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Stainless Steel Printing from Shapeways

As if 3D printing wasn't cool enough, you can now "print" objects in stainless steel. That's right, dust off your old Transformers designs, make room in the Monopoly box for a new piece, and...

Hungary Raids Illegal Stem Cell Treatment Center – Arrests Four

Cue up the theme to COPS, put on your muumuu, and get ready for another round of science behind bars. Four people were arrested in Hungary late last month on charges of "suspicion on...

Avatar Movie Obsessed With Making Unreal Real

Once you've directed the highest grossing movie ever you can afford taking your time with future projects. James Cameron has waited more than 14 years to get his latest creation, AVATAR, into theaters. The...
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Catherine Mohr Promises More Robotic Surgery

No matter how much it begs, never give your robot a knife - it will want to play surgeon. Engineer, medical doctor, and inventor Catherine Mohr is pushing the boundaries of medicine by pioneering...

Programmable Matter: Claytronics or Gershenfeld

We still tell our children "you can be anything when you grow up." It's time to start telling them "you're going to be able to make anything...right now." Similar work at MIT and Carnegie...

MIT is Organizing New Genetic Parts

If you want to check out a book you go to the library. If you want to get a copy of the latest DNA, you go to MIT's Registry of Standard Biological Parts. Started...
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Disturbingly Real Replicants from Hanson Robotics

If Disney's Hall of Presidents upset you, if Chuck E. Cheese and his friends frighten you, if the TV show Dinosaurs gave you nightmares - don't read this post! Hanson Robotics is in the...

Tim Ferriss’ New Book: Become a Superhuman

Everyone knows that building the perfect body takes years of hard work and an iron will. Everyone except Tim Ferriss. The bestselling author just announced that his next book will focus on his study...

Sensor Sensibility: New Information from Toumaz CEO

It's time to let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. For anyone who has visited the hospital recently, medical sensors should be familiar to you. Little sticky pads for ECG...

The eScale: Broadcast your Weight to the World

If Reality TV has taught us anything about weight loss it's that the more people who are watching you, the quicker you'll drop the pounds. Social pressure is a key ingredient in the eScale...

The Rise of the Modular Robot: A Review in Videos

In the world of robotics, someone is always out to build a better Transformer . There's just something about robots that can change shape that makes every developer get gushy inside. You can imagine...

Super Babies Reveal the Key to Strength Gene

It's known as myostatin, but it might as well be called kryptonite, because it's what keeps each of us feeling like Clark Kent. This protein tells your muscles when to stop growing, and in...

Vitamin D and Fish Oil – Time to Put Up or Shut Up

The western world faces three very notorious killers: heart disease, cancer, and stroke. Just this week Michael Jackson (heart attack??) and Farah Fawcett (cancer) were struck down, and the media is waiting on...

Why Your Dog Is Getting Better Stem Cell Treatment Than You

If you like controversy there's nothing that will bring you more joy than yelling "stem cell research" in a mixed crowd and then sadistically sneaking out of the room. The debate over the use...

Stem Cells Used to Grow Hearts: Cool New Pics and Vid

When you're heart is broken, you'll do anything to fix it. Even replace it with a pig heart. Scientists at...

Willow Garage: The Personal Robot Will Be Open Source

Want to build a robot? Join the club. Want to improve the way we build robots? Join Willow Garage. This silicon valley based robotics company is not just designing robots, they're working on how...

Augmented Reality is Full of Zombies

Terrified that invisibles zombies will attack you in your home? Sure, we all are. Now, thanks to the insightful people at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta (SCAD), you can use...

Clothing Gets Computerized

Sure those name brand threads may look good, but when was the last time they allowed you to become a walking sound and light show? The Soundie, part hoodie and part electric keyboard, is...

Stem Cells Used to Grow Hearts: Cool Pics and Vid

When you're heart is broken, you'll do anything to fix it. Even replace it with a pig heart. Scientists at...

Braingate2: Your Mind Just Went Wireless

Are you ready to control the world with your mind? The possibility just got a little stronger. A few weeks ago, Singularity Hub highlighted some of the many accomplishments of Braingate, the neural interface...

Kurzweil in the Lyons’ Den

Does the Transcendent Man just want to be a robot? That's part of the story coming out of Daniel Lyons' recent article in Newsweek about Singularity front man, Ray Kurzweil. The other part is...

War 2.0 – Rise of the Robots

The face of war is changing, and it may no longer be a human one. Developing new technology has always been a cornerstone of a successful military force, but now those technologies are steadily...

6 in 1 Solar Robot Kit: Standing on the Shoulders of Giant Memes

I don't usually do toy reviews, but the new 6 in 1 solar robot kit from Red5 is pretty cool. It's a transformer (note the lower case t), it's solar powered, and it's a...

