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Bill Gates Funds Pee Powered Hearts

With the world’s depleting resources one must find ways to be ingenious with what we do have. Even if all we have is, well, human waste. So now some researchers working at the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol have invented a pee-powered robot “heart”. The pee-powered heart is actually

Top 10 Touch Phones from Future

People who are obsessed with their cell phones must brace themselves for the uber-excitement that future holds for them. The iPhones, Androids and 4Gs as you see in their current forms, will seem too outdated when the superb futuristic ingenuity of the designers will transform into real products. Here’s a list of par excellence concept

Your Heart Beat Is Your Password

We are not far from the time when you will be unlocking your computers simply by placing your hands on your keyboard and keyboards will be having sensors which will detect your heart beat and it will unlock the PC for you. The technology is still in the prototype mode, but its good to know

Cardiac Monitoring Goes Wireless

Doctors may soon be able to remotely monitor cardiac activity by simply implanting a micro-electromechanical sensor in post-surgery heart patients. According to senior iSuppli researcher Richard Dixon, an implantable MEMS device with the potential to “revolutionize” cardiac care has already been designed and manufactured by an Atlanta-based company known as CardioMEMS. “The CardioMEMS system features

Remote Robotic Surgery Successful in First Human Heart Surgery

Robotic surgery has proven successful in its first human trial! Dr. Andre Ng, a consulting electrophysiologist and cardiologist at Leicester’s Glenfield Hospital, used a remote robot to correct an atrial heart flutter in a 70-year-old man in Britain this week.

Artificial Human Heart Unveiled

For all the bad news in medicine today — studies that cell phones might cause cancer, or that widely used flame retardants could have dire effects — there’s also a lot of good news. Recent studies have moved us closer to curing paralysis with nerve bypasses wired directly into the brain. And there have been

Saving Hearts with Artifical Hearts

Nearly 5 million Americans live with failing hearts, and that number keeps going up each year. Since the numbers of donations available are lesser than the number of hearts required, engineers had to come up with alternative technologies.