk on the lunar surface. If humanity is to truly realize its space travel potential, there is only one place it will find it: Mars.

Aldrin’s new book, Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration, now available, charts out a course that could put astronauts on the surface of Mars by 2035.… read more

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Buzz Aldrin Says Humanity's Future Is On Mars (Exclusive Video)

Cambridge University & Toshiba | Zoe the emotional avatar of the future

April 13, 2015

Cambridge University - Zoe

Cambridge University & Toshiba | Meet Zoe, a digital talking head that can express human emotions on demand with unprecedented realism and could herald a new era of human computer interaction.

A virtual talking head that can express a full range of human emotions and could be used as a digital personal assistant, or to replace texting with face messaging, has been developed by researchers. The lifelike face can… read more

Can robots be made creative enough to invent their own language?

January 30, 2013


Professor Luc Steels describes his recent breakthrough experiments, in which robots are programmed to play language games and come up with novel concepts, words and meanings. He explains how this triggers a process of cultural evolution that leads to more complex forms of language and what this tells us about the nature of our own intelligence and the future of artificial intelligence.

Luc Steels is ICREA Research Professor at… read more

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Oxford Robotics Research Group

Cara: a new way to measure the world

May 17, 2013


Cara is ultra-light software that turns any web camera into an intelligent sensor. Accurate, insightful, real world analytics in real time.

  • Gather anonymous real time audience analytics such as gender, age and attention time using a basic webcam.
  • Use Cara to create intelligent things and interactive spaces — trigger events based on the audience. Connect the online and offline worlds.


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What is Cara?

Cardiac rhythm identification replaces passwords and pin

September 5, 2013


The Nymi lets you securely and seamlessly engage with your world through ECG (heart pattern) authentication and motion sensing.

— Bionym

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Bionym Inc.

Carl Schoonover: How to look inside the brain

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.

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Carl Schoonover: How to look inside the brain

CBC The National | Lego man sent to ‘space’

January 26, 2012

Lego man in space

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.

The Telegraph | “Lego man sent to space”
Mathew Ho’s YouTube channel

Video Source: Mathew Ho & Asad Muhammad

CBS 60 Minutes | SpaceX: Entrepreneur’s race to space

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.

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SpaceX: Entrepreneur's race to space

CBS The Big Bang Theory | Technological singularity is primetime hit on award-winning sitcom

June 11, 2014


Episode “The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification” of CBS hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory brings the concept of technological Singularity to one of its widest audiences.

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

CBS News | Ancient skull reveals new clues in human evolution

December 9, 2013

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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

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