Thursday, November 28, 2013

Video: Hidden Mathmatics in Futurama

Video Description: "Author Simon Singh discusses mathematics in the TV show Futurama - specifically taxicab numbers and the great Ramanujan.

This video features 1729 and 87539319 among its stars."

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Arthur Benjamin: The magic of Fibonacci numbers

Video Description: "Math is logical, functional and just ... awesome. Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin explores hidden properties of that weird and wonderful set of numbers, the Fibonacci series. (And reminds you that mathematics can be inspiring, too!)"

Video: Dambisa Moyo: Is China the new idol for emerging economies?

Video Description: "The developed world holds up the ideals of capitalism, democracy and political rights for all. Those in emerging markets often don't have that luxury. In this powerful talk, economist Dambisa Moyo makes the case that the west can't afford to rest on its laurels and imagine others will blindly follow. Instead, a different model, embodied by China, is increasingly appealing. A call for open-minded political and economic cooperation in the name of transforming the world. "

Video: 24 Unintended Scientific Discoveries

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Alessandro Acquisti: Why privacy matters

Video Description: "The line between public and private has blurred in the past decade, both online and in real life, and Alessandro Acquisti is here to explain what this means and why it matters. In this thought-provoking, slightly chilling talk, he shares details of recent and ongoing research -- including a project that shows how easy it is to match a photograph of a stranger with their sensitive personal information. "

Larry Swanson: Build Your Own Standing Desk

Video description: "In what became the very first standing Ignite Seattle talk, office fitness expert Larry Swanson gives a great introduction to the health benefits of standing desks and presents a number of inventive DIY standing desk designs. Be sure to stand up before you hit play.

You can find Larry at"

Mohamed Hijri: A simple solution to the coming phosphorus crisis

Video Description: "Biologist Mohamed Hijri brings to light a farming crisis no one is talking about: We are running out of phosphorus, an essential element that's a key component of DNA and the basis of cellular communication. All roads of this crisis lead back to how we farm -- with chemical fertilizers chock-full of the element, which plants are not efficient at absorbing. One solution? Perhaps … a microscopic mushroom. (Filmed at TEDxUdeM.) "

The Future of Human Enhancement by Technology

Video Description: "Natasha Vita-More explores the future of human enhancement by technology."

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Video: 30 Life Hacks Debunked

Video description: " John tests 30 "life hacks" to see if they work as promised. "

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Video: The Future of Design

Video Description: "SpaceX is exploring methods for engineers to accelerate their workflow by designing more directly in 3D. We are integrating breakthroughs in sensor and visualization technologies to view and modify designs more naturally and efficiently than we could using purely 2D tools. We are just beginning, but eventually hope to build the fastest route between the idea of a rocket and the reality of the factory floor. Special thanks to Leap Motion, Siemens and Oculus VR, as well as NVIDIA, Projection Design, Provision, and to everyone enabling and challenging the world to interact with technology in exciting new ways."

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Video: Box (No post processing special effects)

Video description: "Box explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping onto moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera."

Kickstarter: The Peachy Printer - The First $100 3D Printer & Scanner!

Here is another project I found on Kickstarter recently.  I think this is a really cool product with a lot of promise.  Although, I think it will take some time to evolve before it really shines as a 3D printing technology (just my personal opinion).

Product description: "It's affordable, small, lightweight, and unique. It's a 3D printer in a class all its own!"

Kickstarter: vrAse - The Smartphone Virtual Reality Case

I found this a on Kickstarter today (watch the video for more information).  I have been a fan of the Oculus Rift, which reminds me of that that product.  Although, I really like the concept.

Product description: "Turn your Smartphone into the ultimate device for Movies, Games and Augmented Reality. Huge 3D screen, everywhere and hands free"