Researchers in Japan are trying to get a rise out of viewers with an experimental chair that makes your arm hairs stand on end.Read More
Ramesh Raskar presents femto-photography, a new type of imaging so fast it visualizes the world one trillion frames per second, so detailed it shows light itself in motion. This technology may someday be used to build cameras that can look “around” corners or see inside the body without X-rays.Read More
“The Amazing Spider-Man” has some real and interesting science behind Peter Parker and his webs. University of Minnesota professor Jim Kakalios served as the science consultant on the new film, giving the filmmakers a factual perspective on the physics of wall crawling and the tensile strength of spider’s webbing. In addition, Kakalios contributed an equation called the Decay Rate Algorithm, which is at the center of a few major plot points throughout the film.
Pictures of atoms have been physically impossible to take because they are smaller than the wavelengths of visible light. But that hasn’t stopped researches in Ohio, who devised a unique way of coaxing atoms to reveal themselves.Read More
Charles Limb performs cochlear implantation, a surgery that treats hearing loss and can restore the ability to hear speech. But as a musician too, Limb thinks about what the implants lack: They don’t let you fully experience music yet. At TEDMED, Limb reviews the state of the art and the way forward.
MIT Media Lab researchers have created a new imaging system that can acquire visual data at a rate of one trillion frames per second. That’s fast enough to produce a slow-motion video of light traveling through objects.
This True 3D display technology, developed by Burton, uses a laser to creates luminous points of light at desired locations in air or underwater. It works by focusing laser light, to produce plasma excitation from the oxygen and nitrogen in the air.Read More
In this final episode of Stephen Fry’s BBC documentary about language, Planet Word, he celebrates the power and glory of storytelling. It has been with us as long as language itself and as a species, we love to tell our stories. This desire to both entertain and explain has resulted in the flowering of language to describe every aspect of the human condition.Read More