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2012 Big Tech Events Calendar

December 11, 2011

  There’s an overstuffed techno-nerd gift box of don’t-miss conferences and trade shows coming around the bend, along with some early bird discounts if you act soon. If I’ve missed any good ones (and I’m sure I have), please pass them along and I’ll update the list. I expect to attend most if not all […]

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Medtech startups hear dour diagnosis

December 10, 2011

Medtech startups hear dour diagnosis - by Rick Merritt, EETimes Here’s another angle on the BIOMEDevice Conference that I wrote about a few days ago, which expands on the points about regulation and VC investment trends. – Ken

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Yoav Medan: Ultrasound surgery — healing without cuts – YouTube

December 8, 2011

  “Damn it Jim, I’m a doctor, not a butcher!” – Dr. McCoy of Star Trek  This new TEDtalk video demonstrates stunning abilities to heal with high-power focused ultrasound, in conjunction with high-accuracy 3D real-time feedback from MRI. Since a side-effect of the MR technique is a sensitivity to tissue temperature, the ultrasound beam can […]

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“Ten Rules for Maker Businesses” by Wired’s Chris Anderson

December 8, 2011

“Ten Rules for Maker Businesses” by Wired’s Chris Anderson — from Ponoko Blog Sage advice for future endeavors…

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Next-generation electronic printing technologies

December 8, 2011

New techniques for printing antennae, memory chips, transistors, even solar cells – from Ponoko Blog  

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Amazing Stereo Tricks for Next-Gen Tablets And Cellphones

December 8, 2011

Amazing Stereo Tricks for Next-Gen Tablets And Cellphones - by Don Tuite, Electronic Design. Here’s a clever application of psychoacoustics.  This application-specific DSP chip is configured to your particular speaker enclosure dimensions by straightforward PC-based software, thus automagically producing stunning high-definition audio from crummy little mobile device speakers. For more information on the LM4901, here’s the TI […]

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BIOMEDevice San Jose 2011 – Trip Report

December 8, 2011

- by Ken McGary, KSF Labs New international safety standards for medical equipment are on the way, namely revised IEC 60601 software validation and testing requirements, so Tuesday and Wednesday I attended the BIOMEDevice San Jose conference to get up to speed. Here’s a good background article on the new rules, which extend the concept […]

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The Importance of Mind-Wandering | Wired Science | Wired.com

December 5, 2011

The Importance of Mind-Wandering | Wired Science | Wired.com. More important than even I would have imagined in my wildest daydreams…

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Robot Domination – Look At The Making of a Memory Card | Singularity Hub

December 2, 2011

Robot Domination – Look At The Making of a Memory Card | Singularity Hub.

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The evolution of deceit – Neuroscience – Salon.com

December 2, 2011

The evolution of deceit – Neuroscience – Salon.com.

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