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Innovation: Mind-reading headsets will change your brain

In Animal, Cogno, Enhancement, Neuro on April 24, 2009 at 2:17 pm

This week, engineer Adam Wilson made global headlines by updating Twitter using his brainwaves. “USING EEG TO SEND TWEET” he explained.
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Next generation of the POWER KNEE(tm) in early release at Walter Reed Army Medical Center

In Artificial Intelligence, Bionic on April 21, 2009 at 11:02 pm

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New nucleotide could revolutionize epigenetics

In epigenetics, Genetic on April 21, 2009 at 10:58 pm

5-hydroxymethylcytosine a new serious epigenetic player
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Ultrasound imaging now possible with a smartphone

In e-health, Telehealth on April 21, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Computer engineers at Washington University in St. Louis are bringing the
minimalist approach to medical care and computing by coupling USB-based
ultrasound probe technology with a smartphone, enabling a compact, mobile
computational platform and a medical imaging device that fits in the palm of a hand.
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Yeast and bacterium turned into gasoline factory

In Energy on April 21, 2009 at 1:20 am

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Amyris Renewable Diesel Receives EPA Registration

In Synthetic Biology on April 20, 2009 at 10:49 pm

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OECD launches database on research into the safety of manufactured nanomaterials

In Uncategorized on April 8, 2009 at 11:30 pm

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‘No data, no market’ for nanotechnologies, MEPs say

In Governance, Law, nano, Nanoscale, Policy, regulation on April 8, 2009 at 11:28 pm

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Cement from CO2: A Concrete Cure for Global Warming?

In climate on April 5, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Although a little bit old I just stumbled on that

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Emotiv Systems uses your thoughts to power gaming

In Uncategorized on April 5, 2009 at 3:01 am

Ars checks in from GDC09, where Emotiv Systems is showing off its new headset
that control games with both your thoughts and your facial expressions. The
surprising thing? It works. Our hands-on time with the $300 product that
knows what you’re thinking.

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Stem cell ‘deafness cure’ closer

In Uncategorized on April 5, 2009 at 2:58 am

Stem cells that could be used to restore hearing have been
successfully created, scientists have said.

A Sheffield University team took stem cells from embryos and converted
them into cells that behave like sensory hair cells in the human inner
ear.

Their discovery could ultimately help those who have lost hair cells
through noise damage and some people born with inherited hearing
problems.
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Another issue for debate