An Italian neurosurgeon believes doctors now have the technical means to transplant human heads. The procedure, which has previously been performed on monkeys, could be used to replace one human head with another due to recent advancements in cell and nerve research that make it possible to reconnect spinal cords.
A new resin material that can be molded into complex, highly conductive 3D structures with features just a few microns across has been developed by Tokyo Institute of Technology. Combined with state-of-the-art micro-sculpting techniques, the new resin holds promise for making customized electrodes for fuel cells or batteries, or biosensor interfaces for medical uses.
Technology forecaster Michael Mace uses his deep experience in product and business strategy in the new business strategy e-book titled "Map the Future". At a recent talk at Google, Mace showed how different company attitudes towards the future impacts the effectiveness of the strategies they create and follow.
Microsoft illustrates where computers are headed and what they'll look like in our life times... I get chills every time I watch something like this. The opportunity! The potential! It's so big, so beautiful, that I understand the wonder that my parents' generation felt watching us fly to space for the first time. #futuretech
Scientists have discovered a way to create a highly sensitive chemical sensor based on the crystalline flaws in graphene sheets. The imperfections have unique electronic properties that the researchers were able to exploit to increase sensitivity to absorbed gas molecules by 300 times.