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scienceyoucanlove:

These condoms include Vivagel, a new antiviral compound that disables 99.9% of HIV, herpes, and other sexually transmitted viruses:http://bit.ly/1ne3B9V
from Science Alert

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Additional, slightly more detailed, article (x). It uses nanotech!

nanodash:

scienceyoucanlove:

These condoms include Vivagel, a new antiviral compound that disables 99.9% of HIV, herpes, and other sexually transmitted viruses:http://bit.ly/1ne3B9V

from Science Alert

Discuss.

Additional, slightly more detailed, article (x). It uses nanotech!

kqedscience:

MIT Finger Device Reads to the Blind in Real Time
“Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.
The so-called FingerReader, a prototype produced by a 3-D printer, fits like a ring on the user’s finger, equipped with a small camera that scans text. A synthesized voice reads words aloud, quickly translating books, restaurant menus and other needed materials for daily living, especially away from home or office.”
Read more from Boston.com.

kqedscience:

MIT Finger Device Reads to the Blind in Real Time

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.

The so-called FingerReader, a prototype produced by a 3-D printer, fits like a ring on the user’s finger, equipped with a small camera that scans text. A synthesized voice reads words aloud, quickly translating books, restaurant menus and other needed materials for daily living, especially away from home or office.”

Read more from Boston.com.

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

- Albert Einstein (via alberteinsteinquotes)

Hi! I'm so glad that a useful biomed blog exists at last! I don't know if you know or anyone who knows, but I just had one question. I'm graduating with my BS/MS in biomed this coming spring and I'm just wondering when the best time to start applying for jobs would be. I'd really appreciate any type of input, thanks!

Thank you!
I would definitely get an early start but I’m not sure of an exact time. Any of my followers care to give advice? I am still a junior so I might not be the best person to answer.

Just thought I'd share my experience for those unsure. I am majoring in mechanical engineering in the fall, but I ultimately want to pursue biomedical for a masters degree. I ultimately want to focus on 3D printing and engineering stem cells to grow organs for people who need them (veterans, victims of terrorism, organ failure, etc.). I toured several companies and asked them about biomed, but all of the engineers said to major in a general engineering field first (to avoid unemployment)

Here everyone!

I am in a similar situation. I major in electrical with an emphasis in biomedical.

hello i need to make a final yr project What do you suggesst is an amazing topic but easy to make too?

Oh man I am in the same boat and have no real advice to give. Any suggestions followers?

nbcnews:

Cyborgs Among Us: Human ‘biohackers’ embed metals in body
(Photo courtesy of Dangerous Things)
Biohacking is a niche community at the literal bleeding edge of body modification, where man and machine become one.
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nbcnews:

Cyborgs Among Us: Human ‘biohackers’ embed metals in body

(Photo courtesy of Dangerous Things)

Biohacking is a niche community at the literal bleeding edge of body modification, where man and machine become one.

Continue reading

(Source: NBCNews.com)

zerostatereflex:

Tangible Media

MIT’s Tangible Media is coming along nicely,

"Almost like a table of living clay, the inFORM is a surface that three-dimensionally changes shape, allowing users to not only interact with digital content in meatspace, but even hold hands with a person hundreds of miles away. And that’s only the beginning."

What type of job do you wish to get with biomedical engineering?

Oh gosh I don’t have specifics at this point. I’m open to any promising opportunity. Anyone who will hire me!

Jul 6

txchnologist:

Silicon Origami Folds From Flat To 3-D With A Drop Of Water

Scientists in the Netherlands have created flat shapes that open and close with a droplet of water into tiny cubes, pyramids and other three-dimensional structures.

With more research, the self-assembling, silicon-based shapes could lead to microscopic packages of drugs that release their therapeutic cargo directly where it is needed. The 3-D structures, about the size of a sand grain, could also open and close at specific locations, allowing for noninvasive microbiopsies from deep within the body.

"Possible shapes are in principle limitless as long as they can first be made on a flat surface," said University of Twente graduate student Antoine Legrain.

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