Sunday, March 31, 2013

Cold fusion research continues in 2013 as further experiments are planned (Wired UK)

Wired Magazine UK has posted an article on the current state of Cold Fusion (some call it LENR, then others know it as E-CAT).  Whatever you want to call it, here is an excerpt from a article: "There has been steady progress in the world of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR), better known as Cold Fusion, in the last few months. The main commercial players have been quiet -- although April is likely to be make-or-break for "Energy Catalyser" (E-Cat) inventor Andrea Rossi -- but the open-source Martin Fleishmann Memorial Project (MFMP) has made some big steps towards its goal of proving the reality of LENR to a skeptical world." (read the rest of the article)

If you want more information, I have posted an article with videos and links to other sources such as: 60 Minutes and NASA on the subject.  I won't say I am a supporter of the technology, I will say that I see a lot of promising information coming from sources other then from "independent scientist" I have never heard of.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Video: Future Cyber-Therapist

Video description: "The USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) is a leader in basic research and advanced technology development of virtual humans who think and behave like real people. ICT brings together experts in clinical psychology, cognitive science, computer vision, speech processing and artificial intelligence. This video shows two interactive technologies recently developed for multimodal perception and healthcare support" (read the entire description)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

TED Video: Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity

Video Description: "Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sits down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about his visionary projects, which include a mass-marketed electric car, a solar energy leasing company and a fully reusable rocket."

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Video: The Worlds of Viral Video (Why Videos Go Viral)

Video description: "Viral Video" is the signature phenomenon of internet media. Something akin to pop songs, these videos with irresistible hooks have saturated video culture online and have now evolved into a multitude of sophisticated forms. Whether rooted in comedy, spectacle, schadenfreude, cuteness, politics, performance, or deep meaning, the idea of viral videos, and the huge audiences they generate, have forever changed the values and potential impact of video online."

Did we go from the being the MTV generation to the YouTube generation?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Video: Stewart Brand: The dawn of de-extinction.

Video description: "Throughout humankind's history, we've driven species after species extinct: the passenger pigeon, the Eastern mountain lion, the dodo .... But now, says Stewart Brand, we have the technology (and the biology) to bring back species that humanity wiped out. So -- should we? Which ones? He asks a big question whose answer is closer than you may think."

Video: Michio Kaku: Can Nanotechnology Create Utopia?

Video description: "Dr. Kaku addresses the question of the possibility of utopia, the perfect society that people have tried to create throughout history. These dreams have not been realized because we have scarcity. However, now we have nanotechnology, and with nanotechnology, perhaps, says Dr. Michio Kaku, maybe in 100 years, we'll have something called the replicator, which will create enormous abundance. "

Video: Amazing Water & Sound Experiment

Excerpt from video description: "The effect that you are seeing can't be seen with the naked eye. The effect only works through the camera. However, there is a version of the project you can do where the effect would be visible with the naked eye. For that project, you'd have to use a strobe light." (more information see the video page)

Monday, March 04, 2013

Allan Savory: How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change

Video Description: "'Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,' begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it's happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes -- and his work so far shows -- that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert."