At the celebration of Mindshare 50th networking event in Los Angeles, Nolan Bushnell said improving intelligence doesn't require state-of-the-art gadgets or mind-altering medication—just a pair of skis and some yoga pants.
Heather Knight, a key member of the Syyn Labs League of Extraordinary Nerds, curates public performances with automatons, and believes that her robots can change the world for the better. Watch this video to find out how.
Syyn Labs got famous building OK Go's Rube Goldberg machine for the "This Too Shall Pass" video. And they specialize in sidewinder contraptions full of fire, explosions, electricity, rockets, and more. Typically, they take countless hours of precision alignment and require test after test before they're fully functional. Google, which recently came to Syyn to build a machine for the New York launch of its Science Fair initiative, didn't have that kind of time. Oh, and it had to work on the first try. Live. For a live audience and a global webcast. Here's how Syyn pulled it off.
For years, employees at Google have suggested a project near and dear to their nerd hearts: a Google-led science fair. Today those Googlers and budding scientists worldwide should be ecstatic. The company launched Google Science Fair, the first global online science competition.