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Monthly Archives: January 2009

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Who’s Who in the Singularity

As part of its special report on the singularity last year, IEEE Spectrum published a Who's Who in the Singularity poster documenting the major players in the singularity space.  No sign of the Hub's...

Army’s Cyborg Beetle Takes Flight

Technology review has one of the better reports about the army's success in creating a remote controlled cyborg beetle in collaboration with the University of California - Berkeley.  From the article: "The beetle's payload consists...

Stanford Creates World’s Smallest Writing, Less Than a Nanometer

"Stanford researchers have reclaimed bragging rights for creating the world's smallest writing, a distinction the University first gained in 1985 and lost in 1990." Thus begins an article from Stanford that chronicles the history of...

Fracture Putty – Bioactive Nano Scaffold Could Revolutionize Bone Healing

In June 2008 DARPA solicited proposals from interested institutions to participate in a project to develop fracture putty: A dynamic putty which, when packed in/around a compound bone fracture, provides full load-bearing capabilities within hours,...

Geron CEO Speaks About the Promise of Stem Cell Therapy, Great Damage Done By Bush Presidency

We just uncovered this awesome 3 minute video of Geron CEO Thomas Okarma explaining the promise of stem cell therapy as well as the damage that has been done by the Bush administration over...

FDA OKs 1st Embryonic Stem Cell Trial for Geron, Stock Skyrockets

The first clinical human trial using embryonic stem cells as a medical treatment in the United States has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  Roughly ten patients will be treated about...

Wired For War: The Rise of Robotic Armies

P.W. Singer just launched his latest book titled Wired For War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century. This looks to be a must read book for those that are interested in...

The Onion: Are We Giving Robots Too Much Power?

Need a good laugh?  The onion has a funny spoof about computers taking over the world below: http://www.youtube.com/v/OGxdgNJ_lZM&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&feature=player_embedded&fs=1

10 Forecasts for 2009 and Beyond

Each year since 1985, the editors of The Futurist have collected their most thought-provoking ideas and forecasts into an annual Outlook report.  The Outlook 2009 report was recently released and we have published it...
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Mind Reading Revisited

Just recently we posted about a story in which researchers from Carnegie Mellon were able to read people's actual thoughts with a machine.  The machine uses a technique called fMRI to noninvasively monitor a...

Motorized Nanobot To Swim Through Human Arteries?

The media is abuzz with the announcement of a 250 micrometer motor that could someday be used to power tiny robots that swim through human blood vessels.  Will tiny nanobots or man-made molecular structures...

Genetic Mutation Found in 1% of Population Almost Guarantees Onset of Heart Disease

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute today published a press release presenting the discovery of a gene mutation in roughly 1% of the world population that virtually guarantees the onset of heart disease in its...

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