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The Eye

Engineers at the University of Washington have developed a contact lens that creates a virtual display superimposed over the normal field of vision.

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Simple Questions/ Challenging Answers

Is the product of a cloned cow, cloned milk? Or real milk? Is the offspring of a cloned cow and a “natural” bull, a half-clone? And then when they mix again, as cows and bulls of all persuasions are apt to do, do we get quarter-clones? Three-quarter clones?

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We’re All Edge Cases

This is the most corrosive thing that happens to people who self-identify as science fiction fans

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EPOC Neuroheadset

The EPOC neuroheadset uses EEG technology to read electrical patterns in the brain and then sends this information through wireless signals to a computer.

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Here’s Jewels in Your Eye

If you’ve ever wanted to have that extraspecial something that puts a sparkle in your eye, and really attract attention, you should take a trip over to the Netherlands.

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PETA Wants Meat!

The animal rights group is offering a $1 million prize for “the first person to come up with a method to produce commercially viable quantities of in vitro meat at competitive prices by 2012.”

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Skin Phone

Welcome to the conceptual solution that combines the beauty of a tattoo with the convenience of your cell phone and Bluetooth technology, the “Digital Tattoo Interface.”

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Humanity Plus: The New Synthesis

Lately, I love it when people out there in the general population ask me what I do. I tell them that I’m working on a transhumanist webzine and then pause — offering no further explanation — as if a transhumanist magazine were as comprehensible as a magazine about real estate or pet monkeys.

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The Sheep Shit Grass (or The End of Scarcity)

DOCTOROW: It’s not hard to think about a kind of nanotech future where virtually all objects are available on demand. In that kind of world, both the traditional Marxist and the traditional Keynesian analyses don’t make a lot of sense. These are predicated first and foremost on the regulation of scarce and valuable objects.

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The Artificial Hippocampus

PESCOVITZ: Biomedical engineer Theodore Berger at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles has developed an artificial hippocampus: a silicon substitute for the part of the brain that scientists believe encodes experiences as long-term memories.