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Michael Macher

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Revolutionary Robot Prosthesis A Gamechanger For Amputees (VIDEO)

(3) Comments | Posted April 7, 2010 | 3:36 PM

"You're nuts."

That's what inventor and self-taught physicist Dean Kamen told the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) when they asked him to develop a fully brain-controlled arm prosthesis in just two years.

Today, Kamen and his team of engineers lay claim to one of the...

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TED Talks: Anne Wojcicki Of 23AndMe Discusses Consumer Genomics (VIDEO)

(8) Comments | Posted April 5, 2010 | 2:19 PM

Here's a question: If you could find out whether you were genetically predisposed to a life-altering disease like Alzheimer's or breast cancer, would you want to know?

The mere thought is enough to terrify some. Yet this is precisely the type of question Anne Wojcicki's innovative start-up 23andMe...

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Room To Grow Revolutionizes Child Care Philanthropy

(1) Comments | Posted December 10, 2009 | 5:41 PM

While America's fast-diminishing middle class struggles to adjust to the myriad inconveniences of a shifting economic reality, low-income families continue to wage their own long-fought battle: that of providing their newborn children with basic medical care.

Forced to contend with both the economic downturn as well as a failing...

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