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Whitney Ijem

Whitney Ijem

Whitney's thesis research revolved around creating a 3D patch of skeletal muscle tissue from stem cells and much more.

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How well are you sleeping? Ask your pajamas.

Looks like someone’s engineering senior design project is going better than mine did.  That’s the vibe I’m getting anyway – some biomedical engineering students designed something for a class, realized it was actually a...

Humanity+: Uniting Transhumanists Worldwide

Transhumanists of the world: do you ever find yourself feeling lonely, wishing you had a place to go to share your thoughts on artificial intelligence and post human life?  Lament no more and head...

Exoskeletal Arm Support From Equipois to be Released in June

Gravity can be a pain, literally.  Any of you who work in a factory, lab, operating room, or any other setting that requires repetitive tasks with outstretched arms will, I’m sure, agree.  Working with...

eTextbooks and Educational Apps: iPads Enter the Classroom

Rolling backpacks are lame.  There, I said it.  No one wants to be that kid rolling into class, crushing people’s toes and running into desks with their weapon on wheels.  On the flip side...

Can’t Find a Stamp? Just Reach For Your Phone

Don’t you just hate it when you can’t find any stamps?  Your birthday was two weeks ago, you still haven’t mailed those thank you notes, and you don’t have time to run to the...
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Transhumanism in Opera: MIT Professor Creates Robotic Opera

As is the case in many an Opera, “It’s not over until the fat lady sings.”  In this case, a more appropriate version might be “It’s not over until the transhumanist voice bellows.”  It...

The Lifelogging Professor – An Update on the Surgically Implanted Camera

I don’t know artist Wafaa Bilal, but I know exactly where he was about an hour ago.  How?  The constant stream of photos being automatically taken from a camera on his body and uploaded...

Lasers, Magnets and 3D maps…Zapping Your Fat Goes High Tech

Looking to get rid of your love handles, or perhaps an extra chin?  Be ready to, quite literally, feel the burn.  Okay so you don’t actually feel the burn (thank you, anesthetics) but Osyris...
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A Warning to LCDs – Watch Your Back, AMOLEDs are Coming

If you, like me, tend to drop your electronic devices and have spent countless dollars repairing cracked screens, rejoice!  The Active Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode (AMOLED) might be the answer to your problem.  Samsung...

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