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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The Simulator Program surpasses conventional systems with next-generation mannequins and 3D printing. Gabriel Mandeville at five months old seemed like any other normal, healthy baby. Then he began having infantile spasms. The spasms became so frequent and severe that he had to undergo a hemispherectomy: a complicated surgical procedure that separates one side of the […]
Futurist Thomas Frey: What’s the value of a human life? For some of you this is a very disconcerting question because it attempts to put a dollar value on a person, something we value in far different ways.
Princeton University researchers have begun crystallizing light as part of an effort to answer fundamental questions about the physics of matter. The researchers are not shining light through crystal – they are transforming light intocrystal.
Self-driving cars could save thousands of lives per year. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says self-driving cars might be on the roads faster than most people think. Musk told reporters in Tokyo that Tesla is developing the technology for “full autopilot” consumer cars in just five years.
Sweden burns half its rubbish to generate energy. People in Sweden generally waste as much as people in other countries, around 461 kilograms per person each year. But only one percent of that waste is ending up in landfills, thanks to the country’s innovative “recycling” program. (Video)
Sending messages to other people using our cell phones is pretty convenient method, but wouldn’t it be a lot easier to just think messages to them? Telepathy is still relegated to the realm of science fiction, but an international team of researchers have gotten one step closer to making it a reality. Using transcranial magnetic […]
Hitachi’s nuclear-waste burning reactor system Nuclear waste is a problem because it needs to be stored for thousands of years before it is safe. Hitatchi has partnered with MIT, the University of Michigan, and the University of California, Berkeley, to make this situation a little more manageable. They are working on a new reactor design […]
The Sahara Forest Project The Sahara Forest Project is the brainchild of three entrepreneurs, Charlie Paton, Michael Pawlyn and Bill Watts. The project turns the Sahara desert into a source for food, water, and energy. The Sahara Forest Project is a solution that combines seemingly disparate technologies – Concentrated solar power and Seawater Greenhouses – and turns them into a mean, green super-massive […]
Undercover Colors detects date-rape drug. Four college students from North Carolina State University have created a nail polish that may help protect the lives of college partiers everywhere. The polish — called “Undercover Colors” — will change shades if it becomes exposed to a drugged drink.