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As driverless cars are taking to the roads, Chris Urmson, head of Google’s driverless cars program, shares the technology behind how the car makes its autonomous decisions.
A new mind-controlled robot that lets severely disabled people "navigate" locations virtually could provide a new level of independence to people with limited mobility.
Bill Gross, founder of IdeaLab, discusses what he believes is the key reason some startups succeed—timing.
The mind behind the Nest thermostat and iPod, Tony Fadell, explains why the secret to design is breaking out of habitual thought patterns and noticing how everyday things can be improved upon.
Created for contact lens wearers, the intelli-Case from NovaBay simplifies the process of cleaning lenses with hydrogen peroxide by alerting the user when the cleaning cycle has completed successfully.
By weaving conductive smart yarn into textiles, Google’s Project Jacquard aims to see touchscreens imbedded in our clothing—allowing users to interact seamlessly with the connected homes of the future.
Electronic devices able to self-destruct on demand could help alleviate some of the electronic waste in landfills
Cosmin Mihaiu discusses how video games can breathe new life into rehabilitation exercises, helping to ensure compliance and faster recovery.
The Haplafreely plastic will turn to a soft clay when heated, allowing it to be used as a base to stabilize parts during repair as well as a protective covering that can be easily removed.
Synthetic biologist Tal Danino explores the possibilities taking advantage of quorum sensing to program edible bacteria to hunt out and destroy liver cancer tumors.
Rice University students have developed a knee brace that generates the energy to power an artificial heart.
Innovative film-maker Chris Milk discusses how virtual reality can enhance feelings of empathy by letting someone “look” through another person’s eyes.
Disney researchers discuss the potential of Acoustruments, inexpensive, acoustically driven controls that can be attached to handheld devices to create a more seamless interactive experience.
Scientists at the Hotta Research Lab are studying how the different characteristics of soft materials can be applied to different situations and needs.
Computer programmer Fei-Fei Li discusses the technology of teaching a computer to identify pictures and understand pictures, and what that could mean for future computing applications.
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