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Yearly Archives: 2008

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Re-attaching Severed Limbs a Routine Procedure

Did you know that re-attaching severed limbs is a routine procedure that was pioneered in the 60's and has been commonplace since the 80's?  Well, we didn't know this either until we stumbled upon...

Whole Genome Sequencing To Cost Only $1,000 By End Of 2009

Singularity Hub predicts the cost to sequence an entire individual human genome will plummet to an astonishing $1,000 by the end of 2009 and the time required for sequencing will require less than one...

Kevin Kelly: Predicting The Next 5000 Days Of The Web

Kevin Kelly, cofounder of Wired, gave a thought provoking, concise, and easy to grasp 20 minute talk at the 2007 EG Conference on the future of the internet.  Below I have posted the video...

Singularity Summit 2008 Reviewed

Singularity Hub is proud to deliver the web's most comprehensive coverage and analysis of the Singularity Summit 2008. The Singularity Summit is the premier annual event for those that are interested in the...

What Is Up With The Hub?

The Hub's Keith Kleiner has been busy so there haven't been many posts on the site lately.  Don't despair though...in January Kleiner will be quitting his day job to work fulltime on Singularity Hub. ...

The Rise of the Cyborgs

Discover Magazine has just blown me away with a fascinating story on the current state of brain-computer interfaces (BCI).  The story cites numerous projects underway across the globe in which electrodes implanted into the...

Cook Biotech Offers Stunning Tissue Regeneration Capability

The Short: It still seems like science fiction to many, but for more than a decade now mankind has had the technology to regenerate human tissue to repair large or complex wounds resulting from burns,...

UK Company Creates Animated Humans That Look Like the Real Thing

Timesonline is reporting on a UK company called Image Metrics that has taken animation of human characters for games (Grand Theft Auto, Unreal Tournament) and films (Harry Potter, The Mummy) to an unprecedented level...

Open Source Project Aims to Create Human Level Artificial Intelligence

The Short: Researches across the globe are making daily advances towards the development of human level artificial intelligence, but sadly the algorithms and the software that represent these advances often remain hidden within researcher's computer...

Researchers Reprogram Pancreas Cells to Produce Insulin

The Short: The Harvard Crimson and the LA Times offer some of the better articles reporting that researchers have genetically reprogrammed mice pancreas cells directly into a completely different type of cell called a B...

Researchers Grow an Entire Rat Heart, Pig Heart Next Target

The Short: In January 2008 University of Minnesota Researchers reported that they were able to grow an entire rat heart from scratch. The story is available here at npr, and there is also an audio...

Singularity Hub Reviews Intel CTO Justin Rattner’s IDF Keynote on the Future of Technology

Yesterday Intel CTO Justin Rattner delivered his keynote presentation about the future of technology and the coming of the singularity at Intel's annual Intel Developer Forum (IDF). Although Rattner could use some tips on...

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