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Opening minds

IN today's hyper-wired world, it has become imperative to recognise the fundamental ­qualities that connect us as human beings.


Teeth of truth: researchers study mouth-mounted health sensor

Researchers have developed a mouth-worn sensor that can detect if a patent has been drinking, smoking or coughing.


TEDxKL 2013: 3D printing for the masses

MakiBox 3D's Jonathan Buford will be giving a talk on making the low-cost 3D printer at TEDxKL 2013.


Intel prepares ultra-small chips for Dick Tracy-style gadgets

Intel is working on a new line of ultra-small and ultra-low-power microchips for wearable devices like smartwatches and bracelets, a bid by the company to make sure it will be at the crest of the next big technology wave after arriving late to the smartphone and tablet revolution.


Intel creates new business division for connected gadgets

Intel Corp has set up a business division aimed at making money out of a new technology wave that can link up a host of electronic devices.


Doctors use 3D printing to visualise surgeries

Printing 3D models of body parts is helping doctors get a better grip on surgical procedures.


Insight: Apple on medical tech hiring spree, a possible hint of iWatch plans

Apple Inc is building a team of senior medical technology executives, raising hackles in the biotechnology community and offering a hint of what the iPhone maker may be planning for its widely expected iWatch and other wearable technology.


Medical advances turn science fiction into science fact

Exoskeletons helping the paralysed to walk, tiny maggot-inspired devices gnawing at brain tumours, machines working tirelessly as hospital helpers: in many respects, the future of medicine is already here.


Imaging pen could reduce unnecessary biopsies

Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering have developed a probe that encompasses three different light wave methods for assessing skin and detecting cancer.


Obesity research takes high-tech twist at Florida school

Freshmen at Florida's Lakewood High School lined up against gold and black gymnasium mats on Friday to have their height and weight measured, an assessment to launch a novel study on fighting teenage obesity with trendy new technology.