tv Documentary RT December 26, 2013 4:30pm-5:01pm EST
hello and welcome to technology updates on today's show christmas comes early for moscow's young innovators. and novel animation up brings films to the big screen. a moscow state university gives a whole new meaning to wearable technology but first new year may still be a couple of days off but they've already been plenty of festivities this month. on something a lot of. the no spark nano technology center was officially opened in the town of troy just south of moscow. aims to become a launch pad for high tech startups by bringing together all the facilities and know how to develop and produce innovative goods all under one roof while the town's strong research base made it the natural choice of location the pog received
a large investment from ross nano and the company's chairman was there to make sure the money had been put to good use back to you about twenty five startups should already be created this year there are twenty five startups alone in the year the center was set up then i expect tens or even hundreds of startups to emerge out of here in the near future and today you see in the creation of these innovation powerhouses with your own. lasers are a key direction for techno spark so we went to a fest of projects which is also part of the regional innovation cluster to see what's cooking the family run business has been producing ultra short pulls lasers for fifteen years it's emerged out of the birthplace of the laser believe it to physical institute and they continue to work closely together. second leases are already frequently used for increasing and cutting to fund glass but the full spectrum of off the cations for this type of laser is only just being realized however. it's hard to imagine exactly how short of bento second days. center second
is one four trillion over one million a billionth of a second there are way more fame two seconds in a second then yes the universe has existed so supportive since a context it's takes around three hundred million femto seconds for us to blink. if you are travelling at the speed of light you would only move north point we michael mukasey one tenth the second which is about the size of a virus for such a miniscule amount of time the potential for this technology is immense. but the main benefit of second lasers is the low level of heat transfer almost no heat is transferred to the surrounding areas the material is removed through a process known as cold ablation in other laser systems remove material by melting it evaporation or micro explosions and this is a completely new process because the intensity is so high at the focal point of the material turns into a plasma and displacement disappears instantly from the desired location this takes
place in such a short amount of time so that he does not have time to diffuse into the surrounding areas the second advise that follows on from the first but this method can be used with any material transparent or not no matter how hard or what its composition. so what about diamonds one of the hardest natural materials known to man that doesn't ring beauty an exceptional solidness is what makes them prized by jewelers but it's these properties that make them hard to keep secure. the crystal production corporation has been producing fine diamonds from the rough stones for fifty years once the jas have been cut to any of the dozens of sizes to choose from each facet is polished to a sparkling shine the company uses a pen to second laser to a unique id on each stone to prevent it from being counterfeited or return it to the owner of stolen but this form of marking has its limitations because once.
so the company. institutes for a more permanent solution. traditional strength in a fundamental. device. of creating a unique market deep within the diamond. is so fine that it's can't be seen with. the surface. unfocused but is then intensified hundreds of thousands of times inside the diamond this provides the concentration of energy required to turn the diamond into graphite. form of carbon block providing the conscious to quiet for the id and the only way of removing it would be to split the diamond into smaller stones
which would trust the overall value. far beyond jewelry. we have researched corrective eye surgery with this laser in cooperation with the central clinical hospital. running a series of projects to examine high energy physics. and others in our labs here. pinpoint precision. makes them ideal for. kitchen appliances. chips makes them indispensable in the computer industry. because christmas came early for some of the.
this month. focal point by convention two thousand and thirteen got thoughts of buying in moscow's famine university on the fifth of december the all singing all dancing and you'll event recognizes bush's most talented young scientists and at the end of the day the joy of experts picked the best projects in green and biotechnologies materials i.t. invention nearing but despite the exterior design he can project has very commercial goals so it is that. there are no specialized events for young engineers or inventors in our country at the moment. we don't want people involved in high tech development just three million dollars for a fifty percent stake in the company. want them to make billions just like tony stark and. after such rousing words i was eager to meet the future find men and women of the barman university in the exhibition area. the stuns not only gave finalist the opportunity to show off the fruits of their labors but also
network and meet potential investors the highlights included the universities formula students car and principal solar panels that can be attached to pretty much anything meanwhile lurking in the depths of the unis entry for the student robel so competition boasts a three d. camera and is floating its way up the leaderboard and of course no technology show would be complete without augments into reality play display here brings two d. images from books to kids a much to life and then lets users interact with the b three d. to reveal the information embedded inside. elsewhere in moscow that in a start two thousand and thirteen final was held at the center of modern design and innovations later that evening over three hundred students submitted their projects for consideration so one of the top three prizes and those who made it to the finals had to present their ideas live and was subjected to a grilling from the jury those who didn't quite make it to the final it was still on hand to show. entries which included
