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Monthly Archives: November 2012

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A Tiny Ten Year Battery For The Internet Of Things

Just as protocol standards needed to be established for the Internet to really take off, so must standards be established for what many are calling the next technology revolution: the Internet of Things. As...

A New Look At Einstein’s Brain May Answer Why He Was So Smart

Thanks to work of pathologist Thomas Harvey to preserve Albert Eisntein's brain decades ago, we can continue to busy ourselves today with trying to figure out what made Albert Einstein so smart. Knowing the world would want...
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Paralyzed Dogs Walk After Transplant Of Cells Taken From Their Noses

British researchers successfully restored the ability to walk in paralyzed dogs. Special cells taken from the dogs’ noses and transplanted to injured areas caused regrowth of neurons. Within six months the dogs amazingly regained...

Japanese Robot Transforms Into A Car And Back Again Like A Boss

Transformers ranks as one of the top franchises in the entertainment industry, so it should come as no surprise that transforming robots are an ongoing pet project for robotics developers. But developing a working robot...

3D Printing “Photo Booths” Popping Up Across The World

It's no secret that 3D printing is one of the superstar emergent technologies of 2012. New 3D printers have been announced, crowdfunded projects launched, prices have dropped, and adoption among professionals and enthusiasts alike continue...

Automation Reaches French Vineyards With A Vine-Pruning Robot

Now that Wall-Ye V.I.N. has been built we can rest assured that there are no jobs too sacred to be handed over to the automated expertise of robots. Wall-Ye is a robot that takes...

America’s Titan Surpasses Sequoia as World’s Fastest Supercomputer

Last week, a throng of computer geeks descended on snowy Utah to show off, admire, and debate the future of the fastest computers on the planet. And of course, to find out which Boolean...

A Conversation With Tracy Atkins, Author Of ‘Aeternum Ray,’ A Book About Humanity’s Future

Tracy Atkins has seen the future, and wants us all to know that we should feel pretty good about it. His just released book, Aeternum Ray, is a formidable sweep of all the major technological...

Doctors Use Brain Scanner To Communicate With ‘Vegetative’ Patient

Contrary to what was previously thought, some people in a vegetative state may not be unaware of their surroundings. Brain scans recently showed one patient able to answer yes-or-no questions.  Researchers would ask the...

Space Exploration on the Cheap: Kickstarter Sensation NanoSatisfi Launches in 2013

While information technology may be advancing exponentially—the pace of the space race has seemed glacial since the 1970s. By now, most of us are used to a top-down, monolithic model of space exploration with...

Longevity Shocker! Exercise Increases Life Expectancy Regardless Of Your Weight

Now we are all without excuse, at least when it comes to exercise. A new study on physical activity that involved more than half a million participants over age 40 found that modest exercise...

X Prize to Sequence Genomes of World’s Oldest People. Hopes To Unlock Secrets of Longevity

Toni Balcean turned 101 in September. How’d she beat a century? Simple. “Clean living and good Italian wine.” Case closed! Unless, of course, you like science. A retooled Archon Genomics X PRIZE aims to help scientists better understand...

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