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Ford ECG Seat might help save lives on the road in the future

05/24/2011, Just when you thought that electronically controlled chairs with a built-in massager and memory seat functions are the epitome of vehicle chair technology, Ford comes around to surprise us all with their ECG Seat – it is a unique driver’s seat...

Bacteria help enlisted to generate electricity

05/24/2011, Who would have thought that something like bacteria can also come in to be useful where keeping the earth green is concerned? We are talking about scientists working on harnessing microbes such as bacteria to generate electricity after discovering the...

Verizon and Medco debut Medco Pharmacy app

05/19/2011, Great news to the nearly 65 million Medco members in America – Verizon and Medco Health Solutions have teamed up to take their first major step into the mobile healthcare arena. The companies have just announced the release of the Medco Pharmacy app...

Bionic hand affixed to Austrian man voluntarily

05/19/2011, An Austrian man actually decided to take an interesting plunge in the name of medical science – by volunteering his hand to be amputated so he can be fitted with a bionic limb. The patient, known as “Milo” (not his real name, of course),...

Wheelchair that uses a laser scanner to “see”

05/18/2011, The folks over at Sweden’s Lulea University of Technology have developed an electric wheelchair that can “see” for its user. Designed for visually impaired passengers, the wheelchair uses a laser scanner to generate a 3D map of the...

Hoyos Eyelock USB Iris scanner

05/17/2011, Want to up the ante where security stakes are concerned on your home computer? Of course, biometric readings might be considered to be more secure than a strong password by some quarters, but that might just mean anyone who wants to gain access to a...

WebMD app now on Android

05/10/2011, It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here. WebMD, one of the most popular websites on the internet about health has just released a mobile app for the Android operating system. After being available on the iPhone since 2008, iPad...

Schizophrenia simulated on a computer

05/09/2011, There are many theories that surround the cause of schizophrenia, and one of them points to the excessive release of dopamine, as the brain remembers too many irrelevant stuff. Sounds like going to school? Actually no, as schizophrenics will be easily...

DermaFuse glass nanofiber material makes healing a cinch

05/04/2011, Ask anyone and they will tell you that they won’t mind having Wolverine’s highly accelerated healing factor as part of their genetic make up – after all, it also saves one hundreds or perhaps thousands each year when it comes to...

Video games can be good for health

05/03/2011, It looks like video games aren’t that bad after all. After hundreds of reports about how video games have a bad influence on society, we finally have reports that they can actually encourage healthy living. Researchers have discovered that video...

Medigus produces world’s smallest camera

05/03/2011, It was just last week we reported about the world’s smallest camera – the Awaiba NanEye camera that’s smaller than a matchstick with dimensions of 1mm x 1mm x 1.5mm. Well that title has been short lived, with a new camera on the block...

Professor develops a new way to sniff out bacteria

04/29/2011, At the moment, hospitals rely on troublesome and inefficient methods to identify bacteria in a patient’s blood sample. First they have to incubate blood samples in vials for 24 to 48 hours just to see whether bacteria is present. After that, they...

Awaiba NanEye camera is super small

04/28/2011, Honey, I shrunk the camera – at least that is what Awaiba’s claim to fame is, rolling out a camera which is smaller than a matchstick head, now how about that for the wonders of miniaturization in our modern world? Awaiba’s NanEye camera...