a unique hydro massage and facial tracking technology which only requires a standard low resolution webcam to track movement making the technology less of a strain on the pocket back in the main hall the jury had come to a decision the winners of this year's in a star included a radical rethink of moscow a super green roofing material under device to make sure you never get stung on your electricity bill is one thing receive an award for your innovation but once you spend your prize money you should go to tech crunch to try and find an investor or not. which. tech crunch moscow two thousand and thirteen was held at the digital october center guests of the event by the tech news websites of the same name range from startups to industry leaders i was always conscious stossel ali was jump shots with people. vying for attention and hoping to get a spot on the hollow disrupt stage participants have three minutes to present their idea of charts investors and move on to the next round however one name that
cropped up in a presentation about the messaging up stood out from the rest. team will be a computer is the founder of the film production company and if that doesn't ring any bells he's also the director of the hollywood film wanted and many of the star studded flicks with the path from concept to big screen is no walk in the park and pre-visualization plays an important role in getting the movie off the ground action parts of modern pitches require more than the traditional to teach charcoal sketches three d. animations give a frame by frame idea of how the finished product should look pre-visualization is also help direct to tweak camera angles stage direction and lighting and in an industry where time costs lots of money they help everyone know who's doing what where and when on set despite saving money even the previews are very costly and time consuming affair so. when i read all sorts of images
and pictures appear in my head. and i thought it would be great but if you could write a text and then have a computer to automatically turn it into an animated cartoon. it would understand and use the same language used by all filmmakers when they're telling a story just from images on a screen. so the guys at the studio got cracking to make the most fun to see a reality the company developed a universal text animation script this compatible with pre-prepared to d. and three d. characters and animals you simply put in your text complete with stage directions and the application source of the dialogue movement gestures and camera angles it was easy to see how it was coming useful in the film industry so while director such as he was busy with his next screenplay i wanted to find out how such a specific piece of software made its way to the mass market. where we took the
professional version which supports lots of features and gradually began automating the whole cutting them out altogether introducing defaults at such a sort of this product could be used by a wider audience in the future. was that you even had a trial where you made a t.v. series for a cable channel that took the three d. bag rounds and characters that were left and created an online version of the program which could be accessed through a browser. so anyone could visit and see the interface it has a stage these two robotic characters and a text input box. the text is then uploaded to a server to be animated the whole process only takes around fifteen second but leads to some rather peculiar videos online twenty eight and it's an awfully people in their thirty's and forty's complaining and they should because their lives are
almost over twenty sucks because it's the end of fun or at least society thinking it's ok to have fun when you turn twenty eight you and your fun friends start partying and start having addictions that's what they call it you can get hammered on monday night without raising some eyebrows although may seem like a lot of nonsense to get it is a lot of users online a chance to express themselves and it caught on surprisingly quickly. probable cause to their with having created these robots and the spy the fact that hughes had created videos which had been viewed over one hundred thousand times. early on but only five six well less than ten percent of our audience could create their own screenplay. so we decided to go one step further and simplify our application even more and return to the world of s.m.s. and takes communication. in a world where people show how they're feeling with smiley's social network of
contacts which also happens to be russia's second most visited sites was the perfect place to test out the technology the simplified film pre-visualization software only requires text and smileys for the current system interact messenger's ease of use and logical progression from current communication trends mentality to must over seven hundred thousand users in the first three weeks alone with the evolution of this once nice software doesn't end here. we plan to launch a mobile application sometime in the summer of twenty fourteen. it's probably be released at the same time as a film to take advantage of. the characters in the images in it. although we currently don't know what film it will probably be a big budget animation or adventure franchise. that's into the first touch after the break. it'll.
back let's take a quick look at this month's tech news. bites. sales of the yota phone kicks off on the fourth of december in what's proved to be a day of firsts is the company's first foray into hunter held markets and it also happens to be the first design small phone and the world's first l.c.d.'s screen mobile. display. on display information even when the. device also has wide implications for russian innovation. and we show that we can do it because three years ago people who believe the russians can bring to the commercial and get this type of success and interest we have. we can create innovative products we can do something consumer electronics and we can be competitive. environment so monitoring service the. addition to its fleet of flying
locks on the sixth of december the heavily modified forty two d. boasts over seventy instruments for monitoring pollution and radiation levels as well as particles can even. disperses. a million martian meeting was held at the cosmonaut explain more you museum in moscow on the third of december cost of the mars one project the. permanent human colony on mars by two thousand and twenty three and so far as received over two hundred thousand applications for a one way ticket to the red planet. about this project the first time they're all. very realistic all the people that are already involved. and the companies that slowly starts getting on the.
