Tag: tech

Dec 16, 2014

Skype Unveils Real-Time Speech Translation Tool

Skype Unveils Real-Time Speech Translation Tool

We’re now one step closer to Star Trek’s Universal Translator! Skype recently previewed Skype Translator to two elementary school classes—one in Washington and one in Mexico City. Skype Translator relies on machine learning, which means that the more the technology is used, the smarter it gets. The team is starting with English and Spanish…

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Dec 15, 2014

Super Slow Motion Bridge Demolition

Super Slow Motion Bridge Demolition

Watch demolition experts fell the old Marble Falls Bridge in Central Texas in super slow motion. Photographer Kirk Drummond captured the amazing scene on a Red Epic camera filming at 300 FPS. Over 950 feet of metal truss works collapsed in an eventful four seconds after having been up for nearly 78 years. According…

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Dec 13, 2014

A Music Video Made Entirely of Experiments for Visualizing Sound

A Music Video Made Entirely of Experiments for Visualizing Sound

Cymatics is the feature single off of Nigel Stanford’s latest instrumental album Solar Echoes. The music video consists of a number of interesting sound visualization experiments. If you have a good screen be sure to watch this in stunning 4K!

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Dec 8, 2014

In Germany You Can Play Pong While Waiting for the Light to Change

In Germany You Can Play Pong While Waiting for the Light to Change

ActiWait not only makes waiting for the light to change kind of fun, but it increases engagement between fellow pedestrians. Sandro Engel and Amelie Kunzler of Urban Invention designed this interactive traffic light button for busy intersections with long waits between light changes. Using a touchscreen, people can engage with each other across the…

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Dec 6, 2014

Inside Amazon’s High Tech Fulfillment Centers

Inside Amazon’s High Tech Fulfillment Centers

Amazon unveils their eighth generation fulfillment center which utilizes robotics, Kiva technology, vision systems and almost 20 years worth of software and mechanical innovations. The company is currently operating 10 of these new generation fulfillment centers across the U.S. Some features of Amazon’s eighth generation fulfillment center include: – Kiva robots of which Amazon…

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Nov 23, 2014

Truck Makes Record Breaking 83 ft Jump Over a Moving F1 Car

Truck Makes Record Breaking 83 ft Jump Over a Moving F1 Car

EMC and Lotus F1 teamed up for a record-breaking stunt, as a giant semi-truck jumped a distance of 83 ft and 7 inches (25.47 meters) while an F1 car drove underneath the airborne big rig. You can find full video and special behind scenes footage at EMC.

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Nov 23, 2014

Visualizing Air Flow Using Schlieren Optics

Visualizing Air Flow Using Schlieren Optics

Harvard’s Department of Natural Sciences demonstrates an optical technique known as Schlieren Optics, that allows us to see small changes in the index of refraction in air. A point source of light is reflected from a concave mirror and focused onto the edge of a razor blade, which is mounted in front of the…

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