Future Lab: Scaling Virtual Worlds

July 19th, 2011 |
Future Lab: Scaling Virtual Worlds

Researchers are investigating how to build virtual environments in which hundreds or thousands of participants can log in and interact with each other. The applications go beyond gaming. Simulations are used for meetings, organizational operations and even product branding. Scientists ...
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Future Lab: 3D Molecular Visualization

May 31st, 2011 |
Future Lab: 3D Molecular Visualization

Advances in interactive molecular graphics enable not only creative research, but an increasingly collaborative and mobile research community to interact. In the “VIsualization Vault,” at the University of California, San Francisco, Professor Tom Ferrin and his team created Chimera, a ...
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Future Lab: Context Aware Car Safety

May 16th, 2011 |
Future Lab: Context Aware Car Safety

While context-aware devices of the near future might recommend restaurants, monitor a user’s health, or screen phone calls, they may also save human lives by keeping drivers safe and aware of their surroundings. Future Lab spoke with researchers about the ...
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Future Lab: The TRIL Centre

May 2nd, 2011 |
Future Lab: The TRIL Centre

The world’s population is aging. It’s estimated that by the year 2050 more than half the people on Earth will be over the age of 50. But while people are living longer, they still have to live with the diseases ...
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Future Lab: Earth Day 2011 – Curbing the Carbon Footprint of Data Centers

April 18th, 2011 |
Future Lab: Earth Day 2011 – Curbing the Carbon Footprint of Data Centers

As computing power increases and we all rely increasingly on cloud computing and storage, the environmental demands of information technology are growing significantly. Earth Day 2011 marks a moment when, by some estimates, the carbon footprint of data centers ...
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Future Lab: Context Aware

April 4th, 2011 |
Future Lab: Context Aware

One of the next frontiers of computing is to create systems that understand the user. Context aware devices of the near future might recommend restaurants, monitor a user’s health, or screen phone calls—all based on information collected from device sensors ...
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Future Lab: Intel Science Talent Search 2011

March 21st, 2011 |
Future Lab: Intel Science Talent Search 2011

Every year, finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search gather in Washington, DC, to share their research. This year, finalists Ryan Lee and Laurie Rumker, and winner Evan O’Dorney, spoke with Future Lab radio about their work, and what it ...
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Future Lab: Cloud Gaming

February 28th, 2011 |
Future Lab: Cloud Gaming

Gaming fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of “cloud gaming,” with its promise of mobile, low-end devices running intense, realistic graphics at amazing speeds. Technological developments from leading scientists, combined with newsmaking marketplace competition (well-covered by Dean Takahashi), are bringing ...
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Future Lab: Health Care for Seniors – Ambient Assisted Living Technology

February 15th, 2011 |
Future Lab: Health Care for Seniors – Ambient Assisted Living Technology

Researchers around the world are searching for ways to help seniors remain healthier and live independently in their homes for longer. Intel is working on new sensing devices that can feed data to a central hub that infers whether a ...
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Future Lab: Visual Computing Lab

January 31st, 2011 |
Future Lab: Visual Computing Lab

Intel’s new visual computing lab is researching how to create immersive experiences with computers. Parallel processing is opening the doors to the ability to synthesize images and audio which look and sound real. Here is Intel’s announcement of the new ...
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Future Lab: Sleep Science

January 17th, 2011 |
Future Lab: Sleep Science

Researchers from the University of Washington and Intel Labs in Seattle show off smart phone applications designed to make people more aware of the importance of sleep. It’s part of a larger movement to integrate computer technology into personal ...
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Future Lab: The Connected Home

January 3rd, 2011 |
Future Lab: The Connected Home

The technology to make a connected home probably exists. With diverse platforms and network configurations, as well as manufacturers’ unique characteristics built into computing gear, audio and video equipment and appliances, the task of getting them to work together usually ...
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Future Lab: Digital Art

