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Girl scouts earn patent for BOB-1 prosthetic device

06/18/2011, Back in May we reported that a team of girl scouts, The Flying Monkeys, won the FLL Global Innovation award for their prosthetic device, the BOB-1, that lets children with no fingers write again. The girls won $20,000 from the event and used the money to...

Implants to get protection from wireless attacks

06/16/2011, With all the ailments and ills that are happening these days, thankfully we have come thus far in the field of medical achievement that implants are able to provide life where no such avenue existed just half a century ago. There is a flipside to this...

Fujitsu Creates First Ever E-Paper Patient Badges

06/16/2011, Fujitsu and Sapporo Shirakaba-dai Hospital have worked together to produce e-paper patient badges which for now they are currently aiming at just providing medical information as well as a queue number so patients will know when it is their turn, and...

Glucowatch Allows Sugar Level Checking To Be A Painless Process

06/15/2011, As we understand, diabetics have to constantly check their sugar levels to make sure that it is maintained at a certain level and how this is done is that they would have to prick their fingers several times a day in order to draw the necessary blood to...

Jellyfish and human cells result in living laser

06/13/2011, Meet the latest mutant that failed to make the X-Men: First Class cut – the Living Laser! Just kidding, but scientists have managed to merge light-emitting proteins from jellyfish with a single human cell, hence creating the first biological laser...

Xsens ForceShoe turns you into a bionic person temporarily

06/13/2011, I do not know if you have watched CJ7, a science fiction show from Hong Kong which came out a few years ago, featuring the adventures of a young boy who was frequently bullied in school until he found an alien dog (which doesn’t look like a pooch at...

Teen brain data used to predict the success of a pop song

06/13/2011, Teen brain data can be used to predict the success of a pop song, according to the latest findings of scientists at Emory University. They performed an experiment where they got a group of twenty-seven teenagers, aged 12-17 and played them music 120 songs...

Blinky the Surgeonator robot turns 5

06/09/2011, Everybody deserves a birthday party – even if you weren’t “born” but created instead. Which is the case with Blinky the Surgeonator. This highly advanced robot that has been responsible for performing over 400 pediatric robot assisted...

Bluetooth low energy heart rate monitor belt

06/09/2011, The Nordic µBlue nRF8001 chip will be at the heart of this Bluetooth low energy heart rate monitor belt, where it is touted to be the first of its kind in the world, although we are not too sure just how valid that claim is. Being ready to go into volume...

Check out a brain in 2D

06/06/2011, If you’ve always been curious about how a brain works or how it is laid out there’s tons of information available out there, but at the moment we have very complex diagrams that have been created using diffusion imaging. These images, without...

Valkee Brain Stimulation headset – even Darth Vader endorses it!

06/01/2011, Darth Vader is one of the most gifted and powerful Force users in galactic history, only to have his career (and limbs) literally cut short as a Jedi because he decided to dabble in the Dark Side. Well, that doesn’t mean he became a wimp after that...

Could cellphones cause cancer?

05/31/2011, There has been a debate going on for the longest time already, where certain quarters claim that cellphones (and smartphones, of course) could be involved in the rise of cancer cases, since they might just be as carcinogenic as the pesticide DDT or...

Petri dish has 12 second memory, longer than some people

05/26/2011, Remember the movie 50 First Dates? Well, memory loss can be quite a frustrating thing of experience, but here is an artificial brain that is grown on (where else) but an old school petri dish, comprising of around 60 rat neurons. To put it in plain...