technology, medicine, medical research, DOT, MRI scan, fMRI, parkinson's, alzheimer's

Researchers Close In on the Dream of a Safe, Portable Brain Scanner

If research on the human brain is to come close to meeting the lofty hopes many researchers and government bodies have for it, one thing is going to have to change: Brain... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/8/14

cancer, nanomedicine, squamous cell carcinoma, head and neck cancers, technology, medical research, cancer

Nanotech Method Boosts Conventional Cancer Treatments in Pre-Clinical Trial

The conventional wisdom has it that there’s no silver bullet for treating cancer; the disease simply has too many forms for a one-size-fits-all solution. But there may be,... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/7/14

technology, emotion, robots, medtech, medical research,

Singularity Surplus: Sweating Robots, Speaking in Tongues, Where Lab Meat Comes From

Advances in exponential technology happen fast — too fast for Singularity Hub to cover them all. This weekly bulletin points to significant developments to keep readers in... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/6/14

technology, mobile devices, braille, disability, 3d printing

Thanks to 3D Printing, the Visually Impaired Can Have a Braille Mobile Phone

With free-market capitalism and its tried-and-true methods of mass production, mainstream consumers are inundated with more product choices than many have time to make, while... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/6/14


Can Google Tango Make Off-the-Shelf Drones Autonomous?

Personal drones are all the rage. Though hobbyist RC helicopters and planes have been around for years, today’s multi-rotor vehicles are easier to pilot thanks to GPS... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/5/14


Michael Jackson Digitally Resurrected For Award Show

Technology is bringing the dead back to life—their images at least. In 2012, the ghost of Tupac Shakur strutted the stage at Coachella. Last year, the late Audrey Hepburn... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/4/14

BCI, B2B, EEG, technology, cyborgs, wearables

Muse Headband Opens the Door to Brain-to-Computer Applications

FitBit, Jawbone, Aero: Wearable devices to track physical activity are everywhere. But technology advocates insist that’s not all the devices can do — not by a long shot.... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/4/14


Sitting Inside Elon’s Spaceship, the Dragon-2 Capsule from SpaceX

Recently I attended the unveiling of SpaceX's Dragon-2 capsule -- the new spaceship they've designed to take people to space. I wanted to share this exciting... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/3/14


Unlike Samantha in the Movie Her, Artificial Intelligence Will Have a Body

The recent movie, Her, chronicles the romantic relationship between a man, Theodore Twombly, and an intelligent operating system named Samantha in the year 2025. Samantha... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/3/14


Leap Motion’s Gesture Control Finds Niche Uses in Medicine, Art and Augmented Reality

We first became acquainted with Leap Motion back in 2012. The company makes a small device about the size and shape of a pack of gum that uses infrared sensors and clever... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/2/14

technology, biotechnology, vaccines, malaria, robots, robotics, automation, AI, artificial intelligence

Promising Malaria Vaccine Looks to Employ Robots to Mass Produce Its Product

Imagine that, in the face of substantial technical odds, you developed a vaccine for malaria that, in early trials, was 100 percent effective. But then, due to political... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/1/14


Move Over Facial Recognition, New Algorithm Identifies Your Actions in Videos

Artificial intelligence algorithms can find your face in a crowd and detect what you’re feeling. But it’s harder for them to identify what you’re doing. That’s... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/31/14

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