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Monthly Archives: July 2009

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Haptics Unleashes Virtual Reality and Telepresence Revolution

Prepare to be blown away with this post!  Here at the Hub one of the things that we are all about is the coming merger of the physical world with the virtual world.  Programmable...

Growing Mice From Stem Cells? The Real Story About The Stem Cell Breakthrough From Qi Zhou

Traditional media outlets have been tripping over each other this week with sensational titles such as "Chinese Scientists Reprogram Cells to Create Mice" to describe the work of Chinese stem cell researchers.  Indeed, the...
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Toyota Humanoid Robot Runs At 7 Km/hr

Props to the guys over at smart-machines for digging up an awesome video (see below) of the Toyota humanoid robot running at 7 Km/hr (4 mph), besting Asimo's 6Km/hr.  Making humanoid robots that can...
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3D Scanner Recreates Real-Life Objects on the Computer Screen

The line between computers and reality has been blurred.  We have murders committed because of World of Warcraft, Second Life romances (an activity normally reserved for the three dimensional world), and now there’s a...

Scientists Worry Machines May Outsmart Man

Prominent New York Times reporter John Markoff just came out with a story titled "Scientists Worry Machines May Outsmart Man" that has raised some eyebrows.  Several friends that aren't even in the science/tech space...

MEDSignals Creates a High Tech, User Friendly Pillbox

Here’s a piece of genuine elderly-friendly technology.  It's simple enough that Grandma can use it, but the whole thing rings to the tune of Body 2.0.  The MEDSignals device is a convenient and handy...

Wolfram Alpha – A Force To Be Reckoned With

Two months ago Wolfram Alpha launched its question answering engine in one of the most eagerly anticipated product launches of the year.  Although sensationalists wanted to call Wolfram Alpha a Google killer, here at...
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Catherine Mohr Promises More Robotic Surgery

No matter how much it begs, never give your robot a knife - it will want to play surgeon. Engineer, medical doctor, and inventor Catherine Mohr is pushing the boundaries of medicine by pioneering...

Programmable Matter: Claytronics or Gershenfeld

We still tell our children "you can be anything when you grow up." It's time to start telling them "you're going to be able to make anything...right now." Similar work at MIT and Carnegie...

Singularity Summit 2009 In New York October 3-4

In a radical shift from previous years, the  fourth annual Singularity Summit is slated to take place October 3-4 in New York instead of technology hotbed Silicon Valley.  The Singularity Summit, hosted by the...

Singularity University First Three Weeks In Pictures

With the first three weeks of the Singularity University summer session complete the Hub is here to give you a summary of what has been happening.  My personal impression is that the school is...

MIT is Organizing New Genetic Parts

If you want to check out a book you go to the library. If you want to get a copy of the latest DNA, you go to MIT's Registry of Standard Biological Parts. Started...

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