Monthly Archive

June 2012

Philips Introduces Medical Technology for Safer Childbirth

It has an intuitive user interface which provides flexibility to serve patients in any care setting across a wide range of applications, including cardiology, abdominal, obstetrics, fertility, vascular, breast and musculoskeletal imaging.

June 26, 2012 ·

Medicine

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How the little biotech guys beat big odds

This one is different. Chances are you’ve never heard of Semprus Biosciences of Cambridge or the bigger company that bought it Monday for relatively modest money. The medical technology, though important, is no miracle.

June 26, 2012 ·

Technology

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Scientists set to show how they hacked into Stephen Hawking’s brain

After months of tweaking, researchers are finally ready to show off a high-tech headband that can translate Stephen Hawking's brain waves into speech — providing what could eventually become an easier avenue for the paralyzed British physicist and many others to share their deep thoughts.

June 26, 2012 ·

Science

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Hail Crowdfunding! The Wicked VC is Dead

Now I don’t know too much about the whole program, but I do know this: If crowdfunding for equity comes out of it; and it helps entrepreneurs who are truly interested in building stellar companies; then someone gets a high-five and a slap on the back from me.

June 26, 2012 ·

Crowdfunding

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Crowdsourcing Science at TEDGlobal

TEDGlobal officially opened today with a focus on "Radical Openness," or the breakdown of traditional boundaries via social networking, crowdsourcing, open sourcing, and collaboration.

This afternoon's session looked at the rise of do-it-yourself invention and the virtual collaborative tools that are driving the growth of the new industrial revolution.

June 26, 2012 ·

Medicine

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Crowd-Funding for Research Dollars: A Cure for Science’s Ills?

Scientists – and science generally – are in a moment of crisis on multiple fronts. The gap between science and society has grown to a chasm, with disastrous consequences for issue after issue. For example, just last month, Tennessee passed legislation permitting creation “science” into classrooms. On another front, the concern of Americans about global warming has dramatically declined over the past decade,  despite the scientific consensus on the clear and present danger caused by climate change.

June 1, 2012 ·

Crowdfunding

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Young Scientists Embrace Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding, or appealing to the online community for funds for personal projects, seems to be thriving. One of the best-known platforms is Kickstarter, which generally features projects that are creative in nature – musicians seeking to record an album, for example, or inventors pursuing an idea.

June 1, 2012 ·

Science

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