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Monthly Archives: June 2010

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I Can’t Believe The Hype – Beauty Products With Plant Stem Cells

The claims surrounding stem cell treatments are starting to get downright ridiculous. Case in point: so called stem cell technologies used in beauty products and herbal remedies. Various cosmetics lines have begun to market...

How Much is the Newest Advanced Artificial Hand? $11,000 USD (video)

RSLSteeper, creator of the Bebionic artificial hand, has just announced that the hand will be offered at a price of $11,000 (€9000) around the world. Amputees control the prosthetic limb using my-oelectric sensors...

Willow Garage’s PR2 Robot Plays Janitor By Cleaning Up With a Cart (video)

In its latest step towards becoming a real boy, Willow Garage's PR2 has learned another human skill: cleaning up after a party. During a recent intensive engineering session (a hackathon) the Silicon Valley startup...

FDA Will Regulate Commercial Genetics

The New York Times reports that last week the FDA announced plans to regulate commercial genetics companies like 23andMe and deCODE. The agency sent (and posted) letters to five major genetics companies, claiming...

The New Robot Vacuums from Neato are Shipping July 15

Neato's XV-11 is the new and upcoming robot vacuum. It does what others can't - clean a room without randomly bumping around. The bot uses advanced mapping software and a killer laser range to...

Singularity Summit 2010 – August 14-15 San Francisco

Now coming up on its fifth year, the Singularity Summit is the premier annual gathering for those interested in all things Singularity.  Hosted by the SIAI, the Summit brings together an impressive lineup of...

3 Ground-Breaking Miniature Biosensors To Change World Medicine

Fast, small and cheap. No, I’m not describing the latest compact sports cars, but rather the most recent group of biosensors that can detect a variety of biological agents. Over the past few years,...

MRI Scans Are Better At Predicting Your Behavior Than You Are

Researchers at UCLA have discovered that MRI scans of your brain allow them to predict your future behavior better than you can. As discussed in the Journal of Neuroscience, people are generally about 50%...

Singularity University Releases Inspirational Must Watch Video

Earlier this week Singularity University kicked off its second annual summer Graduate Studies Program 2010 (GSP 2010) with an impressive opening ceremony.  Singularity Hub posted detailed coverage of the event, including video footage of...

Amazing Video of Oscar, the Cat With Prosthetic Legs

I don't think I would have believed it if I hadn't seen it. A veterinarian in Jersey has managed to successfully graft two prosthetic limbs onto a cat that lost both its back paws...

Myon – The Child-Like Learning Robot with a Modular Body

With it's cyclops eye and shiny plastic shell the Myon robot may not exactly look like your typical eight year old, but its designers hope that you'll think there's a vague resemblance. The Myon...

Report: Stem Cells Have Cured Blindness In Patients For Ten Years And Counting

Italian researchers have demonstrated the long term effectiveness of using stem cells to cure corneal blindness. From 1998 to 2006 the team, headed by Graziella Pellegrini at the University of Modena, performed 125 stem...

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