Category Hardware

Synthetic Biology and Material Science Technologies Bridging into the Next Generation

I have decided to take a brief moratorium from the Obama Care saga and  direct my attention to some interesting avant-garde technologies that are looming on the horizon. In an exercise of opening our minds to new possibilities, an article entitled, Forget Devices; the Future of Technology is Seeded in Biology (Rigg, 2013) became the focus of a recent class […]

Bionic Man Hollywood Hype? Or New Millenium Technology?

As I was about to post this blog, I received an email from one of my classmates announcing their newest post entitled Sci-fi is Here in a Living Robot. Could Robot Soldiers Be Next?.  As this is a “hot new topic”, I decided that my best course of action would be share this blog which […]

Avant-Garde Mind Control—Miracle or Unethical Infiltration of Personal Privacy?

In keeping with the theme of  last week’s blog on new and innovative high tech platforms, I came across an article entitled Darth Vader eat your heart out: Researcher Controls a Colleague’s Hand by  Channelling His Brain Signals Through the INTERNET written by Ellie Zolfagharifard (2013), which certainly highlights the sci-fi techno-fantasy of potentially finding cures to some of the […]

3D Bioprinting — Is It Avante Guard Star Wars Technology, or Another Way to Transform Into Super-Beings?

Remember when Luke Skywalker lost his right hand when battling Darth Vader in Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), or more importantly the part in the film where he walks out of the infirmary with a brand new hand in no-time flat? As I was trying to quench my thirst for academic nirvana, I came across several articles about 3D bioprinting and […]

Is It Easier for Hackers to Invade the Privacy of One’s Home Without Being Caught?

As I was researching for my presentation on privacy issues, I came across an interesting article entitled, How the FBI Found Miss Teen USA’s Webcam Spy (Anderson, 2013). Espionage tactics are infiltrating the everyday lives of so many, that even the most unsuspecting, vulnerable victims fall prey to the voracious appetites of cyber-stalking peeping-toms. I for […]