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 wo...

December 15, 2015

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...

November 09, 2015

Dreaming of Electric Brains

Grab your tools, everyone. We might be on our way to building an android brain!Scientists at the Royal Melbourne Instit...

October 05, 2015

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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 do if we never achie...

September 21, 2015

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 ...

August 31, 2015

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 officer, one Dr. Katherine Pulaski, has been telling him repeatedly that his artificial heart needs ...

August 17, 2015

Treknosis: Computer, Run Program

So here's the situation: you've got a medical emergency, but for some reason sickbay is out of bounds — maybe the turbolifts and transporters are down, or a quarantine is in effect, or the enti...

August 03, 2015

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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...

July 20, 2015

Final Frontier Medical Devices

Somewhere in Philadelphia, there's a house full of tricorders. Literally. The living room, the dining room, even the ki...

July 06, 2015