Create an AI on Your Computer

If many hands make light work, then maybe many computers can make an artificial brain. That's the basic reasoning behind Intelligence Realm's Artificial Intelligence project. By reverse engineering the brain through a simulation spread...

Robot See, Robot Do

You don't need to go through years of school and computer science classes to learn how to program robots. With the new Hawk robot from Dr. Robot, programming is as easy as playing with...

Braingate Frees Trapped Minds

It is a horrifying concept: being buried alive. Even more terrible is the prospect of living trapped in our own bodies, unable to move or communicate. It's called locked-in syndrome. Characters like Captain Pike...

Intestinal Implants make Cyborgs out of Diabetics

Modern medicine may not have reached the level of the Bionic Woman, but intestinal implants are turning more and more diabetics into low-grade cyborgs. The device in question is Enterra ®, a neurostimulator from...

The Lost Robot Saga Continues: Munich

You think that these robots would start investing in a GPS system. Recently, Singularity Hub covered the Tweenbot, a simple cardboard-wrapped automaton that was guided through New York City by the hands of New...

Robot Overlords Battle For World Supremacy

Like so many epic robot battles, this one began in Tokyo, Japan. Pairs of robots stepped into a padded ring to fight, each vying for the chance to knock over and trounce their opponent....

Security Checks Reaching Towards Your Brain

When Descartes said "I think therefore I am" he probably didn't know that he was answering a security question. Using behavioral or physical characteristics to identify people, biometrics, has gotten a big boost in...

Smart Toilets: Doctors in Your Bathroom

To those unfamiliar with Japanese culture, certain trends may seem unusual: manga and anime, the love affair with robotics, tea ceremonies...computerized talking toilets. Yeah, Americans don't often run into those. So get the jokes...

Where No Augmented Reality Has Gone Before!

Last week,  Singularity Hub gave you the low-down on Total Immersion's Augmented Reality. Well, hold on to your phasers Star Trek fans, because AR has come to the starship Enterprise! That's right, Paramount has...

KIVA Robots Continue to Conquer Warehouses

Blue-collar robots don't really get the press they deserve. These dedicated, well designed, and efficient workers provide unparalleled improvements in almost every major industry. Let's face it, though, they are rarely photogenic. Singularity Hub...

Tweenbots – Depending on the Kindness of Strangers

Would you help a lost robot? Just picture a tiny, cardboard skinned automaton making its way down the streets of New York City, asking for help. No chance it would survive, right? If someone...

Viruses – Batteries Now Included

Microscopic workers of the world unite!...

Reality – Now With Augmentation

Somewhere between the harshness of reality and the fantasy of virtual reality lies the domain of Augmented Reality (AR). The...
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Transcendent Man Wows At Tribeca Film Festival Premier

"Does God exist? Well, I would say, 'Not yet." --- Ray Kurzweil, Transcendent Man, 2009 It's not every documentary that predicts humanity will someday create and become God. Transcendent Man says it will happen in...

Who is DIYbio.org?

If you're like me, Jurassic Park taught you two valuable lessons: genetic engineering has to be dangerous, and the coolest scientists are chaos obsessed mathematicians. Fifteen years later, I'm throwing both of those lessons...

Do It Yourself Biohacking

Ever wanted to play with your own genome? When you read about the latest genetic engineering tools do your fingers itch with anticipation? Do you look around the library, the pub, or the community...

Cyberdyne Ready to Mass Produce Cyborgs

Nothing transforms scientific gurus into excited SciFi geeks quicker than the mention of a robotic exoskeleton. Iron Man, RoboTECH, Exosquad, Starship Troopers (the book), Neon Genesis Evangelion, Aliens and a thousand other pieces of...

Are Stem Cells On A Path To Cure Type I Diabetes?

It is a villain that goes by many names: Type I, Juvenile onset, Diabetes Mellitus. More than 15,000 young people in the United States develop Type I diabetes each year, making them about twice...

The Flying Microbot: Batteries Not Included

"We have developed a magnetically levitated micro-robot.” -Prof. Mir Behrad Khamesee Simplify, Man Recently, we've shown you robots that are complex enough to take care of living things, and robots that are advanced enough to respond...

Visible Body Takes You on an Incredible Voyage

Visible Body from Argosy, is a new, gorgeously rendered, 3D interactive model of the human body. Explore Your Body It used to be that any capable surgeon also had to be a capable grave robber. How...

MIT and the Constant Robotic Gardeners

MIT continues to spin out awesome ideas and technology. Recently, Singularity Hub highlighted the creation of a new human interface. Now, MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)  is pioneering the field of...

FACETS: Making Computers Work Like Brains

How can you get a computer to solve problems like a brain? How does the brain even solve problems to begin with? Below is an indepth look into FACETS, a groundbreaking consortium of European...

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