Brain-computer interfaces: Facebook’s next frontier

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Facebook’s tech development team are currently working on a way for users to type with their minds, without the need for an invasive implant. Updating your status with thoughts alone may one day become a reality. The social media company’s 60-strong team hopes to achieve this miraculous feat using optical imaging that scans the brain […]

Legions of nanorobots target cancerous tumors with precision

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Administering anti-cancer drugs redefined Researchers from Polytechnique Montréal, Université de Montréal and McGill University have just achieved a spectacular breakthrough in cancer research. They have developed new nanorobotic agents capable of navigating through the bloodstream to administer a drug with precision by specifically targeting the active cancerous cells of tumours. This way of injecting medication […]

Scientists created a cyborg stingray powered by the heart of a rat

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Researchers have developed a new kind of synthetic creature, using the heart cells of a rat to make a robotic stingray that follows light. Could this one day be a reality? Credit: http://www.tedxvienna.at/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Cyborgs-vs-Humans.png While the rat-ray hybrid certainly sounds like a bit of a Frankenstein mish-mash, it’s serious research that could help pave the way […]

Engineers develop a new biosensor chip for detecting DNA mutations

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Bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed an electrical graphene chip capable of detecting mutations in DNA. Researchers say the technology could one day be used in various medical applications such as blood-based tests for early cancer screening, monitoring disease biomarkers and real-time detection of viral and microbial sequences. The advance was […]

This five-fingered robot hand learns to get a grip on its own

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Robots today can perform space missions, solve a Rubik’s cube, sort hospital medication and even make pancakes. But most can’t manage the simple act of grasping a pencil and spinning it around to get a solid grip. Intricate tasks that require dexterous in-hand manipulation — rolling, pivoting, bending, sensing friction and other things humans do […]