Category Archive: SciTV: Technology

Aug 27 2015

Science Magazine: Secretive fusion energy company makes steady-state breakthrough

California’s Tri Alpha Energy continues progress toward a viable alternative fusion reactor.  

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Aug 08 2015

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Robot with human reflexes

Researchers from MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering have designed an interface that takes advantage of a human’s split-second reflexes allowing a humanoid to maintain its balance and complete tasks. (Learn more: ) Video: Melanie Gonick/MIT Additional footage courtesy of the researchers  

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Aug 07 2015

Divergent Microfactories: The World’s first 3D-printed Supercar

The Divergent Blade is built on a carbon fiber tubular chassis and is the world’s first 3D-printed supercar, check it out below.  

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Aug 05 2015

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Improving robot dexterity

MIT engineers have devised a way to give more dexterity to simple robotic grippers using the environment as a helping hand. Their model predicts the force with which a robotic gripper must push against surrounding fixtures in order to adjust its grasp.  

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Aug 04 2015

PatentYogi: Supersonic Roller Coaster-cum-Aircraft patented by an Airbus Group Company

Paul Allen is the less known of the two Microsoft founders and he (Vulcan Inc) has been working on a project called Stratolaunch which will be the world ‘s largest aircraft once completed. The idea is to Stratolaunch be used for launching rockets with satellites from Stratolaunch The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company has …

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Aug 03 2015

Nature Video: Graphene Kirigami

Graphene is a one-atom thick ‘supermaterial’ with incredible strength and resilience. Kirigami is the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting. Combined, they could lead to a future of tiny mechanical parts and even mini machines…  

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Jul 29 2015

Gizmodo: This technology will bring us Star Wars holograms one day

According to Microsoft researchers, this is the first solution that allows you to capture anything in three dimensions and send it over the internet so anyone can see it from any point of view, just like the holograms in Star Wars. Now we only need a projection system that doesn’t require us to use the …

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Jul 23 2015

TerrafugiaInc: The Terrafugia TF-X

Flying cars have long been at the top of many futurists wish list. But so far, they have seen themselves disappointed – but according to Wired we are now a step closer. Terrafugia is excited to premier the new Outer Mold Line for the TF-X™, Terrafugia’s vision for the future of personal transportation. The TF-X™ …

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Jul 20 2015

Ford: The new car headlights that can see roundabouts and spotlight deer

Ford’s new headlights spot and illuminate potential hazards at night. Driving at night, particularly on unlit roads, can be a nerve-wracking experience. We are developing two new lighting technologies that could make things easier. Technology shown is in testing and currently not available on production vehicles.  

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Jul 19 2015

RAIR Lab: Self Consciousness with NAO Bots

The scientist Selmer Bringsjord have performed an experiment that in a way indicates robots to be self aware. Selmer have programmed three robots with information that the two of them have got a pill called “dumbing pill”. The robots are told that this pill will prevent them to speak. He then asks the robots what …

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Jul 12 2015

Blick: 360° Experience | Fighter Jet | Patrouille Suisse

360° movie from the cockpit of a Swiss Air Force F-5 jet with the team «Patrouille Suisse» flying over the Swiss Alps. Pilot is sitting in the front seat of the plane.  

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Jul 12 2015

Rabedik: AR Screen hackathon project

In a competition in the office at “Leap Motion” ​​one of the developers made this which shows both virtual reality and augmenterad reality in one. We had a hackathon at work and this was the project I worked on for a few days. – C++/OpenGL – Oculus DK2 – Prototype Leap color sensor (using standard …

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Jul 10 2015

Core77 Design Awards | Umeå University: IKO Creative Prosthetic System

Carlos Arturo Torres Tovar at Umeå University in Sweden, has designed this prosthetic arm compatible with Lego.  

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Jul 05 2015

Yoichi Ochiai: Fairy Lights in Femtoseconds: Tangible Holographic Plasma (SIGGRAPH)

Holograms are pretty cool and a team of Japanese researchers have managed to make small floating holograms that react when touched. Check out the clip to learn more. Abstract We present a method of rendering aerial and volumetric graphics using femtosecond lasers. A high-intensity laser excites a physical matter to emit light at an arbitrary …

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Jul 03 2015

SOLAR IMPULSE: LIVE: Solar Impulse Airplane – In Flight from Nagoya to Hawaii 2 Updated

The solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 was forced to land at Nagoya in Japan, but has once again lifted off and is now on its way to Hawaii. Endeavoring to reach Hawaii from Japan to encourage the use of clean technologies, the solar powered aircraft of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg attempts the longest exploration …

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Jun 29 2015

Cambridge University: Engineering Atoms

Engineering on the smallest level can provide us with remarkable benefits on the largest level, mitigating global warming. Atomic-level engineering is at the forefront of modern, greener jet engine design. The increasing demand for more people to fly while reducing carbon emissions is one of the greatest aeronautical engineering challenges. Efficiency requires engines to run …

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Jun 29 2015

TED: Chris Urmson: How a driverless car sees the road

Driverless cars are the thing of the future, a future possibly closer in time than you might think. Chris Urmson knows a lot about autonomous cars, check out the talk above/below to find out more. Statistically, the least reliable part of the car is … the driver. Chris Urmson heads up Google’s driverless car program, …

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Jun 27 2015

NASA: NASA Testing Project Sidekick

Could this be the first step towards a future of holodecks, a la Star Trek ? NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to develop Sidekick, a new project using commercial technology to empower astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Sidekick uses Microsoft HoloLens to provide virtual aid to astronauts working off the Earth, for the …

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Jun 26 2015

Audi: Audi Mission to the Moon – Mission Statement

Audi plans to participate in the Google Lunar XPrize contest in which participants are to send spacecrafts to the moon to explore at least 500 meters of the lunar surface while also sending high resolution images and videos back to Earth. Audi now reveals its Lunar Quattro, check it out above or below! The moon …

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Jun 17 2015

Colombia University: A Miniature Car Driven by Evaporation

This is the world’s first miniature car driven only by evaporation. Credit: Chen et al.  

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