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Monthly Archives: August 2010

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Cardionet, Concept = Win, Strategy = Epic Fail

Cardionet MCOT allows you to monitor your heart in realtime, which can be of major benefit for those prone to heart attacks and disease. The device, which consists of a few sensors and a...

Student Teaches Lessons to Willow Garage Robots (video)

I'm not sure what you're favorite summer job was during high school but I bet it wasn't nearly as cool as Ze'ev Klapow's. He's one of the student interns at Willow Garage and this...

Low Dose Omega-3 No Help with Heart. Say it Ain’t So, Fish Oil!

A new study by Dutch scientists found that low doses of omega-3 fatty acids provided little to no help preventing future heart attacks in patients with a history of heart disease. As published in...

SU Ends 2nd Year With a Dozen More Ways to Help a Billion People

Dreaming big is easy when you believe in the exponential growth of technology. Singularity University just wrapped up its second summer Graduates Studies Program. This year's 80 students were challenged with positively affecting 1...

Lego NXT Latest to Use the Robot Operating System (video)

Those little Lego robots you've been building just became much more powerful. Willow Garage recently announced that it designed code to link the popular Lego Mindstorms NXT to the formidable Robot Operating System (ROS)....

Biosynthetic Cornea Completes Phase I Trials

Researchers in Canada and Sweden have successfully treated corneal damage by implanting human collagen into patient's eyes. According to results recently published in Science Translational Medicine, 10 Swedish patients received biosynthetic corneas crafted from...

Cute Video of Nao Registering Itself at RoboCup

Robots aren't just copying human athletes, they're copying human sportsmanship. At RoboCup 2010 in Singapore, a Nao robot was programmed to register itself for the competition. The robot was able to enter a room...

Endhiran – Movie Featuring Singing, Dancing, and Robots!

Get ready for another blockbuster science fiction flick, but this time it's gonna be Bollywood* style. September 3, 2010 will see the release of Endhiran (English title: The Robot), a science fiction epic from...

Japan’s Augmented Reality Teleconference Room (video)

Get ready for teleconferencing in the round. NTT, the world's second largest telecomm, has developed a new video room that allows users to share an overlapping virtual environment. Dubbed the t-Room, NTT's next generation...
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PBS Discusses Kurzweil, The Singularity, and Bio-ethics

The Religion and Ethics News Weekly program on PBS recently interviewed Ray Kurzweil about his predictions for how humanity will change in the years ahead. The segment, entitled "Ethics of Human Enchancement" uses Kurzweil...

Are We Too Plugged In? Distracted vs. Enhanced Minds

My smart phone can let me access the collective knowledge of humanity from almost anywhere, but is that access making me smarter or simply less focused? Every day I see people texting while in...

Will iRobot Produce the Healthcare Robot of the Future? I Have My Doubts. (video)

Colin Angle's presentation at TEDMED this past year has me wondering about the future of home healthcare. According to the CEO of iRobot, makers of the Roomba vacuuum, robots are the solution to extending...

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