Brent Holmes

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How slime mold can design transportation networks and maybe even transform computing

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Andy Adamtzky<p>The yellow blobs of slime mold normally grow in dark forests, not on computer chips or on gelatinous …

One Of America’s Largest Hospitals Brings Google Glass Into The ER

Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center, one of America’s largest hospitals, is testing Google Glass in their ER so doctors don’t have to break eye contact with patients while treating them.<p>Patients at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center (BIDMC) might notice something different if …

The rise of the e-cigarette

As the debate over the safety of e-cigarettes continues to rage, what are the implications for the industry, asks Kevin Hughes<p>Debating the safety and effectiveness of electronic cigarettes is not a debate confined just to the UK. In the USA, the number of cities banning the use of e-cigarettes, …

The Microscopic Future of Surgical Robotics

Chances are, you aren’t, and never will be, an astronaut. So the recent revelation that NASA is funding the development of a somewhat gruesome-sounding surgical bot—a fist-size contraption that would enter a patient’s gas-engorged abdomen to staunch bleeding or remove a ruptured appendix—isn’t …

Medical Technology

Scientists’ depressing new discovery about the brain

Forget the dream that education, scientific evidence or reason can help people make good decisions<p>Yale law school professor Dan Kahan’s new research paper is called “Motivated Numeracy and Enlightened Self-Government,” but for me a better title is the headline on science writer Chris Mooney’s piece …

10 Mind-Bending Implications of the Many Worlds Theory

In quantum physics—the scientific study of the nature of physical reality—there is plenty of room for interpretation within the realm of what is …

When silicon leaves the valley

THE computer industry is built on sand. For sand contains silicon, and silicon is an excellent material for building transistors, the tiny electrical …