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Top 5 Technology Trends in Healthcare – February 2013

Top 5 Technology Trends in Healthcare – February 2013 | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
The healthcare IT field is rapidly developing and changing. Emerging technology and updated regulations put pressure on healthcare providers and health plans to stay ahead of the curve. Perficient ...
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Swarm of aquatic robots learns to cooperate by themselves | KurzweilAI

Swarm of aquatic robots learns to cooperate by themselves | KurzweilAI | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
Aquatic surface robot (credit: Biomachines Lab) Portuguese researchers have demonstrated the first swarm of intelligent aquatic surface robots in a
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Autonomous actions and self learning has been demonstrated by relatively cheap solutions.

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4-D Printing Could Make Replacement Organs | Qmed

Qmed (formerly Medical Device Link) is the world's first completely prequalified supplier directory and news source for medical device OEMs. Find medical device suppliers and IVD suppliers who are FDA-registered, ISO 13485- and ISO 9001-certified. Qmed is also the home of Medical Product Manufacturing News and the most relevant breaking news for the medical device industry.
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This is promising for a lot of people suffering from organ failure

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Anticipating Your Needs: Emotional Intelligence Is the Key to Smarter Gadgets - Singularity HUB

Anticipating Your Needs: Emotional Intelligence Is the Key to Smarter Gadgets - Singularity HUB | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
It’s weekend rush hour. You’re stuck in traffic. You got cut off. You’re increasingly frustrated. Your heart rate and blood pressure skyrocket. As you’re fuming in traffic, an inconspicuous device... read more
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The hardest part to develop, learn in the world of machines, AI is emotions

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Detecting heartbeats remotely with millimeter-wave radar | KurzweilAI

Detecting heartbeats remotely with millimeter-wave radar | KurzweilAI | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
Japanese researchers have developed a way to measure heartbeats remotely in real time with as much accuracy as electrocardiographs. (credit: Kyoto
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This opens the way for smaller and cheaper devices including measurement of other vital signals

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Blind Woman Receives Bionic Eye, Reads a Clock With Elation - Singularity HUB

Blind Woman Receives Bionic Eye, Reads a Clock With Elation - Singularity HUB | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
Recently, the BBC broadcast the reaction of Rhian Lewis, a 49-year-old blind mother of two, as she read a clock correctly using her right eye for the first time in... read more
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DNA ‘lock and key’ allows for precision drug delivery to target cancer and other cells | KurzweilAI

DNA ‘lock and key’ allows for precision drug delivery to target cancer and other cells | KurzweilAI | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
DNA-based lock-and-key pore design allows for precision delivery of drugs to cancer and other cells (credit: Stefan Howorka and Jonathan
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Medicine and drug administration is getting more and more precise and on an increasingly smaller scale.

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Can human-machine superintelligence solve the world’s most dire problems? | KurzweilAI

Can human-machine superintelligence solve the world’s most dire problems? | KurzweilAI | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
Human Computation Institute | Dr. Pietro Michelucci Human computation --- combining human and computer intelligence in crowd-powered systems --- might be
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Collaboration between humans and computers is the way to go.... Computers will learn these unique capabilities as well. How will collaboration look then??

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Cancer drug discovery gets a boost from large 3D database

Cancer drug discovery gets a boost from large 3D database | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
A 3D database that identifies 3 million surface structures on 110,000 cancer-causing molecules promises to boost development of new cancer drugs and treatments.
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Breakthrough achieved in ceramics 3D printing technology

Breakthrough achieved in ceramics 3D printing technology | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it

Researchers at HRL Laboratories, LLC, have achieved a new milestone in 3D printing technology by demonstrating an approach to additively manufacture ceramics that overcomes the limits of traditional ceramic processing and ...

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Elon Musk's SpaceX Just Successfully Landed a Rocket Vertically

Elon Musk's SpaceX Just Successfully Landed a Rocket Vertically | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it

At long last, SpaceX has vertically launched and landed an orbital rocket.

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Before you know we're flying our Tesla's around in space :-)

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New nanomanufacturing technique for extremely high-resolution imaging, biological sensing | KurzweilAI

Schematic of the fabrication process and SEM images of the nanostructures used to create a nanolens. (credit: Augustine Urbas et al./Advanced
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This may change the world of medical (imaging) diagnostics dramatically as well

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How new technology helps blind people explore the world

How new technology helps blind people explore the world | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it

How can technology help improve our quality of life? How can we navigate the world without using the sense of vision? Inventor and IBM Fellow Chieko Asakawa, who's been blind since the age of fourteen, is working on answering these questions.

