Presentation about rockets and science nerds. From TED.

Photosynth demo from TED

31 March 2008

Blaise Aguera y Arcas is a software architect at Microsoft Live Labs, architect of Seadragon, and the co-creator of Photosynth.

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“For more than a century, since he captured the spoken words “Mary had a little lamb” on a sheet of tinfoil, Thomas Edison has been considered the father of recorded sound. But researchers say they have unearthed a recording of the human voice, made by a little-known Frenchman, that predates Edison’s invention of the phonograph by nearly two decades.”

Listen to the 10 second clip here. NY Times article here.

Thanks for the tip jonny records.

Hm. . .

27 March 2008

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“My God, it’s full of stars!”
2001: A Space Odyssey (book version)

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Robot dog

17 March 2008

Meet man’s next best friend.

Blue Brain

06 March 2008

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“Can a thinking, remembering, decision-making, biologically accurate brain be built from a supercomputer?”

Great article about the Blue Brain project which attempts to map the brain comprehensively in hardware and software.

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Infrared sensors detect eye blinks – lets you change tracks, pause, etc. From Tokyo, of course. More here.