softball one was unveiled at the star city cosmonaut training center the end of last month the robot is set to join the crew on the international space station early next year controlled remotely from the ground by a pair of much of globes the robots human like hands will work on the exterior of the station. the line between technology and biology is becoming increasingly blurred so let's focus on moscow state university's latest developments in wearable tech. brains overbroad. wearable technology has been billed as the next big thing but i'm not talking about smart watches all fancy glasses one of the web discussion on quickly is exoskeletons braving the cold outside the moscow state university andre and pavol here are busy putting the exo athletes through its paces the exo athlete is russia's first exoskeleton meaning it requires no external power source but despite this high tech can help to operate
a car loads of up to one hundred kilograms. to get out of the cold i had inside the institute of mechanics where i found the technology has rather unusual roots institute's labs ventured into robotics way back in the seventy's balancing unicycles and bikes made for quite a spectacle they used a gyroscopic stabilization system which kept them up right even when they were standing on the spot having impressed audiences around the world the researchers shifted their attention from wheels to walking machines having already created one of russia's first anthropomorphic by people robots love was on a roll so why stop at just two likes. the walking robot she was built at the time when computers filled entire rooms but despite her ripe old age of forty the old girl can still strong stuff with the best of them she's the results of the institute's work on mimicking nature in an attempt to find alternative transport means each leg has three axes of movement provided by
a total of eighteen perfectly coordinated electric motors she was refined over the years to improve her awareness of the surrounding environment and before her retirement she could climb and adjust her gait according to incline and the institute of mechanics had big plans for two point zero but. there was talk of news ing. as a mars rover or the thing is though. the moon rover before her run on wheels. but if it came across an area on the surface of mars that was either uneven or covered in rocks it's unlikely that a wheel based machine would have coped with it. and this is where legs would come in. which were. in the one nine hundred seventy s. during the cold war q months he had set his eyes on conquering other worlds and
russia was looking towards the red planet the institute of mechanics proposed sending a beefed up version of masha to mas the giants yellow mustard court translated literally as mars walker would help clear the path for human settlement just like musher the muscle hold would have been able to adjust its gait depending on the surface and obstacles in its path however unlike mattia the muscle horse featured a scoop or claw at the front and open bet at the back for building clearing rubble and collecting samples there was even talk of creating a version that offered the speed of wheels but the off road capabilities of legs was all that remains is a solitary like. it has to be said that as well as carrying out experimental work into a two legged and six legged walking robots we also conduct a theoretical research we developed algorithms that allow the robots to walk and our experience with watching robots came in very handy when we were developing the eggs or skeleton. all this experience meant that the exo athletes made it from
suring ball to prototype in just to get it was developed jointly with the emergency situations ministry and received funding from the ministry of education in science weighing in at just twelve kilos is can help the operator carry loads of it to one hundred kilograms while it's lucky but she electronics means that it requires little if any maintenance in the field naturally these advantages caught the attention of the russian defense ministry seba ready to go the. you may remember the xo athlete from a news piece we did back in august where it was demonstrated that the russian defense ministry innovation day the russian armed forces saw its potential for assisting troops loading heavy ammunition crates and supply use as well as carrying heavy duty military combat shield such as this one but it wouldn't be that easy to find on the idea was shelved. the uni's also working on hydraulic and electric versions this battery powered hydraulic suits weighs twice as much as the
passive one and has an operation time of around two hours but this was a tradeoff the team were willing to make for the added power and mobility it gives the user senses on either side of the knee pick up the operator's intention and swing the leg into action. i have to try one on for size it was a strange feeling being struck so securely to the exoskeleton and it felt like learning to walk again as i started slowly forward but it didn't take long to get the hang of it pressure pads at the bottom of the exoskeleton takes when the foot is touching the floor unlock the leg at the knee ready for the next step. toward there is a motion detection system installed industry which uses video cameras to help us see how a person moves in the exoskeleton and work out that's a good nomics. because this is one of the methods are used to deal with the irregularities of the human body. we can gather statistics to see how people walk
then use this information to customise the exoskeleton. including the speed and movement of the joints the rigidity and shock absorbing properties of the excess skeleton a much more we get to work obviously pavel wasn't quite as happy with my performance as i was i thought i could do with something extra assistance the crutches went entirely out of place though with waning interest from the military the medical is the one that could be looking to explore the potential of the exoskeleton helping people walk again recover from injury not to mention the psychological benefits that come with it is immense the passive exoskeletons lack of complex electronics means that it would be perfect for people living in remote areas it can also be used to help take some of the load off those who carry heavy objects as part of their daily work as i work with. the war in creating the exoskeleton we're hoping to be one of the first players in
a market that's only just forming. so we'll have a chance to find our own each and made the expectations that people have told us about when you come to reduce. and provide them with the exoskeleton they really need. gaining popularity through hollywood blockbusters developments such as the one from moscow state university mean the skeletons are no longer confined to the realms of fantasy potential in the real world. as an engine is looking for ways either to restore people's mobility and strength or. might just be the way. they used helping people get back on their feet and building strength so helping the world. and making light work of heavy lifting so it looks like. a. technology this year. two thousand and fourteen. bring in the new year
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coming up on our t.v. two thousand and thirteen has been the deadliest for iraq since two thousand and eight but the wave of terrorist bombings now the u.s. is sending hellfire missiles and drones to help the iraqi government battle extremists the latest on that just up ahead. and here in d.c. the capitol building is literally crumbling is about to undergo the first round of renovation since nine hundred sixty this while americans lose faith in a congress that's bitterly divided throughout the year we'll take a deeper look at where the cracks form. and even with cuts to the military budget one american veteran gets the sendoff he deserves an important part of world war two pilot funeral took place thanks to the help of a civilian or on that later in the.