Monthly Archives: February 2012


Ekso Bionics Sells its First Set of Robot Legs Allowing Paraplegics to Walk

Mark down February 14th, 2012 as the day when exoskeletons became an established medical therapy. Ekso Bionics, formerly Berkeley Bionics and creators of the HULC army... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/27/12

Induced Alzheimer's Cells

Transforming Skin Cells into Neurons Leads to New Insights for Alzheimer’s

Researchers at UC San Diego have created a new weapon in the fight against Alzheimer's: living neurons in the lab. Lead by Laurence Goldstein, director of UCSD's Stem... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/25/12

The lives of Frank Lagella and Susan Sarandon are made easier by robot assistants in the new 'Robot and Frank.'

New ‘Robot and Frank’ Movie Looks Like A Realistic Portrayal Of The Not-Too-Distant-Future

Get excited Singularitarians, a new robot movie’s coming out. But don't expect them to transform into gigantic battle bots and destroy whole city blocks, and don’t... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/24/12

Chronicle Andrew practicing

Chronicle Movie’s Real Superpower? Cameras.

What if three young high school students became more than just ordinary teenagers, and what if an action-packed blockbuster movie was about more than it seemed? I just... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/23/12

A brain scan of a 6-month old with autism showing abnormal neuron pathways (red and yellow).

Brain Scans Detect Autism In Six Month Olds

Autism is normally diagnosed in children at around 18 months to 2 years of age, when parents see odd behavior and take their child to the doctor. Unfortunately, by the... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/23/12


Drug Delivery Microchip Implanted in Patients, Passes Human Trial

A remote drug delivery system has successfully been tested in a human trial. A microchip was implanted in 8 women and delivered a drug to treat osteoporosis once a day... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/22/12

Nevada DMV and Google Car

Starting March 1st, A Red License Plate in Nevada Means the Driver is a Robot!

*UPDATE: Nevada DMV director Bruce Breslow wrote into the Hub, see his comments below.* An extended campaign in Nevada by Google has led to a new host of provisions... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/22/12

Go SH!

SH Membership Program Update – Carl Zimmer, Ray Kurzweil, Ekso Bionics, and More

During the last few weeks the Singularity Hub Membership program has continued to offer an awesome experience for its members.  I wanted to share with you some of what... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/21/12

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