Archive for the ‘science’ Category
A 24 hour observation of all of the large aircraft flights in the world, condensed down to less than 2 minutes. From space we look like a beehive of activity.
This demo — from Pattie Maes’ lab at MIT, spearheaded by Pranav Mistry — was the buzz of TED. It’s a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our environment.
New species revealed in Papua, New Guinea – frogs, spiders, rodents and more discovered in remote area. This tube-nosed fruit bat from the Muller Range mountains does not yet have a name but has been found in other parts of New Guinea. Fruit bats are important seed dispersers in tropical forests. via CBC Technology
Natalie Jeremijenko’s Environmental Health Clinic at NYU puts art to work, and addresses environmental woes by combining engineering know-how with public art and a team of volunteers. These real-life experiments include: Walking tadpoles, texting “fish,” planting fire-hydrant gardens and more.
Reverse-engineering the human brain so we can simulate it using computers may be only a decade away, says Ray Kurzweil, artificial intelligence expert and author of the best-selling book The Singularity is Near. It would be the first step toward creating machines that are more powerful than the human brain. These supercomputers could be networked [...]
Craig Venter and team make a historic announcement: they’ve created the first fully functioning, reproducing cell controlled by synthetic DNA. He explains how they did it and why the achievement marks the beginning of a new era for science.