Watch Mark Sullivan, cofounder of Voter Activation Network, demonstrate a new voter database mapping interface called turf-cutter, which helps campaigns quickly divide territory before sending canvassers to knock on doors.
Ravi Pappu, cofounder of Cambridge-based ThingMagic, demonstrates a truck-based RFID system at the company’s lab in Woburn, MA. The system, called Tool Link, takes inventory of the items packed in a truck bed and alerts the user if any are missing.
Researchers are using algorithms that can better the picture quality for people with macular degeneration.
A user demonstrates a nanoTouch device.
Robert X. Cringely, a writer, broadcaster, and computer guru, explains a computer’s components--microprocessors, parallel processing, and multicore architecture--and how they work together.
Stanley N. Lapidus, founder and chairman of Helicos Biosciences, talks about his decision to have his genome sequenced and the results made public as part of George Church’s Personal Genome Project.
Fiorenzo Omenetto, associate professor of biomedical engineering and physics at Tufts University School of Engineering, explains his work in silk optics.
Mario Paniccia, director of Intel's Photonics Technology Lab, describes the company’s new silicon-based avalanche photodetector and explains the technical challenges involved in making it.
Watch Tom Daschle, the incoming secretary of health and human services, and Lauren Aronson, a member of Obama’s health-policy team, respond to online comments in this video made by the Obama transition team.
Mira Dontcheva, a researcher at Adobe Systems, explains how Zoetrope can be used to browse back through a Web page’s history. She demonstrates a few advanced techniques for looking at historic data and shows how to compare several Web pages over time.