Monthly Archives: February 2012


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

Ekso's lower body exoskeleton gives paraplegics a chance to walk again, and could become a major part of spinal injury therapy. Mark down February 14th, 2012 as the day... 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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