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Blood testing coming to a touch screen near you

People with hemophilia or on blood thinners could soon skip a trip to the doc's and instead put a drop of blood on a microfluidic sticker on their smartphone screen to test how their blood is coagulating.

By Mar. 18, 2014

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Bionic hand lets amputee feel in real time

Researchers have created a prosthetic hand that allows the wearer to feel objects via wires to the nerves in the upper arm.

By Feb. 7, 2014

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IBM packs 128TB of flash into brain-simulating supercomputer

To accommodate all the data needed to model the 70 million neurons that make up a mouse brain, Big Blue is using scads of the same type of memory used for PC solid-state drives.

By Jun. 12, 2013

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Salamander robot slithers between water and land

The Salamandra robotica II mimics a salamander's movements by swimming, crawling, and walking.

By Mar. 19, 2013

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How IBM is making computers more like your brain. For real

Big Blue is using the human brain as a template for breakthrough designs. Brace yourself for a supercomputer that's cooled and powered by electronic blood and small enough to fit in a backpack.

By Oct. 17, 2013

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Scientists help paralyzed rats walk by 'waking up' spinal cords

A five-year study out of the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology demonstrates that a simple chemical cocktail can revive the "innate intelligence" of the spinal column in rats.

By Jun. 4, 2012

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Nissan developing car that reads your thoughts

In a collaboration with Swiss researchers, Nissan's car will anticipate what the driver wants to do. Not intended for angry drivers.

By Sep. 29, 2011

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Haptic tech taps touch screen you can feel

Researchers have come up with a way to create a textured feel on touch screens. Could this spell trouble for BlackBerry?

By Nov. 16, 2011

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Can this 'janitor satellite' clean up space junk?

An $11 million machine under development at the Swiss Space Center aims to tidy up space debris in the near heavens.

By Feb. 15, 2012

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Cheetah-Cub robot learns to walk from the animals

A quadruped robot developed at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne has been taught to walk by being fed data based on the movements of a horse.

By Apr. 30, 2013