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Lucy McRae: How can technology transform the human body?

TED Fellow Lucy McRae is a body architect — she imagines ways to merge biology and technology in our own bodies. In this visually stunning talk, she shows her work, from clothes that recreate the body’s insides for a music video with pop-star Robyn, to a pill that, when swallowed, lets you sweat perfume.  

Discussion: Inventing the Impossible

Hosted by the Milken Institute, this unique panel will explore unusual approaches to overcoming the limitations of available technology, and common approaches to fostering rapid innovation. The speakers, who have used technology to surmount traditional barriers in their fields, will discuss their process and thought framework as well as provide visual examples of how innovative, …

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Discussion: In Tech We Trust?

Hosted by the Milken Institute, speakers Marc Andreessen (Co-Founder and Partner, Andreessen Horowitz), Peter Thiel (Partner, Founders Fund)  and moderator Martin Giles (U.S. Technology Correspondent, The Economist) talks about technology as an ever important source for economic growth in the future. Peter Thiel and Marc Andreessen are Silicon Valley luminaries, epic entrepreneurs and prominent financiers. Both have …

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SLAC Public Lecture: Quantum Lightswitch – A New Direction in Ultrafast Electronics

In this SLAC public lecture, Joshua Turner, a staff scientist at SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray laser, talks about what research in manipulating atoms’ electrons could imply for computer data storage and retrieval. Turner received a doctoral degree in experimental condensed matter physics from the University of Oregon, a master’s degree in physics from Boston …

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Boston Dynamics: Meet ATLAS!

The robot ATLAS was developed for DARPA by Boston Dynamics. The company behind many advance and remarkable robotic achievements in the recent years, robots such as the so called Big Dog and Petman. The software-focused teams from Tracks B and C of the DARPA Robotics Challenge will use the robot to compete in the first …

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UCLA: Technology’s and science promise for humanity’s future

As late as the mid-twentieth century science and technology were celebrated as instruments of progress, but by the early twenty-first century they were viewed increasingly as threats to life on Earth. Vivek Wadhwa, Washington Post and Bloomberg Businessweek columnist, and Ahmed Zewail, winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, discuss how science and technology …

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UK Trade & Investment : Future global technology trends

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) presents two panels discussion ‘Future global technology trends’ with representatives of the UK and global sector at the Advanced Engineering Summit at the British Business Embassy on 10 August 2012. Panel members included; Graham Smith OBE, Executive Adviser to President ,Toyota Motors Europe, Prof Dame Julia King, Vice Chancellor, Aston University, George Gillespie, …

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Dennis Hong: My seven species of robot

At TEDxNASA, Dennis Hong introduces seven award-winnning, all-terrain robots — like the humanoid, soccer-playing DARwIn and the cliff-gripping CLIMBeR — all built by his team at RoMeLa, Virginia Tech. Watch to the end to hear the five creative secrets to his lab’s incredible technical success.