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Monthly Archives: July 2012

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Surgeons Perform In Utero Surgery To Successfully Remove Tumor From Fetus

It was an expectant parents’ worst nightmare: an ultrasound image revealed that their unborn baby had a large tumor growing from its mouth. Even worse, if the tumor were allowed to grow for the...

Bionic Vision: “Sight” Short Movie Explores the Coming Future of Augmented Reality

A pair of graduate students at the Bezaleal Academy of Arts, in Jeruselem, have created a fascinating short video that experiments with concepts of life in a world full of Augmented Reality technology. There is...

4-Year-Old’s Missing Gene Discovered Through Crowdfunded Sequencing

Crowdfunding is starting to accomplish some pretty impressive feats beyond video game reboots and smartphone-linked watches on Kickstarter. In mid-July, the nonprofit organization Rare Genomics Institute (RGI), which sequences genomes of children with rare...
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Boy Who Received Stem-Cell Trachea Implant Doing Well After Two Years

Just as the Olympic Games are kicking off in London, one boy from the UK is pulling ahead in his race to live a normal, healthy life. Two years after becoming the first child...
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Real-Time Language Translation With UK Developer’s Own Google-esque Augmented Reality Glasses

Think that only the giant Google can make next generation augmented-reality glasses? Think again. A UK developer who has been hacking together his own Project Glass has now expanded its functionality to make a...

New Era In Space Exploration Taking Off: Entrepreneurs Step In Where Big Government Left Off

This post is written by Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom, VP of Operations for Singularity University. She spent two decades in the private space sector working on program development and operations for companies and organizations like Space Adventures,...

Europe Takes The Lead Toward Approval Of First Gene Therapy Drug

A watershed moment in gene therapy has finally come to pass. This month, a committee from the European Medicines Agency recommended the approval of a gene therapy drug, named Glybera (alipogene tiparvovec), for the treatment...

Will It Matter If We Speak Different Languages In The Future?

The notion of 'foreign' languages is beginning to disappear, thanks to ongoing developments by the likes of Google and Facebook that help the thousands of languages across the world be less foreign and more...

Learn Science While Playing Video Games? Video Game Maker Valve Makes Dreams Comes True

For decades, video games and education have gone together like oil and water. No matter what attempts were made to merge the two, it seems students and teachers had to pick between one or...

First HIV Prevention Drug Approved By The FDA

Right on the heels of a new at-home HIV test receiving FDA approval comes word that the first HIV prevention pill has also been approved. Produced by Gilead Sciences, the dual-drug Truvada has been...

Battle of the Next-Generation DNA Sequencers Heating Up

With the steady evolution of DNA sequencing technology, the cost of the machines as well as the cost of running them continues to drop. Due to their revolutionary technology, one of the biggest players...

Japanese Robot Can Beat Humans At Rock-Paper-Scissors Every Time

What good is a 1-millisecond advantage? For humans, not much, but for a Japanese robot, it's means victory every time...at least when it comes to the game of rock-paper-scissors. Researchers at the University of...

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