Category: Health & Fitness

Why wait? Here are 10 new gadgets from CES 2018 that you can buy right now

Why wait? Here are 10 new gadgets from CES 2018 that you can buy right now

Usually, the gear that gets unveiled at CES doesn't actually hit the market for months -- but we found a bundle of stuff you can buy today. The post W ...
Stem cell breakthrough may give people with paralysis their sense of touch back

Stem cell breakthrough may give people with paralysis their sense of touch back

Researchers at UCLA have demonstrated that it is possible to coax stem cells to become sensory interneurons. The results may help restore tactile feel ...
Color-changing temporary tattoo reveals when you’ve soaked up too much sun

Color-changing temporary tattoo reveals when you’ve soaked up too much sun

LogicInk's temporary tattoo changes color as it’s exposed to sunlight, thereby warning you if you've soaked up enough ultraviolet rays for the day. He ...
An approach to fighting cancer involves … 3D printing extra tumors?

An approach to fighting cancer involves … 3D printing extra tumors?

Most approaches to fighting cancer focus on one thing: Removing the tumors as quickly as possible. A new technique developed by biotech company Cellin ...
Neuroscientists use electrical pulses to brain to curb Tourette syndrome tics

Neuroscientists use electrical pulses to brain to curb Tourette syndrome tics

For more than two decades, neuroscientists have been buzzing the brains of patients suffering from a number of neurological conditions. The technique ...
New pressure sensor for medical uses dissolves in the patient’s body

New pressure sensor for medical uses dissolves in the patient’s body

A biodegradable pressure sensor has recently been developed by engineers at the University of Connecticut and could make certain medical procedures le ...
FDA approves algorithm that predicts sudden patient deaths to help prevent them

FDA approves algorithm that predicts sudden patient deaths to help prevent them

It’s not every day that an algorithm can save your life. That may be about to get more common, however, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration th ...
Broccoli and reprogrammed gut bacteria team up to battle cancer

Broccoli and reprogrammed gut bacteria team up to battle cancer

Researchers at the National University of Singapore have developed a new way to battle colorectal cancer -- and it involves reprogrammed bacteria and ...
9 amazing uses for graphene, from filtering seawater to smart paint

9 amazing uses for graphene, from filtering seawater to smart paint

Graphene is one of the strongest materials in the known universe, with astonishing flexibility, as well as a host of surprising skills and application ...
Smartglasses from eSight are changing blind people’s lives by enabling them to see

Smartglasses from eSight are changing blind people’s lives by enabling them to see

Every once in a while, we see technology that is unlikely to actually be experienced by most people, but is truly transformative and life-changing for ...
This bionic hand has an extra trick up its sleeve — a sense of touch

This bionic hand has an extra trick up its sleeve — a sense of touch

Bionic hands are all kinds of awesome, but as good as they are, most lack one thing -- a physical sense of touch. Well, all except for this innovative ...
RightEye EyeQ uses eye tracking to test for vision problems, brain injuries

RightEye EyeQ uses eye tracking to test for vision problems, brain injuries

Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the RightEye EyeQ system hopes to revolutionize vision and brain healthcare. By using a bespok ...
New DNA vaccine could lead to a one-dose universal vaccine for the flu

New DNA vaccine could lead to a one-dose universal vaccine for the flu

Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine have developed a DNA vaccine, which could have the makings of a one-dose universal flu ...
Instead of stealing jobs, what if A.I. just tells us how to do them better?

Instead of stealing jobs, what if A.I. just tells us how to do them better?

The early 20th century theory of Taylorism suggested every move a workforce could make could be modified to make it more efficient. In 2017, A.I. prom ...
Top Tech Stories of the Week: Best of 2017, Tech Failures, Eggnog

Top Tech Stories of the Week: Best of 2017, Tech Failures, Eggnog

A lot can happen in a week when it comes to tech. The constant onslaught of news makes it nigh impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep tra ...
Debt financing gives blood-testing startup Theranos a needed infusion

Debt financing gives blood-testing startup Theranos a needed infusion

Just a few days ago, it seemed as though the holiday season wouldn’t do much to lift spirits over at Theranos, the one-time VC darling previously valu ...
Ingenious wound-scanning tool makes infectious bacteria glow in the dark

