February 13, 2013
SENS Research Foundation on how they plan to apply regenerative medicine to the diseases of aging, including heart disease.
Presented by actor Edward James Olmos.
Video Source: Maria Entraigues/SENS Research Foundation
SEARCH BY SKETCH R&D TEAM | After several months of intense development alongside Stacey Kuznetsov, the Rapid Content-Based Image Search (RCBIS) engine was ready for use in user oriented programs. The most obvious and appealing project was to develop an image search engine which took not text, but a sketch as input. Search by Sketch was born – developed by Stacey Kuznetsov, Teobaldo Fernandez and myself.
Mirroring the RCBIS… read more
Video Source: Chris Harrison
Scientists at the University of Minnesota experimenting with tissue engineering having created a working rat heart by using heart cells from newborn rats.
Video Source: Associated Press
Science Bytes | How can three pounds of jelly inside our skulls enable us to do everything that makes us human? For centuries, scientists have been fascinated and puzzled by the mysterious workings of the brain. Now, for the first time, they can re-create in the computer the shapes of every one of the billions of nerve cells that make up our brains, the component parts of the intricate neural… read more
Sandia Labs | Sandia researchers have invented a dart-like, self-guided bullet for small-caliber, smooth-bore firearms that could hit laser-designated targets at distances of more than a mile (about 2,000 meters). The four-inch-long bullet has actuators that steer tiny fins that guide it to its target. (Images here.)
Sandia’s self-guided bullet prototype can hit target a mile away. The design for the four-inch-long bullet includes an optical sensor… read more
Infrasonic waves from the meteor that broke up over Russia’s Ural mountains last week were the largest ever recorded by the CTBTO’s International Monitoring System.
Infrasound is low frequency sound with a range of less than 10 Hz.
Video Source: CTBTO
Scaremongers play on the idea that robots will simply replace people on the job. In fact, they can become our essential collaborators, freeing us up to spend time on less mundane and mechanical challenges. Rodney Brooks points out how valuable this could be as the number of working-age adults drops and the number of retirees swells. He introduces us to Baxter, the robot with eyes that
Video Source: TED
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
Robots exhibited at the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in St. Paul, Minn.
Video Source: IEEE Spectrum
Canadian firm Robotiq demonstrates its adaptive robotic gripper at the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in St. Paul, Minn.
Video Source: IEEE Spectrum