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Demand for Stem Cells Growing Fast, Many Turn to Medical Tourism

You can't keep a good thing down. When the US restricted stem cell research in the early part of the century that research didn't die, it emigrated. All over the world, scientists continued to...

Quirky Robot Art You Need To Buy (video)

Sure, you may know about robots, but do you know about their personal lives? A Missouri couple have taken their hobby of building sculptures of robots and turned it into an online business called...

Stem Cell Transplant Defeats HIV? Patient Still HIV Free After 2 Years

Add one more name to the ever growing list of diseases that have been defeated by stem cell treatments: HIV. That's right, according to a recent report in the New England Journal of Medicine,...

BeBionic Artificial Hand and Wrist – Now With Kung-Fu Grip! (video)

Judging by the latest promo videos, the BeBionic hand is out to kick more butt than...well, an artificial foot. Full of heavy rock licks, the BeBionic demo shows off the four grips (key, pinch,...

Will 23andMe Find Which Genes Make You a Life-Long Athlete?

Back in October, 23andMe generated a little PR buzz by examining the genetic codes of 100 current and former NFL players and comparing them to non professional athletes. That genome wide association study (GWAS)...

QTC Robot Skin Feels How Hard You Touch – Coming soon to MIT, Samsung, Others

Britain based Peratech is endowing machines with a human-like sense of touch. Their material, a quantum tunneling composite (QTC), increases the electricity it conducts as it is put under pressure. This allows QTC to...

Argus III – The Artificial Retina is Near!

Restoring vision to the blind is one of the epic promises of technology, sort of like flying cars, ray guns, and a lovable robot side kick. Yet artificial sight isn't a far off dream,...

Tiny Sensor Could Run For Years Harnessing Energy from Environment

The University of Michigan has produced a miniature sensor that harnesses solar energy and could last for years without needing to be replaced. Composed of a solar cell, processor, and battery, the tiny device...

Genetically Modified Flowers That Can Smell Like Anything

Ever wanted a rose that smelled like bananas? Maybe a petunia that reeked of root beer? Researchers at the University of Florida Gainesville have isolated 13 genes in flowers that key for the blossom's...

Segway Made from Lego Robot Kit Works Without a Gyro (video)

Lego robots are putting traditional automatons to shame. NXT Programs has created a design for a robot Segway using only those pieces included with the Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit. What's really cool is...

Singularity University’s Summer Program Doubling in Size – Sign Up Now

Singularity University's inaugural Graduate Studies Program was such a success last year that singularity University press release they've decided to double the class size. That's an understandable trend for an institution that hopes to...

iRobot Swabs the Deck of the USS Freedom

Some of the newest robots to join the US Navy aren't spy planes or attack drones, they're house cleaners. According to the Military Times, both the USS Freedom and the USS Independence have Roombas...

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