Tag Archives: TED

3D Printing: 100x Faster

What we think of as 3D printing, says Joseph DeSimone, is really just 2D printing over and over … slowly. Onstage at TED2015, he unveils a bold new technique — inspired, yes, by Terminator 2 — that’s 25 to 100 times faster, and creates smooth, strong parts. Could it finally help to fulfill the tremendous promise of 3D printing?

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The Drones are Coming, from Tijuana

From learning english by watching Family Guy to making a Drone company by using a cheap toaster oven! This is the story of 3DRobotics by the point of view of one of the owners, Jordi Muñoz. A Mexican that make his dream a reality. Sadly, this is not the best video on the net about this gifted man. I am unable to find his latest interview… so, enjoy this one!

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It’s all about the Perception

We only see what we’ve used to see on the past! A very catching sentence isn’t it? The truth is that the video is even more catching. Neuroscientist Beau Lotto thinks all people (kids included) should participate in science and, through the process of discovery, change perceptions. And if you are still wondering what do science, play, discovery and kids have in common? Then watch the video!

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Amazing Quadcopters

In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D’Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D’Andrea show drones that play catch, balance and make decisions together — and watch out for an I-want-this-now demo of Kinect-controlled quads

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A super cute robot!

It is not the latest innovation nor a step forward in engineering! It is not even something that will blow your mind when you see it in reality! But it has something that can capture your thought immediately and this is his graphics! It is exactly the same think that makes a mobile application in one platform super successive and the same app in another platform just a regular or even a failure. Good graphic design combined with solid background code can and will make the difference everywhere! Seriously, just watch the “face” expressions of this robot. Probably the cutest thing I’ve watched today

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Freeing energy from the grid

What would happen if we could generate power from our windowpanes? In this moving talk, entrepreneur Justin Hall-Tipping shows the materials that could make that possible, and how questioning our notion of ‘normal’ can lead to extraordinary breakthroughs

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How Arduino is open-sourcing imagination

Massimo Banzi helped invent the Arduino, a tiny, easy-to-use open-source microcontroller that’s inspired thousands of people around the world to make the coolest things they can imagine (from toys to satellite gear or even satellite themselves). Because, as he says, “You don’t need anyone’s permission to make something great”

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Levitating a superconductor

How can a super-thin, three-inch disk levitate something 70,000 times its own weight? In a riveting, futuristic demonstration, Boaz Almog shows how a phenomenon known as quantum locking allows a superconductor disk to float over a magnetic rail — completely frictionlessly and with zero energy loss

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How to fool a GPS

What if you could use GPS technology to find your misplaced keys? How about if you could use that same technology to lie about where you were in the world or misdirect cruise ships? Todd Humphreys of the University of Texas at Austin’s Radio Navigation Lab paints a picture of an utterly new future at once worrying and fascinating.

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Robots that fly and cooperate

In his lab at Penn, Vijay Kumar and his team build flying quadrotors, small, agile robots that swarm, sense each other, and form ad hoc teams for construction, surveying disasters and far more (including music instrument performance at the end of the video)

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