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Google is thinking about using drones to delivery emergency medical help

The patent, first spotted by Quartz's Mike Murphy, outlines a system where drones would bring medical aid to people in distress. That means if you're in a dire situation and 911 simply isn't going to cut it, or you need supplies before an ambulance can get there, a drone could come save the day.<p>The …

This 3D Printed Flower Responds To Its Environment

It's alive! (But not really)<p>With the help of a special ink, researchers have created 3D printed flowers that change shape when they're immersed in water, mimicking a plant's ability to respond to its environment.<p>They call the method 4D printing, due to the addition of the fourth dimension of time. …

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Alzheimer’s disease could be transmitted through some medical procedures

The human body is a weird wonder. Despite centuries of study, we are still discovering completely new phenomena. The most recent addition is the evidence that neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s—considered mostly diseases of aging—could be passed on from one person to another through …

Under the skin: Incredible images reveal complexity of human body

Images showing the complexity of the human body have been released as part of an exhibition showing cutting edge imaging techniques. The University …

Four Things That Will Change Healthcare As We Know It

Imagine knowing years in advance whether or not you’ll get cancer and treating it now instead of when the disease appears. What if a doctor could call you hours before suffering a heart attack to tell you to get to the hospital? This may sound like something out of a science fiction novel today, …

Digital Health

7 More Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well | Inc.com

Sometimes you sit down to a difficult task and find yourself flying through it, solving problems with aplomb, and coming up with new and creative approaches. Other times, you can’t seem to get off square one. You can’t find any solutions to problems. Getting anything done is an impossible chore.<p>If …

Scientists create contact lens that magnifies at blink of an eye

A contact lens that magnifies objects at the wink of an eye has been created by scientists to help people with impaired vision.<p>The lens contains an extremely thin telescope that is switched on when the wearer winks their right eye and returns to normal when they wink their left eye.<p>Eric Tremblay, a …

Contact Lenses

Could A New Injectable Gel Save Lives On The Battlefield?

"There's always room for injectable hydrogel!"<p>Blood, as the vital and life-sustaining passageway through the body, has a strong incentive to flow as easily as possible -- in all cases except that of injury. With a cut or larger bleeding injury, platelets rush to the opening, part of the body’s …

Slippery When Coated: Helping Medical Devices Prevent Blood Clots

A carnivorous plant has inspired an invention that may turn out to be a medical lifesaver.<p>Nepenthes, also known as tropical pitcher plants or monkey cups, produce a superslippery surface that causes unfortunate insects that climb into the plant to slide to their doom.<p>Scientists at Harvard's Wyss …

14 Unbelievable Facts About The Human Eye

My EYES. H/t this fascinating Quora thread.

Seeking more sales, HTC reportedly plans a GoPro camera competitor

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Although it has shown glimmers of hope, HTC is still struggling to keep up with the smartphone sales of its peers. Perhaps …

Can We Hack Our Vision To See Infrared With The Naked Eye?

A team of biohackers is attempting to modify the human sensory spectrum.<p>“Can you imagine a color you’ve never seen?” Jeffrey Tibbetts asks, looking directly into the Skype camera. We would like to think that we can, of course, that our imaginations are limitless. But the answer, no matter how much …

A $1 Microscope Folds From Paper With A Drop Of Glue

We have pocket watches, pocket cameras and now — with smartphones — pocket computers.<p>So why shouldn't doctors and scientists around the world have pocket microscopes?<p>Bioengineer Manu Prakash and his team at Stanford University have designed a light microscope that not only fits in your pocket but …

A Prosthetic Leg That Plugs Directly Into The Skeleton

Flesh and titanium merge via a design inspired by deer antlers.<p>There are a lot of fancy, high-tech prosthetics out there. Some can read electrical signals from the nerves and muscles of the remaining tissue, while others even interface with the brain to read a person’s intentions when she, say, …

Beautiful Hybrid Creatures Combine Organisms and Machines

Artist Gaby Wormann reimagines living organisms as if they were combined with machines. Using the bodies of tarantulas, crabs, winged insects, and more, she adds gears, springs, and other mechanics to their fragile forms. The incredible works are intricately constructed and beautifully fuse organic …

40 Powerful Portraits you will probably never forget

Faces, strong emotions with stark stories. A Portrait should more or less convey the character and mood of the person and a good portrait will always …

A BTS Look at the Russian Daredevils Who Take Selfies While Dangling Off Buildings

When Kirill Oreshkin first started capturing photographs from the tops of the tallest buildings in Russia, he was afraid of heights. As the video …