Ingenious wound-scanning tool makes infectious bacteria glow in the dark

Harmful bacteria in wounds is bad news for patients and physicians. The MolecuLight i:X is a handheld imaging tool which can help spot harmful bacteri ...
Hate needles? Pain-free injector blasts drugs into your body at Mach 0.7

Hate needles? Pain-free injector blasts drugs into your body at Mach 0.7

Outside of body art enthusiasts who, frankly, are probably too cool to hang out with us, no one likes getting a needle stuck in them. Fortunately, a s ...
Watching this guy play piano with a bionic hand restores our faith in tech

Watching this guy play piano with a bionic hand restores our faith in tech

Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed an impressive new bionic hand, driven by ultrasound, which allows amputees to play the piano using some imp ...
Don’t put glue in your eyes — unless it’s this superglue for punctured eyeballs

Don’t put glue in your eyes — unless it’s this superglue for punctured eyeballs

Surgical superglue is frequently used by medics to help mend superficial cuts by gluing the two edges of the wound together. One type of wound you wou ...
Top Tech Stories of the Week: Top Tech Gadgets, LA Auto Show, and More

Top Tech Stories of the Week: Top Tech Gadgets, LA Auto Show, and More

A lot can happen in a week when it comes to tech. The constant onslaught of news makes it nigh impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep tra ...
The Best Cyber Monday Deals From Amazon, Walmart, and Others

The Best Cyber Monday Deals From Amazon, Walmart, and Others

Black Friday sales are everywhere. Whether you’re listening to the radio, watching television, or just casually walking down the street, you can expec ...
How Hollywood techniques and virtual reality are changing the field of neuroscience

How Hollywood techniques and virtual reality are changing the field of neuroscience

Big-budget CGI and virtual reality are mostly confined to the entertainment industries, but researchers have taken advantage of those techniques to he ...
Top Tech Stories of the Week: Black Friday, iPhone Movie, RipRow

Top Tech Stories of the Week: Black Friday, iPhone Movie, RipRow

A lot can happen in a week when it comes to tech. The constant onslaught of news makes it nigh impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep tra ...
Award-winning device catches skin cancer early by monitoring temperature of moles

Award-winning device catches skin cancer early by monitoring temperature of moles

This year, close to 10,000 Americans will die of melanoma, a type of cancer that’s usually found in the skin. That’s bad news, but what makes it worse ...
The Best Tech Under $100 | Gifts and Gadgets That Fit Your Budget

The Best Tech Under $100 | Gifts and Gadgets That Fit Your Budget

In today’s tech-saturated world, $100 can get you pretty far. Thanks to the advent of smartphones, things like processors, accelerometers, and lithium ...
Empower Me system uses smart glasses to help autistic people build life skills

Empower Me system uses smart glasses to help autistic people build life skills

Now available for preorder on Indiegogo, Brain Power’s Empower Me system is hailed as the world’s first wearable smart glasses platform that's designe ...
Mental health algorithm can tell if you’re depressed by analyzing your tweets

Mental health algorithm can tell if you’re depressed by analyzing your tweets

Why it matters to you Algorithm that identifies signs of mental health issues could help people get the help they need s ...
Augmented reality glasses will soon help legally blind people see again

Augmented reality glasses will soon help legally blind people see again

Researchers from the United Kingdom's University of Oxford have developed a pair of smart augmented reality glasses that will soon help thousands of p ...
Groundbreaking four-in-one flu vaccine could provide a lifetime of immunity

Groundbreaking four-in-one flu vaccine could provide a lifetime of immunity

Why it matters to you It has only been tested on mice so far, but this flu vaccine could one day protect people from inf ...
The world’s most precise scale can measure the exact weight of individual cells

The world’s most precise scale can measure the exact weight of individual cells

Why it matters to you Measuring the exact weight of cells could be useful for developing new diagnostic tools in the fut ...
The Internet of Food Will Let You Track and Trace What You Eat

The Internet of Food Will Let You Track and Trace What You Eat

In a classic Portlandia sketch, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein badger a waitress to find out about their chicken’s diet, the amount of acreage it ...
5 minutes is all you need to check for allergens with AbioScope

5 minutes is all you need to check for allergens with AbioScope

The FDA has just approved what is being heralded as the "world's most rapid" allergy test - AbioScope. Beginning in 2018, you may be able to test your ...
When protecting medical devices from hacks, is the cure worse than the disease?

