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Top 26 robotic innovations in healthcare

August 26th, 2014 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

Brain-operated bionic hand. We are living in a time where the concept of robotic healthcare isn’t as foreign as it might seem.  In regard to healthcare, the surge of innovation is supported by a strong attention to the world of technology and robotics. The evolution of the healthcare market is astonishing. We are becoming more […]



Will new technologies allow us to upgrade our brains in the not-so-distant future?

August 25th, 2014 at 12:21 pm » Comments Off

It wouldn’t be surprising if  the 21st century became known for its expanded understanding of the human brain. From magnetic scans that pinpoint different brain regions to the discovery and treatment of neurological disorders, scientists have demonstrated that the brain is a highly plastic organ capable of learning new things well into the later stages […]



Future biotechnology could make prisoners think they are in jail for 1,000 years

August 22nd, 2014 at 12:31 pm » Comments Off

Manipulations of a neurotransmitter could give criminals more prison time within a shorter-length sentence. Oxford University’s Rebecca Roache has some thoughts about how we could treat our criminals differently. She envisions a future where we can use chemicals to manipulate an inmates sense of time. Through these chemicals, a criminal could be made to feel […]



TrueNorth – A new computer chip that functions like the brain

August 14th, 2014 at 8:34 am » Comments Off

IBM’s new processor, TrueNorth. Scientists have developed a new kind of computer chip that was inspired by the architecture of the brain.  The chip uses no more power than a hearing aid and may eventually excel at calculations that stump today’s supercomputers.



Scientists are close to hacking the brain which will make us smarter and more productive

August 9th, 2014 at 10:17 am » Comments Off

We are heading down a path that will allow us to supercharge the brain. You might be able to enter a flow state that allows you to learn a new skill twice as fast, solve problems that have mystified you for hours, or even win a sharpshooting competition with just a jolt of electricity.   […]



Mindfulness can erase brain patterns that lock addicts into a cycle of abuse

August 7th, 2014 at 10:56 am » Comments Off

If addictive behaviors rewire the brain, the challenge is to erase these patterns of behavior. Addictive substances are known to rewire the brain, but addictive behaviors do as well, according to a new article published in the journal Neuroscience and Behavioral Reviews. It’s not just what is consumed, but what is experienced that can make the brain crave […]



You can learn a foreign language in your sleep: Study

July 18th, 2014 at 9:15 am » Comments Off

Swiss study finds memory for new words reinforced by listening again during sleep. Most tricks for enhancing learning that seem too good to be true usually are. Learning a new language while you sleep has exactly this kind of ring to it. How can anything you listen to while you are asleep possibly have much […]



How sniffing rosemary can increase memory by 75%

July 17th, 2014 at 9:21 am » Comments Off

Rosemary has been associated with memory enhancement since ancient times. There are many well known health benefits of the herb rosemary but scientists are now studying its specific effects with regard to memory with outstanding results.    



Will killing robots with artificial brains be unethical in the future?

July 10th, 2014 at 10:56 am » Comments Off

In the future it’s possible we will be able to create artificially human brains that emulate a real human. Imagine that in hundreds of years in the future it becomes possible to create an exact replica of any human brain on Earth. How should the copy be treated? Should scientists be allowed to experiment on […]



Do men really think about sex every 7 seconds?

June 27th, 2014 at 12:16 pm » Comments Off

We’ve all been told that men think about you-know-what far too often. Men probably don’t think about sex every seven seconds. But rather than wonder about whether this is true, Tom Stafford asks how on earth you can actually prove it or not.    



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