Some non-technical media; I post it because it presents a nice picture of why/how Jose Carmena and I worked with Wally Pfister on Transcendence (go see it!): http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-transcendence-movie-20140413,0,6032580.story#axzz2ybN4Fb7O
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/02/business/dmitry-itskov-and-the-avatar-quest.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&hpw (I suppose “stupid” was a strong word, perhaps? … 🙂
mua ha ha ha…. 🙂 “Mind Over Matter – Jose Carmena and Michel Maharbiz By: Wallace Ravven It still sounds futuristic, but the time is approaching when people paralyzed by stroke or spinal cord injury will be able to regain the experience of movement…” (follow link to article)
Looking forward to great work in flexible and resorbable systems for health care as part of our Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) with the Subramanian and Arias labs at UCB and the Roy and Harrison groups at UCSF (and the PDC – http://www.pediatricdeviceconsortium.org/)! Press: – http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2012/08/23/nsf-efri-grant-for-berkeley-bioflex/ – http://nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=125261&org=NSF&from=news
Here’s a brief article in the Economist on the fuel cell work with CFD. Sameer felt crummy they didn’t mention us, but ’tis ok. http://www.economist.com/node/21557718
Putting fuel cells in weird places seems to be the new black. See: http://www.nature.com/news/cyborg-snails-power-up-1.10210#/b3 (Our work with Sameer is mentioned, despite not being out yet). 🙂
http://www.modernluxury.com/san-francisco/story/thinking-makes-it-go I particularly enjoy the wacky timeline they came up with (it goes to 3000 AD!): http://www.modernluxury.com/san-francisco/story/the-marriage-of-brain-and-machine-past-present-future Where’s the date when we become free-floating energy blobs roaming the galaxy?
Check out this award winning short story by Richard A. Lovett and Mark Niemann-Ross that appeared in Analog: http://www.analogsf.com/2011_04/phantom.shtml cyborg insect swarms, ‘CI-MEMS’… even tenebrio and japanese beetles have cameos. (Thanks to Mark Niemann-Ross for pointing us to this).