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Monthly Archives: June 2009

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Highlights From Day One At Singularity University

Yesterday was the first day of the Singularity University summer session.  I was at the NASA Ames campus throughout the day to witness and record the event on video for the Hub (see highlight...

Super Babies Reveal the Key to Strength Gene

It's known as myostatin, but it might as well be called kryptonite, because it's what keeps each of us feeling like Clark Kent. This protein tells your muscles when to stop growing, and in...

The AbioCor Artificial Heart

Earlier on Singularity Hub, we took a detailed look into the magic of heart replacement surgery (and even growing hearts with stem cells).  It’s a great way to tack on a few extra years...

The Wireless Future of Energy Tranfer

The electronic revolution of the past century has been a tangled affair. Remember when phones were always wired into the wall? When the internet required one more cord from the back of...

Vitamin D and Fish Oil – Time to Put Up or Shut Up

The western world faces three very notorious killers: heart disease, cancer, and stroke. Just this week Michael Jackson (heart attack??) and Farah Fawcett (cancer) were struck down, and the media is waiting on...
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TransMedics: Transplanting a Beating Heart

You've heard a bit about heart transplants and they're no piece of cake, but now there’s a company out there trying to make it a little bit easier.  It's not an off-color SNL skit,...

Why Your Dog Is Getting Better Stem Cell Treatment Than You

If you like controversy there's nothing that will bring you more joy than yelling "stem cell research" in a mixed crowd and then sadistically sneaking out of the room. The debate over the use...

Artificial Life on the Horizon

Admit it: you wouldn’t mind winning a Nobel Prize. Well here’s a science project for you: reverse global warming, solve the world’s energy crisis, and pave the way for breakthrough antibiotics and vaccines… all...

Singularity University To Launch June 29 – Exclusive Interview With Executive Director Salim Ismail

With the official launch of the inaugural summer session of Singularity University just days away, the Hub sat down with the University's Executive Director Salim Ismail to get an inside look at this exciting...

Breast Augmentation Balloons to Top Selling Plastic Surgery

Singularity Hub has recently and unintentionally launched an unofficial expose into the world of vain medicine. We last covered the chemotherapy cream that kills wrinkles (among other things) and now it’s time to move...

Stem Cells Used to Grow Hearts: Cool New Pics and Vid

When you're heart is broken, you'll do anything to fix it. Even replace it with a pig heart. Scientists at...

Willow Garage: The Personal Robot Will Be Open Source

Want to build a robot? Join the club. Want to improve the way we build robots? Join Willow Garage. This silicon valley based robotics company is not just designing robots, they're working on how...

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