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China Uses Controversial Brain Surgery To Cure Drug Addiction

A small handful of doctors in China are going to extremes to rid people of addiction. As a last resort against intractable addiction to heroine and alcohol, these doctors are attempting to erase motivation...

Tired Of Carrying Your Own Golf Clubs? You Need CaddyTrek, The Robotic Caddy

Tired of those long, arduous days on the golf course? Wish there were some way to ease the burden of having to carry all those golf clubs while your friends rest comfortably in their...

Biotech Startup uBiome Aims To Sequence The Bacteria That Call Our Bodies Home

When you look at your body in the mirror, most of what you consider to be "you" actually isn't you, at least not in a biological sense. That's because there are approximately 10 bacterial...

LifeBot 5 – The Portable Emergency Room

In emergency care every second counts. LifeBot, the telemedicine unit that connects ambulances to hospitals with patient data and live video feeds, has just got even more mobile. No longer confined to the ambulance,...

A Vision of the Future in 2013? Flexible Phone Rumors Continue Apace

At the giant electronics convention, CES 2011, Samsung showed off their flexible AMOLED displays to great fanfare. Soon after, rumors ran rampant flexible displays would be available in 2012. The year brought many things, but a...

Cyborg Future Draws Closer As Woman Controls Robotic Arm With Brain Implant

In 1996, Jan Scheuermann was diagnosed with spinocerebellar degeneration, a hereditary condition in which areas of the spinal cord and brain that control movement deteriorate. She gradually became quadriplegic, losing the use of her...

Now Learners Don’t Need An Internet Connection To Watch Khan Academy Lessons

The Khan Academy has had quite a year and to end 2012 on an even higher note, the organization recently introduced Khan Academy Lite, or KA Lite, which provides a version of the service's popular...

Winbot, The Window-Cleaning Robot, Coming Next Year

It's no surprise that the first wave of robots that people have welcomed into their homes were charged with the menial task of cleaning. Now that iRobot's Roomba has effectively quenched any fears about...

Killer Robots Are Coming – AI Experts To Determine Their Threat Toward Humanity

It's no secret that in the future robots -- not all, but certain ones -- will be designed to kill. Certainly, we'll have service bots a plenty that are as safe as golden retrievers,...

Nikon Photomicrography Competition: It’s a Small World After All

Why do we love the annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition? Because it gathers art, science, and technology into one tiny room and reminds them how much they have in common. And of course,...

After Merger, 3D Printing Industry Has A New Leader

‘Join and conquer’ – this seems to be the strategy behind a recent move by the world’s (formerly) second and third largest 3D printing companies. Stratasys, based in Minnesota, and Objet, based in Rehovot,...

Star Wars Fans Building a Full Scale Replica of the Millennium Falcon

Headed to Tennessee a decade from now? If you're a Hubber, you might consider demoting Graceland. Star Wars geek extraordinaire, Chris Lee, is building a full scale replica of the Millennium Falcon an hour...

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