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A 3D-Printed Ultrasound Cast That Looks Awesome and Heals You Faster

A 3D-Printed Ultrasound Cast That Looks Awesome and Heals You Faster

Old-fashioned casts are nasty, a festering stinksleeves that you wear like a medieval torture device for what seems like forever. 3D-printed casts take care of the smell and itch issues, and now Deniz Karasahin has designed the next step: a custom cast with an ultrasound device to speed up bone healing. Karasahin's ...

A Newly-Created Sensor May Lead to Night-Vision Contact Lenses

A Newly-Created Sensor May Lead to Night-Vision Contact Lenses

As the Pentagon continues to build a lighter, faster and stronger soldier of the future, new technology that could provide night vision without bulky goggles has caught the Army’s eye. Researchers at the University of Michigan, Ted Norris and Zhaohui Zhong, have created a super-thin infrared light sensor using graphene ...

The 5 Best iPad Apps for Budding Computer Programmers

The 5 Best iPad Apps for Budding Computer Programmers

Computer engineering and program development are two of the fastest growing professions in the world. With such high demand, many developers have created mobile apps disguised as games that teach the basics from the Elementary School through High School levels. These five computer programming apps for kids may have cracked ...

Health City Cayman Islands – A Vision of 21st Century Health Care

Health City Cayman Islands – A Vision of 21st Century Health Care

Perhaps the most significant event in global health care in 2014 occurred on February 25, when Health City Cayman Islands had its grand opening. Health City is a new way to think of health care and health care delivery. It has the power to change – or at the least openly challenge – the way Americans think about ...

Study: Google Glass Could Help People With Parkinson’s Disease

Study: Google Glass Could Help People With Parkinson’s Disease

Google Glass could have a big role in aiding people afflicted with Parkinson's disease. In a series of medical tests conducted at Newcastle University in the UK, Parkinson's sufferers volunteered to try Google Glass to see if the gadget could help them better manage certain behaviors and symptoms. The test used five pairs ...

Google Glass Helped a Doctor Save a Man’s Life

Google Glass Helped a Doctor Save a Man’s Life

Dr. Steven Horng launched a Google Glass pilot program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center late last year because he thought the futuristic device could help save lives. One night in January proved that. A patient with bleeding in the brain told Horng he was allergic to certain blood pressure drugs — which the doctor ...

Scientists Find Underground Ocean of Water on Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

Scientists Find Underground Ocean of Water on Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

On a small moon of Saturn, hidden beneath nearly 25 miles of ice, researchers say they have identified an underground ocean of water that's at least as large as Lake Superior, the largest of North America's Great Lakes. The ocean was found at the south pole of Enceladus, a tiny moon about as wide as Arizona, putting the ...

Google Ventures Backs Cool Planet to Create Environmentally Friendly Gasoline

Google Ventures Backs Cool Planet to Create Environmentally Friendly Gasoline

Cool Planet, a startup headquartered in Colorado, announced a major $100 million round of financing on Monday. Investors include a roster of big names including Google Ventures, BP, General Electric, and ConocoPhillips. Last month the company broke ground on its first commercial plant, located in Louisiana, and this new ...

Scientists Have Created a Yeast Chromosome From Scratch

Scientists Have Created a Yeast Chromosome From Scratch

Synthetic biology has come a long way in recent years. In the last two decades alone, scientists have been able to go from synthesizing the genome of a relatively small virus, Hepatitis C, to creating what researchers refer to as the "first synthetic cell" from a unicellular organism. Yet until recently, researchers had ...

Google’s Project Tango Will Allow Robots Free Roam on the International Space Station

Google’s Project Tango Will Allow Robots Free Roam on the International Space Station

The NASA SPHERES satellite drifts like a puck on an air hockey table, spinning slowly as its canisters release puffs of CO2 to steady its course. A Google Project Tango phone, which acts as the satellite’s eyes and brain, displays a heat map view of its surroundings. Its world is limited: a 6x6x6 foot cube that sits atop ...