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Could Nanoparticles in Your Blood Predict Diseases?

#160935994 / gettyimages.com Remember the campy 80s movie Innerspace? Dennis Quaid gets miniaturized in a submersible pod and injected into Martin Short’s body. Flying/submarining around in Short’s body, Quaid must attempt to return to normal size before his oxygen runs out. With futuristic technology, he is able to speak to Short through a device implanted […]

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Outfitting the Mission to Mars

Apparently NASA consulted Pixar and the 1950’s for futuristic space suit designs. You probably know by now that NASA – and possibly other, private entrepreneurs – has its eyes on Mars as the new frontier for space exploration. As with all previous explorations outside Earth’s atmosphere, the technology involved takes a step forward each time. […]

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Are Transhumanists Pushing Us into the Next Stage in Evolution?

#83987909 / gettyimages.com Still wearing your tech devices? Just implant them already. Or is that taking things a little too far? Technology has always extended human ability, making primitive people stronger or better somehow – weapons and tools, beasts of burden, writing, mathematics, etc. And what we now call “wearable tech” – everything from eye […]

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Regenerating Plastic: Is This the Future?

Until now, regenerative material has been a thing of futuristic sci-fi movies. Previous applications of the concept were only successful in repairing small, microscopic cracks. According to an article released in Science Magazine, researchers at the University of Illinois have taken this concept to the next level by developing a self-restoring plastic material that is […]

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New Sleep Apnea Treatment Approved by FDA

Good news for sleep apnea sufferers: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved of a new kind of therapy for obstructive sleep apnea. This new implant, developed by Inspire Medical Systems, stimulates the patient’s airway to keep it open during sleep. #185121339 / gettyimages.com   Sleep apnea, which affects as many as […]

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“Graphene” to Replace Silicon for 21st Century Technology

Imagine a sheet of unbelievably strong, nearly transparent, conductive, flexible, and natural material – all while being almost 2-dimensional… It’s called graphene, and scientists are just now discovering its applications. Graphene is graphite, like in your old No. 2 pencils, but with atoms hexagonally linked together on a plane that’s only as thick as the […]

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