July 28, 2017

Technology & Society

Human Enhancement & Emerging Technology Professor Dr. Natasha Vita-More Featured in “Inhuman: The Next & Final Phase of Man is Here”

Professor Natasha Vita-More




“Inhuman: The Next & Final Phase of Man is Here” is not fiction or a mockudrama but a new investigative documentary from Defender Films and Raiders News Productions. Inhuman travels the globe to unveil for the first time how breakthrough advances in science, technology and philosophy—including cybernetics, bioengineering, nanotechnology, machine intelligence and synthetic biology are poised to create mind-boggling game changes to everything we have known until now about Homo sapiens. As astonishing technological developments push the frontiers of humanity toward far-reaching morphological transformation (which promises in the very near future to redefine what it means to be human), an intellectual…

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UAT Provost, Dr. David Bolman, First Valley Leadership Board President in Tech

Valley Leadership




Bolman Brings Focus in Technology and Education to Arizona’s Premier Leadership Institute TEMPE, AZ – June 15, 2015 – University of Advancing Technology’s (UAT) Provost Dr. David Bolman is the first tech-based Board President that Valley Leadership has elected, bringing to the table a combined perspective of education, technology and innovation. Historically, leaders in technology have not been hugely involved in community outreach, but Dr. Bolman, as well as UAT as a whole, has always found opportunities to connect, engage and give back to the community. As the first tech-based President serving VL, Bolman said, “This is a crucial time for the…

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Geek Picnic Festival at ITMO University in Russia

Geek Picnic Russia




Professor Natasha Vita-More is speaking at the upcoming Science, Technology, and Arts festival, Geek Picnic Festival. ITMO University is organizing lectures with breakthrough scientists and experts, including the developer of Power Foot BiOm Hugh Herr with MIT, neurobiologist and neuroengineer Randal Koene, scientist and author of “Body by Design” Natasha Vita-More, and physicist and one of the organizers of World Science Festival Brian Greene. The University will also showcase a “Smart Home,” where innovative technologies and robots bring maximum comfort to humans’ life. One of the largest popular science festivals in Russia. Some of the activities include: “Robot Park” and drone…

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UAT Professor Vita-More, Panelist At BRINK2015.1

Speakers at the Brink - Natasha Vita-Moore




UAT is proud of faculty member Natasha Vita-More, Professor of Human Enhancement Technology, Emerging Technology, Multi-Media and Design and Bio Science, who spoke on two panels at the BRINK2015.1 Conference last weekend in Palm Desert, Cali. BRINK2015.1 is a unique gathering of technologists, futurists, engineers, space entrepreneurs and social philosophers, all brought together to discuss the path we find ourselves on, to thoughtfully consider how and where we want to go in the future. Professor Vita-More (top center in the photo) spoke on the following topics: “Designing New Humanity: A is for Augmentation, or is it Avatar?” and “What I Know…

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Intel’s Cammie LeBlanc Honored With University of Advancing Technology Honorary Doctorate Degree

Cammie LeBlanc Speaking at UAT Commencement




LeBlanc’s Gracious Acceptance Sent UAT Graduates Off With Inspiring Commencement Speech TEMPE, AZ — May 20, 2015 – University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is honored to announce that Cammie LeBlanc, International Business Development Manager at Intel, received one of this year’s Honorary Doctorate Degrees, awarded at the UAT commencement ceremony May 15, 2015, at the Mesa Arts Center. LeBlanc also delivered a moving commencement speech during the ceremony speaking of her journey where few women had gone before, into the world of Information Technology and Software Engineering. LeBlanc, the first of her family to graduate from college, earned a Bachelor…

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Mars One Finalists Announced

Mars One




The planners behind the Mars One mission have chosen the final 100 candidates to become the first people to colonize the Red Planet. From a starter pool of more than 200,000 applicants, the field has been narrowed to 50 men and 50 women, including 33 Americans. According to Mars One, this first set of astronauts will establish a permanent colony in 2025. From the top 100 finalists, a selection committee will determine who will move on to the next round, which will result in several groups of four astronauts chosen sometime in 2015. It is expected that the selection and…

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Bridging the Digital Divide

Cloud Computing- image from Mashable




Turns out “the cloud” is not just a place to keep your iTunes collection. Okay, to be fair, if you’re reading this you already know that. But, are you aware of how cloud computing is helping to bridge the digital divide between developed nations and the developing world? The New York Times reports in its Bits section that the swiftest and most monumental benefits from cloud computing may be seen in developing nations like Nigeria and India. In such places, where web server costs can be financially out of reach even by developed-nation standards, small companies are finding that Amazon Web…

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NASA Mars Rover Landing Free on Xbox Live




Want to get a taste of what it’s like to burn through the atmosphere on a NASA spacecraft? Xbox and NASA have teamed up to develop “Mars Rover Landing,” a skills game in which you use Kinect motion sensors to guide the rover Curiosity to land on Mars and successfully reach a target. The on demand game is available in 18 different languages. Download it for free on Xbox Live. File size is a modest 496MB. Link to this post!Related PostsProgramming Students Adopt a Robotic Dog G33K Squad Competes in Southwest VEX U Tournament Attend WordCamp Phoenix 2016 10 Awesome…

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3D Printed Micro-Cars

3D Printed Cars




These tiny 3D Printed cars are 2cm long and have real moving wheels and doors! So tiny! So cute! You can download the design and order them from Shapeways. This is the mid size model — 2 cm long. Watch the video below: Link to this post!Related Posts‘Props Through 3D Printing’ Panel at WonderCon featuring 3D Printed Starlord Mask The Process of Prototyping Students Display Innovative Problem Solving in “Thinking Strategies” Class Brad Jannenga, Co-Founder of WebPT, to Receive UAT Honorary Doctorate Degree UAT Maker Tech Presents Panel at WonderCon

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Cheap Wireless Arduino Programming




The engineers at NoMi Design have just released a neat design for programming your Arduino wirelessly using only a handful of inexpensive parts.  The design uses remote control infrared emitters and receivers to send the program to an Arduino. The downside is that the target Arduino must use the SuperDuplex bootloader (which requires an ISP programmer), and the range is limited to a few feet of line-of-sight.  However, this is a great solution for those times when you have to program a microcontroller in application, or hard to take apart. Link to this post!Related PostsNew FAFSA Rules: What You Need…

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