A small memory device implanted under human skin

In few years, people will be able to carry under their skin small electronic devices that will allow them to be identified, to share personal information or to shop without a credit card. Artist Anthony Antonellis wanted to test this technology and he has implanted a small NFC / RFID chip in his hand with …

Regenovo: the biomaterial 3D printer used to create living tissue

Printing weapons with a 3D printer is cool, but I assume we can find other purposes for that device that could really help the humanity. Instead of using 3D printing for war, why not use it for prolonging human life? A team of scientists from Chinese University of Hangzhou Dianzi have done exactly that, using …

The Human Brain versus one of the fastest computers in the world. Which one is smarter?

Ever since Asimov wrote about artificial brains, men of science are trying really hard to replicate our most important organ: the brain. Although many experiments were conducted over the years, the human brain remains the most complex and powerful “computer” on the planet. According to news.cnet.com, the 4th fastest supercomputer in the world needed around …

What Is Biomedical Engineering? The Saltzman presentation

The pace of technological progress has been very slow for most of human history. In the past, a person could have lived a lifetime without witnessing any significant changes in terms of tech advancement. Men of those times used surreal explanations for everyday natural phenomena encountered in their daily life, they lived in a realm …

The harmful effects of TV and computer on the child’s brain and body

American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under 2 years of age should not be allowed to watch any kind of television. After this age, from age 2 to age 6, the child can have access to a computer or a TV, but this activity should be limited to a maximum of 1-2 hours per …