Teenager Plays Mind-Controlled Video Game

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

I previously reported on BrainGate-the neural interface that connected a paraplegic’s brain to a computer for cursor control.  Researchers at Wash U have reported a sytem that uses surface…

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World’s Largest Seamless Display- Coming to the OR Someday

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Engadget reports Are you ready to finally assemble your home theater? You’ve got all the elements picked out: the screen, the sound system — and a big projector….

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Lifesaver from Nextfest

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

The single most important product shown at Nextfest in NYC was not a high tech electrnic gizmo at it.  It was Lifestraw profiled today in the NY times. …

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Male Contraception- They Just Copied Us Gynecologists

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

                    prototype for boy parts              for girl parts (available now) Medgadget reports on a potential new male contraceptive technology today following a press release from Shepherd Medical Company.  They…

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First A Spider-Goat Next a Spider-Man

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

My last post was on Nexia Biotechnologies tranfection of a goat with a gene to produce spider silk.  I wanted to elaborate on the technology behind the process. …

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Spider Silk Uses Reported- Mutant GoatSpider They Missed

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

This sucker spins webs. Medgadget reports on a review of uses of spider silk.  All kinds of neat potential spider-tech uses are mentioned in the article they quote….

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World’s Thinnest LCD for Cell-Phones Also Good for Surgeon

Saturday, October 7, 2006

Engadget reports of the world’s thinnest LCD for cell-phones from Toshiba.  In the OR we have been limited by the use of traditional display technologies.  One potential liberating…

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Growing Organs Wins PM Award

Thursday, October 5, 2006

              Tonight is the Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards 2006.  The one medical innovation they got right is a technique for growing organs in the lab.  I was at…

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Teleportation in Denmark!

Thursday, October 5, 2006

Gizmodo reports on teleportation experiment.  What more can I say!  They write “Scientists in Copenhagen took one more step toward the Star Trek transporter, figuring out how to…

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Gesture Control Everywhere

Thursday, October 5, 2006

Engadget just reported on Phillips prototype toy Drag and Draw.  Looks like yet another of what I call “gesture control” systems.  In the photo I see the pen…

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