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Boffins Get Their Circuits in a Twist

March 29, 2004

A Baltimore research team has developed a technique for building electrical circuitry that can bend and stretch like rubber. The new technology could be used to make artificial nerves, attach flexible electrodes to a beating heart, or make rubbery needles that would be safer and more reliable in the treatment of Parkinson disease, in which doctors insert probes into the sufferer’s brain.

Boffins develop ‘sociable’ robots

May 22, 2002

Irish scientists developing robots that are friendly and sociable so that people will be able to relate to them more naturally.

The first prototype, Anthropos, has cameras for eyes, a speaker as a mouth, voice recognition, and motors that control how it moves.

Boeing working on Fuel Cell Airplane

March 29, 2007

Boeing researchers and industry partners throughout Europe are planning to conduct experimental flight tests this year of a manned airplane powered only by a fuel cell and lightweight batteries.

Boeing missile zaps electronic devices in first test flight

October 29, 2012


A recent weapons flight test in the Utah desert may change future warfare after the missile successfully defeated electronic targets with little to no collateral damage.

Boeing and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Directed Energy Directorate at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., successfully tested the Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP) during a flight over the Utah Test and Training Range.… read more

Boeing Aims to Fly Passengers to Space on New Capsule

September 16, 2010

Boeing's CST-100 capsule design can carry a crew of seven and is designed to support the International Space Station and the Bigelow Aerospace Orbital Space Complex. (Boeing)

Boeing has teamed up with Space Adventures, a private spaceflight marketing firm, to sell passenger seats for future flights of its new Boeing Crew Space Transportation-100 spacecraft.

The spacecraft is currently being designed to travel to the International Space Station as well as other future private space stations. The capsule is designed to launch atop an expendable rocket. The first test flights of the new CST-100 space capsule… read more

‘BodyShock The Future’ contest seeks innovative ways to improve health

July 23, 2010

The Institute for the Future (IFTF) has launched a new contest called BodyShock The Future to develop innovative ways to improve individual and collective health over the next 3-10 years by transforming our bodies and lifestyles.

IFTF is looking for visual ideas — video or graphical entries illustrating new ideas, designs, products, technologies, and concepts. Entries will be accepted from people around theread more

Body’s natural painkillers may block phobias

May 21, 2008

Researchers at Hamburg-Eppendorf have found that natural opioids in the body reduce “conditioned fear” caused by fearful stimuli.

Volunteers inside an MRI scanner watched symbols on a screen. One symbol was sometimes followed by a painful application of heat, and the other symbol was innocuous.

Half the volunteers had naloxone, which blocks the effects of opioids. Their fear response–the amygdala’s activation, visible in the MRI scan–didn’t change over… read more

Body-hack app shortcuts jet-lag recovery

April 14, 2014

Entrain iOS app

A new jet-lag mobile app called Entrain released by University of Michigan mathematicians reveals previously unknown shortcuts that can help travelers entrain (synchronize) their circadian rhythms to new time zones as efficiently as possible.

Entrain is built around the premise that light, particularly from the sun and in wavelengths that appear to our eyes as the color blue, is the strongest signal to regulate circadian… read more

Body shop

February 27, 2007

Bionic hands, arms, legs and feet currently under development will restore mobility and independence to people with lost limbs.

Body Sensing Comes to Smartphones

October 12, 2010

BodyMedia FIT (BodyMedia)

BodyMedia has announced that its armband sensors will be able to communicate with smartphones, and wirelessly, using Bluetooth. Its health sensors will be one of the first devices, other than ear buds, that link to smartphones with Bluetooth short-range communications.

It opens the door to allowing a person to monitor a collection of the 9,000 variables — physical activity, calories burned, body heat, sleep efficiency and others… read more

Body Posture Affects Confidence In Your Own Thoughts, Study Finds

October 6, 2009

Ohio State University researchers have found that people who were told to sit up straight were more likely to believe thoughts they wrote down while in that posture concerning whether they were qualified for a job, while those who were slumped over their desks were less likely to accept these written-down feelings about their own qualifications.

Body organs can send status updates to your cellphone

October 8, 2010

Imec Netherlands has demonstrated a new type of wireless body area network (BAN). The Human++ BAN platform converts Imec’s ultra-low-power electrocardiogram sensors into wireless nodes in a short-range network, transmitting physiological data to a hub — the patient’s cellphone.

From there, the readings can be forwarded to doctors via a Wi-Fi or 3G connection. They can also be displayed on the phone or sound an alarm when things are… read more

Body movement to create music

July 13, 2004

Scientists are developing ways of capturing human movement in three dimensions which would allow music to be created or web pages browsed with the gesture of an arm.

The system captures 3D movements using infrared light projected onto tiny reflective balls attached to clothing and monitored by 12 cameras.

The computer tracks the changing positions of the balls and turns different gestures into instructions for music software.

Body May Reject Transplanted Human Embryonic Stem Cells

August 20, 2008

Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine found that mice mounted an immune response after being injected with human embryonic stem cells (hESCs).

The result: all the transplanted stem cells — which hold the promise of maturing into several different types of tissue — were dead within a week.

Body maps, plasticity, and neurological disorders

Salk findings on brain development may shed light on neurological disorders such as autism
July 25, 2013


Salk Institute researchers have demonstrated that altering the functional architecture of the brain’s cortex is possible, and that this alteration produces significant changes in parts of the brain that connect with the cortex and define its functional properties.

Dennis O’Leary, holder of the Vincent J. Coates Chair of Molecular Neurobiology at Salk, was the first scientist to show that the basic functional architecture of the… read more

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