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The world's fastest microscopic 3D printer

The world's fastest microscopic 3D printer | Cybofree : Techno Social Issues for a Postmodern Transhuman Society | Scoop.it
In the midst of the 3D printers making weapons and ammunition hullabaloo, a new version has been introduced that can create a weapon smaller than a grain of sand.

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Luís Bastos's curator insight, February 20, 2013 10:41 AM

This month at Photonics West, the international fair for photonics in San Francisco, Nanoscribe GmbH introduced a micrometer scale 3D printer.

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Introduction to Tissue Engineering; Nanotechnology applications

Introduction to Tissue Engineering; Nanotechnology applications | Cybofree : Techno Social Issues for a Postmodern Transhuman Society | Scoop.it
Author, editor; Tilda Barliya PhD Tissue Engineering is an emerging multidisciplinary field involving biology, medicine, and engineering that is likely to revolutionize the ways we improve the heal...

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Luís Bastos's curator insight, January 31, 2013 6:03 AM

Nanotechnological tools for tissue engineering may help design advanced nanocomposite scaffolds that can better mimic the ECM and eventually assemble more complex and larger functional tissues.

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Device Under Skin Tells Doc You're OK (or Not) : DNews

Device Under Skin Tells Doc You're OK (or Not) : DNews | Cybofree : Techno Social Issues for a Postmodern Transhuman Society | Scoop.it
The miniature implant provides immediate analysis of substances found in blood and transmits results to you and your doc. (RT @MythBusters: Dreading going to the doctor?

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Luís Bastos's curator insight, March 27, 2013 6:39 AM

"Nanobioelectronics were used to increase the sensitivity of the sensor and develop low-noise electronics to give us the ability to have a reliable signal."

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In Japan, The Matrix Is Now Reality As Humans Are Used As Living Batteries | Zero Hedge

In Japan, The Matrix Is Now Reality As Humans Are Used As Living Batteries | Zero Hedge | Cybofree : Techno Social Issues for a Postmodern Transhuman Society | Scoop.it
Who says necessity is not the mother of invention in the New Normal.
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Cyborg 009 (Archaia) Digital Comics

Cyborg 009 (Archaia) Digital Comics | Cybofree : Techno Social Issues for a Postmodern Transhuman Society | Scoop.it
An epic re-imagining of Shotaro Ishinomori's manga classic CYBORG 009, CYBORG 009: CHAPTER 000 is the historic first chapter of the forthcoming Archaia graphic novel coming this summer.
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Wearable Electronic Sensors Can Now Be Printed Directly on the Skin | MIT Technology Review

Wearable Electronic Sensors Can Now Be Printed Directly on the Skin | MIT Technology Review | Cybofree : Techno Social Issues for a Postmodern Transhuman Society | Scoop.it
New electronic tattoos could help monitor health during normal daily activities.
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Scientists 'grow' kidney

Scientists 'grow' kidney | Cybofree : Techno Social Issues for a Postmodern Transhuman Society | Scoop.it
A kidney "grown" in the laboratory has been transplanted into animals where it started to produce urine, US scientists say (Regenerative medicine gives hopeful step towards easing the kidney transplant waiting list
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This Is Your Brain on the Department of Defense

This Is Your Brain on the Department of Defense | Cybofree : Techno Social Issues for a Postmodern Transhuman Society | Scoop.it
The Department of Defense has long had its eyes on emerging neuroscience technologies. Should we be worried? (This Is Your Brain on the Department of Defense. $240 billion devoted to cognative neuroscience.
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Scientists make 'lab-grown' kidney

Scientists make 'lab-grown' kidney | Cybofree : Techno Social Issues for a Postmodern Transhuman Society | Scoop.it
A kidney "grown" in the laboratory has been transplanted into animals where it started to produce urine, US scientists say. (A new era in regenerative medicine?
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Meet the Newest Cyborg, A Remote-Controlled Cockroach : 80beats

