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Huge Pew study says human augmentation will be a hard sell, but it probably won’t be

Huge Pew study says human augmentation will be a hard sell, but it probably won’t be There are basically two arguments against non-medical human augmentation.The study focuses most powerfully on gene editing of babies and adults, upgraded synthetic blood, and intracranial brain implants for cognitive enhancement.

Self-destructing batteries could change recycling, medical implants, even war

Self-destructing batteries could change recycling, medical implants, even war The concept of self-destructing technology takes the inherent consumption at the heart of consumer electronics and brings it to the forefront.There’s something many people find almost distasteful about tech that’s designed to destroy itself — even if the timeline for that destruction is longer than the device could realistically last.

Drug delivery implants could change the way we approach chronic conditions

Drug delivery implants could change the way we approach chronic conditions There’s a trend in medicine toward using implants to deliver medication over long periods of time.They eliminate the possibility that a patient’s pain meds could be sold, stolen, or otherwise fall into the wrong hands.

Belgian company offers to make its employees cyborgs with microchip implants

Belgian company offers to make its employees cyborgs with microchip implants In the latest move toward a brave new world, a European company has offered its employees a chance at becoming cyborgs.Instead of old-school ID badges, NewFusion's workers can opt for a microchip implant in their hands to gain access to the company's HQ and computer systems.

Bionic Carbon Fiber Arm From Lamborghini? It Could Happen

Bionic Carbon Fiber Arm From Lamborghini? It Could Happen The automaker known for go-fast cars will partner with Houston Methodist Research Institute to create live-better humans.They’ll collaborate on the development of carbon fiber composites that could be used for medical purposes.

New PillCam Uses Wireless Radio, CCD Cameras to Diagnose Heartburn

New PillCam Uses Wireless Radio, CCD Cameras to Diagnose Heartburn While the FDA has provisionally approved the PillCam for use, they only allow it after a patient has experienced an unsuccessful endoscopy or colonoscopy.There are three versions of the device: the PillCam ESO, for the esophagus, the PillCam SB for the stomach, and the PillCam Colon for the lower GI tract.

New Implants Could Treat Type 2 Diabetes Without Needles

New Implants Could Treat Type 2 Diabetes Without Needles Another condition that has resisted the implant approach is type 2 diabetes.But type 2 diabetes is more related to insulin insensitivity than it is to failure to produce insulin in the first place.