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Monthly Archives: July 2008

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Intel: Human and computer intelligence will merge in 40 years

Add Intel's CTO and senior fellow Justin Rattner to the growing list of singularity proponents according to an article from computerworld. According to Rattner: "...perhaps as early as 2012 we'll see the lines between...

A Future Where Babies are Born Without Severe Defects

Nature recently published an article written by Armand Marie Leroi that opens with this interesting question: "Now that many people approve the elimination of certain genetically defective fetuses, is society closer to screening all fetuses...

A “Manhattan Project” for the Next Generation of Bionic Arms

Related to the IEEE special report on prosthetic arms is a fascinating article on prosthetic limbs that can take their signals directly from the nerves or even the brain of the user. As...

The Next Generation in Noninvasive Prosthetic Arms

In this piece from the IEEE special report on prosthetics we learn about Deka's amazing noninvasive prosthetic arm. As noted earlier, DARPA gave $30.4 million to fund two projects for the next generation of...

Cloud Computing on the Rise – The World Mind is Upon Us

HP, Intel, and Yahoo announced today the creation of a global cloud computing infrastructure to be used by researchers across the world. Cloud computing is a computing model in which computing resources such...

IEEE Spectrum Special Report on Prosthetic Arms

In Feb 2008 IEEE Spectrum released a fantastic special report on some of the latest work being done on prosthetic arms. The special report covers a lot of ground, but mostly focuses on DARPA's Revolutionizing...

The Networked Pill From Proteus Biomedical

Michael Chorost published an article in MIT Technology Review about a networked pill from a company called Proteus Biomedical. The pill, called Raisin, releases a sand grain sized microchip into the body in...

Michael Chorost – Cochlear Implants and World Wide Mind: The Coming Integration of Humans and Machines

Below is an interesting video of Michael Chorost speaking at Google June 30, 2008. Michael spends about half of the video explaining the amazing cochlear implant that has enabled himself and more than 100,000...

Tiny Robotic Tweezers Can Pick Up and Move Individual Cells!

The Short: Newscientist reports that researchers at the University of Toronto have created a microgripper device capable of grabbing and releasing objects as small as a cell. Tiny tweezers or grippers have been created...

Laser Surgery Probe Precise Enough to Target Individual Cancer Cells

The University of Texis at Austin reports that Professor Adela Ben-Yakar and colleagues have developed a femtosecond laser "microscalpel" that is so precise that it can destroy a single cell while leaving nearby cells...

World’s Oldest Person?

I recently stumbled upon some articles on the oldest people alive and thought it would be interesting to post this information here at Singularity Hub: The oldest person alive today (that can be verified against...

Chip for Eye Implants Could Run for a Year on Millimeter Sized Battery

The Short: An IEEE Spectrum report and University of Michigan report tell of a fascinating advance in the development of a tiny microchip that can be implanted into the eye or other parts of the...

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