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Video: BCI lets you play pinball with your mind

“Berlin Brain-Computer Interface Live demonstration of a brain-controlled Adams Family pinball machine by imagined movements at the CeBit IT fair 2010 in Hannover.”

Video: Concept laptop rolls up for transport

from Singularity Hub:

Evgeny Orkin’s thesis project, called RollTop, is a concept video of a laptop that rolls into a tube to take with you on the go.

Video: ‘Second Life’ controlled w/ brain-computer interface

Nanofactory concept video

“A nanofactory is a proposed system in which nanomachines (resembling molecular assemblers, or industrial robot arms) would combine molecules to build larger atomically precise parts.”

Video: 3D printed robot arm

from Shapeways: (via Bruce Sterling)

It is early days yet but the first iteration of Kris Reed’s actuated robot arm looks very promising.

You can check out Kris’ blog post on how he came to make his arm here or see the 3D printed robot arm that will one day subjugate humanity in action below.

h+ interviews Marc Millis on space travel, time travel, quantum tunneling & Zero-G sex

from h+ Magazine:

Marc Millis, former head of NASA’s Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project, has designed ion thrusters, electronics for rocket monitoring, cryogenic propellant equipment, and even a cockpit display to guide free-fall aircraft flights.

His recent retirement after nearly 30 years with NASA has freed him to devote full time to his Tau Zero Foundation, “using the dream of reaching other worlds as both a long-range goal and a catalyst for near-term progress.”

Japanese researchers create levitating chair prototype

from DVICE:

The concept works almost exactly like an air hockey table, with a series of air compressors mounted to the bottom of the chair.

As it stands (or floats), the chair has a lot of problems. It wouldn’t work on rub or the tatami mats they have in Japan, for instance, and its ground clearance doesn’t give it too many options when it comes to uneven terrain. Still, the chair is just a prototype and the researchers are looking for investors — so maybe they have some grander designs.

Stanford AI software to comprehend what humans write

from MachinesLikeUs:

“The problem of the age is information overload,” said Manning. “The fundamental challenge I’m going to talk about is how we can get computers to actually understand at least a reasonable amount of what they read.”

As computers make more sense of what’s online, they will deliver more relevant search results and will help summarize, structure and act on information that individuals care about, much like a personal assistant.

Swarm of micro-helicopters could create a giant 3D display

from WIRED:

Mechanical fireflies could help create a new kind of 3-D display, say researchers at MIT

“Each of the helicopters then acts as what we call a smart pixel,” E Roon Kang, the MIT research fellow who is leading the project, told Wired.com. “By controlling their movement, we can have the pixels flying through the air.

Kitchen of the future does away with pots & pans

from ImpactLAB:

A cooker that doesn’t use pots and pans could one day be taking center stage in your kitchen. All you need do is press your hand down on the softened surface to create a hole and in go the ingredients.

Video: LEGO robot solves any Rubik’s Cube in less than 12 seconds

from SingularityHub:

Demo of g-speak, a “spacial operating environment”

First arrest via drone (video)

UPDATE: Merseyside force did not have permission

from Tomorrow’s Trends:

[...] Using the device’s on-board camera and thermal-imaging technology, the operator was able to pick up the suspect through his body heat and direct foot patrols to his location.

Sugar-powered fuel cells & 3D batteries

from Next Big Future:

Bruce Dunn is a Professor of Materials Science at UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. Follow him (video below) around UCLA’s campus as he discusses 3-dimensional batteries and demonstrates fuel cells powered by sugar.

The “flying cars” of tomorrow (vids)

from h+ Magazine:

“Flying cars” may not look much like George Jetson’s bubble-topped hovering aerocar just yet, but the Transition, the A5, and the Puffin all involve concepts that will likely be incorporated into the design of the flying cars of tomorrow.

Quantum-Crypto chip brings commercialization in sight for 2013

from The Next Big Future:

Canberra-based QuintessenceLabs, a leader in quantum communications technology, has partnered with RMIT University to miniaturise its second-generation Quantum Key Distribution technology into a silicon photonic microchip. A commercial run of the quantum chip is about three years away.

Gesture Cube concept device detects movements in 3D space (vid)

from Gizmo Watch:

Nokia’s morphing technology concept video

Morph is a concept demonstrating some of the possibilities nanotechnologies might enable in future communication devices. Morph can sense its environment, energy harvesting and is self cleaning .

Morph is a flexible two-piece device that can adapt its shape to different use modes. Nanotechnology enables it to have adaptive materials, yet rigid forms on demand.

TEI ’10: Malleable Maps, Artistic Robots and Bubble Interfaces (Videos)

from MIT’s Technology Review:

The Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI ’10) conference was held in Cambridge, MA, this week. Technologists and designers from around the world gathered to demonstrate projects exploring the blurring of physical and digital user interfaces. Here are some of the most interesting projects from the conference

Video: Holographic laser projector turns any flat surface into a touchscreen