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Teaching Computers to Understand Pictures

March 26, 2015 9:41 am | by Fei-Fei Li, TED Talk | Comments

When a very young child looks at a picture, she can identify simple elements: "cat," "book," "chair." Now, computers are getting smart enough to do that too. What's next? In a thrilling talk, computer vision expert Fei-Fei Li describes the state of the art ...

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HotSpot Episode 106: A New App that Animates Your Life

March 23, 2015 11:27 am | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a ring that provides a shortcut to everything; using virtual reality to decorate your home; making health insurance easy with a new mobile app; and animate your life with Plotagon ...

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Wireless Minute: Terminal Navigation for the Blind

March 20, 2015 10:18 am | by Eric Sorensen, Alex Shanahan, David Mantey | Comments

A new technology could help the blind navigate around busy subway stations. Anything for neurotic claustrophobes?    

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Creating New Senses for Humans

March 20, 2015 9:04 am | by David Eagleman, TED Talk | Comments

As humans, we can perceive less than a ten-trillionth of all light waves. “Our experience of reality,” says neuroscientist David Eagleman, “is constrained by our biology.” He wants to change that ... 

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Smart Bandage Detects Invisible Wounds

March 20, 2015 8:39 am | by Roxanne Makasdjian and Phil Ebiner | Comments

Thanks to advances in flexible electronics, Berkeley engineers, in collaboration with colleagues at UC San Francisco, have created a new "smart bandage" that uses electrical currents to detect early tissue damage from pressure ulcers, or bedsores, before they can be seen by human eyes and while recovery is still possible ...

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Wireless Minute: World's First Bluetooth-Enabled U-Lock

March 19, 2015 9:58 am | by Jon Dipierro, Janine Mooney | Comments

The "Nok?" U-lock is the first Bluetooth-enabled bike lock. The remote-sensing device, syncs with your phone, so when you push a button on the crossbar it senses your presence and unlocks. If you forget or lose your phone, there's a way to open the lock by pressing a customized series of short and long touches, sort of like Morse code ...

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Remote-Controlled Beetle

March 19, 2015 9:36 am | by Nanyang Technological University Singapore | Comments

Cyborg insect research led by engineers at UC Berkeley and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is enabling new revelations about a muscle used by beetles for finely graded turns ...

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Wireless Minutes: Lully-By Vibrating Pod Prevents Night Terrors

March 18, 2015 11:41 am | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba | Comments

Lully, a new device that works on the idea of "scheduled awakenings," has been proven to stop 90 percent of night terrors in a landmark clinical study ...

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Playing Games to Come Up with Original Ideas

March 18, 2015 11:20 am | by Shimpei Takahashi, TED Talks | Comments

Shimpei Takahashi always dreamed of designing toys. But when he started work as a toy developer, he found that the pressure to use data as a starting point for design quashed his creativity. In this short, funny talk, Takahashi describes how he got his ideas flowing again, and shares a simple game anyone can play to generate new ideas ...

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Wireless Minute: Heated Leather Jacket with Integrated Bluetooth System

March 17, 2015 10:14 am | by Eric Sorenson and Janine Mooney | Comments

The iilation Jacket is the world’s first leather jacket that heats the shoulders, back, neck, and kidneys and serves as a Bluetooth hands free calling device, plays music, and offers cell phone charging capability.

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Wireless Minute: Cooking with Temperature

March 16, 2015 12:20 pm | by Eric Sorensen and Meaghan Ziemba | Comments

Today on Wireless Minute, the Cinder sensor cooker is allowing consumers to cook their food at the exact temperature (for example, 130°F is ideal for a medium rare steak) and then hold it there — for five minutes, for an hour, for whenever they are ready to eat. The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth ... 

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HotSpot Episode 105: ESA's Proba-V Infrared Sensor

March 16, 2015 12:16 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba, David Mantey | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, ESA’s Proba-V vegetation-scanning satellite that features a high-speed camera for monitoring vegetation, LTE best practices, the WonderCube, a small, all-in-one mobile solution for on-the-go generation, and the BeeRotor, a tethered flying robot that is able to adjust its speed and follow terrain with ... 

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Creating Cheaper Night Vision

March 12, 2015 2:04 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jason Lomberg, & Janine E. Mooney | Comments

Semiconductor technology from the University of Texas at Dallas could pave the way for cheaper night vision, making it affordable for everyday use. Current technologies rely on image intensifiers which magnify natural light sources like the moon and the stars ... 

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Think Your Email's Private? Think Again

March 9, 2015 12:32 pm | by Andy Yen, TED Talk | Comments

Sending an email message is like sending a postcard, says scientist Andy Yen in this thought-provoking talk: Anyone can read it. Yet encryption, the technology that protects the privacy of email communication, does exist. It's just that until now it has been difficult to install and a hassle to use ...

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HotSpot Episode 104: Boeing Launches First All-Electric Propulsion Satellites

March 9, 2015 11:16 am | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba, David Mantey | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a portable monitoring system for Parkinson's patients; a smart lock that needs a secret knock password to open; Boeing launches the first all-electric propulsion satellites; and a prototype prosthetic ankle that features a low-cost camera and a computer-controlled actuator ...

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