Peter Murray
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Peter Murray was born in Boston in 1973. He earned a PhD in neuroscience at the University of Maryland, Baltimore studying gene expression in the neocortex. Following his dissertation work he spent three years as a post-doctoral fellow at the same university studying brain mechanisms of pain and motor control. He completed a collection of short stories in 2010 and has been writing for Singularity Hub since March 2011.

spacefood

NASA Puts Up Cash To Create Pizza-Making 3D Printer

There’s nothing like months aboard the International Space Station to get an astronaut to hate space station food – one can only have so many servings of freeze-dried... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/14/13

trachea

3D Printed Windpipe Saves Baby’s Life

We all know that 3D printing is going to be a life saver, like when we need a new part for the motorcycle or coffeemaker. But 3D printing is now saving lives – literally.... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/12/13

electric

Electric Car Company Better Place Bankrupt, Burns Nearly $1 Billion

Electric cars just took a major detour, at least in Israel. Behind the company Better Place, the country had been Europe’s foremost champion for electric cars, vowing to... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/9/13

dna

Bladderwort Study Adds To The Debate On “Junk” DNA

Only about two percent of the human genome contains genes. The other 98 percent has been likened to cosmology’s dark matter that fills the space between stars –... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/30/13

nano

Injected Nanoparticles Maintain Blood Sugar Levels In Diabetic Mice For Ten Days

Modern medicine is once again turning to nanotechnology to help our bodies help themselves. A new device comprised of nanoparticles monitors blood sugar levels and releases... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/29/13

farm

Drones Close In On Farms, The Next Step In Precision Agriculture

Drones continue their steady approach into the different aspects of our lives. But while controversy rages over drone devastation over foreign soil and prying surveillance... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/28/13

scramjet

Air Force Jet X-51A Goes Hypersonic, Zooms Five Times Speed Of Sound

The United States Air Force has a serious need for speed. On May first their X-51A Waverider zoomed to an amazing Mach 5.1 – more than five times the speed of sound. While... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/22/13

meat

You can now place your order for a burger grown entirely in a lab

You can now place your order for a burger grown entirely in a lab. After years of work – and hundreds of thousands of dollars – one group of researchers have made one of... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/22/13

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Scientists Able To Slow Aging In Mice By Modifying The Brain’s Hypothalamus

When we age, all parts of our body deteriorate over time. But while aging as a whole might be an accumulation of disparate processes, scientists have long wondered if it... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/21/13

Triclosan, the antibacterial and antifungal agent in liquid soap and a great many other things may disrupt hormone regulation and contribute to antibiotics resistance in germs. [Source: Wikipedia]

FDA To Decide Whether Antibacterial Soap Is Safe – After Four Decades

Antibacterial soap has been around for 40 years. But research now shows that the active ingredient in the soap, triclosan, alters hormonal balance in animals, is possibly... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/20/13

Smarter Objects combines the intuitive ease of using real objects with the flexibility of virtual ones. [Source: Virtual Labs via Vimeo]

Virtual And Real Objects Meet And Become Smarter Objects At MIT

The line between the physical world and the virtual just got a little bit more blurred. Smarter Objects is a program developed by MIT Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces Group... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/20/13

irobot

iRobot’s RP-Vita Telepresence Robots Start Work At Seven Hospitals

As smart as they are, doctors can’t compete with the volume of knowledge that a robot can retain. In an effort to join the best of both worlds – human experience with... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/18/13

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