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Monthly Archives: October 2012

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Visions Of The Future: Remixers Mashup Movies And Videos About The Future, Robots, And More

The club scene is not your typical locale for innovation, unless you're looking for the latest near toxic-level drinks, spastic dance moves, or fashion disasters. But a group of performers has spent the last...
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Exclusive: Ray Kurzweil Interview – The Future of Man And Machine

I am pleased to announce the release of Singularity Hub's recent interview with Ray Kurzweil below.  The interview with Kurzweil focused at first on his new book to be released November 13 "How to...

Camera Technique Captures New View Of Space And Time

What if you could compress a video clip into a single image? That's what Jay Mark Johnson, an artist and visual effects director, has accomplished through the use of a special camera technique. He calls...
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Virtual Diva Hatsune Miku Rocks Taiwan And Hong Kong

Times, they are a changin’. I think when Bob Dylan penned the lyrics to his timeless song he had no clue that Hatsune Miku was coming. She continues to dance and sing her way into...

Mechanical Pencil That Draws Carbon Nanotubes Developed By MIT Researchers

Here's something you may not realize: the graphite in inexpensive pencil lead has the same chemical composition as carbon nanotubes, considered a "Golden Child" of futuristic materials because they make highly sensitive sensors. Now,...

Mice Genetically Engineered To Detect Explosives 500 Times Better Than Normal Mice

Scientists have genetically modified mice in hopes of increasing their ability to smell TNT with 500 times the sensitivity of normal mice. If successful, the mice could provide a cheap and effective way to...

Build Your Own Robot With Multiplo

They were educators frustrated by the lack of flexible, easily accessible tools for teaching robotics. So they created the Multiplo Robot Building Kit, an open source robot building system meant to help people “learn...

Memoto – The Camera That Makes Lifelogging Mainstream? Selling Fast On Kickstarter

Here comes yet another tool for lifeloggers to catalogue those priceless moments of getting a cup of coffee or commuting to work. Memoto, a small, clip-on device that takes pictures while you live your...

Romo, The Smartphone Robot, Is Back On Kickstarter With A Whole New Look

"Personal robots are one of the great unfulfilled promises of science fiction, because today they're either plastic toys or million dollar tech showpieces." That's what Keller Rinaudo of Romotive, the maker of the smartphone robot Romo, says...

Finland’s Next Laws To Emerge From Online Crowdsourced Proposals

Why isn't that a law? You may have muttered this phrase or heard someone else say it out of frustration, but chances are that question has popped up in conversation in one form or another. It's...

Pilot Your Own Robotic Sub And Explore The Ocean With AcquatiCo

Eduardo Labarca wants to bring the ocean you. Not through the kind of striking, high-definition imagery that Planet Earth brought, but through an immersive experience where you actually get to navigate the corals, chase...

2012 Machinima Expo — An Animation Festival In Virtual Reality

Prepare to alter your reality: the Fifth Annual Machinima Expo, a festival that showcases real-time animated films, will be held November 16-18 in the avatar-populated world of Second Life. While other film festivals are held in...

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