12/05/2013, Giving a body part in order to obtain something is an activity we certainly wouldn’t want to partake in, although there are people in the world who would gladly give something up for the latest and greatest piece of tech. A few years ago, we saw a teenager selling his kidney for an iPad 2, and today, we’re seeing a grown man offer his testicle for a Nissan 370Z.
12/03/2013, Don’t you think that the world is largely moving towards being smarter and better? That seems to be the case, what with smart cars, smart homes, smartphones, and now, the possibility of a smart walking stick. The Isowalk would arrive assuming it has picked up enough dough during the crowdfunding project over on Indiegogo. Thanks to Kineticane LLC, the Isowalk smart walking stick is supposedly capable of adapting itself to […]
12/03/2013, When it comes to birth control, there has been plenty of advancements made over the years, but there seems to be a whole lot more options available to the ladies compared to men. Well, it seems that there might be a new method in the world of contraceptives, and that would be to prevent sperm from being ejaculated. A new mouse study has pointed to this possibility which should be […]
12/02/2013, Just because a hospital is a place where lives are rescued to the best of the doctor’s abilities each day in the operation theater, not to mention it is a sanctuary for those who need to recuperate from a serious illness, it does not mean that it is a fully sterile platform. Actually, hospitals are pretty good candidates to be a breeding ground for dangerous bacteria. MRSA, a bacterial infection […]
12/01/2013, We have seen the possibility of a urine-powered robot earlier last month, but here we are with scientists from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory in the UK who claimed to have developed a prototype robotic “heart” that will successfully be able to be powered solely by human urine alone. This is an interesting development, as this prototype heart was made using a 3D printer. Needless to say, the journey is far […]
12/01/2013, Some time ago, we talked about how a woman decided to get creative by implanting a platinum heart into her eyeball as a fashion statement of sorts, which certainly did not go down well with certain quarters. After all, having something invade our bodies is not an experience that most folks would be comfortable with, and the needle is also a fearful thing to face for some of us. However, […]
12/01/2013, 3D printing has definitely come some way since it was first introduced, but how about using a 3D printer for biomedical purposes instead of just churning out action figures and toys for your nephews and nieces so that you need not go to the store to purchase one for them and get all bruised up at the checkout counter as you jostle with the mad holiday crowd? Well, it seems […]
11/30/2013, There are those who face extreme disability to the point where they are only able to control their wheelchair by puffing into a straw, also known as sip-and-puff where the user will be able to move and stop their wheelchairs using their breath. However over at Georgia Tech, researchers have recently found a way which could be more efficient than using straws, and this is through the use of the […]
11/27/2013, If you suspect that you might be suffering from arrhythmia, or erratic heartbeat, you might want to get that checked. It could be nothing and could be a mild inconvenience, or it could lead to something a lot more serious and while heading to a doctor is probably the best solution, there is a way for you to check it yourself first to see if you are imagining things or […]
11/21/2013, We’ve seen people implant some interesting things into their bodies, such as the dude who implanted headphones into his ears or that guy who implanted a large biometric computer chip into his forearm.At least those two people had legitimate reasons to implant those objects into their bodies, but a heart sequin implanted into an eyeball? There’s just no reason for this.
11/21/2013, When shoppers be shopping, they tend to try on different outfits, poke various mobile devices and smell various vomit-inducing colognes and perfumes. Online shopping is becoming more and more popular though the more online retailers allow you to get a sample of their wares, such as digital books, music and even some applications. You can soon online grocery stores to the list of places where you can sample their goods.
11/20/2013, There is something miraculous about a woman giving birth to a child, but on the other hand, childbirth too, does come with its fair share of risks. Some babies are a whole lot more challenging to deliver than others. It is nice to know that technology has got our backs, as in select modern hospitals, the childbirth process is made a whole lot easier and safer even when the baby’s […]
11/20/2013, People may not agree on a lot of things, which we certainly learned through our various stories covering the launch of the PlayStation 4 and upcoming launch of the Xbox One, but we’re sure there’s one thing we can agree on: we want medical professionals to easily find our veins. When you need to open up your veins to either get blood work done or to have an IV put […]
11/19/2013, Imagine an army full of Iron Mans – now that would definitely strike fear into the heart of enemies, but I suppose this would only happen in the world of science fiction. After all, just one Iron Man suit alone is able to save an entire city at times, apparently, based on the comics that we have read in the past. The US Army too, wants an Iron Man of […]