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Monthly Archives: March 2009

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Peter Diamandis – Exclusive Video Interview At Singularity University CPM2

Singularity Hub is proud to present an exclusive video interview with Xprize founder and Singularity University Vice Chancellor Peter Diamandis that we took during Singularity University's CPM2.  As many of our readers know, Singularity...

Up Close With the Telepresence Robot From Anybots

Can't make it to a meeting thousands of miles away, but wish you could?  Need to be two places at once?  Perhaps you need the telepresence robot from Anybots.  This weekend while attending Singularity...

i-LIMB Revolutionizes the Commercial Prosthetic

Think you can spot an amputee?  Think again.  Meet the i-LIMB, the first commercially available prosthetic hand with five individually powered fingers.  Combining a revolutionary functionality with amazingly natural cosmetics, the i-LIMB is changing...

Life Extension Revealed

Didn't have the time or the interest to watch Oprah's Extreme Life Extension Show that aired on TV yesterday?  Luckily for you Singularity Hub is here with a review of the show that you...

Cyborg Insects Take Flight

Insects that can be remote controlled to spy on others?  A completely robotic fly smaller than a penny?  These are just some examples of what is in the pipeline in the world of insect...

Tissue Regenerating Foams and Gels Under Development

Imagine healing from a serious tissue wound after only a few days or weeks simply by injecting it with tissue regenerating foam or gel.  Singularity Hub has learned that the tissue regeneration industry, including...
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Video: Juan Enriquez Explains The Biology Revolution At TED 2009

Below we have posted a video of Juan Enriquez at the 2009 TED conference explaining the convergence of engineering in genetics, organs, and robotics.  Think you don't have time for a 9 minute video? ...

Extreme Life Extension This Tuesday On Oprah

Who knew that Oprah was a Sigularitarian :-)  Huge thanks to our reader FrankGW for informing us that Oprah will be hosting a show this Tuesday, March 24, 2009 titled "Extreme Life Extension".  Here...

Body 2.0 – Continuous Monitoring Of The Human Body

Did you ever stop to think how silly and also how dangerous it is to live our lives with absolutely no monitoring of our body's medical status?  Years from now people will look back...

Microsoft Multitouch Screen Gets Upgrade

Previously we have not been much of a fan of Microsoft's surface technology, but perhaps we were wrong.  Recently Microsoft enhanced its Surface product with a second projector in an upgrade dubbed 'Secondlight' and...

Did You See That Woman…Wait…She’s A Robot!

Check out the HRP-4C robot, one of the first humanoid robots to boldly sidestep the typical transformer look, instead posing as an attractive manga style woman.  Is anyone else having flashbacks of the movie...

Despite Setback, March Toward Designer Babies Inevitable

About a month ago we wrote a story about the Fertility Institutes, the first company to offer parents the choice of screening their embryos for eye color, hair color, and complexion.  The announcement from...

Truth Machine To Be Used For Court Evidence?

In 1996, James Halperin published a book called The Truth Machine describing a future where man had created a device that could tell whether or not a person was lying with 100% accuracy.  Today...

Simple Keepon Robot Wows Humans

Ever heard of the Keepon robot?  Originally created as a therapeutic tool to interact with children with autism and other social disorders, this cute, dancing, and addictive social robot has gained worldwide adoration and...

23andMe Declares War On Parkinson’s – Army Of 10,000 To Give DNA

Genetic analysis company 23andMe today announced a bold initiative to gather DNA samples from at least 10,000 people as part of a massive effort to identify genes that may be at the root of...

AT&T Predictions From 16 Years Ago Become Reality

Robots-Dreams has an excellent post about AT&T advertisements from 1993 (16 years ago!) in which predictions about the future turned out to be amazingly accurate.  Technology is changing our lives at an ever faster...

Revolution In Newborn Screening Saves Newborn Lives

Every year in the US, about five thousand babies are born with genetic or functional disorders that can be partly or completely treated through early detection.  As amazing as it sounds, up until four...

A Computer That Can Answer Any Question – Wolfram Alpha

Imagine typing almost any question into a webpage or even voicing your question into a handheld device and instantly getting an accurate answer.  In a stunning development that has literally shaken the industry of...

Obama Lifts Ban On Embryonic Stem Cell Research

As many of our readers may already know, President Obama today lifted the federal funding ban placed on embryonic stem cell research in the US.  Restrictions of the Bush years blocked any funding of...

The Justin Humanoid Robot

Today we introduce the robot Justin, the latest example of the relentless pace of robot advancement.  The Justin robot is impressive for its ability to dynamically and delicately grab and manipulate objects, performing actions...
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Eyeborg – Video Enabled Prosthetic Eye Fuels Privacy Debate

When he was a child Rob Spence lost one of his eyes in a shotgun accident.  Now as an adult, Rob is a filmmaker working on a documentary called Eyeborg: a thrilling effort to...

New Antibody Breakthrough Paves The Way For Near Universal Flu Vaccine

It could be the only flu shot you'll ever need.  Researchers have engineered a new cocktail of antibodies that protects against multiple strains of the influenza virus, including the much-feared bird flu and the...

Bionic Eye Makes Steady Progress

The BBC just ran a story about a bionic eye, or retinal implant, that has partially restored vision to a blind man in London.  Readers may recall that Singularity Hub reported on this technology,...

Fantastic Collection of Robot Pictures From The Big Picture

The Boston Globe's project to report news stories in photographs, known as The Big Picture, just released a fantastic collection of robot pictures.  Just by looking at these pictures compelling story of the progress...

The Next Generation in Human Computer Interfaces

For decades our options for interacting with the digital world have been limited to keyboards, mice, and joysticks. Now with a new generation of exciting new interfaces in the pipeline our interaction with the...

Crohn’s Disease Cured By Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell transplant therapy has successfully cured patients suffering from Crohn's disease, a terrible disease that afflicts an estimated 600,000 people in North America and millions more worldwide.  Success in treating Crohn's disease is...

Breakout Year for 3D Movies In 2009 – Convergence of Physical and Digital World Continues

After a long history of false starts, 2009 looks to be the breakout year when 3D movies for the masses finally come of age.  The exciting move to 3D movies is just one example...

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