stem cells, technology, medical research, bones

Delivering Capsules of Stem Cells Helps Repair Injured Bones

For the recorder of potentially breakthrough medical technology, sometimes it seems that the list is just so many applications of three new technologies: smaller electronics,... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/23/14

med tech, cyborg, diabetes, technology, pancreas

Bionic Pancreas Promises Big Boost in Health, Quality of Life for Type 1 Diabetics

Diabetes, despite affecting nearly 350 million people worldwide, is not really a controlled illness. Those who have the type 1 form of the illness, in which the pancreas... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/22/14

cancer, cancer research, medical research, stem cells, cancer treatment, technology

Fasting Helps Cancer Patients Survive Chemotherapy — And It Could Help Us All Live Longer

You’ve probably never heard of Valter Longo, but if you’ve heard about the purported health benefits of intermittent fasting, you’ve likely been exposed to his work.... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/21/14


Massive Military-Funded Project Aims to Re-align Ailing Brains

Deep brain stimulation as a treatment for epilepsy and movement disorders, most notably Parkinson’s disease, has rapidly gone from experimental to standard practice. With... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/20/14

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‘We’re Living in Science Fiction Right Now’ Diamandis Tells GSP 2014

“It’s that time again.” These were the words on more than one pair of lips at Singularity University’s 2014 Graduate Studies Program (GSP) opening... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/19/14


Can We Cure Violence?

Violence is contagious, this we know. Time and again, researchers have found that exposure to aggression links directly to increases in violent behavior. This is why, for... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/19/14

neuroscience, AI, brain, artificial intelligence, stem cells

Scientists Trigger Stem Cells to Produce New Brain Cells

It turns out that an apple a day — or at least an apple spinach salad — does keep the doctor away. But it’s not true that when brain cells die we can’t make more.... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/18/14

google car mini

Why Google’s “Ridiculous” Looking Car Is Brilliant

It’s not too surprising that the release of images of Google’s prototype robocar have gotten comments like this: Revolutionary Tech in a Remarkably Lame... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/17/14

fMRI, brain scans, mental health, artificial intelligence, AI, medicine

Machines Teach Humans How to Feel Using Neurofeedback

Humans are social animals, and feelings of attachment, connection and empathy are the glue that binds societies together. Before an infant’s immune system is fully... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/16/14


Our Hyperconnected Future: Roundup of the 2014 MIT Tech Review Digital Summit

I recently attended the MIT Technology Review Digital Summit in San Francisco. The topics du jour? The disappearing computer interface, the Internet of Things, and... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/15/14

IoT, internet of things, technology, gadgets

Singularity Surplus: Computer Convenience For FDA Data, Paper and Pen, Power Outlets

The Scribble pen can identify and reproduce 16 million colors you might come across in daily life. The pen uses a 16-bit RGB color sensor to identify the colors of objects... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/14/14


Google to Spend a Billion or More on Internet Satellites

Internet access is common in the developed world, but many in emerging markets are just now getting online. For Google, one of the most visited sites in the world, it's... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/14/14

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