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An Ode to Star Trek's Biobed

Gather round, everybody, and let's hear it for that unsung hero of Starfleet medicine, the workhorse... of Starfleet medical technology, the tricorder's big brother: the biobed.The biobed is the last wor...

TREKNOSIS: Tricking the Mind's Eye

It's stardate 44885.5, and Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge is about to have the worst road trip of his... life. While on the ...

Dreaming of Electric Brains

Grab your tools, everyone. We might be on our way to building an android brain!Scientists at the Roy...al Melbourne Institu...
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XPRIZE Blog: Hold That Thought... Forever?

Friends, if we're going to explore space, we need to talk for a moment about what we might have to d...o if we never achiev...

Cloud DX's Tricorder Vision

Five years ago, Dr. Sonny Kohli found himself in the dust of post-earthquake Haiti with a couple of ...engineers cobbling t...

Get a Heart, Hold the Pulse

It's stardate 42779.1 and Captain Jean-Luc Picard is not in a great mood: his ship's chief medical o...fficer, one Dr. Katherine Pulaski, has been telling him repeatedly that his artificial heart needs t...

Treknosis: Computer, Run Program

So here's the situation: you've got a medical emergency, but for some reason sickbay is out of bound...s — maybe the turbolifts and transporters are down, or a quarantine is in effect, or the entire medi...
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Robot Caretakers? What Could Go Wrong?

Caretaker robots are coming. It may not be right away, but a future where we live with a robot that ...helps us get up off ...

Final Frontier Medical Devices

Somewhere in Philadelphia, there's a house full of tricorders. Literally. The living room, the dinin...g room, even the kit...

Only the Strong Survive

"THE WEAK WILL PERISH."If you're looking for an intimidating racial ethos, Species 8472's is a doozy... — the only one in t...