Items tagged with Einstein

If you have an iPad, you can take a closer look at one of history’s greatest minds. This morning, the National Museum of Health & Medicine, Chicago released an app that displays slides of Albert Einstein’s brain. The app is for sale to researchers and curious iPad users alike, and all profits are going to the Chicago museum that released the app and the Department of Defense’s National Museum of Health and Medicine. If you’re a fan of Albert Einstein, you may already know that parts of Einstein’s brain were removed and preserved during an autopsy at Princeton Hospital.... Read more...
It's slightly disturbing to look at a robotic reincarnation of one of the world's greatest scientists, but it's the technology behind the rubberized face that's of interest here. At last week's Technology, Entertainment and Design conference, Albert Einstein reemerged as part of a awe-inspiring demonstration which proved that robots could finally perceive human facial movements and mimic them autonomously.The "empathetic robot," as it was called, was able to key in on emotional nuances displayed by the person gazing at it and then make the same face back. The head being showcased at TED was the... Read more...