The work of scientists trying to manufacture major human organs like the brain and heart in the lab has generated a lot of buzz, even though it will most likely be decades before the lab-grown organs are exact enough to be transplanted into patients. But scientists are already successfully replicating […]
7 in 10 American consumers say privacy concerns will keep them from buying Google Glass; a startup sells a DIY cyborg kit, syringe included; UW researchers show off scary-good age-progression software; rare genetic mutation makes siblings immune to viruses -- can we get in on that?
Flexible electronics guru John Rogers has developed a wearable electronic patch that incorporates standard silicon chips. The patch uses a microfluidic construction with wires folded to allow it to bend and flex around the rigid off-the-shelf chips.
As I’m sure you’ve already read, Facebook recently acquired Oculus Virtual Reality for $2 billion. This is a huge deal… and here’s why: Brief Company Timeline: August 2012 – Oculus Rift raises $2.5M on Kickstarter June 2013 – Oculus Rift raises $16M in venture capital December 2013 – Oculus Rift raises another $75M, led by […]
With the Raspberry Pi, a programmable credit card-sized computer, British computer scientists sought to rekindle garage innovation. What would young students do with the power of computing if they could buy a computer for just $35 and access all of its parts?
Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is a new science-fiction-themed game entry into the award-winning Civilization series. Set in the future, global events have destabilized the world leading to a collapse of modern society, a new world order and an uncertain future for humanity. As the human race struggles to recover, the re-developed nations focus their
CNET | At the company’s Build developer conference in San Francisco, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore demos a new addition to the Windows Phone 8 operating system, a personal assistant called Cortana. note | The character design for the Microsoft Windows Phone smart digital assistant Cortana is based on Microsoft Studios’ popular Halo game series, in which […]
TED | Appearing by telepresence robot on March 18, 2014, Edward Snowden speaks at TED 2014 about surveillance and internet freedom in his talk titled “Here’s how we take back the internet.” The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the internet […]
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 […]
Wolfram Research | Stephen Wolfram, PhD, introduces the Wolfram Language in this video and demonstrates how the symbolic programming language enables functional programming, querying of large databases, flexible interactivity, and easy deployment. Wikipedia | Wolfram Language is a highly general, multi-paradigm programming language developed by Wolfram Resea