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Watch a man sing 'If I Only Had a Brain' filmed on new super-fast MRI

Thanks to magnetic resonance imaging at 100 frames per second, researchers can watch the muscles involved in singing in action.

By April 21, 2015


A Skype exorcism: The modern way to rid yourself of demons

Reverend Bob Larson, an Arizona priest, believes in using technology to get rid of unwanted evil.

By January 30, 2014


Giving voice to a new artificial larynx

Researchers are creating a system that uses a retainer-like mouthpiece designed for use in speech therapy to help those without a voice box speak less robotically.

By December 3, 2009


The Amazon-California tax debacle: We all lose

States and retail lobbyists say this just evens the playing field, but let's call it what it really is.

By September 8, 2011


Deal with it: SXSW has changed

Getting used to the once-indie SXSW as a big, corporate-sponsored industry event is a bitter pill for some entrepreneurs and digital thinkers to swallow.

By March 16, 2011


Prototype 'piercing' restores man's ability to swallow

Surgeons at UC Davis announce that the experimental device they implanted in a man's throat is working--he just has to pull on a tiny metal pen sticking out of his neck.

By November 30, 2010


Friday Poll: What's the next big thing in bionics?

Recent bionic breakthroughs hint that we may be on the threshold of a new wave of bionic devices that will boost the quality of life for many people around the world. What would you most like to see next?

By December 4, 2009


iTunes glitch reveals 'American Idol' positions

You are not supposed to know how many downloads are scored by each of the Idol contestants. However, an iTunes glitch has revealed some surprising results.

By April 28, 2009