Two men, aided by donated 3D printers, have set out to revolutionize the world of made-to-order prosthetics.
A team of researchers at Stanford University is using a combination of cutting edge medical procedure and technology in an effort to cure blindness. The system and techniques required are currently being tested on laboratory rats, but are showing promising results in the fight to end blindness in people.
We've seen remarkable contact lenses that allow for virtual reality vision, wash your eyes with medicated tears, or give you vampire or blinged out pupils. These are all very cool, but now one researcher is developing a contact lens that could save lives of diabetics by monitoring blood sugar and changing color accordingly.
X-rays are a powerful tool in the medical arsenal. They can be used for everything from confirming broken bones to helping diagnose certain cancers. A big downside is that they're not very mobile, but a new X-ray machine is about to change all that — not only are they portable, they are battery powered.
Tracheae (aka windpipes) don't grow on trees. In fact, they don't grow anywhere, which is problematic when it comes to tracheal cancer, but recently surgeons in Switzerland managed to replace a cancerous windpipe with a plastic one made in a laboratory and covered in the recipient's stem cells.
Saving money is one of the more popular spurs to quit smoking, but with nicotine patches and gum lumped into pricey kick-the-habit programs (hell, they even have hypnotism these days), the quitting can be pretty expensive itself. As it turns out, nicotine patches don't actually help smokers much at all, and quitting cold turkey is just as effective.
The world is becoming increasingly more like science fiction. Take for example this lighting display that is made of bacteria. And what does our new science fiction world need more than the smallest microphone ever invented, one that can barely be seen by the naked eye?
Finland gets dark during the winter. Very dark. That's why they experience high rates of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Some interesting devices have been created to help; one of which is the Valkee, a portable iPod-like device launched in 2010 that delivers 8-12 minute doses of light directly to the brain via your ear canal.
We've seen all kinds of crazy ways to generate power, but this latest idea proves that your breath isn't just a bunch of hot air. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a tiny piezoelectric microbelt that can generate tiny amounts of electricity.
SnorePro? Are there actually people who are professional snorers? If there are, this wrist-mounted snore detector-punisher is a must-have in the pro snoring toolkit. Not only does the SnorePro SP600 know when you're buzzing away — it sends a...