Category: Transhuman

3-D printed ovaries produce healthy offspring

Public Release: 16-May-2017   Bioprosthetic ovaries produced mouse pups in otherwise infertile mice Northwestern University   Used 3-D printing to create bioprosthetic mouse ovary to restore fertility, boost hormone production Targeted to women who survived childhood cancer, have had treatments that affect hormones and fertility “The holy grail […]

Your body may soon be inhabited by swarms of microrobots

The microdoctors in our bodies Date: September 21, 2016 Source: ETH Zurich Summary: Researchers are developing tiny, sophisticated technological and biological machines enabling non-invasive, selective therapies. Their creations include genetically modified cells that can be activated via brain waves, and swarms of microrobots that facilitate highly precise application […]

Are humans the new supercomputer?

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016   Today, people of all backgrounds can contribute to solving serious scientific problems by playing computer games. A Danish research group has extended the limits of quantum physics calculations and simultaneously blurred the boundaries between man and mac Aarhus University The saying of philosopher René […]

Building living, breathing supercomputers

Public Release: 26-Feb-2016   Discovery opens doors to creation of biological supercomputers that are about the size of a book McGill University IMAGE: Protein molecules travel around the circuit, forced in certain directions in directed ways, a bit like cars and trucks travelling through a city to arrive […]

Columbia engineers build biologically powered chip

Public Release: 7-Dec-2015   System combines biological ion channels with solid-state transistors to create a new kind of electronics Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science IMAGE: Illustration depicting biocell attached to CMOS integrated circuit with membrane containing sodium-potassium pumps in pore. Credit: Trevor Finney and Jared […]

UW roboticists learn to teach robots from babies

Public Release: 1-Dec-2015 Collaboration combines child development research with machine learning approaches University of Washington A collaboration between UW developmental psychologists and computer scientists aims to enable robots to learn in the same way that children naturally do. The team used research on how babies follow an adult’s […]

Do insect societies share brain power?

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015 Social brains may have evolved very differently in insects than in vertebrates Drexel University PHILADELPHIA (June 16, 2015) – The society you live in can shape the complexity of your brain–and it does so differently for social insects than for humans and other vertebrate animals. […]

Injectable electronics

  “demonstrated that the scaffolds could be used to create “cyborg” tissue” Public Release: 8-Jun-2015 New system holds promise for basic neuroscience, treatment of neuro-degenerative diseases Harvard University It’s a notion that might be pulled from the pages of science-fiction novel – electronic devices that can be injected […]

The Cyborgs Era Has Started

Press Release 003/2014 Interfaces of Technical Devices with Organisms for Medical Applications – KIT Scientists Report in “Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed.” Communication between man and machine – a fascinating area at the interface of chemistry, biomedicine, and engineering. (Figure: KIT/S. Giselbrecht, R. Meyer, B. Rapp) – Medical implants, […]

Drawing the Line on Altering Human Minds

August 6, 2013, 2:14 pm <!– — Updated: 3:42 pm –> By NICK BILTON In my column this week, “Computer-Brain Interfaces Making Big Leaps,” I noted that a number of researchers and scientists were coming closer to technology usually reserved for science fiction: hacking our brains to remove […]

Chips that mimic the brain

Contact: Giacomo Indiveri giacomo.indiveri@ini.phys.ethz.ch 41-446-353-024 University of Zurich No computer works as efficiently as the human brain – so much so that building an artificial brain is the goal of many scientists. Neuroinformatics researchers from the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich have now made a breakthrough in […]

Navy Seeks To Map the Mind

May. 17, 2013 – 03:50PM By Michael Peck In some visions of the future, you’ll drive your car with little more than your mind. Electrodes on your head, you can climb into your car, think about how much you’d like a Big Mac, and let the car take […]

Human brain treats prosthetic devices as part of the body

Contact: Jyoti Madhusoodanan jmadhusoodanan@plos.org 415-568-4545 Public Library of Science People with spinal cordPeople with spinal cord injuries show strong association of wheelchairs as part of their body, not extension of immobile limbs injuries show strong association of wheelchairs as part of their body, not extension of immobile limbs. […]

Blueprint for an artificial brain

Published 26. February 2013, 15:18 h     Bielefeld physicist Andy Thomas takes nature as his model   Scientists have long been dreaming about building a computer that would work like a brain. This is because a brain is far more energy-saving than a computer, it can learn […]

Brain-like chip outstrips normal computers

22 November 2012 by Michael Marshall Magazine issue 2892. COMPUTER chips that mimic the human brain are outstripping conventional chips in crucial ways. They could also revolutionise our understanding of how the brain functions.Attempts to simulate the brain usually involve programming software to behave like groups of neurons. […]

These Mini-Bots Were Made for Walking: Cells Power Biological Machines: non-electronic biological machines

Miniature “bio-bots” developed at the University of Illinois are made of hydrogel and heart cells, but can walk on their own. (Credit: Elise A. Corbin) ScienceDaily (Nov. 15, 2012) — They’re soft, biocompatible, about 7 millimeters long — and, incredibly, able to walk by themselves. Miniature “bio-bots” developed […]

Activating the ‘mind’s eye’ — sounds, instead of eyesight can be alternative vision ( can actually “see” and describe objects and even identify letters and words )

Contact: Jerry Barach jerryb@savion.huji.ac.il 972-258-82904 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Jerusalem, Nov. 7, 2012 — Common wisdom has it that if the visual cortex in the brain is deprived of visual information in early infanthood, it may never develop properly its functional specialization, making sight restoration later in […]