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Monthly Archives: February 2009

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Kurzweil in Rolling Stone – We Have the PDF

As many of our readers may have heard, Rolling Stone recently did a major story on Ray Kurzweil in their latest issue titled "The World's Scariest Techno Prophet".  Originally Singularity Hub did not report...

Skin Cells Reprogrammed Into Beating Heart Tissue

Imagine a future when your aging organs - a failing liver, or a brain degenerated by Alzheimer's disease - could be repaired using cells from other parts of your body.  That dream came closer...

Designer Babies – Like It Or Not, Here They Come

Long before Watson and Crick famously uncovered the structure of DNA in 1953, people envisioned with both horror and hope a day when babies could be custom designed -- free of inherited disease, yet...

Robot Wrestling Video – Awesome!

Props to Robots-Dreams for discovering this fantastic video of robots wrestling WWF style, including a championship belt and even a hot girl ringmaster: http://www.youtube.com/v/DZ6C9R7zuXg&hl=en&fs=1

Trailer For Upcoming Kurzweil Movie On The Singularity: Transcendent Man

Check out this trailer for the upcoming movie showcasing Ray Kurzweil's ideas about the singularity, called "Transcendent Man". Our verdict: awesome! http://www.youtube.com/v/ntY01qoIdus&hl=en&fs=1

Electronic Screens As Thin As Paper Are Coming Soon

In Part II of our showcase of flat screen technology innovation, we focus on efforts at Arizona State University's Flexible Display Center to create a truly flexible, paper thin, durable, energy efficient flat screen...

Flat Screen Technology Heats Up – Part I

The race to create ever thinner, more durable, and even flexible flat screen technology has really been heating up in the last year.  Most applications thus far are for e-book readers, but what we...

Augmented Human Reality Unveiled by MIT Researchers

Imagine looking at a someone and instantly being fed a visual and auditory stream of information about them, such as their email address, education, marital status, interests,  ethnicity, and so on.  Imagine using hand...

Stem Cell Therapy Must Continue In Spite of Cancer Setback

The first known report of a brain tumor resulting directly from neural stem cell therapy was published yesterday.  The report is a fresh reality check against worldwide hopes for life saving stem cell therapies...

Gene Therapy Trial To Fight HIV Shows Promise

A trial to test the safety and effectiveness of gene therapy to cure or alleviate HIV in patients has seen promising results according to a paper published yesterday in the journal Nature Medicine....

Can They Really Transplant An Entire Hand? Yes Indeed!

Did you know that for ten years now it has been possible to transplant a donated hand (or a pair of them) to a person who has lost one or both of their hands? ...

Bionic Arm Controlled By Patient’s Own Thoughts

Last year we reported about the latest efforts to create the next generation in prosthetic arms.  Without a doubt the most exciting feature being developed for this new generation of arms is their ability...

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