December 20th, 2010 |
Future Lab: Digital Art

Artists have often been proponents and leading users of technology. In computing, gaming has presented a challenge to hardware and software developers as artists create images that push the boundaries of compute performance. In this edition of Future Lab on ...
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Future Lab: The Future of TV

December 13th, 2010 |
Future Lab: The Future of TV

Television is far more complex than just the infrastructure that brings a signal to a TV set. It is the business of funding watchable programs in order to sell them to advertisers or audiences. It is a complex arrangement of ...
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Future Lab: Better Photos

December 6th, 2010 |
Future Lab: Better Photos

Many digital tools are available to help photographers achieve better results. But those tools only augment the photographer’s ability to see. Computer vision researchers have been working on programs that allow computers to see. Subhabrata Bhattacharya, working with Intel ...
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Future Lab: Protecting Privacy, Making the Invisible Visible

November 29th, 2010 |
Future Lab: Protecting Privacy, Making the Invisible Visible

A seamless and ubiquitous computing experience on the Internet also requires the user to take on a certain amount of risk that personal information would get into the wrong hands. Computer scientists are developing tools that protect a user’s privacy. ...
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Future Lab: The Brain Computer Interface and mind reading technology

November 15th, 2010 |
Future Lab: The Brain Computer Interface and mind reading technology

Researchers are developing technologies that will eventually allow users to control devices like computers, televisions and cell phones with their thoughts. Scientists have created Brain Computer Interface, also known as “BCI,” technology that allows computer programs to interpret human intentions ...
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Future Lab: Collaborating in the Virtual World of ScienceSim

November 8th, 2010 |
Future Lab: Collaborating in the Virtual World of ScienceSim

The 3D Internet is a rapidly converging set of technologies used for visualizing information on the web in game-like 3D environments. This convergence promises to allow future Internet users to interact with people and information in ways that are much ...
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Future Lab: Optical Networking

November 1st, 2010 |
Future Lab: Optical Networking

Data network bandwidth requirements are currently shifting from 1Gb to 10Gb. But 100Gb is not far away – optical networking becomes essentially mandatory to carry large amounts of data. Researchers are investigating not only materials and equipment, but also novel ...
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Future Lab: Measuring Vineyard Yields

October 25th, 2010 |
Future Lab: Measuring Vineyard Yields

Agriculture presents good opportunities for robotics and computer vision research. And practices, devices and algorithms developed by researchers may someday significantly benefit farmers and improve crops. Determining vineyard yields is one of Intel Labs’ computational agriculture projects.

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Future Lab: Mapping the Network in the Brain

October 11th, 2010 |
Future Lab: Mapping the Network in the Brain

Brain trauma affects more than 2 million people in the U.S. each year because of accidents and participation in sports. But little is understood about the connections within the brain that can be broken but not detected. Using MRI scans, ...
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Future Lab: Cloud Computing Research

October 4th, 2010 |
Future Lab: Cloud Computing Research

Open Cirrus, a test bed for cloud computing (spearheaded by the companies HP, Intel and Yahoo, and including research partners such as Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Illinois) recently announced its expansion. An Internet service such as Facebook ...
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Future Lab: SENS – Socially Enabled Services for Mobile Devices

September 27th, 2010 |
Future Lab: SENS – Socially Enabled Services for Mobile Devices

A coming major advance in computer technology is a form of context awareness known as Socially Enabled Services or SENS, which refers to mobile devices that can anticipate user needs, such as advising the best routes to take on the ...
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Future Lab: Robotics Research

September 20th, 2010 |
Future Lab: Robotics Research

We have Isaac Asimov to thank for thinking about robots as a science when he coined the term “robotics” in the 1940s. Originally, the term came from the word “robota” from Czech (possessing a similar meaning in other Slavic tongues) ...
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Future Lab: Genevieve Bell of IXR

September 13th, 2010 |
Future Lab: Genevieve Bell of IXR

When Intel Labs established its Interactions and Experience Research Lab, known as IXR, this past summer, it was a sign that the making of technology has profoundly changed. It is one thing to invent a machine or a process, it ...
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