Meet the Newest Cyborg, A Remote-Controlled Cockroach : 80beats | Cybofree : Techno Social Issues for a Postmodern Transhuman Society | Scoop.it
Personally, I think we should skip the cyborg part and just build giant remote controlled robots instead. NEW ON DISCOVER. Follow us on Twitter. @DISCOVERMAG ON TWITTER. POPULAR. OPEN. ADVERTISEMENT ...
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Can I Stick a Chip In Your Brain? The Ethics of Biological and Technological ... - Patheos (blog)

Can I Stick a Chip In Your Brain? The Ethics of Biological and Technological ... - Patheos (blog) | Cybofree : Techno Social Issues for a Postmodern Transhuman Society | Scoop.it
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Others argue that transhumanism can both co-exist and empower Christians in their task.
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Longer Life or Unlimited Life? - Lifeboat Foundation (blog)

Longer Life or Unlimited Life? - Lifeboat Foundation (blog) | Cybofree : Techno Social Issues for a Postmodern Transhuman Society | Scoop.it
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Longer Life or Unlimited Life?
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Better Brain Implant | Cyborgs_Transhumanism

Better Brain Implant | Cyborgs_Transhumanism | Cybofree : Techno Social Issues for a Postmodern Transhuman Society | Scoop.it
A thin, flexible electrode, developed at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., is 10 times smaller than the nearest competition, looking to make long-term measurements of neural activity practical at last.
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GoFlow - Do it yourself self improvement kit

GoFlow - Do it yourself self improvement kit | Cybofree : Techno Social Issues for a Postmodern Transhuman Society | Scoop.it
tDCS is a form of neurostimulation which uses a constant, low current delivered directly to the brain via small electrodes to effect brain function.

 

The US Army and DARPA both currently use tDCS devices to train snipers and drone pilots, and have recorded 2.5x increases in learning rates. This incredible phenomenon of increased learning has been documented by multiple clinical studies as well.


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Electric Bacteria Could Be Used for Bio-Battery

Electric Bacteria Could Be Used for Bio-Battery | Cybofree : Techno Social Issues for a Postmodern Transhuman Society | Scoop.it
Some bacteria produce electricity when in contact with minerals.

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Official AndreasCY's curator insight, March 26, 2013 4:05 AM

In an important step toward the creation of "bio-batteries," a new study reveals how bacteria produce electricity when proteins in their cell membranes come into contact with a mineral surface.

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Biological transistor enables computing within living cells

Biological transistor enables computing within living cells | Cybofree : Techno Social Issues for a Postmodern Transhuman Society | Scoop.it
Bioengineers have taken computing beyond mechanics and electronics into the living realm of biology. Scientists have used a biological transistor made from genetic material -- DNA and RNA -- in place of gears or electrons.

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Julien Nguyen's curator insight, March 29, 2013 2:17 PM

The best way to have self-assembled computers. And no battery needed, just keep enough sugar cubes with you...

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These Brain-Hugging Transistors Will Make Real-Life Cyborgs

These Brain-Hugging Transistors Will Make Real-Life Cyborgs | Cybofree : Techno Social Issues for a Postmodern Transhuman Society | Scoop.it
Transistors were one of the most revolutionary developments in modern computing. And that was without directly implanting them in our brains. Now, the first microscopic organic transistor arrays promise to let us do just that.

