Desmond Daley

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4 Things Doctors And Hospitals Can Learn From Zappos

Extreme customer service—delivering happiness— is what Zappos is all about and what should be the foundation of health care delivery. While I’m not …

holoportation: virtual 3D teleportation in real-time (Microsoft Research)

Teleportation

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

The mobile revolution is over. Get ready for the next big thing: Robots

What's next? Robots.<p>But not the way you think.<p>The robot revolution won't be characterized by white plastic desk lamps following you around asking questions in a creepy little-girl voice, like I saw at last week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. That might be a part of it, but a small …

Meet the electric bus that could push every other polluting bus off the road

<i>By Adele Peters</i><p><i>This article originally appeared on Fast Company and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>Electric cars might be sexier. But Ryan Popple, who was an early employee at Tesla, is now convinced that electric buses are more interesting.<p>10<p>Proterra, the startup Popple runs, designed a sleek new …

Transportation

$2 billion startup GitHub's next mission: Turn you into a programmer

To date, GitHub has racked up 11 million registered users, over 36 million unique visitors every month, $350 million in venture funding, and a $2 billion valuation.<p>With over 21.1 million code "repositories" at last count, GitHub hosts more software source code than any other single service in the …

Circle Medical Brings A Full Service Medical Practice To You

Circle Medical, launching from this summer’s Y Combinator batch, is a full service medical practice that will come to you.<p>While other doctor-on-demand startups have existed for a while, Circle Medical’s goal is to provide a service that can used as a regular part of your life, not just in …

These essential but astronomically expensive drugs are a perfect example of our broken healthcare system

All this happens because the immune system turns on the body's own cells and damages the nervous system.<p>There's no cure for MS, but since 1993, 12 therapies to make the disease less severe have become available. That's great news for people with MS, but not unequivocally.<p><b>MS is one of the US' most</b> …

Using intentions to control a robotic prosthetic

Researchers around the globe have been attempting to create a mind-controlled prosthetic which would allow people with paralysis or amputations to control the movements of a robotic limb. One method of achieving this involves a neural implant attached to the part of the brain that controls …

Unorthodox Sprite drone tolerates abuse and actually flies

When you picture a consumer drone, something bulky with four or six props <i>à la</i> DJI probably pops to mind. But the folks behind a new model on Kickstarter think that such UAVs have two big problems -- namely, they're hard to carry and break easily if you mess up. They built The Sprite to overcome …

Make it so!: NASA engineers say they successfully tested a real 'warp drive'

NASA has successfully tested a type of drive that could eventually take the concept of “warp drive” from science-fiction to reality, <i>CNET</i> reported.<p>The …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Filmmakers hack drone to carry 1,000 fps 4K camera

There are 4K cameras and drones, and then there's the Phantom Flex4K and the Aerigon drone --products that top the bad-assery charts in both categories. Drone cinematography outfit Brain Farm decided to pair them up, resulting in a video exactly as impressive as you'd expect. The company (which has …

Drones

Why Not Google Map Your Body?

Researchers have used Google Maps tech to create zoomable “maps” of the human body.<p>No, you won’t need Dennis Quaid to travel to the Innerspace of your body–just a little Google Maps know-how. Researchers at the University of South Wales, borrowing the algorithms Google Maps uses to make sense of …

IndieBio Will Accelerate Synthetic Biology To Tech Startup Speed

Can biology move at “internet speed”? Is there a Moore’s Law for cells? What about the problems that cannot be solved by information technology alone? IndieBio, a new biotech accelerator based in both San Francisco and Cork, Ireland, is proposing to answer these questions and more.<p>“What a lot of …

Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …

SpaceX

30 Under 30: The Entrepreneurs Making Healthcare Digital

Our annual list of the best-and-brightest in healthcare and science was so dense that we decided it was time for a spin-out.<p>This year there are two lists: this one, for entrepreneurs who are changing the healthcare space, and a second for pure scientists, which you can find here.<p>The 30 Under 30 in …

Entrepreneurship

See The Most Sophisticated Mind-Controlled Robot Arm Yet

A 55-year-old study volunteer tests a robot arm with new finger movements she can control with her thoughts<p>In 2012, 53-year-old Jan Scheuermann demonstrated for researchers that she could move around blocks, dowels, a ball, and even a bar of chocolate. She did it all with a robotic arm she …

This 3D printed plastic dress flows like fabric

Gallery: This 3D printed plastic dress flows like fabric<p>Gallery: This 3D printed plastic dress flows like fabric<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>The design studio Nervous …

Top Ten Healthcare Quotes For 2014

As in years past, here are ten quotes that seemed tailor made for a year-end list.<p>1) <i>Cancer is really a slew of rare diseases. Lung cancer has 700 sub-types, breast cancer has 30,000 mutations which means that every cancer in its own right is a rare disease. Sharing data globally in this context is</i> …

Tech Trends Shaping The Future Of Medicine, Part 1

Enormous technological changes in medicine and healthcare are heading our way. These trends have a variety of stakeholders: patients, medical professionals, researchers, medical students, and consumers. They are important because of the impact they will likely have on all of us at one time or …

Is The Human Species Still Evolving?

Bill Nye The Science Guy speculates on the future of mankind<p>Is there a <i>Homo superius</i> just around the next corner, waiting to take our place? Let’s think about what it would take: If we were to give rise to a new species, something would have to happen to us to create a bottleneck or isolated place …

Cancer-Detecting Nanoparticles Are Safe For Humans, Study Finds

During a successful first clinical trial, nanoparticles illuminated cancer cells and then safely exited the body.<p>Earlier this week, Google unveiled its next moonshot project: to use nanoparticles to detect cancer. Though the search giant’s experimental wing, Google X, loves tackling the seemingly …

What can be said about the Generation Y physician?

156 Shares<p>Tech-savvy. Attention-craving. Lazy, good-for-nothings.<p>These are a few of the many traits that have been commonly bestowed upon those born …

Salesforce.com Will Soon Reveal Its Next $1 Billion Initiative: Healthcare

The Benioffs have been working with the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) on building this hospital since 2010.<p>It turns out that all that exposure to the way hospitals do business has given Benioff ideas.<p>His company is set to announce in November a new initiative to sell cloud …

Now You Can 3D Print Your Own Car for $20,000

Welp, it looks like the world of 3D printing has spread even wider than we could have imagined. Because now you can literally order a car on demand and have it printed to your exact specifications. Local Motors, based in Phoenix, AZ, is announcing its newest vehicle called the Strati — the first 3D …

Synthetic biology on ordinary paper, results off the page

New achievements in synthetic biology announced today by researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, which will allow …