Clifford Stoll: 18 minutes with an agile mind

www.ted.com Clifford Stoll could talk about the atmosphere of Jupiter. Or hunting KGB hackers. Or Klein bottles, computers in classrooms, the future. But he’s not going to. Which is fine, because it would be criminal to confine a man with interests as multifarious as Stoll’s to give a talk on any one topic. Instead, he

Robots with a mind of their own

Scientists are now building a new kind of robot capable of self-assembly and doing tasks too difficult or too dangerous for human beings. Note: This is a user submitted video under “User Submitted” Category. Although the submitted content is moderated, RealityPod does not guarantee the accuracy of information provided in posts of this particular category.

Vilayanur Ramachandran: A journey to the center of your mind

www.ted.com Vilayanur Ramachandran tells us what brain damage can reveal about the connection between celebral tissue and the mind, using three startling delusions as examples.TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to give the talk of their

Man Controls Robotic Hand with Mind

For a month, Pierpaolo Petruzziello’s amputated arm was connected to a robotic limb, allowing him to feel sensations and control the arm with his thoughts. Rossella Lorenzi talks to him about the bionic experiment.

US Dept. of Defence: Mind Reading Binoculars Developed

Believe it or not, the device can read minds. It scans for brain activity in the same way thermal goggles pick up heat, in that the user will see a visual representation of it through the goggles. The next step is where it gets interesting.