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BioEdge: Yale to host conference on non-human personhood

BioEdge: Yale to host conference on non-human personhood | Cybofree : Techno Social Issues for a Postmodern Transhuman Society | Scoop.it
A conference to be held at Yale University in December brings together animal rights activists and fans of human enhancement… (Personhood Beyond the Human -Conference to be held at Yale on Nonhuman Rights - http://t.co/78VCeAJWYl...
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Rat Grows Human Ear, Shows Promise For Regenerative Medicine

Rat Grows Human Ear, Shows Promise For Regenerative Medicine | Cybofree : Techno Social Issues for a Postmodern Transhuman Society | Scoop.it
Scientists made a rat grow a human ear: they scanned a person’s ear and 3d printed it.
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China Could Start treating non-Genius Intelligence as a Birth Defect Starting later this year

Do you have an opinion on transhumanism? Eugenics? Genetic Screening? Check out this http://t.co/FjOMuiphAr
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Robotic Bees to Pollinate Monsanto Crops

Robotic Bees to Pollinate Monsanto Crops | Cybofree : Techno Social Issues for a Postmodern Transhuman Society | Scoop.it
by Russ McSpadden / Earth First! Newswire Pollinators participate in the sexual-reproduction of plants. When you eat an almond, beet, watermelon or sip on coffee, you’re partaking of an ancient rel...
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Hack Yourself! Explore the World of Self-Made Cyborgs : 80beats

Hack Yourself! Explore the World of Self-Made Cyborgs : 80beats | Cybofree : Techno Social Issues for a Postmodern Transhuman Society | Scoop.it
And then there are the transhumanists who go under the knife at home or in piercing parlors to implant homemade electronic devices, such as magnets that provide the sixth sense of detecting electromagnetic fields.
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Cyborg rats: Brain implants give rats an 'acquired sixth sense', enabling them to detect IR rays

Cyborg rats: Brain implants give rats an  'acquired sixth sense', enabling them to detect IR rays | Cybofree : Techno Social Issues for a Postmodern Transhuman Society | Scoop.it

US researchers have effectively given laboratory rats a "sixth sense" using an implant in their brains.

 

An experimental device allowed the rats to "touch" infrared light - which is normally invisible to them. The team at Duke University fitted the rats with an infrared detector wired up to microscopic electrodes that were implanted in the part of their brains that processes tactile information.

 

The researchers say that, in theory at least, a human with a damaged visual cortex might be able to regain sight through a device implanted in another part of the brain.

 

The experiment also shows that a new sensory input can be interpreted by a region of the brain that normally does something else (without having to "hijack" the function of that brain region).

 

"We could create devices sensitive to any physical energy," said Prof Nicolelis, from the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

"It could be magnetic fields, radio waves, or ultrasound. We chose infrared initially because it didn't interfere with our electrophysiological recordings."

 

His colleague Eric Thomson commented: "The philosophy of the field of brain-machine interfaces has until now been to attempt to restore a motor function lost to lesion or damage of the central nervous system. "This is the first paper in which a neuroprosthetic device was used to augment function - literally enabling a normal animal to acquire a sixth sense."

 

In their experiments, the researchers used a test chamber with three light sources that could be switched on randomly. They taught the rats to choose the active light source by poking their noses into a port to receive a sip of water as a reward. They then implanted the microelectrodes, each about a tenth the diameter of a human hair, into the animals' brains. These electrodes were attached to the infrared detectors. The scientists then returned the animals to the test chamber. At first, the rats scratched at their faces, indicating that they were interpreting the lights as touch. But after a month - as shown in these videos - the animals learned to associate the signal in their brains with the infrared source. They began to search actively for the signal, eventually achieving perfect scores in tracking and identifying the correct location of the invisible light source.

 

One key finding was that enlisting the touch cortex to detect infrared light did not reduce its ability to process touch signals.


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Explosive growth in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine leads to ... - News-Medical.net

Explosive growth in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine leads to ... - News-Medical.net | Cybofree : Techno Social Issues for a Postmodern Transhuman Society | Scoop.it
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Better Brain Implant | Cyborgs_Transhumanism

Better Brain Implant | Cyborgs_Transhumanism | Cybofree : Techno Social Issues for a Postmodern Transhuman Society | Scoop.it
Scientists have for the first time tested a revolutionary new treatment that could pave way in creating a stem cell injection to cure heart disease. The heart failure breakthrough involves...
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