Showing posts from April, 2009

Special Offers: LifeSource Blood Pressure Monitor with AccuFit Extra Large Cuff

The UA-789 is a home blood pressure monitor that accommodates consumers with larger sized arms. The cuff is coupled with a high speed motor for a fast and comfortable reading. It is also equipped with Irregular Heartbeat Detection, which provides blood pressure and pulse rate measurements even when an Irregular Heartbeat occurs, and HeartWise Technology which measures blood pressure on inflation while filtering out ambient noise on deflation. With an extra display, large buttons for easy operation and AC Power Adapter, this monitor offers speed, reliability and convenience to an untapped market segment. All this for $87.99 (You Save $81.96)

"I bought this product after a good amount of research among leading manufacturers of home blood pressure monitors including Omron and Microlife. I also currently own an Omrom and wasn't particularly impressed with the accuracy of the readings.

The BHS (British Hypertensive Society) publishes ratings and I carefully evaluated the ones that r…

AMD Phenom II Overclocked to 6.5GHz with liquid helium

In the the Nevada desert outside of Las Vegas during CES 2009, overclockers Sampsa & SF3D from Team Finland and Pete Hardman and Sami Makinen from AMD, use a combination of liquid nitrogen and liquid helium to reach CPU tempertures of -232 degrees Celsius in order to attain CPU clock speeds of 6.5GHz and smashing the world record for 3DMarks with 45,474 3DMarks in a test.

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Robot controlled by human thought

Honda has recently developed new interface technology that allows humans to control the Asimo humanoid robot simply by thoughts. The interface is called BMI (brain-machine int.) and was developed along with Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR) and Shimadzu Corporation. It consists of a sensor-laden helmet that measures the user’s brain activity and a computer that analyzes the thought patterns and relays them as wireless commands to the robot.

When the user thinks about moving his or her right hand, the pre-programmed Asimo responds several seconds later by raising its right arm. Likewise, Asimo lifts its left arm when the person thinks about moving their left hand, it begins to walk when the person thinks about moving their legs, and it holds its hand up in front of its mouth when the person thinks about moving their tongue.

The high-precision BMI technology relies on three different types of brain activity measurements:

- EEG (electroencephalography) se…

Atheist Now Accepts Intelligent Design

The bacterial flagellum is a molecular-scale mechanical rotary motor. No human nanotechnology can yet match its exquisite precision. Now some scientists are beginning to have doubts about the theory of evolution and embrace a new theory that an intelligent being must be designing all the biological forms of planet Earth.

Alternative thinking from the video by Potholer. What do you think, science or bogus?

Women beaten for not paying for medical marijuana

WOONSOCKET, R.I.— A handicapped woman who is permitted to possess medical marijuana was allegedly beaten by her supplier.Woonsocket Police tell NBC 10 News that Vanessa A. Armstrong, 22, of Diamond Hill Road, allegedly beat a 22-year-old neighbor for failing to pay for her supply of medical marrijana.Police say Armstrong was arrested Thursday night and charged with one count of assaulted after the victim called police to alert them of the assualt.According to police Armstrong also made the victim sign a note to pay the delinquent bill. Armstrong will be in court on a later date.

One speck of blood or tissue may be enough to diagnose cancer

A simple drop of blood or speck of tissue will be all that takes in order to diagnose cancers and assess their response to treatment, research suggests.

Researchers at Stanford University, California, have developed a machine that separates cancer-associated proteins by means of their electric charge, which varies according to modifications on the protein’s surface.

This new technology can be the end of classic surgical biopsy. The new method allows cancer proteins to be analysed in tiny samples

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Zune HD !? YES!

There were a lot of discussions on the internet lately about the new Zunet. It seems that the device in the following images is a new Zune on its way to market.

Progression of information technology

The world of technology is changing at amazing speed. The following video will show you the progression of information technology, researched by Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod, and Jeff Bronman, remixed

Rapid Cell Regeneration

"CBS-Cutting Edge" explores the possibilities of stem-cell therapy to grow new organs, etc. Very interesting video about the possibility of rapid cell regeneration and, in theory, growing of organs for transplants using (stem) cells from your body. Original vid

This can be a massive medical breakthrough