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Monthly Archives: February 2012

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Weight Loss Pill Recommended By FDA Panel, Company’s Stock Doubles

Want to lose weight? Well now there’s a drug that allows you to shed ten percent of your body weight – no exercising, no unsavory dieting necessary! Just take a pill and start watching...

Lab-Grown Burger To Be Served In Six Months

A number of laboratories around the world are trying to grow meat in a Petri dish. So far we’ve heard about clumps of cells grown from stem cells with the hope that those cells...

The Logic Behind Bailing Out the Auto Industry: Job Creation With Robotics

"Today, I'm calling for all of us to come together- private sector, industry, universities, and the government - to spark a renaissance in American manufacturing and help our manufacturers develop the cutting-edge tools they...

How Should a Singulatarian Vote?

As the 2012 U.S. Presidential election draws near, many followers of the Singularity are asking themselves how their vote might best reflect their desire for a positive outcome. There is even a movement to...
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Ekso Bionics Sells its First Set of Robot Legs Allowing Paraplegics to Walk

Mark down February 14th, 2012 as the day when exoskeletons became an established medical therapy. Ekso Bionics, formerly Berkeley Bionics and creators of the HULC army exoskeleton, have delivered their first commercial lower body...
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Transforming Skin Cells into Neurons Leads to New Insights for Alzheimer’s

Researchers at UC San Diego have created a new weapon in the fight against Alzheimer's: living neurons in the lab. Lead by Laurence Goldstein, director of UCSD's Stem Cell Program, the team of scientists...
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New ‘Robot and Frank’ Movie Looks Like A Realistic Portrayal Of The Not-Too-Distant-Future

Get excited Singularitarians, a new robot movie’s coming out. But don't expect them to transform into gigantic battle bots and destroy whole city blocks, and don’t expect them to turn on their human keepers...
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Chronicle Movie’s Real Superpower? Cameras.

What if three young high school students became more than just ordinary teenagers, and what if an action-packed blockbuster movie was about more than it seemed? I just got back from watching Chronicle, the...

Brain Scans Detect Autism In Six Month Olds

Autism is normally diagnosed in children at around 18 months to 2 years of age, when parents see odd behavior and take their child to the doctor. Unfortunately, by the time outward symptoms are...

Drug Delivery Microchip Implanted in Patients, Passes Human Trial

A remote drug delivery system has successfully been tested in a human trial. A microchip was implanted in 8 women and delivered a drug to treat osteoporosis once a day for 20 days. There...
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Starting March 1st, A Red License Plate in Nevada Means the Driver is a Robot!

*UPDATE: Nevada DMV director Bruce Breslow wrote into the Hub, see his comments below.* An extended campaign in Nevada by Google has led to a new host of provisions which will allow automated cars to...

U.S. Being Left In The Dust Of The Global Telecommuting Revolution

A recent poll from Ipsos/Reuters shows the extent of workplace evolution as well as the fallout of globalization. Nearly 1 in 5 (17%) of the over 11,000 users from 24 countries polled online indicated...

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