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Archive for August, 2012

Cyborg Flesh has been created

by on Aug.30, 2012, under cool, science, technology

Bioengineers at Harvard University have created the first examples of half flesh, half electronic cyborg tissue. Whilst the technology is dissapointingly nowhere near terminator-level yet, it demonstrates a huge leap forward. The cells themselves simply continue to do what they normally do – but the electronics side actually acts as a sensor network, allowing computers to interface directly with the cells the same way a biological system would.

The Harvard engineers basically took normal collagen, and wove nanowires and transistors into the matrix to create nanoelectric scaffolds (nanoES). The neurons, heart cells, muscle, and blood vessels were then grown as normal, creating cyborg tissue with a built-in sensor network.

to read more about this fascinating development, go to:
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/135207-harvard-creates-cyborg-flesh-thats-half-man-half-machine

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Inside the strange new world of basement body hackers

by on Aug.20, 2012, under Uncategorized

Our bodies have been equipped with an array of sensory receptors which constantly stream information to our brains for processing, But what if could expand on this and introduce new ways of sensing and interacting with our environments? This is exactly what a small yet growing community of technologists are doing.

The way Cannon sees it, biohacking is all around us. “In a way, eyeglasses are a body hack, a piece of equipment that enhances your sense, and pretty quickly becomes like a part of your body,” says Cannon. He took a pair of electrodes off the workbench and attached them to my temples. “Your brain works through electricity, so why not help to boost that?” A sharp pinch ran across my forehead as the first volts flowed into my skull. He and Sarver laughed as my face involuntarily twitched. “You’re one of us now,” Cannon says with a laugh.

To read more, visit:
http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/8/3177438/cyborg-america-biohackers-grinders-body-hackers

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17 year old builds ‘artificial brain’ to detect cancer

by on Aug.02, 2012, under cool, development, science, technology

In an amazing display of pure talent, a 17 year old by the name of Brittany Wenger has taken first price is the google science fair by creating a computer program that detects breast cancer with an accuracy of 99.1%.

To read more about this very talented youth, visit: http://www.futureoftech.msnbc.msn.com/technology/futureoftech/17-year-old-girl-builds-artificial-brain-detect-breast-cancer-908308

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