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Top Tech 2013 Day 20: Artificial Organs

As our knowledge of the human body increases, so does our ability to heal it. But this doesn’t always mean using the body’s own regenerative mechanisms-sometimes it means replacing systems outright, as discussed in our article on neurocontrol. A great

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Top Tech 2013 Day 19: Spintronics

Spintronics is the usage of an electron’s spin instead of or in addition to the charge for devices-commonly computing purposes. A subset of this would be quantum computing, discussed previously this month. Spintronics is an exciting technology due to the

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Top Tech 2013 Day 18: 3D Printing Food

Among the applications of 3d printing, we at Prokalkeo have a favorite that is rarely discussed- 3d printing food! In many cases, the applications of 3d printing tend to be over-sold…while it does open a ton of new applications, there

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Top Tech Day 17: Medical Extrusion

Today’s top tech is a mix of different technologies bound by a common thought- medical extrusion and printing technologies applied to medical purposes. In some cases the extrusion/printing is the point of the advance, and in some cases it’s only

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Top Tech Day 16: Transcranial Stimulation

Transcranial stimulation is a technology that has been getting a lot of attention, but only in very scattered areas. At its most fundamental level, transcranial stimulation involves stimulating the brain in a targeted location for a desired affect. Very simple

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Top Tech 2013 Day 15: Head Mounted Displays (HMD)

A head mounted display, or HMD, is a device that a user wears on the head that displays information directly in front of the user’s eye. HMDs have been around in one form or another since the late 80s or

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Top Tech Day 14: Invisibility

Invisibility has been a fantastical dream for millenia, appearing in cultural myths and legends the world over. A supernatural power, invisibility is prized, conceptually, due to it being ‘perfect stealth’. However, it has never been in the realm of the

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Top Tech 2013 Day 13: Synthetic Meat

Today’s post was written by Jason Ganz, formerly of the Millenium Project. Jason Ganz is a highly capable emerging technology analyst and Prokalkeo is grateful for his perspective on Top Tech 2013. His twitter can be found @jasnonaz. ┬áThis August,

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Top Tech 2013 Day 12: Reusable Rockets

Reusable rockets are launch vehicles that are are able to perform multiple launches with minimal refurbishment. This can be contrasted with current expendable launch vehicles which are used for only one mission.This technology has the potential to greatly reduce the

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Top Tech 2013 Day 11: Programmable Matter

Programmable matter is just what it sounds like-matter that can be programmed or instructed to reconfigure itself into a variety of shapes and tools, depending on the needs of the user. The term was coined in the early 1990s to

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