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Surgeon Uses Robotic Tools to Make Tiny Paper Airplane

Surgeon Uses Robotic Tools to Make Tiny Paper Airplane

The techniques used in medicine today have improved greatly over the last few years. Surgeries on the heart and other parts of the body that require you to be cut open and result in a long…

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Hackers Break into Medical Server to Host COD: Black Ops Game

Hackers Break into Medical Server to Host COD: Black Ops Game

There are a bunch of people really pissed at some hackers right now after the hackers wormed their way into a server that held medical records on 230,000 people. The servers that were compromised belong to…

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Let Your iPhone Check Your Blood Pressure

Let Your iPhone Check Your Blood Pressure

The gang over at Withings is all about using tech and gadgets to help people stay fit and healthy. These folks have that scale that interfaces with the iPhone, tracks your weight, and will tweet your…

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iPhonECG turns iPhones into an Electrocardiograph

iPhonECG turns iPhones into an Electrocardiograph

Holy crap, I guess I knew that smartphones were ubiquitous, but it looks like now, there will be a case sold that will transform any iPhone into an ECG or EKG (electrocardiograph).…

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Researchers Develop Printer That Prints Skin

Researchers Develop Printer That Prints Skin

I once knew a guy that had been in a fire that burned his hands and arms badly. He had to get skin grafts that left him with scars elsewhere on the body to replace the…

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Berkeley Bionics’ Elegs Medical Exoskeleton: Letting Paralyzed People Walk Again

Berkeley Bionics’ Elegs Medical Exoskeleton: Letting Paralyzed People Walk Again

I have to say that this is an amazing piece of technology. It’s called a medical exoskeleton and promises to make physically-challenged people walk again. eLEGS is going to be an exoskeleton made for the general…

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This Magnet That Will Make You a Lefty. Say What?

This Magnet That Will Make You a Lefty. Say What?

Apparently this magnet can make you left-handed, if you’re right-handed. Sounds kind of crazy, but it makes sense how this could help people who have either lost some function in their right arm. According to a…

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Yeast: for Making Bread, Alcohol and Corneas

Yeast: for Making Bread, Alcohol and Corneas

That’s right folks, the fungi that make it possible for you to enjoy buns and beer is now also being used to make synthetic corneas, according to a report from Reuters. Scientists put human DNA into…

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Stethoscope Headphones: Doctor, My Ears…

Stethoscope Headphones: Doctor, My Ears…

Years ago, before I was a full time geek I had a real job of the sort you have to go to college for. It was boring, I hated it, and I was glad to find…

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Apple Wants to Hear Your Heartbeat Before Using Your iPhone

Apple Wants to Hear Your Heartbeat Before Using Your iPhone

I can’t say that I have ever used a biometric sensor that works as promised. I once had a Dell laptop that had a fingerprint sensor. I could swipe my finger a million times and never…

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Tired of Telling People Why You’Re Wearing a Cast? Get a Casttoo!

Tired of Telling People Why You’Re Wearing a Cast? Get a Casttoo!

One time I was at one of my cousin’s birthday parties at the park in our town. We were specifically told not to go on what had to be the world’s highest monkey bars. The geodesic…

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Toshiba Rx Medical Tablet Pc: the Clipboard Evolved

Toshiba Rx Medical Tablet Pc: the Clipboard Evolved

Seems like Lenovo has set a standard for the form of the computers of the near future with their Ideapad hybrid tablet. Toshiba has a similar and sensible concept for a medical computer: The Toshiba Rx…

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Out of Body Experience: Machine Keeps Disembodied Animal Hearts Beating

Out of Body Experience: Machine Keeps Disembodied Animal Hearts Beating

Researchers at North Carolina State University have invented a machine that can keep an animal heart functional even after it has been removed from its body. Freaky. Andrew Richards, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering, designed…

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Syringe USB Drive for All the Medgeeks in the House

Syringe USB Drive for All the Medgeeks in the House

Whatever your particular (or peculiar) pleasure, there’s a novelty USB drive to fit your freaks. Robots, jewelry, supply dispensers, waterproof submarines (what?)… and those are some of the more normal notions for USB drives out there.…

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Pac-Man Pain Assessment Chart: Maybe You’D Feel Better if You Ate Some Cherries and Pretzels?

Pac-Man Pain Assessment Chart: Maybe You’D Feel Better if You Ate Some Cherries and Pretzels?

Pac-Man pain assessment gauge, spotted on Flickr. Currently, I feel a little Woopop myself.…

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Heartbeat LED Watch Performs Cpr on Itself

Heartbeat LED Watch Performs Cpr on Itself

This funky modern watch out of Japan tells time not with hands or numbers, but with a tiny little electrocardiogram machine that sits on your wrist. OK, the EIN Cyber Heartbeat LED watch doesn’t actually tell…

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