Stephen Hawking's Brave New World

Friday, November 15, 2013

Science is about to change the world. Professor Stephen Hawking examines cutting-edge breakthroughs and their implications for the future in STEPHEN HAWKING'S BRAVE NEW WORLD. The six-part, original Canadian series returns for a second season. Hawking is joined by a crack team of scientists - including Dr. Carin Bondar and Professor Chris Eliasmith from Canada, Dr. Daniel Kraft from the U.S., and Professor Jim Al-Khalili and Dr. Aarathi Prasad from the U.K. They travel the world to investigate the latest innovations, from gecko skin-like material with adhesive qualities that mimic Spiderman's ability to scale buildings; to realistic digital avatars and the latest gaming technology that will change the face of the entertainment industry; to a 3D printer that can generate live human tissue; and a Canadian innovation using submarines for deep space training. More information can be found at Waterloo News.

When: Fri., Nov. 15, 2013 @ 8:00 p.m. on Discovery World channel

Chris Eliasmith examines new technology that will revolutionize sight

Chris Eliasmith examines new technology that will revolutionize sight.

Here are some more photos of Professor Chris Eliasmith on Brave New World Season 2.

Waterloo researchers among top in Canada

Chris Eliasmith writing on a whiteboardChris Eliasmith, Director of the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience, received the prestigious John C. Polanyi Award  and is also an inaugural member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists.

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Chris Eliasmith’s team at the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience has built Spaun, the world’s largest simulation of a functioning brain. The related book is now available and for the full article Waterloo Stories.

Nengo

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