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See on Scoop.it - Cyborg LivesNeil Harbisson is the first person on the planet to have a passport photo that shows his cyborg nature — in his UK passport, he’s wearing a head-mounted device called an eyeborg. The color-blind artist says the eyeborg allows him to see color, and he…
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Next time you go to the florist ask for some fluorescent flowers like these.
Did you know a flower placed in highlighter fluid can absorb the fluorescent ink into its leaves and petals? Shining a black light onto it then reveals a delicate network of glowing veins. The colours in this amazing image by Boaz Ng are natural.
Leading hospitals, including Stanford and the University of California at San Francisco, are beginning to use Glass in the operating room.
In October, UCSF’s Pierre Theodore, a cardiothoracic surgeon, became the first doctor in the United States to obtain Institutional Review Board approval to use the device to assist him during surgery. Theodore pre-loads onto Glass the scans of images of the patient taken just before surgery and consults them during the operation.
Theodore has performed a dozen surgeries using Google Glass. But beforeUCSF surgeons could access images in the operating room using Glass, they had to manually load the images after manually scrubbing them of personal information, so that they could transmit them over Wi-Fi without breaking confidentiality laws.
I really struggle to see the point of this research:Researchers at Science Gallery in Dublin collected bacteria from the noses, armpits, belly buttons and toes of different personalities and used it to produce off-white cheeses that smell and taste of the body odour of the donor. And the answer to ‘Would you eat cheese made out of human bacteria?’: HELL, NO!
Meet Leo. A robot who meets the cookie monster for the first time. Reaction? Priceless!
Happy Birthday 15th ISS!
Zarya, the first module of the International Space Station, was launched on 20 November 1998. Five space agencies representing 16 nations have worked together to build the orbiting research complex – one of the most complex scientific and technological endeavours ever undertaken.
Exercise not only helps you stay healthy it also feeds your brain. Evidence suggests that exercise is actually a lot more vital to our human body: Physical activity enhances brain health at every stage of life.
As one of the body’s most energy-hungry organs, the brain relies on a steady supply of nutrients and oxygen through an intricate network of capillaries. Physical activity can encourage the construction of these supply lines, and it can also ease their maintenance.
The US Department of Health is now encouraging schools to offer more physical education and the Institute Of Medicine recommends that elementary school children get 30 minutes of physical activity a day, and then 45 minutes daily in middle and high school. “We need to have kids moving every day, not just because it makes sense health-wise, but because it raises test scores,” Ratey says.
This family portrait is just the best: NASA astronaut Leland D. Melvin gets an official portrait with his dogs Jake and Scout.
Wow! I thought as a technophile I had seen it all.
However, when on my dreaded dental appointment this morning I was asked which movie I would like to watch, I wasn’t sure if the anaesthetic had affected my hearing. Not, so. A pair of DVD movie glasses with attached headphones was handed to me, with a list of movies to choose from. I could watch a movie whilst my dentist was going to tinker away.
Queue Star Wars IV, and off he went drilling.
And it didn’t hurt one bit!
A company has unveiled an online identification system that claims its fingerprint scanning is so safe it will put an end to PINs and passwords forever. The “biocryptology” system verifies that an actual finger is being scanned by using infrared to detect markers such as oxygen levels in the blood.
Read more about the new technology:http://bit.ly/16wOAtT via PC & Tech Authority.
The gene, Lin28a, is being dubbed the "Wolverine" or "Fountain of Youth" gene. It’s usually only produced in developing embryos, but when switched on in adult mice it causes them to grow hair faster and repair bone, cartilage, skin and other soft tissues almost completely. Lin28a works by boosting metabolism in mitochondria, a discovery that could lead to regenerative treatments in humans.
Read more: http://bit.ly/1c2M1xy via Nature. Image: 20TH CENTURY FOX/REX FEATURES