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MIT invention could boost resolution of 3-D depth cameras 1,000-fold | KurzweilAI

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This also could lead to the support of precision surgery with robot technology

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Luke Skywalker Prosthetics in a Decade? | Qmed

Luke Skywalker Prosthetics in a Decade? | Qmed | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
Qmed (formerly Medical Device Link) is the world's first completely prequalified supplier directory and news source for medical device OEMs. Find medical device suppliers and IVD suppliers who are FDA-registered, ISO 13485- and ISO 9001-certified. Qmed is also the home of Medical Product Manufacturing News and the most relevant breaking news for the medical device industry.
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Marriage between technological artifacts and human bodies will increase due to these promising initiatives

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Scientists decode brain signals to recognize images in real time | KurzweilAI

Scientists decode brain signals to recognize images in real time | KurzweilAI | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
Using electrodes implanted in the temporal lobes of seven awake epilepsy patients, University of Washington scientists have decoded brain signals (representing
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We were already able to print text from what you want to write (Stephan Hawkins <=> Intel). This could be a first step of what I would call: remote transfer of thoughts, images between people. What could this do to communication?

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How to rewire the brain with artificial axons to replace damaged pathways | KurzweilAI

How to rewire the brain with artificial axons to replace damaged pathways | KurzweilAI | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
Conceptual schematic of micro-tissue engineered neural network (micro-TENN, left) with neurons (red, bottom end) that extend axons (red lines). The new
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This is an interesting development that may solve a lot of brain problems

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Hangout with Johnny Matheny: World's First Osseointegrated, Neurally Controlled Prosthetic |

Hangout with Johnny Matheny: World's First Osseointegrated, Neurally Controlled Prosthetic | | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
The Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) has been developing one of the most advanced prosthetic arms in the world. The neurally con
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Although the quality of the video is not that great, the content is worthwhile to watch

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UCSD spinoffs create lab-quality portable 64-channel BCI headset | KurzweilAI

UCSD spinoffs create lab-quality portable 64-channel BCI headset | KurzweilAI | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
A dry-electrode, portable 64-channel wearable EEG headset (credit: Jacobs School of Engineering/UC San Diego) The first dry-electrode, portable 64-channel
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Do we have free will? | KurzweilAI

Do we have free will? | KurzweilAI | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
Human duels against a brain-computer interface (BCI) in an experiment. (credit: Carsten Bogler/Charité) It's a question that's been debated by
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Interesting experiment!

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The Best Medical Technologies of 2015 |

The Best Medical Technologies of 2015 | | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
As we look back on the medtech developments of 2015 there's definitely a sense that we're living through revolutionary times. Nearly every day exciting and
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Deveices are getting smaller, faster, better and cheaper...

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How a Glowing Bandage Could Tackle the Superbug Epidemic | Qmed

How a Glowing Bandage Could Tackle the Superbug Epidemic | Qmed | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
Qmed (formerly Medical Device Link) is the world's first completely prequalified supplier directory and news source for medical device OEMs. Find medical device suppliers and IVD suppliers who are FDA-registered, ISO 13485- and ISO 9001-certified. Qmed is also the home of Medical Product Manufacturing News and the most relevant breaking news for the medical device industry.
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A new step in early detection of wound infections

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Theranos’ Only FDA Approved Test Is Also Under Scrutiny After Ex-Employee Complaint

Theranos’ Only FDA Approved Test Is Also Under Scrutiny After Ex-Employee Complaint | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it

Two former Theranos employees have filed complaints so far with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services..

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Was it all too nice to be really true in the end? How will Elisabeth Holmes recover from this. Her initiative is good, but daily practice is sometimes a bit different. 

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Importance of physical activity and aerobic exercise for healthy brain function | KurzweilAI

Importance of physical activity and aerobic exercise for healthy brain function | KurzweilAI | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
Results of exploratory whole-brain analysis. Parts (a) and (b) illustrate the results of an exploratory whole brain analysis, showing regions (red) where gray
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So.... everybody needs to walk, run or swim, etc. Especially politicians should do that..... they seem to forget a lot.... :-)

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Mystery material stuns scientists | KurzweilAI

Mystery material stuns scientists | KurzweilAI | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
How does water on the surface of this bizarre material control UV light emission and also its conductivity? (credit: Mohammad A. Islam et al./Nano
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Amazing. This could also  offer new opportunities to build new type of sensors that measure more functions and more precisely

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Worm research in life extension leads scientists to discover new metric to track aging | KurzweilAI

Worm research in life extension leads scientists to discover new metric to track aging | KurzweilAI | Accelerating technology | Scoop.it
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