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This smart bandage releases meds on command for better healing

By | Bio, Gadgets, Health, Internet of Things, IoT, Science, TC | No Comments

 Taking care of a cut or scrape usually means swapping out the bandage a few times, and maybe putting a little healing cream or hydrogel on there. But what if the dressing could dispense that stuff on its own? That’s the idea behind a smart bandage now being tested by engineers from the University of Nebraska, Harvard and MIT. Read More

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Malicious code written into DNA infects the computer that reads it

By | Bio, Biotech, cyberpunk, Gadgets, Hack, Science, Security, TC | No Comments

 In a mind-boggling world first, a team of biologists and security researchers have successfully infected a computer with a strand of DNA. It sounds like science fiction, but it’s very real — although you probably don’t have to worry about this particular threat vector any time soon. That said, the possibilities suggested by this project are equally fascinating and terrifying… Read More

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Researchers 3D print a soft artificial heart that works a lot like a real one

By | artificial heart, Bio, ETH Zurich, Gadgets, Prosthetics, Robotics, Science, TC | No Comments

 The science of prosthetics has been advancing by leaps and bounds over the last few years, and research into soft robotics has been especially complementary. The same techniques that go into making a robot arm that flexes and turns like a real one can go into making more complex, subtle organs — like the heart, as Swiss researchers have demonstrated. Read More

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