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Medicine 2064 with Dr. Daniel Kraft

The video is part of the new Conversations with Tomorrow series from Alger. Not that bad. Looking forward to more.

Curing half of the world’s known cancers, granting movement to the paralyzed, preventing Alzheimer’s. Visionary medical expert Dr. Daniel Kraft believes all of this and more can happen by 2064. In this first film in our “Conversations with Tomorrow” series, take a glimpse at the future of medicine and its impact on our lives.

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Coffee Drip Brew Machines  Dutch Lab

"Dutch Lab, our main business, with the professional barista Jaewoong Kwak working together with global designers, is MZDB’s coffee brand. In Dutch Lab, you can see the works of the best designers from countries around the world. As in-house designers, we have architectural, industrial, graphical designers from Hong-Ik University who are engaged in various design activities. We have participated in various numbers of design exhibitions such as The Stockholm Furniture Fair 2009, Maison & Objet 2013 in Paris to enhance the value of Dutch Lab‘s unique design.”

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Analysts Say Telemedicine Can Cut Costs, Boost Productivity by Reducing Doctor Visits

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By Caryn Freeman

An increasing number of employers are looking to offer telemedicine—non-emergency health care treatment accessed from a remote location, such as the workplace, via electronic means—as an alternative to time-consuming employee doctor visits, according to new analysis from…

Why Heat The Building When You Can Heat The Person?

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by Michael Keller

Fall is rapidly approaching and temperatures have already started to drop in some areas of the country. It’s time to figure out where the jackets got hidden at the end of last winter and whether the heater is up for the task this year. 

Residential and commercial buildings were responsible for 40 percent of all the energy consumed in the U.S. in 2013. That total makes the lighting, heating and cooling of indoor residential and commercial spaces the most power hungry of all users, beating industrial and transportation consumption by more than 10 percent each. Buildings also contribute almost 40 percent of all U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. 

Focusing in, it turns out that space heating is the biggest energy hog and accounts for 37 percent of the total power consumed by U.S. buildings in 2010, according to the Buildings Energy Data Book

Why isn’t there a smarter way than heating rooms regardless of whether people are in them or that the living things that occupy a space take up only a fraction of the conditioned area?

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"We’re bouncing now" - New version of MITs robotic Cheetah

MIT researchers have developed an algorithm for bounding that they’ve successfully implemented in their robotic cheetah. It enables the robot to run and jump, untethered, across grass.

In experiments on an indoor track, the robot sprinted up to 10 mph, even continuing to run after clearing a hurdle. The MIT researchers estimate that the current version of the robot may eventually reach speeds of up to 30 mph. The key to the bounding algorithm is in programming each of the robot’s legs to exert a certain amount of force in the split second during which it hits the ground, in order to maintain a given speed: In general, the faster the desired speed, the more force must be applied to propel the robot forward. Sangbae Kim, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, hypothesizes that this force-control approach to robotic running is similar, in principle, to the way world-class sprinters race. “Many sprinters, like Usain Bolt, don’t cycle their legs really fast,” Kim says. “They actually increase their stride length by pushing downward harder and increasing their ground force, so they can fly more while keeping the same frequency.”

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THAW

Proof-of-concept interface design project from MIT Tangible Media Group demonstrates a system combining the use of a smartphone with a desktop computer - video embedded below:

THAW is a novel interaction system that allows a collocated large display and small handheld devices to seamlessly work together. The smartphone acts both as a physical interface and as an additional graphics layer for near-surface interaction on a computer screen. Our system enables accurate position tracking of a smartphone placed on or over any screen by displaying a 2D color pattern that is captured using the smartphone’s back-facing camera. The proposed technique can be implemented on existing devices without the need for additional hardware.

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World’s First 3D Printed Car Live Printed This Week, Driven Saturday

We have seen houses, castles and even canoes created by 3D printers and so seeing a fully functional car in this list makes total sense. History will be made this week as Local Motors live prints the first 3D printer car followed by its first drive this Saturday. The print is expected to be 44 hours in length and will take place in Chicago at The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS).

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Telemedicine breaks barriers at University of Virginia Health System

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The Office of Telemedicine at the University of Virginia Health System has added nine new partner health facilities, including the University of Virginia Medical Center to its practice, employing a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The UVA Health System provides specialized,…

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