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Meet Dr. Bruce Damer on Dr. Future Show today

Show Archive, Sept. 28, 2010

At 3 p.m. Bruce Damer will be on to discuss artifical life and his experiments with the Evogrid. We could also delve into the Digibarn and/or his design of cyber fashion.

Quantum thermoelectric device turns waste heat into power September 27, 2010

">University of Arizona physicists have discovered a new way to harvest waste heat and turn it into electrical power.

Using a theoretical model of a molecular thermoelectric device, the technology holds great promise for making cars, power plants, factories and solar panels more efficient, Researcher builds machines that daydream,researcher-builds-machines-that-daydream.aspx

China’s ‘big hole’ marks scale of supercomputing race
September 27, 2010
Source: Computerworld, Sep 24, 2010
China’s massive new supercomputing center site in Shenzhen, under construction

China, Europe, and Japan are rushing to build supercomputing centers in competition with the United States, said David Turek, IBM’s vice president of deep computing.

$10 million for Project 10^100 winners
September 27, 2010 by Editor Google has announced the winners of Project Project 10^100 (ideas for changing the world by helping as many people as possible). Thousands of people from more than 170 countries submitted over 150,000 ideas, and Google is providing at total of $10 million funding to the five winners that received the most votes:

Genetic ‘Light Switches’ Control Muscle Movement
September 27, 2010 Source: Technology Review, Sep 27, 2010

Cross-section of a mouse sciatic nerve genetically engineered to produce a light-sensitive protein (shown in green) to trigger muscle movements (Nature)

Using light-sensitive proteins from a single-celled alga and a tiny LED “cuff” placed on a nerve, Stanford University researchers have triggered the leg muscles of mice to contract in response to millisecond pulses of light (optogenetics) to control muscle movements.

F.C.C. Opens Unused TV Airwaves to Broadband WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commissionapproved a proposal on Thursday that would open vast amounts of unused broadcast television airwaves for high-speed wireless broadband networks and other unlicensed applications.

Avatar therapy: From couch to cyberspace Psychotherapy in a virtual world has its advantages – particularly if the real world is what you can’t cope with

Found: genes that make kids smart

MakerBot Thing-O-Matic Kit The MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D printer is a breakthrough in 3D printing technology. We’ve named it the Thing-O-Matic because it is an automatic 3D printer. All other 3D printers can only do one thing at a time while the MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D printer prints thing after thing! Buy it, put it together and enjoy being the first on your block to live in the cutting-edge personal manufacturing future of tomorrow!

Welcome to the World Tesla Society Posted on September 24, 2010 by Al

Not to be confused with any previous Tesla Society, we are a new organization, freshly designed for the needs of our times. In this second decade of the 21st Century, technology is rapidly making the transition to digital. All U.S. television has left the realm of analog, and radio is sure to follow. Computers are embedding themselves into everything as the digital revolution picks up speed.

Brain-hacking art: Making an emotional impression Why is Impressionist painting so popular? The answer may lie in the brain’s early warning system – and what happens when consciousness dims

World’s smallest stop-motion animation filmed Tiny Animation Link STUDY: CELL PHONE TOWERS DON’T RAISE CANCER RISK Cell Phone Links

Big Picture Your Brain in Real Time

Big Alcohol Fueling Opposition to California Marijuana Initiative

Psychedelics are back!

As readers of Scientific American know, scientists have recently reported that psychedelics show promise for treating disorders such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety in terminal cancer patients. This weekend, researchers and other enthusiasts are gathering in New York City for a two-day celebration, “Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics,” sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, or MAPS, along with other groups.

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