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Contraceptive implants are nothing new, but the current generation of progestogen-releasing devices need to be replaced every three years and have to be removed if you want to try for a baby. That may change soon, however, now that the Gates Foundation is backing a Massachusetts biotech company to...

July 7th 2014 at 8:32am 0 Comments
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Thinking about injecting an identification chip in your pooch? If you live in the southern part of the UK, you won't have a choice. Come 2016, English and Welsh authorities will require all of the country's pups to have embedded microchips, so they can be returned to their owners if ever they run...

February 7th 2013 at 2:30am 0 Comments
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The ambitious folks at iFixit have looked inside Apple's A6 chip. The gang has teamed up with engineering and analysis firm Chipworks to accomplish the feat and play with some very cool toys. For instance, a bona fide ion blaster was used to remove individual layers from the chip itself. Also...

September 25th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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An "ingestible sensor" doesn't sound like the tastiest of snacks, but soon it might be just what the doctor ordered. A tiny microchip which activates upon contact with stomach acid has recently been given the green light by the US FDA. When the sensor is swallowed, an external patch picks up its s...

August 1st 2012 at 5:04pm 0 Comments
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Scientists have been experimenting with muscles and technology to solve both human and robotic mobility issues for years. Now it looks as though a team of researchers from University College London, Freiburg University, and the Tyndall Institute in Cork have made a significant leap forward for par...

November 25th 2010 at 2:15am 0 Comments
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Though we're guessing ink-jet cartridges are foremost on its mind, HP's new flexible circuits could make adaptable microchips possible at the consumer level, opening up whole new worlds of computer use and weird new hacker exploitations. Just like everything else new and hip these days, the new chip...

January 16th 2007 at 5:50pm 0 Comments
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Proving that Malaysian industrial complexes aren't the only venues where shoddy security can facilitate the theft of thousands of PC components, a pair of crooks in California turned a minor fender bender into a successful heist of some 100,000 microchips on Tuesday afternoon. Police suspect that th...

December 21st 2006 at 3:12pm 0 Comments