Archive for the ‘science’ Category
Satellite view of 24hr Air Traffic
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.
Unveiling the “Sixth Sense,” game-changing wearable tech
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.
Tube Nosed Fruit Bat Discovered!
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: walking tadpoles and texting fish
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 of Human Brain Likely by 2020
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 unveils synthetic life
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.