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Monthly Archives: September 2009

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DNA Electronics Has a Hand Held Genetic Testing Device – Interview with CEO!

If your computer and your DNA had a baby, it would be the SNP Dr. from DNA Electronics. SNP Dr. is the world's first hand held semi-conductor device that will be able to read...
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iCub Takes Humanoid Robotics Back to Its Infancy

When parents give birth to a child, it would seem pretty ridiculous to expect that baby to immediately live and function as well as an adult. Yet our pursuit of humanoid robots does almost...

Scanning Barcodes and Counting Calories – iPhone Has an App

Your iPhone can play so many roles in your life: tour guide, military commander, camerman, restaurant reviewer, bank teller, DJ, and now... nutritionist. The newly renamed DailyBurn (formerly Gyminee) has developed a calorie counting...

New Software Acts Like Human Brain to Find People in Videos

Now that we can program a computer to reason somewhat like a human brain, it seems a little cruel to then set that artificial intelligence to one of the most mind-numbing tasks around: watching...
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StickyBot Mimics Geckos To Climb Walls

When naming robots, I want to encourage all of you researchers to go for the obvious choice, that way we know what we're getting. Case in point: Standford's StickyBot. Giant robotic booger? No, it's...

IBM Celebrates 20 Years Since First Manipulating an Atom

It was twenty years ago when Don Eigler, a fellow at IBM, made history by moving individual atoms for the first time. Like any good employee he used his new found ability to do...

Honda’s Answer to the Segway: Motorized Unicycle U3X

Have you ever looked at a Segway and said, "hey that looks cool, but I wish someone would make a version with fewer wheels"? No of course you haven't, no one has, but Honda...

Study: Elderly With Less Vitamin D More Likely to Die

In case you were wondering about whether or not to take that walk outside today, a new study has shown that vitamin D is linked to lower death rates among the elderly. The University...

New Study Detects Oral Cancer Via RNA in Spit

I can't believe the number of things you can find out about yourself by spitting in a cup. A recent study at UCLA demonstrated that certain strands of micro RNA (miRNA) found in your...
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TEDMED 2009 is Coming – The Best of the Best Will Speak on Medicine

It's hard to find a group of speakers that are as famous, as inspiring, or as successful as those found at TED. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design - and occasionally- Medicine. TEDMED is...

HIV/AIDS Vaccine Developed in Thailand by US Army

The Associated Press wire is all abuzz with the success of a recently completed trial to find a vaccine for HIV/AIDS. The 16,000+ person study, performed in Thailand by the US Army, the National...

Ingestible Chip that Reminds You to Take Medicine begins trials

_ Not everyone likes taking their medicine. Between just plain forgetfulness and a dislike for taste or side effects, many long term prescription users routinely miss taking their meds. That avoidance leads to $290 billion...

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