“Printing” Actual Human Organs

Well, a few weeks back I published an unbelievable post about a physician who developed the technology to spray a burn victim’s own skin’s stem cells on his burn that then heals in a matter of a few days.  Astounding and awesome. At TED2011, Anthony Atala demonstrated new advances in organ transplant technology by actually printing a kidney on the… Continue reading

Raising the Bar

I’ve groused before about my disdain for advertising being forced in my face: pop up ads on the internet, being forced to watch an ad before or during a video (YouTube, CNN online, and many others), unsolicited junk mail in my inbox and my mailbox, fliers left on my car or on the house door, billboards littering the streets, in… Continue reading

We Are All Cyborgs Now

TED has always provided an alternate view of the reflection the United States sees in the mirror when watching main stream media. Instead of the constant lunatic, doomsday rantings of a Glenn Beck*, the police blotter that CNN has become, the McNews of USAToday, and the general anesthetic quality of most TV programs, the smart and insightful people who present… Continue reading