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Color Blind Artist ‘Hears’ What He Sees

03/16/2014, Neil Harbisson is someone very special, as he claims to be a color blind artist who is able to ‘hear’ the various shades and hues, courtesy of a medical implant deep within his skull. This is definitely not the first time that a brain implant has...

Cefaly Headband Helps “Cure” Migraines

03/16/2014, I can tell you first hand that suffering from a migraine problem is no fun at all. If you are familiar with the mythical Chinese folk character, the Monkey King, then you would know the kind of pain that the mischievous Sun Wukong goes through each time...

British Hospital Could Rely On Skype For Consultations

03/10/2014, The world of technology has made life a whole lot easier to go through these days, and in the medical sector, it has also helped humanity extend one’s lifespan. Apart from that, technology has also made the whole world a lot smaller – a global...

Britons Look To Facebook To Sell Kidneys

03/10/2014, Times are hard, but after reading about this, you might be thankful that you have a roof over your head, not to mention a job to go to in the morning. Apparently, struggling Britons have already placed an offer on Facebook to sell their kidneys. Yes sir,...

Button Press Delivers Instant Orgasm

03/07/2014, Scientists have apparently come up with an orgasm machine, where it is capable of delivering a climax at the single push of a button. This particular idea hails from a surgeon in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where the point of its existence is not to...

Boy Hears For First Time Thanks To Brain Implant

03/07/2014, A brain implant in Alex Frederick’s brain has allowed the little boy to hear for the first time in his 17 months of living, thanks to the presence of a brain implant that was performed in a Boston hospital. This particular device has yet to be...

Smartphones Could Be ‘Eye-Phones’ Thanks To Affordable Devices

03/07/2014, Stanford ophthalmologists might usher in a new use for modern day smartphones with low-cost devices that turn your communications device into an ‘eye-phone’, which might be confused by some to be the iPhone if it were not spelled out properly....

Robotic Prosthesis Turns Man Into Extra Skilled Drummer

03/06/2014, What would you do if you were to grow an extra limb? Embrace the oddity as well as advantage of it all, of course! Jason Barnes from Atlanta who had his right arm amputated from below the elbow two years back was on the receiving end of a robotic...

Care Predict Activity Tracker System Targets Seniors

03/04/2014, Most of the time, an activity tracker is something that is used by the young and mobile, as it is meant to calculate the amount of activity done in addition to calories burned for some of the more sophisticated models. How about an activity tracker for...

Phantom Limb Pain “Cure” Discovered

02/28/2014, There are some of us out there who have lost a limb due to an accident, disease, or on the battlefield, and it is definitely not a pleasant experience at all. In fact, for those who have missing limbs, there are times when one feels pain in a place where...

Painless Patch To Deliver Flu Vaccine

02/27/2014, If there is one thing that kids hate, I would suppose it would be receiving a vaccination. Anything with needles, whether large or small, is scary, and I think eating one’s vegetables would come in a close second. What if there was a way to deliver...

Implant Helps To Predict Heart Attacks

02/27/2014, A heart attack is a silent killer, but are there ways to be able to figure out a preventative step before it happens? Apparently so, as a 3D printed implant might just be able to predict when a heart attack is going to happen. Biomedical engineers from...

Single Drop Of Blood Enough For 30 Lab Tests

02/25/2014, In order to run a blood test, one would need to have sufficient amount of fresh blood. The thing is, what happens when one is unable to draw enough blood, or the circumstances do not permit it? A certain Elizabeth Holmes is curious to see a future where...

Using Light To Detect Pain

02/24/2014, Pain – it is one aspect of life that some of us would prefer not to live with, and yet it is essential in helping us know that something is wrong with our bodies when we feel a certain amount of pain somewhere. I guess some pain is all right, but...