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Future Lab is a weekly online radio show devoted to technology research from Intel Labs, and its university and industry partners. The interviews introduce you to a range of fascinating people on the front lines of research in areas like computing, b...Show More

0:00 | Jul 19th, 2011

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 an...Show More

0:00 | May 31st, 2011

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 Fer...Show More
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0:00 | May 16th, 2011

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 abou...Show More

0:00 | May 2nd, 2011

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 [See the full post…] Related Posts:Tech...Show More

0:00 | Apr 18th, 2011

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 da...Show More

0:00 | Apr 4th, 2011

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 devic...Show More

0:00 | Mar 21st, 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, [See the full post…] ...Show More

0:00 | Feb 28th, 2011

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 marketplac...Show More

0:00 | Feb 15th, 2011

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 [See the full pos...Show More

0:00 | Jan 31st, 2011

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 ...Show More

0:00 | Jan 17th, 2011

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 hea...Show More

0:00 | Jan 3rd, 2011

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...Show More

0:00 | Dec 20th, 2010

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...Show More

0:00 | Dec 13th, 2010

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 [See the full post…] Rela...Show More

0:00 | Dec 6th, 2010

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 Bhattacha...Show More

0:00 | Nov 29th, 2010

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...Show More

0:00 | Nov 15th, 2010

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...Show More

0:00 | Nov 8th, 2010

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 mu...Show More

0:00 | Nov 1st, 2010

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, ...Show More

0:00 | Oct 25th, 2010

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...Show More

0:00 | Oct 11th, 2010

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, [See the ful...Show More

0:00 | Oct 4th, 2010

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 su...Show More

0:00 | Sep 27th, 2010

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 [See the full post…] R...Show More

0:00 | Sep 20th, 2010

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 [See the full post…] Related Post...Show More

0:00 | Sep 13th, 2010

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 [See the full post…] Re...Show More

0:00 | Sep 6th, 2010

In ancient Greece, potters would never have believed the vases they created – donning a vast array of inscriptions about daily life – would fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction. They also would have not guessed how much [See the full pos...Show More

0:00 | Aug 30th, 2010

In 2009 the Irish rock band U2 experienced the realities of space communication when they connected in a live 2-way video conference between Bono on the concert stage in front of stadium audiences and astronauts in the International Space Station. [S...Show More

0:00 | Aug 23rd, 2010

In this week’s show we explore computer vision and perception, and the research involved in advancing a computer’s ability to understand the real world. We talk with Intel senior researchers Rahul Sakthankar and Lily Mummert from the Intel research l...Show More

0:00 | Aug 16th, 2010

The concept of “stemness” refers to the capacity within a stem cell to create different kinds of cells. It promises to revolutionize medicine. Isolated in the petri dish, stem cells exhibit interesting behaviors that scientists are just beginning [Se...Show More

0:00 | Aug 9th, 2010

Zero energy buildings, known as ZEB and also known as zero net energy buildings, promise to have a huge impact on energy consumption globally, especially since office and commercial buildings use nearly 40% of fossil based energy in the U.S. [See the...Show More

0:00 | Aug 2nd, 2010

What is possible if we could greatly reduce the bottlenecks in the transfer of data? Electrons and copper wire have taken us far, but only so far. What lies beyond is light speed. Silicon photonics is the transmission of data [See the full post…] Rel...Show More