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Brain Bot system to offer mental health relief

09/21/2011, In this modern day and age, there’s this niggling, chronic situation known as “stress” that affects most of us at the office, and usually the higher you climb, the more stress one encounters (and dispenses – have you ever thought...

Mobile phones to be one of the causes of myopia in young children?

09/21/2011, Back in the day, owning a radio was considered a luxury, it then moved on to black and white television sets, then color televisions, then it moved on to cellphones being a status symbol, but fast forward to 2011 and just about everybody has a cellphone...

Mobile messages used to help prevent diabetes

09/20/2011, Mobile messages can be used for a variety of things. It can be used to communicate with friends and family, subscribe to services, make purchases, request for information, and several months back it was reported that it could even be used to send...

Phones turn to cheap stethoscopes

09/20/2011, One of the greatest challenges in a rural setting would be the lack of medical facilities – and having the right equipment is vital to keeping one alive, especially in an emergecy situation. Well, while around 50% of all Africans own a cell phone,...

Electricity that stimulates brain increases learning speed

09/19/2011, The next time you are facing crunch time for a particular paper that you need to memorize or learn a particular subject, perhaps strapping yourself down to a watered down electric chair might help. I’m kidding, you should, under no circumstance,...

EEG powered by smartphones

09/19/2011, Folks over at the Technical University of Denmark managed to cobble together a portable EEG system that comprises of a low-cost scalp monitor and a smartphone application. This is not exactly rocket science, but the positive implications of such a...

Detect cancer with an implant

09/19/2011, Fancy having a foreign body within your own that would be say, for your own good? That’s right, it seems as though cancer will soon be able to be detected early thanks to an implantable, flexible LED. This particular LED will be placed on the human...

Wireless transceivers used to monitor breathing patterns

09/19/2011, Thanks to Neal Patwari and his colleagues at the University of Utah, they have come up with a new study where they demonstrate how their motion detecting technology could be used to monitor breathing patterns and could possible aid in understanding sudden...

Vampire teeth the next big thing in Japan?

09/19/2011, What does vampire teeth have to do with gadgets? No, what you see on the right is not some sort of Halloween add-on in your mouth – it is vampire teeth that are fastened onto your actual teeth. How did she get it done? Why, a little help from some...

Gamers crack AIDS puzzle

09/19/2011, You know, glowing kittens and cats isn’t the only way to keep the AIDS scourge at bay – it seems that gamers might have a role to play in the fight against this relentless virus. Researchers over at the University of Washington have joined...

AIDS cure from glow-in-the-dark kittens?

09/13/2011, I would go so far on a limb to claim that anyone who has stumbled upon or discovered the cure for AIDS, the dreaded global epidemic, would be a very, very rich man – or company most likely. Well, who would have thought that in the end, it is not...

Lung cancer vaccine discovered in Cuba?

09/08/2011, Do you think it is rather ironic that a country like Cuba who produces some of the best cigars around, have managed to stumble upon a therapeuitc vaccine against lung cancer, touted to be the world’s first? Yes, I too, find it rather hard to...

Fish scales end up as artificial bone

09/07/2011, Normally, what do you do when you decide to eat a fish? Descaling it would be the normal practice, as eating a fish with its scales on isn’t exactly the most efficient way of digging in. Ever wondered whether there is a way to “recycle”...

blu Smart Pack identifies other blu Smart Pack users nearby

09/07/2011, You know, I have always wondered about something – vegetarians who do not want to eat meat don’t mind going for “fake” meat that is made out of vegetable content, but those normally are not too healthy after all the processing that...