When protecting medical devices from hacks, is the cure worse than the disease?

Numerous medical devices, such as pacemakers, are at risk of being hacked, but the updates meant to protect these devices can occasionally cause them ...
Top Tech Stories of the Week: Moto X4, DT Home Awards, Asics

Top Tech Stories of the Week: Moto X4, DT Home Awards, Asics

A lot can happen in a week when it comes to tech. The constant onslaught of news makes it nigh impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep tra ...
Middle school student wins $25k award for device that detects lead in water

Middle school student wins $25k award for device that detects lead in water

Gitanjali Rao wone the designation of America's Top Young Scientist with the creation "Tethys," a water-testing device that uses carbon nanotube array ...
Diabetics can control their blood sugar with a smartphone and artificial pancreas

Diabetics can control their blood sugar with a smartphone and artificial pancreas

Why it matters to you An artificial pancreas and smartphone algorithm could be key to treating diabetes in the future. ...
Curious what your unborn child might look like? Just spit in this tube

Curious what your unborn child might look like? Just spit in this tube

Want to know what your unborn child will look like? BabyGlimpse is a DNA-powered service which promises to let couples discover the genetic-related tr ...
The Senhance System is a robotic assistant that can help doctors with your next surgery

The Senhance System is a robotic assistant that can help doctors with your next surgery

Why it matters to you Your surgeon's assistant during your next operation just might be this robotic system. We can ...
Unleashing hungry bacteria on our landfills could produce tons of natural gas

Unleashing hungry bacteria on our landfills could produce tons of natural gas

Why it matters to you A new approach to breaking down landfill waste could not just help the environment, but give us a ...
Robot masseuse uses smart sensors to figure out which muscles to work on

Robot masseuse uses smart sensors to figure out which muscles to work on

Have a sore back? If you live in Singapore, you can now treat it by getting a massage from a cutting-edge robot masseuse called Emma -- short for Expe ...
Tooth Cracker 5000 is a device for splitting teeth and extracting stem cells

Tooth Cracker 5000 is a device for splitting teeth and extracting stem cells

Researchers have discovered a new way of harvesting stem cells -- by extracting them from teeth, which they split in half using something called the T ...
Genetically optimized corn is more nutritious, could revolutionize agriculture

Genetically optimized corn is more nutritious, could revolutionize agriculture

Scientists at Rutgers University and China’s Sichuan Academy of Agricultural Sciences have come up with a way to improve the nutritional value of corn ...
This shape-shifting wheelchair transitions from seated to standing positions

This shape-shifting wheelchair transitions from seated to standing positions

Designed by an Italian architect, Laddroller is a futuristic shape-shifting wheelchair that is able to transition between seated and standing position ...
New medical superglue seals large wounds almost instantly, prevents scars

New medical superglue seals large wounds almost instantly, prevents scars

Researchers from the U.S. and Australia have developed a new hyperelastic type of surgical superglue, which could be used as an alternative to staples ...
Best New Crowdfunding Projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo this Week

Best New Crowdfunding Projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo this Week

At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the Web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Ind ...
Self-disinfecting door pad could help break the spread of germs in hospitals

Self-disinfecting door pad could help break the spread of germs in hospitals

Why it matters to you Smart solution to the problem of germs spreading in public spaces is low cost, but ingenious. ...
Top Tech Stories of the Week: Google Event, Tech Flops, WT2

Top Tech Stories of the Week: Google Event, Tech Flops, WT2

A lot can happen in a week when it comes to tech. The constant onslaught of news makes it nigh impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep tra ...
New type of microscope can peer into the brain of a living, moving creature

New type of microscope can peer into the brain of a living, moving creature

Researchers have developed a new microscope that can observe the brain activities in a zebrafish without affecting its behavior. The results could she ...
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