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Scientists discover how our brains categorize and map everything we see

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If not for our brains, our eyes wouldn’t be able to process anything. Considering how much time we spend with our eyes open, our brains are constantly dealing with an influx of visual data. The brain needs to store that data somewhere, and thanks to scientists over at the University...
Scientists discover how our brains categorize and map everything we see

Japanese neuroscientists decode human dreams

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Researchers at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto have developed some powerful computational tools which use blood flow data from MRI scans to predict what a person is experiencing in dreams. Their results were published yesterday in Science, along with considerable fanfare. Before studies like this can be taken...
Japanese neuroscientists decode human dreams
The Basis B1 Fitness Band Is Amazing But Still Needs Polish

LifeBEAM launches Indiegogo campaign to fund smart cycling helmet with built-in heart rate sensor

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LifeBEAM has launched an Indiegogo campaign today in order to put its new smart cycling helmet, which includes a built-in heart rate sensor, into full production. The company has a pretty impressive track record to take note of. The startup, founded in 2010 and headquartered in Tel Aviv, specializes in remote monitoring...
LifeBEAM launches Indiegogo campaign to fund smart cycling helmet with built-in heart rate sensor

FDA clears robotic device to assist cardiologists

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The CorPath 200 by Corindus Vascular Robotics is the first to help cardiologists restore blood flow to blocked arteries while minimizing radiation exposure. [Read more]...
FDA clears robotic device to assist cardiologists

NASA Launches Live Google Hangout With Astronauts In Space

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NASA is leveraging Google's Hangout system to pitch questions from the public to astronauts on the ground--and in space. NASA, as promised, is busy conducting a Google hangout so that members of the public can ask questions of astronauts--both in the studio and in orbit around the Earth aboard...
NASA Launches Live Google Hangout With Astronauts In Space

Don't Let Your Expectations Fool You

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Two weeks ago, with the sun shining and little buds emerging from tree branches, I got frostbite while skiing. Not just a little frostbite; several of my toes were snow white. Thankfully I didn't lose the toes but it took ten minutes in a hot shower for them to slowly...
Don't Let Your Expectations Fool You

Brain Scan Allows Vegetative Patient To Tell Doctors How He Feels

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Using an fMRI scan on the brain of a Canadian man, the medical team could deduce yes and no answers to simple questions. A Canadian man left in a persistent vegetative state following a car crash 12 year ago, has been able to tell doctors how he feels. The...
Brain Scan Allows Vegetative Patient To Tell Doctors How He Feels

Real-life Avatar: The first mind-controlled robot surrogate

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An Israeli student has become the first person to meld his mind and movements with a robot surrogate, or avatar. Situated inside an fMRI scanner in Israel, Tirosh Shapira has controlled a humanoid robot some 2000 kilometers (1250 miles) away, at the Béziers Technology Institute in France, using just his...
Real-life Avatar: The first mind-controlled robot surrogate

Basis fitness tracker finally goes on sale for $199, mobile apps still MIA

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Remember the Basis Band, that fitness-tracking wristband that was supposed to come out earlier this year? Well, the company obviously missed its target for an "early 2012" launch, but it's been busy refining the product and publishing intermittent blog posts to let people know how the device has been...
Basis fitness tracker finally goes on sale for $199, mobile apps still MIA
Berkeley researchers map out how our brains categorize the things we see
New nanoparticle could save lives, limit brain damage by 'rebooting' brain blood flow
Where did my head go? Hands-on with Ubisoft's free-to-play fighting game Spartacus Legends

Basis fitness tracker gets an Android app, to be available in Q1; iOS version still in the works

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We'll say this about Basis: no one can accuse it of rushing products to market. It was a whole year ago back at CES 2012 that the company first announced its fitness band, which only just went on sale six weeks ago. It's a pretty promising device, actually, with...
Basis fitness tracker gets an Android app, to be available in Q1; iOS version still in the works

Masimo iSpO2 hands-on: track your pulse and blood oxygen with your iPhone

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Pulse Oximeters are an essential hospital tool and serious athletes rely on them to track the efficiency with wich they pump oxygen into their blood stream. Masimo's new iSpO2 puts these rather important health metrics within reach of the consumer by tying the sensor to your favorite iOS device...
Masimo iSpO2 hands-on: track your pulse and blood oxygen with your iPhone

The Evolutionary Reason for Depression [Health]

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If depression has an evolutionary purpose, it's certainly not obvious. Depression makes people consider suicide and less interested in sex, which does not encourage the species' survival. But two evolutionary psychologists theorize that depression's purpose is enhanced mental skills. Photo by kevindooley. Sadness focuses the brain's attention on a conflict,...
The Evolutionary Reason for Depression [Health]
Following Fitbit's New Wristband, Basis Unveils First Android App, To Go Live In March; iOS To Follow
MIT developed video software can see your pulse
Picking the perfect fitness wristband: FuelBand, Up, Flex, or Basis

Can ultrasound reduce blood pressure? Kona Medical lands $30M to find out

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The Seattle area continues to be a hotbed of innovation in the field of ultrasound technology, with news today that Kona Medical has attracted a $30 million round of venture capital financing. The Bellevue company, which is developing methods to reduce high blood pressure using ultrasound, is backed by Essex Woodlands,...
Can ultrasound reduce blood pressure? Kona Medical lands $30M to find out

Scientists can read your dreams with 60% accuracy

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Ever had that feeling when you’ve woken up after a sleep but can’t remember what you were dreaming about? Findings from a new study, published this week, suggest that technology could soon make that scenario a thing of the past. Scientists in Kyoto, Japan, have built a ‘dream-reading’ machine that has...
Scientists can read your dreams with 60% accuracy
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