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Quinn Norton
February 22, 2010

If you want to see the future debate over human enhancement, look no further than today’s sports. The modern athlete is a highly-enhanced creature.

Surfdaddy Orca
February 19, 2010

Marc Millis, former head of NASA’s Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project, has designed ion thrusters, electronics for rocket monitoring, cryogenic propellant equipment, and even a cockpit display to guide free-fall aircraft flights.

Evan Newton
February 18, 2010

There aren’t very many games today that, graphically, give one goose bumps. While movies like James Cameron’s Avatar or Peter Jackson‘s Lord of the Rings have graphical effects that appear absolutely real, many wonder if games will ever achieve that level of detail.

R.U. Sirius
February 17, 2010

TheMedGuru.com reports on a pair of two year trials of a male birth control injection taking place in Great Britain.

Surfdaddy Orca
February 17, 2010

Did you know that iPhone apps run on the iPhone OS? Most of us know a computer’s operating system (OS) by its invisibility. Just let me run my Pandora or Goggle Earth or Stanza app and I’m happy.

Bryan Bishop & Surfdaddy Orca
February 16, 2010

What does open source software have in common with manufactured parts? Both involve a growing movement of “do it yourself” (DIY) packaging and distribution that follows the open source model of the free Linux operating system (OS).

Valkyrie Ice
February 15, 2010

If you read the last section of this three part essay, you will recall I discussed how the VR revolution is likely to occur, and ended up with the statement that VR will likely open the door for the benefits of the technologies of Genetics, Nanotechnology, and Robotics.

Surfdaddy Orca
February 15, 2010

The news at the University of Arizona's Engineering Online web site is that Matt Bunting's now famous spider-like “hexapod” robot is hitting the road over the next several months.

Surfdaddy Orca
February 12, 2010

Winter is typically flu season, and talk around the water cooler in 2009 has turned to the H1N1 virus, the so-called “swine flu.”

Lepht Anonym
February 11, 2010

I’m sort of inured to pain by this point. Anesthetic is illegal for people like me, so we learn to live without it; I’ve made scalpel incisions in my hands, pushed five-millimeter diameter needles through my skin, and once used a vegetable knife to carve a cavity into the tip of my index finger.

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