In the following video, string theory pioneer Michio Kaku investigates claims of time dilation under the influence of adrenaline and other chemicals, including various drugs. These substances can apparently affect the chemical pathway of our stopwatch, effectively slowing down our perception of time, bullet-time style.
Yes, you read that right: Voiceless phonecalls. Keep on watching to learn more about the technology. I just hope this thing cannot recognize unappropriate thought patterns! I wouldn’t want anyone to hear me “thinking” about how stupid or annoying I think they are. :)
Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened — as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding — she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how […]
And no, for all you “Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy” smartasses, the answer isn’t 42. Enjoy!
“Can we create new life out of our digital universe?” asks Craig Venter. And his answer is, yes, and pretty soon. He walks the TED2008 audience through his latest research into “fourth-generation fuels” — biologically created fuels with CO2 as their feedstock. His talk covers the details of creating brand-new chromosomes using digital technology, the […]
I don’t usually fall for useless desktop accessories, but when I saw this 3D Living World model of the Milky Way, my brain started trying to convince me that I couldn’t live without one. Each 12 X 12 cm glass cube is created using real space data collected from Japan’s National Astronomical Observatory and holds […]
Researchers at Carnegie mellon University’s Robotics Institute are currently developing a magnetic levitation system that they claim provides the most realistic sense of touch yet to be seen on similar devices. Possible applications include microsurgery, computer-augmented design, robot control, and even data visualization. Haptics is the study of touching, and haptic technology refers to that […]
In the following video, investor Steve Jurvetson talks about his awesome hobby — shooting off model rockets. With gorgeous photos, infectious glee and just a whiff of danger. Enjoy!
In the following video, science educator Roy Gould and Microsoft’s Curtis Wong give an astonishing sneak preview of Microsoft’s new WorldWide Telescope — a technology that combines feeds from satellites and telescopes all over the world and the heavens, and weaves them together holistically to build a comprehensive view of our universe.
The Nokia Morph is a flexible, two-piece concept device that can adapt its shape according to the task its user wants it to accomplish. Thanks to nanotechnology, Morph can sense its environment, harvest solar energy, and also clean itself automatically. Featured in The Museum of Modern Art “Design and The Elastic Mind” exhibition, the Morph […]