Gene Therapy Creates A Biological Pacemaker—No Wires Required

heart-feature-757x467Scientists are working using pigs on gene therapy – to change a small area of heart muscle into a specialized group of cells that can then start a heartbeat. Really this will be  a biological pacemaker.

Does this seem real to you?

What could you envision being created next?

Exoskeleton Approved for Use

ReWalk-exoskeleton1122316The first exoskeleton has been approved for use.

How many folks lives will change?

Mapping the brain – Fish First!

fishmoveDid you know fish have many of the same basic brain areas that humans do? We can learn more about depression, Parkinson’s Disease and more!

What surprises you most?

Citizen Science – Yes, that’s you!

reefquestYou can get involved.

Dissect panoramic images, report baby laughter, track species, and more!

What would YOU like to do?

Get Ready for Bed

jetsons…and Siri lowers your thermostat, locks the doors and dims the lights.
This is all run using your iphone as a remote.

Jetsons here we come!

Are you ready?

Swarm Robots

swarmrobotsWhen we think ROBOTS – we usually think of one large complex robot – but here researchers are working on many small simple robots – they do not even have one center of command.

They could be used to build a habitat on a planet before humans arrvie – or for flood protection, rebuilding levees. All where humans cannot safely, practically or economically go.

What other apllications do you see for them?

 

Drone Dog Walker?

dronedogLook carefully – to the right of the dog in the sky to see the drone. Check out this video of a drone walking a dog.
What do you think?
Any problems you can see?
Would you like this for your dog (if you have a dog)?