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Monthly Archives: March 2012

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Can Petridish Become The Kickstarter Of Science? We Ask The CEO

Science in the U.S. is slated for a devastating blow on January 2, 2013 when the debt deal Congress passed last year kicks in, implementing a 9% cut in science funding lasting until 2021. While university...
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New Video Of Sand Flea Robot Leaping (Onto) Tall Buildings 30ft High

It doesn’t look like much, kind of a simple RC car. That is, until it jumps. Boston Dynamics just released a video of their Sand Flea robot, and man can it jump. It rolls around,...
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First User Of Google’s Self-Driving Car Is Legally Blind

Google has released a video taken in January of the first user of it's self-driving car, Daniel "Steve" Mahan, who is 95 percent blind. The video shows Steve casually sitting in the driver seat...
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Speech Jamming Gun From Japan Silences People From Up To 34 Meters Away

Usually when someone says they're going to silence you with a gun, you should start worrying about bullet holes. Japan's SpeechJammer gun, however, can keep you quiet without aerating your shirt. This prototype device...
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Google Maps Now Lets You Take A Virtual Boat Ride Down The Amazon

I am continually surprised at the extent to which Google Maps cameras have travelled to bring us street views from so many places along the paved world. Just last year they took us on...

If You’re Not Advertising Online, How Screwed Are You? Great Infographic On Growth of Digital Ads

A dozen years ago the world didn't even have social media. Now it's a major portion of many marketing budgets...and it's only one of many ways in which digital ads are changing how companies...

Dr. Fill, The Crossword Playing Computer Competes At American Crossword Puzzle Tournament

Inspired by Watson’s success on Jeopardy!, AI specialist Matthew Ginsberg wanted to see if computers could out-duel humans in another language-based game. What he created was Dr. Fill, a software program that fills in...

Singularity University To Incubate Synthetic Biology Startups With New Program

Synthetic biology is poised to become one of the big technologies of the 21st Century – a game changing area of science that could alter everything we know about health, energy, and humanity. But...

Telepresence Robot To Join Doctors On Rounds Next Month

Another robot wants to give busy doctors the ability to be in two places at one time. Reminiscent of – and resembling – iRobot’s AVA, the Telepresence Puppet is a telemedicine platform that allows...

Neutrino Beam Carries Message Through 240 Meters Of Solid Rock

One of the earliest demonstrations of the Samuel Morse’s telegraph was used to bring updates of the Democratic National Convention in Baltimore to lawmakers in Washington D.C. The year was 1884, and newspapers all...

TacoCopter – Tacos Delivered Straight to Your Home With GPS Guided Quadcopters

Quadcopters plus tacos plus a delivery service equals a college student's dream, and with it, rampant speculation across the web. Around since last July, the TacoCopter website suddenly grabbed the web's attention days ago...
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Smart Phones, WebCams, and Computers are Changing Cinema – Watch The Disposable Film Festival Here

Let's be frank: these days a trip to the movies often ends in more disappointment than intellectual stimulation and wonder. Last night, however, my film-watching experience blew me away. I attended the Disposable Film...

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