This video shows how researchers at Oregon Health & Science University created a fertile egg through a process they call spindle-chromosomal complex transfer, which allowed for the complete replacement of mitochondrial DNA.
Jim Carey, co-founder of SiOnyx, explains how his company makes “black silicon” and how it could be used to make devices such as inexpensive night-vision equipment.
Here, the social robot Simon tests its manipulation abilities to pick up an object and place it in a basket. In a simulation, Simon gives social cues, such as nods and eye movement, to communicate to an instructor. The social instructor gives instructions (typed), which Simon follows to successfully build a toy block house. After a few sessions with the operator, Simon understands that the absolute location of the house is not important, only the relative location of the pieces.
A video narrated by Russell Stewart shows the sandcastle worm creating its mineral tube and a brief demonstration of synthetic adhesive based on the worm's natural glue.
What freedom attracts.
Video artists Jonathan McIntosh and Julie Levin Russo discuss how open technologies could ease the difficult task of remixing existing television shows and movies.
LegitScript and KnujOn released a report documenting the prevalence of ads from illegal Internet pharmacies on Microsoft’s Bing search engine.
Jorge Conde, co-founder and CEO of Knome, describes what you can learn from your genome and demonstrates the company’s unique browser for surfing the genome.
Andrew Perlman describes a process for converting coal into natural gas, as well as other energy-related projects he's working on.
Jeff Bigham of the University of Washington demonstrates WebAnywhere, which allows the visually impaired to use a Web browser on public terminals without the need to install or configure special accessibility software.