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Monkey Talk

December 21st, 2014 at 6:24 pm » Comments Off

After applying linguistic tools to the calls of monkeys, researchers now think they can understand what our primate relatives are saying. FIONA MACDONALD 20 DEC 2014 Researchers have used human linguistic tools to translate the language of Campbell’s monkeys (Cercopithecus campbelli), primates found in western Africa. For years primatologists and linguists have been studying their […]



Turn Your Skin into a Touch Screen

December 15th, 2014 at 2:35 pm » Comments Off

A paris-based design company is looking to take the wearable devices trend to the next level with the visualization of ‘cicret‘, a bracelet that projects the screen of your smartphone directly onto your wrist. currently in the prototype phase, the wristband remotely hooks up to a mobile device and emits the interface onto the wearer’s […]



Our Newest Unit of Measure – 1 Human Intelligence Unit – and Why it will Never Happen

December 10th, 2014 at 5:44 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: I’ve been closely watching the debate on artificial intelligence with people like Rodney Brooks saying it’s only a tool, and others like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking giving bone chilling warnings of how it could lead to the destruction of all humanity.



rHEALTH diagnoses hundreds of diseases using a single drop of blood

November 24th, 2014 at 2:39 pm » Comments Off

rHealth Device This month, the XPRIZE Foundation announced the winner of the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE. The global competition was aimed at accelerating the availability of hardware sensors and software sensing technology as a means to smarter digital health solutions. The winning device is called the Reusable Handheld Electrolyte and Lab Technology for Humans (rHEALTH) system. It can potentially […]



Surgeons transplant ‘dead’ hearts into patients for the first time ever

November 13th, 2014 at 9:09 am » Comments Off

A specialized fluid and pump has been developed that provide the heart with oxygen, reducing damage and preserving the tissue. Two Australian patients have had hearts successfully transplanted that had been dead for over 20 minutes thanks to a new method of preservation. The ability to save hearts that have stopped beating will drastically widen the amount of […]



Researchers develop artificial spleen that cleans up blood infections

November 12th, 2014 at 10:57 am » Comments Off

The ‘biospleen’ uses protein-equipped nanobeads and a magnet to cleanse blood of pathogens. Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed a high-tech method to rid the body of infections — even those caused by unknown pathogens. A device inspired by the spleen can quickly clean blood of everything from Escherichia coli to Ebola, […]



Blind man regains partial sight thanks to bionic eye

October 19th, 2014 at 8:23 am » Comments Off

Larry Hester is the 7th person in the U.S. to have a bionic eye implanted. Thanks to bionic eye technology, people diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease are seeing a new future. And Larry Hester is the seventh person in the U.S. to have a so-called bionic eye – an Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Device […]



Memory loss from Alzheimer’s disease reversed with lifestyle changes

October 13th, 2014 at 1:15 pm » Comments Off

This is the first time researchers have been able to reverse the memory loss caused by the disease. The first time ever, huge lifestyle interventions seems to have reversed memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease in some patients.. The findings stemmed from the joint efforts of a team from UCLA’s Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease […]



Novel treatment may reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients

October 9th, 2014 at 2:59 pm » Comments Off

Nine out of ten patients with memory problems showed improvements with this novel multi-systems approach. A small exploratory study has found that memory loss in patients with Alzheimer’s disease may be reversed — and the improvement sustained — using a novel treatment approach.  



Sticky nanobeads strip bacteria and viruses from blood

September 19th, 2014 at 9:31 am » Comments Off

Blood cleansing machine. A new device developed by bioengineers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute uses magnetism to rid the bloodstream of pathogens that are the source of deadly infections.  



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