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Monthly Archives: July 2010

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Open Science Summit 2010 – Thursday Review

Over the next few days, Singularity Hub will be bringing exclusive coverage of the Open Science Summit 2010 taking place in Berkeley, CA this weekend. The conference is bringing together a wide range...

Exclusive: I Used BlindType, Virtual Keyboard of the Future

Typing on the iPhone is like squeezing sausages into a soda can - you can get it to work, but it's not pretty. BlindType is changing that. The startup has created a new touchscreen...

Cancer Rates in the US Continue to Drop, ACS Reports

The annual report from the American Cancer Society shows that US cancer death rates continue to decline in both men and women. Since this trend began in the early 1990’s, over 767,000 cancer...

DNA Factory Plans to Open Within 6 Months

Good news for all you aspiring Craig Venters out there. Before the end of the year, synthetic biologists will have a stocked factory of DNA building blocks with which to remix microbe life...

More Crowd-Pleasing Videos of Dynamic Art Projected Onto Buildings

Is the office building across the street looking a little blasé? High powered projectors can turn the side of any structure into a huge canvas for living art. Dynamic images cover enormous surfaces often...

Army’s HULC Exoskeleton To Test at End of 2010, Hints at Industrial/Medical Uses

The problem with military technology is that people like to use it to fight wars. Lockheed Martin recently announced in a press release that they had received $1.1 million and the go ahead from...

The Future of Maps: 3D, Realtime, and Totally Personalized

What's the feature on my iPhone that I use the most? It's not games, nor music, nor texting...not even calling. The tool I use most often on my smart phone is the map. And...

Dextre Robot On Space Station Almost Ready For Duty

"The most sophisticated robot every built...is a handyman." ---Canadian Space Agency After more than two years, the International Space Station is very close to bringing its Dextre robot completely online. Built by Canada, Dextre is...

Robot Learns How to Flip Pancakes…but Not on the First Try (video)

One day robots will sell like hotcakes...especially if they can make you hotcakes. Scientists from the Italian Institute of Technology have successfully taught a Barrett WAM arm the time honored culinary skill of flipping...

Watching Genetically Engineered Cells Kill Cancer In Real Time

What if you could not only beat cancer, but watch your body do it? Researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center are using gene therapy to teach immune cells how to attack cancer,...

Video of Navy Laser Shooting Unmanned Drone Out of the Sky

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Supe---ZZZT! Well, whatever it was, it's fried now. The US Navy recently tested a Raytheon infrared laser system by shooting down four...

Sony Patents Turn 3D TV into 2-Shows-At-Once…Maybe you just want video goggles?

If you buy a 3D TV later in the year you may eventually get some bonus capabilities you never considered. According to recently filed patents, Sony is pursuing technology which would allow multiple...

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