New developments in research etc.

Tiny motors may be big in surgery

Surgical procedures could soon be helped along with tiny robots, according to researchers.

Miniaturisation of motors has not kept pace with that of electronics, leaving such tiny robots with no means to get around in the body.

The coming age of cyborgs

Rat brain controlling a robot...

MIT's Huggable Robot Teddy Enhances Human Relationships

It's probably the most sophisticated teddy bear ever designed, but that doesn't stop MIT's companion robot called "the Huggable" from being pretty adorable, as well. The Huggable is the latest project to come from the MIT Media Lab, and could one day be used for healthcare, education, and social communication applications.

Sound Waves For Brain Waves; Researchers use ultrasonic pulses to control the brain

When most people hear the word ultrasound, they think of the diagnostic tool used to look inside the womb and steal glimpses at a fetus. But researchers at Arizona State University at Tempe have developed a new use for it: to control brain activity from outside the skull

Amateurs are trying genetic engineering at home

The Apple computer was invented in a garage. Same with the Google search engine. Now, tinkerers are working at home with the basic building blocks of life itself.
Using homemade lab equipment and the wealth of scientific knowledge available online, these hobbyists are trying to create new life forms through genetic engineering — a field long dominated by Ph.D.s toiling in university and corporate laboratories.

Microwave Your Head Enough - You’ll Hear Things

David Hambling

A US company claims it is ready to build a microwave ray gun able to beam sounds directly into people’s heads.

The device - dubbed MEDUSA (Mob Excess Deterrent Using Silent Audio) - exploits the microwave audio effect, in which short microwave pulses rapidly heat tissue, causing a shockwave inside the skull that can be detected by the ears. A series of pulses can be transmitted to produce recognisable sounds.

The device is aimed for military or crowd-control applications, but may have other uses.

Large Hadron Collider gears up for July restart

THE Large Hadron Collider will be back up and running by the third quarter of 2009 - probably.According to an internal report sent to the physicists working on the giant particle-smasher at the CERN laboratory near Geneva in Switzerland, the LHC should be ready to collide proton beams at the end of July next year.


GE Ends Development of Incandescent Bulbs, Focuses on LEDs

General Electric has dumped all plans for revitalizing their century-old incandescent lightbulb. Instead, it plans to focus on light-emitting diodes (LED) and its organic counterpart


Horrifying US Secret Weapon Unleashed In Baghdad

A nightmarish US super weapon reportedly was employed by American ground forces during chaotic street fighting in Baghdad. The secret tank-mounted weapon was witnessed in all its frightening power by Majid al-Ghazali, a seasoned Iraqi infantryman who described the device and its gruesome effects .

Lets not forget also the reports of White Phosphorus (napalm) and the widespread use of Depleted Uranium, which are banned under international law and would like constitute a war crime.

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