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Medicine

Can Cyborg Tech End Human Disability By 2064? 121

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the sweet-robot-arm dept.
the_newsbeagle (2532562) writes "As part of a 50th anniversary celebration, IEEE Spectrum magazine tries to peer into the technological future 50 years out. Its biomedical article foresees the integration of electronic parts into our human bodies, making up for physical, emotional, and intellectual disabilities. The article spotlights the visionaries Hugh Herr, an MIT professor (and double amputee) who wants to build prosthetic limbs that are wired directly into the nervous system; Helen Mayberg, who has developed brain pacemakers to cure depression; and Ted Berger, who's working on neural implants that can restore memory function."

Comment: Re:When will they realize (Score 4, Informative) 303

Why would someone want to buy or illegally download a book telling how to pass a polygraphic test, while there is one freely available. This books is called "The Lie Behind The Lie Detector", and it is available as a PDF here

I used this book back in the days to pass the polygraph test in the RCMP recruitment process, and I succeeded. I finally refused the job, but got through all the process pretty easily.

+ - Gmail down... again?-> 1

Submitted by Landy DeField
Landy DeField (2899899) writes "Tried accessing your Gmail today? You may be faced with "Temporary Error (500)" error message. Tried to get more detailed information by clicking on the "Show Detailed Technical Info" link which loads a single line... "Numeric Code: 5". Clicked on the App status dashboard link. All were green except for the Admin Control Panel / API. Took a glance 2 minutes ago and now, Google mail and Google Drive are orange and Admin Control Panel / API is red. Look forward to the actual ..."Detailed Technical Info" on what is going on."
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Biotech

"Lazarus Project" Clones Extinct Frog 154

Posted by samzenpus
from the welcome-back dept.
cylonlover writes "Australian scientists have successfully revived and reactivated the genome of an extinct frog. The 'Lazarus Project' team implanted cell nuclei from tissues collected in the 1970s and kept in a conventional deep freezer for 40 years into donor eggs from a distantly-related frog. Some of the eggs spontaneously began to divide and grow to early embryo stage with tests confirming the dividing cells contained genetic material from the extinct frog. The extinct frog in question is the Rheobatrachus silus, one of only two species of gastric-brooding frogs, or Platypus frogs, native to Queensland, Australia. Both species became extinct in the mid-1980s and were unique amongst frog species for the way in which they incubated their offspring."

Comment: Re:Idiotic approach (Score 1) 74

by courteaudotbiz (#43070503) Attached to: AirBurr UAV Navigates By Crashing Into Things
Crashing into things will slow you down, so you lose a lot of energy in the process of slowing down and get back to speed. I thinks it's worth having collision avoidance instead of collision detection (network guy reference...). Didn't RTFA, though IMHO, it is better to crash photons/sound and then detect it to avoid actual crash...

If you're not careful, you're going to catch something.

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