I See With My Printed Eye

Allow me to try and simplify the title of an exciting, new scientific paper: “Adult rat retinal ganglion cells and glia can be printed by piezoelectric inkjet printing.” We have now created eye cells with an inkjet printer! Researchers from the University of Cambridge printed rat retinal ganglion cells, basically clumps of retina, using an…

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When dying becomes harder

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1449635962″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QXNwl9dTL._SL160_.jpg” width=”125″] We are headed towards a world where upon conceiving, parents will go to the doctor to ensure that the unborn child develops in such a way, that it is born without any congenital conditions, weaknesses or allergies. We are headed towards a world where no child will be born…

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Smart glasses improve medical attention

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B007ORN0LS” locale=”us” height=”73″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31SRGAjR3-L._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]Smart glasses are no longer Google’s domain. As Glass roles-out to trial users, medical companies are building smart glasses for hospitals that will improve real-time patient care. Evena Medical recently unveiled their Eyes-On™ Glasses that allow nurses to immediately observe and interact with a patient’s vascular system. The glasses…

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Biological and Genetic Computing Methods and the Human Mind

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0375415467″ locale=”us” height=”100″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41KXDV672PL._SL160_.jpg” width=”100″] Have you heard of concepts such as biocomputing, computational gene, DNA computing and nanobiotechnology? In lay terms, these are fields of study or research involving computing or programming using enzymes, molecules, cells and DNA. This includes computing for the storage of memory in DNA, as if it were a hard-disk.…

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Book Review: The Transhumanist Wager

Book Review: The Transhumanist Wager by Zoltan Istvan [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0988616114″ locale=”us” height=”250″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41jsHv4czvL.jpg” width=”175″] I’ve always been told that one should write what they know, and Zoltan Istvan has taken his colorful and exciting past and done just that: eloquently entwined fiction and reality into a gripping and daring tale that has the capacity…

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Early Cells, Early States

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0471419192″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Y1pBEjwcL._SL160_.jpg” width=”102″]The pattern similarities between structures and phenomena at different levels of reality is really overwhelming. Sometimes it is hard to know if your mind is just imagining the similarity, or if there is a deeper meaning about this similarity that we are only now starting to grasp. I’m starting…

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Interactive Television is Coming

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00DR0PDNE” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31Hgfy4y9DL._SL160_.jpg” width=”121″] In July 2013, Google released the Chromecast Dongle, which allows the streaming of internet audio-video content on HD television sets from mobile devices. The initial stock sold out overnight. Now, the world is headed towards a future where television broadcasting will no longer exist as it has before. Have…

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HIV Vaccine Developed

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0521186374″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VUO-ULesL._SL160_.jpg” width=”107″]“HIV/AIDS has killed 35 million people worldwide, and more than 34 million people currently live with the virus infection. Since the virus was characterized in 1983, there have been numerous trials through pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions around the world to develop vaccines; however, no vaccine has been successful…

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Solar Powered Airplanes May Become Commerical

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B005ZSVZRY” locale=”us” height=”157″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41f6r2J2agL._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″] The first AA battery powered manned plane was successfully flown in 2006, and in 2009, the the first solar powered aircraft prototype was successfully test flown. Manned test flights have been conducted since, new prototypes have been developed, and currently, a project called Solar Impulse in Switzerland is in progress that…

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DNA Nanorobots: The New Cure for Cancer

Kevin Russell and myself had the opportunity to interview Ph.D Ido Bachelet from the Bar-Iran Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials. Dr. Bachelet and his team are developing a new form of cancer delivery system that has the potential to eradicate cancerous tissue from the body without damaging healthy cells. However, before I begin, it’s…

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Glitterins: Science Art And Wonder

Glitterins® creates science based art kits, toys and books. The Glitterins® toy polariscope finds prismatic rainbow colors hiding in many transparent plastics and other things around your home. Make rainbows mysteriously appear and flow through specially made flexible prism toys because of a property called photoelasticity.  See rainbows in candies you make and eat them. …

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